September 12, 2018 - In This Issue
- Now Arriving On Wednesdays - The Quiltzette
- Advanced Paper Piecing Class
- Embroidery Block of the Month Celebration
- Sew Along Updates
- Classes
- BERNINA Special Financing Offer
- Spotlight Item Of The Week



Your Quiltzette

will now be arriving on Wednesday evenings!


Advanced Paper Piecing Class

Are you interested in taking an advanced paper piecing class from Judy Bryan? This series of classes will begin in January, and previous paper piecing experience is required. We currently have four kits available in this colorway. Call now to reserve your spot in class, and to reserve your kit. We can order more of this fabric for you, or can help you pick your own if so desired.


Last September, a group of our customers joined together to do an embroidery block of the month quilt. This week, they met to celebrate the first wave having completed their projects. We look forward to seeing others in the future as they are finished! Congratulations to those who have done such a beautiful job on a very difficult endeavor!


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

Bernina 125th Jubilee Quilt Along

Part 1

BERNINA kicked off their 125th Celebration Quilt Along on Monday! We have kits, patterns, and the rulers here at Cortez Quilt Company and More. Part 1 includes designer Amanda Murphy sharing the inspiration behind the quilt and the Jubilee fabric line, along with instructions for completing the cutting and piecing of the first half of the feature blocks. Several fabulous prizes are to be given at the conclusion of this quilt along. Please go to for more information.


Two of the most common question are:

Question: Do I have to have a BERNINA sewing machine to sew along?

Answer: Absolutely not! We’d love to have as many people participating as possible!

Question: Do I have to have an embroidery-capable machine to sew along?

Answer: No, you do not! You can use fussy-cut fabric instead or eliminate the embroidery altogether. There is also a Jubilee embroidery panel available that features the motifs that are embroidered on the quilt in exactly the same size. You can back that panel in paper-backed fusible web and cut out and appliqué the motifs onto the quilt top for a similar look.

Join us on Mondays during Open Sewing if you would like to sew along with other quilters! Please RSVP


Beaded Lanterns Quilt Along

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 kicked off September 10, 2018 and featured 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!


We All Sew National Sewing Month Challenge: Week 2


WeAllSew National Sewing Montth Challenge: Week 2


In celebration of National Sewing Month this September, we’re inviting you to join BERNINA on Instagram for weekly fun sewing themed challenges, complete with a chance to win great prizes along the way! Follow along with BERNINA 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-2/



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.

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Sew Days #1: Last Minute Runner
Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner
This first class in the Sew Days Series features a fun runner that can be used to decorate a dining room table, or on your dresser. Some of the skills that will be learned in this class are: Learning how to use a rotary cutter, sewing with a quarter inch seam, squaring up your project, and top stitching. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out!

New Leaf Tote
Friday, September 21, 2018
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Be ready to shop at a moment’s notice. Equip your purse, car, suitcase, or bicycle with New Leaf Folding Totes. Each reusable bag folds into a compact wallet for easy storage. Includes instructions for folding tote, a separate coupon wallet, coupon pouch and adjustable strap.This is a very clever pattern. Sarah will be your instructor.

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt
Friday, September 21, 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.

Raw Edge Applique (Choose your own BJ Design)
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Suzanne Butterfield
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
This class is a great opportunity to learn or perfect your raw edge applique. You get to choose which pattern to create – it is hard to pick just one!


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

 The perfect opportunity to come pick out the BERNINA you have had your eye on


September Accessory of the Month


Spotlight Item: Isacord Thread ~ 20% Off

 Offer expires on Saturday, September 15, at 6 p.m.You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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~ Walter Hagen


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