The Quiltzette

September 19, 2016


New Fabric

We received a large order of batiks today.

Do you like brights?


Or earth tones?

Something for everyone!


This pretty collection came in late last week. Really unique colorway and great quality fabric.


Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Embroidery Design Studio and ArtLink
Thursday, September 22, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. AND
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

To help you get started with our new affiliate relationship with Embroidery Design Studio (EDS), Cindy will teach a FREE class on Thursday, September 22 from 2-4 p.m. and again from 5:30-7:30 p.m. She’ll show you how to download designs, transfer them to your USB stick, and open them on your embroidery machine. Cindy will also do a demo of the free ArtLink software which gives you editing, printing and saving options for a wide variety embroidery formats. Bring your laptop and a USB stick, or just watch the demo. Call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for this class or email Cindy. Note . . . this class is not for BERNINA machine owners exclusively. Almost all sewing machine brands with embroidery units can use EDS designs.

EVENING CLASS: Easy Peasey Receiving Blanket
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$18, includes instructions

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.

Click here to see all sewing/quilting classes.


Yarn Shop Classes This Week

Easy Fingerless Mitts
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$19, plus supplies

Learn to knit in the round using double point needles while making these simple fingerless mitts. This class is suitable for beginning knitters (and above) as long as you  know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl.

Beginning Crochet
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
$19, plus supplies

Learn the basics of crochet in this Saturday morning class. You’ll leave knowing how to do chain stitches, single, and double crochet.  Shanna Stordahl will be your teacher.

Intermediate Crochet
Saturday, September 24, 2016
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$19, plus supplies

Move beyond crochet basics and make this darling Zagnut scarf.  You should know how to chain stitch and do single and double crochet to join this class taught by Shanna Stordahl.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes


Free Shipping!

Christmas will be here before you know it, but there is still plenty of time to make this cheerful wall hanging to brighten your home for the holiday season. The kit is only $69 and includes the embellishments - buttons, ribbon, floss, and jingle bells.

We're offering FREE shipping on this kit for our out-of-town customers who call and order by September 30. 

The quilt finishes at 36" x 36" and features raw edge applique and simple piecing. The striped border is "cheater" fabric making this a quick and easy project. 

Call us today at 970-565-7541 to order your kit!


Only One Available

BERNINA owners are loyal to the brand. Many of our customers have several of these quality machines. They buy a new one, but don't want to part with the one they already have. That's why we rarely get BERNINAs on trade, even though we happily take them. At the moment we have ONE gently used BERNINA available. It's a 350PE that was used for about six months before being traded in for an embroidery machine. It's priced $500 below suggested retail and $300 below what we sell them for new.  Could this be your dream machine? Come in to take a look!


Unlimited Classes for Only $69

Summer is winding down and fall officially begins this week. That means it's time to get back into your sewing room - and back into classes at Cortez Quilt Company.

How does three months of classes for only $69 sound? Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later.

The following classes do not qualify for this program: Beginning Quilting, youth, BERNINA, yarn shop classes, and classes taught by out of town instructors.

Get your Class Pass today!


Class Policies: Annual Reminder

And while we're on the topic of classes, here are our current policies. Changes since last year are in italics.

Classes are limited to 6-8 students (minimum of three) depending on the complexity of the project.

Class fees must be paid and any required pattern/book/notions must be purchased in advance to hold your space.

Store credit will be given for paid classes if you cancel and give 48 hours notice (otherwise, no credit). Refund or store credit (your choice) given for classes if we cancel due to lack of sign ups.

Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper, straight pins, etc.) to class. If you prefer to use one of our BERNINA sewing machines (at no charge) let us know in advance so that we can have it set up. We request that you use either Mettler or Aurafil thread on classroom machines.

Bring lunch (we have a fridge and microwave) or order out from one of the many fine restaurants on Main Street. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks are complimentary.

It is important to be on time for class. We recommend that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the class start time.

Please do not park on Main Street in front of the shop when you are here for a class.

Please silence your cell phone while in class. If you need to make a phone call during class, we ask that you step outside or to the back of the store where it’s quiet so that other students are not distracted.

Youth classes are for students 8-16 years of age. All other classes are for those 17 and older. Except for nursing infants up to 12 months of age, children may not attend classes with parents.

Thank you and have a fun class!


"In the long run the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist
has a better time on the trip." ~ Daniel L. Reardon


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


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