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Welcome to Cortez Quilt Company and More

We are your premier quilt shop in the Four Corners area. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help you with all your quilting and sewing  needs and wants. We have a wide selection of Southwestern fabric and patterns. We offer a wide array of classes every week. We’re an authorized BERNINA dealer and service all brands of sewing machines.

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew but are intimidated or want to improve your skills?

Then this is the program for you! We are participating in a nationwide initiative to teach people how to sew. It is a 6 week program (you can attend whichever classes you want). Classes are on Thursday evenings, 6 pm- 8:30 pm. There will a $5 fee and additional supplies will be available for under $20. We have sewing machines that you can use during the class. Please call at 970-565-7541 or come by to sign up for classes.

Upcoming Classes


Youth Class: Piano Keys Back Pack
Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$25.00, Includes supplies
Skill Level: Intermediate – Must be able to do a quarter inch seam

This musical back pack is fun to make, and then show off to all your friends. Skills learned/perfected: quarter inch seam and applique. Cassidy will be the teacher for this class.



Sew Days #4: Quick Zip Bag
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

While making a Quick Zip Bag, you will learn simple machine quilting, and how to easily put in a zipper! Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!


Collage Quilting
Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Marie Wirth
Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Laura Heine’s collage quilt patterns are extremely popular right now. They are especially fun, as no two quilts will ever be exactly the same, and each person is free to express their own creativity with her techniques. Marie has completed several of these collages, and has kindly offered to teach this class. We have several different patterns to choose from, you get to pick which one you want to do.



Go and Glo Bag
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Carry your must-have makeup, brushes, tools, toiletries, and more wherever you roam! Fast and easy to make, Glo and Go makes a great gift, too!
A handy 1 inch slider secures the strap and allows expansion for bulky contents. Mesh pockets provide visible storage and expand for larger items and can be customized to suit your needs. A clear vinyl flap at the top of the wrap keeps everything safe, secure, and clean.



Software Club: Digitizing a Design, Monogram Letters
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.

You will get to utilize the Tech Two Tote Pattern from the first July session. Come learn how to digitize this amazing design, along with creating the monogram letters that can either be for the back of your project, or made to be free standing.


Sew Days #5: Card Case
Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

This project is fun, fast, and economical = gift giving potential. You will learn how to use a fusible interfacing, plus how to put in a professional style snap. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!


Quilt ‘Til You Wilt
Friday, July 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bring your projects to work on, plan to chat and have fun! Ann will be here enjoying the evening with you. If you would like, bring a snack to share. Please RSVP, space is limited.

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Open Sewing: Every Monday and Wednesday

Join us at the shop every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for Open Sewing. Work on any project you’d like and enjoy the company of other sewists and quilters. Bring your sewing machine or use one of our BERNINA classroom machines (with purchase of supplies from CQC). Open Sewing is FREE and you’ll have plenty of space to work and the use of our cutting tables and ironing boards.

Third Thursday Demo: July 19 – Kimberbell Orange Pop Rulers

Place It, Cut It, Piece It! Phenomenal new rulers make squaring up quilt blocks simple and accurate. Fussy cutting becomes as easy as pie. Visually center embroidery and applique designs before you cut. Orange Pop Rulers are fantastic for all types of quilt blocks—sewing or machine embroidery! Join us on July 19th 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!

Blocks Without Borders: July 19 Special Program by Susan Madden

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. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.