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Cotton & Chocolate Featured in Upcoming
Fall/Winter 2022 Quilt Sampler Magazine
We are very excited to announce that Cotton & Chocolate will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2022 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine as an Encore shop. Yes!! The magazine will be released in the latter part of August. If you aren't familiar with this magazine, it is published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops since 1995. We still have a few copies of the current Spring/Summer 2022 issue available right now in our store if you are interested.
Competition to be included in Quilt Sampler is high—nearly 3,000 quilt shops were eligible to apply for this year’s honor. Each featured quilt shop submits a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules, and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts, spearheaded by the American Patchwork & Quilting® staff, reviews the applications to select the featured shops.
Some of you will recall the Spring 2012 issue of Quilt Sampler where our quilt design was featured on the cover of the magazine! You can still see this quilt today hanging in our Sewing Center. The pattern is also still available should you want to purchase it.
In case you don't know our history, we (Marilyn & Jerry) took over Mary's Quilt Inn in August 2004 and are now in 18th year and our 3rd location at 380 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. We love this business and are thrilled to be a "destination" store here in Southern California! We have the best customers!
Now back to the magazine. As we did back in 2012, we have designed another stunning quilt for this new issue of the magazine. Unfortunately we are not allowed to show it until the magazine is officially released. However we will be taking pre-orders and will announce that availability soon.
To pre-order a signed copy of the magazine only right now, please click here. You can have it shipped or choose in-store pick-up. You can also pre-order it at the store. We anticipate having these available for distribution around the end of August.
For us, this is a big deal and we are extremely honored to be an encore shop featured in this upcoming issue. It brings International recognition to our store and helps keep us as a destination location. We will be celebrating the release of this magazine along with our big 18th Anniversary Sale Saturday and Sunday, August 27th and 28th!
We will have more news and some extra fun goodies to share as part of the release party and general excitement to share as we get closer to the magazine release!
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Sewing Center Available for Rent
Our Sewing Center is available for rent, either by the hour or by the day. For sewing we recommend one person per table with a current maximum of 16. For other uses we have enough chairs for up to 25. Our rates are $25 per hour if reserving by the hour, or $15 per person per day (minimum 8 people). For example, a typical 3 day weekend retreat would run $45 per person. For additional information or availability, contact our store at 805-371-3042.