September 1st - In This Issue

~ Labor Day Hours
~ Michelle de Groot Update + Opportunity For One-On-One Class
~ Michelle's Classes:
~ Introducing New Threads In Farmington
~ New Lori Holt Fabric & Sew Along
~ New Fabric In Farmington
~ OESD' Annual Holiday Celebration

~ Class Passes

~ Classes/Events In Farmington
~ BERNINA - Customer Appreciation Month



We can't believe that summer flew by so fast! We hope all of you are able to spend time over this long weekend to relax and spend time with family & friends.

Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: Normally Closed
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 10:00 - 5:00 (Back To Regular Hours)




We are pleased to offer a special for the Michelle de Groot classes!

Sign up for all 3 classes (two in Cortez, one in Farmington), and you will receive the following:

~ Total class fee $400 ($750 value, additional $50 savings over our early bird discount)...

~ Your materials (Your kit, value $20+) will be provided for you at no charge


You will get to have a special one-on-one free-motion quilting class with Michelle!

You don't want to miss this awesome opportunity! Call to sign up now, as this opportunity is only available until this Friday, September 2nd @ 5.00 pm, or until these classes are full.

Cortez - 970-565-7541
Farmington - 505-325-9358

See the classes below for pictures & descriptions

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 31st - $150 (Deadline has been extended!)
After August 31st - $200
(Class supplies an additional $20.00)

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.



Class #1 Bleach Work
Two Day Class
Tuesday/Wednesday, September 13th & 14th
10:30 - 4:30

Pay by August 31st - $150 (Deadline has been extended!)
After August 31st - $200
(Class supplies an additional $20.00)

"We will be creating our own artwork using bleach and fabric paints to effectively take out the color of the fabric in places that we want and not in the places we don’t want.
You will be guided along the way each step and will be shown simple techniques that will give you the groundwork to really create your own piece.
Each time i do this class, it is just wonderful to see how much people enjoy the process and the finished products.
You will also get to then free motion quilt your piece and really make that bleach work stand out.
This is a wonderful class for the intermediate sewer, and you don’t even need to know how to draw or paint".

Class #2 Painting & Quilting on Silk
Two Day Class
Monday/Tuesday, September 19th & 20th
10:30 - 4:30

Pay by August 31st - $150 (Deadline has been extended!)
After August 31st - $200
(Class supplies an additional $20.00)

"This is one of the most enjoyable classes I teach
We will be making the Koi Fish and you will learn how to guide your paints and how to blend the silk paints, you don’t need to know how to draw or paint for this class. All my classes are designed that a person with no art experience or history can do this.
You will be surprised at how easy it is and how enjoyable it can be to just watch the silk fabric change into a piece of artwork.
Once you have painted your piece which is the first day you will then be given guidance and taught how to do some free motion quilting and even some bobbin work on the piece to create those lovely shimmery lines in your quilting.
Again, I stress no painting experience necessary with this class.
Come and join me you will love it!"



Bottom Line Thread:
The Bottom Line makes a fantastic bobbin thread for any type of sewing. Its lightweight, blending colors are easily matched with any top thread. Bottom Line is a 60 wt. 2-ply polyester thread. Designed for applique, bobbin thread, and quilting. Invisible applique and binding is a breeze with Bottom Line as it glides through layers of fabric. Bottom Line is also fantastic for micro-stippling and English Paper Piecing. Lint-free never felt so good. We offer Bottom Line in either 1,420 or 3,000 yard spools.

MasterPiece Cotton Thread
50 wt. 3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton thread. Designed for piecing, quilting, and sewing. MasterPiece is known to be one of nature’s finest threads. It is certified Egyptian-grown, extra-long staple cotton and designed to create perfectly pieced seams. With the finest spinning, twisting, dyeing, and finishing techniques, MasterPiece has extremely low lint. You and your machine will love the sewing experience. We offer MasterPiece in either 600 or 2,500 yard spools.

MicroQuilter is a 100 wt. 2-ply extra-fine polyester thread designed for invisible machine applique, detail quilting, and stitch in the ditch. It is an extremely fine thread that can be sewn with a very small needle, rendering the thread virtually invisible. MicroQuilter is noticeably strong, especially considering its thin diameter and is the preferred thread for micro stippling and miniatures. MicroQuilter can be used on home machines and longarm machines.

King Tut Cotton Quilting Thread
40 wt. 3-ply Egyptian-grown extra-long staple cotton thread. Designed for quilting. King Tut is one of nature’s finest threads. It is certified Egyptian-grown, extra-long staple cotton and designed for quilting on both home machines and longarm machines. With the finest spinning, twisting, dyeing, and finishing techniques, King Tut has extremely low lint. You and your machine will thoroughly enjoy the quilting experience.




Lori Holt’s newest fabric, Prairie is dedicated to her pioneer ancestors and the journey they endured crossing the plains. Lori hopes to remember and honor her ancestors well, from their courage and integrity to their handmade bonnets and quilts made with precious fabrics carefully brought with them to their new homes on the prairie This nostalgic collection features a range of beautiful prairie-inspired prints reminiscent of the simpler days. Lori hopes this collection reminds you of home and as Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, “Home is the nicest word there is

Our collection has started to arrive, with some just coming off back order and arriving hopefully by the end of the week.

Prairie Meadow is Lori's latest sew along. It started just yesterday, so everything is perfect timing to get started. We have the required Special Shapes in stock, so you are ready to go! To find this sew along, and Lori's blog, click HERE



We have several autumn and Halloween fabrics in the store right now = lots of choices for you! We will be featuring more of them here, but you can come in and see everything as well!


Pumpkin Farm is everything fall with pumpkins, scarecrows, sunflowers and foliage. This 16-piece collection is suitable for classic fall decorating with quilts, wall hangings, table runners, napkins and more. In traditional fall colors of orange, gold, brown and green, this group will have you wishing for autumn leaves and pumpkins please.



Your chance to collect these exclusive holiday designs starts
September 1st! This year's collections are better than ever!



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

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.

Giving Thanks With Aprons Sew Along - Celebrating Acts of Kindness
Time: 10:00 - 4:00
Free of charge
Types of Machines That Can Be Used: Sewing Machines, Sewing/Embroidery Machines, and/or Sergers.
Host: Alberta Chappell
This Thanksgiving Eve, Tie One On (an apron of course!) and bring joy to the life of someone that is in need, or feeling out of sorts. Participation is easy and uplifting:
   * Simply wrap a loaf of bread or baked good in an
    * Tuck an encouraging note or prayer into the
    * Present your offering to a neighbor, friend or
      person in your community who could benefit from
      your gesture of kindness. (Please provide us with
      people who you feel should receive an arpon)
    * Tie One On - and put the "give" back into

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

Jelly Roll Rug
Friday, September 23rd
10:30 – 5:00
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Cassidy

This class is always a favorite. Create a keepsake rug for that special room in your home.

September Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, September 24th
9:00 am

Freestanding Twilight Witches Hat ~ Machine Embroidery
Friday, September 30th
10:30 – 4:00

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


Whoa! We are so excited for September's Customer Appreciation Promotion, and we know you are going to be too! Check this out!
Time to stock up on Presser Feet!


"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."

~ Les Brown


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