The Quiltzette

June 17, 2014

Third Thursday Demo - Mitered Borders

Join us for our regular Third Thursday Demo THIS WEEK . . . 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. Cyndi will also demonstrate how to make the beautiful Easy Stripe Table Runner using a 60 degree equilateral triangle ruler.

Upcoming Classes

Paper Pieced Posies
Thursday, June 19
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, book required

Learn paper piecing and basic applique in one class! This 26-inch square wall hanging is from the book “Runners Rock” and would look great in thirties, Kansas Troubles, batiks, or just about anything else you can think of. Beth Cardozo will teach this class. Check out the sample she made at the shop.

String Quilt
Friday, June 20
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cyndi Foote never throws away a scrap and uses many of hers to make string quilts. These are so much fun to make because they’re quilt-as-you-sew. See Cyndi’s personal sample in the shop and join us for this fun class. You’ll learn a technique that you’re sure to use for years to come.

Click here to see more classes!

Open Sewing

Did you know that any time we're not having a class or event you are welcome to use our classroom space to work on a project? That's right . . . just check the website to make sure we don't have anything else going on and, if we don't, just come on over. Bring a friend and step out to lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants and make a day of it. You'll be amazed by how much you can accomplish without the distractions at home!

Sewing Machine Rental

If you are from out of town and don’t have your machine with you or if you just don’t want to transport your machine to class, no problem. Rent a BERNINA 550 or 560 for only $10/day. Just let us know when you sign up for your class that you need a machine and we’ll set you up.

Help Make a Quilt to Support Future Healthcare Professionals

The Southwest Memorial Hospital Foundation awards scholarships each year to deserving students who are pursuing 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?

Mark Your Calendar!

The Dolores Mountain Quilters 2014 Quilt Show is right around the corner. Make plans now to attend the show August 22-23 at the Dolores Community Center. We'll have a booth at the show so be sure to stop by. For more information visit

Trade In or Trade Up!

We are currently accepting most (not all) BERNINA sewing machines to be traded in on a new one. Call or stop by the shop to find out more.

We also have Trade Up program for customers who purchase BERNINA machines at Cortez Quilt Company. Let’s say you bought a 350PE and six months later realize that you’d like some of the features that the 560 offers. No problem! Here’s how it works:

Trade up within 3 months of purchase date and get 100% of the price of your original machine applied toward a higher model.
Trade up within 6 months of purchase date and get 90% of the price of your original machine applied toward a higher model.
Trade up within 9 months of purchase date and get 80% of the price of your original machine applied toward a higher model.
Trade up within 12 months of purchase date and get 70% of the price of your original machine applied toward a higher model.

NOTE: This offer assumes that your machine is in good working condition.

Come by the shop for more details and to find out how much your current machine would be worth on trade in.

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

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