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Get Your Three Month Class Pass: Take unlimited classes at Cortez Quilt Company for three months for only $69. Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later. Classes with supplies included in the price and those taught by out-of-town instructors are not included in Class Pass.​


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!

Beginning Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, January 19, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)
NOTE: Classes passes do not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

Join us for this half-day workshop with guest educator Shanna Stordahl and learn to machine quilt using acrylic rulers. With this technique you can make beautiful, symmetrical designs on your quilts. We will loan you a presser foot for your BERNINA machine.


MODA Cake Mix Sewing Day
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of Cake Mix ($12.99) and EITHER a layer cake or background fabric

Join us for a fun sewing day that requires little brain power and results in quilt blocks that you can put together in a variety of ways. Choose from eight different recipes. You’ll need one layer cake (forty 10″ squares), 3 1/8 yards of background fabric, and thread for piecing. That’s as complicated as it gets!


Necessary Clutch Wallet
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone, checks, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick and other personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. This little gem features a zippered pocket, 12 credit card slots, two long pockets for cash and coupons, and a turn-lock fastener. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Crafty Basket
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This adorable and very handy basket is perfect for sewing or knitting supplies and would also be cute in children’s fabric to use as a toy tote. The finished size is 9″ x 20″ and the basket features a divider down the middle and several pockets on the inside. Judy Bryan will be your instructor.

First Saturday Make & Take: Maggie Bag
Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
$10, pattern required

Little bags for little things. Make the Maggie Bag in one of two sizes. Use for a cell phone or camera and carry by its leash. Or, add ribbon and a clip like the one shown here and attach it to the inside or outside of your purse, tote, or backpack. Judy Bryan will teach this class.


Skill Builder: Introduction to Paper Piecing
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$10, includes printed foundation paper for project, book required

Paper pieced projects often look intimidating, but once you understand the basics of this valuable technique you’ll be on your way to making beautiful quilts, home decor items, and more. Learn from award-winning paper piecing master Judy Bryan in this half-day skill builder class.


Beginning Quilting
February 10 & 17, 2018 (Two Saturdays)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
$119, includes supplies

Master the basics of piecing and quilting in this two-session class. You’ll choose four fabrics and make a beautiful quilted 35″ x 35″ wall hanging/table topper. Learn how to measure, cut, piece, press, machine quilt, and attach binding. This class will give you the skill and confidence you need to become an accomplished quilter. Class taught by Karen Childress.

Bryce Canyon Vest
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make this cute quilt-as-you-go vest in Tricia’s garment class on Saturday, February 24. Pair with jeans for casual outings or with slacks or a skirt for a more polished look. The pattern offers five sizes. We will have required the separating zippers in stock.


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.

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Class Policies

Classes are limited to 6-8 students (minimum of three) depending on the complexity of the project.

Class fees must be paid and any required pattern/book/notions must be purchased in advance to hold your space.

Store credit will be given for paid classes if you cancel and give 48 hours notice (otherwise, no credit). Refund or store credit (your choice) given for classes if we cancel due to lack of sign ups.

Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper, straight pins, etc.) to class. If you prefer, you may use one of our BERNINA classroom machines. We request that you use either Mettler or Aurafil thread on classroom machines.

Bring lunch (we have a fridge and microwave) or order out from one of the many fine restaurants on Main Street. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks are complimentary.

It is important to be on time for class. We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes before the class start time. If you arrive earlier please be aware that your instructor will not be available until the class begins.

Please do not park on Main Street in front of the shop when you are here for a class.

Please silence your cell phone while in class. If you need to make a phone call during class, we ask that you step outside or to the back of the store where it’s quiet so that other students are not distracted.

Youth classes are for students 8-16 years of age. All other classes are for those 17 and older. Except for nursing infants up to 12 months of age, children may not attend classes with parents.

Thank you and have a fun class!