May 14, 2018 - In This Issue

- Grand Opening Celebration!
- Quilt Documentation Event Scheduled
- New Fabric
- Third Thursday and Blocks Without Borders Meet This Week
- Classes
- BERNINA Happenings
- Exciting Yarn News


Cortez Quilt Company and More  

Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, May 19, 2018


10:30 a.m. Grand Debut
Come celebrate with us! We will be revealing our new fabric collections, samples, and patterns. We will also be releasing our summer class schedule; attendees will have first dibs to sign-up.

Class Pass Special
Purchase a three month class pass, for the price of two months (Sale price $46.00)


1:00 - 5:00 Grand Opening Celebration
We will be giving out goodie bags to our customers.

1:30 Demonstration: Learn How To Do Your Own Quilting With Ruler Work by Shanna Stordahl

Door Prizes Throughout The Afternoon
Enjoy exploring the new look and layout of our store, as you participate in a scavenger hunt to find hidden door prizes. Each hour, on the hour, we will have a drawing; you must be present to win.

Clean, Oil And Adjust Sewing Machine Service
From 1:00 - 5:00, be one of twenty customers to schedule your machine for a basic service, and receive $20.00 off. Sorry, but no early sign-ups.

You could win a Bernette 33!
We’re giving away a Bernette 33 to one lucky customer! No purchase necessary but you must physically visit the store on Saturday, May 19th between 9:00 -4:30 and sign up for the giveaway with your email address and phone number to be entered. We will pick a winner at random at 4:30 p.m.


Be sure to also check out the Quilt Documentation Event that is taking place on May 19th from 9:00-4:00 at 20 West Main Street. This location is just four doors east of Cortez Quilt Company at the Legacy Dance Studio.

We are really looking forward to celebrating with you!


Quilt Documentation Event
Sponsored by the Colorado Quilting Council
Saturday, May 19, 2018

"The Colorado Quilting Council Documentation Project is a statewide effort to document the history of both old and new quilts in Colorado, through oral history interviews, identification of patterns and designs, and photography. The goal is to permanently record the history of the quilts for future generations.

On Saturday, May 19th, Cortez Quilt Company is hosting one of these documentation events. This is a great opportunity for our local quilters to have their work documented.
Please call 970-565-7541 for more information.


New Fabric

Any day that new batiks arrive is a great day. These arrived last Friday and they sure brighten up the store.

My favorite is the fabric with the pinecones. The depth of color is fantastic.

Several of these fabrics would make wonderful additions to a landscape project.


If you missed getting some of the Down Under Collection, you are in luck! We were able to bring in more of the favorites, including the green and purple turtles. Be sure to come by soon to get yours - last time the bolt of green turtles was gone in two days!


Third Thursday Events

Third Thursday Demo: Picking The Right Interfacing
Thursday, May 17, 2018
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Deciding what interfacing to use for a project can be a daunting task. We will show you the various interfacings we carry, along with the when and where to use it with various projects. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

Blocks Without Borders (An Art & Landscape Society)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
1:00 p.m.

Marie Wirth will be having a demo on how to start a Laura Heine collage quilt. Laura’s patterns are all the rage currently and are a great way to take advantage of your scraps. Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.


Upcoming Classes

Catch All Caddy
Friday, May 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Catch All Caddy is an appropriate name for this project! You’ll love this over-sized, sturdy caddy with lots of easy-to-access slip pockets (seven pockets to be exact) and dividers to hold and organize all your supplies. Judy Bryan will lead this class.


Turned Edge Machine Applique: Pickle Bloom Table Runner or Placemat
Friday, June 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This is a fun class to come learn the skill of turned-edge machine applique and go home with a cheerful placemat or table runner. You will also how to cut bias strips to make your own bias tape. Elaine Brown will be the guest instructor for this class. 

1st Saturday Make & Take: All-In-One Apron
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$10, pattern required
Skill Level: Beginner

June is the month to celebrate the special men in our lives, and this would be the perfect gift to make for that guy. We used denim for our sample – making this a fun, festive, and functional gift. The pattern includes child and adult sizes. Tricia is leading this class.

June Skill Builder: Thread Painting
Saturday, June 2, 2018
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Beginner

Thread painting uses free motion sewing techniques to add details such as shading, highlighting or embellishing to add interest to your quilting projects. It is simply amazing what can be created with this method. Join special instructors Marie and Laurie to learn this great technique.

Click Here To See More Classes!


Be sure to check out our front window display. All of the samples are created with BERNINA Software. Many thanks to Linda Humphreys and Cindy Dahl for letting us display your work!


BERNINA Software Club
Tuesday, May 15
5:30 p.m.
$60.00/3 months (Make-up classes will be available)
CQC's Software Club will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, at 5:30. We will provide light snacks. Please call us for more info, and to RSVP.


Have you been thinking about purchasing the BERNINA Software, which enables you to have limitless embroidery capability? Now is a great time, as BERNINA is offering a free Midi Hoop, with the software purchase, or upgrade. Call or come by the store for more info.


Yarn News


A message from the Farm to Yarn Collective:

The countdown is on! We’re less than a week away from our official opening on May 18th!

The nonprofit collective was formed to promote southwest Colorado yarn producers, spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters, crocheters, and more. We have a great deal of talent living in this area!

Our retail location is at 360 West 1st Street in Cortez (behind Notah Dineh). 

Please stop by to visit our pleasant, sunny shop filled with a beautiful selection of quality yarn, notions, and consigned merchandise.

 Visit us on Facebook at “Southwest Farm to Yarn Collective.” Write to us at [email protected].

Become a member for discounts and classes!

Also, please save the date for our GRAND OPENING on May 31st.

More details to come soon!


"To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage."

- Georgia O'Keefe


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