The Quiltzette

December 26, 2016


2017 UFO Challenge

If one of your goals for the New Year is to wrap up some unfinished projects we're here to help. The 2017 UFO Challenge begins January 2 and runs through March 31. 

Each of those three months, bring in up to three UFOs no later than the 10th to register them. Return with any or all of them completed by the last day of that month and for each one finished your name will be entered into a drawing. We'll draw a name each month and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the shop. Just think, if you play for all three months you could finish up to nine projects!

For quilters, UFOs may be quilts, table runners, or wall hangings. No size restrictions. For knitters and crocheters, anything unfinished on the day of registration is eligible.  

Quilters: Take 15% off batting and backing fabric if you purchase those items for your UFO on the day you register.

Knitters/Crocheters: Take 10% off anything you purchase on the day you register your projects.

Cortez Quilt Company staff members are participating in their own challenge. The rules are the same but they'll enter a separate drawing.Each month the winner will select a local non-profit and the shop will make a $100 donation to that organization.

We look forward to seeing what everyone brings in this year for the Challenge!


Closed for Inventory December 29-31

We will be CLOSED this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday do do inventory and other fun things. We will re-open on Monday, January 2. Happy New Year!


New! Coloris Embroidery Thread

Brand new from DMC, Coloris verigated embroidery thread is bursting with color and vibrancy. Achieve stunning results with these threads that change color every two inches. We have all 24 in stock. 


Quilt Shop Classes

Little Quilt January
Friday, January 6, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

Join us for the first Little Quilt class of the year. Each month you’ll make a seasonal wall hanging to display each month in your home or office. There are three options: 12″ square quilt to hang on a stand, 12″ x 16″ with the month included, or you can add an optional calendar holder. We’ll do January in early January, February in late January, and then monthly thereafter to stay one month ahead of the calendar. These are simple applique projects that can easily be made in one class session. Join us to make one, two, three . . . twelve. Your choice!

First Saturday Make & Take: Take Four Placemats
Saturday, January 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern/supplies

Our January First Saturday Make & Take will be the Take Four Placemats. These are so fun and fast to make! Use four coordinating fat quarters and you end up with four unique placemats. Class limited to six students. Karen will teach.

Embroidery Make & Take
Sunday, January 8, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$29, includes pattern, design, and all supplies

Join us on Sunday, January 8 for our first Embroidery Make & Take of the year. You’ll embroider on either a cloth napkin or fabric and then make this cute origami drawstring bag. Bring your machine and embroidery unit. Cindy and Ann will be your guides.

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Entrelac Hat
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Learn to knit entrelac while making this cute hat using variegated fingering weight yarn. This class is for intermediate knitters. You must know how to knit, purl, decrease, increase, and be comfortable knitting in the round.

Beginning Knitting
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Session One: 9 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Session Two: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In this two-session class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl, increase, decrease and bind off. Anne Worthington will be the instructor. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class fee. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome.

Click here to see all knitting classes.


New Arrival

We just received three new colors of Rylie yarn. This lightweight luxury yarn is a transeasonal wonder. Lusciously soft baby alpaca is enriched with the elegant drape and gleam of mulberry silk and the rustic tactile appeal of linen. We now have this yarn in seven colors and we can order others on request.

The last of the winter yarn also just arrived. Hanf Natur is a unique blend of wool and hemp. Available in a 11 heathered colors. You’ll love making lightweight sweaters, shawls, and baby-safe items as it is certified OEKO-TEX® (OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent test and certification system for all types of textiles tested for harmful substances) Standard 100, Product Class 1. And it's beautiful!


Block of the Month

Getting to Know Hue starts in January. The finished sample is hanging at the shop and it's stunning. Stop by to see it.

One of the  nice features about this 96" x 102" quilt is that the four applique blocks are laser-cut and pre-fused making them quick and easy. Also, the pieced blocks have a background fabric border around them so that you trim blocks down to the perfect size (so no stressing if your finished block is a tiny bit off). When it's time to make the lone star featured in the center of the quilt, we'll schedule a free class for everyone who is participating in the Block-of-the-Month. You can sign up for this program now. The cost is $29.99 per month for 12 months. Block kits will be available on the 5th of each month starting in January. We're happy to ship monthly to our out-of-town customers. Limited supply and it's half sold out already. Don't miss out if you want to make this quilt.


"Never complain. Never explain." ~ Katharine Hepburn


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