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We dedicate this month to our beloved friend Sandy Antrim, she brought laughter, determination and chocolate to our quilting sessions.  Rest in peace dear friend. 

Friends of the QuiltBug..........

Thank you to all our friends that came out to Shop Small Weekend, we appreciate your support!  Now get quilting and stay warm and dry! TY Ann!

During the Dec. Holidays the shop we be closed 12/24 - 12/27 reopening on the 28th.  Closed again 12/31 & 1/1, 1/2 reopening 1/4.  We are taking some time for family, rest and repair! 

Don't forget as COVID concerns begin to rise, our on-line shop and curbside pickup is always available.  Visit our on-line site at or call the shop and we'll take your order over the phone!

Great news for our in-shop and on-line customers! No need to pull out your QuiltBug Stamp cards because we can now track your points right within the system and it will generate a coupon when you are eligible.  :)

We are open Mon-Sat 10 to 5 and you are welcome to come into the shop to pick out your fabrics and supplies. Our Classes are up and running with limited numbers,  the list is availabile on our site at

Are you aware that we can have batting drop shipped to you if you aren't local to our shop?  Feel Free to call and order any of the Quilters Dream Battings in their many styles and sizes, we'll have it shipped right to you!
Give us a call and we'll get the ball rolling!  518-280-2586

Shop on line where our Fabrics can be seen simply click on the link below the shopping cart  up top on this page, then click on Fabrics.  

It's that time of year once again.... Let's play "Stuff my Stocking" from Dec. 1 to Dec 12.  If you would like to participate you can email Ann at 

If you are wondering how this game works… Every day between December 1st and December 12th (like the 12 Days of Christmas), QB will email a photo and description of the special gifts-of-the-day to all customers that signed up to participate in “Stuff Your Stocking”. If you want to reserve the item, simply e-mail us back by midnight… stating the items you would like us to place in your own stocking and the QB elves will tuck it away just for you.  The earlier you respond in the day the better, as quantities may be limited.

Did you know, Thursdays and Fridays we have room for a quilting group to use our classroom area.  It's open either day between 10:30 to 2:30 and we only charge $5 per member of the group to use the classroom area.  If your group wants a place to meet, we have the space for up to 6 people.  Contact Ann at 518-280-2586 to use reserve the time and space.  We have weekly or monthly slots.

 Quilts for Kids the Albany Chapter creates quilts for kids at the shop.  This group will meet in 2021 beginning in March on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 to 2:30.  The next sessions of Quilts for Kids will be Sunday Dec.13th 12 to 4, this will be the final Sunday Session.  Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness, trauma, abuse and natural disasters.  Please go on line to sign up under classes.  There is no cost to join us and you will be provided the quilt kits to work on.  What a great cause and QuiltBug is very excited to  be involved.  Please bring your lunch and your mask!  You must Sign up on-line or call the shop at 518-280-2586 to hold a seat. If you have not pre-registered you may not come to the shop and join casually.  Going forward the group size will be limited due to social distancing.

Top off Day with Robbie Sutton our Long-Arm Quilter comes in at 1:00 on the first and the third Mondays of the month.  She picks up and drops off at this time.  Feel free to drop off tops at the shop Mon thru Sat 10-4, Robbie will give you a call once yours is done.  

Are you thinking about starting a new hobby? Cold weather is coming and we have a warm, safe, welcoming class.  It's relaxing and easy to learn. Join one of our classes and make new friends while being creative!  We have a very nice group of quilters that meet weekly and work on projects. Here's what we have happening for classes over the next few weeks.... Classes are open and running, call if you'd like to join one of our groups (518-280-2586)

Tuesday's 10:00 All Levels $15.00 weekly, you pick your project.
Wednesday's 10:00 Beginners $15.00 weekly, Step by Step instruction.

Join Sherri on Tuesday's, She has space in her Tuesday quilting group!  The group works on projects of individual choice, designing panel quilts and wall hangings, setting bindings, creating new quilt designs, you name it they will try it.  This is a fun group that tries lots of things and always finishes projects.  Join Sherrie for just $15.00 a week and take advantage of growing your skills with a fabulous teacher.  Here's a pic of Sherries latest panel design!

For any of our classes sign up on-line at, or call the shop at 518-280-2586! 

There are openings in the Beginners class that takes place Wed. morning at 10:00. Don't be nervous everyone starts somewhere! Karen will take you from A to Z in no time at all.  It won't be long before you'll be finishing your first quilt!  $15.00 a week.

Beyond Beginners:  This class is designed to teach an advanced beginner basic quilting blocks and techniques. It will build on the lessons taught and patterns used in the Basic Beginners class. Approximately 4 weeks will be devoted to each block. Class members can always request that a project or quilt block be taught.  This group meets Wed's at 1:30.  $15.00 a week.

Beginners Combo classes on 2 Saturday's a month- Join Karen, this a combination group of Beginners and Beyond Beginners and they gather on alternate Saturdays from 10 to 1:00.  This class will help you learn to sew or take your sewing to the next level. This bi-weekly class will take you from beginner to beyond.  Give the shop a call, or sign up on line, and join the fun. You can't beat this price, just $15.00 a class, that's only $5 an hour! Perfect!  

During Quiltbug classes we will follow COVID safety expectations:
COVID Classroom expectations:

 Class size will be limited to no more than 6

  • Each student will have their own table to work at and will provide their own tools
  • Please wear a mask
  • Bring your own pins, scissors, rulers and supplies for the class. We will not be sharing tools during classes.
  • Please sanitize your machine and tools prior to bringing them to a class


Welcome to QuiltBug Quilt Shop!

Shop Hours
Monday - Saturday

Sunday's closed

10a - 5:00p

closed Sunday
At the QuiltBug we offer a wide variety of quilting fabrics, patterns, batting, sewing notions and supplies. Our shop is located at 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady NY 12303 and we are open Monday - Saturday 10a - 5:00p, closed Sunday's.  The QB also has an on-line shop that's open 24 hours a day, shop whenever it fits your schedule and we will ship it out priority mail, it will be on your doorstep within 3-5 business days. In the shop we offer classes for students from the beginner level to advanced.  If there is something you want to learn we'll put together a class for you and others led by one our QuiltBug staff instructors, they are incredibly talented with over 50 years of combined quilting experience.

Contact us at 
Happy Quilting!   Ann


Upcoming Classes and Events

Beginners Combo

This class is a combination of Basic Beginners and Beginners and Beyond. As beginners finish the classes offered them they can continue to the more advanced stages of quilting techniques and various quilt blocks. Since each student is encouraged to progress at their own pace, everyone will be at different points of learning. Everyone shares their own piecing experiences, conundrums and in turn discovers that we all make mistakes and we work our way through them. Students can join at any time as this is an on going class.

Tuesday's with Sherrie

Panels and other project to be completed

Basic Beginners Class

This course is designed to take the beginning quilter from accurate measuring and rotary cutting to piecing of a simple quilt in approximately 12 sessions. Projects have been selected which teach various sewing techniques necessary for quilting. Weekday classes are $15 each and will meet every Wednesday morning.

Dec 9
Beginners and Beyond Class
Dec 13
Quilts for Kids - Albany Chapter
Dec 15
Tuesday's with Sherrie

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