August 11 - In This Issue

~ Many Thanks!
~ Come See Us At The San Juan County Fair
~ Quilt Show In Dolores, Colorado!
~ August Breakfast Club
~ Michelle de Groot Is Coming To Town!
~ BERNINA - Gifted Promotion
~ Class Passes

~ Classes/Events In Farmington - Tons of Classes Now Scheduled!



We were excited to receive this notice from BERNINA a couple of weeks ago, and feel very honored. As we have mentioned before, it is all of you that makes
Quilted Corners successful. So many, many thanks to all of you!



We have a booth out at the San Juan County Fair. Be sure to stop by to say "Howdy", grab a piece of chocolate, and check out our show specials! While you are out there, you will also want to see all the quilts in the display by the
San Juan Quilter's Guild.



Mark your calendars now, as you do not want to miss this Quilt Show!
The Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild always host a spectacular show, and this year will be no exception.

We will have a booth at the Show, so be sure to stop by and say "Hi!"
We have several new & fun things that will debut this weekend.



Saturday, August 27th
9:00 am

*Bring your Show and Tell!
*We will have light refreshments and plenty of fun, friendship and chatting!

*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!



I would like to introduce myself, my name is Michelle de Groot, I've in rural Victoria, Australia, near Ballarat on a 70 acre hobby farm. I have a studio to work which is 14 x 6 mt in length and width.I have been sewing since I was a child, all sorts of projects from latch hook rugs to tapestries and cross stitches. At school and at home I was taught how to sew clothing and make my own clothes from patterns and home made patterns that my mother and I had changed to suit my height. Being 6 foot tall has its disadvantages when growing up.

Then I progressed to creating with flowers and art and crafts in my younger years by becoming a florist and business owner. I was very busy making wedding arrangements and bouquets formany years. This was a wonderful career but with marriage and a child I decided I needed something to keep my home a little more and less physically aggressive. While in town I saw a patchwork shop and walked in amazed at the lovely quilts on display andthought straight away, “I can do this”.  And I did.

I started like most people with the basics early on sewing my quilts together by hand piecing and hand quilting. I then progressed to machined sewing as I realised I wasn't going to live long enough to make all the wonderful things I wanted to make.  After realising I had found a new love and addiction, I then wondered how I was going to quilt them; hadn't tried that part of it at that point! So I started taking classes and practiced a lot athome and after 4 years of constant practice I began to quilt my own quilts, saving me a fortune! Once this was achieved, me being the forever wanting a challenge, I decided to try my hand at textile arts.   And WOW did I love that!

I then set about learning and learning and learning, making sure I didn't miss anything, always striving to be better at what I was doing. Once I found myself at a point where I had found my niche, I then decided, after many people asking me to teach them to do what I did, that it was time to start teaching what I had learnt over many years. And here I am today, a textile artist, professional quilter, artist and tutor in my own right. Check out Michelle's website HERE


The Cone Flower

 September 16th & 17th, 2022
@ Quilted Corners, Farmington, New Mexico

Pay by August 20th - $150
Pay by August 31st - $200
After August 31st - $250
(Class Supplies Additional)

Class Size Is Limited - Call 505-325-9358 To Sign Up Now!

 Kit fees are $20 per person.
Kits will include the use of all my paints, fabric, wadding and backing to do your project.


 I created this workshop a few years ago and most people are amazed at how easy it is to create their own piece of art from a white piece of fabric and some paints. The coneflowers are actually painted on making this a whole cloth design. I explain how to use the textile paints and non-textile paints in this process and also show the students how to divide up your background area and create some real interesting designs on their art piece.

 This workshop is great for those wanting to learn new techniques and skills in textile arts. You will learn how to paint onto the fabric to create a nice background as well as the foreground picture of the cone flowers. You will also learn some basic quilting techniques and thread work, and to top it off you get to play with some bobbin work.



Last newsletter we featured several other models that have their own
Gifts With Purchase. Check back to the last newsletter, or better yet, come by and try out the machines to see which is the perfect fit for you!



Three Month Class Pass: Take unlimited classes at Quilted Corners or Cortez Quilt Company for three months for only $75. Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later. If a class/event is NOT covered by the Class Pass, it will be noted in the class description.




Open Sew Days
10:30 - 4:30

How To Sew A Professional Pillow Part 1
Begins Tuesday, August 16th Call or come by to check out details.
Instructor: Alberta Chappell
Stop looking for the perfect pillow and make your own! Learn how to construct a home decor pillow, add piping, and insert a zipper. After you make this one, you can use your new sewing skills to make many more.

How To Sew A Professional Pillow 2
To Follow Part 1
Instructor: Alberta Chappell
Take your Professional Pillow from
Part 1 and take them to the next level with your embroidery module! You will use your machine’s editing features to create a seasonal panel for the pillow.  Then, you can create your own designs for special celebrations and events using your favorite fabrics and custom sizes.

Learn How To Make Your Own T-shirt!

Class Starts Thursday, August 18th ~ Call or come by to check out details.
Instructor: Alberta Chappell

Creating Impressionistic Landscape Quilts
Two Session Class
Friday, August 19th & Friday, August 26th
10:30 - 4:30
Instructor: Susan Madden
Learn to create a landscape quilt using your own photo. You’ll learn to make a quilt pattern from your photo and to create your image in fabric using raw edge applique. We’ll talk about composition, color, and fabric choices that work well in translating your photo into a a quilt and you’ll get started on creating your own unique quilt. If landscapes don’t float your boat but flowers do, you can work from a close-up photo of a flower to create a flower portrait in this class. You can check out Susan's website here

Having Fun With Rulerwork  ~ Two Session Class
Saturday, August 20th & Saturday, August 27th
Call or come by to check out details
Instructor: Cassidy


Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, August 27th
9:00 am
Join us as we bring out all our new fabrics and samples. Bring your show-n-tell. Light refreshments served.

August Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive ~ Machine Embroidery
Saturday, August 27th
2:00 pm
Cost: $10.00
This month's petite pillow includes adorable applique, spooky stitches and embroidery leather as black as midnight. The large 31 is edged with a boo-tiful decorative stitch and embellished with cobwebs and a charming glitter spider.

Beginning Quilting ~ 4 Sessions
Wednesdays, September 7th,14th, 21st, & 28th
10:30 – 4:00
Cost: $100
Instructor: Cassidy
Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? Would you like to refine your skills? This class is for you! You will learn the entire process: how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, adding borders, quilting, and binding. This class will give you the foundation needed to move on to more advanced projects. Note: We will help you with your fabric selection, so that you can make yours according to your own personal taste.

Bee-utiful Sunflower Runner ~ 2 Session Class
Friday/Saturday, September 9th & 10th
10:30 – 5:00
Cost: $50.00
Instructor: Todd
Bring sunflowers inside to your table this summer, or any time you want to think of sunny days. You will embroider two different applique designs, along with three embroidery designs.  Furthermore, you will learn two custom quilting designs (in the hoop!) to complete this project.

The Cone Flower With Michelle de Groot ~ Two Sessions
Michelle is coming all the way from Australia to teach here!
Friday/Saturday, September 16th & 17th
10:30 – 4:30
See above for details

We have a lot of additional classes scheduled, including an amazing free motion quilting series with Barb Morgan. To see these additional classes, click HERE


"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."

~ Richard Bach


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Quilted Corners Farmington. . .

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