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2021 Quilter's Quest 

This year we have elected to not run this program.

2020 Quilter's Quest Announcement

We hope you and your family are healthy and safe.  We'd like to thank you for your continued support of local shops during the pandemic.  It's really not as fun being in the quilt shop without you there!

Out of concern for the health and safety of our customers, employees, and local communities — and in line with recent social distancing and group gathering orders by the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia  — we sadly will not be holding Quilters Quest Shop Hop in any capacity this year.

We know that this will come as an enormous disappointment to those that were planning to attend the 2020 Quilters' Quest. This is not a decision we have taken lightly and there are two overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time.
First the uncertainty on the status of restrictions for large gatherings and limited capacity inside of retail locations. This announcement makes the probability of outside factors forcing us to cancel the event at the last minute much higher.
Second, our concern is always the responsibility we have to you.

Our Quilters' Quest website is being updated.

We'll keep sharing more Quilters' Quest News with you.  Newsletters will continue with shop updates and new quilts.  We'll update our Facebook page with shop events and Quilters' Quest information.  We are all still here working to be your very best quilt shops!

Stay safe and healthy and

Happy Quilting from
Amy, Jackie, Alison, Judy, Judy, Kelley, Tony and Cathy

   Participating Shops  

Artistic Artifacts
4750 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Bear's Paw Fabrics
8812 Orchard Tree Lane
Towson, MD 21286
Capital Quilts
15926 Luanne Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 
The Crabby Quilter
4 Annapolis Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Material Girl Quilt Boutique
6750 Crain Highway
La Plata, MD 20646
Patches Quilting & Sewing
308 South Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
The Scrappy Apple
 1206 Valley Avenue
Winchester, VA 22601

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Bear's Paw Fabrics
2019 Quilters' Quest Shop Hop
    Congratulations, Jane, on being the
2019 Quilter’s Quest Grand Prize Winner
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As you know, Bear’s Paw hosted a book signing with David Taylor, author of Cork Wars, on October 19th.  
Thanks to everyone who attended. And thanks to Mr. Taylor—who was both charming and informative.

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Our featured Quilter's Quest book, "Cork Wars," involves three families in World War II caught up in immigration, spies and cork. It’s a story about how cork—from cork oak forests around the Mediterranean—was a big deal in the mid-20th century. When Germany cut supplies with the Atlantic blockade, cork companies and their workers got embroiled in a life-and-death geopolitical struggle. What began as a trade in bark and bottle caps quickly spun into a global drama with sabotage espionage, and profiteering. Written by Johns Hopkins University Professor, David A. Taylor

Cork is the bark of trees.  It keeps regenerating after being removed. It played a big part in WWII and Baltimore’s part in it. The best is grown in Portugal and Spain.

     Leave the driving and Quilter's Quest details to us with a catered lunch
     It will cover a two-day bus trip to all 10 stores, meals, fun and camaraderie
     Sign up now.


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