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What's New at CQ 1/2/2024


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! As with many of you, I am thinking about rearranging and reorganizing for the new year, but my sights are on the shop! We've gotten in our new longarm, and will be setting that up shortly... in the old classroom! Yes! We are swapping the spaces for the longarms and the classroom. Other things around the shop may move as well, but we are here to help you figure out where things are. 

We are also gearing up for our first* Block of the Month! We've chosen Roam by Tara Faughnan, a modern quilter with an eye for color. The quilt itself finishes at 87" square, and is medallion style.  Each "round" demonstrates a wide range of techniques that will build the skills of novice quilters and will be a fun play day for the experts. Techniques include traditional piecing, strip piecing and an easy no-tear paper piecing. The quilt kit is all gorgeous shot cotton (reads solid) from Windham's Artisan Cotton line. With a full compliment of video tutorials and online learning support for all the BOM participants, Tara will share her tips and tricks for each step of the way, ensuring everyone has a great time and comes away with a beautiful quilt! These videos will be available to participants until February 2025. And, this is in addition to monthly in-person instruction at the shop. Interested? Registration for this program will be available next week.  Please note that the quilt kit is mandatory, and that the pattern is not available separately.

Happy Sewing!


*The first since I've owned the shop.


Flying High from QT Fabrics features vintage airplanes and hot air balloons that will have your projects soaring to new heights! Beautifully rendered prints in a handsome color palette will bring old-world style to projects for a favorite pilot or aviation enthusiasts. The one-yard panel comes in two different backgrounds.

We've gotten in a bolt of Jacqueline de Jonge's Be Colourful Magic Bias Stripe!  So many people love this for a quick binding with a bias stripe look.

Fussy Cut Shapes by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts make fussy cutting easy! The shapes in the 6-piece set have defined seam allowances, crosshairs, and blunt points to create fun & unique fussy cut projects you’ll always treasure.





English Paper Piecing Club

Hand-Piecing Club


Men's Quilting Club

Pro-Stitcher Premium

Second Saturday

Color Club

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. 


There are two seats available in the afternoon session of the Quilt of Valor Workshop on Monday, January 8th.

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".

CQ Cares: Quilts for Kids

Put some warmth into January by helping us make small quilts for boys and girls who are in need. All fabric is provided.  Please register, then bring your sewing machine, neutral thread, and basic sewing supplies with you on the 24th. 

On February 4th, let Elizabeth show you how to Transform your Selvages!  Save those selvages and turn them into useful quilty projects, both small and big. You will make several different sampler blocks, including the spool block, to turn them into projects of your choice at home.  Shortcut tips and tricks for working with selvages will be covered.


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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