The Quiltzette

September 5, 2016


Two Events This Week

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. Her original design is shown here.

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.


Good News for Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts

You now have easy access to thousands of embroidery designs and supplies through Embroidery Design Studio (EDS), and when you shop with EDS through our affiliate link you're supporting Cortez Quilt Company. Click here to browse the designs and shop. Be sure to bookmark this link and when you shop at EDS look for our logo at the top of the page. You pay the same price as you would going directly to the EDS site and we get a little commission. So even though you're shopping online you're also supporting your local, independent quilt shop.

Note . . . this service is not for BERNINA machine owners exclusively. Almost all sewing machine brands with embroidery units can use EDS designs. 

To help you get started, Cindy will teach a FREE class on Thursday, September 22 from 2-4 p.m. and again from 5:30-7:30 p.m. She'll show you how to download designs, transfer them to your USB stick, and open them on your embroidery machine. Cindy will also do a demo of the free ArtLink software which gives you editing, printing and saving options for a wide variety embroidery formats. Bring your laptop and a USB stick, or just watch the demo. Call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for this class or email Cindy


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

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.

Easy Fingerless Mitts
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$19, plus supplies

Learn to knit in the round using double point needles while making these simple fingerless mitts. This class is suitable for beginning knitters (and above) as long as you  know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


Fall Sale: Three Great Deals!

That's right . . . THREE offers for the BERNINA Fall Sale which runs From September 8 - 12. That's this coming Thursday through next Monday. 

1. Purchase any BERNINA presser foot and get a second one for half price. Inventory your feet, make a list, and come on in.

2. The BERNINA 215 is on sale for $699. Great small machine to take to class!

3. Zero percent financing for 24 months (on approved credit) for BERNINA purchases of $500 or more. This is the first time since we've been a dealer that the minimum for financing has been this low. What does this mean? You can take home a new BERNINA 215 for only $32 per month! This special financing deal is good on all BERNINA models.


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.


“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's
coming attractions.”  ~ Albert Einstein


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


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