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Welcome to Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop

We are your premier quilt and yarn shop in the Four Corners area. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help you with all your quilting, sewing, knitting, and crocheting needs and wants. We offer a wide array of classes every week. We’re an authorized BERNINA dealer and service all brands of sewing machines.


Cortez Quilt Company is a Top Ten Shop!

We’re featured in the Spring issue of Quilt Sampler magazine. Pick up your copy at the shop or call us to have one mailed to you. We have kits available for this quilt that we designed for the magazine. Bejeweled is 101 1/2″ square (queen/king). The kit is $199 (free shipping). 

Designed by Karen Childress. Used with permission from Quilt Sampler ® magazine. © Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Upcoming Classes

Key West Handbag
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This bag is a great size for everyday use. It measures 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ and it’s 4″ deep. With lots of pockets on the inside and a large one on both the front and back you’ll stay organized and have everything you need within reach. This is a good first bag class . . . just challenging enough and no zippers. Fat quarter friendly, too. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

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Intermediate Knitting
13 Weeks Starting September 13, 2017 (through December 6)
Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
FREE with purchase of Building Blocks book AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level or need a refresher course after being away from your needles for a while, this fun 13-week class is just the ticket. Each week you’ll make a block (for a total of 12), each featuring a different stitch. In the final session you’ll sew them all together and have a beautiful afghan. Anne Worthington will be your instructor. NOTE: Please come in to register and order your yarn no later than August 31.

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Open Sewing: Every Monday and Wednesday

Join us at the shop every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for Open Sewing. Work on any project you’d like and enjoy the company of other sewists and quilters. Bring your sewing machine or use one of our BERNINA classroom machines (with purchase of supplies from CQC). Open Sewing is FREE and you’ll have plenty of space to work and the use of our cutting tables and ironing boards.

Third Thursday Demo: September 21

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. for a FREE demo. The next one will be on September 21 when Judith Swain will demonstrate how to make continuous bias binding.

A&L Quilt Group

The A&L (art and landscape) Quilt Group meets regularly on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Cortez Quilt Company. Bring your Show & Tell, exchange ideas, and give and receive inspiration. No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

Embroidery Block-of-the-Month

We are excited to offer our first Embroidery Block of the Month. The design is Charmed Adventure by Hoopsisters. There is no better way to learn about your embroidery machine and improve your skills than by participating in a block of the month. And you will have a gorgeous quilt when you are done. Charmed Adventure is a five-month program, however we are offering classes for seven months to allow you to skip two months and still keep up. The blocks are all created and quilted in the hoop. Charmed Adventure features a center medallion that is paper-pieced and then embroidered. The finished quilt size will depend on the size of blocks (5” – 9”) that you decide to make.

Details . . .

Fee: $165 (includes designs, videos, and slideshows). Optional border design: $69.

You must attend the monthly classes to receive the designs.

Fabric requirements and thread key are available here. Purchase your fabric, thread, and stabilizer at Cortez Quilt Company before September 1 and receive a 10% discount.

The first class will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. You should bring your embroidery machine to this session. Subsequent classes will be scheduled on days other than Sunday (dates to be determined). In these classes we will watch the lesson and hand out designs for that month.

If you have questions please contact Cindy at 970-565-7541 or send her an email.

Row by Row . . . On The Go

Beginning June 21, 2017, visit Cortez Quilt Company and other participating shops to receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. We’ll also have kits available for our unique row pictured here – Highway 160. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows. Create a quilt using at least eight different 2017 rows from eight different 2017 participating shops. If you’re the first person to bring in your completed quilt you’ll win 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize. Row by Row runs from June 21 through September 5.