The Quiltzette

February 20, 2017


In this issue . . .

• New fabric

• The perfect iron

• Quilt shop classes

• Yarn shop classes

• BERNINA news

• Job openings

• Interested in being a quilt judge?

• Spotlight item: Save 20%


New Fabric

Tea, madam? This soft, elegant collection arrived last week. This would make beautiful spring placemats and matching table runner.


Finally . . .

Our search for the perfect iron is over. We've been using this one in the classroom for the past few months and everyone loves it. It has two heating elements: one heats the soleplate and the other heats the steam generator which means no spitting or leaking. Additional features include bypass of the automatic shut off, 1.25 cup water capacity, two steam levels, and a nice long cord. In stock now . . . get one today!


Quilt Shop Classes

Youth Class: St. Patrick’s Day Wall Hanging

Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

The luck of the Irish will be with you as you make an adorable St. Patrick’s Day wall hanging. Applique shamrocks are the star of this show. Aimee King will be your teacher.

Quilt-As-You-Go Braid Runner
Friday, March 3, 2017
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Quilt-as-you-go is a great technique to have in your repertoire, and you’ll learn it in a day making this classy braid table runner. Instructor Judy Bryan made a shop sample in pretty batiks, and this pattern lends itself to many nice fabric choices.

Inside Out Placemats
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required

For our First Saturday Make & Take in March you’ll make fun and easy placemats. This pattern is perfect to show off large print fabrics, and there is no binding to attach. A little over 2 1/2 yards makes four placemats. You’ll make one in class to learn the technique, then finish up at home. Or, come back on one of our Open Sewing days to complete your project.


Yarn Shop Classes

Garment Knit-A-Long (KAL)
Every Tuesday - Join Anytime
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of yarn

Tired of making scarves and hats? Want to sink your teeth into something a bit more challenging? Are you ready to knit a sweater, vest or skirt?  With purchase of yarn we invite you to join our Garment KAL beginning February 21.  Come to the store by and we’ll help you select a pattern and order the yarn of your choice. During the KAL, we’ll help you through any rough spots you might encounter and you'll enjoy moral support and encouragement from your fellow knitters. Join the KAL anytime!

Knitting 101
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
$29, includes supplies

In this class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl, bind off, and start working on a basic ribbed scarf.  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.

Introduction to Stranded Knitting: Fair Isle Cowl
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$35, plus supplies

Guest teacher Dana Jensen will teach Fair Isle knitting and you’ll make a beautiful cowl while learning. Knitting with two colors at the same time, also known as stranded or colorwork knitting, is a wonderful skill to have in your repertoire.

Skill Builder: Domino Knitting
Monday, February 27, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn to knit larger fabrics using this basic square as a building block.  Bring DK or worsted weight yarn in multiple colors and appropriate sized needles. This skill builder is appropriate for confident beginners and intermediate knitters.


Software Club
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
(RSVP required)

Create interesting textures using Alternating Pattern Runs. Learn how to use basting stitch markers to create a design that reaches beyond the limits of the hoop. Ann and Cindy will be your instructors for this session.


Three Job Openings

(1) Quilt Shop: We will train the right person for this job. Must be good at math and proficient on the computer. This position is minimum three days per week, preferably four.

(2) Yarn Shop: Must know how to crochet and knit, be familiar with choosing yarn for projects (i.e., know fibers, understand gauge, etc.), and be proficient using computers. This position is three days per week.

(3) Shop Assistant: This is an entry level position. Responsibilities include cleaning, running errands, checking in stock, organizing the store, and more. This position is 15-20 hours per week.

The ideal candidates 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.

Benefits include paid time off, a bonus program, employee discounts, and a pleasant work environment. If you are interested in being considered for one of these positions, 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.


Montezuma County Fair Seeking Two Quilt Judges

Contact Brandee Simmons at 970-799-3284 if you are interested in being a quilt judge at the Montezuma County Fair this summer. Two judges are needed on the last Monday in July. Earn $25 for helping out!


New Book: 20% Off

This week only, save 20% on the new, best-selling book The Big Book of Table ToppersLong and skinny or short and wide, modern and minimal or traditional and scrappy, the 56 toppers in this book fit any table. This collection features patterns by today's favorite designers. Styled photography offers a colorful preview of how the quick-to-stitch projects look on tabletops and shows creative ways to include the designs in your home decor. Seasonal and holiday-themed projects are ideal for gift giving and year-round stitching. The ultimate pattern source for all sizes, shapes, and styles of table runners and toppers. 240 pages

Offer expires on Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. Limited to stock on hand. Limit one packs per person. No phone orders. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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