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April 16, 2018 - In This Issue

- Spring Cleaning Sale
- Quilt Documentation Event Scheduled
- Classes
- Third Thursday Activities This Week
- BERNINA Events & Specials
- Yarn News

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Spring Cleaning Sale
Friday & Saturday, April 20 & 21, 2018

We are in the mood for Spring Cleaning - out with the old, to make room for the new. Fabric, notions, patterns, you will find it all at special prices. Items in our clearance area will be an additional 20% off as well. You won't want to miss out!

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Quilt Documentation Event
Sponsored by the Colorado Quilting Council
Saturday, May 19, 2018

"The Colorado Quilting Council Documentation Project is a statewide effort to document the history of both old and new quilts in Colorado, through oral history interviews, identification of patterns and designs, and photography. The goal is to permanently record the history of the quilts for future generations.

The documentation process registers quilt work into an archive and database for historical preservation of information regarding the maker, owner, materials and patterns of quilted items that "live" in or were created in Colorado. This is not just for older quilts, but also for newer, wonderful work of the many quilters in this state.

The process of documentation involves a photograph of the quilt and completion of an information form, which describes the maker, location, materials and techniques used. Documented quilts are each assigned a unique number, which is recorded in the database along with the information the owner provided. Stories about the quilt's life, awards, mishaps and repairs are all important elements to record.

At a cost of $8 per quilt, owners receive a label with its documentation number to affix to the quilt for future identification, and a booklet containing the photos and printout of the information you provided regarding the quilt. The cost is $5 per quilt for only the registration label".



On Saturday, May 19th, Cortez Quilt Company is hosting one of these documentation events. This is a great opportunity for our local quilters to have their work documented.
Please call us for more information. We have a limited amount of time slots available. Please call to reserve your spot now.

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Upcoming Classes

A Little Duffle Do It
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
15, pattern required

Enjoy an evening out! This class is created for those of you who work during the day, have young ones at home, or are a night owl. A shop favorite, these cute little zippered pouches look like mini duffle bags. The pattern comes with instructions for four different sizes – all your needs are covered. Tricia will be your instructor.

Third Thursday
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
No Charge – Bring a Friend!

Whether you are a garment sewer, a home decor do-it-yourselfer, or a quilter, a serger can make your life easier. Tricia will be demoing all the cool serger techniques, along with applications of when, where and why a serger should be one of our best friends. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

Quilts Without Borders: An Art & Landscape Society
Thursday, April 19, 2018
1:00 p.m.

The Blocks Without Borders Quilt Society meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Cortez Quilt Company. Bring your Show & Tell, exchange ideas, and give and receive inspiration. No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

Mexican Star
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This quilt is an all time favorite. Participants in this class will learn that piecing a curved quilt is almost as easy as sewing a straight line. You won’t want to miss this class! Judy Bryan will be your teacher.

Draw Screen Tote Bag
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Break out your vinyl mesh! We have found a new pattern for a tote, this time with a drawstring closure. Pair it up with a fun fabric, and you are ready to head out for day of shopping, or a day relaxing by the pool – just add your own goodies. Sue Maxwell will be instructing this class.

Bargello Butterfly
April 27 & 28, 2018 (Friday/Saturday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, book and ruler required

If you’ve admired the Bargello Butterfly in the book Quilts Without Corners by Cheryl Phillips, now is your chance to create this work of art. Judith Swain will teach this two-day class which is an intermediate and above project.

Click Here To See More Classes!

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BERNINA Software Club
Tuesday, May 1
5:30 p.m.

We are very excited to announce this will be the first meeting of the CQC Software Club! This Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 5:30. We will provide snacks, as several customers are coming straight from work. Please call us for more info, and to RSVP.

 

If you are curious about the BERNINA Software, but need more information about what the software does, we have added the following class:

Embroidery Without Limits: BERNINA Software Overview
Tuesday, April 24
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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BERNINA Club: Binding Foot Demo and Reversible Apron
Tuesday, April 24,2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$10.00 Please RSVP

Sarah will demonstrate how to use the binding tool – she has mastered a lot of tricks to make this attachment easier to use. After the demo, we encourage everyone to stay to make a reversible apron that is finished with bias binding, and have a chance to use the binding tool themselves.

Embroidery Club
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29.00 Pattern will need downloaded

Join us for a full day of embroidering gifts made especially to pamper yourself (or you could give them to another lucky gal for Mother’s Day). You will embroider a beautiful and delicate organza bag, and your choice of an eye sleep mask. Ann and Sarah will lead this class.  Please bring along other projects you have embroidered as show-and-tell. We are going to have a door prize for this event!

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Here is a great opportunity to save money on a new BERNINA. Put your tax return to good use and enjoy 10% off up to $1000.00!

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With BERNINA, you can achieve a true 1/4" seam with feet that are perfectly designed for perfect accuracy. In April, enjoy 25% off of BERNINA Patchwork Feet. Choose from Patchwork Foot #37, Patchwork #57 with the guide, or special Patchwork #97, which is made for 9mm capable machines.

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Interested in finding out more of what is happening with the fiber community? On Facebook, search for Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective - once there, be sure to like their page.  If you would like any further info, email - swfarm2yarn@gmail.com

Last Chance In The Yarn Department!
Yarn, notions, and books are now marked down to 60% off. Come by now to get all your supplies for your future knitting and crochet projects - you can't beat the price!

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