The Quiltzette

July 2, 2014


We will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July holiday and OPEN on Saturday, July 5th our usual hours . . . 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Beat the heat. Come in for some fabric and spend a hot summer day sewing inside!

Third Thursday Demo - Machine Applique Options

Join us for our regular Third Thursday Demo on July 17 at 12:30 p.m. when Cindy Dahl will take the mystery out of applique by sharing some tips and tricks. Then, she'll demonstrate several different stitches and methods you can use depending on the look and feel you want for a particular project. Everyone who attends will receive a free nine-page machine applique' e-book courtesy of BERNINA and Cortez Quilt Company.

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday, July 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Project: Spiral Notebook and Notepad Covers
$12 or free if you purchased your BERNINA at Cortez Quilt Company; free pattern provided.
You do not need to own a BERNINA to attend club meetings . . . all sewing machines are welcome!

Embellish covers for your spiral notebooks and notepads using ribbon, decorative stitching, applique, couching, and free motion patterns. We’ll show you how to use the BERNINA couching foot #43 and you can use our shop foot and machine for this portion of your project. We’ll have a few embellishments available. Bring a spiral notebook and any beads and/or ribbon that you’d like to use. You’ll need two coordinating fat quarters and a small contrasting piece of fabric for applique flowers.

Sit and Stitch Pincushion
Friday, July 18
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This nifty pincushion is designed to hold your sewing notions and fits over the top of a sofa or chair arm. Make one of these and you’ll never again lose that needle that you oh-so-carefully stuck into the upholstery! Guest instructor Ila Starks will teach this class.

Click here to see more classes!

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 remaining dates:

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?

July Special!

25% off the Non-Stick Open Embroidery Foot #56. Ideal for sewing decorative techniques on "sticky" fabrics such as plastics, vinyl, and leather. Regular price is $46 . . . only $34.50 if you order this foot during the month of July. Phone orders welcome.

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

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

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