October 17, 2018 - In This Issue
- Update -  BERNINA 125th Anniversary Gala
- Certified Embroidery Specialist On Our Staff
- Open Sewing
- Third Thursday October 18
- Blocks Without Borders October 18
- Moda Fabrics Halloween Quilt Along
- Gypsy Gripper
- New Fabric
- Classes
- Spotlight Item Of The Week



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 2:00-5:00

Cortez Quilt Company and More is hosting this big gala to celebrate all things BERNINA! We will have fantastic demos, door prizes, and snacks! You will not want to miss this event!

This event is for all of our customers to come celebrate with us.

Come see a demo on the ALL-NEW B480! Other demos include: needlepunch; ballcap embroidery; paintwork, cutwork, and crystalwork. More activities and prizes to be revealed as we get nearer this fun event!

One lucky customer will win big for Christmas! Everybody who visits the store during this special 3 hour event will receive one entry to win a prize worth over $3000 (we guarantee it will leave you in stitches)! Subsequent entries can be earned with each purchase over $100 between Oct 27 and Dec 22. Drawing to be held at 5:00 pm on Dec. 22. Need not be present to win.



We are excited to announce that Ann Sam has completed the Oklahoma Embroidery Supply and Design's Embroidery Academy and is now a Certified Embroidery Specialist! Ann attended twenty-two online classes and passed the assessment test upon completion to receive this designation.


Open Sewing: Every Monday and Wednesday

Join us at the shop every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Open Sewing. Work on any project you’d like and enjoy the company of other sewists and quilters. Bring your sewing machine or use one of our BERNINA classroom machines. Open Sewing is FREE and you’ll have plenty of space to work and the use of our cutting tables and ironing boards.

You can also call us to check on availability – our classroom is available for your use anytime a class/event is not being held.



Third Thursday
Thursday, October 18
Join us on October 18 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!

1. Please bring your wish list of things you would like to see carried at Cortez Quilt Company and More ~ Aimee and Todd will be attending Quilt Market in Houston the first weekend of November. Now is your chance to get your requests in!
2. Bring a fat quarter – we are going to play a game!


Blocks Without Borders: Thursday, October 18 -Streaming Your Inner Consciousness With Art Dolls
Thursday, October 18, 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 October, Virginia Robertson will be leading the group in the construction of their paper dolls. These ideas can then be developed into a larger size doll. Please call Cortez Quilt Company and More for the list of supplies to bring to this event.

Supply List

• Colored card stock, old calendar pictures, post cards with funky designs and textures, flower pot name tags, old greeting cards,  old photos,  seed packets, or book covers, cereal boxes etc. Anything that is bright, unusual and/or catches your fancy. 

• Paper cutting scissors and fresh glue sticks

• Sponge or rag

• Decorative shears and paper punches

• Buttons and ribbons

• Thread, wire, brads

• Ironed plastic bags (like Janet showed us last month)

• Laces and trims, needles and quilting thread

• Peltex



Check out Moda Fabric"s Halloween Quilt Parade on their Instagram page. They have incorporated their favorite Halloween fabrics into popular patterns. You will find lots of fun ideas there!




The Gypsy Gripper is designed with two suction cups that attach to any smooth ruler surface. The Gripper ensures that even pressure is applied to the cutting surface so you can relax and rest your hand comfortably over the handle. Since no death grip is required, this tool is recommended for anyone with hand issues such as arthritis and carpel tunnel. It is also very effective if you have problems with your ruler slipping. Your hand is always away from the rotary cutter so your fingers are out of harm’s way, making this a must have for any new or young quilter!




Last week we shared the Words to Live By Collection. We wanted to show you these pillows that Cindy whipped up for our samples. This line is perfect for home decor!

Vibrant shades of teals, blues and purples are showcased in this collection.

This is the cutest collection for anyone who loves to sew! Now is the time to decorate your sewing room -   a new cover for your machine, curtains, ironing board cover, tote bags, pincushions...  We can't wait to see what YOU create!

These soft floral prints are wonderful! We also have the layer cakes and jelly rolls to match this collection, as well as a book that is packed with beautiful quilt patterns to showcase these beautiful fabrics.

From neutrals to every color of the rainbow, you are going to love these new fabrics with their marbled design. Very rich in color, they will look perfect in your next project!



Sew Days #5: Card Case
Thursday, October 18, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner
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!

Trapunto/Thread Painting Class
Friday, October 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Panel Required 
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.

Beginning Quilting
Two Saturdays, October 20 & 27, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$100, All 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.

Beginning Youth Class: Halloween Drawstring Bag
Monday, October 22, 2018 Please Note Date Change
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$25 (Includes All Supplies)
This class is for the beginning youth student. Skills learned will be learning to sew a straight line, putting in casing for drawstring, and sewing glitter sheets with a zigzag stitch.


Sew Days #6: At Your Fingertips
Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:30p.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!

Embroidery Club: Free Standing Lace Frame & Appliqued Bag Topper
Thursday, October 25, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This month you will learn two different techniques, and have two different projects to take home with you!

First, you will create a beautiful lace picture frame while you learn the process of creating machine embroidered freestanding lace. This project features both appliqué and
lace. You’ll also go home with a bonus matching coaster design that uses the same techniques you’ll learn in class.
This project is compatible with any machine with an embroidery capability of 5” x 7” or larger.
Next, you will make a cute in-the-hoop bag topper that teaches the following: double applique, when to change your bobbins with an ITH project, and adding your own design or monogram to add a personal touch.

Embroidery Club: Baltimore Pillow Multi-hooping
Friday, October 26, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This class was rescheduled to this date due to the instructor being ill last month. Practice your multi-hooping skills with this Baltimore inspired applique pillow. You will be pleased with how all the pieces of this project line up perfectly! This project is compatible with any embroidery machine that has the capability to stitch 3″ X 5″ designs

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Kimberbell Glitter Sheets-20% OFF

 Offer expires on Tuesday, October 23, at 6 p.m.You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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