July 3, 2019 - In This Issue      
- Happy July 4th - Yes, we will be closed, Thursday only                                  
- Anniversary Celebration - Please RSVP
- Christmas In July Celebration
- Sew Days
- Changes To Open Sewing
- Guest Teacher Dana Jones
- Michelle de Groot Art/Landscape Classes
- New Fabric
- Classes and Events - Lots added!
- Todd's Tech Talk
- BERNINA Freedom Sale, & 830 Trade Up


Cortez Quilt Company and More will be closed Thursday, July Fourth. We will be back to our regular hours Friday, July 5th, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Happy Fourth Of July! May your day be full of family and friends!


1st Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 13, 2019


Be sure to come celebrate our 1st Anniversary with us! We want to thank you for your loyalty and friendship – it means so much to all of us here at Cortez Quilt Company and More! We will be serving lunch, we have entertainment planned, and of course cake! And we might have a couple of surprises for you while you shop! This is a family friendly event…. however we do request RSVP’s so that can plan for you. We will have a western theme for this gala.



1st Breakfast Club in July would fall on July 6th. We know many of our customers will be traveling, or celebrating with family still after the Fourth of July. We have cancelled  1st Saturday Festivities in July

Don't Despair!

Instead, we are having:

Christmas In July!

Christmas In July
(This Event Taking The Place Of 1st Saturday Breakfast Club… this month only!)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Come enjoy an evening out! We will have our Christmas collections, kits, patterns & samples… and even Christmas cookies!
Wear your Christmas shirt – ugly or not!
*Bring your show and tell!
*We will have light refreshments and plenty of fun, friendship and chatting!
*We will have a small gift for those who attend!

We always appreciate RSVPS



Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Now is your chance! We are participating in a nationwide initiative to teach people how to sew. It is a 6 week program (you can attend whichever classes you want). Our first class is on July 16th, from 6 pm - 8:30 pm. There is a $5 fee/class and any additional supplies will be available for under $20 per class. We have sewing machines that you can use during your class. Check out our main class page to see all six weeks of projects. Please call 970-565-7541 or come by to sign up!
• Sign up today for 6 one-day classes, beginning the week of July 15th
• You do NOT have to attend week-one to participate in any of the following weeks.
• The class fee is only $5 per session. Kits will be available to purchase.
• Pick and choose the classes you wish to attend.
• Projects are easy and fun for both beginners and more experienced sewers.
• Be part of the worldwide sewing program!
• We’re making sewing social! Encourage your friends and enjoy the classes together.
Share the fun and introduce your non-sewing friends too!


Open Sewing: Every Monday in July

PLEASE NOTE: Our classroom is getting booked nearly every day with classes or events. Throughout July, Mondays will continue to have Open Sewing from 9-5. There are other times that will be available during the week, but we are requesting you call ahead to check out the schedule. 

Work on any project you’d like and enjoy the company of other sewists and quilters. Bring your sewing machine or use one of our BERNINA classroom machines. Open Sewing is FREE and you’ll have plenty of space to work and the use of our cutting tables and ironing boards.

You can also call us to check on availability – our classroom is available for your use anytime a class/event is not being held.



Dolores Mountain Quilter’s August Meeting
Thursday, August 8, 2019 – NOTE DATE CHANGE
10:00 am
Featured Speaker: Dana Jones
Dana E. Jones, a quiltmaker, author, editor and photographer from Gilpin County, Colorado, began quilting almost 20 years ago. She is a former editor of Quilters Newsletter and the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Journal; has spoken and taught at quilt guilds, museums and shops across the United States; has written articles and designed patterns for quilt magazines; and is author of Pagtinabangay: The Quilts and Quiltmakers of Caohagan Island. Dana is a member of Quirky Quilters in Nederland and second vice president for programs for Colorado Quilting Council. She has had quilts exhibited at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum and through the American Quilt Study Group.

Note: Dana will be focusing on her knowledge of the Quilters from Caohagan Island. I have seen this presentation from Dana before, so can safely say you do not want to miss this.

Peaceful Cranes
Guest Teacher: Dana Jones
Friday, August 9,2019
$25.00 – Class Pass Does Not Apply
Skill Level: Intermediate Paper Piecing
Dana Jones designed and made Peace Cranes Over Hiroshima after a visit to the peace park that is at the epicenter of the World War II atomic bombing site in Hiroshima, Japan. This foundation-pieced quilt is based on an Origami folded peace-crane image from the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Experience with foundation piecing (machine paper piecing) is needed for success making this quilt.


Michelle de Groot Art/Landscape Classes - Sign-Up

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.

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 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.




We are having great fun with Row by Row this summer. The theme is "Taste The Experience" Cow Pies for 25 Cents is our block. We of course have our 2019 license plate to add to your collection. Below, you will also find the official 2019 Row By Row fabric collection. We love this collection, and have used them in microwave bowls, aprons, place mats and potholders.


Water Wishes... what a darling youth collection. Cute ocean critters are sure to become the favorite of any young person lucky enough to receive a quilt from this line.

Matching Softbook!

We offer two different kits with this collection. Above you will see a baby size quilt, with dimensions of 35" x 55". Below is a twin sized quilt, 68" x 90".



Quilt Til You Wilt!
Friday, July 5, 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.

Imaginary Day – Embroidery Block of the Month
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Instructor: Linda Humphreys

This class is Open to all brands/models of embroidery machines. Basic knowledge of your machine required..

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Learn about the creative feature in Artwork Canvas called Step and Repeat. Quickly create shapes that can be duplicated; then edit the arrangement to create a unique design.

Lone Star Quilt
Friday, July 12, 2019
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy Bryan
The best part of a Lone Star Quilt using a Quiltsmart pattern pack is the simplicity. Your intersections will match!  “Flip & Stitch” Method is used – just fuse, stitch, and flip for perfect matching pieces! No inset piecing! Only straight strips to cut – no angles or diamonds! Perfect intersections and beautiful points!You can choose to do the 38″, 58″, or now the Big Bright Star which was created to be for up to a queen size quilt.
Be sure to sign up early, as this class always fills up.

1st Anniversary Celebration
July 13, 2019

See above for description.

Intermediate Paper Piecing: Wedding Ring
Saturday, July 13 & Saturday, July 27, 2019/ 2 Session Class
10:00 – 5:00
Skill Level: Intermediate – Must have prior paper piecing experience
Instructor: Judy Bryan
You asked for intermediate paper piecing… here it is! Judy will instruct this class and teach you how to advance your paper piecing skills. You will choose how big you wish this project to turn out. This creates a stunning quilt!

Intro To Quilting With Rulers
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
9:00-1:00 pm
This Class Is a Prerequisite For Further Ruler Work Classes
Skill Level: Beginner, Must Have Beginning Piecing Experience
Instructor: Cassidy King
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. .

Sew Days – Easy Mitered Placemats
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm
$5.00 + Kit Fee
Skill Level – All
Instructor: Ann Sam
After making one of these placemats, you will want to make complete sets for yourself, and everyone you know for all occasions. This will be a fun class no matter what your skill level is.

Beginning Quilting
Wednesdays: July 17, 24, 31 & August 7 & 21
Please call for times and more information
$119, Includes class fee and all materials
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? Would you like to refine your skills? 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.

Beginning Youth Class – Draw String Bag
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
1:00 – 4:00
$25.00 – Includes All Materials Needed
Ages 8 and Up – This class is for all skill levels of youth.
Instructor: Cassidy King
Students will learn how to sew a seam with a sewing machine.

We have more classes scheduled than will fit in this spot:



This photo says it all... Todd loves to make all sewing fun and relaxing, no mattter who the customer is. What a cute little machine!


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