August 7, 2017 - In This Issue

• Christmas Fabric Has Arrived

• Other New Fabric, Too

• Batik Skinny Bolt Sale: Save 20%

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Christmas Fabric

You've been asking, and it's finally here! We have these cute holiday collections on the shelves and a bit more on the way, including an Advent calendar. Stay tuned, and start thinking about what you'll make for Christmas this year. 


This fun group includes a matching panel with twelve 6" blocks.


Here's a sample Karen made for the shop.


Judy turned this cute reindeer fabric into a table runner. A few kits are available.


This whimsical collection will make up nicely as quilts, wall hangings, placemats, pillowcases, and Christmas stockings.


More New Fabric

If you're mind isn't on Christmas just yet, this bright floral collection that came in last week might capture your imagination.

This elegant,large-scale paisley collection arrived this morning. Something for every taste.


Skinny Bolt Sale

We received new batiks today and had to make room for them. These skinny bolts are on the classroom cutting table - waiting for you! Take 20% off when you finish the bolt. Come in as soon as you can. Skinny bolt batiks don't usually stay around for very long.


Upcoming Classes

My Chicken Kitchen Placemats: Guest Instructor Sine Skaggs
Friday, August 11, 2017
10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make these adorable placemats while learning new sewing tricks with guest teacher Sine Skaggs. Her classes are always fun (and full – so sign up soon!). No homework for this full-day class.

Mystery Tote: Guest Instructor Sine Skaggs
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Love a good mystery quilt? How about a mystery tote bag for a change of pace? Sine Skaggs will present her original design in this full-day class. You’ll measure, cut, and sew and at the end of the day you’ll have a surprise tote bag. It’s fun and functional, and that’s all we’re going to stay about that! Sign up today.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Crochet 101
Friday, August 11, 2017
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
$25, includes supplies

Learn to crochet and you’ll be on your way to making beautiful baby blankets, booties, hats, scarves and more. In this class you’ll learn how to chain stitch, single, and half-double crochet. Once you know these basics, you can take your work home and make a potholder or small scarf with the yarn that is provided for the class. Sue Maxwell will teach.

Knitting 101
Saturday, August 12, 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.  In this class you will learn English style (throwing) knitting. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class fee. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome.Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Crochet Sun Hat
Friday, August 18, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$18, plus pattern ($6) and yarn

Crochet this easy, fun hat with colorful Australian yarn. Perfect for the pool, the beach, the garden, or any time you’re in the sun. Adult or child size. Participants should know basic crochet stitches: chain and half-double crochet. Recommended yarn: Queensland Cairns, 1 skein, $14.99. Size J crochet hook needed. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Click here to see all yarn shop classes.


Embroidery Make & Take
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Learn how to successfully embroider on knits in this Make & Take class with Cindy. Bring a T-shirt, tank top, or other knit garment, along with your machine and a hoop sized for the design you'd like to use. Bring a design or a blank USB stick and choose one when you arrive for class. We'll discuss design placement, hooping, and stabilizers. You can do this!

NOTE: Cindy used "Teddy Bears 3" from EDS to make this cute sample.

BERNINA Feet Retreat
Sunday, September 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$35, includes lunch
Big Book Of Feet required for class ($49 if you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen on Sunday, September 17 for a full day of hands-on learning about 20 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 12 participants so call or come by today to reserve your space. NOTE: All BERNINA presser feet will be 25% off during Feet Retreat.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Our Favorite Iron

If you've taken classes or participated in open sewing days at Cortez Quilt Company over the past year or so, you've probably used this amazing iron. It features a separate reservoir for water (no leaking or spitting!), two steam settings, and the ability to override the auto shut-off feature. Save 20% this week only! Regular price is $189 . . . sale price is $152.

Offer expires on Saturday, August 12 at 6 p.m.. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. 


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even subconsciously, 'Is that all there is?' You've got to
find ways to keep it fresh for yourself."  ~ Nora Ephron


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