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Hello Friends of the QuiltBug,   The shop will be closed Monday, Labor Day Sept 7th.

We are open Mon-Sat 10 to 5 and you are welcome to come into the shop to look for fabrics and supplies. We continue to offer Curbside pick-up if you prefer.  Our Class list and availability is on our site at 

We are busy preparing for Shop Hop beginning 8/13!  We have the passports and we can wait to see you during the Hop!

Here's what's coming up at the Bug!
It's Ready to go!  QuiltBug's Summer Star Burst Block of the Month!  Kit cost is $23.95, all fabrics are batiks. 5 month BOM with the final quilt size of 62 X 62! Order yours on line today, it can ship, or call the shop at 518-280-2586!

At the request of customers an additional beginners applique class is coming on Sat. Sept. 12th with Kathryn Greenwold, this is a calm and fun form of quilting.  No major investment to learn, it's a great way to use up scraps!

The class includes hand work and machine applique.  You will learn needle turn applique and reverse applique.  Class cost is $40 10:30 to 2:30. Grab your spot asap, only 4 seats available.

On August 8th we will be offering a Embroidery Machine class:  Machine Applique Leaf Table topper/candle wreath. Join Penny as she walks you through making this sweet table topper/candle wreath.  Sign up on line or call the shop at 518-280-2586.    

 August 13th is right around the corner! 

Passport cost is $7.00 please pay with cash. 
Quilter's Quest Shop Hop has new dates: Aug. 13 thru the 23rd! The new Shop Hop hours are Mon - Sat 9 to 5 and Sunday 12 - 4.  Mark your calendar for a little bit of summer fun!  
The passports are available to purchase now!  The Shop Hop includes 7 shops: Adirondack, Brookside, Karen's, KC Framing, Log Cabin, Pumpkin Patch and QuiltBug.  This year the Grandprize is a Pfaff Ambition 620 Sewing Machine!  

Sue Pritt is coming once more to the QuiltBug on September 26th to teach any of her new or older kits.  Sign up on line or call the shop at 518-280-2586.  These seats will go fast!

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.

Quilter's Trek (RowXRow): The start date for the Quilters Trek has changed to June 21 and it will conclude on September 8!  This year shop kits can be ordered on-line!  If you'd like to read up on this years's trek go to the Quilter's Trek website: .Trekkers may create a quilt using a minimum of (32)  9-inch QTrek designs from at least 8 participating QTrek stores. Trek on friends and have fun!

 Quilts for Kids the Albany Chapter creates quilts for kids at the shop.  This group typically meets once a month on the second Sunday from 12 to 4.  The next session of Quilts for Kids will be in Sept.  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.  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 on a couple Mondays at 1:00 to pick up tops for quilting.  Her visits over the next month will be Monday August 8/3, 8/10, 8/24.  Feel free to drop off tops at the shop Mon thru Sat 10-4, Robbie will give you a call once she is done.  

Are you thinking about starting a new hobby? You should give quilting a try, 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)

Tuesdays's 10:00 All Levels $15.00 weekly, you pick your project.
Wednesday's 10:00 Beginners $15.00 weekly, Step by Step instruction.
Friday's  @ 10:00 or 1:30 to 4:30 all Levels $15.00 weekly, you pick your project.

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 full line 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

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.

Beginners and Beyond Class

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. The first technique will be strip piecing which will be practiced in the Nine Patch block and a quick pinwheel design. Half Square Triangles, Log Cabin, and Flying Geese are among the quilt blocks taught along with appropriate projects that use the block being taught. Class members can always request that a project or quilt block be taught.

Quilter's Trek - Row X Row all week

When we are free to travel, quilt shops will be one of the first places we go! And because they are small businesses, your visit to a quilt shop will be even more important.

Aug 12
Basic Beginners Class
Aug 12
Beginners and Beyond Class
Aug 13
Quilters' Quest Shop Hop

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