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March 20, 2020 - In This Issue

- Current Plans:

   Farmington
   Cortez

- Things To Look Forward To Next Week

- A Call For Masks

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CURRENT PLAN FOR FARMINGTON

Posted this morning on Facebook:

To All of Our Quilting Family in Farmington: We understand everyone's uncertainty in this current health and economic climate. We want to assure you that we plan to be here for you for years to come. However, for the next couple of weeks, we will be closing the store in Farmington and rescheduling all of our classes. In case there are shelter in place orders given in either community, we know that we would like to have our family together. Even if no such orders are given, we are confident that with 2 weeks together, we will be better able to plan how to most effectively meet your needs going forward. We will be developing a strategy to market and sell our beautiful fabrics online, perhaps with Facebook as a medium, so that we can serve those who are not able to come in store. We will be developing a system of online classes, some free, some paid, whereby we can help everyone to grow in their skill and love for quilting.
Through these next 2 weeks, we will continue to fill and deliver orders, but to do so efficiently, we will be taking most of our fabrics to Cortez where we'll be able to cut, package, and ship it. If we are able, we will arrange times to drop-off your items to you at the store for pick-up. We will coordinate with you.

Today will be our last day open in Farmington until April 6, so don't panic if you stop by and see us loading machines and fabric. We WILL be back, refreshed, recharged, and ready to help you accomplish your next project.

Thank you all for your support, understanding, and patience as we all work to develop, grow, and strengthen the quilting community in San Juan County.

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CURRENT PLAN FOR CORTEZ

Cortez Quilt Company and More Family: You probably heard the news this morning that we made the difficult decision to close Quilted Corners in Farmington for 2 weeks. This decision was made to ensure that our family would be together in case of a Shelter-In-Place order. Cortez Quilt Company will remain open tomorrow, Saturday, March 21, but will then be open by appointment for 2 weeks beginning Monday, March 23.  This is to ensure that we stay within guidelines for capacity and to give us time to adequately clean and sanitize between customers. We  are providing the option for curbside pick-up, just let us know that you would like us to meet you out front. We will accept phone or email orders for any product in stock. Too, we will provide free delivery to anybody within Cortez or Dolores city limits. We can ship anywhere!

We appreciate everybody's patience and understanding as we all navigate through these troubled times, and we know that with loving and loyal customers like you in our family, that we'll all make it through this together and come out stronger on the other side.

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CURRENT HOURS
CORTEZ ONLY

Starting Monday, March 23, 2020
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00

Obviously, this could change quickly. Feel free to call ahead to double check.
970-565-7541

We will also keep Facebook updated, along with our website: cortezquiltcompany.com

 

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HOW TO CONTACT US:

By phone: 970-565-7541

Email:
aimee@cortezquiltcompany.com
or
todd@cortezquiltcompany.com

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ON TO BRIGHTER THINGS, HERE ARE THE THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO FOR EVERYONE!

Be sure to like both of our pages on Facebook to see our plans... it will be like we are there with you!

Like Quilted Corners' Facebook page here:

Like Cortez Quilt Company and More's Facebook page here:

Look here next week for new group pages where you will be able to share what you are working on, and be able to chat with all your quilting friends.

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We have plans to conduct Facebook Live sales every day at 10am and 4pm where we will be featuring new fabric collections or bundles. You'll definitely want to tune in to these Facebook Live sessions to see the newest and latest fabrics! The bundles and kits for these collections will be very limited, so if you see one you want, you will want to place your order quickly.

 

For those of you who are already going through class withdrawals, we have a strategy to keep you learning, connected, and entertained. We will be posting videos for several free classes online that you may watch at your leisure. We will also schedule some paid classes online, that participants will be given a link to for more advanced instruction. The list of these classes will be emailed to you in the near future.

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Worldwide Quilting Week!

 

Watch for a daily email starting next Tuesday, March 24th - Saturday, March 28th.
We plan to bring you special offers and plenty of things to look forward to each day.
Just be sure to remember to check your email each day, as that day's specials will only apply on that particular day.

We can't wait, and hope this celebration will be an encouragement to all of us!

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MASKS ARE NEEDED

As you have heard, there is a huge demand for face masks as supply is quickly running out. Local Health Departments, Hospitals, Clinics, Doctors Offices, Nursing Homes, etc... are needed both in the Cortez and Farmington areas. We are more than willing to be a drop-off for any masks that you sew, and we will make sure they are distributed. Please call to schedule when you will be here. We can also arrange a drop-off time for those in Farmington.

Look here for the mask pattern, along with video instruction. Doctors were involved in the construction of this mask, and a pocket has been added for a filter that healthcare professionals will add in. Many thanks go out to Canyonland Quilts of Moab Utah for sharing your pattern with us to use!


Elastic is already difficult to find due to demand. We will have elastic cording here early next week if you need some.


Mask Guidelines:

~ Non-coordinating fabrics, thread, binding strips are fine... but a well sewn mask with no frayed edges, missed seams , or holes is important.

~ Use fabric that is non-stretch... cottons, denim, duck cloth, canvas

~Polyesters or other less breathable fabrics do not work for masks, due to the moisture produced with breathing.

~ Elastic needs to be in good shape, with plenty of stretch and an appropriate size to fit over the ears. 1/16" round cord, or 1/8" braided elastic work best.

~ If elastic is not available, fabric ties can be sewn on the mask. Four ties are needed (one tie on each of the four corners). Ties should be approximately 1/4 inch width, with no frayed edges, and long enough to be tied into a bow on the top of the head (for the top corners and behind the head for the bottom covers).

~ Extra wide double bias tape can be used. You can purchase this, or make your own.

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As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company

&

Quilted Corners Farmington. . .

your local independent quilt shops.

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