The Quiltzette

September 25, 2014


Mystery Quilt – The Big Reveal
This Saturday, September 27, 9 – 10 a.m.

We have a large group wrapping up our most recent Mystery Quilt program. We hope you’ll all come on Saturday morning to show your finished quilt. If you didn't do the last Mystery Quilt please joins us to see what everyone else created. Like last time, those who attend and sign up for the next mystery quilt will receive 10% off if they purchase fabric for the project after the Big Reveal. Light refreshments provided, so please RSVP by calling us at 970-565-7541. 

P. S.  Small hint about the new mystery quilt . . . it's 57 x 74" without the optional border and uses either four or five fabrics. We'll show our staff pick fabrics on Saturday. If you can't join us on Saturday you can still participate. Just stop by the shop any time after Saturday to see the staff picks and sign up. It's $20 or FREE if your purchase your fabric to make the entire top from CQC. The 10% fabric discount is only good on Saturday and only for those to attend the Big Reveal. 


Nice Blog Post About CQC

A delightful woman named Cheryl was passing through our area this week and asked if she could take photos in our shop and blog about us. Of course we said yes! You can read her post here. Thanks, Cheryl! We're glad you liked our shop and appreciate the publicity. :)


New Fabric!


This cheerful collection arrived the other day. Just because it's officially fall doesn't mean you can't make something bright!


Owls and snails and mushrooms, oh my! Wouldn't this make a darling baby quilt?


Yes, more batik. We really should try to control ourselves when the fabric reps come calling. Or not. :)


Upcoming Classes

Diva Wallet
Tuesday, October 14
1 – 5 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

Make one of these adorable wallets in this afternoon class and you’ll surely want to go home and make more for friends and family members. This roomy, practical wallet holds cash, credit cards, and even a check book if you still carry one of those! Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Selvage Zipper Purse
Friday, October 17
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus book

News flash . . . selvages are not wasted fabric! Not, that is, if you know how to use them. Start gathering up your selvages now and sign up to attend this class where you’ll make a darling zipper purse. Don’t know how to put in a zipper? Consider learning that technique an added bonus! You’ll also learn how to make a French seam on the inside of the purse. Cyndi Foote will teach this class and will bring some of her own selvages to contribute for students who don’t have quite enough in their stash.


Want a good deal on a BERNINA?

We have one gently used 330 available. It was purchased by a customer who used it for a day or two and then decided she'd rather have the 1008. This great little 330 has been cleaned and is ready to be boxed up and sent home with a new owner.

We also have one 550QE (that's quilter's edition . . . comes with 1/4 inch foot, walking foot, and the BERNINA stitch regulator) that we've been using as a classroom rental machine. It's in perfect condition and priced to sell. 

Next week we'll have a 560 (we LOVE this machine) that a customer purchased and then decided she really wanted a 710. When her new machine arrives next week this wonderful 560 will be up for grabs at an attractive price. Note: This 560 does not include the embroidery module, but one can be added. 

If you've been thinking about a BERNINA come in and take a look at these great machines. We don't get in a lot of used ones, so take advantage of this opportunity!


Attention Dolores Mountain Quilters!

The Lone Star patterns for the class that will be taught by guest teacher Janet Humphrey at the Bare Bones Retreat on October 3 and 4 have arrived. They are available in two sizes. If you raised your hand at the last meeting please come by to pick up your pattern. We ordered a few extras and will hold patterns for the number of people who indicated through tomorrow (Friday). After that the extras are up for grabs!


A personal note from Karen

I'd always wanted to play piano and in my twenties finally started taking lessons. My first music teacher, Mr. James, said to me one day: "Miss Childress, you read music beautifully . . . if only you could count." He nailed it. I have next to no natural talent for this instrument and have finally come to terms with that fact. Plus, I'd rather be sewing! My beloved Yamaha is for sale. If you know anyone who wants a very nice spinet piano, please pass this along. I can be reached at the shop most days (970-565-7541) to answer questions. I had the piano appraised and the price is $950. ~ Karen


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company, your local independent quilt shop.


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