April 6, 2020 - In This Issue

- How To Contact Us

Look No Further - We Have Plenty Of Things For You To Do From Home!
- Friends Wanted
- Sewing Room Scavenger Hunt
- Block Of The Week
- Inspiration Challenge
- Kimberbear Challenge
- Going On A Bear Hunt?

Masks - Please Keep Sewing! Large Volume Needed!

- Previously-loved Machines
- We Are Currently Able To Ship Directly To Your Home
-Spring Sale Extended







Cortez Quilt Company and More
We are available by phone Monday – Saturday

10:00 – 2:00



Currently Closed For Business

We will be back as soon as possible!




By phone: 970-565-7541

[email protected]
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We now have new interactive Facebook pages that allow everyone to share their creations with each other. They are also a great way to chat with your quilting friends, and to encourage each other.

Friends Of Cortez Quilt Company: Join Here

Friends Of Farmington's Quilted Corners: Join Here



We are hosting a Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

In the spirit of social distancing, ALL items must be found in your own home.

Starting Tuesday, April 7 ~ Friday, April 10 (5:00 pm), find as many of the following items. Please post a photo (or photos) of everything you find on one of our new Facebook pages described above. Please add a written description if desired.

Everyone who plays along by sharing what you find will receive a small gift in the mail.
We will pick a grand prize winner from each store.

(If you really don't do Facebook, you can email your pictures to us... we REALLY prefer people to share on Facebook so that everyone can have fun together!)



List of what to find:
A roll of toilet paper
Seam Ripper
Picture of your current project
Spool of red thread
Something purple (Just because I can't help it!)
A picture of your stash
Sewing scissors
Rotary Cutter
A picture of an UFO (Unfinished object)
A fabric that is your favorite color
Sewing gauge
ROUND shank needle
A batik
Receipt from either Cortez Quilt Company or Quilted Corners
Traditional Quilt Block (whip one up if needed!)
Bottle of Best Press
Fat quarter
Fabric marking pen
Quilting/sewing related pattern or book
Machine presser foot



To break up your Quarantine Routine, or perhaps to add a little variety to it, we are beginning a Block Of The Week project.

How Will This Project Work?

Patterns are $25.
Due to current circumstances, we will not plan on running this like a typical block of the month; instead you get to choose fabrics from your stash. There are a total of 9 fabrics necessary to make this beautiful 90" x 90" quilt.

You will need:
   Background -  7 1/4 yards
 Dark Color 1 - 4 3/4 yards
Medium Color 1 - 3/4 yard 
Light Color 1 - 3/4 yard
  Dark Color 2 - 1/2 yard
Medium Color 2 - 1 1/8 yard
  Light Color 2a - 1/2 yard
  Light Color 2b - 1/2 yard
 Sashing - 2 1/8 yards

  If you would like us to kit this up in a colorway of your choice, let us know, and we will mail your kit to you.

We will mail you the general directions and Block #1 when you sign up and pay for your pattern. Then we will mail you one block per week for 13 weeks until we are finished. In this way, you can know every week that we are thinking of you, and you'll have something to look forward to in the mailbox!
Please give us a call at 970-565-7541 or 505-215-3987 or email: [email protected] to order your pattern today. We look forward to making this quilt with you and seeing the different designs that result from the different fabric and color selections!



What inspires you?

That is what this challenge is all about!
You inspire us, now is your chance to show us what inspires you!
~ Use any medium/technique.. piecing, applique, paper piecing,  art/landscape... the ideas are endless.

Project needs to be fabric-based (cottons, linen, denim, leather... )
Project needs to be 36 X 48 or smaller.
A label with your name, title of project and brief description needs to be included.

Your entries will need to be received by Friday, June 5, 2020.

We will have customers vote for their favorite project from June 6 - June 15.

Prizes will be awarded!

Both Cortez & Farmington Are Hosting This Challenge!



KimberBear Challenge

Kimberbell has created a stuffed bear design that can be made either in the embroidery hoop, or as a sewing version with your sewing machine. Kimberbell's hope is that we will use this design to create these stuffed bears to give to children in challenging situations ...a friend that they can love and hug. These can be donated to hospitals, foster homes, or any other setting that will help children going through trying times. These can also be given as gifts in nursing homes. The goal is to see how many of these we can make and distribute throughout our communities to those who will most benefit from them.

Don't forget, Cortez Quilt Company has challenged you down there in Farmington... which area can create the most bears?!

Let’s show the community how much love can come from a sewing machine!

Click here to see more about the Kimberbear, and to download your pattern.



Speaking of bears... if you are in the Farmington area, and have family or friends that are participating in the Bear Hunt, we left a bear panel in our window for the kiddos to find.  (3030 East Main)

Look HERE for more information!


Added: Is anyone doing this in the Montelores Area? Let us know... otherwise let's get it going here!



Please keep sewing! There is a huge demand for face masks as supply is quickly running out. Local Health Departments, Hospitals, Clinics, Doctors Offices, Nursing Homes, etc... are needed both in the Four Corners region.

The need for masks in the medical setting has not begun to decrease.


We are more than willing to be a drop-off for any masks that you sew, and we will make sure they are distributed. 40 West Main Street. Please call to schedule when you will be here.You can also drop off at the Health Department.

Farmington Area:

Contact Alberta Chappell at: [email protected].


Ellen: [email protected]

MASKS ARE NEEDED AS SOON AS THEY ARE COMPLETED! They are very much appreciated!



Elastic is difficult to find due to demand... it is like toilet paper. We do have round elastic available.

You can also make fabric ties. Some healthcare professionals prefer these.


Mask Guidelines:

~ For these masks, it is extremely important to use high quality, dense-woven fabric. Batiks work wonderfully, because they are a tight weave.
A lot of cottons that are purchased from big box stores are too thin, not tightly-woven, and therefore not the best for a mask.

Be sure to wash fabric in hot water before assembling your mask to allow for shrinkage that can occur.

~ Denim, duck cloth, canvas and such can also be used.

~Polyesters or other less breathable fabrics do not work for masks, due to the moisture produced with breathing.

~ Elastic needs to be in good shape, with plenty of stretch and an appropriate size to fit over the ears. 1/16" round cord, or 1/8" braided elastic work best.

~ If elastic is not available, fabric ties can be sewn on the mask. Four ties are needed (one tie on each of the four corners). Ties should be approximately 1/4 inch width, with no frayed edges, and long enough to be tied into a bow on the top of the head (for the top corners and behind the head for the bottom covers).

~ Extra wide double bias tape can be used. You can purchase this, or make your own.

~ Non-coordinating fabrics, thread, binding strips are fine... but a well sewn mask with no frayed edges, missed seams , or holes is important.




We have had several calls from people needing sewing machines, especially in regard to wanting to sew masks & gowns.
Yes, we do have previously-loved machines available at discounted prices. Please call us for more info.

BERNINA has announced that all Dealers can ship directly to your home during this interesting time. We are only a phone call away!

Furthermore, the Spring Sale, and special financing offers have been extended through April 14th.

Select a Series and Save

$400 OFF 4 Series*
$500 OFF 5 Series*
$700 OFF 7 Series*
$750 OFF Q20*
$800 OFF 8 Series*


"I figure life is a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes to you; to make each day count". 

~ Jack Dawson, Titanic Movie


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