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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

Self Binding Baby Blanker

EVENING CLASS: Self Binding Baby Blanket
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$18, pattern required

Make a quick and easy receiving blanket using cotton, flannel, or a combination of both. You’ll likely want to make a few of these to keep on hand for last-minute baby gifts. Judith Swain will teach this evening class.

Youth Class Dogs and Cats

YOUTH CLASS: Dogs vs. Cats Applique
Friday, September 30, 2016
1 – 5 p.m.
$25, supplies and pattern included

Students in this youth class will choose whether to crown the dog of the cat on their applique project. Techniques include raw edge applique, sewing on buttons, and applying hot fix crystals. Aimee King will teach this class. Sign up today!

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.

Knitting Set On Wooden Table

Beginning Knitting
Two Saturdays: October 1 and 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In this two-session class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and bind off.  Anne Worthington will be the instructor. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class feel. Limited to four students.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


Mystery Woman

Join us for another Mystery Quilt program!

Begin on or anytime after September 10, 2016 when the first clue is handed out. Five remaining clues will be available on or after the 10th of each month through February, 2017. We’ll have a Big Reveal gathering for all participants in May, 2017.

Fabrics required for 69” x 87” (twin) quilt:
#1 — Light, 4 1/4 yards
#2 — Medium, 2 1/2 yards
#3 — Dark, 2  yards
Binding — 1 yard of #3 (dark)

Optional border to make quilt into full/queen — 2 5/8 yards. Hint: The twin size has a narrow light border. This would be a good quilt for an additional pieced border. If you choose to do this purchase an extra yard of each of the three fabrics.

Backing for twin size — 5 1/4 yards
Backing for double/queen —8 1/4 yards

CONTRAST is very important for this quilt. All three fabrics should have a definite difference in value and/or color in order for the pattern to emerge. Avoid directional fabrics.

Cost to play: $20, or FREE with purchase of fabric for your mystery quilt top from Cortez Quilt Company.

Upcoming Events

Art Quilt Group Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2016
12 noon – 1:00 p.m. (bring your lunch if you’d like)

Our local Art Quilt Group is off and running. The first official gathering is on Thursday, September 29 at 12 noon. Bring ideas, items, shapes, textures, images, resources, or anything else you’d like  to share with the group and/or that you intend to work into an art quilt project. Share and get feedback from others in the group. If you have new art quilt projects finished or in process bring those as well for show and tell or to get ideas/advice if you’re stumped about where to go next. This informal group is intended to be supportive for all types of art quilters regardless or experience or current ability. Join the fun! No RSVP necessary and meetings are free.

Landscape Challenge Group Meeting
Thursday, September 29, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (bring your lunch if you’d like)

Our Landscape Challenge kicked off (see below) on September 8. At this meeting participants will bring what they’re working on to share and get feedback from others. If you missed the initial launch meeting you still have plenty of time to get in on the Challenge. Join us on 9/29 to get started!

Australian Show & Tell
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9:00 a.m.

Our Australian fabric has been a huge hit. One of our customers suggested that since so many people have made so many fun projects using the fabric that we host a special Show & Tell. Great idea! Bring your quilts, wall hangings, table runners, bags, umbrellas, and whatever else you’ve created using this fabric on Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m. We’ll do a door prize drawing for – you guessed it – Australian fabric! Bring a friend, have a cup of coffee, and get inspired by what you see.

October Demos
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Electric Quilt (EQ7) Software

Join us for one of two October demos when Karen will show you how to use Electric Quilt to design your own quilts. The software is easy to use once you know a few tricks, and it’s available for PCs and Macs. You’ll learn how to scan and import fabric swatches and then design a quilt that’s the size you need to use up what you have in your stash. We’ll have the big screen TV out for the demo. If you already have EQ7 bring your laptop and follow along. Otherwise, watch and find out what this powerful tool will do for your creativity.

Challenges!

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.