January 13th - In This Issue
~ Local Quilt Shop Day This Saturday  The ONLY Day To Get A Coupon Book
~ Coat Drive
~ 2023 UFO Challenge
~ 3-Yard Quilt Challenge
~ Valentine's Day Party
~ Valentine Sewing Day
~ Dress A Girl
~ Advanced Mastery Class
~ Affiliate Programs
~ February Breakfast Club
~ Classes/Events
~ BERNINA - Deep Discounts On FLoor Models, Including Longarms



What is Local Quilt Shop Day You Ask?
This day is a worldwide event designed to raise awareness of the importance of independent quilt shops to our local economy, and to celebrate the great relationships that are formed at your LQS. Get out and support your favorite local quilt shop! We can't wait for you to celebrate with us!

Come into Cortez Quilt Company and More
Saturday, January 28th To Celebrate With Us!

* Enjoy Double The Points On Your Loyalty Card
*Receive A Coupon Book ~ Available Saturday ONLY!



As we all know, we are having a real winter, with lots of snow and now very cold. The Pinon Project is in desperate need of coats, gloves, hats, scarfs, quilts, blankets, and the like.

Between now and February 11th, bring in your cold weather items, and we will get everything to the Pinon Project. Please make sure items are new, or in great, and clean condition.



Winter is the perfect time to complete our UFO's (unfinished objects!)
We have changed things up a little just for fun, and are playing
UFO Bingo!

Now - Thursday, May 11th


* You will need to bring in your started, but unfinished project in to register.
Registration has started, and you have until Thursday, February 10th to enter.

* Each project you enter needs to have a minimum of three hours that it will take to complete it. Your projects can be quilts, bags, garments, placemats, table runners, or wall hangings. If your item is not on this list, ask to see if it will qualify!

You will be assigned an UFO Bingo Card. You will see that the middle is a free space, with four other spots easy to fill in with the date completed.
When you have completed the project, you will bring into the store to show it off. You will then choose which Bingo square to fill in. When you achieve a Bingo, you will be given an entry to win a $100 gift certificate.
If you keep going and get a Blackout, you will receive 5 additional entries.

This challenge has started. You must bring completed projects in by Thursday, May 11th for it to count as finished. We will be having a UFO Show N Tell at Breakfast Club on May 13th, along with drawing for the gift certificate winners! You do not need to be present at Breakfast Club to participate.

Good Luck!



Now - Thursday, March 30th

We love ALL of Fabric Cafe's 3-Yard quilt books, plus they are certainly customer favorites. Each book is jam packed with fun patterns that you can quickly accomplish, plus each one takes only 3 yards of fabric! These quilts are just plain fun, but also make the perfect gift or charity quilt.


You may use any of Fabric Cafe's 3-Yard Quilt Books.

To participate in this challenge, your fabric must be purchased either at
Cortez Quilt Company and More, or at Quilted Corners in Farmington.

You will pick a pattern from a book, and complete it according to the directions.
If desired, you may then "spice" it up by appliqueing designs, embroidery (hand or machine), decorative stitches, fancy quilting, etc.

Your completed quilt must be turned in by Thursday, March 30th.

Breakfast Club will be held Saturday, April 1st (one week early due to the Easter Holiday). We will be having a special Show N Tell of the 3-Yard Challenge Quilts. You do not need to be present at Breakfast Club to participate. If you can't be there, a staff member will show your quilt for you.

Quilts will then be hung in the store until Saturday, April 22nd. Customers will be viewing the quilts during this time period, and will be voting on their favorites.



I don't know about you, but for me this year feels like the year to

Remember how much fun a Valentine Party was (just a few short years ago)?

We will be having a Valentine's Day Party!
Tuesday, February 14th
2:00 pm

* Light Refreshments

* Games

* Homemade Valentine Card or Postcard Exchange
~ Your card or postcard must be based on something that involved quilting/stitching. (Fabric, decorative stitching, trims, hand or machine embroidery, etc...)

~ Please bring your Valentine Card/Postcard in a paper bag. Everyone will then choose a bag, and be thrilled with their Valentine.

Please let us know if you plan to attend!


Tuesday, February 7th
12:30 - 5:00

Bring your "stuff" to make your Valentine Card/Postcard.

Sandy will be giving a demo on how to create your Valentine by incorporating a Vintage Valentine Card onto your fabric, and then using colored pencils (or Crayons) to color it in.

Linda will be there to help help you use your embroidery module for your Valentine Creation.

Please let us know if you plan to attend!



Dress A Girl Around The World is a "volunteer group that makes simple and unique dresses for girls in impoverished countries around the world".

For more info on Dress A Girl Around The World, go to their website here.

Cortez Quilt Company and Quilted Corners are both partnering up with this great organization, what better use for our fabrics and embellishments!

We are so excited to get the ball rolling here in Cortez. Cindy Dahl has graciously stepped up to head up the effort here.

There will be an organizational meeting:
Wednesday, February 8th
11:00 am

Cindy will be there to answer your questions, along with having patterns, kits and everything you need to get going. If you would like to stay and work on a dress, that is also great!

Even if you can't attend Tuesday, let us know of your interest! Your help is needed ~ jump on in when you can!

Please let us know if you plan to attend!



You are going to be so amazed and pleased with what additional things you will learn that your BERNINA machine will do!

Advanced Mastery Class (Must Have Embroidery Module)
Tuesdays ~ February 21st, 28th & March 21st, 28th
10:30 - 4:30

You will be picking your own fabrics, designs etc..

Grid Quilting
Echo Quilting
Quilting In The Hoop
Stitch In The Ditch
Decorative Stithes
Free Motion Quilting/BSR
Binding, Stitched on Machine
Edge Stitching
Manual Machine Applique
Embroidery Designs, Including Editing Techniques and Lettering
How To Prepare Fabric For Embroidery and Quilting
Editing Features Built Into Your Machine
Hooping Techniques
How To Use A "Roadmap" To Develop Your Project



When you purchase merchandise through OESD (Embroidery Online) or Kimberbell, we would greatly appreciate if you would use our affiliate links so that we can get credit for your purchase.


When you purchase items from Kimberbell, click HERE

When you purchase items from Embroidery Online (OESD), click HERE



Saturday,  February 11th
9:00 am

You will have the first look at new fabric collections, kits, classes & programs that are coming up! 

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



Poppins Bag
2 Session Class
Friday, January 27th
& Saturday, January 28th
10:00 - 5:00
Cost: $50.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy
A Great zipper-top bag for all of your magic stuff! There are 2 pockets on the outside and 2 pockets on the inside to keep everything organized. Structural stays (included) keep it in shape. You get to choose between two sizes of bag.

Local Quilt Shop Day
Saturday, January 28th
10:00 - 5:00
See above for details

New Date Because of Snow
Embroidery Club

Valentine Mailbox
Tuesday, January 31st

10:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Linda

New Date Because of Snow
January Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive

Hey Sweetie Pie Tea Towel
Wednesday, February 1st

Open Sew Day
Wednesday, February 1st
10:30 - 4:00
Please RSVP by January 31st

Beginning Quilting 101
4 Sessions on Thursdays
February 2nd, 9th, 23rd & March 9th
10:00 - 4:30
Cost: $100
Instructor: Cyndi
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.

Stunning Bargello Quilt
2 Session Class
Friday, February 3rd
& Saturday, February 4th
10:30 - 5:00
$60.00 (Class Pass Does Not Apply To This Class)
Instructor: Barb Morgan
You will learn a ton in this class taught by the very talented Barb Morgan, plus create this stunning quilt.

Valentine Sew Day
Tuesday, February 7th
12:30 - 5:00
See above for details

New Date Due To Snow
Vinyl Mesh Market Tote

Wednesday, February 8th
10:00 - 4:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Ila & Sandy
Are you needing a great + sturdy bag to take to the grocery store? This popular bag class is just for you! These large totes are completely lined with vinyl mesh making them sturdy and easy to keep clean. Perfect for taking to the supermarket or farmers market, for carrying supplies to quilting and knitting classes, or packing for a picnic. Make one or more in this full-day class. We keep many colors of the vinyl mesh in stock.

Dress A Girl
Wednesday, February 8th
11:00 am
See above for details

Open Sew
Wednesday, February 8th
10:30 - 4:00

March Table Topper Series -
St. Pat Gnome
Friday, February 10th
10:30 - 5:00
Instructor: Cyndi
Your friends will be green with envy when they see March's cute table runner in your home!

Even if you have not yet made any of the monthly table runners... leap on in!

Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, February 11th
9:00 am
See above for details

Feathers - The Free Motion Way by Barb Morgan
Saturday, February 11th
12:30 - 5:00
Cost: $30.00 (Class Pass Does Not Apply)
Barb Morgan
As you know, Barb's Free Motion Classes are jam packed with information, and you leave with a new skill set. Barb has created this class with our two stores in mind, and you will be the first to be offered this opportunity! This class is open to those students who have previously taken Barb's Free Motion Series. Don't worry if you did not take the previous sessions... Call now to get your name on the waiting list for the next round!

DMQ Guild Open Sew
Tuesday, February 1th
10:00 - 5:00

Valentines Day Party
Tuesday, February 14th
2:00 pm
See above for details

Art/Landscape Group Meeting ~ Blocks Without Borders
Thursday, February 16th
Details coming.

Clam Up Bag
Friday, February 17th
10:30 - 4:00
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Midge (Peggie)
Easy and fun to make, these bags in five sizes are perfect for storing and carrying make-up, sewing supplies, tech gear, and more. You will find them addictive to make!

BERNINA Advanced Mastery Class (Must Have Embroidery Module)
Tuesdays ~ February 21st, 28th & March 21st, 28th
10:30 - 4:30
See above for details


Software Club
Wednesday, February 22nd
Instructor: Linda

February Kimberbell Dealer Exclusive
Lucky Us Bench Pillow
Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 - 5:00

Wedding Star - Intermediate Paper Piecing
Friday/Saturday, February 24 & 25
Skill Level - Students need prior paper piecing experience, as this class is intermediate level.
Instructor: Melanie


Are you ready to take your quilting to the next level? We have deeply discounted our floor models on all our longarms!

We also have clearance prices on other models, accessories and more!


"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."

~ Lewis Carroll


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