The Quiltzette

September 10, 2014


Melanie Rime Wins Pattern Writing Contest

Congratulations to Melanie Rime who won first place in our table runner pattern writing contest. She received a gift basket full of quilting supplies for her efforts. Look for Melanie's pattern - Mike's Braided Star -  to be available for sale at the shop soon. It's named for her son who is in the service. 



25% off all BERNINA presser feet 
and select embroidery software!

September 11 - 15, 2014
Thursday - Monday

We'll have special hours on Sunday
Open 12 noon - 4 p.m.


New Fabric!


This soft gray and yellow collection arrived last week.



The colors in this new panel are so vibrant. Looks like where we live!


This new dinosaur panel just arrived along with several coordinating fabrics. Wouldn't this look cute as a wall hanging in a child's room? 


September Events

Sewing Sunday – September 14, 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Spend a relaxing afternoon sewing at the shop. Bring a project you have in the works or start something new. Sewing Sunday is always free and snacks are provided. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Third Thursday Demo – September 18, 12:30 p.m.

Our Third Thursday Demo for September will be on how to use Electric Quilt 7 software to design your own quilts. If you are already a user, please join us and share your tips and tricks. If you've never used this software you’ll be amazed by how intuitive and easy it is to use. Third Thursday Demos are always free. Join us!

Mystery Quilt – The Big Reveal, Saturday, September 27, 9 – 10 a.m.

We have a large group wrapping up our most recent Mystery Quilt program. We hope you’ll all come on Saturday morning to show your finished quilt. If you didn’t do the last Mystery Quilt you are welcome to come see what everyone else created. Like last time, those who attend and sign up for the next mystery quilt will receive 10% off if they purchase fabric for the project after the Big Reveal. Refreshments provided, so please RSVP.


Upcoming Classes

Friday, September 12
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required; kits available

We held this class in late June and it was full and had a waiting list. So we’re doing it again! Make this beautiful Clematis wall hanging or choose a sunflower instead. Cyndi Foote will teach this class where you’ll learn both raw edge applique and make log cabin blocks. We have a few kits available.

Beginning Quilting
September 13 & 20 – Two Saturdays
9 a.m. – 5 p.m
$59, plus fabric for project

Master the basics of quilting in this two session class. You’ll choose four fabrics and make a beautiful three-block table runner. Learn how to measure, cut, piece, and press for a polished result. You’ll also learn stitch-in-the-ditch machine quilting and how to put on a binding the professional way. This class will give you the skills and confidence you need to become an accomplished quilter. Class taught by Karen Childress. Students must know the basics of how to use their sewing machine (thread needle, load bobbin, adjust tension and stitch length).

Click here to see more classes!


Thinking about Christmas?

We have kits available for this beautiful wall hanging. You can also make four small wall hangings if you prefer. See the sample at the shop. As usual, the little image you see here just doesn't do it justice. 

We also have in four lines of beautiful Christmas fabric and other kits in stock. Stop by the store soon for the best selection.


Attention Dolores Mountain Quilters!

The Lone Star patterns for the class that will be taught by guest teacher Janet Humphrey at the Bare Bones Retreat on October 3 and 4 have arrived. They are available in two sizes. If you raised your hand at the last meeting please come by to pick up your pattern. We ordered a few extras and will hold patterns for the number of people who indicated interest until September 25. 


These Women Know Their Colors!

Did you take the color challenge that was in the last newsletter? The three lowest (best) scores submitted were from . . .

Mary Sparks - Dolores
Lynn Schoener - Ohio 
Michele Foote - Telluride

These three participants (as well as our own Cyndi Foote) all scored in the single digits. Bravo!

If you missed doing on the online color test click here to take it. Very interesting and fun. 


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


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