The Quiltzette

May 12, 2014

Upcoming events

Third Thursday Demo – May 15
12:30 p.m.
Join us for our regular Third Thursday Demo on May 15 when Cyndi Foote will demonstrate a “cheater pineapple” block. This is a fun, easy block that uses up scraps and that you can make without taxing your brain too much. Really! Bring a friend to Third Thursday Demo and stay to sew for the afternoon if you’d like.

After Market Review – Wednesday, June 4
5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
Karen is headed off to Spring Quilt Market this week and will no doubt return with many new patterns, notions, books, ideas and more. Join us for an After Market Review on Wednesday, June 4 at 5 p.m. We’ll have show and tell, refreshments, and you can weigh in on what new merchandise you’d like to see in the shop.

BERNINA Club  Tuesday, June 10
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
See the end of this newsletter for details.

Sewing Sunday – June 29
12 noon – 5 p.m.
Our occasional Sewing Sunday events have become quite popular. They’re relaxing and fun and everyone accomplishes so much in just a few hours without the distractions of home! Bring any project you’re working on (or a UFO that you really want to finish!) and meet other sewers/quilters. Come after church or after you finish your morning chores at home. Take an afternoon just for you! Sewing Sundays are always free but space is limited so reserve your spot soon. We provide light refreshments.

Pattern writing contest

Are you tempted to join in our pattern writing contest? Well, why not give in to that temptation today! Stop by the shop to pick up your entry form or e-mail [email protected] to request a copy. Check out contest rules and details at

New fabric


This is one of the softest, most elegant collections we've ever had in the shop. This fabric won't last long. And that's all we have to say about that!


And this probably won't be around for very long either. The rich, beautiful colors have a watercolor feel.

Upcoming Classes

Charm Party Tote
Friday, May 16
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, plus pattern and fabric

This is the perfect tote bag for any occasion. Measuring 11″ wide by 14″ tall and 4″ deep it holds plenty but it’s too large to use for an every-day purse. Make this tote with a charm pack for a lot of variety or choose fabric to create a checkerboard or other design of your choice. Cyndi Foote will teach this class. In the past, most students have finished the tote before leaving for the day making this a very fun and pretty simple “make and take.”

1600″ Strip Quilt
Friday, May 23
12 noon – 5 p.m.
$19 or FREE if you use a jelly roll purchased at CQC

You can make this quilt top in an afternoon . . . we’re not kidding! Use a jelly roll and in no time you’ll have the top made for a full-sized quilt. These are so much fun to make because they don’t tax your brain. You can sew and talk and have a good time and go home with a beautiful finished product. Cyndi Foote will teach this class.


Click here to see more classes!


We now host BERNINA Club on the second Tuesday of each month from 1 – 4 p.m. During each club meeting you will complete a small project using a variety of presser feet, accessories, and/or techniques. BERNINA Club is free for one year after the purchase of a machine from Cortez Quilt Company. After one year and for participants who bought machines elsewhere the cost is $12 per meeting. Kit fees or pattern purchase may apply for some classes. You do not need to own a BERNINA to attend club meetings . . . all sewing machines are welcome!

Bring a show and tell item and be entered to win a special gift at each BERNINA club meeting.

First Club Meeting: Tuesday, June 10, 1 – 4 p.m.
Project: Zippy Strippy (pattern purchase required)
This is a cute little zippered bag perfect for cosmetics, sewing accessories, coupons, or your chocolate stash. Techniques you’ll learn include how to put in a zipper and how to sew on buttons using your sewing machine.
Feet featured: Patchwork (1/4 inch) foot, walking foot, zipper foot. We will also demo how to use the button sew-on foot (although it’s not needed for this project).
Supplies: Pattern (purchase required); 2 fat eights, 1 fat quarter, 1/3 yard fusible fleece, zipper, bring buttons from your stash (or bring your button jar to share and trade).

Upcoming BERNINA Classes

BERNINA Mastery Class
1008, bernette, BERNINA 215, 330, 350, and 550 machines
Saturday, May 31
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free if you purchased your machine at CQC;  $70 for other BERNINA users

Morning: Introduction to the machine, needles, thread presser feet, various stitches, buttonholes and sewing on buttons, zippers. Afternoon: Stitch Fun.

BERNINA Mastery Class
560, 580, 710, 750, 780, 820, 880 machines
Saturday, June 14
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free if you purchased your machine at CQC; $85 for other BERNINA users

Morning: Introduction to the machine, needles, thread presser feet, various stitches, buttonholes and sewing on buttons, zippers. Afternoon: Stitch Fun and Creative Options.

Call 970-565-7541 with questions or to register for one of these classes.
Watch the newsletter for future classes!

As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company, your local independent quilt shop.

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