The Quiltzette

June 13, 2016


June Demos This Week: Quick Trim Ruler

Our June Demos are THIS WEEK . . . Thursday, June 16 at 12:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, June 18 at 9 a.m. Judi Swain will demonstrate the many uses of the Creative Grids Quick Trim ruler. Bring a friend to one of the FREE demonstrations. Take 10% off this ruler if you decide you can't live without it (demo days only).


Retreat, anyone?

We talk off and on about hosting a retreat, but before we embark on such a venture we'd like to hear your thoughts. Please complete this very short survey to help us plan. Thanks!



Did we special order this book for you? Fat Quarter Baby showed up in a shipment last week . . . mysteriously. Help!


After Market Review

Thanks to everyone who came out last Thursday evening for After Market Review. Your feedback was SO helpful. We'll be ordering new merchandise in the coming weeks and months based on what you told us you wanted to see in the shop.


Sewing and Quilting Classes

Wrapped Basket
Thursday, June 23, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$25, all supplies included

Aimee is back (yay!) and so are our youth classes. We plan to offer 1-2 classes each month until school starts. For June we’ll be making these cute and handy baskets. Fabric is wrapped around clothesline and then it’s zig-zag stitched together. These can be made in different sizes and shapes. Call today to sign up. Class limited to six youth students.

Tri-Color Tote
Saturday, July 2, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE with purchase of book and supplies

Make this trendy tri-color tote bag in one day using Kraft-Tex. What’s Kraft-Tex? It’s heavy paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather. It sews, cuts, and washes like fabric. Cindy Dahl will teach this class which is free with purchase of the book and supplies. The book includes 27 projects you can make using this amazing new product.

Click here to see all sewing/quilting classes.


Four Events This Saturday!

ThisSaturday, June 18, we have a full day of fun and learning planned. Guest teacher Shanna Stordahl will teach three classes (see below), one of which is FREE.

June 18 is also World Wide Knit In Public DayGather a few friends and go knit or crochet at any location around Cortez that is open to having your group sit and stitch . . local coffee shops, libraries, parks, pubs, wherever. Come back to Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop between 3 and 6 p.m., show us a photo of your KIP group, share a story about your experience, and receive 20% off yarn!

And don't forget to sign up for one or more of the following classes for a time period when you're not Knitting in Public.

Intermediate Crochet
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 noon
$15, plus supplies

If you know your crochet basics (chain, single, double, etc.) and feel ready for the next step, join guest teacher Shanna Stordahl to make this darling scarf. You’ll get a good start on it in class and finish up at home. Use a light weight yarn (solid or multi-color) for either a fun fashion scarf of a heavier weight to make this to wear when the weather cools down.

Navigating Ravelry
Saturday, June 18, 2016
12 noon – 1 p.m.

Shanna Stordahl will guide you through the intricacies of Ravelry, the online knitting/crocheting, and all-things-fiber website. Ravelry offers patterns (many free!), access to discussion forums and groups, reviews, and much more. This one-hour demonstration will introduce you to Ravelry and show you how to navigate through all that it has to offer.

Continental Knitting
Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you know how to knit but have always wanted to “pick” instead of “throw” your yarn, join guest instructor Shanna Stordahl and learn the Continental method of knitting and purling. Bring #7 needles and worsted weight yarn or purchase what you need when you come to class.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


Evening Sit & Stitch: Every Thursday – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. starts June 16th

In addition to our Tuesday and Friday morning Sit & Stitch sessions, were now offering an evening one as well. This late afternoon and into-the-early-evening event is a great way to wind down after a busy day and connect with other knitters and crocheters in a relaxed environment. Arrive anytime between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and stitch away until 8 o’clock. Bring dinner if you’d like (or order from one of the restaurants on Main Street) and a project to work on and enjoy yourself. Evening Sit & Stitch is free. Adults only, please.


Lo-Lo Bars Are Back!

We have the delicious and eco-friendly Lo-Lo Bars back in stock in four scents: Ginger & Amber, Lavennder Lil, Pearl Knits, and Pink Grapefruit. These are great for moisturizing hands (and other body parts - especially feet) in our dry climate. Non-greasy and made with all natural ingredients, Lo-Lo Bars are a hit with quilters and knitters alike. Three-ounce bars are $14.99 and they last a very long time.


BERNINA Software Club
The Ins and Outs of Distortion
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This month we’ll work with Artwork Canvas and the distort tool. It’s never easy to predict what you will create when you apply distortion, but what fun it is to be surprised. Use your distortions to create a unique placemat for your table. Be sure to bring your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software 7 Designer Plus, a USB drive for a copy of the design of the month, and show and tell items for additional chances at a door prize. To sign up please email Cindy or call 970-565-7541 by Friday, June 17.


"Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." ~ John Wayne


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