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
May thru August 2017 Newsletter and Class Schedule: 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.
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!

The first day of class sign-ups for this new session will be Saturday, April 22nd. On-line registration starts Sunday, April 23rd (Note: classes are currently being added to the website). Class samples are being hung in the shop this week so you can get a close up look.  Fill out your registration form ahead of time. Click here to download the class registration form.


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!