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News: 5/20/2015

Here is a link to the May thru August 2015 Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click here.

Our Row By Row Experience fabric license plates 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.

 

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Row by Row 2015 is coming!

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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.

Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt. Each area has their 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.  Our two fabric plates are on sale now, both in the store and on-line.

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Additionally, we are offering an official Row by Row Experience lapel pin create by Pin Peddlars. As you might have guessed, this year's theme is water!

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Special events at the Autry

Saturday, June 27

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In conjunction with the Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West Exhibition.
Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Free for Autry Members / $15 Nonmembers / $11 Students (with ID) and Seniors (60+)
Tickets Include Museum Admission / Space Is Limited / Reservations Recommended
Lynne Bassett and Madelyn Shaw, co-curators of the American Textile History Museum's exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War, discuss the exhibition and accompanying book.

Quilts of Valor Quilting Bee
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
No Reservations Necessary
Following the Homefront and Battlefield presentation, the Autry hosts a quilting bee in partnership with Quilts of Valor to create quilts for veterans and active military. Bring your own equipment or use one of the Autry’s sewing machines as we work together as a community to honor and comfort individuals touched by war.
 
Download this pdf file for additional information.

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We are renovating!

Believe it or not we have already been in our current location for over 5 years. So later this month we will be replacing the carpeting and doing a little painting. As such, this will require a few days of shop closure later this month. So mark your calendars, we will be closed the following dates:

Sunday, May 10 - Mother's Day
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day Holiday
Sunday, May 31 - Closed for renovations
Monday, June 1 - Closed for renovations

We will be open Tuesday, June 2 so you can come in and smell the fresh scent of new carpet!

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McKenna Ryan is Hot!
We are very excited to be one of the first stores to offer the new Block of The Month designed by McKenna Ryan. What makes this BOM special is that it already comes laser cut so it is ready to piece right out of the box. This new quilt design is called Halloweenies, and the fabrics are Artisan Batiks from Robert Kaufman.
halloweeniesBy the light of the moon, say hello to ghouls, goblins, and ghosts in this fun and creepy laser cut kit by McKenna Ryan! Available in either a Block of the Month or an All at Once kit, this design is sure to please all who are lucky enough to enjoy it.

Measuring 35 1/2" square, each intricate piece is laser cut - no muss no fuss! Plus, the laser pieces have pre-iron on so you just have to lay in place, press and sew! This super cute quilt kit is divided into 9 monthly projects and will begin shipping in August. The cost is as follows:

Total retail price is $399.15 plus CA sales tax, or $44.35 plus tax per month for 9 months. If paid-in-full at the start of the program, the price is discounted 10% to $359.10 plus tax (and you will receive your full All At Once kit in August). 

To reserve your kit, you must pay the first month cost of $44.35. If paying in full, your balance will be due in August at the start of the program. Otherwise, we will charge your credit card monthly for 8 more months starting in September.

If you are not familiar with the fusible techniques for piecing McKenna Ryan projects, Marilyn will be announcing some free workshops this fall to provide instruction on the basic techniques for those who have purchased the BOM. Add you name to our interest list so we can keep you up to date with the latest information.

If you are interested this exciting new BOM, please call or come by the shop to sign-up and reserve your Halloweenies BOM kit!

Existing Cotton & Chocolate McKenna Ryan club members should contact the shop for additional details.

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Have you seen the latest McCall's Quilting? Marilyn is famous!

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Look inside the magazine on page 46 and you will see our very own Marilyn Petersen and her newest design, Fanfare Baskets, featuring the new World of Romance collection by Robin Pandolph for RJR. We currently have the magazines in stock and are waiting for the fabrics to arrive (they are stuck at the port). As soon as we have the fabrics in stock, we will let you know. Kits will also be available. Ask nicely, and Marilyn might even show you the actual quilt depicted here from the magazine!

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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!