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NOTE: Our2015 Row by Row License Plates are SOLD OUT. Unfortunately, we will not be getting any more.
New Farm Girl Club Announced!
Heehaw and howdy to all you Farm Girls. Are you a Lori Holt fan, a city slicker but really love the farm? Then come join the hottest thing to come along, Farm Girl Vintage Club.
Starting August 17th we will meet every other Monday from 6-9pm. At every meeting, Club Leader Ann will introduce two new blocks, demonstrate the piecing techniques for you and also demonstrate some interesting tools and tips. It's also a great time for show & tell and sharing experiences.
As a special bonus for being a club member you will also get 15% off of all club purchases - and yes we will have the book available, some great fat quarter fabric packs to get you started on your projects, and lots more.
Cost for this club for all meetings from August through December is just $40. Call or come by the shop to sign-up today.
You are going to love this club!
If you want to create Lori's Farm Girl blocks but cannot commit to a full quilt, why not make a potholder or a smaller quilt? You can choose.
Want to read more about Lori's Farm Girl Vintage quilt blocks? Check out Lori's blog or search for any or all of the following hash tags: #Farmgirlvintage, #Bee in my Bonnet, #Heehaw.
Prismatic Star Class - Just Added
We just held this paper-piecing class last month and it was so popular we've decided to add another one. This one day class will be Sunday, July 19th from 10-4 PM. The cost is just $38 plus the pattern and fabric supplies. The teacher for this class is Vicki Wall. Contact the shop for more information or to sign-up to learn how to make this amazing quilt.
Cotton & Chocolate Row By Row Winner Announced!
Congratulations to Anne Sidel, who was also our 2014 winner! Anne completed her quilt and claimed her prize at Cotton & Chocolate on June 30th, just 9 days after the event started! Way to go Anne!
Row by Row 2015 is Officially Underway
Many of you may remember this program from last year and we are really exited about participating again this year. This is a fun shop-hop type event with no fees, no passports 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!
All 50 US states and Canada, too!
Travel, collect, and shop starting June 21st
No passports! No fees!
Prizes, collectibles and more fun!Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2015 rows from 8 different 2015 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! Click here for more details. Our row sample will be posted on the California Row By Row Facebook page on June 1st. Patterns will be available from June 21 thru September 8th. Here is a look at our block, Gone Quilting (which is slightly different than our earlier sneak peak).
Just like last year, we've also created a great table runner that incorporates our block. Kits will be available for both the block and the table runner extension.
Our Row By Row Experience fabric license plate and logo pin are on-sale now for just $5.95 each. Contact the shop directly or order them on-line today. Simply click on the picture below to reach our online store.
Electric Quilt (EQ7) Classes Added to Schedule
For those interested in the beginning EQ7 class, I've added two beginning sessions and one intermediate class to our summer schedule.
Session 1: Tuesday 7/7 and Thursday 7/9, from 6:00-9:00 PM
Session 2: Wednesdays 7/22 7/29, from 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost is just $36.00
The intermediate (drawing) class is on Wednesday, 8/26, from 6:00-9:00 PM. This class focuses on drawing your own blocks, whether pieced or applique. Prior EQ7 experience is recommended. Cost is just $20.00.
Contact the shop if you are interested in signing up for one of these classes.
Renovation Thread Sale!
In my last post I mentioned our store renovation. We've already started the electrical and painting and soon we will have new flooring! As a reminder, we will be closed for two days while the flooring is being completed, Sunday, May 31st, and Monday, June 1st. We will be open again on Tuesday, June 2nd.
Cotton & Chocolate is adding two new thread lines, Superior's Kimono Silk thread and the Sulky Petites Cotton thread. The Kimono Silk 2-ply thread is a very fine, 100% premium multi-filament silk, ideal for hand and invisible machine applique, detail quilting, lacework and bobbin thread. The Sulky Petites cotton thread is the handiest handwork thread because it is easier, faster and more fun than floss. Plus you no longer have to separate floss, no tangling, and you can cut any length you want! It is equivalent to using a 2-strand floss. In both of these new thread lines we are carrying all 80 colors!
In order to make room in the store for these new thread lines, we are closing out some of our existing thread lines. While supplies last all of our Gutermann, YLI variegated and YLI silk threads are on sale.
1-2 spools Receive 10% off
3-5 spools Receive 15% off
6 or more spools Receive 25% off
Don't miss out. When they are gone, they are really gone.
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!