October 9, 2017 - In This Issue

• New Fabric

• Quilt Shop Classes

• New Yarn

• Yarn Shop Classes

• BERNINA News: SALE This Saturday!

• Third Thursday Demo and A&L Group Meeting: October 19

• Scissor Sharpening

• Attention Block-of-the-Month Participants

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


New Fabric

These fun bolts came in last week. So far, everyone is calling it "bubbles." The colors change selvedge-to-selvedge. Very interesting fabric. What do you envision making with it?

This unique collection also arrived last week. Modern geometric prints paired with elegant florals. Great colors in this group.

For the kiddos we have adorable and sort of funny looking frogs.

We also received a large collection of batiks. Here are just a few of the bolts. Come by the shop to to see the others.


Quilt Shop Classes

A Little Somethin’ Jacket
Friday, October 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This will be your “go to” jacket – it looks great with jeans, slacks, or over a skirt or dress. We have barkcloth in stock that Tricia used for the shop sample (see it hanging in the shop). Our lightweight denim – available in several colors – would also work well for this project, as would our Australian prints. Whether you’re new to garment sewing or have done it in the past, you’ll have fun making this swingy jacket. Tricia Hale will teach this class.

Little Quilt November Sewing Day
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of pattern

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.

Intermediate Ruler Work: Machine Quilt a Tablerunner
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, October 20, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35, pattern required
NOTE: Class passes do not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

For students who have taken Beginning Ruler Work with Shanna Stordahl, take your skills to a new level by quilting this cute tablerunner using rulers. You’ll make the runner and have it sandwiched and ready to quilt before the class.

Every Day Every Way Tote with Guest Instructor Peggie Buckholts
Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28, 2017
Optional homework/prep day: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 (9 am – 2 pm)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
$49, pattern required

Guest instructor Peggie Buckholts will teach Every Day Every Way – the most versatile tote we’ve seen in a long time. It features deep exterior pockets on the front and back as well as expanded slip pockets on each side to hold keys, sunglasses, magazines, water bottles, and more. Inside organization includes a full-zippered mesh pocket and several additional divided pockets. This bag measures 15″ x 12″ and works as a large tote, carry-on bag, or even a diaper bag. The hardware for this tote is very nice quality and Soft & Stable makes it durable and comfortable to carry. Homework REQUIRED: Machine quilting and cutting all pieces. Peggie will be available on Wednesday, October 25 from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to assist students who would like to do their homework for the class here at the shop. This class is for intermediate and above sewists.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


New Yarn

We just received this beautiful, highly textured yarn from Mountain Colors for those of you who want to knit something just a little different. Moguls is a lumpy, bumpy, variegated wool yarn that can be used by itself or as an accent with smooth yarns in a hat, scarf or shawl. The suggested gauge using size 10-11 needles is 2 1/2 stitches per inch.  

This lovely, heathery yarn also came in last week. Made in Italy, it's 45% wool, 35% silk, and 20% nylon. Skeins are 192 yards, DK/light worsted weight. This would make up nicely as a soft sweater, shawl, or scarf.


Yarn Shop Classes

Cabled Mitts
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to knit in the round and knit cables while making cozy fingerless mitts that will keep your hands warm this winter.  This class is suitable for advanced beginners, so you just need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. These quick and easy mitts use worsted or aran weight yarn and require a set of 4 double pointed needles that will give you a gauge of 8 sts per inch. You will also need a cable needle and 2 stitch markers. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Knitting 102
Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:00 noon - 2:00

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. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Beaded Christmas Ornaments
Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$42, includes all supplies

Learn to knit with beads and make a Christmas ornament for yourself and one for a gift. This ornament is knit in the round and stuffed with fiberfill. Price of the class includes pattern, one hank of yarn, fiberfill, and beads. You will need to bring a set of #2, #3, or # 4 size dpns. The hanger can be crocheted using a B or C crochet hook or an I-cord can be knitted. Dana Jensen will teach this class. 

Click here to see the full yarn shop class schedule.


October 14: Super Duper Saturday!

One day only . . . purchase any BERNINA machine priced $5,000 or more and receive 72 month 0% financing. That's six years with NO interest! On approved credit, of course.

Also, starting on Saturday, October 14 and running through the end of the year, purchase a BERNINA 790 Plus or 880 Plus and receive FREE either a Koala Sewing Studio or a BERNINA 700 embroidery machine (without the module, because you'll already have one). This is an AMAZING offer from BERNINA. Don't miss out.

P. S. Already have a sewing table? Not interested in embroidery? Ask us about taking home a FREE BERNINA 350 sewing machine instead!


BERNINA Club: Piping and Cording
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required
$18 if you stay to make the project (includes all supplies)

Piping or cording can add beautiful details to any project. Go beyond store-bought piping and make your own using the right tools. 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 and the secrets to tightly inserted piping.

Use what you learn to make “Cindy’s Sewing Caddie”. . . a soft mat for your machine to sit on that keeps your most-used tools in a handy spot right in front of you. Piping adds color and interest to this useful must-have item for your sewing room or to bring to classes.


Third Thursday: October 19

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. for a FREE demo. The next one will be on October 19 when Karen will demonstrate the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool from Creative Grids. Make perfect flying geese using several different methods with this great new ruler.

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


Save the Date: Scissor Sharpening October 21

Barry and Diana Owen from Columbine Sharpening in Durango will be here again on Saturday, October 21 to sharpen your scissors, kitchen knives, and garden clippers. You may bring your items in that day starting at 9:30 and have them sharpened while you shop. Or, drop them off beginning Monday, October 16 and pick them up on Saturday afternoon. If you drop your items off ahead of time, please put them in a bag with your name and phone number inside. Cash or check only for this service, please.


Free Lonestar Class for BOM Participants

If you are participating in our current Block-of-the-Month you are eligible to attend a FREE class to learn to make the center lonestar block of your quilt. Choose one of these dates and call us at 970-565-7541 to register.

Tuesday, November 28, 10-5
Saturday, December 9, 10-5

Please cut all fabric strips according to the pattern directions before class.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Halloween Fabric

This week only, save 20% on our great collection of Halloween fabric. Most of it glows in the dark! You still have time to make trick-or-treat bags, costumes, table cloths for holiday parties, and more. One yard minimum. 

Offer expires on Saturday, October 14 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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