News, Musings, and More

Welcome to our “blog” of sorts – you will see us posting about upcoming classes and events, tips on choosing colors, and whatever else may come to mind.

Please note the dates on class and event posts – posts here may have gone up when the class was “new” – but the most recent schedule, class prices and requirements can always be found on our Calendar.

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!

Beginner Quilting Series Returns!

Have you always wanted to learn to quilt, but had no idea how to get started? Here’s your chance. Join us for 7 sessions to build a strong foundation of techniques and skills that will give you a strong start to your quilting journey. For those who are choosing to take all seven sessions, they will make the pictured wall hanging (yes, you CAN do that!), applying the lessons from each class to complete the project. Established quilters are welcome to “jump in” to any class they need to brush up on skills or learn something new.

June 5 Quilting 101
July 13 Quilting 102
Aug. 3 Paper piecing
Aug. 17 Quilt construction
Aug. 31 Machine quilting
Sept. 7 Free Motion quilting
Sept. 21 Binding techniques

All are offered either 2-5 or 6-9 pm
The series will cost $125 (prepaid) OR youBeginnerSeriesProject can take individual classes for $25 each

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:


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.

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!