December 18, 2017 - In This Issue


• Yarn Department Being Phased Out in 2018

• Change of Plans . . . We WILL be open next week!

• BERNINA Presser Feet and Hoops 25% OFF

• BERNINA Gift With Purchase Offer Ending Soon

• New Australian Fabric

• January Classes

• Use Your Gift Certificates!

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Our Yarn Department Is Being Phased Out

We are sad to announce that our Yarn Department will be phased out after the first of the year. Anne and Sue have worked very hard, we've attracted new customers who have become friends, and we've introduced knitting and crochet to people who now have a new passion. And it's been a lot of fun. But the hard reality is that there is not enough sales volume to justify keeping the yarn area open.

Why are we announcing it now? Three reasons . . .

(1) If there is yarn that you've had your eye on you might want to purchase it now. Yes, we will be marking merchandise down at some point after the first of the year, but the best quality yarn will no doubt go fast once markdowns begin.

(2) We have some amazing prices on finished shop samples (hats, scarves, shawls, etc.) if you need some last minute holiday gifts.

(3) We all have our fingers crossed that there might be someone (or a group of fiber lovers) in our community who will step forward to buy this part of the business and keep a yarn shop active in our community. A co-op model, perhaps? If you're interested please contact me ASAP.

All of you who come for Sit & Stitch on Tuesdays and Fridays are welcome to continue through January. Sue and Anne will both be working limited hours through January. If you need help with a project you are working on, please call ahead to see who is here.

I know this news will disappoint many. I'm very sorry. I'm disappointed, too. We all are. But sometimes in business tough decisions are necessary, and this is one of those difficult times.

                                                                                                  Warm regards, Karen


Holiday Hours

Change of plans. . . we have decided to stay OPEN during the week between Christmas and New Year's. With the BERNINA sales going on that so many are taking advantage of, and gift certificates received for Christmas that will be burning holes in pockets all over town, we will be open December 26 - 29 (Tuesday - Friday).

We will be closed on the following days:

- Monday, December 25, Christmas Day
- Saturday, December 30, Shop Maintenance
- Monday, January 1, New Year's Day


December 19 - January 2
All Presser Feet and Hoops 25% Off!

Check your feet, check them twice, make your list and save! All BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops are 25% off beginning Tuesday, December 19th.


Amazing Offer on a BERNINA 770QE

Purchase a BERNINA 770QE and receive as a gift with purchase one of the following:

• Embroidery module (value - $2,000)
• BERNINA 330 (value - $1,199)
• L450 Serger (value - $999)

The BERNINA 770 Quilters Edition is a favorite among staff and customers at Cortez Quilt Company. Get more information on this versatile workhorse here. (Note that OUR price is LOWER than what you'll see on the BERNINA website.) Don't miss out on this sale which ends on January 2.


New Australian Fabric

These beautiful new bolts arrived last week. Come in soon for the best selection. This fabric usually flies out the door quickly.


January Classes

First Saturday Make & Take: Mini Diva Wallet
Saturday, January 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required

Welcome the little sister of the famous Diva Wallet – Mini Diva! This smaller version packs a big punch with a zipper compartment on the outside for bills, a small zippered pouch on the inside for change, and lots of spaces for your credit cards. Bonus: the pattern also includes directions for the Mini Prima Diva. Judy Bryan will teach this class. Basic sewing skills required.

Open Embroidery
Sunday, January 7, 2018
12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
$5, registration required

Bring your embroidery machine for an afternoon to socialize with friends and work on a machine embroidery project of your choice. For those of you doing Charmed Adventure, this will be a great time to make progress on your quilt. Light snacks provided. Sign up soon as this event is limited to six participants.

BERNINA Club: Introduction to Ruler Work
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Free, RSVP required
NOTE: This introductory session does NOT take the place of the class being taught by Shanna on January 19. It’s an appetizer!

Curious about quilting using acrylic rulers? Learn to create quilted ruler work designs on your projects using a home sewing machine. Using the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 with rulers you can add intricate block designs and borders to your quilt projects. We will watch a video and then experiment using the rulers. Use one of our classroom machines, or bring you own. Rulers and presser feet provided for practice. Remember to bring your show and tell for extra chances to win the door prize!

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.


Gift Certificates: Check Your Expiration Dates

Did you receive a Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop gift certificate last Christmas that you haven't yet redeemed? If so, dig it out of its hiding place and use it by December 30. Don't let it expire!


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Umbrella Frames and Patterns

Did you know you can make your own umbrella? Yes, you can! This week only take 20% off both adult and child size umbrella frames and patterns.

Offer expires on Saturday, December 23 at 5 p.m. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


"Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." ~ Winston Churchill


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