January 15, 2018 - In This Issue

- Aurora Winter Challenge
- Yarn Department Clearance Sale
- Third Thursday Demo
- Art and Landscape Quilt Group
- BERNINA Foot of the Month
- January Classes
- Job Opening
- Road Trip!





Aurora Winter Challenge

The days are short and winter is long. Beat those winter blues by participating in our first challenge for 2018. Purchase an Aurora Winter Challenge Kit (one Aurora panel and one yard coordinating Aurora fabric, available at the shop for $32.00). We will have two categories to compete in: 1. Quilt or wall hanging, or 2. Any type of three dimensional item you can dream up.

Launch Date: January 16, 2018
Submit Your Entry By: February 28, 2018

Entries will be on display for voting by visitors and customers March 1 - March 3. The winner in each category will win a $50 gift certificate and will be announced on March 5.

Rules: Either category must be an ORIGINAL design, and must contain both the Aurora panel and the coordinating fabric. The panel and coordinating fabric have to be used somewhere other than your binding or backing. Your project must contain an embellishment and a decorative stitch. There are no size restrictions. 

Come in to pick up your kit this week. We only have 24 available!


Yarn Department Clearance Sale!

It's official . . . we are closing our yarn department. Come in this week and take 20% off all yarn, notions, books, etc. Remember, the best yarns will go quickly so stop by soon.


Third Thursday: January 18

Join us on the third Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m. for a FREE demo. The next one will be on January 18 when Aimee will be showing you a really fun product called Fabric Magic. Quick and easy to use, this sew-in interfacing shrinks up to 30% to add texture and dimension to your projects. It is great for bags, apparel, home decor . . . really, the uses are limitless.


Art and Landscape Quilt Group: January 18

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.


January Classes

Beginning Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, January 19, 2018
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)
NOTE: Classes passes do 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. We will loan you a presser foot for your BERNINA machine.

MODA Cake Mix Sewing Day
Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of Cake Mix ($12.99) and EITHER a layer cake or background fabric

Join us for a fun sewing day that requires little brain power and results in quilt blocks that you can put together in a variety of ways. Choose from eight different recipes. You’ll need one layer cake (forty 10″ squares), 3 1/8 yards of background fabric, and thread for piecing. That’s as complicated as it gets!

Necessary Clutch Wallet
Friday, January 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

The Necessary Clutch Wallet isn’t just your ordinary wallet. Carry your cell phone, checks, cash, cards, coins and still have room for your favorite lipstick and other personal items. With its closed ends, everything is safe and secure and there is never any worry about anything sliding out. This little gem features a zippered pocket, 12 credit card slots, two long pockets for cash and coupons, and a turn-lock fastener. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Crafty Basket
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This adorable and very handy basket is perfect for sewing or knitting supplies and would also be cute in children’s fabric to use as a toy tote. The finished size is 9″ x 20″ and the basket features a divider down the middle and several pockets on the inside. Judy Bryan will be your instructor.

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.


Job Opening

Interested in a career change? We are taking applications! Our jobs involve providing superior service to our customers. Sewing and/or quilting experience is a plus. Retail experience is required. Computer skills are a must. The ideal candidate will: be happy, energetic, have a positive attitude, and enjoy people; learn quickly and have the ability to multi-task; be organized, self-directed, possess a strong work ethic, be confident and have the ability to listen well and communicate clearly; be respectful and committed to the success of our business.

We will be hiring for a full-time position (32-40 hours per week) including some Saturdays and occasional evenings. Benefits include paid time off, a bonus program, employee discounts, and a pleasant work environment. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in being considered for this position, please click here to download an application and then either deliver or mail it to Cortez Quilt Company, 40 West Main Street, Cortez, CO, 81321. We are open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. No phone calls, please. Thanks!


Road Trip!

Carolyn Rose and Suzanne Butterfield are organizing a "Quilting Safari" . . . a bus load of fun for quilters. The trip is April 6-14 and includes stops at eight quilt shops across the US, a visit to Branson, MO, and much more. Contact Carolyn at 970-882-4305 for more information. Flyers are also on the bulletin board at Cortez Quilt Company. A deposit to hold your place is needed by February 1. 


"We must use time creatively" - Martin Luther King, Jr


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