The Quiltzette

March 9, 2015


Sale Starts This Week!

Thursday March 12 through Monday, March 16 you can save up to $800 on a new BERNINA. If you've been thinking about a new sewing machine this is a great opportunity to get one at a fantastic price. Take $500 off any 5 series model (shown here), $700 off any 7 series model, and $800 off the fabulous 880 sewing/quilting/embroidery machine that boasts fully automatic threading, 12 inches to the right the needle, and so much more. If you've been thinking about a new sewing machine this is a great opportunity to get one at a fantastic price. Also, take 25% off on the Quilter Accessory Kit which includes the BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR), a walking foot, the #37 patchwork (1/4 inch) foot, and a magnifying lens set. Don't forget . . . 0% financing on approved credit! Get the details here (scroll to bottom of page). 


Special Hours This Sunday

Since the BERNINA sale runs for only five days we will be OPEN on Sunday, March 15th from 1-5 p.m. Stop by to browse, shop, sew, or check out the machines that are on sale.


New Batiks

This beautiful collection of batiks arrived on Thursday. We were happy that our shelves were nice and full once we put these up.

The very next day all of these came in. Now our shelves are too full. There are worse problems to have!



Moab Quilt Show This Weekend

Look for Cortez Quilt Company at Quilting in the Red Rocks 2015 Quilt Show. Karen will be demonstrating the Scrap Crazy ruler both days handing out "buy three yards get one free" coupons to anyone who stops by the booth. Be sure to enter to win door prizes, too!

Location: Grand County Senior Center, Moab, Utah
Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Upcoming Classes 

Delicious Four Corners Apron
Friday, March 13, 2015

10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This adorable apron is made using 2 1/2 inch strips. One jelly roll will make two aprons . . . make one for yourself and one for a gift. Judy Bryan will teach this class. See the sample hanging at the shop. It really is delicious!

Place Mat Club
Wednesday, March 18
10:15 – 5 p.m.
$15, pattern required

For our March club we’ll make “Scrappy Place Mats.” This pattern shows four variations. For the sample we chose the one featuring half-square triangles and made it using 30s fabric. You’ll be amazed by how easy the scalloped border is to make . . . no binding! Judy Bryan will be your teacher.

Migrations Table Topper

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free with purchase of kit

Whether you’re experienced at paper piecing or are ready to learn, this project is sure to inspire. At 31″ in diameter it can be used as a table topper or wall hanging. We have the kits in four different colorways. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

See the full class schedule here.


Upcoming Events

Third Thursday Demo
March 19, 12:30 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m.

This month we will demonstrate different options for making perfect flying geese blocks/block sections. Gather new ideas and gain confidence for making this very common element in piecing. Join us at either 12:30 or 5:15 p.m. on March 19 for our monthly FREE Third Thursday Demo. If you're doing the Plain & Fancy block of the month note that there are a lot of flying geese in the pattern. See you then!

Sewing Sunday
March 22, 1-6 p.m.

Bring your machine and a project to work on and enjoy an afternoon sewing with old friends and meeting new ones. This event is free but space is limited to 12 so call 970-565-7541 today to reserve your space.


BERNINA Club: Embroidery

All About Embroidery
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
$10 or free if you purchased your BERNINA machine, software or update at CQC
Learn to embroidery on items that have many seams and use an embroidery product that lets you turn your design into a fusible applique. The project is a cute quilted “Cook & Carry” casserole cover that opens flat into a small table mat. Very practical! Call us at 970-565-7541 to sign up for BERNINA Club or send an e-mail to Cindy Dahl

The presentation and show and tell will last about an hour. Then you are welcome to stay and sew/embroider the project. Bring something to eat or plan to order from one of our local restaurants.

Don't forget a USB stick so we can share the Design of the Month (DOM) with you, and bring embroidered show and tell items for addition chances at door prizes.


Tip of the Week: Tidy Corners When Binding

While machine sewing on binding when you are almost to the end of one side of your quilt and you stop 1/4" from the end, instead of doing a back-stitch before removing your work from the machine to make your mitered corner and start the next side, stop at 1/4" with your needle in the down position, pivot, and sew completely off the project at a 45 degree angle. 

This way when you fold your binding fabric to create the mitered corner your fabric lays nice and flat up against that short 45 degree seam. 


"Anyone who works on a quilt, who devotes her time, energy,
creativity, and passion to that art, learns to value the work of her
hands. And as any quilter will tell you, a quilter's quilting friends
are some of the dearest, most generous, and most
supportive people she knows." ~ Jennifer Chiaverini


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


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