Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate

Welcome to Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company! Featured in the Spring 2012 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 Moda, 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!

Quick Links

Mystery Quilt Block 5 - Pattern Correction - Click here
May through August 2017 Newsletter and Class Schedule: Click here

Class Registration Form: Click here
Chocolate Brownie Recipe: Click here
Check out the two Cotton & Chocolate You-tube videos that describe how to make hexagons and sew them together by machine.

Starch Turned Applique Club is Looking for Members
Marilyn is feeling a bit lonely on Sunday afternoons. We know there are a lot of you out there working on starch turned applique projects like the Octopus Garden. Marilyn has been working with Pearl and has hot tips to help you through each block. Not working on Octopus Garden? No problem. Marilyn will help you with any starch-turned applique project. Sign-up today online. There are several seats available! Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade.

Awesome Ocean Quilt Kit Pre-order
This awesome quilt was designed by Elizabeth Hartman and features her new Reef Collection fabric from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  This quilt features Elizabeth's newest animal block designs including Octavian, Salty, Puffy, Angelica, Preppy the Wale, Chuckles, Mr. Manatee, Tony the Turtle, and Kelp. All blocks are sewn with simple straight and diagonal seams. No templates or paper piecing required! Look for classes in our Fall schedule to help you make this quilt.

Our kits are just $159.98, not including shipping. We are requiring a $50.00 deposit for the pre-order. Kits will be available in the fall. To guarantee your kit, be sure to make your deposit today!

Summer Class Schedule Released!

Just as nature renews each Spring, Cotton & Chocolate renews our commitment to bring you amazing new classes and projects. Be sure to read our Summer Newsletter and Class Schedule cover to cover so you don’t miss any opportunity that might inspire new growth in your quilting world. Whether it’s a simple class or something more sophisticated, don’t be afraid to do something new! It’s time to try one of our many clubs or sew-time sessions. We always welcome new members.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Newsletter and Class Schedule. If you are having trouble with this link, there is another one on our website homepage.

This session also includes some special events you don’t want to miss! Starting in June the Row By Row Experience returns (see page 3). This year the theme is “On The Go”. Also, on Friday June 16th, we are hosting the Mystery Quilt Show & Tell from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you participated. The following weekend we are off to one of our favorite quilt shows 7-Sisters in San Luis Obispo. Then, in July the 2017 the So. Cal Quilters Run gets under way (wait until you see our block!). And don’t forget our 12th Anniversary Party & Sale in August!

New Cotton & Chocolate Swag
We've been on the look-out for a while to find a great new tote bag to feature our Cotton & Chocolate logo and we finally found one we really like. This super cool zippered bag in red, black, and gray is 14"x15" with a 2" gusset. Perfect for hauling around your favorite quilting supplies, or anything else. We are really excited about this bag and are offering it for just $9.99. Click here to order on-line, or stop by the shop to pick one up.

English Paper Piecing By Machine

Check out the two Cotton & Chocolate You-tube videos that describe how to make hexagons and sew them together by machine.

In Other News

The Mystery Quilt project is nearly over but it's not too late to get started. Come into the shop to find out more!