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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

Little Quilt February

Little Quilt February
Friday, January 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

This the second in our Little Quilt series. Each month you’ll make a different seasonal wall hanging to display each month in your home or office. There are three options: 12″ square quilt to hang on a stand, 12″ x 16″ with the month included, or you can add an optional calendar holder. These are simple applique projects that can easily be made in one class session. Join us to make one, two, three . . . twelve. Your choice!

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.

Lace-Knitting

Introduction to Lace Knitting
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

In Introduction Lace Knitting you’ll learn the simple elements used to create light and delicate scarves and shawls that intrigue every knitter. This class is designed for those who have mastered knitting fundamentals (casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off). You will need fingering or DK weight yarn (in a light color) and needles in size 4 or 5 to create a beautiful lace bookmark. Guest teacher Dana Jensen will be your instructor.

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2017 UFO ChallengeUFO

If one of your goals for the New Year is to wrap up some unfinished projects we’re here to help. The 2017 UFO Challenge began January 2 and runs through March 31. Each of those three months, bring in up to three UFOs no later than the 10th to register them. Return with any or all of them completed by the last day of that month and for each one finished your name will be entered into a drawing. We’ll draw a name each month and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the shop. Just think, if you play for all three months you could finish up to nine projects!

For quilters, UFOs may be quilts, table runners, or wall hangings. No size restrictions. For knitters and crocheters, anything unfinished on the day of registration is eligible. Quilters: Take 15% off batting and backing fabric if you purchase those items for your UFO on the day you register. Knitters/Crocheters: Take 10% off anything you purchase on the day you register your projects.

Cortez Quilt Company staff members are participating in their own challenge. The rules are the same but they’ll enter a separate drawing. Each month the winner will select a local non-profit and the shop will make a $100 donation to that organization.

We look forward to seeing what everyone brings in this year for the Challenge!


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. 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: Borders & Cornerstones

Join us on Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. when Karen will discuss and demonstrate how to avoid common problems when adding borders and cornerstones to your quilts. This will be an excellent event for newer quilters and a refresher for experienced ones. Bring a friend. No RSVP necessary.


A&L Quilt Group: Thursday, February 16, 1 p.m.

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


First Friday Fiber Demo

Drop Spindle
Friday, February 3, 2017
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Free

Drop spindles have been around for thousands of years and were the primary spinning tool until the Middle Ages. Early spindles were made with wood and stone, ceramic, bone or other heavy material for the whorl. Today’s spinners use a variety of simple and exotic spindles. Join us for a demonstration of spinning using a drop spindle.


Coming This Summer: Row by Row . . . On The GoRow by row 2017

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. 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.