Welcome to Chestnut Bay Quilting

Welcome to Chestnut Bay Quilting, located in Caledonia, NY.

A quilt shop specializing in batiks and civil war fabrics, Chestnut Bay Quilting offers a wide variety of quilting classes, fabrics, patterns, notions, kits and handmade gifts.  We also offer longarm quilting services by appointment.

Today’s Tip: Choosing Colors

If you think you’re challenged with choosing fabric colors for your quilts, let other people do it for you in one of several ways.

  • Take a look at the button jars for the Bodacious Button Bonanza Contest. Choose one that you enjoy and take the jar with you to the quilt shop. Draw your color choices from the already coordinated button jar!
  • Another way to choose colors if you have a little more confidence would be to purchase a box of crayons. Choose the 2-3 colors that you love the most, then match your fabrics to the crayon colors.
  • Before you invest in yards and yards of fabric for your quilt, make one easy block out of fat quarters. If you like the mix enough and think it will be a beautiful quilt, THEN invest in yardage.
  • One more method, and probably the easiest!?! Pick out a multi-colored print. Look closely at the selvage edge. There are dots with all the colors used in the printing process, so match your fabric choices to the color dots, then use a little of the multi-colored print in the quilt top, but also consider using it for your outside border! Easy peasy!!! (I call that one working from the outside in, kind of backwards, but it’s what I do most often).

Class News from Chestnut Bay

001 (2)We have three new classes on the schedule, first is the Totally Awesome Tool Bag with Cindy Barton on Wednesday, February 26 either 10:00am to 2:00pm OR 5:30 to 9:30pm. This bag is HUGE and has pockets for rulers, rotary cutters, etc. and Cindy promises you will leave the class with a completed bag!

Class fee: $20.00 plus $8.00 pattern. Discount on fabric and supplies purchased at CBQ.

The second and third classes are with Penny Marble.

Machine Quilting Basics on Saturday, March 1st from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Everything you need to know to get over your worries about machine quilting!

Class fee: $20.00

Last (of the new), but not least, Penny is teaching Intro to Paper Piecing! Saturday, April 26th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Class fee: $20.00

Don’t forget about those Deb Tucker tools, either, two classes with certified Deb Tucker instructor, Debbie Thomas.

Constellation using the Lemoyne star tool, Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30 to 8:30pm and

Mother’s Day using the Tucker Trimmer AND the Wing Clipper tools, Wednesday, April 23rd, 5:30 to 8:30pm

Class fee, $20.00 for each class. Pattern for Constellation comes in the tool package, Mother’s Day pattern is a CBQ original and will be discounted for class participants, $5.00!

As always, fabrics and supplies purchased at CBQ are discounted for students.

Class supply lists and homework instructions are available upon paid registration.

Chestnut Bay Quilting will be closed Easter Sunday.

Jack Sutliffe, the sewing machine doctor is here every other Thursday, his next visit is Feb. 20.

Think Spring!

New Class!!!

001 (2) Totally Awesome Tool Bag with Cindy Barton.
Wednesday, February 26th, 10-2 OR 5:30-8:30pm
Class fee: $20.00 plus pattern ($8.00)
Supply list and homework available upon paid registration

Baltimore and Bali – space is limited!!!

BaltimoreBaliWe are SO happy to announce that Baltimore and Bali  will be a year-long applique class beginning in May with an expert hand applique instructor. She guarantees it’s do-able for every skill level from beginner to expert! She’ll teach us many different methods for applique by hand including back basting, freezer paper and needle turn.

CBQ has been ordering supplies… Class fee will be $5.00 per session on the second Friday each month from 6-9 pm and we do require that you pay in full for the year. There are already five eager students on our list, we’re limiting the class size to 8.

The project is applique, 2 blocks for month.

It is a 13 month program and would begin in May, 2014.

Mar. 26th-29th – Hop for a Cause!

hopforcause2014quilt Join six shops in western NY in the hop that makes a difference, it’s all about the giving.

Creekside, Patchwork Garden, The Quilter’s Daughter, The Barefoot Quilter, Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company and Chestnut Bay Quilting are participating and donating proceeds to our chosen cancer charity.

We’ve also just completed the Hop for a Cause raffle quilt.  The flowers in our basket blocks made by each quilt shop represent the cancer we’re donating toward. The quilt will be making its rounds to each of the shops over the next three months. Purchase your chances at any or all of the shops.

We’re also having the Chinese Auction items and prizes as well as having kits available for each of our flower blocks if you’d like to make your own basket quilt. The patterns are FREE.

As an added bonus, all bolt fabric will be 20% off!

Download our hop for a cause 2014 poster for more details.

Mulberry Stars Block of the Month -starts Jan. 18

001Mulberry Stars is our newest Block of the Month program.

The sit and sew will be the third Saturday of every month beginning Saturday, January 18th, 10-2.
Cost is $15.00 per month for 12 months PLUS a finishing kit.
We have spaces for 9 in the sit and sew.
Patterns will also be available if you’d like to create your own masterpiece.

New Classes!!

Debbie Thomas attended a workshop to become a certified teacher using Deb Tucker‘s tools and will be coming here in December to show us how to use the Tucker Trimmer tool! After the first of the year, look for more Deb Tucker classes with Debbie, you’ll LOVE what you can create with the collection of tools!

Cindy Barton, friend and quilter extraordinaire will be joining us for a Stocking Sweet Stocking class (in two parts) Wednesday, November 6th from 6-8pm and Wednesday, November 13th from 6-8pm.  (JUST ADDED:  Another class section – same 2 days – but from 10am-12pm)

You’ll become proficient in the use of the Lil’ Twister tool, endless possibilities and other patterns available!!

We are also pleased to offer a series of Beginning Quilter classes, taught by Penny Marble.

Penny Marble is an experienced quilt designer and instructor, with over 30 years of experience.   She loves to come up with easier ways to do difficult techniques, and loves teaching.

The classes in the series are:

Quilting 101     Quilting 102     Machine Quilting 101    Free Motion Quilting     Binding

Check the class listings on the calendar for full details on these classes, and more!