June 12, 2017 - In This Issue

• Third Thursday Demo This Week

• A&L Group Meets Thursday

• Embroidery Block-of-the-Month This Saturday

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Cuddle Clearance: Save 30%

• Job Opening for Shop Assistant

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Third Thursday Demo - June 15

Join us on Thursday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. for a free demo on the MODA Cake Mix Recipe technique. This is a fun, easy, creative way to make a quilt in record time. Then be sure to join us again on Friday, July 7 for a Cake Mix sewing day. Get the details on that here.


A&L Group Meets Thursday

Immediately following the Third Thursday Demo, the Arts & Landscape group will meet for about an hour. Bring show & tell and see what other artists are up to. These gatherings are always inspiring. Bring a friend.



Embroidery Block-of-the-Month
Sign Up This Saturday from 10-2

We are excited to offer our first Embroidery Block of the Month. The design is Charmed Adventure by Hoopsisters. There is no better way to learn about your embroidery machine and improve your skills than by participating in a block of the month. And you will have a gorgeous quilt when you are done.

We have the Charmed Adventure Quilt in the shop NOW
so that you can get a closeup look at this work of art. 

Charmed Adventure is a five-month program, however we are offering classes for seven months to allow you to skip two months and still keep up. The blocks are all created and quilted in the hoop. Charmed Adventure features a center medallion that is paper-pieced and then embroidered. The finished quilt size will depend on the size of blocks (5” – 9”) that you decide to make.

Details . . .

Fee: $150 if you register in person or by phone on or before June 17. After June 17 registration is $165. Fee includes designs, videos, and slideshows.

Optional border design: $40.

You must attend the monthly classes to receive the designs.

Fabric requirements and thread key are available here. Purchase your fabric, thread, and stabilizer at Cortez Quilt Company before September 1 and receive a 10% discount.

The first class will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. You should bring your embroidery machine to this session. Subsequent classes will be scheduled on days other than Sunday (dates to be determined). In these classes we will watch the lesson and hand out designs for that month.

If you have questions please contact Cindy at 970-565-7541 or send her an email.


Upcoming Classes

Beginning Quilting
June 16 & 17, Friday & Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
$119, includes supplies

Master the basics of piecing and quilting in this two-session class. You’ll choose four fabrics and make a beautiful quilted 35″ x 35″ wall hanging/table topper. Learn how to measure, cut, piece, press, machine quilt, and attach binding. This class will give you the skill and confidence you need to become an accomplished quilter. Class taught by Karen Childress.

Sewing Day: Little Quilt July
Thursday, June 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free, pattern required

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 added to the bottom the finished size is 12 x 16.  Join anytime . . . you can backtrack and make the earlier months or make them later as each month rolls around.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knitting 102
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

This class builds on what students learned in Knitting 101. Now you take your craft to the next level by learning how to increase and decrease. Bring needles and any leftover yarn from Knitting 101. If you are already proficient in casting on, binding off, and doing knit and purl stitches, you may be admitted directly to Knitting 102. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Raglan Sweater
Wednesday June 21 and Thursday June 22, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. both days
$29, includes pattern

Learn to knit a top-down raglan cardigan by knitting this adorable baby’s sweater.  You will need sportweight yarn and straight or circular and 4 dpns for gauge of 20 sts/4″ and and cable needle.  Must know how to knit, purl, increase and decrease. 

See the full yarn shop class schedule here.


BERNINA Club: Designing In Circles
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Using the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment offers designer circular embellishments with decorative stitches, appliqué, couching, quilting and more. An attachment that works with most stitches, most presser feet and many techniques, it’s a tool worth learning about. Works with all BERNINA machines. Bring completed and in-progress projects for show and tell. To RSVP please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy

Software Club
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Join us on Tuesday evening, June 20, to learn more about BERNINA Designer Plus V.8 software. We will have an extra-long class (5-9 p.m.) to cover more than one lesson. Bring your laptop loaded with the Designer Plus software, a USB stick for copies of the lessons, and completed or in-progress projects for show and tell. If attendees are interested in ordering pizza (or other food) we will make arrangements. To RSVP please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.


Cuddle Clearance - 30% Off

Make baby/kids quilts? Love using Cuddle on the back? it's so soft! Stock up now at 30% off. We're phasing out this line and will instead stock high-quality flannel for backing for your cuddly quilts.


Job Opening: Shop Assistant

Looking for a part-time job? We're looking for a Shop Assistant to work 10-15 hours per week. Primary duties include cleaning (some heavy), organizing, and running errands. Must have driver's license and reliable transportation. Click here to download application and HAND DELIVER it to us at 40 West Main Street, Cortez. Be prepared for a brief interview when you come in.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off By Annie Colorful Mesh and Fold-Over Elastic

It's vacation season!
Make your own colorful zippered travel mesh bags using By Annie products. The fold-over elastic makes it quick and easy to put together several of these before your next trip. They're also great for washing delicates and make wonderful gifts for graduates.

Offer expires on Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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