May 1, 2017 - In This Issue

• Mystery Quilt: Clue #3

• New Fabric

• Third Thursday Demo: Please Share!

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Youth Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Save the Date - Quilt Sampler Magazine Celebration

• Fusible Web


• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Mystery Quilt: Clue #3

Here is the second clue for our original mystery quilt - Mystery in the Southwest: A Three-Fabric Throw. The quilt uses a total of 4 3/8 yards of fabric (not including backing), finishes at 53" x 53", and is suitable for confident beginner quilters and above.

Click here to download clue #3.

Next week . . . Clue #4 (there are five total). Stay tuned. We'll have a contest before the last clue to challenge you to solve the mystery before seeing the final layout.

If you missed the first clue, it's on the homepage of our website.


New Fabric

Australian prints continue to intrigue. Here's a small sample from the new shipment we received last week.


These prints make up beautifully in quilts, bags, umbrellas, and more.


This hasn't been quilted yet but it's already gorgeous. A panel was cut into 12 sections, window sashing was added, then the border and - voila - a beautiful summer wall hanging or throw quilt for your home. It will have black binding once it's quilted. We have the panels and kits in stock.


Third Thursday Demo - May 18
How do you organize your sewing area?

We're doing something special for our May Third Thursday Demo, and it involves you! We will be discussing and showing how we organize our sewing areas and fabric stashes. Bring your best ideas to share and gather new ones from others. Please take photos of your organization techniques and your sewing area and email them to us no later than Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. We'll put together a slide show. When you send photos, please put your full name in the subject line of the email. BONUS . . . take a before and after photo of your sewing room - cleaning and organizing in between the two photos - and you'll receive an extra door prize ticket on Demo Day.


Quilt Shop Classes

First Saturday Make & Take: Double Duty
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required ($3.99)

We offer this class about three times a year and it always fills up . . . so sign up today! Make this cute combination pin cushion and thread catcher to keep next to your sewing machine. It’s also nice to have one at the cutting table and one on the ironing board. They’re lined with iron-on vinyl, which makes emptying quick and easy.

Professional Tote
Monday & Wednesday, May 15 & 17, 2017
10 a.m - 5 p.m. both days
$49, pattern required
NOTE: One space left in this class.

Guest instructor Ila Starks will once again - by popular demand - teach the Professional Tote class. This multi-pocketed, multi-zippered bag can be made in one of two sizes. This class is for intermediate and above sewists. It is important to do the required homework (cutting and fusing) ahead of time so that you will be able to finish your project during class. Sign up soon. It's limited to six students, and those who requested that we have this class again are already on the list.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Magic Loop Sock Knitting
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Tired of knitting socks one at a time?  Learn how to knit a pair of top down socks at the same time using one long circular needle.  Prerequisite: Ability to knit socks, including turning the heel. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Magic Loop Sock Knit-A-long
Three Saturdays, May 13, 20 & 27, 2017
12 noon – 2 p.m.
Free with purchase of yarn

Join this fun, three-Saturday knit-a-long and make a pair of magic loop (two at a time) socks. This is not a class, so if you attend you should be familiar with the concept. Either Sue or Anne will be available to help you over any troublesome spots.

See the full yarn shop class schedule here.


Join Us to Celebrate!

We're now taking RSVPs for our Quilt Sampler magazine celebration. Join us on Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m. to see the Cortez Quilt Company featured quilt, pick up your copy of the magazine, purchase quilt kits, and enjoy the company of fellow quilt enthusiasts. Please click here to email us with your RSVP, or call 970-565-7541.

NOTE: We will be closed from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. to prepare for the party.


Fusible Web

We now stock the following fusible web products . . .

• Steam-A-Seam 2 (by the yard)

• Steam-A-Seam 2 Lite (by the yard)

• Heat 'n Bond Lite (by the yard)

• Heat 'n Bond Ultrahold (1 yard packages)

• Wonder Under (by the yard)


Plan Ahead for This Sale

May 18 - 22 take $1,000 off the amazing BERNINA Q20 sit down longarm quilting machine. Come in NOW to try it out so you'll be ready to make your purchase during the sale. Sixty-month 0% financing will also be available for this machine during the sale. Don't miss out!


Spotlight Item: 20% Off a Class Pass

This week only . . . take 20% off a class pass. Take unlimited classes for three months for only $55.20 (regular price $69). 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.

Offer expires on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. One per person. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty
or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest
thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~ Henry Ford


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