The Quiltzette

September 26, 2016


Three Events This Week

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 this 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 on September 8. This Thursday bring what you've started working on to share, or if you are still in thought mode share your thoughts. The challenge rules: Submit by November 30. Voting will be at the shop December 1-5 and the winner will be announced on December 6th. Your creation must be no smaller than 12 x 12 and no larger than 36 x 36 inches. If you missed the initial launch meeting you still have plenty of time to get in on the Challenge.

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. This Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m.

P. S. We received another nice shipment of Australian fabric last week. Here are three of the new bolts.


Classes This Week

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 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.


More New Yarn

Maypole and Babe Jazz from EuroBaby and Nuna from Mirasol came in today. This is a small sample of what we received. Come by for a closer look, and get started on those holiday gift items.



Yarn Shop Classes This Week

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.

Triplicity Shawlette
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1-5 p.m. AND
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3-5 p.m. (a two session class)
$29, plus supplies

Make this simple, beautiful  shawlette and learn new texture stitches while honing your knitting skills. Use either one color yarn, or experiment and use more than one color. For beginning and intermediate knitters. Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, decrease, increase, and bind off.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


Last Call to Get in on the Mystery

The first clue was handed out on September 10 and you still have time to get in on this fun Mystery Quilt. The five remaining clues will be available on or after the 10th of each month October-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.


BERNINA Software Club: Texturizing with Artwork Canvas
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 p.m.

Artwork Canvas includes many fun and interesting textures that can be printed on on fabric and used for projects. Create a sampling of textures, print, and then put them together in a bag to hold your essential sewing tools and treasures. Call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy to sign up for this event.

Worth Its Weight in Rose Gold

Look what's on the way to our store . . . this year's BERNINA special edition machine. The Rose Gold 765 is a dream come true. If you've been longing for a 7 Series machine, this may just be the one.

Purchase the Rose Gold machine anytime between October 1 and December 31 and choose one the following gifts:

• A BERNINA 330 - Great small machine for travel, retreats, and classes,

• Quilting Kit - Includes the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), #97D quarter inch presser foot, #50 walking foot, and a magnifying lens set.

• Embroidery module - A $2,000 value!

This is a very limited edition machine. We have two on order. The first one should arrive by the end of October. Shall we put your name on it?


“If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T. S. Eliot


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