June 18, 2018 - In This Issue
- Sew Days
- Row by Row
- Row by Row Junior
- New Kit
- New Books
- New Gift Items
- Third Thursday and Blocks Without Border THIS Thursday
- Classes


Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Now is your chance! We are participating in a nationwide initiative to teach people how to sew. It is a 6 week program (you can attend whichever classes you want). There is a $5 fee/class and any additional supplies will be available for under $20 each class. We have sewing machines that you can use. Check out our main class page to see all six weeks of projects.Click Here To See All Six Projects. Please call 970-565-7541 or come by to sign up!

As you can tell from this picture taken from last week's Sew Days' Class - it is a lot of fun. These gals were shocked how much they learned... plus they went home with a completed project!


2018 Row by Row Sew Musical - Starts this Thursday, June 21!

Row by Row Experience® began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe welcome travelers through their doors. Travelers collect their patterns, and then create stunning quilts.

New this year: This summer when you collect the new row patterns for Sew Musical they will be in a variety of shapes.The rows and shapes will fit together in unlimited patterns. No two quilts will be the same!

Graphic showing the new row dimensions for Row by Row Experience 2018


Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere! Row by Row Sew Musical starts June 21, 2018. Please go to rowbyrowexperience.com or call us for more info.




Row by Row Junior is a summertime youth development program introducing sewing and its intrinsic benefits to kids age 6-14. Cortez Quilt Company and More is excited to announce that we are participating in 2018 Row by Row Junior!

Please call us for more info, or go to www.rowbyrowexperience.com



We now have available this bold southwestern table runner. Southwest Splendor will look stunning on your dining room table. The Y Block Ruler makes this project a breeze to make.



We have two new books in stock that are hot off the press!

Trendy Table 2 has fifteen runner designs to freshen up your table! Fun is certainly the theme in this book. Dog lovers - be sure to check out the cute doggie with his dog bone runner.

Oh, Scrap is definitely one of the top quilting books currently.  If you want to think like a scrap quilter, learn from a master. Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her scrap-quilting talents, and in her first solo book, she offers page after page of tips for making dazzling scrap quilts saturated with colors, prints, and textures. Learn how to easily make insightful decisions about which fabric combinations work (and understand why others don’t). Best of all, discover how to (finally!) use your unique stash to make scrap quilts that sing. Includes a preface by renowned quilt historian Barbara Brackman. Choose from a dozen patterns, quilts range in size from cuddly lap quilts to bed quilts.



Summer officially is here this Thursday, and we received the annual favorite Quilter's Fan just in time. These handy nylon fans fold up just like a window shade. They work great, and can be popped into a pocket, tote, or glove box.

And by the way, we have the new Super Shears in stock. These are miniature sized scissors that are fun and safe. Highest quality, sharpest little shears that you will ever own. Assorted colors. Comes with protective sheath on each pair. However, they are almost gone already. Better come grab your pair quick!

We have these vibrant National Park Stamps - they are the perfect way to remember your trip out West. For our locals, they are perfect for your loved ones who enjoy our area. Made of the same fabric as Row by Row license plates, they work wonderfully in quilts, totes, place mats and more. We are always happy to ship!



BERNINA Software Club - The  Pros & Cons of Resizing Designs
Tuesday, June 19
5:30 p.m.
$60.00/3 months

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.

Embroidery Club: Hello Summer Wall Hanging
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$18, pattern required

A beach umbrella and a little bit of sand is all you need to get yourself in a summer state of mind. This sunny embroidered wall hanging (or table top display) features an appliqued umbrella, bold satin stitch lettering and bright border fabrics. Put your flip flops on and say Hello Summer! Machine Embroidery

Third Thursday Demo: June 21 “Everything Needle”
Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:30 p.m.

Are you confused what needle to use and when? BERNINA Technician Todd King will have a demo on “How A Stitch Is Formed” followed by discussion of various needle types and uses. Join us on June 19th at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo.  This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

Blocks Without Borders – Special Program, “Surface Design” by Janet Huffman
Thursday, June 21, 2018
1:00 p.m.

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. In June, Janet Huffman will be presenting a special program on Surface Design. She will have samples of the following: Copic Markers, Tsukiniko Inks, Bleach Pens, Paint Sticks, and Fabric Paints. Those attending will get to use the Bleach Pens for a discharge die technique, and dyeing muslin with shaving cream and Tsukiniko Inks – You won’t want to miss this!!

Sew Days #2: Stow & Go Tote
Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

This handy tote is designed to be rolled and stored to carry with you, ready for use no matter where you are. Techniques to be learned in this class include: Sewing the cuff with no exposed seams, sewing a french seam, and learning how to put in a boxed bottom. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Farmer’s Market Tote
Friday, June 22, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Look exceptionally stylish at the local farmer’s market, or at the grocery store with this tote. We have perfect fruit and veggie fat quarters to pick from. Tricia will lead this class.

Ruler Work Block of the Month: Meadow Minis
Saturdays, June 23, July 21, August 11, and September 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
$75.00 for entire program
Not eligible with a class pass
Guest Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Skill Level: Intermediate, Intro to Ruler Work Class a prerequisite

This program offers a great opportunity to learn how to quilt with rulers. Shanna Stordahl of Hesperus Colorado will be leading this fun and educational project. Shanna has this broken down into a four part block of the month enabling you to have a completed project in a relatively short period of time, while also learning a new technique.  Piecing of the blocks will be done at home between classes, with class time devoted to learning how to do the ruler work. Please call if you would like more info.

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"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."

-Jenny Han

Happy Summer, Everyone! Enjoy!


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