Embroidery Make & Take

Sunday, March 12, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$10 plus cost of designs

Come and join other embroiderers on Sunday afternoon and make one or two freestanding lace projects. This cute Easter basket is an option, and there will be several other designs to choose from as well.

Save these dates for future Embroidery Make & Takes . . .

Tuesday, April 4, 5-9 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 1-5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 6, 5-9 p.m.



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

Learn how to make pintucks and their many variations. Pintuck feet in four styles create pintucks in a variety of sizes and spacing for different fabric weights. Learn about corded and decorative stitch pintuck options. Plan to stay and make a kitchen towel with pintucks and decorative stitching or add pintucks to the “Cash and Carry” pouch. Think of all the projects that can be spiced up with pintucks! Don’t forget to bring show and tell for chances at a door prize.

This group focuses on techniques and BERNINA feet and accessories. Sometimes we make a project and sometimes we practice a technique. You can bring your own machine or use one of ours. You don’t need a BERNINA to participate. We meet the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Occasionally there is a small kit fee or a pattern to purchase for a project. Otherwise, the club is free. Bring show and tell of a project or two that you have completed or are working on. We’ll have light snacks, watch a video, give a door prize, and learn together.

Future BERNINA Club dates . . .

– April 11
– May 9
– June 13


Software Club

This club is geared toward those of you with BERNINA Software 7 or 8, however if you have a different version of BERNINA software or are contemplating a software purchase we encourage you to join us. We meet the third Tuesday of the month from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Free if you bring a project from a previous lesson
$5 cash donation to a charity if you don’t bring a project

Bring show and tell, a USB stick for a copy of the lesson, and your computer loaded with BERNINA software to create a design.  Our video will highlight a new feature in Software V.8 and that will be followed by a lesson in Software 7. 

Future Software Club dates . . .

– March 21
– No Software Club in April
– May 16
– June 20


It's Time for a Sale!

Mark your calendar . . . a great BERNINA sale is right around the corner. From March 16-20 when you come in and try out any sewing machine you'll receive a scratch-off ticket to redeem toward your purchase. The minimum you'll win is $150 and you could win up to $1,000!

Also, during this same sale take 25% off all BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops. We'll also be offering 60-month 0% financing during the sale (on approved credit, of course). Come in early to narrow down your machine choice and then come back during the sale to scratch and SAVE!


Good Software Habits

When working with BERNINA software, it is important to delete backup files on a regular basis. I recommend doing this after each project. If you don’t, you may end up with a software crash. If you are not sure where to find this “Purge” feature, in the search box for your computer, type Purge. Then Double-click on the file that is named Purge. Place a check mark in front of Delete Backup Files and click OK.

Make a note of where the Purge file is located so you know where to find it next time. Better yet, add a shortcut on your taskbar or desktop.


Block Party

Join us for a very special Block of The Month starting in April. On the second Monday of each month you can either pick up your free pattern for that month (there are 12 total) and/or come to Open Sewing and work on your blocks with your quilting friends.

We have the fabric requirements for this 77" x 77" quilt available at the shop, and we can help you choose your fabrics. Use the colors shown in this beautiful image or select whatever you'd like to go with your decor. There is no charge to join this Block of the Month and you can receive the monthly patterns directly from us if you purchase your fabric at Cortez Quilt Company.

Watch for more information in our newsletters and sign up for the BERNINA We All Sew blog for more details (see below).


Why Update from BERNINA Software DesignerPlus V.7 to V.8?

Many of you own BERNINA Software DesignerPlus V.7 and have considered investing in the Update to V.8. Here are just a few reasons to consider taking the plunge.

• No dongle

• The new PhotoStitch option in auto digitizing. It’s very easy to digitize and stitch a picture - even one of your favorite pet!

• The all new Embroidery Library – a replacement for the V.7 Portfolio. With the Embroidery Library you can search and import all designs, print catalog of designs, and much more.

To see the complete list of enhancements and new features, look under Resources on the Cortez Quilt Company website.


Embroidery Block of The Month

Yes, we're doing it! Wouldn’t you love to have a machine embroidered quilt? We will be starting an Embroidered Block of the Month quilt in the fall. More details to follow.


Embroidery Designs

Cortez Quilt Company is affiliated with Embroidery Design Studio. If you don’t have an account yet, you may want to go to cortezquiltcompany.com and click on the butterfly representing Embroidery Design Studio. If you are asked to select your store, please choose us. There are thousands of designs and Cortez Quilt Company gets a little credit when you purchase through EDS.


We All Sew and BERNINA.com

Do you receive the BERNINA enews and/or visit the We All Sew website? BERNINA posts a multitude of ideas and projects and free downloads on the We All Sew (www.weallsew.com) site as well as on www.bernina.com under the Experience tab. In fact, next time you come to a BERNINA Club, please share a tip you found online.



Please sign up for all clubs and classes as soon as you know you are interested to help us with planning. You can either call Cortez Quilt Company at 565-7541 or email Cindy. You can always find current class offerings on the Cortez Quilt Company website. And please let us know how we can make your BERNINA experience better!


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company, your local independent quilt shop.


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