The Quiltzette

November 28, 2016


Giving Tuesday

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday . . . all done. Now it's time to give back. Shop with us tomorrow - Giving Tuesday - and we'll donate 10% of our total sales to the Good Samaritan Center Food Pantry in Cortez. You can also drop off non-perishable food items on Tuesday and we'll deliver them to the pantry to help stock the shelves for the holiday season. Thanks for helping out.


Yarn Shop News
Trunk Show and Sale This Saturday

Greenwood Fiberworks
Trunk Show and Sale
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Independent dyer Carolyn Greenwood from Genola, Utah will be here on Saturday, December 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.

Please come by on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet Carolyn, see her amazing work, get ideas about projects, learn something new, see a spinning demo, and purchase her hand-dyed yarn and roving.


Feet Retreat This Sunday

Sunday, December 4, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, includes lunch
Big Book Of Feet required for class ($39 if you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen THIS SUNDAY, December 4 for a full day of hands-on learning about 20 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to eight participants so call or come by today to reserve your space.

NOTE: We are extending the 25% off presser feet special that ends on Wednesday for everyone who attends Feet Retreat and purchases on Sunday.


Holiday Make & Take Classes This Friday

Holiday Make & Take: Double Duty
Friday, December 2, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

Perfect for hanging next to your machine, on your cutting table, and on the ironing board. Basket is lined with iron-on vinyl for easy emptying. The pincushion is filled with crushed walnut shells. We have everything in stock you’ll need to make this cute “must have” sewing room and/or gift item. Karen Childress will teach this class.

Holiday Make & Take: Hot Pad Runner
Friday, December 2, 2016
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

The Hot Pad Runner will help protect your counters or tabletop from hot dishes. This quick and easy project makes a great gift too. Measures 12″ x 21″ and you can add an extra border if you’d like to make it a bit larger. We have the heat-resistant lining material that you’ll need in stock. Karen Childress will teach this class.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Upcoming Yarn Shop Classes

Cabled Hat
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

In this class you’ll learn how to do a provisional cast-on and do cable knitting. Make this warm, cozy hat for yourself or as a holiday gift. This class is for intermediate knitters who already know how to knit in the round. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Click here to see all upcoming knit/crochet classes.


Yarn of the Week

This week we're featuring Maypole yarn. It's 100% polyester, manufactured by Euro Baby, and great for baby or children's garments. We carry a variety of variegated colors. It's not too late to make that special little one a hat and matching scarf for Christmas!


Attention Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts

Reminder . . . 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 CompanyClick here to browse the designs and shopBe 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


Landscape Challenge

Entries are due this Wednesday, November 30, by 6 p.m. Must be no smaller than 12” x 12” and no larger than 36” x 36”. One entry per person. Quilts will be on display for voting by visitors and customers from December 1—5. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate. We have several entries already and can't wait to see what else comes in for the challenge.


Free to Good Home

Our faithful Brother laser printer finally gave up on us and we had to get a new one. Naturally, the new printer uses different cartridges than the old one did. So, if your printer uses Brother TN-210 cartridges, please come by the store to pick up five brand new ones (two black and one each of the other three colors). Also, Judi S. accidentally bought the wrong cartridges for her printer and didn't realize it until she'd opened one of them. These are also available for free. They're HP 21 black and 22 tricolor.


“Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success. If you love
what you are doing, you will be successful.”
~ Albert Schweitzer


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


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