The Quiltzette

January 5, 2014


Happy 2015!

I hope your new year is off to a great start. We have all kinds of wonderful classes and events planned for this year. Stay tuned. And thank you for helping to make 2014 our most successful year ever. We would not be here without YOU! ~ Karen


This is a Must-See

If you've been in the shop over the past several weeks you may have observed the very talented Ila Starks working on this McKenna Ryan project. It's finished and hanging at the shop now. Stop by . . . no imagine on a computer screen could do justice to this beautiful piece. We have both patterns and kits available and you can make one of the seven elements or all of them to create this beautiful wall hanging. 


UFO Challenge
January 2 - May 26, 2015

The UFO Challenge is underway and we've already registered projects for many of our creative customers. Are you ready to get those unfinished objects out of your sewing room and into use? Click here to download the details


Upcoming Events

Third Thursday Demo, January 15, 2015, 12:30 OR 5:15 p.m.

Ever wonder why your finished quilt tops are not perfectly square (or perfectly rectangular as the case may be)? Cyndi Foote will go over everything quilters need to know about how to put an end to this all-too-common frustration. Join us at either 12:30 or 5:15 p.m. on January 15 for our monthly FREE Third Thursday Demo. See you then! 

Sewing Sunday, January 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for Sewing Sunday on January 18. This relaxing every-other-month event is a great time to work on a project while visiting with old friends and making new ones. We serve light refreshments. Please RSVP to 970-565-7541.


Postcard Party

Join is on one of these dates to make your postcard for this nationwide event. 

Thursday, January 8, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, January 8, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, January 18, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (this will also be a Sewing Sunday day)

Cost for the kit is only $5. If you can't make one of the dates/times here, pick up a kit and create your masterpiece at home. More details here.


Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week is a new feature in the Quiltzette. Each week you'll find a quick tip to make your sewing and quilting better, faster, easier, or more fun. This week's tips come from CQC staff member Judy Bryan.

Safety in the Sewing Room

1. Save a plastic container that your rotary blades come in. Use a Sharpie to mark one "used" and put old blades inside for safe disposal. 

2. Store used hand and sewing machine needles in an old prescription bottle. When it gets full tape it closed and toss it without concern about getting poked when you take out the trash.

3. Always unplug your iron and machine when you're finished sewing. Don't let a power surge ruin your valuable equipment. 


Upcoming Classes

Mexican Stars
Friday January 9, 2015
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required (kits available)

We teach this class about once a year and it’s always popular. This beautiful wall hanging will add color and interest to any room in your home. See the sample at the shop. Karen will teach this class.

Curve It Up
Second Saturday of each month beginning January 10 (runs for six months)
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$35 for the full series of classes with purchase of book and ruler

Make this modern 68″ x 86″ quilt over a six month period (two blocks per month) using the Quick Curve ruler. Envision it in brights, batik, or even thirties fabric. Use a dark background for a completely different look. Note that these are traditional quilt blocks turned curvy giving them a fresh new feel. Judy Bryan will teach this class series.

Click here to see more 2015 classes.


January Special

Purchase a BERNINA 560 sewing machine any time during January and take home a Tutto sewing case on wheels for FREE. This is a $209 value. Choose from one of five great colors. Having a Tutto case to go with your new BERNINA will make going to classes and retreats a breeze. Don't miss out on this special offer!

P. S. We now have all of our most popular BERNINA models in stock and ready to take home today!

P. S. S. Remember to ask us about zero percent financing on your new BERNINA.

BERNINA Clubs in January

All About Embroidery Club: Alphabets vs. Fonts
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA machine, software or update at CQC

Have you wondered about what the differences are between using an alphabet design collection and using a font on the machine or in the software? Learn the difference while making this unique bag that zips up to create a bag perfect for holding sparkling cider, wine or even bubble bath. Unzip it and it lays flat! Embroider the bag to make it truly personalized.

BERNINA Club: Order in the Closet! – Open to all brands of sewing machines
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA at CQC

Sew up a hanging jewelry organizer to make accessorizing easy. Learn tips for sewing with vinyl, applying bindings and more. Achieve professional results with a variety of presser feet & attachments.

Call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for any of our BERNINA clubs.


Connected by a Thread: Quilts and Quilters from the Four Corners

Cortez Quilt Company is proud to be the sponsor of this new exhibit at the Durango Arts Center. An opening reception will be held on Friday, January 9 from 5-7 p.m. and the show runs through January 31. Get the details here.


As always, thank you for supporting Cortez Quilt Company, your local independent quilt shop.


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