The Quiltzette

October 26, 2015


New Arrival

The days are getting shorter and winter is almost here. Time to brighten life up a bit with a quilt or tote made with this cheerful new fabric.


Upcoming Classes

T-Shirt Quilt Work Day
Thursday, October 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This isn’t actually a class, but rather an opportunity for everyone who was inspired by our last Third Thursday Demo (thanks, Ann!) to come in and use our space to work on their t-shirt quilts. Spread out, use our big ironing boards, share ideas, exchange stories about the t-shirts you’re cutting up to turn into keepsake quilts. This event is free but please call to reserve your space. We’ll limit this to six people so that there will be plenty of room to work.

Hand Applique – With Guest Instructor LaWana Ferrier
Friday, October 30, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you’ve ever seen LaWana Ferrier’s hand applique work you know you’ll be learning from a master when you take this class. Shown here is one block she made and you can see two others at the shop. Choose any block from the popular 
Rose of Sharon book and you’ll be on your way to making a beautiful hand appliqued table runner, wall hanging, or quilt. LaWana will share her best technique tips so that you’ll feel confident using this method. We will be taking up to ten students in this class since sewing machines are not required and we’ll have more space in the classroom as a result.


Park Bench
Saturday, October 31, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of book

Isn’t this beautiful? Use coordinating fabrics or make this as scrappy as you’d like. In class you’ll learn the technique and create one or more blocks. Turn your blocks into table toppers, a table runner, wall hanging, or quilt. Very versatile. The book calls for using the Hex & More ruler and the Sidekick ruler (many of you already have one or both) or you can make your own templates using heavyweight plastic (available at CQC). Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Check out the full class schedule here!


Mastery Classes

We have Mastery Classes coming up next month for new BERNINA owners. If you've purchased a machine from us and haven't yet taken your class (or if you have taken it and want a refresher) call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for one of these sessions.

215, 330, 350 machines: Sunday, November 8, 1-5 p.m.
560, 580, and all 7 Series machines: Sunday, November 15, 1-6 p.m.

These classes are free if you purchased your machine at Cortez Quilt Company.

BERNINA Club: Scissor Case
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
5:15 – 8:00 p.m.

This month our BERNINA club will feature another “make and take” project. We will be making a scissor case so bring the size scissors you want to make it to fit. Techniques will include “mock quilting” and optional methods of binding. Bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours. Please call 970-565-7541 or e-mail Cindy to sign up. A supply list will be available as the class gets closer.You do NOT need to own a BERNINA to attend this free event.

Bernina Embroidery Club
Tuesday, November 10
5:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Free with design purchase ($10.99)

Bring your sewing machine with embroidery unit and we'll spend an evening stitching up some cute embroidered in-the-hoop Gift Card "Pocket" tags. The pocket is perfect for holding a gift card, movie tickets, money or a handwritten note. Since the design is on a CD, be sure to bring a USB drive and we will transfer your pattern to your USB drive for you. As always, bring embroidered show and tell for an extra chance to win a door prize. Bring a snack or plan to order food from one of our neighboring restaurants. Register in advance by calling the shop at 565-7541 or by sending an email to Cindy.


Tip of the Week: Store or Give a Quilt in This!

The tip this week is courtesy of "We All Sew." Instead of making a matching pillowcase to store or gift your next quilt, take it to the next level and create this cute bag with scraps left over from the quilt. This tutorial is packed with clear images and techniques that you'll likely use not only on this project, but in general for your sewing/quilting. Great stuff. Click here for full instructions. 

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"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." ~ Twyla Tharp


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