The Quiltzette

July 4, 2016


New Fabric

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls . . . this collection arrived last week. The bandana and saddle blanket prints are so vivid.

This elegant plum and gray group also came in last week. Very soft, very pretty.

Those of you who did our Plain & Fancy block-of-the-month will recognize this collection of blenders. If you haven't yet purchased backing fabric for your quilt, come in soon for the best selection.


Why Shop Locally?

When you shop at Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop you enjoy:

• A friendly greeting when you walk through the door

• Merchandise that's carefully selected with you in mind 

• Happy, knowledgeable staff who can answer your questions (we even do math!)

• Year-round classes and events

• Encouragement and engagement

You won't likely experience this online or at big box stores. Is it worth spending an extra dollar or two to receive quality merchandise and great service while also supporting the local economy? We hope you think that it is. We're about to celebrate five years in business. With your continuing support we'll continue to be here for you. Thank you for shopping locally.


Sewing and Quilting Classes

Fold ‘N Stitch Wreath
Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This is the #1 best-selling pattern in the sewing world at the moment. Guest teacher Donna Brace will teach this class where you will complete a beautiful wreath for any holiday (think Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas) to hang on a door or wall, use as a candle holder, or as a decoration around a candy dish. These also make great gifts.

Greased Lightning Table Runner
Friday, July 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make this beautiful table runner in a day using either a Jelly Roll or coordinating fabrics of your choice. We used Australian prints and solids for this sample. It measures 15″ x 60″and would look great on a dining room table or buffet. Ann Sam will teach this class.

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.


New Yarn

Our Mountain Colors order keeps trickling in. They dye based on specific orders. Here's the latest.

This beautiful basket of Juniper Moon also came recently. It's 60% cotton and 40% linen. Either of these colors would make a great summer sweater.


Knitting and Crochet Classes

Sock Knit-A-Long
July 5, 12, & 19, 2016 (Three Tuesdays)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Join us for three Tuesday afternoons for our first sock Knit-A-Long (KAL). Week one you’ll begin this beautiful sock, week two you’ll work your way through the heel, and on week three you’ll finish up with the toe. Anne will be your guide for this free event. Space is limited to six knitters so call today to RSVP.

Beginning Knitting
July 9 & 16, 2016 (two Saturdays)
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In these two-sessions classes students learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and cast off. At the end of the second session you will begin working on a scarf that you will finish at home.

See all knitting/crochet classes here.


Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Free; pattern required if you plan to stay and make the case following the presentation

Create the “best sewing case” ever and always have exactly what you need for sewing when traveling or attending class. Loads of compartments organize everything you need and the system stays open for easy access to your tools while sewing. Customize the outside cover with your favorite decorative elements. The bag is show open here, looking into it from the top. You do NOT need to own a BERNINA to attend this class. Use one of ours!


Get Your Raffle Tickets This Week

The Dolores Mountain Quilters 2016 raffle quilt will hang at the shop through Saturday, July 9. Be sure to stop by for tickets and your chance to win this beauty. Hope to see you at the quilt show August 26-27 at the Dolores Community Center.


The Tip: No More Sliding Foot Pedal

By Karen Childress

Someone mentioned this at the shop the other day, and then I saw it again online this morning, so I thought I'd share. If you have trouble with your sewing machine foot pedal sliding around on the floor try putting a rubberized mouse pad under it. The size is right and mouse pads are inexpensive. 


"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility
that comes with his freedom." ~ Bob Dylan


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