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Welcome to Cortez Quilt Company and More

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

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew but are intimidated or want to improve your skills?

Due to popular demand, we are getting ready to start another session of this great program. In this five week program, (you can attend whichever classes you want) you will learn how to do everything from cutting your fabric, to putting in a zipper. Classes are on Thursday evenings, 5:30pm- 8:00 pm. There will a $5 fee and additional supplies will be available for under $20. We have sewing machines that you can use during the class. Please call 970-565-7541 or come by to sign up for classes. These classes fill up fast1

Upcoming Classes

Sew Days #1: Last Minute Runner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner
This first class in the Sew Days Series features a fun runner that can be used to decorate a dining room table, or on your dresser. Some of the skills that will be learned in this class are: Learning how to use a rotary cutter, sewing with a quarter inch seam, squaring up your project, and top stitching. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out!

New Leaf Tote
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Be ready to shop at a moment’s notice. Equip your purse, car, suitcase, or bicycle with New Leaf Folding Totes. Each reusable bag folds into a compact wallet for easy storage. Includes instructions for folding tote, a separate coupon wallet, coupon pouch and adjustable strap.This is a very clever pattern. Sarah will be your instructor.

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bring your projects to work on, plan to chat and have fun! Ann will be here enjoying the evening with you. If you would like, bring a snack to share. Please RSVP, space is limited. 

Raw Edge Applique (Choose your own BJ Design)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Suzanne Butterfield
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
This class is a great opportunity to learn or perfect your raw edge applique. You get to choose which pattern to create – it is hard to pick just one!

Embroidery Club: Baltimore Pillow Multi-hooping
Thursday, September 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Practice your multi-hooping skills with this Baltimore inspired applique pillow. You will be pleased with how all the pieces of this project line up perfectly! This project is compatible with any embroidery machine that has the capability to stitch 3″ X 5″ designs.  

Sew Days #2: Stow & Go Tote
Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:30p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner
This handy tote is designed to be rolled and stored to carry with you, ready for use no matter where you are. Techniques to be learned in this class include: Sewing the cuff with no exposed seams, sewing a french seam, and learning how to put in a boxed bottom. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Embroidery Open House
Friday, September 28, 2018
1:00-p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Finish your project from Embroidery Club or work on a new project. We have additional patterns available to practice your multi-hooping skills you learned yesterday. If you attended Embroidery Club on 8/30, join today’s Open House for $15. This event is a great chance to sit down and work on that project you have been anxious to get to. Ann and Todd will be here to guide you along. Nothing is better than a chance to sew with friends!

Schoolhouse Tunic
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Intermediate 
Judy will lead this fun garment class. This is a great project to try out our new rayon batiks! Stylish, flattering, and quick to sew, the Schoolhouse Tunic is a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Make the tunic-length to wear as a dress or over jeans – or make a shirt length version. The Schoolhouse Tunic features front and back pleats, 3/4-length sleeves with optional elastic gathering at the cuff, and an open bodice perfect for layering over your favorite camisole or tank. The pattern includes instructions, assembly diagrams, and full-size pattern pieces for Women’s sizes 2-20.

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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. 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: Thursday, September 20 – Square In A Square Ruler

Join us on September 20 at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo.  Sine Skaggs will be our guest teacher this month, and she will be demonstrating Jodi Barrows Square In A Square Ruler. This ruler has 39 different uses, and is Sine’s go to tool.  Among the most popular techniques are the square in a square, half square triangle, and flying geese. This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

Blocks Without Borders: Thursday, September 20

Congrats to all who displayed (and/or won) in our excellent Art Quilt category for the quilt show. Well done!

For September 20th, bring an item that inspires you. Could be wood, metal, fabric or just a shape or pattern that you like  as a design element. Sine will lead this design/ inspiration discussion.

Our October meeting will be “Paper dolls” by Virginia Robertson. Create your own fun action figure.

Our next challenge is simply “BIRD” so anything, any size and creation that speaks of bird to you! Completion by January meeting. 

If you would like to display your “Water” challenge piece at the Cortez Cultural Center, please bring that to the 9.20.18 meeting. And bring a brief description of your work and inspiration.  ~ Judith

Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.