|Quilt Sample Sale & Storewide Sale Sat-Sun Nov 20-21
Once again we are are having our annual Quilt Sample Sale where you and your friends can actually purchase quilts! We will have lots of quilts at amazing prices, often near the cost of the materials or even less! Don't miss this amazing opportunity. Tell your friends! Saturday from 12-5 pm and Sunday from 12-4 pm.
In addition to the quilt sale, we will be offering a store-wide 15% discount on all fabric. This includes fabric cut from bolts (1/4 yd. min.), and cuts goods including fabric packs, towers, layer cakes and jelly rolls! Online shoppers use code Fab15.
But that's not all, we are also reducing all Fall and Holiday fabrics by 25%. Fall and Holiday kits are also reduced by 10%.
We also have a great selection of gifts. Check out this video where Marilyn highlights many of the items we have available for you right now.
2022 Saturday Sampler - Plum Fusion
Welcome to the 2022 Saturday Sampler Program! We would love for you to join us to make this beautiful quilt. This beauty finishes at 108” square. You can optionally change the design by stopping at the center and skipping the four setting corners, however the price below remains the same and you will receive all fabrics. The dates for the next four months are Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2 with dates for the future listed in the upcoming newsletters. Click on the picture above or here to watch a short video about this program amd see this quilt and the vibrant colors that really look better in person (yes, the quilt is hanging at the shop!).
About the Quilt:
The one time program fee includes the cost of the pattern, the 18.5 yards fabric for the top and binding. It does NOT include the 10 yards required for the backing. We will taking orders for the backing fabric soon and will require a $25.00 deposit to reserve your backing with the balance due when it is received. The backing price includes a 15% discount on the fabric.
You can attend either the 10:00 am or 11:00 am session, your choice. We will have up to 100 people enrolled in this program and limited seating. Arriving a little early (we will open the shop at 9:45) will help get you a seat.
This Is How It Works:
We have two options with two different prices. Option 1 (in-person) cost is $166.00. Option 2 (flexi) cost is $186.00. See below for more information on each option. Additionally, we are offering an optional “Oops Kit” which will include a fat-quarter of each of the 12 fabrics (3 yards total) for just $34.80. These prices are deeply discounted from full retail. Click here to order the In-Person Option. Click here to order the Flexi Option. Click here to order the Oops Kit. You can also enter "2022" in the search window on our website to make your selections, or call or come into the shop where we have the quilt hanging for you to see.
Option 1 (In-Person): On the designated Saturday each month, we will open the shop before regular store hours. The block with be introduced along with a short demonstration of a technique or a tool that is used to make the block. Note: The “Folded Corner Clipper” Ruler, Tucker Trimer 1 and the “Wing Clipper Ruler” will be used throughout the year and are highly recommended. You will take your kit home and make the block. You MUST bring it back the following month, completed. If you so do, the fabric for the following month's block will be provided to you free of charge. You are also invited to participate in the "Show &Tell" at the start of each session. Any quilts are welcome! Also, typically prior to the class we will post a YouTube video that will demonstrate that month’s technique to serve as a reference tool during the month. This has proven to be very helpful.
Can't make it to the meeting or didn't make the block? You must pay $10.00, regardless of the reason, to receive your next month's block. You cannot send a friend in your place. If you miss a meeting, the block fabric will be available from that Saturday forward, not any earlier.
There is one more condition, you must show up on time and stay for the entire session. We will give you one coupon good for one free "no whining pass". You can use this one time during the year if you miss a session or do not make your block.
So, in summary, the system is easy - bring back you block to the next session in person and you get the next kit. No show or no block = $10.00 for the next kit (or use your one free pass).
Option 2 (Flexi): There is no requirement for you to attend the Saturday sessions. You simply pick-up your block anytime after we release them on the designated Saturday each month. Alternative, we will mail you each block plus cost of the postage. You are still welcome to attend the Saturday demonstrations but will not be subject to any penalties if you have not completed your block prior to attending. You will always have the YouTube videos available for reference.
If interested, please sign up soon as space is limited and we will be closing the program to new sign-ups December 5th.
Holiday Wish List
This year, make shopping easy on you and your gift-givers. All you need to do is fill out our wish list, drop it off at the store, and let us help your shoppers find exactly what you want.
You can complete your wish list at our store, or click here to download your own copy. Bring it to the store or email it to email@example.com and we'll keep it safe in our Special Wishes notebook for easy reference by your gift-givers. Don't for get to let your gift-givers know we have the list at the store!
2022 Road To California Quilt Show
|One of the largest quilt shows in the country is coming next January. The Road To California Quilt Show is January 19th-22nd, 2022. If you have ever been to this show you know it is huge and there can be long lines to get tickets just to enter the show! Well, we have tickets for you to purchase ahead of time. These tickets (in the form of a wristband) are good for all four days and cost only $19.00. You can purchase your ticket from us for the same price as the show and save time when you go. Please note we only accept cash or check for payment. We have plenty of tickets and they will be available thru Friday, January 21st, 2022. For more information on this show, click this link.
We want to make sure you are also aware of their current COVID-19 policy that requires all attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours. This policy may change between now and the quilt show. Click here to get their latest information.
Basic Show Information
Show Dates: January 19-22, 2022
Hosted by: Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
Covid Policy: Proof of vaccination or a Negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Click here for the latest information.
Wednesday January 19th through Saturday January 22nd.
Wednesday - Friday - 9:00AM-5:30PM
Saturday - 9:00AM-4:30PM
Ride The C&C Bus To The Show
Many of you have already been asking out a bus trip to the show. We have done this for the last several years and we are pleased to announce that we have reserved a coach again this year. As an added bonus, Marilyn & I will be the bus chaperones! The date is Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. We will be leaving C&C at 8:30 AM and returning around 7:00 PM. The cost of the trip is just $49.95 and includes round-trip fare (we won't leave you there), show entrance fee, and a generous tip for our bus driver. You do not have to buy a separate ticket to the show. We have 53 seats available on the bus and they can be purchased starting today, either online or at the shop. Please note that all riders are required to sign a liability waiver, or you will not be allowed on the bus.
Click here to make your online purchase/reservation.
Community Christmas Shoppe
We have been supporting this great event for several years. The community Christmas Shoppe is sponsored by ACTION and local churches working together to provide an opportunity for families in need to select Christmas gifts for their children and to share the love of Christ.
How can you participate in blessing the community?
- Donate NEW, unwrapped toys by December 5th. Drop-off boxes located in church lobbies, local businesses including Cotton & Chocolate, and the ACTION office
- Volunteer: personal shopper, hospitality, prayer, gift wrap, childcare, guest check-in. Sign up at www.ACTIONVC.org
Gift suggestions are listed below (Think Teens who seem to have the least selections). Thank you for caring and supporting!!
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 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.