The Quiltzette

August 24, 2015


Thank You for Celebrating with Us

Thanks to everyone who came to the shop on Saturday to help us celebrate our fourth anniversary. We polished off lots of cupcakes! Congratulations to our four customers who won $40 gift certificates . . . we've left each of you a message to pick up your prize.


New Fabric

We've had so many deliveries of new flannel over the past couple of weeks. This is SO pretty. Lush fall colors. We'll be making up some raggy shaggy kits. Let us know if you want one in a special size.


This pretty collection arrived last week. Unique color combo. We like it!


This western panel also came in last week along with two companion pieces - horse shoes on a black background and galloping horses on a light background. Lots of possibilities for this grouping.


And this afternoon a nice little box of batiks arrived! Jelly rolls that match some of these are on the way.


Upcoming Adult Classes

Criss Cross Pocket Apron
Thursday, September 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Think of everyone you know (in addition to yourself, of course!) who would love to have one of these cute aprons. Perfect for anyone who needs small items at their fingertips . . . a server in a restaurant, an artist, quilter, cook, hairdresser, child doing a craft project, and the list goes on. This pattern also includes a matching potholder, bag to hold a batch of prepared cookie mix, and a recipe. The three items together would make the most perfect hostess gift. Judy Bryan will teach this class. See all three samples at the shop.

Beginning Paper Piecing
Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35, book required

Paper piecing is easy once you train your brain to think upside down and backwards. Okay, seriously . . . Judy Bryan can teach you to paper piece. Choose one or more blocks from the book shown here to make in class and you’ll be on your way to paper piecing paradise. Sign up today. Class limited to six students.


Check out the full class schedule here!


Upcoming Youth Classes

Pencil Case
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Elementary school students: 2:00 – 5:00
Middle school students: 3:15 – 6:00
$30 (includes fabric, supplies, and the use of a BERNINA sewing machine)

This cute pencil case is lined with iron on vinyl, has chalkboard fabric on the front to write your name or make notes, and zips closed. Perfect for school or home.

Youth Beginning Quilting
Six Weeks: September 16 & 23, October 21 & 28, November 18, December 2
Elementary school students: 2:00 – 5:00
Middle school students: 3:15 – 6:00
$119 (includes fabric, supplies, and the use of a BERNINA sewing machine)

Master the basics of piecing and quilting in this six-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.

Click here to see the full youth schedule and details on each class.


Cortez Quilt Company Featured in Blog

Karen was interviewed recently by Marijke Vroomen Durning who writes The Doodle Quilt blog. Karen and Marijke met through an online writers group they both belong to. Read the interview here and check out the other blog entries while you're there. Marijke is a very creative quilter!


BERNINA Club: Mug Mats
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time: 5:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Free Event

Mug mats are fun to make, use, and give as gifts. Techniques covered this month include using artist transfer paper, raw edge applique, free motion quilting, couching, many decorative stitches and more. Bring your machine (or use one of ours) to create a mug mat or two after Cindy's short presentation. Please call 970-565-7541 or e-mail Cindy by noon on Tuesday to reserve your space. You do not need to own a BERNINA to attend this free event.


Tip of the Week: Making Use of Selvages

Yes, you can actually USE all of those selvage edges that you trim off your fabric. Check out this very informative blog post from We All Sew. It includes links to step-by-step instructions for three fun projects, including the little zipper bag shown here. And wait until you see the picture of the DRESS made entirely from selvages. It's amazing!


"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you." ~ Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company . . . your local independent quilt shop.


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