The Quiltzette

March 21, 2016


Upcoming Classes

Falling Leaves Table Runner
Friday, March 25, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus pattern

Make this beautiful 19″ x 42″ table runner in a Friday class with Judy Bryan as your teacher. The pattern is from Southwind Designs and features curves that are made by gently turning fabric back at the very end of the piecing process and top-stitching it down. Very easy once you know the technique.

Beyond Beginning
Saturday, March 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE with purchase of pattern and fabric

Beyond Beginning is a special sewing day for anyone who has taken Beginning Quilting at Cortez Quilt Company. We’ll help you choose a pattern for a lap-size quilt and work with you as you get it well underway (then finish at home). This class will refresh your memory and boost your confidence. Karen Childress is your guide.

Click here to see the full class schedule.


Yarn Lovers Survey

As we begin putting our initial knitting and crochet classes together and continue to order merchandise, we invite you to participate in a short survey. The more we know about what you want the better we'll be able to meet your fiber needs. Please share the survey link with anyone you know who knits or crochets. Thank you!



Youth Classes

Matching Snack and Lunch Bags
Thursday, March 31, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Students will make two items in this class – a snack bag and matching lunch bag, both lined with vinyl. Call today to sign up. Aimee King will be your teacher.

Applique Pillow
Friday, April 1, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

In this class students will learn the basics of applique by making an ice cream cone wall hanging. Aimee King will teach this class.

Click here for more information on our youth classes.


Closed for Renovations

We will be CLOSED for renovations on Monday &Tuesday, March 28 & 29. Please don't have any sewing emergencies on those two days!

Also, our machine service department will be closed for the full week of March 28-April 2 as much of the remodeling is in the tech's work area.


AccuCut GrandeMARK for Sale

We're letting our shop AccuCut machine go for only $100. It includes dies to make raggy shaggy squares in two sizes. You can purchase additional dies from AccuCut. Please come to the shop to pick up if you are interested. No phone calls, please.


BERNINA Software Club
Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Free (please register in advance)

Have fun creating abstract quilting designs in Artwork Canvas. The focus of the lesson is on the powerful blending tool in Corel Essentials. Learn to create all sorts of exotic blends and utilize Blackwork Run to eliminate jump stitches. Reshape, distort, and envelope tools will also be used.

Be sure to bring:

• Your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software 7 Designer Plus

• A USB drive for a copy of the design of the month

• Show and tell items for additional chances at a door prize.

To sign up please email Cindy or call 970-565-7541 by Monday, April 11 at noon.

One Used Machine Available

Thanks and congratulations to everyone who took home new sewing machines during the Spring BERNINA sale. We had a great response to this event and we so appreciate you supporting us!

We now have ONE gently used 350PE available. This machine was originally purchased in October and the customer traded up to an embroidery machine during the sale last week. If you've been thinking about a smaller BERNINA, claim this one today at a great price. It's been well cared for and our techs will give it a good cleaning before it goes to a new home.


Save the Date!

Our new Yarn Shop will officially open on April 2. Join us for a day full of demos, door prizes, food, and fun. Please pass the word to all of your yarn-loving friends.


Tip of the Week: Cute, Quick Storage Bag/Basket

Are you Spring cleaning your sewing room? Looking for a quick project to use up leftover fabric that is also good for organizing your stash and supplies? This one is a winner. It's from the BERNINA WeAllSew blog and ncludes step-by-step instructions with color images. Make with or without handles. See the project here and be sure to sign up for the WeAllSew blog while you're there. 


"If you want to get rid of stuff you can do a good spring cleaning.
Or you can do what I do. Move." ~ Ellen DeGeneres


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


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