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What's New at CQ 12/12/23


Dear Friends,

It's only thirteen days until Christmas. Are you ready? Shopping done? Quilting projects finished? Kicking back, eating bonbons, and watching the Hallmark Channel? Or are you like me, with 75 half finished projects, one of which may be done in time. I might have a clean outfit to wear... There's still time to get gift cards. Yes! Gift cards for everyone! Crap. That means another list...


Happy Sewing!




Elevate Your Sewing In 2024 With Eleanor

$400 Savings off MSRP

Eleanor features a motorized height control with 4 memory settings, a dynamic sewing lift for flatbed sewing, and an expansive work surface that can double as a primary office desk. You can even use it as a standing desk/sewing table!

MSRP - $1,199

Sale Price - $799


From Riley Blake, we have Legends of the National Parks. Celebrate Bigfoot, the Mothman, Wendigo and more! Postcard images are available either in a grid layout, or a scatter.


Betsy Siber has created Wild Things for Cloud Nine Fabrics. Her delightful animals are grouped by habitat: woodlands, farm, and the ocean.

Blast Off, also from Cloud 9, features rocketships and starbursts in retro MCM colors.


We are hosting a charitable sewing workship on Wednesday, 12/13 (noon-4PM) to make quilts for kids in Ukraine. A local church will be shipping them in early January.

Just bring your machine and a willing attitude!

Now is the time to register for your favorite clubs!

Hand-Piecing Club


Men's Quilting Club

Pro-Stitcher Premium

Second Saturday

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. 

Gather up all your unfinished sewing and bring it to Capital Quilts on January 12th.  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 Lone Star wall hanging!  The class is spread out over three sessions to give you plenty of time for "homework".

On January 20th, put your walking foot to work and watch it travel miles and miles of stitching! Betsy will teach the basics of using your walking foot, and you will make nine sample blocks.

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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