Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
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!

Quick Links

Row by Row Applique Correction Sheet: Click here
January through April 2019 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.
English Paper Piecing using Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine 

January-April 2019 Newsletter and Class Schedule
You can now download and read our next newsletter and class schedule. Click here. Printed copies should be in the store by this weekend, December 8th, along with the class samples on the walls. The first date of sign-ups is Saturday, December 15th, starting at 10:00 AM. We will be opening up online sign-ups later in the day with all classes available online by Sunday, December 16th. If you are interested in our Saturday Sampler Program for 2019, be sure to read the information below as we are already taking sign-ups for this program.
Saturday Sampler 2019
We've been offering an annual Saturday Sampler program now for 14 years. Those of you who have participated in the past know that we have the sign-up each year in December. Due to the popularity of this program we have had to hand out tickets to those waiting in line on class sign-up day. Some of you get in line hours before we open no matter the weather!

Well, this year it's going to be different. You do not have to wait for class sign-ups on December 15th. We are starting the sign-ups today! You can sign-up online or in the store. Your spot in the class is secured when you pay the initial program fee. (As a note, if you put your name on the interest list at the shop, you are guaranteed a spot however you do need to pay the start fee by 12/15). Before you commit, be sure you read the information below as this program requires that you come into the store each month. Please sign up either in the store or online by December 15th. If you purchase on-line, please select in-store pickup to avoid paying shipping fees.

We are also considering a way for some of you who to participate remotely though the cost of the program will be different. If interested in remote participation, instead of signing up now, please contact Jerry or Marilyn directly so we can make the arrangements.


What Is It?

Saturday Sampler 2019 is back and once again this is your one and only chance to be part of this exciting 12-month program for the year. The quilt is designed by Wing and a Prayer Design to feature the Tranquility Collection of fabric by Timeless Treasures. Every year we are challenged to find something new and different to offer (this is our 14th year!) and we have had requests to offer a project just piecing and no applique. We believe we have a quilt that not only satisfies these requests and is also a beauty! The quilt finishes at 106” square when all borders are included. The quilt will be on display at the store starting tomorrow,  Saturday, December 1st.

About the Program

The startup cost of $109.00 will include everything except the backing: the pattern, fabric for blocks, block backgrounds, star border, corners/sashing, outer border, and binding. If you consistently come to the program each month with your completed blocks (see below), you will have everything you need to complete this quilt top for just $109.00! Look online and you will see kits for this quilt going for around $225.00 to $250.00! Last year you had to purchase 3 yards of background ($37.50); 3 yards for side panels and vertical setting strips ($37.50), 1¾ yards of sashing and setting strips ($21.88); and ¾ yard for binding ($9.25) to total $106.13.  There was also an additional cost of $40.50 for the applique kit. So, this is a great deal!! 

In addition, we will be offering you the opportunity to pre-order you coordinating backing fabric from the same collection at a 15% discount. A few of the options are shown below. You can see all of choices in the store. It does take 9.75 yards for backing.  This fabric is in limited supply and you must place your order by 12/15 if you want fabric from this line.

In addition, we will be offering you the opportunity to pre-order you coordinating backing fabric from the same collection at a 15% discount. We appreciate you supporting the shop when making these purchases. Your support is what makes us able to keep offering this program!!

This Is How It Works
On the designated Saturday of each month, we open the shop before regular store hours. The block is introduced along with a short demonstration of a technique or tool that is used to make the block. If you make the block and bring it back the following month (no waiting 2 or 3 months allowed), then the fabric for the next block is free. Can’t make the block in time or make it to one of the meetings? Then, you must purchase the next block for $10.00. You must be present with block in hand at one of the class sessions to get your next block free of charge - there are no exceptions!!!! You can attend either the 8:15 am or 9:10 am session.

BE SURE TO ALWAYS MAKE NOTE OF THE CLASS DATES IN THE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE IN PRINT OR ON-LINE. THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

Confident Beginner ~ One-time program fee of $109.00 due upon sign-up. This program starts in January and runs through December 2019. Please note the new session start times below.

Sat Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6  8:15-9:05 OR 9:10-10:00  

Not always the 1st Saturday-(the balance of the dates will be announced in the upcoming newsletters.)




 




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.