The Quiltzette

January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!

We are SO excited to be starting a new year here at Cortez Quilt Company. The rumors you've been hearing are true . . . we're becoming an authorized BERNINA dealer! Sometime next month, watch for the back room (formerly the baby room) to fill up with wonderful new sewing machines at prices to fit every budget. We'll also have a certified service and repair technician, Bill Grimm, on staff starting next month.

If you haven't yet been in to meet the newest member of our team, Beth Cardozo, stop in to say hello the next time you're downtown. Beth brings a wealth of experience . . . not only is she an amazing long arm quilter, but she also worked for three years in a quilt shop when she lived in Massachusetts. Welcome, Beth. We're thrilled to have you at CQC!

By the way, that back room where all those machines will soon be displayed is full of CLEARANCE items that are ready to go out the door. Stop by to check out the great deals on fabric, kits, patterns, and finished quilts.

As the new year begins, we'd like to take this opportunity to once again say THANK YOU for supporting Cortez Quilt Company. We wouldn't be here without YOU! ~ Karen, Cyndi, Cindy, and Beth

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 16 – Third Thursday Demo

Join us at 12:30 p.m. THIS THURSDAY January 16 when Beth Cardozo will demonstrate how to make a disappearing pinwheel. This technique results in a detailed 12-inch block in a flash! Layer cake friendly or cut your own fabric and make the blocks any size you’d like. No special ruler needed.

January 20 – 25 – Food Drive for the Good Samaritan Center

We’ll hold a week-long food drive to help restock the pantry at the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez. January is the month the food pantry has the greatest need. Bring in five non-perishable items to receive 10% off of your entire purchase (full-price merchandise only, not including furniture) for that day, or if you don’t need to shop we’ll add 50 points to your frequent shopper account. Bring in ten items to receive 15% off that day’s purchase or 100 points added to your frequent shopper account.

The pantry welcomes many different non-perishable items and they especially need peanut butter, cereal, boxed pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned soup and canned fruit. Cortez Quilt Company will donate one food item for each one brought in during the week.

January 26 – Sewing Sunday

Bring your machine and a project and spend a wintry afternoon sewing with friends. Sunday, January 26 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Light snacks will be served and this event is FREE! Please call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up.

February 15 – Mystery Quilt Unveiling Breakfast

If you participated in the Mystery Quilt program that wrapped up recently you’re invited to a the Unveiling Breakfast on Saturday, February 15th from 9 – 10 a.m. Bring your finished quilt and take a bow!

Asteria Block of the Month – Available Now!

Asteria begins on January 20, 2014 and wraps up in August (eight months total). Make this beautiful king size quilt in either the color way shown here or in a rich blue/green combination. Come by the shop to see both.

The cost of the program is $42 per month, plus tax. The first month’s payment is due to reserve your space and we will bill your credit card for each subsequent month.

This block of the month program includes not only the pattern and all the fabric to make your quilt top, but each month you also get a free bonus pattern. The ruler needed to make this quilt  is also included in the price.

On the 20th or 21st of each month (or anytime thereafter) you can stop by the store to pick up your blocks for the month. If you’re participating from out of town we’ll mail your blocks on the 20th or 21st. An additional shipping charge will be added to your credit card if we are mailing your blocks; they will be sent by Priority US mail.

Sign up soon as we’re limited to 16 participants (eight in each of two gorgeous color ways).

Upcoming Classes

Crazy Quilts and Their Place in American History
Guest Lecturer: Patricia Joy
Thursday, January 23, 2014 
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.


Patty loves to talk about Crazy Quilts and their importance in the history of American women. She has been teaching and lecturing on these unique quilts for over 25 years and has collected several wonderful examples which she will share. Each quilt tells a story and it is great fun to look at the quilts and develop the reasons behind many of the stitches, symbols, fabrics and ribbons that are contained in each quilt. She will take you through the history and give some inspiration why we should find these quilts important, today. Sign up today to attend this fun and informative lecture.

Beginning Crazy Quilting
Friday, January 24, 2014 
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


In this all day class you’ll learn the basics of creating crazy quilts with guest teacher Patricia Joy. By machine sewing one block in the morning and spending the afternoon embellishing it, you’ll be on your way to exploring this process. All the aspects are very simple and Patty will take you through each step, and the addition of trinkets add sparkle and interest to the project.

Banded Baskets
Friday, January 31, 2014
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus pattern and fabric

These quick-to-create basket/totes can be made in three different sizes. Soft and Stable interfacing makes them, well, soft and stable! Just think how stylish you’d look carrying one of these on your next vacation . . . or to the supermarket to use as a shopping tote! Cindy Dahl will teach this fun class. See the samples she made at the shop.

Aruba Bag
Saturday, February 1
10 a.m.. – 5 p.m.

$29, plus fabric and pattern

This is one of the newer Pink Sands Beach designs – very cute and a great medium sized bag for everyday use. Peggie Buckholts will teach this class. Sign up early . . . Peggie has a following! See the sample at the shop. This is a bag you’ll want to carry every day.

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

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