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News: 6/09/16

June is a busy month at Cotton & Chocolate

As mentioned in our last email, June is a busy month for us at Cotton & Chocolate. We are just a few weeks away from three big events all converging at the same time! They are the So Cal Quilt Run, the Row-by-Row challenge, and the 7 Sisters Quilt Show!


18th Annual Southern California Quilter's Run
This run should not be news to most of you. We are in the 18th year and Cotton & Chocolate has been in the last 10 years of this run. This year the theme is "Game Night" and while the run theme is all about the Scrabble, our shop theme is Yahtzee!

This year there are 21 shops participating, spread over 4 areas. There are great prizes available with the best prizes reserved for those that complete the entire run. However, you are entered into valuable drawings for every shop you visit as well as every Area that you complete!

Visit any participating shop for all the details and a map outlining all participating shops. The quilt run covers two long weekends with dates and times as follows:

Thursday-Saturday, June 16-18 and June 23-25 from 9:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sundays, June 19 and June 26 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

For more information, please check out the run website: quiltersrun.com

Yes, we will have our chocolate fondue fountain flowing! We look forward to seeing all of you on this fun run!


Row By Row Experience ~ Home Sweet Home
How about this… it's like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes and collectibles!
Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2016 rows from 8 different 2016 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! The event starts June 21 and runs through September 6, 2016. Click here for more details.

Of course Cotton & Chocolate is one of the California participating shops. This year's theme is Home Sweet Home and our row pattern is definitely sweet. The pattern is free to all persons who visit our store during the event. Quilt kits for the row and table runner will also be available, while supplies last. Remember, the rules prevent us from mailing the pattern or kit during the event. Our row by row block is the center of this cute runner.

Row by Row Project

We also have the corresponding Row by Row license plates. Click on the plates below to be taken to our online store. Cost is just $5.95 plus shipping.

Chocolate Kiss License Plate

Luvn Chocolate License Plate

Each area has it's own Facebook page. Like the page from the areas you visit to see pics of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects. Click here to find your Row by Row area!


7-Sisters Quilt Show
Yes, this quilt show is the 2nd weekend of the So. Cal. Quilters Run, but hey, we love this show and will be there to see our favorite show attendees. Be sure to stop by and say hello! The show details are:

June 25 - June 26, 2016

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alex Madonna Expo Center at the
Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo, California

$10/for a wristband-good for one or both days

Children under 12 free

The show will include:


Tuxedo's Tales Block of The Month
 Our new block of the month, "Tuxedo's Tales" designed by Bonnie Sullivan tells the tale of a curious cat ini his seasonal attire in this 40" x 52" throw-sized quilt. Each month you will receive a pattern with piecing, fusible-applique and embroidery directions along with Bonnie's Woolies flannel fabric to complete, as well as the outside border and button pack. A floss kit will be available for purchase separately.
The program just started (May 27th) and runs for 12 months, ending in April 2017. You can start any time. This is a 12-month program and you must commit to the full 12 months. Blocks can either be picked up at the shop after the 27th of each month or upon request shipped for an additional charge of $5.00 per month.

The price for this BOM is just $19.49 per month (for a total of $233.88) plus applicable sales tax. However, if you pay in full upfront the total price is just $225.00.

Contact the shop directly to register for this super cute BOM. Spaces are limited.
Tuxedos Tales


2016 Row by Row Fabric License Plates

This year's Row By Row experience will be coming in June, but we have our license plates available now. Click on the plates below to be taken to our online store. Cost is just $5.95 plus shipping.

Chocolate Kiss License Plate

Luvn Chocolate License Plate


Bit O' Bliss Block of The Month
Welcome to our new block of the month, "Bit O' Bliss" created by Pearl Louise Designs and made by Cheri Miller at Cotton & Chocolate. This fun design features all of the things that create "bliss" in our lives ... friends, a bubble bath, tea, cupcakes and more! This quilt finishes to approximately 59" x 60" and is mostly applique with some piecing. It also has some fun rickrack elements with 3-D flowers and yo-yo flowers.

The BOM program includes the patterns with full-size applique templates plus fabrics for top, borders, binding, rickrack, and floss. Fabrics will be exactly as shown in the photo that we include with the kit (which is not the photo of the original pattern). Each month includes the pattern and fabric needed to complete that month.

Our program begins in April 2016 and runs for 12 months, ending in March 2017.

Cost if paying monthly is $19.00 plus tax (for a total of $228.00 plus tax).  If paid in full at the start of the program the price is $221.00 plus tax. BOM kits are available for pick-up at the shop each month. If shipped, the added cost is $5.00 per month.

Interested? Contact the shop directly either in person or by calling 805-241-0061 during normal store house.

Bit of Bliss BOM


Save the Dates: 18th Annual Southern California Quilt Run is coming in June...

Save The Date


Enter Stella's FREE Fly Away sweepstakes and you and a friend could be headed to Houston's spectacular Quilt and Creative Festival 2016! 

The winner of this sweepstakes will receive a $1000 airfare voucher to fly you and a friend to Houston, TX for the International Quilt Festival 2016, November 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.  It is the largest gathering of quilter, knitters, designers and creative individuals in the United States.  Stay for four (4) nights at the Hampton Inn by Hilton located in downtown Houston, within walking distance of the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Also included is a $250 Visa gift card so you can explore downtown Houston’s amazing restaurants and nightlife. You and a friend will also be one of the first to receive the new Stella Two>> LED task lamp, so you can continue your creative adventure when you return home.

Be sure to reference Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company in the referral box!

Click here to enter.

English Paper Piecing By Machine

Check out the two new Cotton & Chocolate You-tube videos that describe how to make hexagons and sew them together by machine.
If you are interested in any of the products shown in the video, they are available in our online store. A few of the latest products are shown below.

Marilyn's latest patterns and kits.

Blossoms Blooming Patternchocolate sunday pattern
Blossoms Blooming Pattern        Chocolate Sunday Pattern

YLI Invisible Thread
YLI Thread

Schmetz Microtex 70/10 machine needles

Machine Starter Kit

Hexagon Machine Piecing Technique Sheet
Machine Technique


 Star Bright Quilt Kits

This beautiful quilt designed by Mary McGuire is featured in the December 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. Please note that all of our kits are sold out.

Designed by Mary McGuire. Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved


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 birthday to you and thanks for being loyal Cotton & Chocolate customers!