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Visit Artistic Artifacts During Quilters’ Quest!

Quilters’ Quest is a free event taking place from October 11 through October 20, 2019 that encourages quilters to explore quilt shops located in Maryland and Northern Virginia over the course of 10 days — Artistic Artifacts was delighted to be invited to participate this year, with our shop in Alexandria, VA added to the roster! Plus we are chartering a bus (see details below) so you can easily visit each shop!

Important Update: We are sorry to report that The Crazy Cousin, a regular member of the Quilters' Quest, will NOT be open during the 2019 event. There was a fire in the Fredericksburg, VA shopping center where The Crazy Cousin is located, and due to the extent of smoke damage and clean up necessary they will not be open in time for the Quest. Please do not travel to the Crazy Cousin for your stamp and shopping — and help us spread the word to fellow questers!

The 2019 Quilters' Quest free quilt pattern from Artistic Artifacts

Quilters’ Quest Passport

The 2019 Quilters’ Quest Event Packet will help you prepare for this adventure to begin your planning — download it now! It includes your Quilters’ Quest Passport — have it stamped at each shop, then turn it in to the last shop you visit. You’ll then receive a 2019 Quilters’ Quest Reward card, which entitles you to 15% off all regular-priced merchandise (some exclusions apply) at any of Quest shop from October 21 through September 2020.

Note that because The Crazy Cousin had to drop out, nine stamps on your passport from the other remaining participating locations will constitute a completed passport. Be sure to fill out your passport with your information, so if it’s lost, it can be returned to you. (You can even create a library card pocket to hold your passport for your Quest with this PDF download — simply cut around the edges, fold the piece in half, fold tabs to the back and tape in place.)

Quest Cuts & Free Quilt Patterns

Each participating shop has created Quest Cuts, a set of six 10 in. fabric squares that match this year’s theme, 2019 color theme, Book Room Stylish, traditional colors in hues of blue, green, red, and brown. (We used our beautiful and unique Batik Tambal Exclusive Batik for our packs!) Earn your Quest Cuts for free with a purchase of $40 in a participating store, or you can purchase it for $6.00 (limit two packs per in-store customer).

Each shop has designed an exclusive quilt that uses some or all 60 Quest Cuts squares you can collect throughout the Quest, and pictured here is ours! Collect your free copy of these quilt patterns at each participating shop during Quilters’ Quest!

Also included in the Quilters’ Quest packet are Daily Drawing Entry slips for each shop — don’t forget to drop one at each store! And keep your eye out for each shop’s Scavenger Hunt item (the photographs of each Scavenger Hunt item is included in your packet) so you can collect your special edition magnet too — a different quilt or sewing related saying from each shop!

Sign up for our bus tour of each Quilters' Quest shop!

Sign Up for Our Bus Tour!

Leave the driving to us for Quilters’ Quest 2019! Don’t worry about traffic and directions, and save gas: join the Artistic Artifacts bus! On October 18-19 we will visit each of the participating Quilters’ Quest shops, departing each morning from Artistic Artifacts. Join us by reserving your seat on our comfortable, chartered motorcoach, which will take you to each store for a 45 minute stop to shop and sightsee. Plus you’ll enjoy fun, sharing of inspiration and relaxation between stops! We will also take care of your passport stamps, pattern collection, and drawing entries at each stop so you can focus on your shopping. The bus trips for some of the participating shops are already full, so make your reservation today — we must finalize our bus registrations by October 11.

Quilters’ Quest 2019 Participants

In addition to Artistic Artifacts, the shops on the 2019 Quest are:

  • Bear’s Paw Fabrics | 8812 Orchard Tree Lane | Towson, MD 21286
  • Capital Quilts | 15926 Luanne Drive |Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Jinny Beyer Studio | 776F Walker Road | Great Falls, VA 22066
  • Material Girls | 6750 Crain Highway | La Plata, MD 20646
  • Patches Sewing and Quilting | 308 South Main Street | Mt. Airy, MD 21771
  • The Crabby Quilter | 4 Annapolis Street | Annapolis, MD 21401
  • The Scrappy Apple | 1206 Valley Avenue | Winchester, VA 22601
  • Traditions at the White Swan | 16525 National Pike | Hagerstown, MD 21740

Quilters’ Quest Store Hours

The special, extended store hours during Quilters’ Quest for each participating shop are:

  • Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

These special hours are in effect for Artistic Artifacts during Quilters’ Quest only, from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 20. Questions about Artistic Artifacts and Quilter’s Quest? Email us »

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