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Capital Quilts


Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor Jackie Kelso is teaching the Garden Wall Workshop in two sessions at Capital Quilts.  The first session is on October 14, 10-5, and the second on October 28, also 10-5. 

On November 19 at 3:30, Judy Gula, fabric artist and owner of Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA, will be here giving a lecture and trunk show on Indonesian batik.  Judy represents some of the finest batik artists in Indonesia; many of their panels are on display and available for sale at Capital Quilts. 

And don’t miss improv quilter and author Cindy Grisdela, lecturing and signing her new book onDecember 10 at 3:30.  Cindy will lead an all-day improv workshop here at Capital Quilts on Friday, December 16.  Take a break from holiday preparations and give yourself permission to play!

The Crazy Cousin


Handi Quilter International Educator Debby Brown, will be teaching 6 different longarm classes over 3 days, October 14th, 15th & 16th.  You don’t want to miss these fun classes with one of Handi Quilter’s most requested instructors.  Full class information is available on our website,  If you don’t already own a longarm, it’s a great opportunity to come try them out and learn from an expert.  If you do own one, then come and learn tips and new ways to enjoy using your machine.  All longarm owners are welcome.


 Join us for our 4th Anniversary party with our best prices and specials all year, Saturday, October 29th.  We love to celebrate and this party is to thank our great customers with some awesome specials.



Cottonseed Glory

Jinny Beyer Studio

The renewed interest in hand piecing makes Jinny Beyer’s Quiltmaking by Hand class ever popular.  She will again be teaching this class for 1 ½ days on September 30 and October 1.

For more information on these and other classes go to:

Kelly Ann's Quilting
 Kelly Ann's is sponsoring their fourth cruise in April of 2017 and would love to have you come and travel with us.  With Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Design as your instructor you'll have fun time while quilting on the high seas. For more information you can go to   
Material Girls

 Just for a fun filled day and evening!  Sunday, November 27th 

We will leave La Plata around 9:30am and head to NYC for approximately 6 hours of free time and then you have a ticket to see the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes at 8:00pm. After the show we will depart NYC and head home, arriving back in La Plata around 2am on Monday morning. $200/person (includes transportation and ticket for the Christmas Spectacular) Limited quantities available Call 301.392.9575 NOW to reserve your seat. Non refundable deposit of $125 due at registration with the remaining balance due by November 1st.



Patches Sewing and Quilting



Scrappy Apple

 The Scrappy Apple is hosting Turtle Hand Batiks through October 4.  This Malaysian batik company offers one-of-a-kind, hand crafted panels and yardage. A trunk show of art quilts is showing now through October 1

Traditions at the White Swan

 Welcome Autumn Bench Pillow

Saturday, October 15th 10 - 3 & Sunday, October 23rd 1 - 4    Start by making one large "bench pillow" form. Then change out a new cover for that pillow form for each season or holiday! The "Welcome Autumn!" pillow cover is perfect for any month during the autumn season. Instructions for making the pillow form, as well as the "Welcome Autumn!" Cover are included. Finished size: Approximately 16in x 38in.


Hand Applique Class


Wednesdays, October 19th & 26th 6:30pm - 8:30pm     Your hand appliqué experience can be fun, easy and enjoyable.  Learn successful methods and tricks for creating sharp points, smooth curves, narrow bias stems and perfect circles.  We will talk about how you decide where to start and different techniques. You will be shown different ways to appliqué and I will explain why I feel some work better for certain pieces than others.