April 24, 2017 - In This Issue

• Mystery Quilt: Clue #2

• New Fabric

• New Yarn

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Youth Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Save the Date - Quilt Sampler Magazine Celebration


• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Mystery Quilt: Clue #2

Here is the second clue for our original mystery quilt - Mystery in the Southwest: A Three-Fabric Throw. The quilt uses a total of 4 3/8 yards of fabric (not including backing), finishes at 53" x 53", and is suitable for confident beginner quilters and above.

Click here to download clue #2.

Next week . . . Clue #3 (there are five total). Stay tuned. We'll have a contest before the last clue to challenge you to solve the mystery before seeing the final layout.

If you missed the first clue, it's on the homepage of our website.


New Fabric

Remember the fun "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb" spring panel and coordinates? We still have a few on hand. And now . . . the summer collection! These measure approximately 20" x 20".

Add borders for a wall hanging, make a large throw pillow, or work this into a quilt top. The coordinates include this pretty floral.


New Yarn

Summer yarns have arrived!

Skinny Jeans: A ribbon yarn with a true denim-dyed effect. Great for crisp and full-bodied fabrics to create casual tops, wraps and accessories.

Ripple: This thin and thick cotton yarn has enough texture to make simple stockinette special. Its supple drape and subtle sheen make it imminently wearable.

Audra: DK weight linen-silk-viscose marl in tweedy, pastel shades.

Flora: A crisp lace-weight cotton yarn studded with sequins.

Lia: A worsted-weight chainette that has a crisp hand but is supple and drapey. The fiber blend offers matte/shiny contrast and a heathered aspect.

Nina: A linen-cotton blend perfect for projects with drape.

Come in soon to see and feel these beautiful new yarns!


Quilt Shop Classes

Butterfly Beauty
Friday, May 5, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This Michelle Watts pattern has been a best-seller at our shop for years. Make a beautiful 23″ x 41″ butterfly wall hanging in this full-day class taught by Karen Childress. Choose a variety of fabrics to match your decor – subtle earth tones as shown here or bright and bold. This is an excellent class if you are interested in learning how to do raw edge applique.

First Saturday Make & Take: Double Duty
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required ($3.99)

We offer this class about three times a year and it always fills up . . . so sign up today! Make this cute combination pin cushion and thread catcher to keep next to your sewing machine. It’s also nice to have one at the cutting table and on the ironing board. They’re lined with iron-on vinyl which makes emptying quick and easy.

Skill Builder: Lemoyne Star
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$10, plus ruler

The Lemoyne Star looks complicated (and it’s not for beginning quilters), but it comes out just right every time using the Studio 180 Lemoyne Star ruler. Learn this technique in an afternoon and then decide how you want to use it in a quilt. Karen Childress will teach this class.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Youth Classes

Youth Class: Mother's Day Surprise
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

In this class students will make something special for Mom. We're not saying exactly what because it should be a surprise! Aimee King will teach this class.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knitting 102
Friday, April 28, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This class builds on what students learned in Knitting 101. Now you take your craft to the next level by learning how to increase and decrease. Bring needles and any leftover yarn from Knitting 101. If you are already proficient in casting on, binding off, and doing knit and purl stitches, you may be admitted directly to Knitting 102. Limited to three students; youth and adults welcome.

Magic Loop Sock Knitting
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Tired of knitting socks one at a time?  Learn how to knit a pair of top down socks at the same time using one long circular needle.  Prerequisite: Ability to knit socks including turning the heel. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

See the full yarn shop class schedule here.


Join Us to Celebrate!

We're now taking RSVPs for our Quilt Sampler magazine celebration. Join us on Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. to see the Cortez Quilt Company featured quilt, pick up your copy of the magazine, purchase quilt kits, and enjoy the company of fellow quilt enthusiasts. Please click here to email us with your RSVP, or call 970-565-7541.


Embroidery Make & Take: Design Placement – Double Pocket Pouch
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:00 – 9:00
$18, pattern required (design provided)

Make this fun double-pocket pouch to hold your glasses, phone, credit cards, and more. You will learn to place a design on the front and the back, and then sew the project using fabric of your choice. Call 970-565-7541 to sign up today.

BERNINA is coming out with a new line of bernette machines this summer, so we are putting the current models that we have in stock on clearance. The London 3 features easy stitch selection, needle threader, recessed handwheel, and flip-top lid dust cover. Suggested retail on this machine is $399, our everyday price is $299, and you can take home a London 3 now for only $249. This machine would make a great graduation gift! Limited to stock on hand. We only have TWO left.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off 

This week only . . . take 20% off on a new 24" x 36" OLFA cutting mat. 

Offer expires on Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand. 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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Just like everyone else." ~ Margaret Mead


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