February 10th - In This Issue
~ See You This Saturday @ Breakfast Club!
~ Valentine's Day Party
~ BERNINA Is Celebrating National Embroidery Month
~ Coat Drive
~ 2023 UFO Challenge
~ 3-Yard Quilt Challenge
~ Dress A Girl
~ Advanced Mastery Class
~ Affiliate Programs
~ Classes/Events



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 Merlene Lanier's famous cinnamon rolls!

*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



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!





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 16th, 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.



The 2 biggest reasons that Dress A Girl Around the World is important to me is:

- That child may only have that one dress or pair of shorts that was given to them.
- The provided label that is sewn on the garment identifies that child as someone that is being looked out for... thus increasing their safety.

Thank you to those who came to the organizational meeting this week, and to Cindy for hostessing. We ran out of kits so that is a great thing! It is never too late to join in!

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!



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



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

DMQ Guild Open Sew
Tuesday, February 14th
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


"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

~ Mother Teresa


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