The Quiltzette

October 31, 2016


Halloween Challenge Winner

Twelve entries, two days of voting, seventy-seven ballots cast. And the winner is . . . Colleen Barnett. She'll receive a $50 gift certificate for her creative wall hanging (shown here). All of the entries were great. It was fun to see how everyone used the challenge fabric. We are truly fortunate to have so many talented quilters in our midst. If you had an entry in the contest you may pick up your quilt anytime.

Congratulations also goes out to Karen D. who won ten yards of fabric at our Win Your Dream Quilt last Tuesday.


New Fabric

Unique colorway in this collection. The green has a slight gray tone which adds an interesting twist to this traditional print.


New Yarn

Just arrived . . . Edition 3. This is Zauberball's DK weight version of their crazy sock and lace weight yarns. Enjoy five different variegated yarns with slow, gradual color changes. We also just received more Zauberball Crazy sock yarn. Time to get going on those holiday gift items!


Quilting & Sewing Classes

Tea Time Placemats
Friday, November 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make these paper pieced placemats and learn to insert the bias cut vein in the middle of the leaf design. This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern and the class will be taught by Judy Bryan. These placemats could be elegant or playful, depending on your fabric choices.

YOUTH CLASS: Lil’ Punkins
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

Make these cute stuffed “punkins” to decorate your Thanksgiving table this year. Students will stitch, stuff, decorate and then take their project home to treasure. Aimee King will teach this class.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Fair Isle Cowl
Friday, November 4, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

Guest teacher Dana Jensen will teach Fair Isle knitting and you'll make a beautiful cowl while learning. Knitting with two colors at the same time, also known as stranded or colorwork knitting, is a wonderful skill to have in your repertoire.

Twined Bag
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$60, plus supplies

Guest teacher Caroline Spurgeon will teach a full-day class in twining on Saturday, November 5. Twining is an ancient technique that is quick and easy to do. Twining is suitable for a variety of projects and adaptable to many materials. Twined bags have many uses depending on the size and material used. They may be simple and durable bags for shopping, knitting or book bags, or elaborate bags made with fine yarns and intricate in design. Students will be working on their own adjustable loom. We will begin with the warping process and continue with the basic techniques and complete with finishing ideas. Students will leave class with a finished bag and ideas for twining more of these useful bags. Ages 14 up. Students need to bring scissors, heavy or bulky yarn to twine with – you may bring your own or buy yarn. Looms will be available to borrow or buy. Instructor will furnish warp yarn and items to accessorize your bag.


Sale on the Q20!

From October 31 through November 7 save $500 on the BERNINA Q20 sit-down quilting machine. You can also apply for 60-month 0% financing during this same time period. This would be look great in your sewing room. Now is the time to treat yourself to this amazing machine. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1:30 – 5:30
Free, pattern required if you plan to stay and make the project following the presentation

Learn the tips and tricks for stitching Amanda Murphy’s new Twinkle Appliqué Quilt. Make this charming throw size quilt and learn successful piecing techniques, blanket stitch applique, free motion quilting, and binding options. A video presentation will be followed by getting started on the project. You’ll also have the option to learn these techniques by making a small table runner instead of the full quilt. Either way, a fun project. Sign up today!


Art & Landscape Quilting Group

This interesting and growing group will meet again at Cortez Quilt Company on Thursday, November 17 at 1:00 p.m. If you attended the last event at Gail's house, bring your pounded flowers pieces along with any other Show & Tell you'd like to share. Stay to work on a project after the meeting if you'd like. The classroom is available until 5:30 p.m.

Reminder . . . entries for the Landscape Challenge are due on November 30.


"Always put off until tomorrow what you shouldn't do at all." ~ Morris Mandel


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


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