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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.

 

CORTEZ QUILT COMPANY AND MORE CLASSES/EVENTS

 

 

Third Thursday Demo – The Mystery of Color
Thursday, January 16, 2020
12:30 pm
Join us on January 16th 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!

Unravel the mystery of color with Judith Swain. Whether you are color confident or color confused, come join us to demystify and to round out your color choices. Make friends with the color wheel and hear three easy ways to make good color decisions.

 

 

Art & Landscape Group – Blocks Without Borders
Thursday, January 16, 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!

January Meeting:
*Final date to turn in History Museum Blocks
*Review upcoming art quilt challenges.
  *Newest challenge – “Super Power” is due by February 20th meeting
*Presentation on Embellished Crazy Quilting by Orinda Spence, a life-long crazy quilter, succulent lover and mixed media artist.

 

 

BERNINA Sewing Mastery Class
Two Sessions – Thursday, January 16 & 23, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA sewing machine. Learn to care for your machine, and how to use specialty functions to customize your machine’s setting’s to your needs. You will learn to use the most important utility stitches on your machine, along with the many creative options your machine offers, including decorative stitches, combi-mode, free-motion stitching and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities using the My BERNINA Sewing Mastery Workbook.

 

Creating Impressionist Landscape Quilts
Friday & Saturday, January 17 & 18, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$50.00
Guest Instructor: Susan Madden
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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.

Susan has now added a finishing class to instruct students how to quilt their project. See below for more info.

 

BERNINA Embroidery Club Multi-hooping
Monday, January 20, 2020 – 10:00 – 4:00
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 10:00 – 12:00 (Finishing class, if needed)
Club Pricing, or $25.00 for Non-member
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
Learn or perfect your multi-hooping skills. This class is important to attend so that you will understand how to multi-hoop for projects that we will be doing throughout the year.You will also learn a fun and unique technique for creating trapunto with your embroidery machine. You will fall in love with the dimension you can achieve with this project! We will stitch a  “CREATE” wall hanging that finishes 7”x36”. Designs will fit in a 5” x 5” hoop.

 

Machine Embroidery Fun!
Open To All Makes Of Embroidery Machines – Your Model Must Accept Flash Drives
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
or
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 5:00 pm -8:30 pm
$10.00/Class (Time Slot)
Join us for the fun time of machine embroidery. Choose to work on the following projects: Kimberbell’s Winter Whimsy Bench Pillow, Kimberbell’s Winter Bench Buddies (2 January Buddies), or a Snowman Block (sample coming). Choose to work on one, two, or all three! Please call early to RSVP. You must pre-order your designs so that we have them here for you for class.

 

BERNINA Project Club
Thursday, January 23, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Club Pricing, $12 For Non-Members
This super-utility cushion will hold your pins, binding clips, and catch your trimmed threads. Learn how to create your new stitching companion and all the BERNINA feet and accessories to help you get the job done in a breeze.

 

Professional Tote
Cutting/Prep Day – Wednesday, January 22, 2020/ 9:30-5:00
Two-Session Class Friday/ Saturday, January 24 & 25, 2020/ 9:30 – 5:00
$50.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ila Starks
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.

 

 

Quilt Til You Wilt
Monday, January 27, 2020
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Bring a project to work on, plus a snack to share. Plan to have a great time sewing while chatting with your quilting friends.

 

 

Software Club
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
10:00

 

 

BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Class
Two Sessions – Wednesday, January 29 & February 5, 2020
10:00 – 12:00
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.

 


Machine Embroidery – Australian Animal Table Runner With Bonus Koala Block
Open To All Makes Of Embroidery Machines – Your Model Must Accept Flash Drives
Thursday, January 30, 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 Embroidery Mastery Class
Two Sessions – Thursday, January 30 & February 6, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
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.

 

Jelly Roll Rug Plus
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 – 5:00
$25.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
JELLY-ROLL RUG PLUS is a square with mitered corners version of the ever popular RJ Designs Jelly-Roll Rug pattern. Carry on the phenomenal Jelly-Roll Rug craze with this new unique square version. This version will still use the pre-cut 2-1/2in Jelly-Roll or strip roll of 40 strips

 

 

February 1st Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:00 am

 

Fundamentally Fun
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
$12.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
This pattern is perfect for showing off your fabric’s good looks and fun personality, plus they are easy to make. Experiment with different trims for a fabulous table ensemble.

 


Beginning Quilting
Four Sessions:
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 1:00-5:00
Wednesday, February 12, 2020  1:00-5:00
Wednesday, February 19, 2020  1:00-5:00
Wednesday, February 26, 2020  1:00-5:00
$100 (Additional Supplies Needed)
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.

 

 

Mini-Curved Tulip Quilt
Friday, February 7, 2020
10:00-5:00
$25.00
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Judy will teach the curved quilt process from cutting and piecing to squaring up the blocks to pressing curved seams, by utilizing the Mini Quick Curve Ruler.

 

 

BERNINA Software Club
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

 

Boxy Tote
Two Days – Friday, February 14/Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00-5:00
50:00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy Bryan
The Boxy Tote was designed to hold a Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine. It has a rigid metal frame that holds the mouth of the bag open and offers protection for its contents. This Boxy Tote is great for knitting projects, sewing supplies, and more. The pattern includes 2 metal stays to make your first bag. Approximate finished size: 14in wide x 12in tall x 11in deep.

 

SOS#1 (I Am So Sick Of Stippling) Free Motion Quilting Class
Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 – 12:30
$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.

 

 

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!

 

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.

 

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 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

 

Intro to Rulerwork
Friday, January 17, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Now is the perfect time to learn how to do your own quilting! Ruler work is one of the biggest trends in quilting today.  We can order the rulers for you no matter what make and model of sewing machine you have.You will start to learn the basics of ruler work, and will go home with four different blocks. We are offering two separate classes in January – see below for exact dates and times. When registering for this class, be sure to let us know your machine make and model so that we can have the correct supplies you need for your machine.

 

Collage Class – Laura Heine Style
Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:00-4:00
Cost: $25.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Join us for this fun collage class! Laura is one of the top designers right now – her collages definitely are a ton of fun to create! Have you been intimidated by Laura Heine’s patterns? We also have her newer patterns that are much smaller in size, and therefore more doable to some.

 

 

BERNINA Embroidery Mastery Class
Two Sessions – Wednesday, January 22 & January 29, 2020
10:00 – 2:00
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.

 

BERNINA Embroidery Club
Thursday, January 23, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
Club Pricing or $25.00 for Non-members
You’ll love this in-the-hoop project! Learn about incorporating specialty materials like cork into your embroidery projects to get successful results. We will customize this card case with an initial.

 

 

Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Class
Open To All Makes Of Embroidery Machines – Your Model Must Accept Flash Drives
Friday, January 24, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
$25.00
Join us for the fun time of machine embroidery. Choose to work on the following projects: Kimberbell’s Winter Whimsy Bench Pillow, or Kimberbell’s Winter Bench Buddies (2 January Buddies). Choose to work on one or both designs! Please call early to RSVP. You must pre-order your designs so that we have them here for you for class.

 

 

Quilted Leather Journal Cover
Saturday, January 25, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
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.

 

BERNINA Project Club
Thursday, January 30, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Club Pricing, $12 For Non-Members
This super-utility cushion will hold your pins, binding clips, and catch your trimmed threads. Learn how to create your new stitching companion and all the BERNINA feet and accessories to help you get the job done in a breeze.

 

Vinyl Mesh Market Tote
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
These large totes are completely lined with vinyl mesh making them sturdy and easy to keep clean. Perfect for taking to the supermarket or farmers market, for carrying supplies to quilting and knitting classes, or packing for a picnic. Make one or more in this full-day class. We keep many colors of the vinyl mesh in stock.

 

 
Stop by the shop or call to register for a class.:
 CORTEZ – 970-565-7541

FARMINGTON – 505-325-9358
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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!