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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.

Upcoming Classes

Tea Time Placemat

Tea Time Placemats
Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make these paper pieced placemats and learn to insert the bias cut vein in the middle of the leaf design. This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern and the class will be taught by Judy Bryan. These placemats could be elegant or playful, depending on your fabric choices.

 Lil Punkins

YOUTH CLASS: Lil’ Punkins
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

Make these cute stuffed “punkins” to decorate your Thanksgiving table this year. Students will stitch, stuff, decorate and then take their project home to treasure. Aimee King will teach this class.

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 Fair Isle Cowl

Fair Isle Cowl
Friday, November 4, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

Guest teacher Dana Jensen will teach Fair Isle knitting and you’ll make a beautiful cowl while learning. Knitting with two colors at the same time, also known as stranded or colorwork knitting, is a wonderful skill to have in your repertoire.



Twined Bag
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$60, plus supplies

Guest teacher Caroline Spurgeon will teach a full-day class in twining on Saturday, November 5. Twining is an ancient technique that is quick and easy to do. Twining is suitable for a variety of projects and adaptable to many materials. Twined bags have many uses depending on the size and material used. They may be simple and durable bags for shopping, knitting or book bags, or elaborate bags made with fine yarns and intricate in design. Students will be working on their own adjustable loom. We will begin with the warping process and continue with the basic techniques and complete with finishing ideas. Students will leave class with a finished bag and ideas for twining more of these useful bags. Ages 14 up. Students need to bring scissors, heavy or bulky yarn to twine with – you may bring your own or buy yarn. Looms will be available to borrow or buy. Instructor will furnish warp yarn and items to accessorize your bag.

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Feet RetreatBig Book of Feet
Sunday, December 4, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, includes lunch
Big Book Of Feet required for class ($59 of you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen on Sunday, December 4 for a full day of hands-on learning about 16 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to eight participants so call or come by today to reserve your space.


2016 Halloween Challenge

Purchase one fat quarter of our Halloween Challenge fabric (available at the shop for $3.25) and make a Halloween wall hanging or table runner/topper.

Launch Date: September 8, 2016
Submit Your Entry By: October 27, 2016

Entries will be on display for voting by visitors and customers October 28 and 29. Winner of a $50 gift certificate will be announced on October 31.

Rules: Wall hanging or runner/topper must be no smaller than 12” x 12” and no larger than 36” x 36”, it must be an ORIGINAL design, and it must contain the Challenge Fabric.

2016 Landscape Quilt Challenge

Try new techniques, stretch yourself, experiment, be creative, have fun, and maybe win a prize in our 2016 Landscape Quilt Challenge.

Launch Date: September 8, 2016
Submit Your Entry By: November 30, 2016

Quilts will be on display for voting by visitors and customers from December 1—5. Winner of a $50 gift certificate will be announced on December 6.

Rules: Quilt must be no smaller than 12” x 12” and no larger than 36” x 36”. One entry per person. That’s it!

2016 Sock Knitting Challenge

We have two categories for our first ever sock contest – craziest sock and most elegant sock. Entry deadline is October 31. Socks will be on display through 11/9 in the yarn shop where customers and visitors can vote for their favorite. The winners will be announced November 10 and will each receive a $25 gift certificate.