The Quiltzette

February 6, 2017


In This Issue . . .

• UFO Challenge Winners and Update

• New Fabric

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Job Opening


• BERNINA Foot of the Month

• Lost & Found

• Weekly Spotlight Item - Save 20% 


January UFO Winners

We're still trying to figure out how this happened, but for January both winners were chosen from the Yarn Department entries. So for February, both winners will be chosen from Quilt Department entries. Sorry for the mix-up. In March we'll make sure there is one winner from each area.



Our two winners of $50 gift certificates for January were Pasty Coen (picture above with her completed projects) and Tiny Higman (pictured here on Sit & Stitch Friday). Congratulations to them both!

For our staff drawing, Anne Worthington was the winner. Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop has donated $100 in Anne's name to her favorite local non-profit organization.


UFO Challenge: Month Two

Register up to three new UFOs by this Friday at 6 p.m. and you'll have until the end of the month to get them done and be entered to win a $50 gift certificate. Full details on our home page.


New Fabric

These colorful spring panels tell a story. Look closely and you'll see it. This panel include both images and they are about 21" x 21" each. We're making a big pillow out of one and a wall hanging out of the other. Come by the shop to see both soon. We also have coordinating fabrics. As the year goes on, watch for these to arrive for summer, fall, and winter.


Quilt Shop Classes This Week

Sassy Little Apron
Friday, February 10, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This darling apron features an adjustable neck strap to fit cooks of all heights, and the “ruffle” around the bottom isn’t really a ruffle at all. Learn new skills making this project in one day. Judith Swain made the shop sample and will be your teacher.

Little Quilt March
Friday, February 17, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$15, plus pattern

We’re working our way through the year creating these adorable raw-edge applique wall hangings. Make them with or without the month at the bottom. These fit perfectly in the small wire stands. With the month the finished size is 12 x 16; without 12 x 12. These are very fun to make. Join us for the March edition and you can backtrack and do January and February. Karen will teach this class.

More Quilting/Sewing/Embroidery Classes

Beginning Quilting (details)
Two Saturdays: February 18 & 25, 2017

Software Club (details)
Tuesday, February  21, 2017

Beyond Stippling: Build Free-Motion Confidence (details)
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quilt-As-You-Go Braid Runner (details)
Friday, March 3, 2017

Inside Out Placemats (details)
Saturday, March 4, 2017


Yarn Shop Classes

Skill Builder: How to Adjust Patterns
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 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.

Knit Your First Sock
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Learn how to knit socks by making one miniature sock using worsted weight yarn and larger needles. This is a great way to learn every step of sock making – leg, heel flap, gusset, and toe – in one class session. Then you’ll be on your way to making socks in any size using any yarn. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

More Yarn Shop Classes

Skill Builder: Earband  (details)
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Intermediate Knitting (details)
13 Weeks Starting Monday, February 20, 2017

Garment Knit-A-Long (KAL) (details)
Every Tuesday Beginning February 21, 2017

Knitting 101 (details)
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Introduction to Stranded Knitting: Fair Isle Cowl (details)
Saturday, February 25, 2017


Job Opening

Interested in a career change? We have an opening. The job involves providing superior service to customers in both our yarn and quilt/fabric departments. Knitting and/or crocheting experience is required. Sewing and/or quilting experience is preferred. Retail experience is a plus. Computer skills are a must. The ideal candidate will: be happy, energetic, have a positive attitude, and enjoy people; learn quickly and have the ability to multi-task; be organized, self-directed, possess a strong work ethic, be confident and have the ability to listen well and communicate clearly; be respectful and committed to the success of our business.

This position is full-time (32-40 hours per week) including some Saturdays and occasional evenings. Benefits include paid time off, a bonus program, employee discounts, and a pleasant work environment. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in being considered for this position, please click here to download an application and then either deliver or mail it to Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop, 40 West Main Street, Cortez, CO, 81321. We are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. No phone calls, please. If you have applied in the past we have your resume on file so there is no need to re-apply. Thanks!


Embroidery Make & Take
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$29, includes all supplies

Join Cindy and Ann for Embroidery Make & Take this month and make a zippered pouch completely “in the hoop.” That’s right . . . you’ll even insert a zipper using your embroidery machine. How cool is that? All supplies and your pattern are included. Sign up today!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free (RSVP required)

Learn how to Needlepunch on your BERNINA sewing machine. Learn embellishment techniques with roving, yarns and fabrics. See how to use it for embroidery and be tempted by Software 8. Cindy and Aimee will be your guides.

Save 25% on the BERNINA Needle Punch Set #45 during the month of February. There are two different ones, depending on your machine model.

CB Hook Machines: Regular price $100, sale price $75

Rotary Hook Machines: Regular price $180, sale price $135

Note: You do need a special stitch plate to use the needle punch tool.


Lost & Found: Shoes

This is a first. We found a pair of shoes under a classroom table after our sale week before last. This might be related to changing in and out of snow boots. If you're missing a pair of shoes, call or come by to identify and claim. Thanks!


Third Thursday Demo: Save the Date

Join us on Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m. when Karen will discuss and demonstrate how to avoid common problems when adding borders and cornerstones to your quilts. This will be a good presentation for newer quilters and a refresher for experienced ones. Bring a friend. No RSVP necessary.


Perfect Scissors: 20% Off

This week only, save 20% on Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors. They come in three sizes and have a micro-serrated blade for precise cutting. We love these scissors!

Offer expires on Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand so come by soon. No phone orders. You MUST mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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