January 1, 2018 - In This Issue

- Message From Karen
- New Fabric
- Yarn Department Update
- BERNINA Foot of the Month
- January Classes


Message From Karen

Happy 2018, everyone! This year brings a big and exciting change to Cortez Quilt Company. As of March 1, Aimee King will be the new owner of the shop. I am extremely pleased to be passing the baton to Aimee. She is enthusiastic about taking over the business and has more great ideas than she'll ever have time to implement. I'll let her share a preview in the next issue of the Quiltzette, which she will be writing from here on out.

I'll be in and out for the next two months, but plan to stay out of Aimee's way as much as possible as she takes the helm. Soon I'll be moving to Tucson, Arizona where I will get settled into a new home, take a few months off, and then embark on a new professional path.

I have loved owning and managing Cortez Quilt Company for the past six-plus years. With the help of an amazing staff and the support of our loyal customers, the business has grown and prospered beyond my wildest dreams. And now it is time for a change. I will miss you!

                                                                                                          ~ Karen


New Fabric

Could these hens be any cuter? This collection arrived last week and will make adorable aprons, placemats, napkins, and much more. 


Yarn Department Update

We have some potentially good news this week related to the yarn department. There are a few fiber lovers talking about trying to keep the shop in town and running it as a co-op. If you are interested in investing in keeping yarn local and have some fun at the same time, email Anne Worthington soon.


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!

All Buttoned Up
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This tote features 12 buttons on all sides which add interest, and it’s beautiful made up in large focus print.  Many roomy pockets inside and out make this the perfect bag for trips, carrying sewing and knitting supplies, or to use as a larger everyday purse. This class is for experienced sewists (not a beginner project). Judy Bryan will be your teacher.

Raw Edge Applique: BJ Designs Patterns and Guest Instructor Suzanne Butterfield
Saturday, January 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus pattern

BJ Design patterns are colorful, whimsical, and a fun project whether you are new to raw edge applique or quite experienced. Choose any pattern that we have in stock (Papa’s Pickup is shown here), do your tracing onto fusible web of your choice before class, and assemble your masterpiece under the direction of Suzanne Butterfield. Finish off your work by adding hot-fix crystals if you’d like. This class is limited to six students. Register today!

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