April 21, 2020 - In This Issue

- How To Contact Us

Get Ready For A Virtual 1st Saturday Breakfast Club on Saturday, May 2nd!

Look No Further - We Have Plenty Of Things For You To Do From Home!
- Sewing Room Scavenger Hunt
- Block Of The Week
- Inspiration Challenge
- Kimberbear Challenge

Masks -
- You Guys Are Amazing!
- Please Keep Sewing
- Idea For Adding Elastic
- We Have Elastic Bundles To Give You

- Previously-loved Machines
- We Are Currently Able To Ship Directly To Your Home
- Flash Sale
- BERNINA Statement: Stonger Together - Supporting Our Dealer Network and
   Sewing Community + Embroidery Download



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

10:00 – 5:00



Currently Closed For Business

We will be back as soon as possible!




By phone: 970-565-7541

[email protected]
[email protected]

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



1st Saturday Breakfast Club Is Back!

One little caveat - this will be a virtual party.
Stay tuned for next week - we are still fine-tuning exactly what platform we will be using to make this virtual event happen. We want to let you know now, so that you can be sure to tune in!

When: Saturday, May 2, 2020
Time: 9:30 am
Where: From the comfort of your own home! (You can still be in your jammies!)

We will be revealing new fabric, projects, patterns!

Just like you - we miss everyone and are very anxious to be able to have everyone together again. We hope that this virtual event will still be fun, and an encouragement for all of us.




The dates to join in have been extended - you can still join in!

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 ~ Sunday, April 25 (5:00 pm), find as many of the following items. Next, post a photo (or photos) of everything you found, either on:
Friends of Cortez Quilt Company and More


Friends of Quilted Corners

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



It is not too late to join!

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.

The Child Advocacy Center is seeing an increased number of cases during this stressful time. These bears are a great way to help a child in need.



Pat yourselves on the back!

We have many customers that are learning to sew for the first time, or have dusted off their machines for the first time in 20 years to make masks for their families and friends. I believe the youngest fellow that has taken on making masks is around 10.... and we know plenty of gals that are in their eighties that are burning the midnight oil doing the same. This has required dedication on your part, whether you have just completed your first mask, or have passed the number 500 (yes, people have done that many)!

Because of you, thousands of masks have been donated throughout the Four Corners Region! We know that these masks have gone to: Indian Health Services - Shiprock Hospital, San Juan Regional Hospital, Southwest Memorial Hospital, Pleasant View Fire Department, Montezuma County Health Department, Axis Health Systems, Nursing Homes, Dolores County Emergency Management, and numerous other organizations.

We are so proud and thankful to be a small part of your endeavors. We have been fortunate to be able to donate a lot of supplies where needed the most. We are very thankful and humbled by your support


Masks are still needed, in large quantities.

All surrounding Healthcare Providers continue to request masks. At this time, demand is not dwindling.

As a small token for your hard work, we are donating round elastic packs (while supplies last) to assist you in continuing on. Please give us a ring, and we will meet you curbside.

Here is a great tip from a gentleman who is involved with emergency management. When making his mask, he cut a long piece of elastic and threaded it through the sides of his mask, then used a cord lock at the back of his neck.

Why this method is a great idea:

Elastic repeatedly washed/dried with high heat is going to wear down quickly. With this method, simply pull the elastic out, wash the fabric - and re-thread the elastic.

Elastic is no longer irritating behind the ears.

The person wearing the mask can now adjust the mask according to the size of their face.




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!


Click here for a message from BERNINA: Stronger Together: Supporting our Dealer Network and Sewing Community.
You will also be able to download a fun embroidery design that is perfect for the current times.


"Today you could be standing (listening) to someone who is trying their best not to fall apart. So whatever you do today, do it with kindness in your heart". 

~ Author Unknown


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