The Quiltzette

June 1, 2015


Upcoming Events

After Market Review
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. 

Karen is back from International Quilt Market and brought back lots great new notions, patterns, and ideas. Join us for After Market Review on Wednesday, June 3 from 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. when you get to help decide what will be purchased for the shop over the next few months. Your vote counts! Light refreshments will be served and we'll be giving out lots of great door prizes. No need to RSVP . . . just pop in around 5 p.m. to claim a good seat!

UFO Challenge Show & Tell
Saturday, June 6, 2015

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Bring the UFO you are most proud of completing for Show & Tell and join the fun as we draw the winners of five $100 gift certificates to Cortez Quilt Company.


Upcoming Classes

Make-It-In-A-Day Scrap Crazy Quilt
Friday, June 5

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

Make this fun lap quilt in one day – really! You’ll use the Creative Grid Scrap Crazy ruler set and either a layer cake (10″ squares), five to ten coordinating fabrics, or scraps. This quilt goes together quickly because there are no seams to match within the blocks, no trimming of dog ears as you go, and you can press in any direction. Join us at 10:15 in the morning and go home at 5 p.m. with a finished quilt top. Karen Childress will teach this class. No homework.

Lone Star
Saturday, June 6

10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$29, pattern and pre-printed fusible interfacing required

If you’ve ever wanted to make the classic Lone Star but worried about matching all of those points and the dreaded “bias factor,” worry no more. This beautiful wall hanging (or quilt if you add borders) is made using pre-printed, lightweight fusible interfacing so that guess work and room for error is practically nil. The pattern and interfacing is available in two sizes. The one shown here is the smaller of the two (38 inches). Join instructor Judy Bryan for this class on Saturday, June 6. The only homework is cutting strips of fabric to prep for the day. If you need help choosing fabric we’re at your service.

See the full class schedule here.


June 4 - 15

We're participating in one of BERNINA's national promotions that they're calling "Trade In. Trade Up." But here's the deal . . . you don't have to trade in a machine to take advantage of big savings

• Take $500 off any new BERNINA product priced $6,500 and up

• Take $400 off any new BERNINA product priced $4,500 - $6,499

• Take $300 off any new BERNINA product priced $2,300 - $4,449

• Take $100 off any new BERNINA product priced $1,000 - $2,299

Have you had your eye on a new BERNINA presser foot or other accessory? During this sale take 25% off any BERNINA accessory priced up to $300. 

Apply for 0% financing for 60 months on purchases over $3,000. Get more information on financing here.

The sale starts this Thursday. Come in for a demo now so you'll know which machine you want to take home!



BERNINA Software Inspirations
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
On-the-Go Travel pillow
Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Event

The On-The-Go Travel Pillow is great for adults and children alike. Use this travel pillow to carry your favorite book, e-reader, or other necessities. It does double-duty to give your back or neck extra support during long trip. Bring your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software 7. We will learn how to use Corel PHOTO-PAINT within the BERNINA Software. Please register by the end of the day on Monday, June 8 by calling Cortez Quilt Company at 970-565-7541 or sending an email to Cindy.


Registration Open for July Youth Sewing Class Series

Keep children aged 8 - 15 engaged over the summer by enrolling them in our new series of youth sewing classes. Get the details here and call soon to reserve seats. Each class is limited to eight students. Aimee King is in charge of our youth program, and you can call her at 970-565-7541 with questions. 


New Kit: Blue Moon

This queen sized quilt is called Blue Moon and it's truly striking. (As usual, the photo doesn't do it justice . . . come by the shop to see it hanging.) As an added bonus, when you make this quilt you'll have enough blocks left over to make matching pillow pillow shams, a set of throw pillows, or even a small lap quilt. This kit is $169 while supplies last. Want to make Blue Moon but live out of town? No problem. Call us at 970-565-7541 and we'll happily send it via priority mail for only $12.65. 


Tip of the Week: How to Hem Jeans

We'll move away from quilting this week to something we know many of our readers (perhaps reluctantly) do from time to time: hem jeans. Here is an excellent, quick tutorial that includes several tips to make this tedious job easier. This is courtesy of We All Sew from BERNINA, so if have another brand replace foot #8 with whatever your jeans foot is. Also, a "hump jumper" is referenced in this tutorial. It's a handy tool for sewing over thick layers and we stock them, but as the lesson notes you can use a machine needle pack in a pinch. 

P. S. You can follow We All Sew on Facebook. Click here and then use the Facebook icon at the very top of the page.


"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." ~ Pearl Bailey


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