Welcome To Cotton & Chocolate
Shop Update (1/3/21)
|Happy New Year - Where are the classes?
Here we are entering 2021 and this is the first time in 16 years we have not had a class schedule for January through April. Due to state restrictions on gatherings we are holding off on announcing any classes. As soon as it is possible we will once again be offering classes and clubs with our great teaching staff.
Part-time Staff Opening
We currently have an opening for a part-time position at our store. Specifically we are looking for someone who can work Fridays and possibly some Saturdays. Minimum requirements include experience in quilting. If interested, please contact the store.
Thank you all for sticking with us through 2020, definitely a year of change for us. See you in 2021!
2021 Saturday Sampler Programs (Sign-ups Close January 10th)
For those of you who have not participated in our Saturday Sampler programs, here is a brief overview of how the program 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. In past years we required that you finish you previous month's block in order to get the the next block free. However, due to COVID we are changing this year's program to essentially a block of the month program, but at a significant discount from full retail. This year there is no penalty for not completing your block and you don't have to prove to us that you made it. Simply pick-up you next block on or after the designated Saturday each month. Or, we will ship you your block for a small shipping fee. Shipping costs are computed on a per person and per block basis so we pass on only the minimum cost to you.
We know we will have to heavily restrict the number of people who can attend the in-store demonstrations, so Marilyn will be recording her demonstrations and sharing them on YouTube so you can watch them over and over to ensure you know all the techniques to successfully piece your blocks and quilt top.
Important Update: Both of these programs will start in February, not January. It was originally announced that the Halloween Figs would start in January, however due to issues with fabric delivery we must change that start date.
Two Programs to Choose From
For 2021 we are offering two different programs. The first uses the Halloween Figs pattern, but instead of the original orange and black fabrics, we will be using yellows, blues, and greens. The second program uses the Mineral Matrix in Fantasy pattern- a beautiful quilt made out of batiks. Each program fee includes the pattern, all the fabrics for the quilt top and binding as well as our monthly demonstrations and videos with how-to tips. Shipping is not included. If you require shipping, costs will be determined on a month by month basis to minimize expenses. The program can be ordered either in the store or on-line. For more information and pictures of the fabric colors, click here for the Halloween Figs or here for the Mineral Matrix program. Click a picture below to order on-line.
At Cotton & Chocolate we are aware of the latest restrictions in Southern California. We are continuing to stay open with a reduced capacity of 20 percent. This means we will be restricting the number of customers in our store at any given time to a maximum of 10, though we generally have less than 5 during most days. Classes have been suspended until state restrictions allow gatherings.
We continue to sanitize our store each day and require masks for entry. 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.
Sundays 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Mondays - CLOSED
Tuesdays-Saturdays 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig YouTube Video - Click here
Class Registration Form: Click here
English Paper Piecing using the Glue Baste Method
English Paper Piecing by Machine
2020 Saturday Sampler YouTube Links
January Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here, Part 3 - Click Here
February Intro - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here, Part 1 - Click Here, Part 2a - Click Here, Part 2b - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here, Part 1a - Click Here, Part 1b - Click Here, Part 2 - Click Here
May Intro Part 1 - Click Here, Intro Part 2 - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
June Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
July Intro Part 1 - Click Here, Block 1 Construction - Click Here, Block 2 Construction - Click Here, Fruit Pizza Recipe - Click Here
August Intro - Click Here, Block 1 Construction - Click Here
September Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
October Intro - Click Here, Block Construction - Click Here
November Intro - Click Here, November Block Construction - Click Here
December Block - Click Here
2019 Saturday Sampler Links
January Intro - Click Here January Half Square Triangles and Bloc Loc Tool - Click Here
February Introduction - Click Here February Precision Piecing Instructions - Click Here
March Intro - Click Here March Center Block - Click Here March Hour Glass - Click Here
April Intro - Click Here April Folded Corner Clipper - Click Here
May Intro - Click Here May Center Block - Click Here
June Intro - Click Here June Friendship Stars and Checkboard Block - Click Here
July Intro - Click Here July Part 1 - Click Here July Part 2 - Click Here
August Intro - Click Here August Block - Click Here
September Intro - Click Here September Block - Click Here
October Intro - Click Here October Block - Click Here