September 1st, 2023 In This Issue

The Latest From Cortez

~ Holiday Hours ~ Closed Saturday - Monday
~ September Saturday Breakfast Club
~ Share The Joy 790 PRO Event
~ New Books

~ Class Passes
~ Classes & Events - New Classes Added

Hip, Hip Hooray! Trade Up Event Month!

~ Affliliate Links
~ Important Info



Come in on Friday to stock up on all your supplies for the long holiday weekend!

Friday, September 1st
10:00 - 5:00

Saturday - Monday, September 2nd - 4th

Tuesday, September 5th
10:00 - 5:00



Saturday, September 9th
9:00 am

THEME: PURPLE! Be sure to dress in purple!

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!

We have NEW & FUN things to show this month!

Let us know you plan to attend so we are ready for you.


790 PRO

We are so excited about the new 790 Pro, and know all of you are going to love them as well.

Join us for this special event to personally see what all the excitement is about.
We have a fun make-and-take project planned.

Monday, September 18th
10:00 - 1:00
2:00 - 5:00

Call to reserve your spot now... we will only have 8 spots per session!


10" Sewing Space To The Right Of The Needle
Superior Stitch Quality
Automatic Needle Threader
BERNINA Pinpoint Laser
WIFI Connectivity
BERNINA StitchPrecision Technology
Stitch Designer
Customizable Quilt Designs (.bqm Files)
4 Point Placement With Morphing
And Much More!



"Crumb quilting is the ultimate way to zero waste patchwork using tiny scraps or 'crumbs' of fabric that are so small that most people would throw them away. This collection includes instructions and techniques for how to turn your stash of crumbs into beautiful quilts and quilted projects".

"Zigzag Rope Sewing Projects is a complete craft guide to making stylish bowls, bags, trivets, baskets, and more by coiling rope and joining it together with a simple zigzag stitch! An easy and fun craft to quickly master, this exciting guide features 17 sewing projects and rope crafts with clear, step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and expert tips throughout that will ensure success and build your rope sewing skills. Also included are introductory overviews on the basics of sewing with rope, instructions for more advanced shaping, and tons of finishing ideas".

"Quilt a whole collection of log cabin patterns! This pattern book includes 10 fresh interpretations of the timeless block designs, mixing arrangements and matching them with other classic blocks. Find a variety of quilt projects in several sizes and styles".

"If you’ve always wanted to make the back of a quilt as beautiful and interesting as the front, Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs is the ultimate guide for you! With a total of 30 pieced quilt backing designs – 15 using fabric scraps of varying sizes and 15 designs using stash and yardage – be inspired and take your quilts to the next level in a unique way"!

13 Projects to Stitch Up in No Time

"The fascinating story of a friendship, a lost tradition, and an incredible discovery, revealing how enslaved men and women made encoded quilts and then used them to navigate their escape on the Underground Railroad".



Three Month Class Pass: Take unlimited classes at
 Cortez Quilt Company and/or Farmington's Quilted Corners 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.




10:30 - 4:30
Every Wednesday is now BERNINA Mastery 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!


Open Sew Days:
Monday, September 11th
10:30 - 3:00
Please call ahead to RSVP!

Dress A Girl Workday
Thursday, September 7th
Fall is the time of year when dresses and shorts are really in demand from Dress A Girl Around the World. I have reserved The Haven all day on Thursday, September 7 for sewing and kit making. I'll have additional patterns for the shorts available then also. I hope you can join in on a day of fun. Come when you can. Bring your own lunch if you will be there during lunch hour. ~ Cindy

Convergence Quilt
Friday, September 8th
10:00 - 5:00
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Jeanne Miles
Jeanne will be teaching Ricky Tims' Convergence method. Convergence quilts feature two or more fabrics cut into strips, sewn together, then cut and pieced again. Nothing could be simpler - or more magical!

September Saturday Breakfast Club
September 9th
See above for details
Be sure to go overboard on Purple!

Table Topper Series - Spooky Spider
Friday, September 15th
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Cyndi
We are pretty sure you won't actually get spooked by the cute Halloween themed table topper!

Share The Joy Of The 790 PRO Special Event
Monday, September 18th
See above for more info

Software Club
Digitizing A Logo Patch (Topic Rescheduled From Last Month)
Tuesday, September 19th

Create a plan for digitizing a logo and then learn the steps for creating a patch from the logo design.


Third Thursday Demo
Thursday, September 21st



Art & Landscape Meeting
"Blocks Without Borders"
Thursday, September 21st
@ 1:00

This is an open invitation to come and check out a small group of whaky art and landscape quilters who learn as we go and who welcome  all levels of experience, comments and input to the creative process. 

Everyone is invited to come play with us!! 

• Bring your favorite quilting tips to share and tools to demo. 

• Bring your ideas for future classes and demos for BWB.  Suggestions so far are Flower Pounding, Kawandi/Shashiko, Facings, Thread Painting, Blocking, Marbling, Resistance dyeing

• Discuss possibility of carpooling to attend the San Juan Quilt Show October 13-14th. Road trip!!!

• Talk about "Telephone Tag" process and progress

Please bring a friend - NO experience necessary! In fact, no experience is beneficial to the creative process....... we can testify that not knowing what you don't know makes for very liberating art!!

Love and joy to all,



Exploring Color With Virginia Robertson
2 Session Class
Friday, September 22nd ~ 10:30 - 5:00
Saturday, September 23rd ~ 10:30 - 4:00
Cost: $50:00

Machine Embroidery - Free Standing Pumpkins
Tuesday, September 26th
Cost: $25.00
Open To All Brands of Embroidery Machines
Pick from any of Embroidery Online's Free-standing pumpkin designs. We are going to have fun!


So Exciting... Everyone's FAVORITE Promotion!
Bring in ANY Machine... Any Brand... Any Condition
and receive 25% off the MSRP of a



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



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