The Quiltzette

October 24, 2014


ALL Halloween Fabric 25% Off!

Halloween is right around the corner, but it's not too late to make a throw quilt, wall hanging, trick or treat bag, or pillowcase out of our newly marked down fabric. Come in soon for the best selection among what's left of this year's Halloween collection. At 25% off it won't last long!


Mystery Quilt 

For those of you participating in our current Mystery Quilt program, your second clue will be available on Saturday and on the 25th of each month thereafter through February. If you haven't signed up it's not too late! Here are the fabric requirements and details:

#1—Light, 1 1/2 yards
#2—Light-Medium, 1 1/2 yards
#3—Dark/Medium, 1 1/2 yards
#4—Dark, 2 1/4 yards 

Optional border—2 1/2 yards of one of the above fabrics (except #4 dark) or choose another fabric for your border 

Binding—1 yard (#4 dark is good choice for the binding) 

Backing—5 yards without border, 8 1/4 yards with optional border 

Quilt size: 57 x 74 (add optional border to make larger) 

Cost to play: $20, or FREE with purchase of fabric for your mystery quilt top from Cortez Quilt Company.


November Events

Sewing Sunday, November 16, 12 – 5 p.m.

Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon sewing and visiting. Bring whatever you’re working on at the moment or get inspiration to start a new project. Light snacks and beverages are provided. Sewing Sunday is free. Please call 970-565-7541 to put your name on the list to attend.

Third Thursday Demo – November 20, 12:30 p.m.

Join us on November 20 when we’ll present “Last Minute Christmas Ideas.” Go home with plans to make gifts and decorations that you can finish before Christmas. Yes, we mean this Christmas! Third Thursday Demo is always free. No registration necessary . . . just show up!

Electric Quilt Users Group – Saturday, November 22, 2-4 p.m.

Do you EQ? Or are your curious about using this wonderful software to design your own quilts? Come to our first EQ users group meeting on Saturday, 11/22, from 2-4 p.m. Bring your laptop and/or share some tips and tricks about using EQ using our laptop. We’ll have the big screen set up so that everyone can follow along. This group is free, but please call to reserve your space.


New Fall Fabric

This beautiful collection arrived yesterday. Yummy!


Upcoming Classes

Seasonal Silhouettes
Saturday, October 25 - TOMORROW!
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, book required

Make one, four, or all twelve of the beautiful wall hangings in this new, popular book. They’re done using raw edge applique and even if you’ve never done this technique, the projects are easy enough that you’ll sail right through it. Cindy Dahl will teach this series. See two samples at the shop. They’re darling!

Paper Pieced Christmas Tree
Saturday, November 1
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This cute Christmas tree wall hanging measures 17 x 41″ and the pattern includes foundation paper to make TWO trees. Make one for yourself and one for a gift! If you’ve never paper pieced before this is an excellent project to learn on because the pieces are not too tiny. Cindy Dahl made the beautiful sample at the shop and will teach this class.

See the full class schedule here.


SWMH Foundation Scholarship Fund Quilt

The "Made in Montezuma" event was held last Sunday and the quilt made by the generous customers at Cortez Quilt Company raised $1,100 during the live auction. Foundation Susan Thomas stopped by the shop the next day to personally extend her thanks on behalf of the SWMH Foundation. Good work, everyone!

Fabric Donated by Cortez Quilt Company

Quilting Donated by Beth Cardozo 

Pieced By
Maxine Anderson
Lou Ann Jacobson Ball
Judy Bryan
Karen Childress
Patty Coen
Cindy Dahl
Karen Davis
Cadette Denbo
Norma Duncan
Linda Erickson
LaWana Ferrier
Cyndi Foote
Charmane Graham
Charlotte Gray
Corinna Gray
Chris Harwood
Emily McDonald
Jeanne Miles
Kate Nemanic
Shirley Percell
Janice Richardson
Barb Shafer
Sine Skaggs
Dixie Sparks
Mary Sparks
Judith Swain
Linda Towle
Regina Wojciechowski

Special thanks to Judi Swain who coordinated a wonderful quilt show for the Sunday event as well as to everyone who loaned quilts for display. 


Charity Quilt

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Dolores Mountain Quilters show in August and sat down to make a rail fence block on one of our BERNINA sewing machines. This is what we made from all the blocks. Elaine Brown donated the quilting (thanks, Elaine!). The quilt will is being donated to the DMQ Guild for the charity program.


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


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