The Quiltzette

May 30, 2016


New Fabric

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, but it's not too early to make a quilt or wall hanging for this coming fall using this gorgeous panel and coordinating fabric that arrived last week. So pretty!


Give & Get Back

We participated in this program two years ago, and it was very successful. So happy that BERNINA has brought Give & Get Back back. The last time we donated several used machines to Renew here in Montezuma County. For this promotion, all donated machines will go to Sew Much Hope, a Utah-based organization that refurbishes machines and gets them into the hands of women here and the U.S. and around the world who use them to support themselves and their families.

So, from June 2 - 13, bring in any machine in any condition (even one that's not working) and save up to $500 on a new BERNINA.

Also, during this same time period, save 25% on ONE BERNINA accessory priced up to $500. If you've had your eye on one of the more expensive accessories (e.g., embroidery hoop, walking foot, binding tool), now's the time to act and save.

And there is more. We're offering 60-month zero percent financing on purchases of $3,000 or more (on approved credit, of course). Don't miss this event!


Sewing and Quilting Classes

Beyond Beginning
Saturday, June 4, 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.

Wrapped Baskets
Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, book recommended but not required

Back by request . . . Ila Starks will teach her popular wrapped basket class on June 11. Makes fabric baskets in a variety of sizes and shapes using clothesline and strips of fabric. Sign up today. This class always fills quickly.


After Market Review

Karen just returned from International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City and brought back new patterns, notions, and ideas. Please join us on Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. for our annual After Market Review. There will be a slide show, “thumbs up/thumbs down,” door prizes, and light refreshments. This event is free but registration is required. Call us at 970-565-7541 to put your name on the guest list.


Yarn Lovers - Save the Date!

On Saturday, June 18, we have a full day of fun and learning planned. Guest teacher Shanna Stordahl will teach three classes (see below), one of which is FREE.

June 18 is also World Wide Knit In Public DayGather a few friends and go knit or crochet at any location around Cortez that is open to having your group sit and stitch . . local coffee shops, libraries, parks, pubs, wherever. Come back to Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop between 3 and 6 p.m., show us a photo of your KIP group, share a story about your experience, and receive 20% off yarn!

And don't forget to sign up for one or more of the following classes for a time period when you're not Knitting in Public.

Intermediate Crochet
Saturday, June 18, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 noon
$15, plus supplies

If you know your crochet basics (chain, single, double, etc.) and feel ready for the next step, join guest teacher Shanna Stordahl to make this darling scarf. You’ll get a good start on it in class and finish up at home. Use a light weight yarn (solid or multi-color) for either a fun fashion scarf of a heavier weight to make this to wear when the weather cools down.

Navigating Ravelry
Saturday, June 18, 2016
12 noon – 1 p.m.

Shanna Stordahl will guide you through the intricacies of Ravelry, the online knitting/crocheting, and all-things-fiber website. Ravelry offers patterns (many free!), access to discussion forums and groups, reviews, and much more. This one-hour demonstration will introduce you to Ravelry and show you how to navigate through all that it has to offer.

Continental Knitting
Saturday, June 18, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

If you know how to knit but have always wanted to “pick” instead of “throw” your yarn, join guest instructor Shanna Stordahl and learn the Continental method of knitting and purling. Bring #7 needles and worsted weight yarn or purchase what you need when you come to class.


Better Late Than Never

Back in March, we asked newsletter readers to submit suggestions for a name for our yarn addition. We received lots of very creative entries. At the end of the day, though, we decided - at least for now - to simply be "Cortez Quilt Company and Yarn Shop." We are awarding the $25 gift certificate to the very first person who responded to the contest and, interestingly, she kept her suggestion - Cortez Yarn Company - pretty simple and quite close to what we ended up with. The winner is Kate N. You can come by to pick up your gift certificate anytime. Thanks to everyone who played.


"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to
something bigger than oneself." 
~ Joseph Campbell


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


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