January 9, 2019 - In This Issue
- We Have A Winner!
- Winter/Spring UFO Contest
- Come Play Block Lotto
- Australian Day
- New Fabric and Projects
- Fun BERNINA Clubs
- Classes/Events
- BERNINA Floor Model Clearance Sale



Alison Dion is the winner of our BERNINA 535!

While the drawing was exciting, the story that surrounds the new owner of this sewing machine is a true example of what the spirit of Christmas is all about. Close to December 22, Alison chose to write an essay as a method of putting her name in the pot. Except for one out of town customer, Alison was the only person to write an essay. What was special about this particular essay, was that Alison described a situation about a good friend who loves sewing, but due to an extremely horrible domestic situation, was forced to leave everything behind. Her son recently took his life due to the stress of what was going on. Alison vowed that if she won the machine, she would give it to this friend. Alison's name was drawn out of a basket that was filled with entries. There was a crowd gathered that day as the drawing took place. Initially there were several disappointed people, as of course everyone would have loved to take that machine home that day. After describing the story, it was evident how joyful everyone was for the recipient.

Other Prizes & Winners
Three Month Class Pass: Corinna Gray
Kit Of Choice: Gail Barfoot
6 Spools of Isacord Thread: Gloria Decker
Anniversary Kit: Donna Theobald
Gingher Scissors: Jeanne Stiegelmeyer
Yard of Fabric: Will Rose
Free Class: Ricki Cruzan, Laurel Schafer, Ethelyn Stevenson, & Ila Starks



UFO Challenge
Friday, January 11- May 4, 2019

“I still have so many projects to finish.”
“I can’t start anything new until I finish something.”
“You would not believe how many projects are sitting in my sewing room.”

By request, (actually DEMAND)... We are starting a Winter/Spring UFO Challenge.
For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done.

Here’s the deal. Bring in your UFOs starting this Friday, January 11th. You have until January 31st to register.  We will register each one and log them into your personal page in our special UFO Challenge binder. Then, get busy sewing! (Remember . . . any day we’re not having class or special event you are welcome to come to the shop to work on your projects.) Each time you finish a UFO, bring it back to the shop. We will mark it complete and you will be entered to win (see below). The more UFOs you finish the more chances you have to win.

Special UFO Registration Days
Bring your UFOs in this Friday or Saturday, (January 11th & 12th) and you’ll receive 20% off any fabric or batting you purchase that you’ll be using to complete any/all of your UFOs. (You may bring your UFOs in for registration any day during January)


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, purse, or tote bag. It can also be a garment. Yes, place mats will count, but you have to have at least 4 of them.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete. (Quilted and bound, for example)

• No UFO registrations after January 31, 2019.

UFO Show and Tell Party
At the First Saturday Breakfast Club in May (May 4th)  we will have a special UFO Show and Tell Party. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on May 4th, FIVE lucky people will win a yard of fabric/month for a year!  Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!



Play Block Lotto! Come by to see this month's fabric pack. Each month we will reveal the new Block Lotto collection at the 1st Saturday Breakfast Club.

• Buy your fabric pack (5 fat eights) for $7 by the 25th of the month.

• Make two 12 1/2 inch blocks from each pack.

• Bring them to the shop by the last day of the month.

• For each two block set you create, you’re entered into a drawing to win ALL the blocks.

• Drawings held on the first day of each month. The winner will be eligible for 20% off fabric to finish the quilt if desired (sashing, borders, binding, backing)




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.



These bright batiks with a fun floral design are sure to brighten up the dreariest January day!

Let that special person know just how much you love them with this fun Valentine/Hearts collection! These fabrics would also make great home decor projects to decorate in February.

This is our fun sample that Judy whipped up.

How cute is this new dog collection titled "Home Is Where The Heart Is"?

Panel #1

Panel #2

Laser cut images of a good majority of dog breeds have been created to go along with this fabric collection.  These are cute in frames, towels, pillowcases, bags... well, pretty much anywhere. Come by and we are happy to look up your favorite pooch and we will order your specific laser cut.



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
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
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.

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
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!


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.


Beginning Quilting
Two Saturdays, January 12 & 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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. Note: We will help you with your fabric selection, so that you can make yours according to your own personal taste. Judy will lead this class.

Double Duty
Thursday, January 24, 2019
5:30-8:00 pm
Make this cute combination pin cushion and thread catcher to keep next to your sewing machine. It’s also nice to have one at the cutting table and one on the ironing board. They’re lined with iron-on vinyl, which makes emptying quick and easy.

Click Here To See More Classes!


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I vow to make an impression on the World, not the couch.
I promise to dream about unrealistic goals and make them my reality."

~ Unknown


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