The Quiltzette

March 6, 2017


In this Issue . . .

• New Stafff Members

• New Fabric

• UFO Challenge Winners

• Third Thursday Demo

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• BERNINA Sale and Classes

• Last Chance to Take the Quilt Border Survey

• Spotlight item: Save 20%


Welcome Hannah and Tricia

We are very excited to welcome two new staff members to Cortez Quilt Company.

Hannah Ertl recently joined us as shop assistant. She has lived in Dolores with her husband Corey for a little over a year. Hannah holds a Masters degree in Wildlife and Fishery Sciences and enjoys a full-time job in that field. We are fortunate that she is able to devote two days a week to us. Welcome, Hannah!

Also, please join us in welcoming Tricia Hale who started working today. Tricia has a background in education, has worked as a teacher, and operated her own school when she lived Oregon. She and her husband Kevin have lived in Cortez off and on for twenty years. She has three children, eleven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Tricia works four days per week, mainly in the quilt/fabric area.

We are still looking for one more person who is experienced in knitting and crochet to work 2-3 days per week. Visit the Contact Us page on our website to download an application.


New Fabric

This pretty little spring collection arrived this morning. Sweet and whimsical. What will you make?


UFO Challenge Winners and Final Month Deadline

Congratulations to Merlene Lanier (pictured here) and Kathy Young, both winners in the UFO Challenge for February. They each took home a $50 gift certificate.

The final month of the challenge is upon us. You have until this Friday, March 10 at 6 p.m. to register your UFOs. Finish by the end of March and you'll be entered to win. Get the details on the home page of our website.


Third Thursday Demo: March 16

Join us on Thursday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. when our free demo will be on half-square triangles - one of the most versatile design elements in the world of quilting. We'll cover several different ways to make the half-square triangle, practice using the Bloc_Loc ruler, and everyone who attends will receive a free pattern that calls for half-square triangles. Bring a friend!


Quilt Shop Classes

Little Quilt April
Thursday, March 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

We’re working our way through the year creating these adorable raw-edge applique wall hangings. Make them with or without the month at the bottom. These fit perfectly in the small wire stands. With the month added to the bottom the finished size is 12 x 16. Karen will teach this class. Join anytime . . . you can backtrack and make the earlier months or make them later as each month rolls around.

Open Wide
Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus pattern/supplies

This is one of the latest By Annie patterns, and we all know how much fun her projects are to make. Judy Bryan will teach this two-session class on March 24 & 25. On Friday you’ll cut, quilt, and begin assembling this handy zippered bag. On Saturday you’ll finish the project which features inside mesh pockets. Great for sewing notions, cosmetics, small knitting projects, and much more.


In the Yarn Shop

Knitting 101
Friday, March 17, 2017
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
$29, supplies included

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.

Skill Builder: Entrelac Basics
Monday, March 20, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Entrelac is not as challenging as it looks! Learn how to knit this intriguing fabric and then use it in a future project. Bring either solid color or variegated yarns and appropriate sized needles to class. For intermediate knitters.

Garment Knit-A-Long (KAL)
Every Tuesday
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 anytime. Come to the store by 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. 


Mark your calendar . . . a great BERNINA sale is right around the corner. From March 16-20 when you come in and try out any sewing machine you'll receive a scratch-off ticket to redeem toward your purchase. The minimum you'll win is $150 and you could win up to $1,000!

Also, during this same sale take 25% off all BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops. We'll also be offering 60-month 0% financing during the sale (on approved credit, of course). Come in early to narrow down your machine choice and then come back during the sale to scratch and SAVE!

Embroidery Make and Take
Sunday, March 12, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$10 plus cost of designs

Come and join other embroiderers on Sunday afternoon and make one or two freestanding lace projects. This cute Easter basket is an option, and there will be several other designs to choose from as well. You do not have to own a BERNINA to attend. All embroidery machine models are welcome.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free (RSVP and supplies required)

Learn how to make pintucks and their many variations. Pintuck feet in four styles create pintucks in a variety of sizes and spacing for different fabric weights. Learn about corded and decorative stitch pintuck options. Plan to stay and make a kitchen towel with pintucks and decorative stitching or add pintucks to the “Cash and Carry” pouch. Think of all the projects that can be spiced up with pintucks! Don’t forget to bring show and tell for chances at a door prize.


Last Call . . . Quilt Border Survey

I was taught that when adding borders to quilts it was necessary to measure both sides and the middle of the quilt top, then divide by three to determine how long to cut a border. However, in doing research for the February Third Thursday Demo (if you missed it download a copy of the handout here) it appears that many quilters measure only the middle of a quilt top to determine border length.

So now we're curious. What do you do?

Take our one minute survey here.

We'll publish the results in next week's newsletter. Thanks! ~ Karen


OLFA 12" Rotating Cutting Mat: 20% Off

If you've had your eye on a rotating mat, now is the time to act. Take 20% off the self-healing OLFA mat this week only. Cut, spin, cut, spin. Invest in this time-saver today.

Offer expires on Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand. Limit one per person. No phone orders. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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