Block of the Month programs at Chestnut Bay Quilting for 2016!

Totally Charming Club:

This is something NEW for us, it’s a loyalty program with benefits…

Every month you’ll receive a new punch card which will stay at the shop in a file box so you don’t have to remember to bring it each time you shop. Spend a total of $50 per month and you will receive a beautiful quilt block charm from Pin Peddlers, a pattern which matches the charm in both 10”x10” and 20”x20” sizes. Make projects throughout the year with your blocks, bring them back in to the shop for show and tell. For every project you finish, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a prize each month AND for a grand prize at the end of the year.

If you like the CBQ facebook page, you can see all the blocks recently posted, or they are hanging around the shop.

Any BOM program counts toward the Totally Charming Club and money spent is cumulative (i.e. if you spend $60 in January, $10 will be punched on your February card)

Five and Dime Club:

If you like crafting in addition to quilting, we’re doing a club just for you! Each month, we’ll do a different project, kits included, which will cost between $5 and $10 each month. Not necessarily quilt-related, might not even use cotton fabric.. A surprise is in store for you every month, dates TBD, but we’re looking at Wednesday evenings.

Pick up your KIT and GO Block of the Month programs

beginning in January:

Friday Night Irregulars $10.00 per month

Goosebeary (Bear Paw and Flying Geese) $15.00 per month

Caledonia Autumn (Border of the month) $15.00 per month

Sit and Sew BOM starting in April: (dates and price TBD)

Pumpkin Patch Lane from The Quilt Company

This one is only six months, it will finish in September, just in time to hang in October!



2015 Row By Row Experience – June 21 – September 8

BoeOtterNOTE – the Row By Row Experience is now over.  If you didn’t get in to get a kit or pattern, we can ship those after October 31st.  If you want one – call on November 1st.  We do have more license plates on the way – and those can be purchased at any time.
ALSO NOTE – CBQ does not yet have a winner.
We’ve been participating in the Row by Row since the first year when there were only a handful of shops in New York involved, congratulations go out to our friend and owner of Calico Gals in Syracuse, Janet Lutz. Can’t believe this all started with just 20 shops in 2011!!!
Travel and collect rows from June 21st through September 8, 2015, bring in a completed quilt any time from June 21-October 31 for a prize of at least 25 fat quarters.
Check out more details at


Fourth Annual Hop for a Cause!

Wed. March 25, 10-7
Thurs. March 26, 10-7
Fri. March 27, 10-5 and
Sat. March 28, 10-5
Visit each of the six shops, Chestnut Bay, The Barefoot Quilter, Patchwork Garden, Creekside Fabrics, Mt. Pleasant and The Quilter’s Daughter and have each shop validate your shop hop passport to be eligible for a Grand Prize Gift Basket.
You can also take a $1.00 chance on the Tulip Raffle Quilt.  Each shop owner made a block and part of the border this year, and it was quilted by Audrey at The Barefoot Quilter.
Each shop will also have six items in our Chinese Auction, a $5.00 donation will get you six tickets.. put them all in one bag, or put one in each!
You’ll receive 20% off bolted fabric and there will be Six Grand Prize winners (one basket from each shop)!!
Grab some friends and let’s see everyone out and about to help us donate to our causes.
Chestnut Bay’s donation will be going to the Purple Pony Therapeutic Horsemanship


January Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations for the new year, Quilting Peeps!

We have several block of the month programs starting, some are 12 months, some are 6 months.

Moonlight Sonata in Timeless Treasures batiks starts this Saturday, January 10th from 10-2.

You’ll have twelve months for this one with a free sit and sew the second Saturday each month. Fabric kit: $189.00, pattern: $25.00

Simple Pleasures is a six month, kind of ‘quilt-as-you-go’ baby quilt. Two blocks per month. We have a few kits available which contain all the fabrics for the quilt top for $162.33, pattern is included. First class is Sunday, January 11th, 12-4

Words to Live By is a beautiful fusible applique quilt with 720 half-square triangles, we’ll do a few each month and before you know it, you’ll have all the parts done. $314.69 pd in full, pattern is included, as is instruction each month. First class is Wednesday, January 14th, 10-1.

Later in the year in April we’ll start the Not So Block of the Month with the gorgeous Catalina floral fabrics from Maywood. In just six months you’ll have this top completed. Price and dates TBD.

We only have one class on the schedule for the month of January. On Saturday, January 17th from 10-3, Debbie Thomas will be teaching ‘Pop Luck’ using the Deb Tucker tool, Corner Pop. You can register over the phone if you like, but there’s some prep work for class, so be sure to have us send you the homework list.. or, better yet, come in to register, pick up your tool, pattern and homework. All class supplies are 15% off!

Class fee: $20.00.

Remember, we’ll be closed if Caledonia-Mumford Central School is closed for a snow day.

Shop hours for January and February are as follows:

Monday-Wednesday, closed

Thursday, 10-5

Friday, 10-8

Saturday, 10-5

Sunday, 12-4


November News

Please check the calendar for all our upcoming classes – but plan to celebrate part of your Thanksgiving with US!   We are closed for Thanksgiving November 26-28th, but open again on Saturday, November 29th for the Quick and Easy Christmas Workshop with three of Santa’s Elves, Penny Marble, Debbie Thomas and Linda Coats.

Anyone who has participated in a 2014 block of the month program here  at CBQ is cordially invited to join us for a Christmas Cookie party on Friday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm. Bring some home made cookies to share and please bring the recipes as well.

The Hampton Ridge block of the month has concluded (as of last month). Come pick up your finishing kits any time.

Mulberry Stars block of the month concludes with the last sit and sew on Saturday, December 20th.

Upcoming Sales & Holiday Hours

Christmas Wreath Wall hanging

Christmas Wreath
Wall hanging

We are having a holiday sale the first week in December – from the 3rd through the 7th.  Time to do some shopping for you?!?!

We will be closed for Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28 – but will be here on the 29th and 30th!!

We will be closed for Christmas Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26th.

Deb Tucker’s Tools are AWESOME!!

There are three Debbie Thomas classes coming up (check the Calendar), all taught by Debbie Thomas and all using Deb Tucker’s most efficient tools of the trade.

When you sign up for the classes, if you don’t already own the Tucker tools, you will receive 25% off the tools for the classes. If you already own the tools, you will get the pattern for 50% off!

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).