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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. If a class/event is NOT covered by the Class Pass, it will be noted in the class description.

Convergence Quilt, Ricky Tim’s Style
Friday, September 20, 2019
Cost: $25.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Vicki Rundle
Convergence quilts feature two or more fabrics cut into strips, sewn together, then cut and pieced again. Nothing could be simpler – or more magical! Every one turns out a unique work of art!




BERNINA Mastery Class
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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BERNINA Mastery Class
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Mandala Table Runner – Machine Embroidery
This Class Is Open To All Brands/Models
Thursday/Friday, September 26 & 27
Cost: $50.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
Come learn new techniques and perfect your skills on this exquisite table runner.


Kimberbell Snowman Mug Rug – Machine Embroidery
This Class Is Open To All Machines Makes/Models
Monday, September 30, 2019
5:30 -8:30 PM
Cost: 12:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner With Machine Embroidery Skills  *Must know basic features of embroidery on your machine
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
This evening class will be a fun opportunity to come stitch out this fun snowman design.


Spooky & Sweet Table Runner – Machine Embroidery – Open To All Brands/Models
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Cost $25.00
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
A hauntingly fun quilting project — This table runner includes some cool quilting tricks that make it quite a treat! 4 embroidery & applique designs and 4 custom quilting designs are included.


Imaginary Day Embroidery Block of the Month – Ongoing
Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Bee-Utiful Sunflower Table Runner Part 2 – Quilting
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Bring your table runner that you have been working on since the first class, and now learn how to finish it by quilting in the hoop.


Country Pastimes – Trapunto, Thread Painting, Free Motion Quilting & More
Two Day Class
Friday, October 4, 2019 9:30-5:00
Friday, October 11, 2019 9:30 -5:00
Cost: $50.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ila Starks
Come create a true masterpiece by utilizing several fun techniques. Isn’t this simply amazing looking?



1st Saturday Breakfast Club – October
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:30 am
* Virginia Robertson will be showing her amazing trunk show of Jen Kingwell quilts.
*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!
Let us know you plan to attend so we are ready for you!


Skill Builder: Intro To Handwork – Piecing, Applique, & More
Saturday, October 5, 2019
1:00 – 5:00
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Virginia Robertson
Handwork of all varieties are back in style! Come learn to hand piece and applique from instructor Virginia Robertson.



BERNINA Creative Center – Software
Lettering Artwork Canvas Style Part 2
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Learn about Font options in Artwork Canvas to create specialty lettering. Use the Contour Tool to create unusual lettering that will convert to embroidery.
Continued lesson from September.


Beginning Youth Class – Draw String Bag
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
1:00 – 4:00
$25.00 – Includes All Materials Needed
Ages 8 and Up – This class is for all skill levels of youth.
Instructor: Cassidy King
Students will learn how to sew a seam with a sewing machine, and go home with a completed project.
This class is full. Please call to be added to the waiting list.


Country Pastimes – Trapunto, Thread Painting, Free Motion Quilting & More
Part 2
Friday, October 4, 2019 9:30-5:00
Friday, October 11, 2019 9:30 -5:00
Cost: $50.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ila Starks

Come create a true masterpiece by utilizing several fun techniques. Isn’t this simply amazing looking?


Beginning Quilting
Friday, October 11, 2019   5:00-7:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019  9:00-5:00
Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00-5:00
$119, Includes class fee and all materials
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
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. Judy will lead this class.


MJ Messenger Bag Class #2
Saturday, September 14 & Saturday, September 21, 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Peggie Buckholts
Carry your electronic gear, books, papers, and supplies comfortable in this handy messenger-style book bag. The satchel has a zippered closure as well as hardware closures. It features two styles of handles including a detachable, adjustable strap for comfortable over-the-shoulder or cross-body carrying. A roomy interior has slip mesh pockets and a padded expanding divider. Zippered and slip pockets on the outside and a handy pen holder provide easy access to all your supplies. As always, this bag By Annie, is a great looking and functional bag. Come by and check out Peggie’s sample – she did a fantastic job on this very involved project!


Fractured Star: Intermediate Paper Piecing
Two Sessions:  Friday, October 18,  10:00-5:00
                              Friday, November 22, 10:00-5:00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy Bryan

Customers are loving all of Judy’s paper piecing classes, and this one sure is spectacular. The unique border adds a special touch.


Collage Class
Friday, October 25, 2019
Cost: $25.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Marie Wirth

Join us for this fun collage class! We have a new collection of fabrics designed by Laura Heine to use with her patterns, that will make this project extra creative and colorful. Have you been intimidated by Laura Heine’s patterns? We also will have her newer patterns that are much smaller in size, and therefore more doable to some.



Intermediate Paper Piecing: Wedding Ring
Saturday, October 26 & Saturday, November 9, 2019/ 2 Session Class
10:00 – 5:00
Skill Level: Intermediate – Must have prior paper piecing experience
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Judy will instruct this class and teach you how to advance your paper piecing skills. You will choose how big you wish this project to turn out. This creates a stunning quilt! The first set of this class filled up quickly – call soon as some spots have already filled.


Iceland Poppies Finishing Class
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Instructor: Ila Starks
This class is for those who took the original applique class for Iceland Poppy Class. Now is your chance to come learn how to finish your creation off with thread painting and quilting.


Professional Tote
Friday, November 1 & Saturday November 2, 2019
9:30 – 5:00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ila Starks
Ila is definitely in demand, especially for a repeat class for this tote. The Professional Tote has all the pockets and compartments needed for today’s professional woman. Whether you work in an office or not, this tote has it all. There is a pleated pocket on each side of the tote to hold a bottle of water, umbrella, magazine, baby bottle or telephone. Also, on the front is a zippered pocket to hold your ID and Passport for your airport travel. Behind that pocket is one for your boarding pass. Even though this class is not until November, sign up early…. we already some of the slots filled!


Designer Vest
Friday, November 15, 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday, November 16, 9:00-1:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Julie Ayers
This vest is a great companion piece for jeans, skirts, and everything in between, depending on the fabrics you choose.



Intro To English Paper Piecing
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Instructor: Sine Skaggs
Now is your opportunity to learn English Paper Piecing from a pro! More info coming!


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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!