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COVID-19 Update Per CA State Guidelines as of August 20, 2021: Masks are required at all times inside the store, regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated. As a reminder, we offer alternative shopping methods to you including on-line shopping with shipping or curbside pickup, telephone ordering (805-371-3042), or by private appointment.
Halloween Fabric and Kits on SALE! 30% off cut goods and 15% off kits
Stitch Pink Kits
We are happy to announce we now have Stitch Pink kits in stock. Not familiar with Stitch Pink? This is a program sponsored by Moda Fabrics each October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year's pattern is called Together and features Sincerely Yours fabric designed by Sherri & Chelsi from Moda. This can done on its own or as part of sew-along (starting Oct. 26th) with Sherri on YouTube. Sherri's YouTube channel is called A Quilting Life.
The quilt finishes at 64-1/2" x 75-1/2". Our kits are just $137.50 and include all fabrics for the top plus the pattern. Click here to order.
The kits currently are missing 3 fabrics which were unavailable at the time we received the other fabrics. Rather than waiting on the fabrics, we wanted to put together what we had so you can get started with the quilt-along. As soon as we receive those fabrics, we will get them to you. Additionally, the kit doesn't include the binding, but we will have several of the fabrics left over for you to choose from. What a lovely quilt and kit for you or a friend!! Time to get started!!! Our kits are limited so don’t wait.
New Sewing Center Weekend Retreat Added Marilyn & Jerry are sponsoring another Cotton & Chocolate Sewing Center Weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 29-31. The cost is just $45.00 for all 3 days. Hours are 10-5 on Friday and Saturday, and 10-4 on Sunday. Come sew with us and get some projects done! Click here to reserve your spot. Space is limited!
Dolores Wolff Memorial Service Some of you may have known Dolores both from Cotton & Chocolate, but also from earlier incarnations of our store. Dolores was a fabulous quilter and teacher. She continued to teach until very late in her life. Dolores passed away just about a year ago and Patti Adams is hosting this memorial for those that want to come and celebrate her life.
The memorial will be on Sunday, November 14th from 1pm to 3pm. The address is 517 Strauss Dr. in Newbury Park. Please bring your favorite written (8 1/2x11notebook) memory of you and Dolores. These will be made into a keepsake book for the family. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 805-498-6546.
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 805-241-3042.
Covid-19 Status At Cotton & Chocolate we are aware of the latest restrictions in Southern California. We are now open with at full capacity. We continue to sanitize our store each day. We do appreciate your business, whether in-store or on-line. If desired, we do offer private shopping time by appointment and curbside pick-ups. Please call the store if you need more information at 805-371-3042.
Our new store location (380 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks) is fantastic and we are really excited to share it with you. Click on the picture below to take a virtual tour.
What will you find inside? Lots of great new fabrics, notions, and fun new goodies just waiting for you!!! We hope you love our new home as much as we do and we really look forward to seeing you soon.
As a note, if you cannot make it during our regular store hours or would like to visit without anyone else in the store, we can make arrangements for private shopping hours based on our staff availability. Please call the shop. Our new phone number is 805-371-3042.
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