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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.​


BERNINA Club – Invisible Zipper Pillow
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Demonstration is free, Supplies needed if sewing the project

BERNINA’S February Accessory Special is Invisible Zipper Foot #35.  The two diagonal grooves on the foot act as a guide, making zipper insertion a breeze.  This class will start with a demonstration on how to use Foot #35.  Participants can stay to work on this fun patchwork pillow, which includes putting in an invisible zipper. Sue Maxwell will be your instructor.



Sewing Machine Cozy
Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This class is full. Please call to be added to the waiting list, and to be notified of a second class.

Brighten up your sewing room and keep your machine protected from dust all at the same time with this cute sewing machine cozy.  This pattern can be adapted to your individual machine size and model.  This class is taught by Judy Bryan.


Bryce Canyon Vest
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required
his class is full. Please call to be added to the waiting list, and to be notified of a second class.

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.


First Saturday Make & Take: Mad About Mesh
Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required

You’ll find lots of uses for these easy-to make bags in three sizes made using By Annie’s mesh fabric. Light in weight and available in a variety of fun colors, the mesh provides visibility of contents, ventilation, and easy washability. Ann Sam will be your instructor.


Skill Builder: Pineapple Potholder
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with Purchase of Ruler & Pineapple Play Book

Learn how to use the new Creative Grids Pineapple Ruler to make this fun and colorful potholder. The trim down method used with this ruler results in a perfect pineapple block each time. Aimee King will teach this class.



Friday, March 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This quilt has an optical illusion that makes it extra fun.  Pair up the Creative Grids Stripology Ruler and a layer cake for an especially easy to put together project. Judy Bryan will teach this class.



Ziggy Zag Table Runner
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

 Make this bright and colorful table runner to brighten up your table. Australian fabrics, or any large print/theme fabric would pair up wonderfully with this pattern.  Judy Bryan will be your instructor.



BERNINA Feet Retreat
March 13 & 14, 2018 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$58, Class Pass Not Applicable

Join Cindy and Sarah on March 13 & 14 for two full days of hands-on learning about 20 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to 12 participants so call or come by today to reserve your space. NOTE: All BERNINA presser feet will be 25% off during Feet Retreat. 



Paris Purse
Friday, March 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This ever popular cross-body bag design features lots of pockets and an easy to sew zipper top! Features one front pocket with a snap, 2 back pockets and 6 inside pockets. Tricia will be teaching this class.


Classic Vest
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Tricia will be teaching this classy-looking vest.  This pattern showcases a V-neck vest that skims the hip. This vest is fully lined with two belt options offered. Sizes S-3XL


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.


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!