The Quiltzette

January 23, 2017


In This Issue . . .

• Three Day Overstock Sale: This Week!

• Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Fiber Friday Demo: Drop Spindle

• 60-Month Financing Coming Your Way

• Feet Retreat This Sunday

• Embroidery Make & Take February 7

• Weekly Spotlight Item - Save 20% 


Three Day Overstock Sale
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
January 24, 25, 26

The amount of fabric scheduled to arrive over the next few weeks coupled with how often Karen accidentally orders bolts that we already have in stock necessitates a Three Day Overstock Sale. Help us move out the old to make room for the new! Join us this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for great deals on quality fabric - prints, basics, solids, blenders, and batiks. Some are full or nearly full bolts so this is a great time to buy backing fabric.

Tuesday - 30% off

Wednesday - 40% off

Thursday - 50% off

One yard minimum.
Come early in the week for the best selection.
Come later for the best prices.


Local Quilt Shop Day: January 28

Saturday, January 28 is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. And that shop would be . . . you guessed it . . . Cortez Quilt Company! In honor of this special day we're gifting everyone who shops this coming Saturday with TRIPLE loyalty points. Whatever would normally be added to your card for qualifying purchases will be TRIPLED. Stock up on January 28 with all of the sewing, quilting, and knitting/crochet supplies for the rest of the year and earn TRIPLE points. What are you getting low on? What needs to be replaced?

• Thread

• Straight pins

• Machine needles

• Rotary blades

• Best Press

• Cutting mat

• Creative Grids rulers

• Batting

• Fabric

• Yarn

• Knitting needles/crochet hooks

Inventory your sewing room, make your list, and come in this Saturday for TRIPLE points!


Quilt Shop Classes

Little Quilt February
Friday, January 27, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

This the second in our Little Quilt series. Each month you’ll make a different seasonal wall hanging to display each month in your home or office. There are three options: 12″ square quilt to hang on a stand, 12″ x 16″ with the month included, or you can add an optional calendar holder. These are simple applique projects that can easily be made in one class session. Join us to make one, two, three . . . twelve. Your choice!

Skill Builder: Turned Edge Machine Applique
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, book required

Turned edge machine applique rated high when we did our 2017 Class Survey, and this is the first offering for the new year. Choose a project from this Kimberbell book and make it while learning this valuable technique. Cindy Dahl will be your teacher.

More Quilt Shop Classes

Tuesday, 1/31 - Introduction to Quilting  (details)

Beginning Quilting - Two February Classes  (details)

Saturday, 2/4 - Box It Up  (details)

Saturday, 2/4 - Log Cabin Skill Builder  (details)

Friday, 2/10 - Sassy Little Apron (details)


Yarn Shop Classes

Introduction to Lace Knitting
Saturday, January 28, 2017
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

In Introduction Lace Knitting you’ll learn the simple elements used to create light and delicate scarves and shawls that intrigue every knitter. This class is designed for those who have mastered knitting fundamentals (casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off). You will need fingering or DK weight yarn (in a light color) and needles in size 4 or 5 to create a beautiful lace bookmark. Guest teacher Dana Jensen will be your instructor.

Knitting 101
Friday, February 3, 2017
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
$29, includes supplies

In this class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl, bind off, and start working on a basic ribbed scarf.  Anne Worthington will be the instructor. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class fee. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome.

Garment Knit-A-Long (KAL)
Every Tuesday Beginning February 21, 2017
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 beginning February 21. Come to the store by February 10 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.

More Yarn Shop Classes

Saturday, 2/4 - Easy Fingerless Mitts (details)

Friday, 2/10 - Knitting 102 (details)

Saturday, 2/11 - How to Adjust Patterns (details)

Wednesday, 2/15 - Knit Your First Sock (details)

Saturday, 3/4 -  Needle Felting  (details)

Friday Fiber Demo: Drop Spindle

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Drop spindles have been around for thousands of years and were the primary spinning tool until the Middle Ages. Early spindles were made with wood and stone, ceramic, bone or other heavy material for the whorl. Today’s spinners use a variety of simple and exotic spindles. Join us for a demonstration of spinning using a drop spindle.


On approved credit. Get the details here.

Feet Retreat
Sunday, January 29, 2017 (rescheduled from last Sunday due to weather)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, includes lunch (this event is not eligible for Class Pass)
Big Book Of Feet required for class ($39 if you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen for a full day of hands-on learning about 16 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to eight participants so call or come by today to reserve your space.

Embroidery Make & Take
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$29, includes all supplies

Join Cindy and Ann for Embroidery Make & Take this month and make a zippered pouch completely “in the hoop.” That’s right . . . you’ll even insert a zipper using your embroidery machine. How cool is that? All supplies and your pattern are included. Sign up today!


Aurafil thread is our Spotlight item this week. This high-quality, 50 weight, Italian thread is the best value in the shop. With 1,422 yards per spool, you get a lot for your money. And you get even more this week with 20% off. No limit, so stock up!

Offer expires on Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand. No phone orders.


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