Welcome to Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Co.

News: 8/19/2014

10th Anniversary Party!

Thanks to everyone who came by to celebrate our anniversary with us. We had a great time and congratulate all of our contest entrants and winners. We've created a photo gallery so you can view the quilts and delicious chocolate desserts. The picture files are rather large so please be patient in viewing. Click here for a direct link.

Class Registration Starts Saturday August 23rd!

As usual, there are lots of new classes and few new programs. The Fall Class Schedule & Newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.

A special thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Major League Quilting on-line event. Unfortunately we did not advance. We had extremely tough competition. We encourage you to keep voting throughout the competition.


Fall Newsletter & Class Schedule
The Fall Newsletter & Class Schedule is now available.  Click here to download you copy. Be sure to read it cover to cover because it's packed full of great information. The class samples will be available for viewing starting Friday, August 15th (the first day of our big sale).  Class sign-ups start the following weekend on Saturday, August 23rd. Remember, if you sign up for a class on the first day of sign-ups, you receive a 10% discount on your class supplies.


Our President, a quilter?
Peddler's Wagon Quilt Shop in Parkville, Missouri, had a visit from President Obama last week. As he left the store, the Row by Row Experience poster caught his eye! Click the picture to watch the video. He asked about quilting classes!  By the way, have you picked up our Row By Row pattern?



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)


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!