February 21, 2022 - In This Issue

~ BERNINA Excellence Dealer
~ Happy Twosday Party

~ UFO Challenge
~ NOTE: Change To Open Sew Days
~ New BERNINA Accessories/Feet App
~ March Saturday Breakfast Club
~ Riley Blake Designs 2022 Block Challenge
~ Lori Holt's Chicken Salad Sew Along

~ Cortez Classes/Events



We are thrilled to announce that both of our stores, Quilted Corners and
Cortez Quilt Company, have been recognized by BERNINA as
2022 Excellence Dealers!

The BERNINA Excellence Partner program recognizes stores who provide superior customer service and support through a combination of excellent product knowledge, innovative programs and education.

We would like to thank all of you, our Customers (Friends!) who make what we do possible. Here is to a great 2022, and to all the learning and projects we will be creating together!



Join us for a fun party to celebrate:

Tuesday 2/22/2022

`~ Save 22% Store Wide!
~ Door Prizes
~ Light Refreshments
~ Fun, little gift for everyone!



UFO Challenge
Saturday, February 12th- May 7th 2022

By request, (actually DEMAND)... We are starting a Winter/Spring UFO Challenge.
UFO = UnFinished Object

Here’s the deal. Bring in your UFOs starting this Saturday, February 12th. You have until February 26th @4:00pm to register.  We will register each one and log them into your personal page in our special UFO Challenge binder. Then, get busy sewing! Each time you finish a UFO, bring it back to the shop. We will mark it complete and you will be entered to win (see below). The more UFOs you finish the more chances you have to win.

Special UFO Registration Days
Bring your UFOs in this Saturday, (February 12) or Monday/Tuesday or February 14 & 15th) and you’ll receive 20% off any fabric or batting you purchase that you’ll be using to complete any/all of your UFOs.


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, purse, or tote bag. It can also be a garment. Yes, place mats will count, but you have to have at least 4 of them.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete. (Quilted and bound, for example)

• No UFO registrations after February 26th..

UFO Show and Tell Party
At the First Saturday Breakfast Club in May (May 7th)  we will have a special UFO Show and Tell Party. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on May 47th, FIVE lucky people will win a yard of fabric/month for a year!  Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!



Please Note:
Due to a schedule conflict, Open Sew Days are moving to Wednesdays!

We have scheduled Open Sew Days the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Bring a project to work on.
Be prepared to do a lot of chatting!
Bring a lunch, or go out to one of our Main Street Restaurants



Back by popular demand, the BERNINA Accessories/Foot Organizer App!

The BERNINA app now has the Accessory/Foot Organizer as part of the BERNINA general App. Now users can better organize their presser feet and so much more!

* You can select your machine models and it will show what presser feet and accessories are compatible to your specific machines.

* Select and catalog the feet you already have.

* Make a wish list by placing a heart on the feet and accessories you want.

* Most of all, you can download and print these lists or view them on your phone.

Interested? Follow this link here:



Saturday, March 12, 2022
9:00 am
@ the Stitcher's Haven (30 West Main)

*Bring your Show and Tell!
*We will have light refreshments and plenty of fun, friendship and chatting!
*Door Prizes!
*We will have a goodie bag for those who attend!
*Special Offers For Participants!

Let us know you plan to attend so we are ready for you!



Riley Blake Designs is having a fun Block Challenge for the 1st half of 2022!

Join some of your favorite designers from Riley Blake Designs, as you make 16 new and exciting 10" quilt blocks.

This challenge started January 4th, but you can jump in any time. I am pretty convinced that I would be missing out if I don't join!

Anyway, this started January 4th, and ends May 17th. You'll receive a new block pattern every Tuesday, except the last Tuesday of the month.

Follow the following link for more information:



Lori Holt just started her newest Sew Along called Chicken Salad. Each Monday for 12 weeks Lori will release a new tutorial on her blog, which you can find here.

This quilt is so cute... who can resist wanting to do this week's chicken, Hattie? (All twelve chickens are named!)

We have Lori's Simple Shapes in stock, along with the fabrics from her Cook Book Collection for those of you who want to duplicate this sample.

Wednesday's Open Sew Days are a perfect day to come "Sew Along" and create your Chicken Salad quilt! Sandy Cressler will be there to lead our Sew Along!



Are you interested in teaching a class @ Cortez Quilt Company? If so, please put together a sampler of your projects, and call Aimee @ 970-565-7541!

Software Club
February 22nd
10:00 - 4:00

You will digitize this fun and festive bowl in the morning, then return after lunch to stitch it out. Mylar makes this bowl extra bright and festive.

Embroidery - Tapestry Zipper Bag
February 23rd
These beautiful Tapestry Zipper Bags are a stylish way to keep track of all the little items you carry around each day. They're perfect to hold pencils and pens, to use as a wallet, or to round up all the odds and ends at the bottom of your purse. You even put the zipper on in the hoop! Is that crazy or what?!

Your cork wallets are a perfect match to these bags.

Bonus Embroidery Project
In The Hoop Sun Paper Pieced Mug Rug
February 23rd

Kimberbell Club Exclusive
February 23rd
Stitched on a Velveteen Zipper Pouch Blank, our Trapunto Pineapple design is delightfully quilted with swirls and sweet pineapples.
Skills: Trapunto, double hooping, precise project alignment, In-the-hoop quilting.

Open Sew Days
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Wednesday of each month.
10:00 - 3:30

Chicken Salad Sew Along
Sandy will be leading this during Open Sews - We would love for you to join in!

The Barnyard Ladies
March 3rd, 4th, & 5th (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
10:00 - 5:00
Cost: $55.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructors: Ila & Sandy
Talk about fun! In this class, you will explore raw edge applique, paper piecing, and free motion quilting!

Scrap Crazy
Friday, March 11th
10:00 - 5:00
Cost: $20.00
Skill Level: All
Instructor: Becky
Cut five pieces from three templates to create an 8 inch finished Scrap Crazy block. All of the pieces can be cut from those odd sized scraps in your stash or stack fabrics and cut multiples in a matter of minutes. The tips are trimmed when needed so the pieces sew together perfectly every time. Embellish the seams, if desired, with your favorite decorative stitches and threads. Make an entire quilt or sew them into a scrappy, decorative border

Double Duty
Saturday, March 12th
12:30 - 4:00
Instructor: Cyndi
We offer this class about three times a year and it always fills up . . . so sign up today! Make this cute combination pin cushion and thread catcher to keep next to your sewing machine. It’s also nice to have one at the cutting table and one on the ironing board. They’re lined with iron-on vinyl, which makes emptying quick and easy.

Stitcher's Garden Finishing Class
Ongoing Class
Friday & Saturday, March 18th & 19th
You will be finishing all the blocks that you have not yet completed, plus Sandy will give border and finishing directions.

NOTE: For those of you who live out of the area, Sandy will be recording the remainder of the classes and these will be emailed to you as soon as possible.

Software Club Magic Carpet
Tuesday, March 22nd
10:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Linda
Digitize in the morning, stitch out in the afternoon!

Embroidery Club Wrapped Bowl With Embroidered Bottom
Wednesday, March 23rd
10:00 - 1:00
Instructor: Linda

March Kimberbell Exclusive
Spring Is In The Air Pennant
Wednesday, March 23rd
2:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Linda
Transform a Canvas Tote into a spring celebration! Our Spring Is in the Air Pennant is bright and beautiful with fresh designs, sparkly Applique Glitter, and soft Embroidery Felt.


"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."
~ Maya Angelou


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