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!

Hot Links

Mystery Quilt Block 5 - Pattern Correction - Click here
January thru April 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.
News Flash - Saturday Sampler Book Signing and Schedule Change!
We are super excited about this Saturday as the author of the book we are using for our Saturday Sampler quilt design, Shelly Pagliai, will be coming to our store for a trunk show and book signing. The trunk show and lecture will start at 9:15 AM. The book signing will follow the lecture at approximately 11 AM.

For those of you in Saturday Sampler you already know about this wonderful book, "A Simple Life, Quilts Inspired by the 50's".
If you don't this is a wonderful book that features blocks that include both piecing and applique. The cover quilt chronicles the life of Shelly's mother Hazel in the 50's from her freshman year in high school to the night before her wedding. The quilts and blocks are inspired by her mother's diary entries, and by that period of time in the early 1950's when life seemed so much simpler. If you have her book already, please bring your copy to be signed. If not, we will have a limited number for sale.

Shelly will be displaying her quilts from her trunk show and lecturing about them this Saturday morning, March 4th, starting at 9:15 AM (YES - BEFORE THE SHOP OPENS!).  All are welcome. We will be have extra chairs, but cannot guarantee a seat for everyone. 

There will be only 1 class this Saturday, starting at 8:30 sharp! Shelly will be joining us for this class. During this class Marilyn (and Shelly) will be presenting the instructions for this month's block. If you cannot make this class, you can still pick up your block anytime Saturday without penalty, providing you have completed last month's block. Be sure to bring your book to be signed by Shelly! We invite you to stay for the trunk show starting immediately after the session at 9:15 AM.

The class for this Saturday only will be shifted by 1 hour, starting at 11:00 AM and completing at 5:00 PM.

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.

Octopus' Garden Block of the Month / Full Kit

Finished Size 70" x 70"

Octopus Garden
We are really excited to offer this great Block of the Month. You are going to love this ocean-based applique quilt designed by Pearl Pereira called Octopuses Garden! This gorgeous quilt was inspired by colorful fish that inhabit our oceans. The quilt is set in a beautiful album style setting with 24" center block surrounded by twelve 12 pictorial blocks. Each block is filled with colorful sea life, coral , shell and embroidery details. Full size numbered drawing for hand applique or your favorite method.

Our BOM is made up of all batiks with as close to the original quilt fabrics as possible. We are also including the ultrasuede lite pack needed for the quilt. However, it does not include the embroidery thread (for embellishments) or the ribbon leaves, which is available on Pearl's website.

Starting at the end of January you will receive one block each month for 14 months that includes the fabric for the appliques, background and patterns for just $25.95 each, plus $2.95 shipping where applicable. Reserve you spot by purchasing the first month either online or in the shop. We will contact you to arrange for monthly payments.

We also highly recommend you purchase the Sulky Thread Pack that has all 12 Sulky threads used in the quilt. This 12 wt. thread pack includes Petite Spools # 0567, 1001, 1005, 1056, 1078, 1181, 1184, 1175, 1230, 1240, 1299, and 4019. The price is $17.99. Click here to order online.

We have two versions of the kit, both are the same except one includes the pattern and one is fabric only. The kits are available online with only a $9.50 shipping fee (US only).

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!