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Get Your Three Month Class Pass: Take unlimited classes at Cortez Quilt Company for three months for only $69. Purchase a Class Pass anytime. It’s activated when you take your first class and expires three months later. Classes with supplies included in the price and those taught by out-of-town instructors are not included in Class Pass.​ 

 

Third Thursday
Thursday, February 21, 2019
12:30
Add Pizazz To Your Fabric With Crayons and Colored Pencils!
Join us on February 21 at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo. This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!

 

 

Blocks Without Borders
Thursday, February 21, 2019
1:00-3:00
Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

February Meeting – Go to our web page to read about this month’s meeting. Flower pounding will be the special project.

 

Advanced Paper Piecing
Friday, February 22, 2019
This class is full, please call to be added to the next series.

 

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session 2
Saturday, February 23
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 

Intro To Quilting With Rulers Session 4
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:00-5:00
This Class Is a Prerequisite For Further Ruler Work Classes
Skill Level: Beginner, Must Have Beginning Piecing Experience
$12.00
This Class Is Full, Please Call To Be Added To The Next Round Of Lessons
Now is the perfect time to learn how to do your own quilting! Ruler work is one of the biggest trends in quilting today. , and we are so excited to present this series of classes to you. We can order the rulers for you no matter what make and model of sewing machine you have.You will start to learn the basics of ruler work, and will go home with four different blocks. These four blocks are the first four that will be used in the Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt.

 

 

BERNINA Embroidery Club
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Come and learn the lesson. Lessons will be distributed on your USB. If you would like to begin stitching out designs, please bring your machine and you can do so after the lecture portions of class.


Embroidered Quilt Label
No quilt is finished until you label it. Learn to use your machine’s built-in lettering to create an embroidered label with an added embroidery design for a completely customized look!

Embroidery Project  – In The Hoop Towel Holder

Come to our party and learn how to create this fun towel hanger with a coordinating appliqué for your tea towel! Add some cheer to your kitchen with this fun project, or make one up for a friend! This hands-on class is a great opportunity for beginning embroiderers and seasoned stitchers alike! We will walk you step by step through the process of creating this charming project.

 

 

Intro To Free Motion
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:30-12:30
$12.00
Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Learn the basics of free-motion quilting, how to get started, as well as a few practice tips and tricks. Learn beginning free-motion skills practicing simple wavy lines. Turn those wavy lines into basic fillers such as meandering, pebbles, and swirly paisleys.

 

 

 

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session 2
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 

 

BERNINA Creative Studio Software Club
Creating Wrapped and Overlapped Designs
Thursday, March 4, 2019
10:00-3:00
Explore CorelDRAW SE and learn how to create an intertwined, wrapped design to add dimension to your projects. Additionally, learn how to create monograms and eliminate overlaps in the monogram.

 

 

Jelly Roll Rug
Friday, March 8, 2019
10:00-5:00
$25.00
Skill Level: All
These rugs turn out fabulous no matter what style of fabric you pick. You now can choose round, oval, or rectangle as the shape of your rug.

 

 

Note Special Date: 1st Saturday Breakfast Club
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00-10:30

 

 

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10:30-5:30
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 

 

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 

 

BERNINA Creative Studio Technique
Perfect Balanced Overlock Stitches
Thursday, March 14, 2019
9:30-12:30
Successful serging begins with understanding the stitch. Learn to dissect the components of 4-thread Overlock stitch formation. Then work to troubleshoot a balanced stitch and gain the confidence to adjust settings for all your textile and creative needs.

 

BERNINA Creative Studio Project
Faux-Sashed T-Shirt Quilt
Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:00-5:00
This faux-sashed t-shirt throw will go together in a dash! With just 20 t-shirts and some pre-cut strips, you;ll create what is sure to be your favorite throw. T-shirt quilts make great gifts and mementos, and with this method, you’ll want to make more than one!

 

 

 

Tulip Table Runner
Saturday, March 16, 2019
10:00 – 5:00
Skill Level: Intermediate
$25.00
Instructor: Shanna Stordahl
Customers love this technique because you can achieve dimensional curved piecing while stitching straight seams. This table runner is sure to brighten up your table!

 

 

 

Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 

 


Packlet
Friday, March 22, 9:30 – 5:00
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 – 1:00
Skill Level: Intermediate
$35.00
Instructor: Ila Starks
Choose on of EIGHT different packable, zippered bags in class, then go home and make the other seven! Perfect for cosmetics, toiletries, sewing items, tech gear, kid’s toys and MORE!

 


Ruler Work Quilt As You Go Sampler Quilt Session
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Call To Be Added To The Next Available Session
During this multi-session class, participants will master the 12″ Arc Template, along with the Sampler Template Set, both of Westalee Designs. At the end of the series, students will have completed a 60″ X 72″ quilt that they have quilted themselves!

 


BERNINA Creative Studio Embroidery
Placement
Thursday, March 28, 2019
10-5

 


Advanced Paper Piecing
Friday, March 29, 2019
This class is full, please call to be added to the next series.

 

 


Intro To Paper Piecing
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 – 2:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
$10.00
Instructor: Judy Bryan
Come learn the technique of foundation paper piecing from Judy! Judy will give you expert tips and advice. This class is a prerequisite to take more advanced paper piecing classes that are coming up.
 

Just Scraps
Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00-5:00
$12:00
Instructor: Cyndi Foote
We all have leftover fabric that we have been meaning to organize. Cyndi Foote uses everything (eventually) and will give a short presentation on fabric scrap control. Bring some of your scraps to begin the process of organizing your stash of leftovers.

 

 

Elm Street Bag
This Class Is Being Rescheduled Due to Weather From February Date
$35.00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Ila Starks
Perfect crossover bag for your everyday life! Wonderful in cork, & quilting fabrics. Easy construction and versatility will make this your go-to bag. Inside zip pocket keeps items contained and outside back pocket is perfect for your phone! Companion hardware kit available.

 

 
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Class Policies

Classes are limited to 6-8 students (minimum of three) depending on the complexity of the project.

Class fees must be paid and any required pattern/book/notions must be purchased in advance to hold your space.

Store credit will be given for paid classes if you cancel and give 48 hours notice (otherwise, no credit). Refund or store credit (your choice) given for classes if we cancel due to lack of sign ups.

Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, seam ripper, straight pins, etc.) to class. If you prefer, you may use one of our BERNINA classroom machines. We request that you use either Mettler or Aurafil thread on classroom machines.

Bring lunch (we have a fridge and microwave) or order out from one of the many fine restaurants on Main Street. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks are complimentary.

It is important to be on time for class. We recommend that you arrive 10 minutes before the class start time. If you arrive earlier please be aware that your instructor will not be available until the class begins.

Please do not park on Main Street in front of the shop when you are here for a class.

Please silence your cell phone while in class. If you need to make a phone call during class, we ask that you step outside or to the back of the store where it’s quiet so that other students are not distracted.

Youth classes are for students 8-16 years of age. Youth members may take the adult classes with instructor approval.

Except for nursing infants up to 12 months of age, children may not attend classes with parents.

Thank you and have a fun class!