September 11, 2017 - In This Issue

• Mystery Quilt

• New Fabric

• Quilt Shop Classes

• New Yarn

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Get Some "Me Time" at Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop

• BERNINA News: Presser Feet on Sale Starts Thursday!

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Mystery Quilt: Modern Meander

Ready for another mystery quilt? We've found one that is very (very!) different from the ones we've offered in the past. Join us this Saturday, September 16 at 9 a.m. to get the details and pick out your fabric.

Be sure to bring your Mystery in the Southwest quilt for show and tell if you participated in that four-week mystery last spring.

If you've never done a mystery quilt before, the concept is that you know the size of the quilt and how many fabrics you need when you sign up and receive your first clue. Then each month (this one runs for six months) you receive additional clues. You don't know the layout of the quilt until you get the last clue.

Mystery quilt participation is free if you purchase your fabric from us (10% discount on September 16), or $20 if you use fabric from your stash. So mark your calendar and join us on this Saturday at 9 a.m.

NOTE: If you live out of town and want to participate, give us a call at 970-565-7541 to register. We'll mail your clues each month.


New Fabric

This digitally printed panel arrived last week along with two tooled leather coordinating prints. It will make a beautiful wall hanging or sofa throw.

And this nice collection of batiks came in this morning. Love?


Upcoming Classes

Glow-In-The-Dark Trick or Treat Tote
Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This cute glow-in-the-dark trick or treat tote will help keep the little ones safe when they’re out for their evening fun. Nice and large to hold lots of loot! It also makes a fun bag for adults to carry around the holiday. Fully lined. The lettering on the reverse side reads “Smell My Feet.” Tricia Hale will teach this class. 

Bargello Placemats
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn the bargello technique with Judith Swain in this full-day placemat class. Use eleven different fabrics to make four placemats that measure 14″ x 20″. You’ll likely finish one in class and the remaining ones at home. Or come to an open sewing day (every Monday and Wednesday) to complete your project.

Beyond Beginning
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of pattern and fabric

Anyone who has taken Beginning Quilting at Cortez Quilt Company is eligible to sign up for Beyond Beginning. In this class, you will choose a pattern and fabric to make a set of placemats, table runner, quilt. Beyond Beginning is intended to help you take what you learned in beginning and apply it using a new pattern. Our staff can assist you in choosing a project that will challenge you to take your skills to the next level. Limited to six students. Sign up today!

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Magic Loop Sock Knitting
Two Saturdays
September 16, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
September 23, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Tired of knitting socks one at a time?  Learn how to knit a pair of toe to cuff 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.

Knitting 101
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
$29, supplies included

In this class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl, bind off, and start working on a basic ribbed scarf.  In this class you will learn English style (throwing) knitting. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class fee. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Click here to see the full yarn shop class schedule.


New Yarn for Fall

We continue  to receive our fall yarn shipments, and they're beautiful!  Auracania Nuble Paint is a luxurious blend of 75% extra-fine Merino wool and 25% silk. Each single ply 100 gram hank is a generous 545 yards that will knit up into beautiful scarves and shawls. 

Schachenmayr Creative Lace is a single ply variegated cake of 50% wool and 50% acrylic. Each 80 gram cake is 315 yards and will make a colorful hat or scarf.

Regia is well known for its self-patterning sock yarn. We received one 6-ply color, and 2 4-ply colors.  One of those colors is designed by Kaffe Fassett, a well-known fabric designer, so it is only natural that we selected some of his yarn. Each skein will make one pair of socks. 

Baby Smiles yarn by Regia. This variegated yarn comes in 25 gram skeins of 115 yards each, which is perfect for making booties or hats and other tiny accessories. It is made of 75% wool and 25% polyamide.


Get Some "Me Time" At Cortez Quilt Company & Yarn Shop


Yarn Department: Sit & Stitch
Tuesdays and Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. for Sit & Stitch. Gather around the table, enjoy a beverage, meet other knitters and crocheters, and work on a project. Sit & Stitch provides inspiration and camaraderie. These sessions are free. Adults only, please.

Yarn Department: Garment Knit-A-Long
Every Tuesday
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of yarn

Tired of making scarves and hats? Want to sink your teeth into something a bit more challenging? Are you ready to knit a sweater, vest or skirt?  With purchase of yarn we invite you to join our Garment KAL. Come to the store by and we’ll help you select a pattern and order the yarn of your choice. During the KAL, we’ll help you through any rough spots you might encounter and you’ll enjoy moral support and encouragement from your fellow knitters. Join the KAL anytime! Adults only, please.

NEW! Yarn Department: Knit/Crochet Skill Builder Knit-A-Long
Every Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Free with purchase of yarn

Joint this Saturday morning Knit-A-Long if you’re ready to advance your knitting or crochet skills by working on something that will challenge you. Step out of your comfort zone, get new ideas from your peers, and ask our encouraging staff for advice if you run into a trouble spot. We can assist you with choosing projects that will support you in learning something new. Adults only, please. Note: This KAL replaces the shawl/scarf KAL.

In the quilt department, we have Open Sewing every Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Free when you purchase the supplies for what you are working on at our shop. You are welcome to use one of our BERNINA 350 classroom sewing machines at no charge, or bring your own machine. No RSVP required. Adults only, please.


BERNINA Feet Retreat
Sunday, September 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$35, includes lunch
Big Book of Feet required for class ($49 if you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen on Sunday, September 17 for a full day of hands-on learning about 20 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to 12 participants so call or come by today to reserve your space. NOTE: All BERNINA presser feet will be 25% off during Feet Retreat.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Annie's Stiletto

This week only . . . take 20% off Annie's Stiletto and Pressing Tool.

After over a year in development, the ByAnnie's Stiletto & Pressing Tool is now available. This precision placement tool combines a stiletto with a pressing tool and several special features that set it apart from any tool on the market. A rough tip to prevent it from slipping on fabric and a flat part on the handle to keep it from falling off your sewing table. One of Annie's very favorite tools, she considers the stiletto/pressing tool to be every bit as important as a rotary cutter.

Since this is a "must have" item, if we run out you can purchase one and pick it up when the next shipment arrives. Offer expires on Saturday, September 16 at 6 p.m. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. 


"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt 


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