The Quiltzette

January 9, 2017


2017 UFO Challenge: Tuesday Deadline for January

Bring in your January UFOs no later than Tuesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. to register.  Get more details here.

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.

Join us for Open Sewing every Monday and Wednesday from 10-5 to work on those UFO projects! Open Sewing is free. 


New Class Registration Process

One of the features in our new computer system is a class scheduling module. Going forward, when you sign up for a class you'll receive an email receipt that includes your supply list and details about any homework that needs to be done before class. You'll also receive an email reminder 2-3 days before your class. In order to hold a spot in class it must be paid for at the time of registration. We're happy to sign you up over the phone. Just have your payment information handy. 


Get Your Three Month Class Pass

Take unlimited classes at Cortez Quilt Company for three months for only $69. Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later. Classes with supplies included in the price and those taught by out-of-town instructors are not included in Class Pass.


Quilt Shop Classes

New York Beauty Bowl
Friday, January 13, 2017
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free with purchase of pattern and supplies

Bring your scrap fabric to class and take home one of these beautiful bowls. Great as a place to keep keys, your phone charger, and loose change, or leave it empty and enjoy it as a decoration on a side table or nightstand. Make one of two sizes using double-sided fusible, heat-moldable foam. Ann Sam will teach this class.

Banded Baskets
Friday, January 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus pattern

We’ve had requests for this class from some of our knitters, so here it is. These “open wide” baskets with handles are perfect for knitting/crochet projects and much more. Soft & Stable gives them enough body to stand up and open for easy use. Choose one of three sizes to make in this class that will be taught by Cindy Dahl.

Skill Builder: Log Cabin
Saturday, January 21, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$10, plus ruler

The log cabin block is a traditional treasure – and so versatile! In this Skill Builder session you’ll learn to make 6-inch blocks that are constructed intentionally oversized and then trimmed down with the Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool so that they come out perfect every time. Make as many blocks as you’d like in class (and make more at home) to turn them into a pillow (shown), table runner, or quilt. Karen Childress will teach.

More Quilt Shop Classes (click for details)

Feet Retreat
Sunday, January 22, 2017


Little Quilt February
Friday, January 27, 2017


Skill Builder: Turned Edge Machine Applique
Saturday, January 28, 2017


Introduction to Quilting
Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Beginning Quilting
Two Thursdays: February 2 & 9, 2017
OR Two Saturdays: February 18 & 25, 2017


Sassy Little Apron
Friday, February 10, 2017


Yarn Shop Classes

Skill Builder: How to Read Knitting Patterns
Saturday, January 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Anne Worthington will take the mystery out of reading knitting patterns in this two-hour Skill Builder session. Bring a pad and pen to take notes. Feel free to bring a pattern that you have questions about and Anne will help you.

Skill Builder: How to Read and Create Knitting Charts
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Building on what you learned in the morning pattern reading session, now you’ll learn to read and create knitting charts. Anne Worthington will teach. Bring a pad and pen to take notes. Graph paper will be provided. Feel free to bring a chart that you have questions about and Anne will help you.

Cabled Hat
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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 gift. This class is for intermediate knitters who already know how to knit in the round. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Intermediate Knitting
13 Weeks Starting Monday, January 23, 2017
Mondays from 12:00 noon – 1 p.m.
FREE with purchase of Building Blocks book AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level or need a refresher course after being away from your needles for a while, this fun 13-week class is just the ticket. Each week you’ll make a block (for a total of 12), each featuring a different stitch. In the final session you’ll sew them all together and have a beautiful afghan.

More Yarn Shop Classes (click for details)

Introduction to Lace Knitting
Saturday, January 28, 2017


Knitting 101
Friday, February 3, 2017


Easy Fingerless Mitts
Saturday, February 4, 2017


Knitting 102
Friday, February 10, 2017


Skill Builder: How to Adjust Patterns
Saturday, February 11, 2017


BERNINA Club: Bobbinwork
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$5 kit fee

Bobbinwork is the creative solution for sewing with fancy, decorative threads that are too thick for the needle. Decorative thick threads or yarns are wound onto the bobbin and sewn from the wrong side. Learn the techniques for creating successful bobbinwork with a variety of decorative threads, yarns, and silk ribbon and use stitches, combinations and free-motion methods that will enhance any project. Bring your machine or use one of our BERNINA 350 classroom machines. Cindy and Aimee will be your guides.

Embroidery Make & Take
Sunday, January 15, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$29, includes pattern, design, and all supplies

Join us on Sunday, January 15 for our first Embroidery Make & Take of the year. You’ll choose two fat quarters to embroider on and then make this cute origami drawstring bag. Bring your machine and embroidery unit. Cindy and Ann will be your guides. Call 970-565-7541 to sign up or email Cindy.

Foot of the Month: #35 or #35C

Save 25% on the BERNINA Clear Embroidery Foot #39/39C and easily  match decorative stitch patterns, satin stitching, appliqué and couch on decorative cording. The sale prices are $30.75 for the #39 and $44.25 for the #39C.

Another Rose Gold Has Landed

We received our second (and probably final) BERNINA 765  Rose Gold Special Edition last week. Purchase this amazing machine and take home for FREE your choice of . . .

- Embroidery module ($2,000 value)
- BERNINA 330 (great machine for taking to class)
- Quilting Kit which includes a BERNINA stitch regulator and more

Come by today to try out this Special Edition!


Save the Date

Join us on Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. when special guest LaWana Ferrier will demonstrate how to use the 10″ Clearview Triangle Ruler to make very unique log cabin blocks. This is a fairly advanced technique. Of course, LaWana will make it look so easy! Once you understand the dynamics, you’ll be able to do it, too. Bring a friend. No RSVP necessary.



We're Down to One

Getting to Know Hue has launched. The finished sample is hanging in the shop and it’s gorgeous! Don’t miss out if you’ve been thinking of making this quilt. We only have ONE spot left in this block-of-the-month program which is $29.99 per month for 12 months. We’re happy to ship monthly to our out-of-town customers.


This week's spotlight item is Best Press. If you've never used Best Press this is a good time to pick up a bottle (or if you're already addicted to it like many of us, the gallon-sized refill). Gently mist fabric with Best Press as you piece and press and you'll be amazed by how much easier matching seams becomes.

Mention that you saw this in the Quiltzette and take 20% off either the 16 ounce or gallon size. Available in lavender, Caribbean, and unscented.

Offer expires on Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. One per person. Limited to stock on hand. No phone orders.


"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by
drawbacks and discomforts." ~ Arnold Bennett, British Writer (1867-1931)


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