October 16, 2017 - In This Issue

• Third Thursday Demo This Week

• Art & Landscape Group Meets Thursday

• Scissor Sharpening This Saturday

• New Fabric

• Quilt Shop Classes

• New Yarn

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


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.


Art and Landscape Group Meets Thursday

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. 


Scissor Sharpening This Saturday

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 this Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and have them sharpened while you shop. Or, drop them off any time this week 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.


New Fabric

We received some "onesies" last week. These are bolts we pick and choose when the fabric reps come calling, usually fun prints for our novelty section.

Bright, beautiful poppies.

Cute woodland animals.

Something for your favorite police or sheriff officer.

Fun fabrics for the sewing room.


Quilt Shop Classes

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
1:00 – 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.


New Yarn

This lovely, earth-toned yarn came in last week. From Tahki, it's 50% fine merino wool, 25% superfine alpaca, and 25% acrylic. 250 yards per skein. Come in soon before Karen takes it all home with her!


Yarn Shop Classes

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. 

Cabled Mitts
Thursday, November 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Cold hands, warm heart?  Warm up your hands with these cabled fingerless mitts.  Learn to knit cables and knit in the round using double-pointed needles in this class.  You will need worsted weight yarn and double-pointed needles to provide a gauge of 8 sts per inch in K2 P2 rib pattern. Must know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Click here to see the full yarn shop class schedule.


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.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Bloc_Loc Rulers

This week only, save 20% on Bloc_Loc rulers and make PERFECT half square triangles every time. We have 4", 6", and the set of 2", 4", and 6" in stock. 

Offer expires on Saturday, October 21 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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