July 10, 2017 - In This Issue

• New Western Batik Fabric

• National Park Stamps

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Save the Date: Third Thursday Demo and A&L Group Meeting

• Clearance on Kraft-Tex

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


New Batiks

We received a shipment of custom designed western/farm themed batik fabric last week. Here are three from the collection. Stop in to see the rest.


National Parks

These beautiful fabric "stamps" arrived on Saturday. We have Mesa Verde (shown here) along with Bryce, Zion, Arches, and the Grand Canyon. They measure approximately 6" x 7".

Think of the many ways you can use these. Wall hangings, bag pockets, pot holders, placemats . . . endless possibilities.

Karen made this wall hanging as her Sunday afternoon project.


Quilt Shop Classes

Lone Star
Friday, July 21, 2017
10:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of pattern and interfacing panels
NOTE: One space left in this class. Sign up today!

What looks like a very challenging project is made much easier using QuiltSmart pre-printed, fusible interfacing panels. Say goodbye to issues related to sewing on the bias. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Sewing Day: Little Quilt August
Saturday, July 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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
1:00 – 5:30 p.m.
$25, includes supplies

Join us on Thursday, July 27 to make this roomy tote bag to take to the swimming pool or lake this summer. It also makes a great overnight bag! Students will learn how to sew using vinyl mesh, create a “box bottom,” and add handles. Youth classes are open to students aged 8-16. Aimee King will teach this class.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Twined Bag
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Guest teacher Caroline Spurgeon will teach a full-day class in twining on Saturday, July 22. Twining is an ancient technique that is quick and easy to do. Twining is suitable for a variety of projects and adaptable to many materials. Twined bags have many uses depending on the size and material used. They may be simple and durable bags for shopping, knitting or book bags, or elaborate bags made with fine yarns and intricate in design. Students will be working on their own adjustable loom. We will begin with the warping process and continue with the basic techniques and complete with finishing ideas. Students will leave class with a finished bag and ideas for twining more of these useful bags. Supplies: scissors and heavy or bulky yarn (we have this in stock). Looms will be available to borrow for class and you may purchase one from Caroline if you wish. She will furnish warp yarn and items to accessorize your bag. Ages 14 up.

Click here to see all yarn shop classes.


BERNINA Club: Couching
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Couching, the process of adding yarn or other embellishments to a fabric surface, is a great way to add texture, color and dimension to any project. Learn to create couched flat braid, raised twisted cords, corded hem-stitching, and free-motion couching. We’ll experiment with several different presser feet used with couching. A variety of yarn sizes paired with the appropriate foot can work wonders for just the right amount of embellishment. Please bring show and tell items for additional chances at the door prize. Bring a friend. Owners of all brands of machines are welcome. To register please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.

Embroidery Make & Take
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Learn how to successfully embroider on knits in this Make & Take class with Cindy. Bring a T-shirt, tank top, or other knit garment, along with your machine and a hoop sized for the design you’d like to use. Bring a design or a blank USB stick and choose one when you arrive for class. We’ll discuss design placement, hooping, and stabilizers. You can do this!

NOTE: Cindy used “Teddy Bears 3” from EDS to make this cute sample.


Third Thursday Demo: July 20th

Mark your calendar now . . . Cindy will do an "in the hoop" demo using our new cork fabric. You'll be amazed - we promise! Thursday, July 20th at 12:30 p.m.


A&L Quilt Group: July 20th

The A&L (art and landscape) Quilt Group meets regularly on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Cortez Quilt Company. Bring your Show & Tell, exchange ideas, and give and receive inspiration. No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.



We're clearancing out our selection of Kraft-Tex (four colors) at 30% off. Kraft-Tex feels like a cross between leather and paper. It's washable and easy to sew with. We also have two copies of this great book at 30% off.


Spotlight Item: 20% Cut Loose Press Patterns

Cut Loose Press patterns are only $3.99. Take 20% off this week only ($3.19!). There are many to choose from . . . table runners, tote bags, and more.

Offer expires on Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Limit six per person. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. No phone orders.


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