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What's New at CQ 6/27/23


Dear Friends,


Get ready for it... we're having a WEEK LONG SALE in celebration of Independence Day! ALL HOLIDAY FABRIC will be 25% off, and in addition, CLEARANCE is also 25% off as well. No coupon codes needed! As always, discounts may not be combined or stacked.

We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, but the sale continues in our web store until midnight!


Happy Sewing!





We just put out some new White-On-White fabrics. We love these for backgrounds when you want more texture than just plain white, and P&B's Ramblings line has some of the best designs.

We have more patterns from Quiltin' Tia! These patterns are easy to understand and work with a wide variety of fabric selections -- many are written for precuts.

Celebrate independence with American Spirit from Northcott Fabrics.



Relax on Friday nights with fellow quilters for a virtual quilting bee. Settle into your favorite sewing space with your favorite Zoom-compatible technology for 2 hours of stitching and chatting. Everyone will have a chance to talk about what they’ve been working on and pose questions to the other quilters. On July 7th, the topic will be Favorite Hints and Hacks for Quilting with new moderator and longtime member Karey Herriman.

We like to party on Friday nights, if by party you mean sew. The next Get It Done session will be Friday, July 14th.  Reserve your spot, bring your project, and sew in the company of other quilters.  We'll have someone on staff here to help you if you get stuck. 

Join us on July 17th for an Introduction to Hand Embroidery to learn and practice the 12 most basic hand embroidery stitches on a shop-provided practice fabric. You will also receive a copy of the sampler pattern that was shown in the shop model so that you can make a linen sampler on your own, if desired.

On July 22nd, stay inside where it's cool and take a Zoom class!  The Vela Quilt class walks students through the steps of assembling the lap size of the Vela quilt, assembling two of the four quadrants in class. This class is excellent for someone who is an advanced beginner and has assembled a couple of quilts, all the way up to experienced quilters!

Our next session of the Complete Course of Quilting is coming up on July 27th. This 10-week quilting course teaches everything you need to know to start making your own quilts. This course covers the basics: getting to know your sewing machine, rotary cutting, fabric selection, and a variety of techniques for machine-piecing quilt blocks. You make a sampler quilt and learn to sandwich, quilt, and bind your masterpiece. 

Come visit Wonky Town filled with happy homes and tree lined neighborhoods.  Various sized houses and trees make up this scrap busting quilt of any size desired. On 7/29, Elizabeth will help you plan and make your very own Wonky Town quilt.  This is a fun and creative project, great for any season!

Rod's Sharpening Service sharpens knives of all types (even serrated!), household and utility scissors, beauty salon and barbers' shears, and most garden tools. Their precision sharpening system ensures the correct angle for your knife, thus extending the life of the blade--it will cut just like new. They can also repair some defects such as chipped blades or bent tips (additional fees may apply). 

Fabric shears, pinking shears, household scissors:  $7.00
Beauty salon shears:  $25.00
Any type of knife:  $7.00
Small garden tools (less than 12 inches):  $7.00

For everyone's safety, all items must be packaged/wrapped securely with rubber bands or packing tape securing the item in a towel, pillowcase, padded envelope, or box.  Attach your name, address, phone number, and cash or check payable to Rod's Sharpening Service.

Items should be dropped off at the shop no later than 5pm on TUESDAY, JULY 25th.
Quilt Show Schedule

 Four County Quilters Guild "Jubilation" Quilt Show
Calvary United Methodist Church
403 S. Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Friday, August 4, 2023 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, August 5, 10:00am-5:00pm


Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

Alternative GPS Address:
1601 Egypt Road, Phoenixville, PA 19456

Thursday, September 14         10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday, September 15              10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 16          10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 17             10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Thursday, September 28         10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday, September 29              10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, September 30          10:00 am to 5:00 pm


CQ Cares (Community Sewing Projects)

We have placemat kits available at the shop, please stop by to pick up one (or two). For those who want to sew from their stash, click on the picture for the beginner-friendly Charm Square Placemats pattern, or you can use your own pattern.

Please return all completed placemats to Capital Quilts.
Thank you for your continued support of the Capital Quilts Cares program. 


We have free pillowcase kits available!  We donate all pillowcases to Ryan's Case for Smiles, who in turn distributes them to children battling serious illness.  Pick one up next time you're in the shop, then complete it and return on your schedule. Alternately, use your stash and any of the Million Pillowcase Project patterns.

We have free small kennel quilts kits available.  These little quilts are sent to shelters who take in pets displaced by natural disaster.  To quilters, they are a great beginner project, a use for leftover fabric, and a place to practice free motion skills.  To use your stash, visit



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  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877