Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
COV-19 Update (4/5/20)
As you may know we are currently closed due to the COVID-19 virus. Like many of you, we are working our regular jobs remotely and are doing our part in helping to slow the spread of this pandemic. While the store is closed and classes suspended we have been serving many you with on-line ordering. We thank you for your support.
As it turns out this pandemic is coinciding with the end of our current lease. Additionally, we have been busy for the last few months trying to locate a new space for our wonderful shop. We are now very excited to announce to everyone that we have found and leased a new store location in Thousand Oaks. It's located at 380 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. For those of you familiar with the area it's located in the Vogue plaza next to the Dunn and Edwards Paint store on the south side of the boulevard adjacent to the Cho Cho San restaurant.
Our current location in the Oakbrook Plaza is now permanently closed as we prepare to move to our new store. We anticipate opening sometime in late May. Of course we will be having a wonderful Grand Opening and we look forward to all of you joining us. Stay tuned for the big announcement.
If you need something during this time and can't find it on our website, don't hesitate to reach out to us by email or use the Contact Us form on our website. We will do our best to find what you need and ship it to you at no extra cost. Most items are available at our home fabric store. Others may be more challenging as we have them tucked away in a storage locker.
We know that these are stressful times and we hope that this little bit of news will bring a smile to your face. We are thrilled to be a part of this community and look forward to serving you for many years to come.
Also, we also have received many requests about helping our healthcare providers with masks. While cotton masks are not as effective as medical grade masks, medical providers may want to combine them with other protective measures. Here are a couple of links that provide more information on making masks. Thank you all for doing your part. You can easily find more on the Internet.
100 Million Mask Challenge
DIY Face Masks from Missouri Star
Welcome to Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company! Featured in the Quilt Sampler magazine as a North American top-10 shop, we are a full-service quilt store that serves our local quilting community with fabric, books, patterns, notions, classes, and clubs. Our store maintains over 4000 bolts from all major suppliers with large selections of solids, batiks, reproductions, and novelty, as well major lines from Quilting Treasures, RJR and Westminster (Kaffe Fassett). Our pattern company, Hot Chocolate Press features a large array of English Paper Piecing patterns, a monthly “Pattern Party” series of easy-to-piece low cost patterns and other creative patterns from our staff. These are available both as retail or wholesale. Look for us at regional quilt shows, too!
January thru April Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click here
Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig YouTube Video - Click here
Class Registration Form: Click here
English Paper Piecing using the Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine
2020 Saturday Sampler YouTube Links
January Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here, Part 3 - Click Here
February Intro - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2a - Click Here, Part 2b - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here, Part 1a - Click Here, Part 1b - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
Horse Girl Netflix Movie
Did you know our store is featured in this new Netflix movie Horse Girl? It stars Allison Bree, Debby Ryan, John Reynolds, Molly Shannon, John Ortiz, and Paul Reiser. The trailer was released on YouTube and you can watch it by clicking this link here. Our store is in the first 2 seconds of the trailer! All scenes in the movie that feature the cast in a craft store were filmed at Cotton & Chocolate. Check it out!
2019 Saturday Sampler Links
January Intro - Click Here January Half Square Triangles and Bloc Loc Tool - Click Here
February Introduction - Click Here February Precision Piecing Instructions - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here March Center Block - Click Here March Hour Glass - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here April Folded Corner Clipper - Click Here
May Intro - Click Here May Center Block - Click Here
June Intro - Click Here June Friendship Stars and Checkboard Block - Click Here
July Intro - Click Here July Part 1 - Click Here July Part 2 - Click Here
August Intro - Click Here August Block - Click Here
September Intro - Click Here September Block - Click Here
October Intro - Click Here October Block - Click Here
Back Home With The Bradys
Some of may not know this, but Cotton & Chocolate is one of Maureen McCormick's favorite stores. Maureen (a.k.a. Marcia Brady) has been coming to see us for many years and is a big fan of Marilyn's English Paper Piecing techniques.
Maureen came to us last May to shoot a short video as part of the "Back Home With The Brady's" feature on HGTV. While this has been out for a while now, we wanted to make sure you all had a chance to see it. We always loving seeing Maureen come to the store and visit. Click on the picture or link below to watch Maureen in the store with Jason Pickens and our very own Marilyn!
Back Home With The Brady's
Should you be inspired by this episode, you can purchase an English Paper Piecing Starter Kit which includes a glue pen, a glue refill, a package of 1" hexagon paper templates, a spool of invisible thread, a spool of DMC nylon thread, a package of machine needles, a laminated set of instructions, and a great project bag to hold your work in process. All for just $38.25. Click here to purchase now.
Additionally, Marilyn has created some great You-tube videos showing you how to make these hexagon quilts by machine. Click here to see how to make the hexagons. Click here to see how to piece them by machine.