The Quiltzette

December 12, 2016


Third Thursday Demo: December 15, 12:30 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, December 15 at 12:30 p.m. for our regular Third Thursday Demo. This month Karen will demonstrate two new rulers from Creative Grids. The Stripology Squared ruler is so versatile. Using it you can cut strips at 1/2″ intervals (like the original Stripology ruler) and use the additional markings to square up half-square triangles, trim blocks up to 12 1/2″, and fussy cut with ease. Also featured will be the new 6″ Log Cabin Trim Tool. Make perfect log cabin blocks every time with this little gem of a ruler. Third Thursday Demo is always free. Bring and friend!


A&L Quilt Group: Thursday, December 15, 1 p.m.

The growing A&L (art and landscape) Quilt Group meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Cortez Quilt Company. In December, bring any project you are currently working on as well as finished ones for Show & Tell. For January, you’re invited to “Bring Something Unbelievable” to the meeting. No RSVP necessary. See you there.


Christmas Fabric and Kits On Sale

We have Christmas kits and fabric remaining and it all needs to go! You still have two weeks to make last-minute gifts (flannel pillowcases perhaps?) or something lovely for your home. If your schedule is too jam-packed right now, stock up and stash your treasures for next year.

All Christmas fabric is 40% off (one yard minimum). Kits, panels, patterns, and books are 20% off. Hurry in for the best selection.


Gifts Ideas . . . All Under $20

Need ideas for your quilting, sewing, and yarn-loving friends? We've got your covered.

Cute earrings.

Quilting gloves. Four sizes in stock.

Lo-Lo Bar. Great when working with fabric or yarn.

Five spools of Mettler thread.

Felted wool zipper bag. Perfect for sewing/knitting notions.

Splash rotary cutter with quick-change blade.

Fat quarter bundle.

Ball of yummy yarn.

Charm pack. Many to choose from.

We also have Gift Certificates and welcome phone orders.
Call us at 970-565-7541.
Free gift wrapping!


Holiday Hours

December 24 (Saturday, Christmas Eve) - Open 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

December 26 - 28 (Monday - Wednesday) - Open Usual Hours, 9 a.m. - 6 .m.

December 29 - 31 (Thursday-Saturday) - Closed for inventory, new carpet, and a new computer system

January 2 - Open for the New Year!


Very Gently Used 740 Available

Tis the season for trade-ups! We have another very gently used machine available. This BERNINA 740 has fewer than 130,000 stitches logged. It comes with an extra stitch plate and a 97D (1/4 inch) foot, in addition to the standard long list of accessories. With ten inches to the right of the needle, this machine is perfect for sewing and quilting. Come in to take a look. We don't expect this machine to be in the store for very long. 

Software Club
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Have fun creating unique shapes in Artwork Canvas while exploring all the wonderful things you can do with the Shapes & Drawing tools. Create pattern stitches to add to the designs you create. The finished designs in this lesson are two rulers and a measuring tape and could be used to embellish a tote, notion organizer, or a hanger to hold your rulers.

Software Club begins at 5:30. Bring show and tell of any embroidery projects you have completed or are working on for chances to win a door prize. Bring your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software 7 or 8 and stay to create one or more of the designs. Also bring a USB stick to take a digital copy of the lesson home with you. To sign up for Software Club call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.


Upcoming Classes

Beyond Beginning
Saturday, December 17, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE with purchase of pattern and fabric

This is a special sewing day for anyone who has taken Beginning Quilting with us. Choose any pattern – quilt, table runner, placemats, etc. – and you’ll start (or maybe even finish) your project under the watchful eye of one or more of our teachers. This is a great way to increase your confidence and build on what you learned in your beginning class.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.

Skill Builder: How to Adjust Patterns
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
1 – 5 p.m.
$18, plus supplies

Do you have yarn in your stash that you’d like to use with a pattern, but it’s not the right weight? If so, you can learn to adjust patterns to match your yarn. Knit this cowl after learning to modify the pattern so you can knit with any size yarn or needles, from lace weight to bulky. The ability to adjust patterns is a great skill to have. Anne Worthington will teach this class.


Yarn of the Week: Mirasol

Cortez Quilt Company carries Paqu Pura, Sulka, and Ushya yarns in a variety of colors. These fingering, DK and bulky weight yarns from Peru include alpaca, merino and silk fibers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this yarn worldwide goes to support local communities in Peru, including the shepherds and their families and an elementary school. Stop by the store and check out the pattern ideas we have selected to spark your creative juices.


Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

 It's green. Karen is so happy. Get the details here.


“Green is the prime color of the world, andthat from which its loveliness arises.”
~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet, 1600-1681


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