Welcome a new instructor to Chestnut Bay

We have FIVE classes on the calendar with our new friend and teacher, Michelle Coon. She’s still teaching at Café Sewciety, but since they are closing up shop very soon, we have benefited because Michelle is willing to come all the way to Caledonia to teach at CBQ. I’m very excited to share the photos of projects she’ll be teaching, and have already started ordering supplies for all of them :O

Something very unique for Michelle as an instructor? She tells me that in her classes, you will walk away with a FINISHED project, no UFOs to add to your piles at home.

Check the calendar for the schedule on these great projects – and be sure to stop in the shop to see the samples in person.  The photos do not do them justice.

Tool Tote

Tool Tote

Mega Tote

Mega Tote

Just Picked

Just Picked

Frosty Friends

Frosty Friends

Camden Bag

Camden Bag


New Year – New Look

We hope that you are enjoying some sewing time this holiday season – we’ve been spending our days rearranging the shop.  You will be amazed at what we have uncovered, rediscovered, and re-imagined as we moved the shop around to create a better shopping experience for all!  We are reopening January 3 and will be back to our regular hours.  Be sure to stop by and see what’s “new and improved” at Chestnut Bay!

Row by Row Showcase

rxr_showcase_buttonWelcome to our Row by Row Showcase shoppers!  Chestnut Bay has been a participant in the Row by Row since it first started in 2011 with just a handful of local shops – and my how it has grown!  We have patterns available for all but that very first row -as well as some kits and license plates.  Click on the button to see our selection.



Sit and Sew a While

If we don’t have a class or event on the calendar, you can book the classroom for your very own sit and sew with friends.  $5 per person for 5 hours – lots of local restaurants within walking distance – two pressing stations – plenty of elbow room!  Call to book a time for your group!

Hop, Skip and Jump

Saturday, September 16th, HopSkipJumpwith The Quilter’s Daughter and The Barefoot Quilter. We feed you, you shop with great discounts, great food and free stuff including this pattern designed by Audrey, Claudia and Patty. Kits will be available at each shop for $15.00 along with their piece of the pattern for FREE.
Register for $30.00 at the shop closest to home and you’ll end the day there with dinner and dessert.

Make your own sewing club

We have a beautiful, well-lit class room with 2 pressing stations (2 additional ironing boards available), lots of cutting space, a mini fridge and wonderful places in town to grab a lunch or you can bring it with you. If there are no classes or clubs on the calendar, just $5.00 per person and a minimum group of 4, maximum of 10 will allow you to sign up to stitch the day away in comfort (new chairs, too). Time slots available: 10-2 or 12-4
Pre-registration is required.

Die Cutter Sale!

rickytimsdieDo you have a die cutter?  Need to cut bunches and bunches of the same shape and your hands are tired?  Want to make dresdens or cut out alphabet letters?  Hexagons?  We have some Accuquilt GO! and Sizzix BIGz die cutters just for you -some new in package and others gently used. These are priced to GO!

Just a few are pictured here.  Stop in and see the selection.


2016 Row By Row – Home Sweet Home

RowbyRoowIt is Row by Row time again.  We love this experience -we’ve been participating in the Row by Row since the beginning – and oh how it has grown!

This year’s theme is Home Sweet Home – Come in to see our Miss Moneypenny Donkey row, she’s hanging around the shop in her Barn Sweet Barn (this year’s theme is Home Sweet Home).

“Hole in the Barn Door” row was inspired by my equine types in the backyard! Since my shop is named for two of my horses, I figured one of my rows should have something to do with the donkey/horses and the barn as their “Home Sweet Home.”

Kits: $12.00, Horsing Around license plates: $4.00, FUN: Free!

Travel and collect rows from June 21st through September 6, 2016, bring in a completed quilt any time from June 21-October 31 for a prize of at least 25 fat quarters.

Look here for more details:  http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/


Totally Charming Club

Spend just $30 per month at CBQ and you’ll receive a free Pin Peddlers Quilt Charm, a pattern in TWO sizes, 10” x 10” and 20” x 20” . The punch cards had already been printed with $50 on them to punch out so if you spend more than $30, you will be entered into ANOTHER drawing for MORE prizes. This is going to be a super-fun club. We have to limit it to 25 participants, so sign up soon if you’re interested!

Members will receive a punch card for  January in late December. Bring in your January punch card every time you shop that month. Spend $30.00 each month and you will receive a free charm and 20” x 20” block pattern which matches the charm.

You can finish these blocks any way you choose. You can make twelve table toppers, two-block baby quilts, six-block lap quilts or one queen size quilt, whatever you want. For every completed (quilted, bound & labeled) project, you will be entered into a drawing for a Tutto sewing machine case in your choice of colors.

You will have until January 31st, 2017 to complete your projects.

We will have a completion party in February, 2017, date TBD.