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News: 7/29/2014

Major League Quilting

Major League Quilting is all about recognizing beautiful quilts and all about fun!  Each week beginning two contests will be played:

  • Mondays our American League teams will compete
  • Thursdays the National League teams will compete

Cotton & Chocolate's team is the Oakland B's in the American League and we are counting on your support. Game play will last for 3 days. During these 3 days you are encouraged to visit the page for each quilt, read about them, and make a decision on which one should advance to the next round. Your vote is very important! Our quilt is Penni's Stars & Stripes Forever and will be in it's first head to head play starting on next Monday, August 4th. Please register and vote for us!

At the end of the 3-day period the winner will be announced and will advance to the next round of play. Visit the MLQ webpage often to keep up with the progress. You will need to register your email address for two reasons:

  1. You can only vote once and our tabulation system will recognize email address and
  2. We will be sending out MLQ updates throughout the event that you won't want to miss.
For more information, click on any (or all) of the following links:



Pumpkin Patch Lane  

Arlene Stamper's new fall quilt design is called Pumpkin Patch Lane. Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company is offering this design as both a BOM and a quilt kit.  The cost for this 6-month BOM is $32.17 per month for a total of $193.00. If you pay for the entire BOM up front we are offering a 10% discount for a total of $173.70.  If you pay for the entire BOM, you can elect to receive it over six months or as a one-time quilt kit.  Taxes and shipping costs will be applied as appropriate. We anticipate the monthly shipping cost to be $5.00 per month if you receive it monthly, or $15.00 if you want the entire kit at once. If ordering the kit, please note fabric is cut as a regular kit and not as six separate BOMs. Program start date is planned for early August.

Take a stroll down Pumpkin Patch Lane where Autumn is being celebrated!   Pumpkin Patch Lane has 4 Autumn themed houses, a sweet squirrel and oak tree fusible applique block, an easy pieced basket block and a quick pieced pumpkin and vine border.  The details of each house block will warm your heart…from the pilgrims serving dinner in “Give Thanks” to the house that is shaped like an acorn in the “Acorn House” to the charming scarecrow overlooking the “Harvest Barn”!  The Accessory Fabric packet includes all the cute specialty fabric for the blocks including the Pilgrims in the Window, the Scarecrow Face and the Fall Quilt on the Barn. Finished Quilt is 76” x 65”. “Pumpkin Patch Lane” is made with “Chrysanthemum” by Maywood Studio fabrics.

pumpkin patch lane (Large)


August News

Believe it or not, this August brings our 10th Anniversary, and we want to celebrate with you!  We've set aside 3 days for you to take advantage of our Anniversary Sale prices, Friday-Sunday, August 15th-17th.  Fabrics will be on sale for 25% off, notions, books, and patterns for 15% off, as well as selected kits for 10% off.  Sale prices are in-store only and require 1/2 yard minimum on all bolt cuts. On Saturday we will be having additional special events including door prizes, our chocolate fountain, a chocolate dessert contest, and the final results of the quilt challenge. Join us in this fun celebration! 

Also, we will be offering our annual limited-release coupon books for sale starting Friday, August 15th. These coupon books are just $10 and include special discounts for each month of year that can save you hundreds of dollars. We will be having a limited supply of these coupon books and will only be offering them through Sunday, August 17th. Come by and see if one of these books are for you!

Finally, mark your calendar for Saturday, August 23rd, which is the first day of class sign-ups for our next session covering September through December.  As always we will be having a great selection of classes and clubs for you to join. The class schedule and newsletter will be available to you in time to see the class samples on our sale weekend!

Please join us in celebrating our 10th Anniversary. See you there!

Row by Row Experience

The Row by Row Experience is a shop hop-like event that is spreading across North America. Build your quilt row by row by visiting different shops and picking up their Row By Row patterns. Prizes available for those who finish and are first to show their quilt at a participating store.

This events started July 1st and goes until September 2nd. Our row block is this beautiful fall pattern we call Pumpkin Patchwork.  Come by the shop and pick up your free pattern. We also have kits available for just $8.50 to help you get started quickly!


Like the block?  How about making it into a wall-hanging or table runner? We have kits for this as well for just $10.25.  Come by and check it out!


Congratulations to Anne Sidell, who was the first to bring her completed quilt to our shop. Well done Anne!


Quiltfest Oasis - Palm Springs (Bus tickets available)

In the last few emails I told you about this new quilt show in Palm Springs, brought to you by the Mancuso brothers. I realize I had the dates slightly wrong as this is just a Thursday to Saturday show. The show will run Thursday-Saturday, October 2-4, from 10 AM to 6 PM, and will be hosted at the Palm Springs Convention Center. For more information visit their quiltfest.com website.

Cotton & Chocolate is planning to sponsor a bus trip to this show on the Saturday, October 4th.  The cost will be $50.00.  Tickets are now available at Cotton & Chocolate


Birthday Program

You may or may not remember this, but we give our customers a big 20% discount on fabric as our birthday gift to you. All you have to do is have your name in our computer and come in within 6 days of your birthday (either before, on or after).  Your birthday discount is on your entire fabric purchase, but can only be given once each year.

Now unlike my wife, I am not so good at remembering things. So to help you remember this wonderful gift, we want to send you a reminder postcard in the mail.  This is where you come in. We need your address and birthday. Next time you come into the shop, be sure to have the staff update your profile to include your correct address and birth date. Optionally, you can send us an email using our Contact Us page with the details and I'll be happy to update your profile. Remember to give me your name as well because your clever email addresses don't always translate into your name (right avidQuilter@gmail.com?). Oh, and don't send me your birth year (I'm really not interested - I've been married for 32 years).

As a bonus, each month we will be drawing one name from all of our customers (with birthdays) and sending them a $25 gift certificate. The sooner we have your information, the better the odds of you winning!

Happy anniversary to us and happy birthday to you and thanks for being loyal Cotton & Chocolate customers!