September 18, 2017 - In This Issue

• New Fabric

• Modern Mystery Quilt

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• BERNINA News: Save on a 5 Series Machine

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


New Fabric

This collection arrived last week in two colorways.

Both are rich and vibrant.

Cute panda bears in flannel. Perfect for baby boy or girl.

Everyone needs a yard or two of flying feather weights.

This not-so-scary bolt was added to our Halloween section last week. 

And you'll find these whimsical peppers with our Christmas fabric. 


Mystery Quilt: Modern Meander

Did you miss our event on Saturday? Fear not . . . you can still get in on our current Mystery Quilt.

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.

Fabric Requirements

Keep the following in mind when selecting fabrics. In the style of today’s modern quilts, this one has a lot of background fabric (fabric #1) and some of the background pieces are very large. Choose something that does not have a directional print for fabric #1.

Also, consider using many different fabrics for #2, #3, and #4. The yardage given for those fabrics is a very generous estimate of the total fabric that you will need, however, you can use a collection of fat quarters of various fabrics in place of the yardage for more variety.

Fabric #1—Light 4 3/4 yards

Fabric #2—Medium Light 1 1/4 yards

Fabric #3—Medium Dark 1 yard

Fabric #4—Dark 1 1/2 yards

Binding 3/4 yards

Backing 4 yards

Quilt size: 65 1/2 x 75 1/2

Cost to play: $20, or FREE with purchase of fabric for your mystery quilt top from Cortez Quilt Company.


Upcoming Classes

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!

Landscape Quilting with Guest Instructor Patty Joy
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
NOTE: Classes passes to not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

Back by popular demand . . . Patty Joy. This class gets rave reviews! Patty is an artist who has the ability to convey landscape quilting concepts in a way that students can take in and apply. In this full-day class you’ll make a small landscape quilt and learn skills that will last a lifetime. Sign up soon as this class always fills up quickly.

Beginning Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, October 6, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)
NOTE: Classes passes to not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

Join us for this half-day workshop with guest educator Shanna Stordahl and learn to machine quilt using acrylic rulers. With this technique you can make beautiful, symmetrical designs on your quilts. 

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

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. 

Knitting 102
Wednesday, September 27, 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.

Introduction to Tunisian Crochet
Saturday, September 30, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$25, includes supplies and pattern courtesy of Maxine Pike

Tunisian Crochet is a needlework technique which combines elements of both crocheting and knitting. In this class, you will learn the basic stitches of Tunisian crochet while making a sampler washcloth. Students should have prior knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Tunisian crochet hook and yarn provided. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Click here to see the full yarn shop class schedule.



In addition to the great offer on the 790 and 880 Plus machines that runs through the end of the month, we have a very special offering at Cortez Quilt Company. BERNINA is coming out with new 5 Series machines later this year. Guess what? We have the current models IN STOCK and priced to move out the door. Don't miss this exclusive sale!


Spotlight Item: 20% Off A Great Seam Roller

This week take 20% off a Violet Craft seam roller, theperfect tool for all quilters. Used in place of an iron, the rounded barrel places all the pounds of pressure right on the raised seam for a crisp press. The Seam Roller is superior to an iron for foundation paper piecing and perfect for on-the-go sewing such as English paper piecing and retreats. Regular price is $15.99. Get yours this week for only $12.79.

Offer expires on Saturday, September 23 at 6 p.m. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. No mail orders.


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