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What's New at CQ 5/7/24


Dear Friends,

The Shop Hop Fabric has arrived, but we are not allowed to show it to you until next week. If you want a sneak peek, head on over to the All Mid-Atlantic Shop Hop website! We are also expecting the magazines to arrive next week.

The first All Mid-Atlantic Shop Hop is coming up this July and August! The All Mid-Atlantic Shop Hop Magazine is your guide to all things about the event. In addition, you will find patterns, articles and resources for sewing and quilting. Your magazine will be a great reference even after the Shop Hop has ended. Use it as inspiration for a new project, or to find a quilt shop as you meander through Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

We are now pre-selling the magazines! Reserve one in-store or online today!


Happy Sewing!





Glisten Opulance from Northcott Fabrics is a new blender designed by Patrick Lose, accented with pearlized ink for a subtle sparkle.

More new colors of Spotsy have arrived! We absolutely love this blender line, and have already used it in several of our store-made quilt kits. This shipment has lovely pinks, teals and oranges.

We have a lovely (and growing!) collection of wide width backing fabrics.  Most are 108"; a few are 118". We like to think that we have something for everyone's taste.

Take a seat, take a spin, and fall in love with the #1 Rated Sewing Chair from Arrow Sewing!

The chair’s adjustable seat (seat height moves between 18 and 22 inches), plush cushions, lumbar support and five-star 360° swivel base make it easy to sew ergonomically, and the seat’s secret storage compartment is perfect for stashing notions. Available in 12 fabrics, some prints and some solids. One will be perfect for your sewing space.

Through June 4, save $150 off MSRP!


Our next Get it Done session is May 11th. 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.

Our next Quilt of Valor workshop will be on May 13th. These quilts are tremendously important to the men and women who serve our country in the military. Help us support our vets by making a Quilt of Valor.  The group will make one quilt. All fabric is provided. Just bring your sewing machine, supplies, and lots of energy!

Learn to longarm! Join Cynthia on May 15th to learn the ins and outs of the longarm machine and the frame, how to set up for quilting a quilt, what proper tension is, and some basic quilting designs. Completion of this class is required to rent time on the shop's Handi Quilter machines.

If you want to use the computer on the longarm, you'll need to take Getting Started: The Basics of ProStitcher Premium on May 20th. Learn the basic buttons and tools of ProStitcher Premium. Customize Edge-to-Edge (E2E) designs on your computer to fit any quilt size and transfer the design to the ProStitcher on the longarm for accurate stitch out.

Join Jan and create the Phase quilt to celebrate the eclipse. In class starting May 22, you will learn how to piece those curves with ease!

We have an evening session of our Complete Course of Quilting starting on May 28th. This 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.

Put your scraps of precious fabric, yarn, cord, trims and lace to good use as decorative scrap lace.  Bring them along for a day of play at Capital Quilts on June 1 with Rae Cumbie of Fit for Art Patterns.  Learn the ins and outs of building the lace on water soluble film, then stitch it in place and rinse away the film.  See several samples of ways to use your lace to make gifts or trim garments. Kit of materials provided, but bring your own scrappy contributions to the scrap lace party.

Debra has fallen in love with the possibilities that the QCR rulers have! Starting on June 4th, she'll take you through tips and techniques for making this stunningly beautiful "Posh Penelope" quilt.


Annapolis Quilt Guild's Quilts by the Bay Quilt Show

Severna Park Middle School

450 Jumper's Hole Road

Severna Park, MD 21146

Friday, June 21 - Saturday June 22

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

September 12-15, 2024

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

September 26-28, 2024

Everybody's Quilt Guild Show

Pleasant Valley Community Fire Hall
2030 Pleasant Valley Road Westminster, MD 21158

November 1-3, 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

Thanks to our customers, we were able to send out 90 small kennel quilts to shelters in need this week!


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  • 15926 Luanne Drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20877