The Quiltzette

June 10, 2014

Isacord and OESD have arrived!

100% polyester Isacord is the thread of choice for maximum productivity and the highest quality embroidery. It's also excellent for free motion quilting. At nearly twice the strength of rayon thread, Isacord is the smoothest running and most reliable polyester thread produced. It has been engineered from the finest raw materials to provide just the right amount of elasticity to allow for high speed running without looping or puckering while virtually eliminating thread breaks. 1,094 yard spools feature a unique snap down base for tidy storage. And the price is great . . . only $6.25 per spool. Check out our new display at the shop. We have all 423 thread colors and a wide array of OESD stabilizers and other essentials for machine embroidery. 

Treat Yourself to Two Days of Sewing

Janet’s Tote
Two-day Class: Thursday and Friday, June 12 and 13 (that's THIS week)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 both days

There is still space in this popular class! Guest teacher Ila Starks has graciously agreed to teach Janet's Tote for us again, but we’re doing it a little differently this time. Instead of a lot of cutting homework, we’re making this a two-day class so that you can do everything and finish your bag during class. Ila has made . . . well, we don’t know how many of these she’s made, but it’s a lot . . . so she has it down pat. The pattern is well-written and the Janet's Tote makes a wonderful overnight bag. It’s also a great size to transport your sewing supplies and projects. What better way to spend this Thursday and Friday. Call 970-565-7541 today to reserve your space. 

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Give and Get Back
Offer Ends June 16

We are pleased to be participating in BERNINA's national Give and Get Back program. Donate any sewing machine or serger (any brand, any age, any condition) through June 16, 2014 and receive 10% off (up to $500) on a new BERNINA sewing machine or serger.

Machines donated at Cortez Quilt Company will be repaired if needed and given to WINGS Safehouse, a local organization serving victims of domestic violence.

If getting a good deal and doing a good deed isn't enough to entice you, we have more! During this promotion we are offering 0% financing for 60 full months (on approved credit) for BERNINA purchases of $3,000 or more. Use your current BERNINA credit card or apply for one while shopping for your new machine. We'll have an answer on your credit application within a few minutes. You can pay off your sewing machine anytime without penalty. We also have 18 month 0% financing available for BERNINA purchases between $1,000 and $3,000.

This offer ends on Monday, June 16. Don't miss out!

Third Thursday Demo - Mitered Borders

Join us for our regular Third Thursday Demo on June 19 at 12:30 p.m. when Cyndi Foote will demonstrate how to make mitered borders. Great to know when you have a beautiful border print or stripe that you want to use in a quilt. Bring a friend to Third Thursday Demo and stay to sew for the afternoon if you’d like.

Help Make a Quilt to Support Future Healthcare Professionals

The Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation awards scholarships each year to deserving students who are pursing careers in a variety of healthcare fields. This year they were able to give six area students $2,000 each to help pay their educational costs. The Foundation will be holding a fundraiser this coming October called "Made in Montezuma." More details on the event later, but one feature will be a live auction to raise money for the scholarship fund.

We are donating the fabric and batting to make a queen size quilt for the auction. The image here is the focus fabric we've chosen and the quilt will be in fall colors. Beth Cardozo is donating her long arm skills to finish the quilt. All we need are some helping hands to make the quilt top. That's where YOU come in!

We've scheduled seven days when anyone who would like to help can come to Cortez Quilt Company to make a block (or two!). You can stay for an hour or all day. If you don't feel like bringing your sewing machine we'll provide you with one of our classroom or showroom machines to use. All the fabric and block patterns will be ready and waiting. Could it be any easier?

Here are the dates:

Monday, June 23
Tuesday, June 24
Saturday, June 28
Saturday, July 5
Thursday, July 10
Tuesday, July 15
Monday, July 21

Mark your calendar and find a friend to bring along to one or more of these work days. It will be fun to see a beautiful quilt come together for such a worthy cause. Remember, we're not getting any younger. Don't you want to help ensure that there are highly educated and skilled healthcare providers coming up through the ranks?

Upcoming BERNINA Classes

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.
Watch the newsletter for future classes!

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

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