The Quiltzette

December 27, 2015


Clearance Sale Monday - Wednesday

The Quiltzette is going out a day early this week for a good reason. I was at this shop this afternoon pulling bolts for our clearance sale and was SHOCKED by how much we have available for our year-end clearance event. I don't want anyone to miss the first day of this sale. Above is a photo I took on the way out the door this evening. Don't worry about the poor, sad, mostly empty shelves behind the clearance tables. As soon as I hit "send" on this newsletter I'll be shopping like crazy to restock! Here's the scoop on the sale . . .

Monday - December 28 - $7/yard
Tuesday, December 29 - $6/yard

Wednesday, December 30 - $5/yard or $4/yard if you finish the bolt

If you live out of town . . . Durango, Pagosa, Farmington, Bluff, Blanding, Montiecllo, Moab, Kayenta, Aztec, Rico, Telluride, or anywhere even close to Cortez, believe me, this sale is worth a road trip. Text a couple of friends right now and make plans to visit us. Clearance fabric includes quilting cotton, batik, baby/kids cotton and flannel, and lots more. There will also be lots of kits, patterns, and notions on the sale table. I'll get to those in the morning before the doors open. Don't miss this sale!


A Preview of 2016

We've had our creativity hats on planning for the new year. Here's a sampling of what you can expect at Cortez Quilt Company during early 2016. (Who knows what later in the year might hold!). 

NEW! Since we're phasing out Class Club we decided to replace it with "Take Three, One Free." As the name implies, take three classes and your fourth one is free. Read the details at the top of the class page on our website.

NEW! For anyone who admires sampler quilts but hasn't made on in a while (or has never made one) now is your opportunity. On the fourth Friday of each month we'll gather to work on a sampler quilt. Get the details on our class page.

NEW! We have a new series called In The Kitchen which will be held on the third Wednesday of each month. In these classes you'll be making all things cooking and eating related . . . aprons, table runners, placemats, and much more. In January we'll make a handy insulated casserole carrier.

NEW! Feet Retreat is for anyone who owns a BERNINA sewing machine and wants to learn how to use more of the amazing presser feet that BERNINA is known for. The first Feet Retreat is scheduled for Sunday, February 7th. More details coming soon.

IT'S BACK! We're reviving Block Lotto for 2016. Watch for more information in the next issue of The Quiltzette.

Evening classes will continue to be held once a month. We're now calling these Evening Make-and-Take with the idea is that you will leave class with a finished project.

Third Thursday Demos will also continue. We're going back to hosting these only at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays since we've had small turnouts for the late afternoon sessions. However . . . each Third Thursday Demo will now be repeated on the Saturday following the Third Thursday so that those of you who work during week can still join in. This will begin in February.

Early 2016 Youth Classes will be held on the following dates. Keep an eye on the Quiltzette for details. 

Monday, January 18 (Martin Luther King Day)
Monday, February 15 (President’s Day)
Thursday, March 3 (No School Day)

That's it for now. But rest assured there will be many more fun and exciting events coming your way from Cortez Quilt Company during 2016. 


Upcoming Classes

Strip Quilt
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE with purchase of supplies

Make a lap-size strip quilt using a small “jelly roll” package. Add optional borders to make it a bit larger. Aimee King will teach this class. Please send lunch or lunch money with student.

Evening Make-N-Take
Vinyl Mesh Market Bag
Thursday, January 7, 2016
6-9 p.m.
$18, pattern required ($3.99)

Guest instructor Lou Ann Burkett will teach our January Evening Make-N-Take class which is a handy vinyl market bag. You can fit lots of groceries in this large tote. Make several!

A Little Duffle Do It
Friday, January 8, 2016
12 noon – 4 p.m.
$15, pattern required

Make this cute little zippered duffle in an afternoon with Judy Bryan as your guide. The pattern offers several different sizes and you’ll have the option to line the bag with iron-on vinyl if you’d like. These are great for storing cosmetics, power cords, sewing supplies, or just about anything else.

Click here to see the complete class schedule.


Three more days . . .

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. (same program, repeated)

Join us at either 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. to watch a BERNINA presentation on how to make this beautiful pillow. Tone on tone geometric appliqués are currently trending in home décor. Learn how to perfect your appliqué skills using built-in machine functions. Professionally finish your pillow with an invisible zipper and learn how to achieve perfectly turned corners. Also learn about satin stitch applique and get tips on perfect pivoting and corners.

If you’d like to bring you machine and make (or at least get started) on this project, plan to stay for about 2 1/2 hours. Be sure to bring a Show & Tell for extra chances to win a doorprize! To RSVP for this free event please call us at 970-565-7541 or send an email to Cindy.


Closed for Inventory

Thursday, December 31 (New Year's Eve)
Closed for Inventory

Friday, January 1 (New Year's Day)
Happy New Year!


The Tip of the Week is on break for
the holidays and will return in 2016.


"I believe in living life the way that you want to live it every day, and if you do that, you don't really need to have New Year's resolutions." ~ Tom Ford, Fashion Designer


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company . . . your local independent quilt shop.


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