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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.​


Pockets To Go
Friday, March 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Every quilter/sewist needs one of these next to their sewing machine – ours is full of everything needed to complete our projects. Use these handy organizers next to your sewing machine, on your desk, or in the bathroom to keep everything at your fingertips. Lots of pockets provide extra storage space. Sue Maxwell will be your instructor.



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




BERNINA Club Exploring Foot #9
Tuesday, March 27
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sarah will be giving demos on how versatile Foot #9 is. Participants will get to try out the following techniques:
Freehand Embroidery
Free motion quilting
Echo Quilting
Needle sketching
Thread Painting
Freehand Monogramming Foot #9 is BERNINA’s March Special Accessory of the Month and is 25% off from March 1-31st. 



Sewing Machine Cozy
Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, class handout required

Judy’s first class was completely full, with more customers on a waiting list! These covers not only look fabulous in your sewing room, they also help to keep your machine dust free. Call now – we have a couple of spots left!



1st Saturday Make & Take: Framed Seasons Placemats
Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

These placemats are a great way to use all the great novelty prints available. Imagine flag fabric for the 4th, pumpkins for Fall, hearts for February and so on! These are quilt-as-you-go . . . truly making it possible to have a set for every occasion. Ann Sam will teach this class.




Skill Builder: Pineapple Potholder
Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with Purchase of Ruler & Pineapple Play Book

We offered this skill builder class in February. It immediately filled, so we are offering you another opportunity to take it. 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. Tricia Hale will teach this class.



A Little Duffle Do It
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
15, pattern required

Enjoy an evening out! This class is created for those of you who work during the day, have young ones at home, or are a night owl. A shop favorite, these cute little zippered pouches look like mini duffle bags. The pattern comes with instructions for four different sizes – all your needs are covered. Tricia will be your instructor.



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. You won’t want to miss this class! Judy Bryan will be your teacher.



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.



First Saturday Make & Take: Pass The Hot Dish!
Saturday May 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$10, pattern required

Pass a casserole around the table in this stylish basket. Sew one for every season, holiday, and event! Basket folds flat for easy storage. Baskets are for 9in x 13in or 9in x 9in pans. These baskets are fast, fun & stylish. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.


Turned Edge Machine Applique: Pickle Bloom Table Runner or Placemat
Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This is a fun class to come learn the skill of turned-edge machine applique and go home with a cheerful placemat or table runner. You will also how to cut bias strips to make your own bias tape. Elaine Brown will be the guest instructor for this class.


Tech Tote Trio
Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Tote all your tech toys! Three in one tote or mix and match different components. tote, wave purse and wristlet! Make multiple wave covers for different seasons or carry it just as a 13x12in purse. The possibilities are endless! In class, you will make the tote and the wave purse. Judy Bryan will teach this two day 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. 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!