July 23, 2018 - In This Issue
- Awesome New Thread
Cute Llama Fabric
Southwestern Tote Kits
- Save The Date: Holiday Jamboree
- Bare Bones Retreat
- UFO Challenge
- Classes


I apologize that you are receiving this newsletter on Tuesday. Our website, and the ability to get the newsletter out, crashed Monday evening.  Our web host is looking into the problem. In the meantime, thank you for your patience! -Aimee




We are thrilled to reveal the new thread collections we found while we were in Chicago.
They have greatly expanded the possibilities that we can achieve with all of our projects. Be sure to come check them out in the store, as photos never do justice.

GlaMore Thread - 12 Weight Rayon

With contrasting strands of rayon woven with one strand of metallic, this stunning new thread will add the wow-factor wherever it's stitched! Available in bold colors designed to show off, GlaMore is perfect for adding a little bit of texture and shimmer. Thin enough to fit through the eye of a sewing machine needle, but thick enough to stand out, use it to embellish any project where you want the stitching to be the star.

Applications: Embellishment, embroidery, decorative stitching, thread painting, quilting, serger loopers, bobbin work, applique, couching, tassel making.


Spotlite Thread  - 40 Weight

Add a little glamour with this 40 weight rayon core metallic thread! Soft, smooth running, and less prone to shredding and thread breakage, Spotlite is a brilliant and dynamic thread that is great for anything from machine embroidery to decorative stitches and even quilting. Unlike other metallic threads that are prone to breaking or shredding, Spotlite is quality built for a strong, even stitch and will even run up to 800spm on domestic sewing machines and embroidery machines.

Applications: Machine embroidery, decorative quilting, built-in decorative stitches, thread painting, 3D embellishment effects.




These bright colored llamas are part of a hot collection that just arrived. They are indeed cute - no wonder everyone is wanting some to add to their stash!




This new tote is such a great looking bag when paired up with southwest fabric, we decided to create kits. Each kit contains all the needed fabric, along with the handles. We have several different choices of fabrics, along with colors, so everyone can choose a favorite.


2018 Holiday Jubilee

2018 Holiday Jamboree
Saturday, August 11, 2018
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Please RSVP
Come join in the festivities!

We will be revealing our Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas fabrics and patterns.

Holiday Baking Contest – Bring in your favorite holiday treat to share. Our customers will vote on their favorites. The winners will receive fun prizes!

3:30 p.m. – White Elephant Fabric Exchange – Bring in a half yard of your craziest fabric for a white elephant exchange. Make sure you bring in your most interesting fabric that you would love to share with someone! We will have a challenge that we will share the details of at this event.

Holiday fabrics, pattern, etc. will be 10% off, Saturday the 11th, for event attendees.


Make your plans now to attend the Dolores Mountain Quilter's Bare Bones Retreat September 14-15. The Guild will be having Jan Humphrey there to teach how to do this fabulous Pineapple Quilt.

Call us now to reserve your Creative Grid Pineapple Trim Tool - we want to be sure to order plenty for everyone who is making this quilt.


  UFO Challenge
July 14 - October 19, 2018

“I have so many projects to finish.”
“I can’t start anything new until I finish something.”
“You would not believe how many projects are sitting in my sewing room.”

By request...  we have had several people ask us to have a summer UFO Challenge, as they love to quilt when it is too hot to do anything outside in the afternoon. (We have also had some of our "Snowbirds" with this same request).

Now you have a great reason to work on your UFOs. For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done. Those of you furiously working on projects for the quilt show - these will count for you!

Here’s the deal. Bring in your UFOs anytime during the month of July. We will register each one and log them into your personal page in our special UFO Challenge binder. Then, get busy sewing! (Remember . . . any day we’re not having class or special event you are welcome to come to the shop to work on your projects.) Each time you finish a UFO, bring it back to the shop. We will mark it complete and you will be entered to win great prizes (see below). The more UFOs you finish the more chances you have to win.


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, purse, or tote bag. It can also be a garment.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete.

• No UFO registrations after July 31, 2018.

UFO Show and Tell Party
On Saturday, October 20th from 9–10 a.m. we’ll have a special UFO Show and Tell Party with coffee and a light breakfast. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on October 20, FIVE lucky people will win $100 gift certificates to Cortez Quilt Company and More. Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!



Software Club: Digitizing a Design, Monogram Letters
Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.

You will get to utilize the Tech Two Tote Pattern from the first July session. Come learn how to digitize this amazing design, along with creating the monogram letters that can either be for the back of your project, or made to be free standing.

Sew Days #6: At Your Fingertips
Thursday, July 26, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

The last project in the Sew Days series will be making this handy holder to keep all your tools close at hand. You will learn how to baste then gather your stitching, and how to put in pockets. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Totes, Ma Tote
Friday & Saturday, July 27/28, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Intermediate

We love the look of this bag! Very trendy and professional looking, this bag will look fabulous no matter what the occasion. Features: zipper opening, three pocket options, adjustable straps, plus your choice of hardware = a very stylish bag. Judy will be your instructor.



Beginning Quilting
Friday & Saturday, August 3/4, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$75, supplies included

Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? This class is for you! You will learn the entire process: how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, adding borders, quilting, and binding. This class will give you the foundation needed to move on to more advanced projects. Judith is the leader for this class.

Denim Quilt
Friday, August 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
This project is perfect to use up all the denim that is waiting to be used in a quilt. Combine the denim with appliqued batiks, and you have a bright and cheerful quilt. This would make an excellent picnic quilt, or to make for cold climates. Judith will be the instructor for this class.

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt
Friday, August 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bring your projects to work on, plan to chat and have fun! Ann will be here enjoying the evening with you. If you would like, bring a snack to share. Please RSVP, space is limited.

Click Here To See More Classes!


Software Club Dates/Times

August Class #1
Tuesday, August 7, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m.

August Class #2
Tuesday, August 21, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28, 1:00 p.m.


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. You have until August 30th to take part in the promotion!


"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

-Francis of Assisi


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