The Quiltzette

August 29, 2016


Congratulations, Judy!

Congratulations to Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild co-vice president and Cortez Quilt Company staff member Judy Bryan on winning four first place ribbons at the show this past weekend - including best of show.

Fire Island Hosta is a stunning quilt. Judy spent three months gathering fabric and another three months (working almost daily) paper piecing the quilt top. Beth Cardozo quilted the masterpiece.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

It was a wonderful show. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it happen.


New Flannel

We received two collections of flannel recently, including a cheerful Christmas collection. This fabric will make great throw quilts, pillowcases, and PJs for the upcoming holiday season.


We're sure there is a man in your life who would appreciate a quilt made from this beautiful chocolate/mocha flannel collection. Great quality fabric. 


Upcoming Events

Landscape Challenge Idea Exchange & Launch
AND Art Quilt Group Organizational Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2016
12 noon - 2 p.m.

We're launching a Landscape Challenge on September 8 at a bring-your-lunch gathering where you'll get ideas about landscape quilting and show any quilts you've already made. Details about how the challenge will work will be presented during the session and posted in the September 12 issue of the Quiltzette. Patty Joy will teach a landscape quilting class on Saturday, October 8.

At this same meeting, Janet Huffman and Judith Swain will facilitate a discussion about forming a local Art Quilt group. If you're interested in art quilting please join us to provide input about what you'd like to see the group become.

Mystery Quilt Reveal
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9 -10 a.m.

If you participated in our most recent Mystery Quilt - or even if you didn't - please join us on Saturday, September 10 at 9 a.m. for the Big Reveal. Enjoy seeing how different every quilt turns out even though they're all the same pattern. We'll launch a NEW mystery quilt at the gathering. If you purchase fabric for it on the day of the reveal you'll receive 10% off your purchase.

September Demos
Thursday, September 15, 12:30 p.m.
AND Saturday, September 17, 9:00 a.m.

For our September Demo, Aimee King will give a presentation of how to design your sewing space so that you can work at your cutting table and sewing machine with greater comfort. In a past life Aimee taught "back school" for the physical therapy department at Southwest Memorial Hospital. If you have issues with neck or back discomfort while sewing, you won't want to miss Aimee's presentation. Join us on either Thursday, 9/15 at 12:30 or Saturday, 9/17 at 9 a.m. when the presentation will be repeated. Our monthly demos are always free. Bring a friend!


Upcoming Classes

Nesting Baskets
Friday, September 9, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Another great pattern from ByAnnie! Nesting baskets in three sizes. Make with or without the lid depending on how you plan to use them. Great storage baskets for fabric scraps, sewing notions, yarn projects, and more. Another fun gift idea, too. Ann Sam will teach this class.

Sew Together Bag
Saturday, September 10, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

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 shown open here, looking into it from the top. Cindy Dahl will be your teacher.

Click here to see all sewing/quilting classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Intermediate Knitting: Learn on Your Lunch Hour
13 Mondays Beginning September 12, 2016
12 noon – 1 p.m. 
FREE with purchase of Building Blocks book AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level or need a refresher course after being away from your needles for a while, this fun 13-week class is just the ticket. Each week you’ll make a block (for a total of 12), each featuring a different stitch. In the final session you’ll sew them all together and have a beautiful afghan. NOTE: You’ll need to sign up and choose your yarn by September 1 so we’ll have time to order it for you.

Entrelec Hat
September 14 & 21, 2016 – Two Wednesdays
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. each session
$29 plus supplies

Learn to knit entrelac while knitting this cute hat using variegated fingering weight yarn. This class is for intermediate knitters. You must know how to knit, purl, decrease, increase, and be comfortable knitting in the round.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free, pattern required

Update your table with a runner and/or placemats while learning to piece and quilt as you go. Discover how multi-functional the walking foot can be, the quickness of piecing and quilting as you go, and how to sew a machine binding that’s virtually invisible. Cindy Dahl will be your teacher. You do not need to own a BERNINA to attend club. You can use one of our classroom machines. Call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy to reserve your space for this event.


The Tip: Flat Four Patches

I've always been hesitant to use this "clip to the seamline" technique to make four patches flatter because I was afraid it would undermine the integrity of the seam. After reading this tip courtesy of Moda fabrics I'm willing to give it a try. How about you?


“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
~ Thomas Merton, Trappist Monk and Author (1915-1968)


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


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