The Quiltzette

July 29, 2014


Upcoming Events

Trunk Show – Friday, August 1
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Cowboy Gathering of the Four Corners is pleased to announce that Award-Winning Cowgirl Poet and Quilter Yvonne Hollenbeck will be at the Cortez Quilt Company on Friday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. Yvonne will be sharing her poetry on quilting while showing samples of her collection of family quilts which spans six generations. This is a show you won’t want to miss! For more information go to Yvonne Hollenbeck or Cowboy Gathering of the Four Corners.

Sunday Sewing – August 3
12 noon – 5 p.m.

Beat the summer heat . . . sign up today for a relaxing afternoon of sewing with friends. Light refreshments provided and the event is FREE! Call to put your name on the list today.

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt - Friday, August 8
5 – 10 p.m.

What better way to wrap up a busy week than to spend a few hours sewing. Take an evening for yourself and join us for Quilt ‘Til You Wilt on Friday, August 8. Bring your dinner or order out from one of the nearby restaurants. Beverages provided. This event is free but space is limited, so sign up today!

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

One day only . . . SUPER SATURDAY! Join us for three special events on August 16. It’s our three-year anniversary and we’ll have having a sale (details on that coming soon). Also, we’ll be revealing all of this year’s Christmas fabric and fabulous samples for the first time. We have kits made up for most the samples. And if that’s not enough excitement for one day, we’re also participating in BERNINA’s one-day Back to School Special . . . 0% financing for 36 months with a $3,000 minimum purchase. (See more details about financing on this page.) Mark your calendar for SUPER SATURDAY today!


New Arrivals

Okay, we know it's hard to think about working with flannel in the middle of the summer, but the collection that arrived yesterday won't last long, so hurry in to get your fabric for that special winter project.


Patriotism never goes out of style! Make a great quilt for your favorite service member or veteran using this new 2 1/2 inch strip pack. We also have several bolts of companion fabric in red and blue. This would make up nicely as one of the quick 1,600-inch strip quilts.


Upcoming Classes

Marco Polo Quilt
Friday, August 1
10:15 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$29 plus pattern and ruler

Judy Bryan will teach this class, the first part of which will be choosing 19 different fabrics to make this beautiful quilt. You don’t need much of each fabric, so pull what you can from your stash and then supplement from the store shelves. We’ll make finding the perfect 19 a fun group effort! Then, learn to use the new Creative Grids Spider Web ruler.

Free Motion Quilting
Saturday, August 2
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Accomplished long arm quilter Beth Cardozo will teach free motion quilting for us on August 2. Learn how to prepare your quilt, choose thread, select the right needle, and learn simple techniques that will take the mystery out of machine quilting. The book shown here is recommended but not required for the class. Bring 6-8 fat quarters with enough batting to sandwich those into 3-4 “quilts” to practice on. Solid colors or tone-on-tone will work best, along with contrasting thread so you can see your beautiful work.


Click here to see more classes!


Display Model Specials!

We will periodically offer special pricing on some of our BERNINA display models. These machines have been used for demos since March and come with full warranties. Here's what we have available starting today. The special pricing is good only through August 15, 2014 and we have only ONE of each of these machines available.

BERNINA 1008 - The classic mechanical machine. No bells and whistles and built to last!

BERNINA 550QE - This Quilter's Edition comes with the exclusive BERNINA stitch regulator for free motion quilting, a walking foot, 1/4 inch foot, free-hand system, 434 stitch patterns, a semi-automatic needle threader, and many other wonderful features.

BERNINA 820 QE - Need a lot of room to sew and quilt? This Quilter's Edition has 12 inches to the right of the needle! It also features 1,764 stitch patterns, sews at 1,100 stitches per minutes, has a 9 mm stitch width for beautiful decorative stitching, integrated dual feed (no walking foot needed), free-hand system, FULLY automatic needle threader, and automatic thread cutter. The extra large bobbin holds 80% more thread than a standard one. 30 LED lights makes your sewing area so visible you'll be tempted to sew in the dark!

Click on the links above to learn more about these machines, including the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP). The prices we are offering during this limited-time special are lower than we are allowed by BERNINA to advertise. Come by the shop for a demonstration and more information. Sorry, but we cannot quote prices over the phone.


Dolores Mountain Quilters 2014 Show

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

The raffle quilt for this year's show is currently on display at Cortez Quilt Company. Stop by to buy your tickets today. Can't you just imagine this beautiful king-sized quilt on a bed in your home? The tickets are $1/each or six for $5. The drawing will be held during the quilt show. You do not have to be present to win. 


New Notions

The Applique Pressing Sheet is perfect for fusible applique designs and doubles as a pressing cloth. Coated with Polylon, the revolutionary non-stick surface, this double-sided sheet is made from an ultra high temperature fabric. Includes instructions for its multiple uses and a free applique pattern. The large 13 by 17 inch sheet is guaranteed for 5 years.

Kwik Klip™ ends sore fingers, reduces basting time, and ends bunching. Using Kwik Klip™, safety pins close effortlessly, preventing broken nails, stuck fingers (blood on quilts) and the familiar painful indentations in fingers caused by closing hundreds of safety pins. Kwik Klips'™ unique handle design helps those with arthritic hands pin baste without pain.

With The Super Gripper's large finger holes you can easily and comfortably remove thread from stitches and seams, replace machine needles, or pull needles through thick fabric. It also allows you to clamp and hold fabric in place and it's great for turning. This tool will help you hold hard to handle items without them constantly slipping out of your hand.


Fall Quilting Retreat

The Dolores Mountain Quilters guild is sponsoring a Red Dirt Retreat November 13-16 at the Hidden Oaks Lodge in the beautiful San Juan mountains. The cost is $325 for all four days and that price includes wonderful meals. For more information or to reserve your spot call Kate Nemanic at 970-882-1588 or e-mail her at [email protected].


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


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