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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

 

Braided Twist Table Runner
Friday, December 13, 2019
10:00 – 5:00
$25.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
This project is amazing…. no quilting needed. No binding! The secret is in a hidden seam! Sound intriguing? Sign up for this class, where your instructor, Barb Morgan will teach you the beginning technique to this project. Once you understand how it works, you can add multiple fabrics, make your runner reversible, add machine embroidery…. the ideas are endless!

 

Wrapped Basket
Saturday, December 14, 2019
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
$12.00
Instructor: Becky Gerren
Skill Level: Beginner
Wrapped baskets are definitely a customer favorite. You will want to make a basket to decorate your own home, plus they make fabulous & quick gifts.

 

Embroidery Club – In The Hoop Zippered Scissor Case
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
10:00 AM
Skill Level: All
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
Check out this colorful scissor case. In this class, you will complete this In The Hoop Project – complete with a zipper!

 

 


Youth Class
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
1:00-5:00

 

Gift-y Pillowcases
Friday, December 20, 2019
10:00 – 1:00
$12.00
Skill Level: Beginner – must know how to use a sewing machine
Students will learn how to use the “burrito” technique to make these pillowcases… they will even learn how to do a French seam. You will want to make a pillowcase for everyone on your list! All your recipients will be impressed with your skills!

 

Hip Hot Pads
Friday, December 20, 2019
1:00 – 5:00 PM
$12.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Carol Sperling
Create these hip hot pads from conversational fabrics or use home decorating fabrics. Once you have done one, you will not be able to stop creating them to give to your friends and family. A Virginia Robertson pattern.

 

 


Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 21, 2019
2:00 PM
Please join us for this festive party. We will certainly have Christmas treats, along with a lot of mingling. Plus we will be drawing for the BERNINA 475, along with some other fabulous prizes.

 

Fractured Star – Intermediate Paper Piecing Session 3
Friday, January 3, 2020
10:00-5:00
Look below for new class sign-up

 

 

January 1st Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, January 4, 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!

Let us know you plan to attend so we are ready for you! PLEASE RSVP

 

 

Putting It All Together: Intro Free Motion Quilting Class
Saturday, January 4, 2020
1:00 – 5:00 PM
$12.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan
Skill Level: All

 

Intro To English Paper Piecing
Friday, January 10, 2020
10:00-2:00
$12.00
Instructor: Sine Skaggs
Skill Level: Beginner
Now is your opportunity to learn English Paper Piecing from a pro! In this class, you will learn three different methods of preparing your pieces, along with how to make your templates. English Paper Piecing does not require a sewing machine, enabling you to take your projects with you on trips, waiting for appointments, or simply snuggling up by the fire this winter.

 

Fractured Star – Intermediate Paper Piecing
Three Sessions: Saturday, January 11, 2020 & Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00 – 5:00
$75.00
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Skill Level: Intermediate
We are offering a new class for this intermediate paper piecing project. Customers are loving all of Judy’s paper piecing classes, and this one sure is spectacular. The unique border adds a special touch.

 

 

BERNINA Software Club
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
Project details coming soon!

 

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.

 

 

Embroidery Club
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
10:00 – 4:00
Project details coming soon!

 

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.

 

 

Software Club
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
10:00

 

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 (So Tired Of Stippling) Free Motion Quilting Class
Friday, February 21, 2020
9:30 – 12:30
$12:00
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Barb Morgan

 

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)
Friday, March 3, 2020
9:30 – 12:30
$12.00
Instructor: Barb Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTED CORNERS – FARMINGTON CLASSES

 

Kimberbell’s All Roads Lead Home – Machine Embroidery
Class Is Open To All Machine Brands/Models

Friday, December 13, 2019
1:00-5:00

Class Free With Purchase of $29.99 Kit. (Kit includes embroidery design, fabrics, stabilizer, buttons, 1 tea towel & embellishment except for pom-poms which may be purchased separately).
All Skill Levels Welcome
This class should help get us all in the mood to start decorating. We will stitch out this fun design and create a tea towel that will be festive in your own home.

Have you been wondering how machine embroidery works? No problem! We will have a couple of spots available for you, along with use of one of our machines!

 

Gift-y Pillowcases
Friday, December 20, 2019
1:00-4:00
$12.00
Students will learn how to use the “burrito” technique to make these pillowcases… they will even learn how to do a French seam. You will want to make a pillowcase for everyone on your list! All your recipients will be impressed with your skills!

 

Wrapped Basket
Saturday, December 21, 2019
1:00-5:00
$12.00
Wrapped baskets are definitely a customer favorite. You will want to make a basket to decorate your own home, plus they make fabulous & quick gifts.

 

Kimberbell Snowman Mug Rug – Machine Embroidery
This Class Is Open To All Machines Makes/Models
Friday, January 10, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Cost: $12:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner With Machine Embroidery Skills  *Must know basic features of embroidery on your machine

 

Intro To Rulerwork
Saturday, January 11, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Cost: $12.00
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. 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.

 

Intro to Rulerwork
Friday, January 17, 2020
1:00 – 5:00
Cost: $12:00
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. 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.

 

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.

 

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!