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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


Inside Out Placemats
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required

For our First Saturday Make & Take in March you’ll make fun and easy placemats. This pattern is perfect to show off large print fabrics, and there is no binding to attach. A little over 2 1/2 yards makes four placemats. You’ll make one in class to learn the technique, then finish up at home. Or, come back on one of our Open Sewing days to complete your project.

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Garment Knit-A-Long (KAL)
Every Tuesday
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of yarn

Tired of making scarves and hats? Want to sink your teeth into something a bit more challenging? Are you ready to knit a sweater, vest or skirt?  With purchase of yarn we invite you to join our Garment KAL.  Come to the store by and we’ll help you select a pattern and order the yarn of your choice. During the KAL, we’ll help you through any rough spots you might encounter and you’ll enjoy moral support and encouragement from your fellow knitters. Join the KAL anytime!

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First Friday Fiber Demo: Spinning

Join us on Friday, March 3 at 12:30 p.m. when Anne will demonstrate how to make yarn using a spinning wheel.

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: March 16

Details coming soon!

A&L Quilt Group: Thursday, March 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.

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.