January 2, 2019 - In This Issue
- Happy New Year
- First 1st Saturday Breakfast Club January 5!
- Australian Day!
- Introducing 2 BERNINA Creative Studio Clubs!
- Classes/Events
- BERNINA Floor Model Clearance Sale


 Happy New Year!
May 2019 Be The Year

When Your Bobbin Is Always Full!

We are very excited to see what all of our customers create this year!





Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:00-10:30 am
*We will be revealing our new fabrics, patterns, and projects.

*Bring your 2019 Quilting/Sewing Bucket List to share with everyone else. Create your own, or copy this version found here

.*Bring your show and tell!

*We are going to play Block Lotto. Here’s how it works. We choose five fabrics from one of our new collections and cut a fat-eight of each one. At the 1st Saturday Breakfast Club, or anytime after, you purchase that packet of fabric for $7 and make two 12-inch (finished size) blocks of your choice. Bring your blocks to the shop where they’ll be on display with all the others. For each block you turn in you are entered into a drawing to win ALL the blocks. Drawings will be held on the last day of each month and winner will be eligible for 10% off fabric to finish the quilt if desired (sashing, borders, binding, backing).

*We will have a small gift for those who attend!



On Saturday, January 19th, 2019, we will be celebrating all things Australia. These fabrics are very loved by our customers, and now is the chance to come show off and show case the projects that you have created with them. As a special treat, we will have Mary Lucille of M&S Textiles here with a presentation of Australian fabrics and designers. 

Australian Day
Saturday, January 19th

1:00 PM
Mary Lucille's Presentation: Australian Aboriginal Fabrics From The Land Down Under

Followed by:
A trunk show presented by our customers - showcasing all of their creations using Australian fabrics.



New In 2019!

Are you interested in getting the most out of your BERNINA investment?

Continue your sewing education by learning techniques specifically created by BERNINA experts to help you get the most out of your BERNINA machine and accessories through the BERNINA Creative Studio.

Cortez Quilt Company and More will be offering these programs! Go here to see a list of the programs being offered the first half of 2019.

We will be offering the Creative Studio through two clubs:


This Club will include twelve months of technique, project and embroidery lessons.

PLUS - Only at Cortez Quilt Company and More - we have added an additional embroidery class each month, for a total of 2 embroidery lessons per month.

Club Cost -$100.00/full year
This includes admittance to any technique, project or embroidery lesson in 2019!
Free downloads of projects/lessons when available.
(supplies for classes will be additional)

BERNINA Creative Studio Project Club
Composition Notebook
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Keep your notes and thoughts organized in a personalized notebook cover! This quick project includes pockets and a pen holder for writing and storage on the go. It utilizes simple patchwork and finishing skills.

BERNINA Creative Studio -Technique Club
Ruffler Foot #86
Thursday, January 17, 2019
11:00 am
Learn how to use the BERNINA Ruffler Foot #86 to create the most beautiful pleats or ruffles for any project. This is a technique class that focuses on three settings on the foot, which will fine tune the ruffles to your preferences, easy and fast! We will demo, and participants will get to try the foot out.

BERNINA Creative Studio – Embroidery Club – Customized Pencil Case
In The Hoop Plus
Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Learn how you can add an embroidery design to an existing in-the-hoop project, thanks to BERNINA’s PLUS
em­broidery features. Use un-grouping and embroidery sequence control to quickly insert a design at the right point in your embroidery. Easy, simple and fast!



This Club will include 12 months of software instruction, along with four additional DesignWorks classes.

PLUS - Only at Cortez Quilt Company and More - we have added a second club meeting per month, for a total of two lessons per month.

Club Cost - $75.00/full year
This includes admittance to any software or DesignWorks lesson in 2019!
Free downloads of projects/lessons when available.
(supplies for classes will be additional)

BERNINA Creative Studio – Software Club
Thursday, January 10, 2019
10:30- 12:00
Words In Shapes
What you will learn:
   Reshaping Letters
   Resizing, Rotating, Changing Spacing of Letters
   Editing Individual Letters
   Envelope Tool In Artwork Canvas



Intro To Quilting With Rulers
Friday, January 4, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
This Class Is a Prerequisite For Further Ruler Work Classes
Skill Level: Beginner, Must Have Beginning Piecing Experience
Now is the perfect time to learn how to do your own quilting! Ruler work is one of the biggest trends in quilting today. , and we are so excited to present this series of classes to you. We can order the rulers for you no matter what make and model of sewing machine you have.You will start to learn the basics of ruler work, and will go home with four different blocks. Sarah will be the instructor for this project.

1st Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:00-10:30 am

See info above!

Simple Elegant Tee
Friday, January 11, 2019
Skill Level – Confident Beginner
Simple Elegant Tee is a must-have addition to your wardrobe. The tee is a one-piece pattern! Three sleeve styles: Kimono, Cap & Dolman, two necklines: Scoop & V neck, and three lengths are interchangeable to create a simple key piece for all-day style and elegance! Sizes 8-24. Judy is leading this class. Our rayon batiks are a great match with this pattern.


Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt, Session 1
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves! Sarah will be leading this class.

Click Here To See More Classes!


"What The New Year Brings To You Will Depend A Great Deal On What You Bring To The New Year."

~ Vern McLellan


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