Attention 790 and 880 Owners: Update and Upgrade Available

Update and upgrade - two separate things, both for owners of the 790 and 880 BERNINA machines. First, the firmware update. Here's what it offers:

• Embroidery design preview with file names

• Invisible secure - tie-on/tie-off in stitch direction

• Thread-up command for quilting in the hoop

• Default setting for manual thread cutting is "off"

• Save a design in any hoop location

• Adds hoop option for the new Midi Hoop (available later this year)

• New font - Chicago (currently only on the 880)

Find more information on the update here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can do this update yourself but our technicians strongly encourage 790/880 owners to bring their machines in for this service. There have been some reported issues with consumers doing the update at home and having problems occur. Why take a chance? We'll do it for you - for free

Now, on to the UPGRADE for these two machines. It will be available within the next few weeks. Order today for the special price of only $699 (MSRP is $899). The upgrade includes:

Features introduced in the new BERNINA 700 embroidery only machine including pinpoint placement, thread-away mode, and programmable jump stitch cutting. The upgrade also includes the NEW Midi Hoop that measures 6.5" x 10.5". The hoop alone is a $449 value. Call or come by to order your 790/880 upgrade today.


Third Thursday Demo: In The Hoop

Join us this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. when Cindy will do an "in the hoop" demo using our new CORK fabric. If you have an embroidery machine (or want one!) this is a great opportunity to see what you can do in the hoop.


Toolbox is Here!

Temptingly affordable . . . the new BERNINA Toolbox software has arrived. And you can try it out for FREE! This intuitive software is perfect for new and occasional users, and the low cost makes it easy to experience creating and editing embroidery designs, monograms, and lettering. Compatible with PCs and MACs.

Click here for more details and to download your free trial. Note that Cortez Quilt Company prices are LOWER than what you'll see when you click. 


Embroidery Club

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! To RSVP please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.

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


Piping and Cording
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Piping or cording can add beautiful detail to any project. Go beyond store-bought piping . . . make your own to bring the most creativity to your projects. Select the size of filler cord and pair it with fabric that works with your project. Piping can be used to emphasize style lines, add support for heavily used areas, and as a decorative trim. Learn the tips and tricks for creating and working with different sizes of piping, how to begin and end properly when attaching piping, and secrets to tightly inserted piping. To RSVP please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.

Software Club

Digitizing for Applique
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:00 – 9:00
Free, RSVP required

Bring your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software V.8 or V.7 and we will have fun creating an applique design from a simple image (please bring one that you’d like to work with). We will go through the process of scanning an image and digitizing it for applique. If you would like, bring your machine and embroidery unit so you can stitch out your applique. As always, don’t forget your USB stick for transferring designs along with Show & Tell to inspire others. To RSVP please call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy.


Embroidery Block of The Month

It's not too late to sign up to make Charmed Adventure, a Hoop Sisters design. It starts in September. Please contact Cindy at 970-565-7541 or send her an email for the details or visit the home page of our website. If you've already signed up watch your email for more information from Cindy.


Prompt Turnaround in Our
Service Department

With two certified technicians on staff, our service department offers quality work and prompt turnaround. Drop you machine off anytime for the TLC is deserves. For our out-of-town customers we offer same-day service by appointment. Please call 970-565-7541 to make arrangements.


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.


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


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