The Quiltzette

December 29, 2014


The Clock Is Ticking!

The New Year is almost here. We'll be closed on Wednesday, December 31 to do inventory and on Thursday, January 1 to recover from all that counting and to ring in 2015. That means you have only TWO days to . . .

- Take an EXTRA 20% off everything in our clearance department.
- Take home a BERNINA 215 for only $699! (We have them in stock.)
- Purchase BERNINA accessories priced up to $500 at 25% off.
- Apply for 0% financing for 60 months on a new BERNINA ($3,000 or more).
- Volunteer to help up with inventory (just kidding . . . we have it covered!).


UFO Challenge
January 2 - May 26, 2015

“I have so many projects to finish.”
“I can’t start anything new
until I finish something.”
“You would not believe
how many projects are
sitting in my sewing room.”
“I’m not buying any new fabric
until I use up what I have.”
Now, we know that last one isn't true. But we won’t tell anyone!  :)

No more excuses! Now you have a great reason to work on your UFOs. For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done.

Here’s the deal. Bring in your UFOs anytime during the month of January. We will register each one and log them into your personal page in our special UFO Challenge binder. Then, get busy sewing! (Remember . . . any day we’re not having class or special event you are welcome to come to the shop to work on your projects.) Each time you finish a UFO, bring it back to the shop. We will mark it complete and you will be entered to win great prizes (see below). The more UFOs you finish the more chances you have to win.

Special UFO Registration Day
Bring yourUFOs in on Saturday, January 10 and you’ll receive 10% off any fabric you purchase that day that you’ll be using to complete any/all of your UFOs. (You may bring your UFOs in for registration any day during January.)


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, purse, or tote bag.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete – quilted and bound.

• No UFO registrations after January 31, 2 015.

UFO Show and Tell Party
On Saturday, June 6 from 9–10 a.m. we’ll have a special UFO Show and Tell Party with coffee and a light breakfast. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on June 6, FIVE lucky people will win $100 gift certificates to Cortez Quilt Company. Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!


Upcoming Events

Sewing Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for Sewing Sunday on January 18. This relaxing every-other-month event is a great time to work on a project while visiting with old friends and making new ones. We serve light refreshments. Please RSVP to 970-565-7541.

Postcard Party!

Postcard Party is an exciting, new nationwide event. On one of the dates listed below, come to the shop and make a postcard using a kit that we provide. It includes a 6” x 7” piece of fabric printed just for Colorado participants (each state has their own) and a piece of fusible stabilizer. Use your own fabric to make the opposite side of the postcard. Write a personal message on your card and when you’re done leave the finished piece with us. We’ll mail them all to Postcard Party Headquarters.

A few weeks later we’ll receive the number of postcards we sent in and they’ll be from quilters from all over the country. At that point we’ll display the cards and schedule a Mail Call Party for everyone who made a postcard. You’ll be assigned a number and choose your favorite postcard from the group. You can then swap with others until you are happy with the postcard you have. If you’d like, you can correspond with the person who made the postcard you end up with. Sound like fun? Join is on one of these dates.

Thursday, January 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 8, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (this will also be a Sewing Sunday day)

Cost for the kit is only $5. Limit one per person. We only have 38 postcards. Call 970-565-7541 to reserve your place for Postcard Party!


Upcoming Classes

Mexican Stars
Friday January 9, 2015
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required (kits available)

We teach this class about once a year and it’s always popular. This beautiful wall hanging will add color and interest to any room in your home. See the sample at the shop. Karen will teach this class.

Curve It Up
Second Saturday of each month beginning January 10 (runs for six months)
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$35 for the full series of classes with purchase of book and ruler

Make this modern 68″ x 86″ quilt over a six month period (two blocks per month) using the Quick Curve ruler. Envision it in brights, batik, or even thirties fabric. Use a dark background for a completely different look. Note that these are traditional quilt blocks turned curvy giving them a fresh new feel. Judy Bryan will teach this class series. See the sample hanging in the shop. It’s a little bit different from the image here.

Click here to see more 2015 classes.


BERNINA Clubs Launch for 2015

Plan now to attend a variety of BERNINA clubs being scheduled for 2015. All clubs will meet on Tuesday evenings at 5:15 p.m. at Cortez Quilt Company. BERNINA Club will meet the fourth Tuesday of each month. All About Embroidery and Software Inspiration will alternate months on the second Tuesday.

All About Embroidery Club: Alphabets vs. Fonts
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA machine, software or update at CQC

Have you wondered about what the differences are between using an alphabet design collection and using a font on the machine or in the software? Learn the difference while making this unique bag that zips up to create a bag perfect for holding sparkling cider, wine or even bubble bath. Unzip it and it lays flat! Embroider the bag to make it truly personalized.

BERNINA Club: Order in the Closet! – Open to all brands of sewing machines
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA at CQC

Sew up a hanging jewelry organizer to make accessorizing easy. Learn tips for sewing with vinyl, applying bindings and more. Achieve professional results with a variety of presser feet & attachments.

Software Inspiration Club: Digitize a Logo
Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA machine, software or update at CQC

Discover some basic digitizing techniques while we create an embroidery design working only from a poor quality graphic. We will also work with small lettering.

Call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for any of our BERNINA clubs.


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


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