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What's New at CQ 12/5/23


Dear Friends,

Happy December!

We've been tossing around the idea of either a Mystery Quilt or a Block of the Month, but are unsure as to how many of you might participate. So, would you be interested in one or the other? What about the program(s) would either entice you or turn you off? Would you rather pick your own fabrics, or have them preselected for you? Please let us know what your preferences are!

We are always overwhelmed with our customer response to charity sewing projects, and the staff is coming up with new ways to use all of our donated fabrics. What organizations would YOU like to see supported by charity sewing? What would need to be sewn? Are you willing to "lead" a sew-in? Come talk to us!

Happy Sewing!



We now have ten GORGEOUS bolts of Marble Studio by Teresa Ascone for P&B.

Shangri-La from Benartex  features elegant motifs, sophisticated colors and rich textures (all enhanced with metallic gold. Beautifully detailed florals with intricate medallions and abstract textures create a versatile fabric collection that is a joy to work with.

Indulge your senses with a candle from the Creator Collection by Cue. Featuring seven scents like "Sew Vanilla" and "Needle Lil' Calm", they're perfect for all types sewists.




Now is the time to register for your favorite clubs!

Hand-Piecing Club


Men's Quilting Club

Pro-Stitcher Premium

Second Saturday

There are a couple seats available in the Quilt of Valor afternoon session on December 11. The group generally works cooperatively on one quilt, and all fabric is provided.

The January 5th topic for Sew Together via Zoom is Temperature Quilts. Participants are encouraged to make one in 2024, and several ideas and techniques will be discussed. 

On January 12th, gather up all your unfinished sewing and bring it to Capital Quilts.  Enjoy time you can dedicate to getting those projects DONE!  Kat will be here to offer suggestions, guidance, and support.

Slow stitching is gaining popularity! If you'd like to try hand-piecing, we have a class for you!  Starting on January 15th, Laurie will instruct you on how to make your own stunning Lune Star wall hanging!  The class is spread out over three sessions to give you plenty of time for "homework".

Make a Carmel Tote of your own on January 21st! Just six coordinating Fat Quarters and some fusible fleece is pretty much all you need. 

On January 27th, Kate shows you  how to create these lovely storage bins. The pattern will be included in the class fee. These adorable bins can be made in several sizes. Use them for storage or for beautiful gift baskets.


Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Thursday, February 29, 2024 - March 3, 2024

Lancaster-Lebanon Quilt Show

Lebanon Valley Expo Center

Lebanon, PA 

April 10-13, 2024

Northern Shenandoah Valley Quilt Show

Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center
225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, Virginia, 22611

Friday, April 12, 2024 10 AM - Sunday, April 14, 4 PM

Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia, MD 21045

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4, 2024

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

September 19-22, 2024

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

September 25-27, 2024

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 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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