April 17, 2019 - In This Issue                                        
- Many Happy Returns Bernina Sale Starts Tomorrow!
- Third Thursday Demo April 18 - Sewing Room Ergonomics Part 1
- Blocks Wihout Borders April 18
- Reminder!
- Announcing 2 Special Workshops by Australian Textile Artist Michelle de Groot
- Pre-Orders on New Kits
- Come Play April's Block Lotto
- New Fabrics and Samples
- Classes and Events
- BERNINA April Accessory Sale



Use your tax refund to purchase the machine of your dreams! 

Save 20% off of a new BERNINA machine with a purchase price of $999 and up!

You can also enjoy 0% interest for 48 months on machine purchases of $3000.00 or more (pending credit approval).

Come on in and try out the machine that you have always wanted!



Thursday, April 18, 2019

Join us on April 18th 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!

April – Aimee used to teach “Back” School at Southwest Memorial Hospital. On April 18, I will be sharing how to figure out the correct height of your sewing desk and cutting tables. You will be amazed at how much better you will feel and how much more you are able to get done when applying these techniques!




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.

Uncertain that you can create an original art quilt? This next gathering of Blocks Without Borders” (our CQC Art and Landscape group) is just for you! Witness the unveiling of our BIRD CHALLENGE entries. All original designs, all individual representations of whatever the word “BIRD” means to the artist. See the creative miracles from a couple of participants who risked their piecing reputations to take a stab at art quilting for the first time! The results are spectacular – a flock of fiber and fabric feathered flights of fancy that will be exhibited at the Cortez Cultural Center during the upcoming Mesa Verde Bird Festival in May. Cast your vote for the Quilters’ Choice award for 1st, 2nd and third place bragging rights.

Our April project will be creating a “Post Card” quilt – led by Marie Wirth. Bring scraps, your machine and a post card or picture idea. 

Look for a surprise guest demo and a brainstorming discussion led by Janet Huffman on how we might incorporate Quilting Arts Magazine type monthly challenges to our agenda! Our May gathering will be a thread painting class plus unveiling our next challenge.

Come experience how you can be Sew creative!



Saturday, May 4th - A new month is already approaching! Don't miss our 1ST Saturday Breakfast Club!

UFO Contest is ending May 3rd, with the big reveal party during the Breakfast Club!



Michelle is a textile artist from Australia. She will be in the United States in August and is a featured guest on the Ricky Tims Show. While in Colorado, Michelle will be coming to Cortez to present two workshops!

You can read more about Michelle here.

Workshop #1
Blue Coneflower

Blue Coneflower
Saturday/Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019

Cost $120.00 - Limited Seating - Call Now To Reserve Your Spot!

 Kit fees are $20 per person.
Kits will include the use of all my paints, fabric, wadding and backing to do your project.

I created this workshop a few years ago and most people are amazed at how easy it is to create their own piece of art from a white piece of fabric and some paints. The coneflowers are actually painted on making this a whole cloth design. I explain how to use the textile paints and non-textile paints in this process and also show the students how to divide up your background area and create some real interesting designs on their art piece.

This workshop is great for those wanting to learn new techniques and skills in textile arts. You will learn how to paint onto the fabric to create a nice background as well as the foreground picture of the cone flowers. You will also learn some basic quilting techniques and thread work, and to top it off you get to play with some bobbin work.



After The Fire
Monday/Tuesday, August 19 & 20, 2019

Cost $120.00 - Limited Seating - Call Now To Reserve Your Spot!

Kit fees are $20 per person.
Kits will include the use of all my paints, fabric, wadding and backing to do your project.

This workshop has a lot of meaning to me as it is derived from an experience I had on my property 6 years ago. We had a bushfire locally that burnt through our property as well as many others. Luckily we were one of the lucky ones and our home and buildings were saved by the local fire brigade and helicopter water bombing. I noticed after the fire the damage the surrounding bushland had suffered as well as the amazing colors in the sky in the evening. This experience moved me to create this small art quilt, and then in turn teach people about the techniques I used in making it.


This workshop is great for those wanting to learn new techniques and skills in textile arts. You will learn how to mix their paints and how to apply them to fabric correctly. You will learn how to paint onto the fabric to create a nice background creating a starting point for your thread work. You will also learn some basic quilting techniques, thread work, and bobbin work.



Cortez Quilt Company and More is now taking Pre-Orders on the following kits. Be sure to call and reserve yours now to ensure that we order the proper amounts!

Please call us at 970-565-7541 by Tuesday, April 23rd to reserve any of the following kits.

Kimberbell's We Wisk You A Merry Christmas

Machine Embroidery Version:
Includes pattern, embroidery CD, fabric and embellishments to complete the top.

Sewing Version
Includes pattern, fabric and embellishments to complete the top.


Lori Holt's Granny's Garden

This will be Lori Holt's next Sew Along Quilt this coming August!

Includes all fabric for quilt top and binding.
Quilt Size 76" X 86"


Lori Holt's Granny's Teapots

Kit in a Box includes pattern and fabric for quilt top and binding.
Size: 59" X 75"


Lori Holt's Granny's House Pillow

Pillow Kit in a Box includes pattern, fabric, wool, vintage trims, and buttons for quilt top and binding.



Ready for spring and summer? If so, you will love this fresh new floral collection called Bloom True which features watercolor flowers in soft & bright colors on pastel backgrounds.

Attention all you coffee fanatics! Perk up your home with these coffee themed prints by ©Dan Morris for Quilting Treasures. There are so many combinations of fabrics to play with, you’ll be sure to caffeinate a fabulous project! Patches, allovers and a fun coffee bean design will be just what you need to wake up and sew!

Cafe All Day Panel

Our shop sample! This collection would look lovely in your kitchen!

Farmer’s Market features vintage barns, roosters, tractors, vegetables, sunflowers, and textures. You will find all you need to create projects ranging from wall hanging quilts to tabletop items and so much more. Farmer’s Market is colored in a palette of saturated, primitive rich tones of red, black, green, gold and cream



Third Thursday Demo
Thursday, April 18, 2019
See description above for more details!

Blocks Without Borders (Landscape & Art Group)
Thursday, April 18, 2019
See description above for more details!

Diva Wallet
Friday, April 19, 2019
This wallet (and class) are wildly popular. With a fun clutch top, you will find once you make one, you will need to make more for every occasion, and for all your friends!

Quilt Til You Wilt
Friday, April 19, 2019
6:00 – 10:00 pm
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.

Panels With Pizazz Series: Water Garden/Blue Heron Panel
Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Trapunto, thread painting, couching, free motion quilting… and bling. This project has it all – talk about spectacular! Be sure to sign up early as these classes fill up fast!

BERNINA Creative Studio: Embroidery Club
Thursday, April 25, 2019
We now have a limited number of embroidery machine’s available for class! Call ahead to reserve a machine!
Please RSVP!

Part 1: Free-arm Embroidery
Learn to use the BERNINA embroidery machine’s free-arm, which provides you with more space when embroidering projects that are not flat. It makes it easier to create great looking embroidery even on a project with “shape” and can be used with several hoop sizes. Students can embroider either a t-shirt or a onesie for this class.

Part 2: Lacy Envelope Clutch
Freestanding lace creates dimensional detail that is both fashionable and pretty in this project. Please call ahead so we can tell you where to purchase the design and what supplies are needed.





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~ Robert H. Schuller


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