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Get Your Three Month Class Pass: Take unlimited classes at Cortez Quilt Company for three months for only $75. Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later. If a class/event is NOT covered by the Class Pass, it will be noted in the class description.

 

CORTEZ QUILT COMPANY AND MORE CLASSES/EVENTS

   

 

Third Thursday Demo  – The History Of Quilting by Sheryl Merritt
February 20, 2020

12:30
Join us on February 20th at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo. This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

February: Spend 30 minutes and be fascinated by the rich and colorful history of the thing we love most! How, why, where and who was responsible. 

   

 

Art & Landscape Group – Blocks Without Borders –
Thursday, February 20, 2020
1:00 pm

Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary!

February:

  • Heart felt thanks to Orinda Spence for her amazing Crazy Quilting presentation
  • Sneak peak at the History Museum  blocks as they start to come together
  • “Super Power” challenge blocks turned in today. 
  • Confirm upcoming challenges
  • Pam Hart presentation on her own unique techniques for landscape and art quilts

 

 

SOS#1 (I Am So Sick Of Stippling) Free Motion Quilting Class
Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 – 1:00
$12:00
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Learn some new quilting designs to add to your stippling expertise.You will learn some new background quilting designs that can really add some pizzazz  to the design of your quilt. Swirls, pebbles, squares, triangles and so much more.

 

   


Intro To Machine Applique – Freezer Paper Method
Friday, February 21, 2020
1:30 – 4:30 PM
$10.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Judy Bryan
We are going to be exploring various methods of machine applique, along with why a particular method would work best with what type of projects. These half-day classes
are designed to learn the technique, along with a small project to try the method out. We have several applique projects planned that you will be ready for after attending this
class!

   

Beyond Beginning
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00-5:00
$25.00
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
Calling all quilters who are ready to advance their newly learned skills, or those who want to perfect what they know. Skills: Cutting with rotary cutter, piecing, adding borders, quilting, binding and more!

   

Quilted Leather Journal Cover
Monday, February 24, 2020
10:00 – 3:00
$12.00
We will be making a journal cover where you will learn some basic techniques for quilting on leather. There will be a required kit for this class.

   

 


Software Club
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
10:00 – 4:00

   

 


Mastery Class – Embroidery
2 Session Class – Wednesday, February 26,2020
9:30 – 12:30
In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA embroidery machine. You will learn everything you need to successfully embroider with your machine, including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine’s settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities from the My BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Workbook.

   


Beginning Quilting Class #4
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
1:00-5:00
Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? Would you like to refine your skills? This class is for you! You will learn the entire process: how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, adding borders, quilting, and binding. This class will give you the foundation needed to move on to more advanced projects. Note: We will help you with your fabric selection, so that you can make yours according to your own personal taste.

   

How to Quilt Your Impressionist Landscape Quilt
Friday, February 28, 2020
10:00 – 5:00
$25.00
Instructor: Susan Madden
Now that you have created a masterpiece top, Susan will show your how to quilt and finish your project. This class is open to anyone that has taken Susan’s Creating Impressionist Landscape Classes.

   

Turned Applique
Saturday, February 29, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
$25.00
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
The technique taught in this class uses heat resistant Mylar templates to create machine applique that looks like you did it by hand!
This is a technique class, so you might not finish your project during class, but will be able to apply what you’ve learned to ANY applique project!

   

Panel Pizazz – Calf
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:00 – 5:00
$25.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Becky Gerren
Learn how to make this cute panel pop by adding trapunto, thread painting and more!

   

 

March –  1st Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, March 7, 2020
10:00 am

*We will be revealing our new fabrics, patterns, and projects
*Bring your show and tell!
*We will have light refreshments and plenty of fun, friendship and chatting!
*We will have a small gift for those who attend!

UFO Reveal – Please be sure to bring your finished UFO projects to show off during the show and tell portion of the party!

   

Picture Piecing – Ice Cream Cone
Saturday, March 7, 2020
12:00 Noon – 4:30
$12.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Picture Piecing is a unique technique that Cynthia England has developed to achieve detailed quilt imagery. Many quilters assume it is just another name for paper piecing or foundation piecing, but Cynthia’s approach is much more! While similar to these techniques in that it uses paper and straight seams, Picture Piecing has several differences, allowing quilters to achieve detailed imagery more efficiently, with less frustration and fabric waste.

This class is a prerequisite to take more difficult classes that will be scheduled using this technique.

   

 


Software Club
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
10:00 – 4:00

   

SOS #2 (Free Motion Quilting) Gridwork
Friday, March 13, 2020
9:30 – 12:30
$12.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Continue learning some more background  designs. This time beginning with a basic grid design and expanding from there. So many designs, so little time. Be amazed how many designs that can be made with just a simple beginning grid. You will be asking yourself, That came from a grid?

   

 

Intro to Machine Applique – Raw Edge Method
Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:30 – 1:00
$12.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Aimee King
We are going to be exploring various methods of machine applique, along with why a particular method would work best with what type of projects. These half-day classes
are designed to learn the technique, along with a small project to try the method out. We have several applique projects planned that you will be ready for after attending this
class!

   

 


Intro To Machine Applique – Turned Applique – Elaine’s Way
Saturday, March 14, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
$12.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Elaine Brown
We are going to be exploring various methods of machine applique, along with why a particular method would work best with what type of projects. These half-day classes
are designed to learn the technique, along with a small project to try the method out. We have several applique projects planned that you will be ready for after attending this
class! Elaine’s method utilizes Ricky Tim”s product,  Stable Stuff® Poly, a versatile, multi-purpose, polyester-based stabilizer.

   

 


BERNINA Embroidery Club
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
10:00

   


Clam Up!
Saturday, March 21, 2020
9:30 – 1:00
$12.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Peggie Buckholtz
We love anything by Annie!  Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space. Haven’t put in a zipper in years? Don’t worry…. Peggie can assist you to inserting a zipper, and you will still be smiling!

   

 


Machine Embroidery – Sassy Stripe Bag
Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00-4:00
$25.00
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
This zipper bag is finished all in the hoop using an embroidery machine with one hooping. The front features a zipper; the back an extra pocket and the lining is completely finished in the hoop, with no raw edges or exposed seems inside. Simply choose your favorite quilt cotton and coordinating Cork or Vinyl and whip one or two up.
Comes in two sizes, small for the 5in x 7in hoop and the large for the 6in x 10in or larger.

   

 

Intro To Quilting On Your Domestic Machine
Saturday, April 25, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 PM
$12.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Skill Level: All
Do you have a top done and want to quilt it yourself? Come to Beginning Machine Quilting class. We will go through how to layer your quilt, pin basting, machine set up, equipment that can make your machine quilting more successful, quilting feet, threads, and needles. Many mysteries will be solved. Bring the machine you are going to quilt with. You will learn some basic machine quilting techniques with your machine.

   

SOS#1 (I Am So Sick Of Stippling) Free Motion Quilting Class
Saturday, May 9, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 pm
$
12:00
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Learn some new quilting designs to add to your stippling expertise.You will learn some new background quilting designs that can really add some pizzazz  to the design of your quilt. Swirls, pebbles, squares, triangles and so much more.

   

SOS #2 (Free Motion Quilting) Gridwork
Saturday, June 13, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 pm
$12.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Continue learning some more background  designs. This time beginning with a basic grid design and expanding from there. So many designs, so little time. Be amazed how many designs that can be made with just a simple beginning grid. You will be asking yourself, That came from a grid?

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

QUILTED CORNERS – FARMINGTON CLASSES/EVENTS

   

Farmington Sewcialites
Every Tuesday
9:30 – 5:00
Open sewing day. A Sewcialite is someone who loves to sew with a group of other sewists and quilters. To become a Sewcialite all you have to do is show up to Quilted Corners on any Tuesday with your sewing machine and a project to work on.

   

 


BERNINA Software Club
Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:00-4:00
Embroidery with no limits! BERNINA Embroidery Software lets you design, import, edit, manage, and freely configure your embroidery designs, and much more – the ideal tool for creating your own distinctive embroidery motifs. The powerful BERNINA embroidery software works in a similar manner to a graphics program, giving you completely free rein in turning your ideas into reality. From the very first stitch, you’ll be able to visualize the result, select matching threads, print out your designs, and share them with others. BERNINA embroidery software furnishes you with the creative tools for extraordinary embroidery results!

Are you wondering if BERNINA Embroidery Software is for you? Feel free to join in the lesson and check it out!

   


Machine Embroidery – Australian Animal Table Runner With Bonus Koala Block
Open To All Makes Of Embroidery Machines – Your Model Must Accept Flash Drives
Two Day Class
Friday, February 21 & Saturday, February 22, 2020
10:00 – 5:00
$25.00
Come embroider this adorable table runner featuring a quokka, emu, bilby, kookaburra, wombat and a koala. 100% of the proceeds from these design purchases will be donated to WIRES Wildlife Rescue ( WILDLIFE INFORMATION AND RESCUE SERVICE) in Australia. Call to reserve your space… your design will need purchased ahead of time so that we will have it here for you.

   

BERNINA Project Club  – Quilt-As-You-Go Placemats
Thursday, February 27, 2020
10:00 – 3:00
These fast and fun placemats are made with Soft and Stable by Annie and 2.5 inch wide strips of fabric. The ever popular flip and sew method will make fast work of these
placemats… you will want to make a set for every season or occasion!

   

Navajo Wedding Basket
Friday, February 28,2020
$25.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Guest Teacher: Barbara Morgan
We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Morgan will be coming to teach this class! Barbara, who hails from Durango, designed this pattern based on an authentic Navajo weaving.

   


Quilting On Leather, Part 2
Purse
Saturday, February 29, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
$12:00
We will be creating a leather purse that you have personalized with a design of your choice. May be quilted or embroidered.

   

BERNINA Project Club – Ruler Work Pillow
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Club Pricing/ $12.00 For Non-members
Homework Required
Piece this decorative pillow, then experience quilting it yourself with rulers.

   

 

RV Quilters Of The Four Corners
Friday, March 6, 2020
9:00 – 5:00

   

Double Duty
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:30 – 12:30
$10.00
Make this cute combination pin cushion and thread catcher to keep next to your sewing machine. It’s also nice to have one at the cutting table and one on the ironing board. They’re lined with iron-on vinyl, which makes emptying quick and easy.

   


Placemattie
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
$12.00

In this class, you will get a chance to try out this new Quiltsmart Pattern, complete with the fusible interfacing to make four placemats.

  • Just plain adorable, but not plain!  Put an envelope back on and it becomes a darling pillow!
  • Beautiful wavy edges without any fuss! Extremely clever – not kidding!
  • Perfect for fussy-cuts and novelty prints!
  • Great for fat quarters!
  • Pack makes 4 Placematties!  Two panels, with 2 Placematties on each panel!
  • Too fun to make! And, bonus – really quick!
   

BERNINA Embroidery Club – Free Standing Lace
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Club Pricing/ $12.00 Non-Member
It is amazing what can be embroidered using the free standing lace technique. In this class, you will learn how to embroider a fun and festive charm for St. Patrick’s day. This class is an
intro class that will enable you to tackle more difficult projects.

   


Clam Up

Friday, March 13
1:00 – 5:00
$12.00
We love anything by Annie!  Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. When empty, the bags nest inside one another to save space. Haven’t put in a zipper in years? Don’t worry…. we can assist you to inserting a zipper, and you will still be smiling!

   


Scrap Crazy!
Saturday, March 14, 2020
10:00 – 4:30
$25.00
Cut five pieces from three templates to create an 8 inch finished Scrap Crazy block. All of the pieces can be cut from those odd sized scraps in your stash or stack fabrics and cut multiples in a matter of minutes. Pre-cut 10″ squares are a perfect compliment to this ruler set. The tips are trimmed when needed so the pieces sew together perfectly every time. Embellish the seams with your favorite decorative stitches and threads.

   

 


World Wide Quilting Day
Saturday, March 21, 2020
More Info Coming!

   


Creating Impressionistic Landscape Quilts
Two Session Class: Saturday, April 11th and Saturday, April 18th
10:00 – 4:30
$50.00
Instructor: Susan Madden
Learn to create a landscape quilt using your own photo. You’ll learn to make a quilt pattern from your photo and to create your image in fabric using raw edge applique. We’ll talk about composition, color, and fabric choices that work well in translating your photo into a a quilt and you’ll get started on creating your own unique quilt. If landscapes don’t float your boat but flowers do, you can work from a close-up photo of a flower to create a flower portrait in this class.

   

   
Stop by the shop or call to register for a class.:
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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. Youth members may take the adult classes with instructor approval.

Except for nursing infants up to 12 months of age, children may not attend classes with parents.

Thank you and have a fun class!