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Quilting & Sewing Classes

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.​

Beginning Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, January 19, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)
NOTE: Classes passes do not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

Join us for this half-day workshop with guest educator Shanna Stordahl and learn to machine quilt using acrylic rulers. With this technique you can make beautiful, symmetrical designs on your quilts. We will loan you a presser foot for your BERNINA machine.


MODA Cake Mix Sewing Day
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of Cake Mix ($12.99) and EITHER a layer cake or background fabric

Join us for a fun sewing day that requires little brain power and results in quilt blocks that you can put together in a variety of ways. Choose from eight different recipes. You’ll need one layer cake (forty 10″ squares), 3 1/8 yards of background fabric, and thread for piecing. That’s as complicated as it gets!


Necessary Clutch Wallet
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone, checks, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick and other personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. This little gem features a zippered pocket, 12 credit card slots, two long pockets for cash and coupons, and a turn-lock fastener. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Crafty Basket
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This adorable and very handy basket is perfect for sewing or knitting supplies and would also be cute in children’s fabric to use as a toy tote. The finished size is 9″ x 20″ and the basket features a divider down the middle and several pockets on the inside. Judy Bryan will be your instructor.

Wrapped Baskets
Friday, February 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30
$18, book optional

Back by request . . . Make fabric baskets in a variety of sizes and shapes using clothesline and strips of fabric. Sign up today, this class always fills quickly. Aimee King will teach this class.

First Saturday Make & Take: Maggie Bag
Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
$10, pattern required

Little bags for little things. Make the Maggie Bag in one of two sizes. Use for a cell phone or camera and carry by its leash. Or, add ribbon and a clip like the one shown here and attach it to the inside or outside of your purse, tote, or backpack. Judy Bryan will teach this class.


Skill Builder: Introduction to Paper Piecing
Saturday, February 3, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$10, includes printed foundation paper for project, book required

Paper pieced projects often look intimidating, but once you understand the basics of this valuable technique you’ll be on your way to making beautiful quilts, home decor items, and more. Learn from award-winning paper piecing master Judy Bryan in this half-day skill builder class.

BERNINA Embroidery Club: Intro to Embroidery/Mini Applique Quilt
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$18, embroidery design required

Help us celebrate National Embroidery Month! This class is perfect for your first embroidery project. We will assist you with the entire project –  from how to access OESD to download your project to appliqueing and quilting right in the hoop.  This class will give you the confidence move to the next step with your embroidery module. Class taught by guest teacher Sandy Cressler.

Fruit Stand Hot Pads (Sewing Version)
Friday, February 9
10:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Applique produce on a pieced and quilted background, then add layers of fabric to chenille. You will have the choice of six fruits along with four different sizes for functional use or fresh kitchen decor. Judy Bryan will be your instructor.


Beginning Quilting
February 10 & 17, 2018 (Two Saturdays)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
$119, includes supplies

Master the basics of piecing and quilting in this two-session class. You’ll choose four fabrics and make a beautiful quilted 35″ x 35″ wall hanging/table topper. Learn how to measure, cut, piece, press, machine quilt, and attach binding. This class will give you the skill and confidence you need to become an accomplished quilter. Class taught by Karen Childress.


Embroidery Club
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
$18, embroidery design required

Help us celebrate National Embroidery Month! These coasters, found on OESD, feature a fun paper piecing technique that creates great texture and opportunities for color customization. Each one features bold typography and whimsical accents that enhance each coaster’s unique theme. Cindy Dahl will be your instructor.


Scrap Crazy Sewing Day
Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You will use the three templates to cut five pieces, that when sewn together will create an 8 inch finished block. By trimming the tips from the get go, all pieces will sew together perfectly every time. Whether you use a layer cake or scraps from your stash, these quilts are not only quick to put together, but loads of fun.


Sewing Machine Cozy
Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Brighten up your sewing room and keep your machine protected from dust all at the same time with this cute sewing machine cozy.  This pattern can be adapted to your individual machine size and model.  This class is taught by Judy Bryan.

Bryce Canyon Vest
Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make this cute quilt-as-you-go vest in Judy’s garment class on Saturday, February 24. Pair with jeans for casual outings or with slacks or a skirt for a more polished look. The pattern offers five sizes. We will have required the separating zippers in stock.


First Saturday Make & Take: Mad About Mesh
Saturday, March 3, 2018
  9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required

You’ll find lots of uses for these easy-to make bags in three sizes made using ByAnnie’s mesh fabric. Light in weight and available in a variety of fun colors, the mesh provides visibility of contents, ventilation, and easy washability.


Skill Builder: Pineapple Potholder
Saturday, March 3, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with Purchase of Ruler

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. Aimee King will teach this class.



BERNINA Feet Retreat
March 15 & 16, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join Cindy and Sue on March 15 & 16 for two full days of hands-on learning about 20 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to 12 participants so call or come by today to reserve your space. NOTE: All BERNINA presser feet will be 25% off during Feet Retreat. 



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.

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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!