Memory quilts are a great way to remember or celebrate your family history, the life of a loved one or an important event in your life. Spend time with Carolyn and learn how to gather signatures, what blocks to use and lots of tips to get you started. This is a lecture class.

Saturday, April 7. 10:30am-12:30pm $25.  Carolyn Jamieson

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Class participants receive a 10% discount on purchases! Take a break from spring cleaning and join us for a day of fun!


It's back by popular demand and many requests. Spend the evening and work on a project (or two) uninterrupted until you just can’t sew anymore? Grab your project, sewing machine and supplies, come to the shop at 4:30pm and sew till??? (You wilt) Cathy will be your hostess and instructor if you need help with a project. It’s a great opportunity to meet other quilters and just have a fun evening. We will have a potluck dinner so bring a favorite dish to share. Beverage will be supplied.

Saturday, November 23rd 4:30pm - ??? ('til you can't sew no more). $20

Cathy Thornton

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Fall 2019 Quilting Classes, Clubs & Events 

{November 2019}

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: You may register at the shop in person, by telephone (410-263-3897), or by mail to 4 Annapolis St., Annapolis, Md. 21401. Please egister early as classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of students is not met. You may cancel a class registration no later than one week prior to the class and receive store credit. Cancellations within one week prior to start of class will receive no refunds. If a class is cancelled by the shop, full refunds will be given. Please come to class ten minutes prior to start time and bring all your supplies needed. Bring a machine in good working order that you know how to operate. This makes it possible to cover all the class content thoroughly. For day classes, you can bring your lunch or go to one of the good restaurants on our street. Time will be allowed for lunch.

June 2018

Longarm Rental Program Introduction Class

Learn how to quilt on a longarm machine. You will learn how to properly load a quilt onto a frame, what proper tension is. We will also discuss and practice using free motion quilting and pantographs.
Once you have completed this class, you will be allowed to rent time on the Handi Quilter Amara.
You may wish to bring a notebook and pen.


Maximum 3 people per class to allow for individual attention.


November 14th 6:00-8:30pm

November 23rd 10:30-1:00pm (FULL)

Each class is $50.00

Cathy Thornton

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Clubs are free to those who purchased their machine from us.  BUT WE ARE OPEN TO OTHERS FOR AN "ADOPTION FEE"

If you have purchased a machine elsewhere you can still join our club for an annal fee of $50.  All clubs feature a lesson and/or ProStitcher discussion.  Show & Tell of all levels of work is highly encouraged. We learn a great deal from each other, and have a lot of fun.


Handi Quilter club meets each month and offers different topics to help you become more comfortable with your longarm quilting machine. We also encourage you to bring show and tell.

Starting in November, 2019 we will meet on Saturdays. Our Handi Quilter club will be at 11:00am followed by the Prostitcher club at 11:30am

Saturday, November 23rd 11:00am

Topic: Creating & Transferring Quilting designs using tissue paper.

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New Block of the Month Coming February 2020

We are excited to be offering a new Block of the Month starting in February 2020. The cool tones of Nancy Rink's latest collection provide the perfect mood for this quilt. " Nancy signature touches of appliqued flowers mix with the pieced sections, softening the look and adding something special to the open spaces. Quilters can choose to cut their own appliqués, or use the fusible web technique. -- instructions for both methods are included! She then surrounds the central star with a mix of five different pieced blocks that expand the color story, creating a bit of shimmer and sparkle. Approximately 96" x 106½"

Stay tuned for more details

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Saint-Tropez Quilt Class Coming January 2020

The Saint-Tropez quilt is a way for new as well as seasoned quilters alike to learn different piecing techniques. There are seven steps to the Saint-Tropez Quilt. Six steps will contain the cutting and piecing directions for an individual block design. The seventh step shows you how to put the blocks together to finish your unique sampler.

Dates and times TBD

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The Crabby Quilter is located a mile from Historic Downtown Annapolis on a tree-shaded street lined with boutiques and restaurants.  Conveniently located just off Rt 50. Take exit 24 (Rt 70 - Rowe Boulevard) into Annapolis. Turn left at Melvin Ave. and right at Annapolis Street.  Continue for a block and a half, then turn left between the 2 pink buildings to the lower level parking lot. The shop is on the lower level. 

4 Annapolis Street

Annapolis, MD 21401

(410) 263-3897