March 31st - In This Issue

~ We Are Back Open On Mondays!
~ Saturday Breakfast Club - See You In The Morning! April 1st! @ 9:00 am

~ Special Presentation: April 1st @ 1:00
    Australian Aboriginal Fabrics From The Land Down Under
~ Introducing BERNINA Wednesdays
~ Classes/Events In Cortez
~ Affiliate Programs



Spring is here! We are back to our regular hours.

Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 5:00
Saturdays, 10:00 - 4:00



Saturday,  April 1st
9:00 am
Please note: We moved Breakfast Club up a week because of the Easter Holiday.

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


Australian Aboriginal Fabrics From The Land Down Under

We are in for a treat!
Mary Lucille, our fabric rep from M&S Textiles, will be here to tell us all about the Aboriginal artists and designs that create our fun Australian fabrics.

Saturday, April 1st

9:00 am
Breakfast Club (Note date change due to Easter)

1:00 pm
Presentation: Australian Aboriginal Fabrics From The Land Down Under

Bring your completed items that you have made with these Australian fabrics to show off!



We are excited to announce that starting Wednesday, April 5th, every Wednesday will be BERNINA Day. Classes on Wednesdays are designed to  help you further your knowledge of your BERNINA machine, learn new techniques, and increase/master your
sewing/quilting/embroidery skills!

These classes are open to BERNINA 4, 5, 7 & 8 Series. You do not need to have an embroidery machine to participate. We will have projects for everyone.

We do ask that you RSVP to make sure that we have your spot set up for you.

These pictures are just some of the projects we will be creating on Wednesdays.



Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, April 1st
9:00 am
See above for details.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Australian Aboriginal Fabrics From The Land Down Under
Saturday, April 1st
See above for details

Quilting Row By Row
Several Session Class.
April Dates ~ 3rd & 17th
10:00 - 5:00
Instructors: Sandy Cressler &
Cost: $100
Row,row, row your... quilt!
+ Build 27 specific quilting skills!
+ Make 11 rows presented in order of difficulty - so your skills grow with your quilt!
+ Practice prairie points, chain piecing, flying geese, reverse applique, paper piecing, applique and more. You will even learn how to create pinwheels and Dresden plates.

10:30 - 4:30
See above for more info.

Open Sew Days
Thursday, April 6th & Thursday, April 27th
10:30 - 4:30

Embroidery Mastery Class
Monday, April 9th
In this course you will learn to master your BERNINA embroidery machine. You will learn everything you need to successfully embroider with your machine, including setting up your machine for embroidery, customizing your machine’s settings, navigating your embroidery screens, adding lettering, editing your designs, placing designs, changing thread colors and more. We will work step by step through hands-on activities.
This class is for 5, 7 & 8 Series machines.

Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild Open Sew
10:30 - 5:00

Technique Class - Picture Piecing
Thursday, April 13th (Note: This class was rescheduled previously due to snow)
10:30 - 4:30
Skill Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Picture Piecing is a unique technique that Cynthia England has developed to achieve detailed quilt imagery. Many quilters assume it is just another name for paper piecing or foundation piecing, but Cynthia’s approach is much more! While similar to these techniques in that it uses paper and straight seams, Picture Piecing has several differences, allowing quilters to achieve detailed imagery more efficiently, with less frustration and fabric waste.

This class is a prerequisite to take more difficult classes that will be scheduled using this technique.

May Table Topper Series
Friday, April 14th
10:30 - 4:30
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Cyndi

Software Club
Tuesday, April 18th



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 Embroidery Online (OESD), click HERE

When you purchase items from Kimberbell, click HERE


"Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush."

~ Doug Larson

"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours."

~ Mark Twain


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