The Quiltzette

February 29, 2016


Upcoming Classes 

Thursday, March 3, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Creative Cross-Body Bag
$25, includes supplies and pattern

Make this darling bag on March 3 with Aimee as your teacher. The Creative Cross-Body Bag features a pocket with decorative stitching across and front and a clear vinyl pocket on the back. Sign up today.

Beginning Quilting
Two Saturdays: March 5 & 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days
$119 (includes fabric, supplies, and the use of a BERNINA sewing machine)

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.

Pincushion Threadcatcher
Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$18, pattern provided

We teach this class about once a year. Make this handy item for your sewing room in under three hours. It’s lined with iron-on vinyl so that your threads and fabric scraps don’t get stuck to the sides of the container when you’re emptying it. The pincushion is filled with crushed walnut shells. No homework and we have all the supplies needed to make project at the shop.

Click here to see the full class schedule.


Block Lotto

Congratulations to Cindy Coffey who won the blocks from February. These will surely make a stunning quilt.

And here is our fabric for March Block Lotto. Come in to pick up your fabric pack today, make two blocks, and perhaps you'll be as lucky as Cindy!



Tuesday, March 8, 2016
1:30 p.m. OR 5:30 p.m. (same program, repeated)
Free ($5 supply fee for the photo if you stay to make the project)

Join us in creating a fun piece of art that can be incorporated into a bag or quilt, or make it to hang on your wall. We will begin with a video from a BERNINA educator (35 minutes) and then will try out the following techniques:

* Photo Printing
* Good Piecing Practices
* Free Motion Quilting
* Free Motion Couching

We will have a small supply of embellishments available for you to use, and you are encouraged to bring pieces of yarn, cording, buttons etc. to add to your project. If you would like to print a different photo (we'll have the one shown here available), we have specialty printing products available and will sell sheets individually for this project. Or we can print a photo for you if you drop it off by March 4.

Every BERNINA club includes a time for show and tell. Bring items you are working on or have completed for extra chances to win a door prize. We encourage non-BERNINA owners to attend these events. No matter which machine you own, you'll learn lots at BERNINA Club!

Please register in advance by calling 970-565-7541 or send an email to Cindy. Please indicate which session you plan to attend and if you will be making the project or staying only for the presentation.

March Presser Foot Special: Applique Foot #23

When it comes to appliqueing with a narrow satin-stitch (up to 2 mm), Applique foot # 23 is the one to use. Its sophisticated design allows fabric to feed easily over the stitches, even very dense rows of stitching. A cutout on the front of the presser foot will hold a narrow couching thread, making for trouble-free sewing of satin-stitching with cording. With its wide thread channel under the sole, Applique foot # 23 is also ideal for sewing mini-piping.

And since Applique foot # 23 features a clear sole, you’ll have a perfect view of the stitch area at all times – a decisive advantage, especially when following outlines and corners.

The regular price for this foot is $40. During March you can add it your collection for only $30.


New Fabric

This Americana style rooster panel arrived last week along with several coordinating bolts. Download a free placemat pattern here.

We also received one more new collection of blenders. Love the movement in this fabric.

Here's a close up so that you can see the design and scale.


Did you know that we . . .

• are happy to special order items you need for sewing and quilting?

• offer same day sewing machine service for our out-of-town customers?

• stock 108" wide fabrics for your quilt backs?

• support all Four Corners area quilt guilds?

• service all brands of sewing machines?

• offer a class pass where for only $69 you can take unlimited classes for three months at our shop?

• have new lower pricing on Horn of America sewing room furniture?

• stock every color of Isacord machine embroidery thread that's available?

• carry Groz-Beckert sewing machine needles?

• open up our sewing space for you to work on your projects any day that we're not having a class?

• offer Cuddle fabric which is perfect for cozy quilt backs?

• carry DMC embroidery floss in every color they make?

• are about to open a fabulous new yarn department with knitting and crocheting classes?

• have the most amazing staff you'll ever find in a quilt shop?

• and the most amazing customers, too? It's true, we do!


Tip of the Week: Quilt Binding Made Easy

We had a good turnout week before last for both sessions of our Quilt Binding demonstration. If you missed it and would like the handy reference guide that was provided, click here to download and print the PDF. It includes color images and step-by-step instructions for perfect, easy binding!


"It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind
your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek
for yourself." ~ Walter Annenberg, (1908 - 2002)


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


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