The Quiltzette

November 14, 2016


Events This Week

Third Thursday Demo: Math for Quilters
Thursday, November 17, 12:30 p.m.

Whether you love or loathe math, doing a bit of it from time to time is necessary if you quilt. In this brief (20 minute) session you'll learn easy ways to calculate fabric requirements for binding, borders, sashing, and backing. Bring a calculator. Aimee will be your guide. We've created a helpful handout for this session.

Art & Landscape Quilting Group
Thursday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.

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 our Landscape Challenge are due on November 30.


New Fabric

Another shipment of darling kid's fabric arrived last week. There is a soft book panel that goes with this sea-themed collection. Very cute and good for both boys and girls.


Yarn Department Survey Results

Thanks to the 34 people who responded to our survey about what to offer in 2017 in our Yarn Department

The most requested classes are for socks, cable, and lace knitting. We'll have all of those - and more - on the schedule for next year. Votes were split 50/50 for technique vs. project classes, so we'll continue to offer a mix. A majority of respondents were in favor of knit-a-longs, so we'll also offer those throughout the year. 

As far as scheduling, most of those who chimed in prefer classes, knit-a-longs, and sit & stitch sessions during the day, with quite a few requesting Saturdays and Sundays. We'll take that into account as we plan 2017. Based on the survey results, we're putting our Tuesday evening Sit & Stitch on hold for the time being.

If you know at least two other people who want to learn a specific technique or make a certain project, we're happy to offer classes by request. Call or email Anne about scheduling.

Anne will continue to coordinate trunk shows and guest teachers for next year as well. We plan to have roving available at trunk shows for those spinners and felters who requested it.

Thanks again for helping up plan. Watch for a celebration event in April when we arrive at the one-year anniversary of our Yarn Shop. 

P. S. If you are interested in teaching for us, please send an email to Anne with ideas.  


Quilting & Sewing Classes

Monday, November 21, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

This adorable handle basket featuring Mr. Snowman measures 8″ tall and 5 1/2″ in diameter . . . perfect to hold holiday candy, Christmas cards, or even as a gift bag for someone special. Students will sew, applique, and sew on buttons to make this project. Aimee King will teach.


Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knit Your First Sock: Christmas Stocking
November 28, December 5, December 12 (Three Mondays)
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Using larger needles and yarn, making your first sock as a Christmas Stocking will be a breeze. Your stocking can be any size and one, two, or as many colors as you’d like. Class #1: Cast on and knit the leg; Class #2: Knit heel flap; Class #3: Decrease toe and finish sock. This class is for intermediate knitters (i.e., you must know how to cast on, knit, purl, decrease, and increase).

Click here to see all upcoming knit/crochet classes.


Other Upcoming Events

Customer Appreciation Day
Friday, November 25

This annual event is right around the corner, so save the date. Come in the day after Thanksgiving (Friday) to fill out your Holiday Wish List to be entered to win a gift certificate. We'll also continue the popular CAD Card for next year, too. Spend $25 during our sane alternative to Black Friday and receive a punch card that's good for 12 yards of free fabric throughout 2017. We'll also have a few special deals running on this special day.

Greenwood Fiberworks Trunk Show and Workshops
Friday, December 2 @ 6 p.m. – Trunk Show and Sale
December 3 – Two Workshops

Independent dyer Carolyn Greenwood from Genola, Utah will be here on December 2 & 3 to show her beautiful work and sell yarn and fiber. Carolyn is a spinner, knitter, and weaver who was looking for the perfect colors for her projects when she discovered dyeing. She is known throughout the fiber community for her eye for color and her soft and exquisite yarns and fibers. Carolyn is an engaging teacher and her enthusiasm for the fiber arts is contagious.Carolyn’s trunk show and sale will be held on Friday, December 2 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 970-565-7541. Then on Saturday, December 3, Carolyn will teach two knitting workshops. From 10 a.m. – 12 noon learn how to make a mobius cowl. From 2 – 4 p.m. start on a pair of thrum mittens (knitted and lined with warm, fuzzy fiber). Each workshop is $40 and includes pattern and yarn.


Save 25% on BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops starting November 17. This sale runs through the end of the year. Make your list and come on in!


Yarn of the Week

In preparation for holiday gift-giving, the yarn of the week is SimpliCria. This 100% super baby alpaca yarn (19-20 microns) is lusciously soft, perfect for scarves and cowls or anything worn close to your skin. We have several colors to suit your fancy. Come in and see this super-soft yarn, as well as selected patterns and finished items.


"There is a time for work. And a time for love.
That leaves no other time." ~ Coco Chanel


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Cortez Quilt Company . . . your local
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