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News: 7/617/2014

 Major League Quilting

This season is now open
Please vote each week for your favorite quilts

Major League Quilting is all about recognizing beautiful quilts and all about fun!  Each week beginning July 15 two contests will be played:

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

Cotton & Chocolate is 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!

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.
I'll be sending another reminder as we get closer. For more information, click on any (or all) of the following links:

Our MLQ Web Page

 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!