March 2020

The Quilts Around the Bay Shop Hop is coming up very soon! We are ready for all of the hoppers to arrive and look forward to seeing you all!

We are happy again to welcome the Village Quilters of Catonsville to the shop for their annual visit!

And we can't forget welcoming our March retreaters who will be arriving March 8th!
I would also like to give a huge shout out of thanks to the Serendipity staff for preparing everything for the Shop Hop!

Quilts Around The Bay Shop Hop
 March 6-15, 2020
  Eight participating Shops,   expanded hours,
Birds around the Bay theme
All new patterns and quilts
Shop Hop blocks and quilts are posted on the
Quilts Around the Bay Facebook page.

Click the button below to download and print your 2020 Shop Hop Passport. We'll also have them available at the shop. Get your passport stamped at each shop you visit. When you've completed visiting all 8 shops, submit your passport at the last shop to be eligible for the Grand Prizes!

In addition, if you visit all 8 shops and have a completed passport, you will receive a discount card for 10% off regularly priced purchases at all 8 shops for an entire year!
In addition to the Shop Hop Grand Prizes, each shop will have a basket of goodies you could win. The Serendipity Quilt Shop Basket is wrapped and ready for one lucky winner!

Serendipity Quilt Shop hours during the Shop Hop are:
Monday - Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday 3/8 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 3/15 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Color of the Month Sale - March

Each month we will feature a color of the month on sale for 20% off per yard, minimum 1/2 yard cut. The featured color sale bolts are displayed in the antique trunk in the front of the shop.

March Color Of The Month is Green!
Serendipity Saturday Social
Parking and Shop Hours
Serendipity Shop Hours beginning March 2, 2020

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday - Closed


Parking is available on both sides of Main St as well as in our parking lot.
SQS 12th Anniversary
SQS 12th Anniversary Party

June 12th and 13th, 2020
SQS 12th Anniversary Basket Challenge
This year, we invite you to participate in our 3rd Annual Serendipity Quilt Shop Challenge as we celebrate our 12th Anniversary. The challenge is to finish a project of your choice using a pattern (or design your own!) that includes baskets.

Quilts of Valor
Upcoming Quilts Of Valor Days:

Saturday, March 28, 2020 ( 9:00AM - 3:00PM)
Saturday, July 25, 2020 (9:00AM - 3:00PM)
Saturday, October 24, 2020 (9:00AM - 3:00PM)

 During the Quilts of Valor Day we encourage you to bring your own sewing machine to use, if possible. We will have sewing machines set up for those who do not have a sewing machinge as well as pre-cut fabric available for anyone who wants to come and make a quilt block or stay and make several that will go into a QOV quilt. 
No sewing experience needed!
Volunteers always needed for Quilting, Binding and Pillow Cases.
Won't you join us?
Our Classes are filling fast! 
We have many new classes on the schedule.
If you would like to sign up for any of our classes,
please call the shop at
(302) 732-6304

We will add you to the wait list if the class you are interested in is filled.
We also take requests for classes, especially for a group.
Upcoming Classes (currently with availability)
Instructor: Jane Hauprich
Mon, Apr 27, 2020
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
In this class you will learn fun and easy designs that will allow you to start finishing your own quilt tops. You will be shown overall designs plus designs that will work in blocks, triangles, and sashings and borders. You will leave this class with a multitude of designs and ideas on how to start your journey in free motion quilting. Pack your lunch for this class as we will take a 30 minute break for lunch!
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hands hurt? Need to finish your quilt in a hurry? Or not happy with your hand binding? Learn three methods of binding: regular machine binding, flange binding, and hand binding.
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
(two part class)
Thur, Apr 6, 2020
Thur, Apr 16, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Lenny will teach a QAYG method that allows you to quilt your project as you piece it. This is a TWO day class. Cutting prior to class is required.
Instructor: Diane Hughes
(two part class)
Fri, Apr 3, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fri, Apr 17, 2020
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Learn the basics of Tee Shirt Quilt Construction from selecting and cutting your shirts to piecing the quilt, in 2 sessions. You will learn how to prepare your Tee shirts for use in a quilt and then how to put them together with sashing and borders. This class is for making the top You might have to finish it at home.
Instructor: Irene Chandler
Thur, Apr 9, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
We will be using Robin's revolutionary rulers, book and technique for making STRIP-PIECED compass style blocks. That's right, NO PAPER PIECING!

This is an easy, fun, and accurate block!
Instructor: Edwina MacNeal
Tue, Mar 3, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Another wonderful paper pieced quilt - taught by Edwina - pattern by Judy Niemeyer. PREREQUISITE: Intro to Paper Piecing Class or prior paper piecing experience.
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
Sat, Apr 11, 2020
9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Manx Quilting - At first glance these blocks look like traditional log cabin quilt blocks. But their construction is different, in a foundation-pieced quilt-as-you-go method using strips of fabric. The Manx method is inexpensive and portable. It requires no fancy notions or batting, uses up scraps of fabrics, is easy, FUN, and addictive. No sewing machine is required as this is a hand stitching class. Anyone can accomplish Manx stitching!
Instructor: Jane Hauprich
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Learn a great technique to take your free motion quilting to the next level by adding ruler work. Learn how to use long arm rulers... whether on a long arm machine or a domestic machine (requires free motion ruler foot.) Learn the steps to get the perfect designs and precision that comes with using rulers and then learn different techniques to make those designs stand out! Pack your lunch for this class as we will take a 30 minute break for lunch!
Instructor: Irene Chandler
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Thu, Mar 26, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

This 2-part class uses the "New York Beauties & Flying Geese" Book by Carl Hentsch. In this class Irene teaches the technique where complex piecing is made simple! Expand your skill set and learn new tips and techniques for curved and foundation piecing. The design allows you to select whatever combination of blocks make you happy. Once you learn the technique, you can choose any quilt from the book or make one block for a pillow or 3 blocks for a table runner. Prerequisite: Must have paper piecing experience or must have previously taken the Intro to Paper Piecing class.
Instructor: Linda Grigsby
Wed, Mar 4, 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Using Deb Tucker's V Block Tool and two contrasting fabrics, you will create this eye-catching quilt. It's fun, quick and offers many size options. It looks like the triangles are just tumbling down this 40" x 40" quilt. Come on, give it a whirl!
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
Thu, Mar 5, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join Lenny to learn the basics of wool applique beginning with basic applique stitches. You will choose a wool applique kit to work on during this class. Fee does not include the kit. Photo shows a sample of a few kits that are available to purchase.
Instructor: Jackie and Mary
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
10:30 am to 3:30 pm

You will, for sure, want to make more than one of these adorable wooly trees. Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one tree (44 branches). NOTE: This is a larger version of the tree shown in photo. Jackie and Mary offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the trees and with their guidance by the end of class you will be taking home your own finished tree!!!
Instructor: Diane Hughes
Tues, Mar 24, 2020
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join Diane making this beautiful (no pattern needed) star quilt. Light and Dark fabrics are all you need to create this simple star.
Instructor: Diane LeCompte
Wed, Apr 1, 2020
9:30 am to 3:00 pm

You can never have enough bags! The adorable Totably tote includes a zipper closure and pockets all around inside. It measures 19" wide X 12" tall and 8" deep. (Please see note about requirements for this class)
Instructor: Jackie and Mary
Mon, Apr 6, 2020
10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Make a Wooly Arch or a Wooly Tree for yourself or as a gift! No doubt you will want to make more than one! Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one Arch or one Tree. The instructors offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the arch or tree and at the end of class you will be taking home your own finished project!!! See description for Wooly Tree above for information about the tree that you can choose to make in this class instead of the Arch.
Instructor: Diane Hughes
Tue, Apr 7, 2020
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Use a border striped fabric, a 60 degree triangle ruler and the Easy Striped Table Runner pattern to make this easy project. We have kits available for purchase or choose your own fabric. (Photo shows examples of the Easy Striped Table Runner)
Instructor: Edwina MacNeal
Wed, Apr 8, 2020
Tues, May 12, 2020
10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Join Edwina in making this all time favorite "No Two Alike" primitive punch needle pattern from The Old Tattered Flag. No punch needle experience needed. This two color design is great for your Holiday decorating - 6.5 inch square. Pattern printed on weavers cloth.
Serendipity Quilt Shop
31821 Cannon Street
Dagsboro, DE 19939
(302) 732-6304