September 3, 2018 - In This Issue
- Happy Labor Day!
- You Are Invited: Charmed Adventures Celebration
- Bare Bones Retreat
- Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along
- We All Sew National Sewing Month Challenges
- Jubilee Quilt Along
- Classes
- Register For A Free Software 8 Webinar
- BERNINA Special Financing Offer
- September Accessory Of The Month
- Spotlight Item Of The Week


Happy Labor Day! I hope that you have enjoyed a last "official" weekend of summer! The weather sure has started to feel like a new season is quickly coming upon us.  Cortez Quilt Company and More has a lot of fun and exciting things planned for the rest of the year! Be sure to check in each week to see what is happening.  ~ Aimee



Charmed Adventure: Embroidery BOM Celebration
Monday, September 10, 2018
1:00 p.m.
We will celebrate the conclusion of this project with a big party! Participants will be bringing their completed quilts (or as far as it is completed). Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy all the hard work that went into each quilt. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.



Dolores Mountain Quilter's Bare Bones Retreat: September 14-15, 2018


There are several fun Quilt-Along/Sew Along opportunities below. Please join in and have fun!


Save the Date: Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along Begins September 10

Want to practice your piecing and quilting skills? Join BERNINA ambassador and domestic machine quilting expert Christa Watson as she walks you step-by-step through the process of making a quilt from start to finish. The quilt along kicks off September 10, 2018 and will feature a fun, free pattern Christa designed called Beaded Lanterns. It’s a striking quilt with a modern vibe made from precut 2 1/2″ strips.

Beaded Lanterns By Christa Watson

Beaded Lanterns will look fabulous in any fabrics you choose; the key to the success of this design is the contrast between the prints and the solid or tone-on-tone background.

The Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along will run for a total of six consecutive weeks, giving everyone plenty of time to follow along and complete their quilts at their own pace. So save the date: the fun begins on September 10th!


Instagram National Sewing Month Challenge 2018

In celebration of National Sewing Month this September, we’re inviting you to join us on Instagram for weekly fun sewing themed challenges, complete with your chance to win great prizes along the way! Follow along with us at Instagram @berninausa as we will announce a new sewing themed challenge for you each Monday morning. You can also see more info at https://weallsew.com/.

WeAllSew National Sewing Month Challenge: Week 1

Welcome to the first week of our WeAllSew National Sewing Month Challenge! You can read all about our month-long challenge (and the fabulous prizes you could win) in our post here.

Our first weekly challenge is…

WeAllSew National Sewing Montth Challenge: Week 1


Show Us Where You Sew

You may love to sew at the kitchen table, in front of the TV, on the back porch, by the beach, or in your craft or sewing room. Upload photos and a short description in a post to our Community Section “National Sewing Month Challenge 2018” section showing us where you sew by Sunday, September 9 and you’ll be entered in our contest for a chance to win this week’s prize! If you’re not familiar with posting in our WeAllSew Community section, click here to see all the details.

Golden Anniversary Giveaway

Our National Sewing Month Challenge Week 1 prize is one limited edition BERNINA 125th Anniversary Presser Foot #1! Coated with 24K gold, the special edition Reverse pattern foot #1 is an optional accessory packaged in a beautiful commemorative tin complete with a golden spool of Mettler Thread, created in celebration of the BERNINA 125 Year Golden Anniversary.

To read the WeAllSew National Sewing Month Challenge contest rules, click here.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening

Jubilee Quilt Along

BERNINA'S 125TH Anniversary Quilt is gorgeous, as you can see. This quilt-along starts on Monday, September 10th. BERNINA will be offering several prizes to quilters who are participating - stayed tuned for more info.

Come by Cortez Quilt Company and More to pick up your kit and rulers for this quilt, and to see our shop sample, which is stunning. Many thanks go to the following for their work on this quilt:

Judy Hellmich-Bryan - Piecing
Linda Humphreys - Embroidery, and quilting in the hoop
Shanna Stordahl - Rulerwork quilting
Sarah Kackstetter - Binding



Trapunto/Thread Painting Class
Thursday, September 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Panel Required  
This class is full - we have two spots left in October - call now!
Trapunto and thread painting make the rooster and flowers come alive with a 3-dimentional look. The colors will become more vivid when painting with different colors of thread. Please call to reserve your panel – we have a limited supply.

Sew Days #5: Card Case
Thursday, September 6, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$5.00, Kit Required
Skill Level: Beginner 
Here is another chance to get into this popular class! This project is fun, fast, and economical = gift giving potential. You will learn how to use a fusible interfacing, plus how to put in a professional style snap. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Creating Impressionist Landscape Quilts
Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Susan Madden
Learn to create a landscape quilt using your own photo. You’ll learn to make a quilt pattern from your photo and to create your image in fabric using raw edge applique. We’ll talk about composition, color, and fabric choices that work well in translating your photo into a a quilt and you’ll get started on creating your own unique quilt. If landscapes don’t float your boat but flowers do, you can work from a close-up photo of a flower to create a flower portrait in this class.



Sew Days #6: At Your Fingertips
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
$5.00, Kit Required
Skill Level: Beginner 
Here is another chance to get into this popular class! 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.


How to Create A Holiday Wreath
Monday, September 17, 2018
6:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Linda Malin
Get ready for the Christmas Season with one of these beautiful wreaths. Linda has all the tricks and tips to create these.

Click Here To See More Classes!


Software 8 Webinar – All About Applique

Join BERNINA for a free webinar featuring the applique tools included in BERNINA Embroidery Software 8! The webinar is September 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m (all times CST). This webinar is open to everyone!

 To register for 10:00 a.m., click here.

 To register for 6:00 p.m., click here.


BERNINA Special Financing Offer: September 13-17, 2018 - 0% Financing for 60 Months

This is the perfect opportunity to come pick out the BERNINA you have had your eye on.


September Accessory of the Month


Spotlight Item: Precuts ~ 20% Off

 Offer expires on Saturday, September 8, at 6 p.m.You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


"By all these lovely tokens September days are here. With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."

~Helen Hunt Jackson


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