NEWSLETTER and Class Schedule Quilt Sampler

NEWSLETTER
and Class Schedule
Owners: Marilyn & Jerry Petersen
www.cottonandchocolate.com
January - April, 2012
Cotton & Chocolate Proudly Announces Our Shop Is One Of The Featured Shops
in the May 2012 Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine
Need a Sewing Machine
or Repair?
big part of each issue is a custom quilt design from each of the quilt shops. We
big part of each issue is a custom quilt design from each of the quilt shops. W
We are partnering with Baron’s Fabrics in
Woodland Hills who is providing us with two new
high-end Bernina sewing machines for use in our
classroom.
In addition, you can drop off your machine by
Tuesday am (repair slips are on hand) and their
staff will come by and pick up your machine,
Quilt Sampler May 2012
A big part of each issue is a custom quilt design
from each of the featured quilt shops. Marilyn
has designed a stunning quilt called “Candied
Stars” that we feel really represents our shop.
While the pattern will be in the magazine, we
will be offering quilt kits to you can make one
just like Marilyn’s.
Welcome to Cotton & Chocolate 2012!
We can now officially announce a big secret that we have held for
several months. This last year we applied and were selected as one
of the top shops in North America and will be included in the May
2012 Better Homes & Garden’s Quilt Sampler magazine.
We couldn’t be more excited and expect this year to be one of the
biggest in our history. And we must thank you, our customers for
helping make our shop such a great place to be.
This session we are offering 3 monthly programs for the year. Join
one or join them all. The first one is a wonderful Saturday Sampler
program. Our “Celebrate America” patriotic-themed quilt will be fun
and inspiring. Remember, you will only have one chance to sign-up
~ December 10th (see page 4) as this one sells out every year.
Our next new program is called “Building Blocks”. This program is
designed by Sharyn Craig and features twelve great blocks and can
be set in several terrific formats. We will have 4 color-ways to
choose from (get one or get them all) for a very reasonable monthly
fee. Pam Burdick will be leading the monthly program that will also
be offered early Saturday mornings. Can’t make it? You can pick
up the pattern and block kits anytime during the month (page 3).
Our third new monthly program is….get ready….for..”Strip Club” (put
that one on your calendar and see what kind of questions you get).
Linda Pederson is raring to go with this great new monthly program
(Wednesday days or Monday evenings) once per month. We will
introduce a pack of 2 1/2” strips and a selected pattern and let the
fun begin! Come get excited about stripping with these easy-to-use
kits (see page 3).
We are also excited to premier our new web site at the start of the
year. Look for our announcement and be sure to “Like” us if you are
a member of Facebook to keep up on all of the latest news.
Happy Quilting!
~ Marilyn & Jerry
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company
CLASS REGISTRATION STARTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
10AM — 5PM Class supplies 10% off 12/10/11 only.
Telephone registrations processed after walk-in registrations. Registration form on-line or in the shop.
CLASS SCHEDULE
All class samples are available for viewing at the shop - please stop by. Some classes fill early and a waiting list is then
taken for the filled classes. You will be contacted if there is an opening on a first come - first served basis.
How To Register
You can enroll by either stopping by the shop or calling and providing a credit card number for billing. Once registered,
you will receive a supply list for the class.
General Class Information
All classes assume that you have basic rotary cutting and piecing skills (even when the class level states “Easy”)
If you do not have these basic skills, please join us for one of our “Learn to Quilt” classes.
1. Most classes require that you bring your sewing machine. Be sure that it is in good working order.
2. Most classes require basic rotary cutting and sewing experience.
3. Most classes require basic sewing supplies (thread, scissors, rotary mat and cutter, seam ripper, etc.) See
specific course supply lists for additional supplies needed.
4. Most classes teach the assembly of a quilt top. Layering, basting and quilting are taught in separate classes.
5. We are unable to accommodate children, guests, family members or pets in class.
6. The entire class fee is required to reserve your space in the class.
7. Please respect your classmates and turn your cell phone to vibrate during class. If you must make or take a call,
please do so away from the classroom area.
8. “Easy” means that you have rotary cut and machine-pieced a quilt within the past 6-months. Please select your
classes accordingly.
9. No children under the age of 18 allowed in any class unless otherwise designated as such.
Cancellation Policy
1. If you are unable to attend your class and provide 7 days advance notice, you may transfer to another class or
receive a store credit or a refund. If you cancel with less than 7 days notice, please find a friend to take your
place, as the class fees are non-transferable nor refundable.
2. All classes have a minimum enrollment number. If it is not met and the class is cancelled, you may transfer,
receive store credit or receive a refund of your class fee.
“Thimbles ‘n Threads” - The Appliqué Society
“Thimbles ‘n Threads”, the Conejo Valley Chapter of
The Appliqué Society (TAS) continues in 2012. We meet
once a month here at the shop. TAS is a non-profit
organization devoted entirely to the love of appliqué!
The Appliqué Society's mission is To Promote, to
Teach, and to Encourage the Love of All Types of
Appliqué in Quilting. We work to educate and promote
public interest in the world of appliqué, as well as
encourage and inspire creativity. For more information
about TAS, go to theappliquesociety.org and read all
about it.
The membership form can be downloaded and is also
available at the shop. If you have any questions, call
Jessica La Mar at 499-6784 or Peggie Eichhorn at 3794630 in the evenings.
THIS IS NOT A CLASS, no sewing machines please.
Please come and share your love of appliqué with us.
Sun Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 29
1:00-4:00
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No Fee
NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW
Camp UFO
HOST - MARIE GASE
All shop customers are invited to come to Camp! If you have
been dreaming of uninterrupted sewing time while chatting
with old and new friends, then this is the class for you.
Work on you favorite UFO projects or start something new. A
potluck on Friday night will be great fun. Join us for a
weekend of sewing and friendship.
Fri
Sat
Sun
Jan 13
Jan 14
Jan 15
6:00 - 9:00
10:00 - 4:00
12:00 - 4:00
$40.00
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New
NEW PROGRAMS
!
“BUILDING BLOCKS” - Block of the Month Program
Teacher ~ Pam Burdick
Join us one Saturday per month for this special new program. Designed by Sharyn Craig, Building Blocks is an easy way to
make a beautiful quilt out of 12 blocks. You can create your own block or make the block just like ours! It is your choice to be
creative - we give you the tools to color your own block and create your own block design.
How does this program work?
Each month we will be packaging a new pattern and four colorways to choose from. You can pick up one colorway or make
blocks in all four! Join the scheduled class where you will receive your pattern, see design options, receive instructions, and
enjoy some fun “show & tell”.
What You Get~
The cost is just $10.00 per month and includes the pattern, design chart and one colorway pack (3 fat 8ths). Additional
colorway packs will be available for just $4.75 each.
The colorways will be: Black & White, Civil War, Batik, and a Neutral Benartex fabrics option. Not included in the monthly fee
are the background fabric (~2 yd), the setting pattern, additional colorway packs, or the optional rulers and templates. You
must pre-register for each monthly kit to be sure that we have one reserved for you. We will also have extras on hand.
Can’t Make It To Class?
All monthly kits and extra colorway packs will be available after each monthly meeting. We will have the blocks on display for
you to make your choice.
Want more information? Come to our informational event on Saturday, January 7th at either 10:15 am or 2 pm.
Sat
Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 24, Apr 21
8:30-9:15 OR 9:15-10:00
“STRIP CLUB”
TEACHER ~ LINDA PEDERSON
Join in on the “Strip Club” fun. We will be using patterns from Cozy Quilt Designs and their “Strip Tube Ruler”.
Fast and fabulous quilts are the key to this program using pre-cut 2 1/2” strips.
How Does This Club Work?
Each month we pick a different fabric theme and cut 2 1/2” strips into bundles. Then we introduce a new pattern
to use those strips. Don’t like our color choice? You can pick up one of our other fabric bundles or use some from your own
stash. You may also have to add some fabric for setting pieces and backgrounds.
Why Join The Club?
You get great tips for success with each of the patterns, some great “show & tell”, and a 20% discount on your fabric, pattern
and related supplies! Come by early in the month to get a sneak peak at the upcoming fabric choices!
Want more information? Come to our informational event on Saturday, January 7th at either 10:15 am or 2 pm.
Mon
Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 12, Apr 9
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Wed
Jan 11, Feb 15, Mar 14, Apr 11
10:15-1:15
$20.00
LEARN TO DESIGN YOUR OWN QUILTS
EQ7/EQ6 - Quilt Design - Beginner
TEACHER ~ JERRY PETERSEN
Try before you buy. Install a temporary license on your computer and learn the basics of this powerful
design program before you purchase. In this hands on class you will learn how to use the program tools
to create your own quilt designs using EQ’s extensive libraries of blocks and fabrics. Computer required shop has two that can be reserved. Software Required (Contact shop to get temporary license)
Dates and Times To Be Announced (Add your name to our interest list so we can contact you)
$45.00
Buy EQ from us and save $15 on your beginning EQ class.
EQ7/EQ6 - Block Design - Intermediate
TEACHER ~ JERRY PETERSEN
Learn how to design your own quilt blocks using EQ’s two drawing tools, PatchDraw and EasyDraw. You will learn how to
draw both pieced and appliqué blocks as well as modify existing blocks. Add your new block designs to EQ’s library. Bring
your own computer for in-class practice. Basic EQ6 or EQ7 knowledge required.
Software Required (Contact shop to get temporary license)
Wed
Mar 21
6-9
$20.00
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SPECIAL PROGRAMS
MYSTERY QUILT
SHOW & TELL
Friday, February 10th
5:30-7:00 pm
Many of you participated in our last 6Month Mystery Quilt Series,
“In Hot Pursuit”
Please join us for this Show & Tell to let
us see what you have made. Not
finished? that’s okay! You can even
come and share your fabric selections.
Bring any earlier mystery quilt, as well.
This is such a fun event and it is so
amazing to see the same quilt made
with different fabrics.
Refreshments provided.
Please RSVP to the shop.
”See What’s New” Info & Demo Day
Saturday, January 7
10:15 ~ “Building Blocks” Information Session
11:15 ~ “Strip Club” Information Session
12:15 ~ “Twister” Ruler Demonstration - “Let’s Do The Twist!”
1:15 ~ “Easy Pineapple Block” Demonstration
2:15 ~ “Easy Attic Windows” Demonstration
3:15 ~ “Building Blocks” Information Session
4:15 ~ “Strip Club” Information Session
GIRLS NITE OUT!!!
TEACHER - CAROLE FRYE
Make Friday night yours!
Please join Carole for an evening at the quilt shop. Bring a project and let’s
sew, chat and eat! Pizza will be provided. Sign up ahead of time to reserve a
spot. See you there! All Levels
Fri
Jan 20
5:30-10 pm
$25
Fri
Feb 17
5:30-10 pm
$25
Fri
Mar 16
5:30-10 pm
$25
Fri
Apr 20
5:30-10 pm
$25
SATURDAY SAMPLER PROGRAM 2012 ~ “Celebrate America”
HOSTS ~ MARILYN & JERRY PETERSEN
What Is It? Saturday Sampler 2012 is here and this is your one and only chance to be part of this fun 12-month program
for the year. You can make the 12 blocks for only $7.00 (plus the cost of the pattern).
About the Quilt: We celebrate America with this quilt designed by our own Penni Albarran. This patriotic-themed quilt will
feature blocks designed around our American heritage. We start with Martin Luther King and end with the Boston Tea
Party, with lots of great blocks in between. Marilyn & Jerry are writing the patterns and featuring a yummy recipe each
month. We will also be highlighting piecing tips and techniques along the way.
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 $7.00 You
must be present with block in hand at the one of the class sessions to get your next block free of charge - there are no
exceptions!!!! You can attend either the 8:30 am or 9:15 am session.
We have limited the class to 100 people, so we will be handing out “priority” tickets (limit 2 per person) starting at 8:30 am
on sign-up day, December 10 (first come, first served) which will guarantee your spot (if purchased on December 10th
only). This means that you can get your priority ticket and come back later in the day, if desired, to sign-up for this program
as well as other classes. You will be allowed to sign-up a maximum of one friend (you must have 2 priority tickets in hand).
Mail registration and phone orders will be processed at the end of sign-up day, if spaces are still available.
By December, you will have received all twelve blocks and the setting instructions. You will have to purchase the setting
kits or other fabric to fully finish the quilt and border. All members will receive a discount on these fabrics.
Confident Beginner ~ $7.00 plus one time pattern fee of $25.00 ~ total of $32.00 due on sign-up day.
This program starts in January and runs through December 2012.
Note: The quilt blocks will be available for view in the shop or on line as of December 5th. The entire quilt setting will be
unveiled at the time of the first class.
Sat Jan 7, Feb 11, Mar 3, Apr 7
8:30-9:15 OR 9:15-10:00
$32.00
(the balance of the dates will be announced in the upcoming newsletters)
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CLUBS! CLUBS! CLUBS!
Unless otherwise noted, our clubs are a time for discussion, demonstrations and sharing.
There is no sewing during the club sessions.
COMMON THREADS QUILT CLUB
TEACHER ~ MARIE GASE
The Pony Express has arrived! We will work on this scrappy
quilt throughout the year using the Square in a Square ruler.
You can create this beautiful quilt using your own fabrics or
purchase a kit. Each month we will discuss how to use the
ruler to create a block. At year end you will have a wonderful
quilt and made some fun friends - join us!
Intermediate (Beginning Square in a Square Table Runner
suggested) ~ 2 Books & Ruler Required
Thurs Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 1, Apr 5
6:00-9:00
$30.00
MODERN QUILTING CLUB
TEACHER ~ VICKI TYMCZYSZYN
Rather than just be a min-group, we’ve decided to expand
the scope of the Modern Quilters around Thousand Oaks.
Vicki will provide ideas and inspiration for projects that can
be made ‘the Modern Way’. Please join us to sew, share
and create new quilts!
Tue
Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3
6:00-9:00 $30.00
Wed
Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 7, Apr 4
10:15-1:15 $30.00
“LITTLE WOMEN” CLUB
TEACHERS ~ MARGIE FISHER & FRAN ARNOLD
Make a sampler quilt of 12” blocks, two blocks each month
for the next two quarters. We choose the blocks - you
choose the fabrics and colors. Fat quarters will do the job.
Be sure to bring something to SHOW & TELL, always a
highlight of the class. New members are always welcome!
All levels - Book Required
Tues Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 13, Apr 10 10:15-1:15 $30.00
Thurs Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8, Apr 12
6:00-9:00 $30.00
MCKENNA RYAN PROJECT CLUB
Enjoy the beauty of McKenna Ryan patterns
while learning how to create a stunning quilt.
Work on your own McKenna project or
purchase one of our kits. We cover all of the
steps so that you can do this from start to
finish! We have many kits available.
Beginner/Intermediate ~ Teacher: Pam Burdick
Tues Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17
6:00-9:00
$25.00
Advanced ~ Teacher: Marilyn Petersen (must pre-register
with Marilyn)
Tues Jan 31, Feb 28, Mar 27, Apr 24
6:00-9:00
$25.00
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MODA & MORE CLUB
TEACHER ~ MARY MEALIFFE
This is your chance to preview and review all of the new
fabric lines from Moda and some other fabric companies as
well before they arrive at Cotton & Chocolate. You'll also be
the first to see new books, patterns & notions as they
arrive. We do demos on quilting techniques and share
ideas to make our projects easier. Our meetings are fun
and informative and we're always ready to welcome new
members. All levels
Tues Jan 17, Feb 14, Mar 13, April 10,
6:00-9:00
Thurs Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, April 12,
10:15-1:15
Thurs Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, April 12,
6:00-9:00
$30.00
MODA & MORE “EARLY SPRING” CAMP
CAMP COUNSELOR ~ MARY MEALIFFE
Okay Moda girls....dig out those old kits that you've been
meaning to start or those Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls that
you don't know what to do with and we'll do some heavy
duty sewing. With the support of your sewing buddies, I'll
bet you can finish a top. Also, bring a fabulous recipe that
you are willing to share and we'll have a recipe swap. This
will be a weekend of fantastic food & fun and some sewing
too! Camp open to registered Moda & More members
only.
Fri, Mar 9: 5:30-9; and Sat, Mar 10:10 - 5 and
Sun, Mar 11: 11 - 4
$35.00
“WOOLY” WOMEN CLUB!!!
TEACHER ~ SUE MCGINN
Whether you are new to working with felted-wool or have
lots of experience, this club welcomes you. Should you
need help with a new wool appliqué project, guidance on a
work in progress, or just inspiration for a new project, you
will find it with our club. Join this fun group of women who
enjoy getting together to sew, socialize, and create with
wool. Beginner ~ Bring your own project
Wed
Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar14, Apr 18 6:00-9:00 $30.00
GIRL GANG & BEYOND
A.K.A. ~ GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN!
GANG LEADER ~ JESSICA LA MAR
A little “Jan Patek”, a little “Buggy Barn”, a little “Heart to
Heart”. If this unstructured and fun recipe sounds good,
then this group is for you. Pick a project, bring your
machine (or not) and enthusiasm (this is a must) then step
up for opinions and help all rolled in with tips and
techniques. We have project options - pick one of ours or
one of your own. You decide, and we will help you on your
way. Confident Beginner
Tues Jan 10, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3
6:00-9:00 $30.00
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LEARN TO QUILT!!!
Beginning Quilting
We are featuring two instructors to help get you on your way. Take the “plunge” and learn to quilt using fast cutting and
machine piecing techniques. Learn basic cutting and piecing skills, along with how to add a border. This class will cover
how to make the top only. Finish the quilt in the “Put It Together” class. We offer a 10% discount on the rotary cutting mat,
rotary cutter, ruler, thread and needles for all enrolled in these classes.
Put It Together
Learn how to finish your first quilt. This class will cover the process of layering and basting, quilting, adding binding, attaching
a label and a sleeve for hanging.
“Day Classes” ~ TEACHER ~ FRAN ARNOLD
Beginning Quilting
Book Required
Tue
Jan 17, 24 Feb 14
10:15-1:15
$54.00
Tue
Feb 28 Mar 6, 20
10:15-1:15
$54.00
Tue
Apr 3, 17, 24
10:15-1:15
$54.00
“Evening Classes” ~ TEACHER ~ CAROLE FRYE
Beginning Quilting
Book Required
Wed
Jan 25, Feb 1, 8
6:00-9:00
$54.00
Wed
Mar 7, 14, 28
6:00-9:00
$54.00
Sun
Apr 1, 15, 22
12:30-3:30
$54.00
Put It Together
Book Required
Tues Feb 21
Tues Mar 27
10:15-1:15
10:15-1:15
$25.00
$25.00
Put It Together
Please see the “Finish It & Machine Quilting Class”
on Page 7.
BEGINNING SKILLS WORKSHOPS
TEACHER ~ DEBRA HAIGH
Hand Appliqué - Beginning Skills Workshop
Take this one session class to learn the skills to enable you to make that beautiful appliqué project you have hesitated to try.
Different methods will be demonstrated and a prepared working sample will be provided for you to work on in class and to
continue practicing on your own. $8 fee for working sample due to instructor at time of class.
Tues Jan 10
6:00-9:00
$28.00
Machine Appliqué - Beginning Skills Workshop
This one session class will instruct you in a variety of techniques to encourage you to try that appliqué project you really want
to do! We will focus on a fused, then stitched technique. A prepared working sample will be provided for you in class. Come
ready to surprise yourself with beautiful results. $8 fee for working sample due to instructor at time of class.
Wed
Jan 11
6:00-9:00
$28.00
TEACHER ~ DIANE JOHNSON
Beginning Hand Appliqué
I will take away the apprehension of the “A-word”. Enjoy the journey of creating beautiful quilts by adding appliqué. You will
practice with gentle shapes and increase you comfort level by learning needle-turn appliqué. It is a great timesaver because
you eliminate much of the prep time. Easy
Sat
Mar 31
1:30-4:30
$20.00
KIDS SEWING CLUB
TEACHER ~ JAKE FINCH
Long before she started teaching adults at the sewing machine, Jake spent several years teaching children and teens how to
sew and make quilts. If you have a future quilter of your own, age 8 and up, who has shown even the slightest interest in needle
and fabric, have them join Jake for our “Kids Sewing Club”. Students will need a sewing machine and will learn to first make a
simple patchwork quilt. From there, as their skills build, we’ll offer other projects.
We’re concentrating on the machine at first, but handwork will be offered in the future or for those more advanced sewers. Pay
for each session and signing up is required beforehand, but more sessions can be added space allowing. For more information,
contact Jake directly at (805) 584-1369 (before 9 p.m.) or by email at [email protected] Hint: email is often easier.
Tuesday Afternoons Jan 10, 24, Feb 14, 28, Mar 13, 27 Apr 10, 24
3:30-5:30
$10/class
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TEACHER ~ PATTI ADAMS
Forever Yours Sweetheart Quilt
Join us for this quick and easy quilt top made of two blocks,
rail fence and orange peel. This is a wonderful way to
celebrate Valentine’s for someone special.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Provided in Class
Sun
Jan 8, Feb 12
12:30-3:30
$36.00
Easy BIAS Quilt Binding ~ Make & Take
Join us for a delightful time watching a demo of how to make
a bias binding. Then put together your own sample to have
on hand for a quick reference guide.
Confident Beginner
Sun
Feb 5
12:30-3:30
$20.00
TEACHER ~ PENNI ALBARRAN
Penni’s Stars and Stripes Forever
There are a limited amount of kits left to make
this original patriotic design. Simple components
fit together easily to make this a fun quilt to
make! Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Mar 24, 31, Apr 21
1:15-4:15
$54.00
Strips and Stars (a Penni original)
Learn the easy Strip Tube method to surround these big
stars. You can use your favorite 2 ½” Jelly Roll, Bali Pop, or
other product, OR your own collection of 2 ½” strips.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Provided in Class
Mon
Feb 27 Mar 5, 19
6:00-9:00
$54.00
Sat
Feb 18, 25, Mar 3
1:15-4:15
$54.00
Barbara’s Antique
This quilt goes together so fast! Pairs of fat quarters make
positive and negative blocks. Come make this great quilt.
This pattern includes directions for quilt sizes crib to king!
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Mon
Jan 23, 30
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Sat
Jan 21, 28
1:15-4:15
$36.00
TEACHER ~ FRAN ARNOLD
Got Milk?
Who needs a baby quilt? Make this one in no time at all.
Quick, easy and it uses fat quarters. Add some scraps from
your stash to this whimsical design.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Provided in Class
Sat
Feb 18, 25
10:15-1:15
$36.00
TEACHER ~ PAMELA BURDICK
Hawaiian Appliqué I
Experience the joy of needle-turn quilting using two pieces
of fabric that create a flowing, beautiful design. We’ll
explore the basics of traditional Hawaiian design, stitches,
needle-turn technique, and various fabric options. Beginner
~ Book required
Mon
Feb 6
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Thur
Apr 19
6:00-9:00
$20.00
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Hawaiian Appliqué II
Experience the joy of needle-turn quilting and
explore a more complex level of quilt design
and quilting techniques. If you have a
completed block from Hawaiian Appliqué I, we
will explore hand-quilting techniques to complete your block.
Confident Beginner ~ Book required
Mon
Jan 16
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Thur
Mar 1
6:00-9:00
$20.00
TEACHER ~ MARGIE FISHER
Pineapple Log Cabin
Learn how to make this classic block with no templates, no
paper foundations, and no special rulers. Inspired by a Civil
War-era quilt in the Smithsonian collection, Choose you own
two-color family. Intermediate - Pattern Required
Sat
Mar 24, Apr 7, 28
1:30-4:40
$54.00
TEACHER ~ CAROLE FRYE
Machine Quilting - Finish It
Learn about straight line and free motion quilting while
practicing on a wall hanging. We will cover thread, needles,
easy marking techniques, batting and more. Learn how to
layer and pin your quilt. Soon you will quilting away and
finishing your own tops!
Beginner ~ Book Required
Wed
Feb 22, 29
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Wed
Apr 4, 11
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Free Motion Quilting ~ Beyond Stippling
Would you like to have more hands on time to learn some new
quilting designs besides stippling? If so, this is the class for
you. Prerequisite: Machine Quilting or similar skill set please.
Book Required
Sat
Mar 24
10:15-1:15
$20.00
Color for Quilters
Build your confidence when selecting fabrics for your own
quilt. Color, texture and value are explained from a textile
viewpoint, not paint! You will learn the secrets to making a
successful scrap quilt and develop your color sense while
working on the class project. Make sure you check out the
shop sample!
All levels ~ Book Required
Sat
Apr 28
1:00-5:00
$24.00
TEACHER ~ MARIE GASE
Beginning Square In A Square Table Runner
Jody Barrow’s trunk show at Cotton & Chocolate last July
showed what terrific projects can be made using the Square in
a Square system. In this class you will make this delightful
table runner using the Square in a Square ruler. Students will
learn the basics of this fun system while making Options 9 and
10. Confident Beginner ~ Book & Ruler Required
Wed
Jan 11
6:00-9:30
$20.00
Wed
Mar 7
6:00-9:30
$20.00
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TEACHER ~ MARIE GASE (cont’d)
Introduction to Stitchery
Here is your chance to learn three basic embroidery stitches
while completing a cute piece that can be used as a small
iPod/phone holder or wall hanging. We will be discussing
thread, needles and tracing patterns while learning the
backstitch, lazy daisy and French knot stitches.
Beginner ~ Pattern Provided in Class
Wed
Feb 1
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Beginning Punchneedle
Learn the basic techniques used for punchneedle embroidery
while creating this cute heart and flower piece. This form of
needle work uses a special needle and only one stitch to
create textured pieces that look like tiny hooked rugs. You can
frame your punchneedle pieces for all to admire but also
embellish crazy quilts, appliqué them onto clothing, wear them
as jewelry (pins or pendants), embellish the fronts of albums
or journals, etc. Contemporary or primitive, you can create
gorgeous pieces.
Beginner ~ Pattern & Punch Needle Required
Wed
Feb 22
6:00-9:00
$20.00
TEACHER ~ ANDREA GILLINGHAM
French Roses
This quilt features raw edge appliqué with flowers
that go together with ease. Make this beautiful
quilt out of your favorite fabrics.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Thurs Feb 2, 23
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Scallop Border Workshop
Looking for the perfect finish for your quilt? It is simple to add
a scalloped border using this technique. An easy class!
Easy
Wed
Jan 18
6:00-9:00
$20.00
TEACHERS ~ ANDREA GILLINGHAM & DEBRA HAIGH
Chocolate Is the Answer - ”A Chocolate Feast”
No matter what the question this charming sampler style quilt
will entice you like a box of delectable chocolates. Andrea
and Debra will take you on a “cotton and chocolate” journey
through pieced baskets, stars and four patch chains, appliqué
chocolate pot, cocoa cup and red velvet cake. Not to mention
a toppling tower of cupcakes! Come with your sweetest
fabrics and indulge!
Intermediate to Advanced ~ Pattern Required
Tues Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 27, Apr 24 6:00-9:00 $54.00
Wed Jan 25, Feb 29, Mar 28, Apr 25 6:00-9:00 $54.00
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TEACHER ~ SAM HUNTER
Jelly Jar Fabric Dyeing - Gradations
In this fun class, you will dye 4 sets of half yard
fabrics in a 6-step gradation - 24 half-yard pieces
of fabric in all - using dye supplied by the
instructor and jelly jars/containers brought from
home. You will also take home a detailed handout of
instructions for repeating what you learned. There is a $25
materials fee paid to the instructor. Shop will have PFD
fabric and related supplies available.
Beginner
Sun
Apr 15
12:30-3:30
$20.00
Jelly Jar Fabric Dyeing - Color Wheel
In this fun class, you will dye 24 half-yard pieces of fabric in
a 24 step rainbow using dye supplied by the instructor and
jelly jars/containers brought from home. You will take home
jars filled with fabric to be washed at home. You will also
take home a detailed handout of instructions for repeating
what you learned on your own. There is a $25 materials fee
paid directly to the instructor.
Shop will have PFD fabric and related supplies available.
Beginner
Sun
Mar 25
12:30-3:30
$20.00
Sun
Apr 29
12:30-3:30
$20.00
Easy Money
This quilt is a modern play on the traditional stacked coins
quilt. Using 2½” strips and some cleverly planned
improvisational piecing, this queen sized treat comes
together quickly with no wasted parts.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sun
Feb 19
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Jelly Roll Race
Come race to sew a lap sized quilt top! Based on the
internet sensation Jelly Roll Race, you will turn a 40 strip
jelly roll into a quilt lickety-split! Prizes will be award for the
speediest sewers! Registration includes 10% discount on
your jelly roll from Cotton & Chocolate. Good Luck!
Confident Beginner
Sun
Mar 4
12:30-2:30
$12.00
Modern Block Tumble
Traditional Tumbling Blocks meet modern fabric in this quick
top made of big scale prints and big scale pieces. Best of all,
there is no Y seam construction, only straight seams!
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Thurs Mar 8, 22
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Let’s Start Quilting ~ Modern Style
This is a 3 session beginners’ class with a modern
sensibility. If you’re interested in learning to quilt and like the
new modern styles, this is the class for you!
Beginner ~ Book Required
Wed
Jan 25, Feb 15, 29
6:00-9:00
$54.00
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company
Perfect 10
In this fun one-day class, you will complete a large lap sized
quilt top (approx 51 x 68”). Made from Swirly Girls “Perfect
Ten” pattern that uses only ten fat quarters. An excellent
pattern choice for playing with some of the new modern
fabrics too. Great as a quick gift also!
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Fri
Mar 16
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Mouse Trap
The blocks in this quilt go together easily, yet lay out in
many different ways to make a pleasingly complex top. In
this fun one-day class, you will complete two dozen blocks
from a variety of fat quarters. Works well in many fabric
styles from beautiful batiks to cheerful prints.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sun
Mar 11
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Fri
Apr 13
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Wonkie Little Houses
The delightfully wacky houses in this kiddos’ quilt come
together in a snap, with sky and grass rounding out the
pattern. I will bring copies of the houses part of the pattern to
cut into templates – $1 fee payable to instructor.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sun
Feb 12
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Lettie’s Bag
In this fun one-day class, you will complete Letty’s Bag, the
new darling of the quilted bag patterns on the market today.
It is a lovely big square bag that is easy to load up with your
favorite goodies. It can be used as a tote or as a roomy
everyday purse. OK for beginners, but must be comfortable
with using a walking foot. I will bring canvas/base board kits
to class for you - $3 fee payable to instructor.
Beginner/Easy ~ Pattern Required
Sun
Jan 22
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Fri
Mar 9
10:15-4:15
$36.00
TEACHER ~ DIANE JOHNSON
Winter Roses
So simple, yet just right! This quilt displays the popular large
prints beautifully, but works with any fabrics. The pieced
block is like paper piecing but there is no paper to tear out!
We will discuss fabrics and placement. By the end of the day
you will be on your way to a complete top.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Mar 24
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Waterfall
Looking for a quilt pattern that is calming and almost spalike? This quilt is fat quarter friendly - I used similar values
for mine. Fat quarter bundles are a good place to find
inspiration. It’s your choice - sizes crib to king (mine is lap
size). We will discuss color, value and fabric pattern.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Mar 17, 31
10:15-1:15
$36.00
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Love Blooms
Make this for the love of your life or maybe just for yourself!
Once you have selected the fabric, this quilt is a breeze to
make. I made it in a weekend. Who would think such an
easy quilt would be so appealing? We will discuss blending
the fabrics to achieve a soft look.
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Sat
Feb 11
10:15-4:15
$36.00
TEACHER ~ KATHLEEN KHOSRAVI
Sunflower and Olive Branches
Sunflowers and olive branches are often
found in provincial designs and are the
inspiration for this colorful French quilt. It will
look great in fabrics with bright French tones.
The sunflowers are made utilizing a Dresden
Plate block and the olives are scattered within
two climbing vines.
Intermediate ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Apr 7
10:15-4:15
$36.00
Queen Annie’s Rolling Crown
This sweet quilt is an excellent project for a beginner. In this
class, you will learn piecing techniques that will increase
your speed and accuracy in sewing. These techniques will
be useful in future projects, and will prove to be time saving.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Provided in Class
Wed
Apr 18, 25
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Provincial Baskets
This whimsical quilt picks up the flavor of Provincial France
through the use of color and fabric choices. The baskets
block is a combination of piecing with appliquéd handles.
The flower vines sections are all done with bias strips and
freezer paper appliqué methods.
Intermediate ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Jan 21
10:15-4:15
$36.00
TEACHER ~ SUE MCGINN
“Spring Basket”
This is a floral-themed project featuring feltedwool appliqué in light colors. This traditional
“Buttermilk Basin” design can be made either as
a 16x16 inch pillow or a small wall hanging.
Instruction will focus on felted-wool appliqué,
including how to prepare appliqué shapes, selection of
threads, and use of simple embroidery stitches to complete
this easy project.
Easy ~ Pattern Required. There will be kits similar to the
shop sample available for purchase.
Sat
Feb 11, 25
1:30-4;30
$36.00
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company
TEACHER ~ CAROL PAASCH
Salt Water Taffy
This quilt looks so yummy - just like old fashioned salt
water taffy, except this one is “calorie free”! All squares
are rotary cut. Learn how to make quarter-square
triangles. You can also learn how to make mitered border
corners.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sun
Jan 8, 22, Feb 5
12:30-3:30
$54.00
Interlocking Squares
This striking quilt looks complicated but is made up of 3
deceivingly easy blocks. The intricacy comes through the
block placement. Choose two highly contrasting fabrics
and make an heirloom. .
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Sun
Mar 11, 18 Apr 1
12:30-3:30
$54.00
TEACHER ~ LINDA PEDERSON
Casserole Carrier
Whip up a handy casserole carrier
as a great gift for Mother’s Day or
for a special friend. It will be a fun
make and take class.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern
Required
Sat
Feb 11
1:30-4:30
$20.00
T-shirt Technique Class
T-shirt quilts are unique to each person. I will guide you in
the basic techniques of stabilization, cutting and layout.
You learn the technique and do the sewing at home.
Intermediate
Mon
Feb 6
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Wed
Feb 8
10:15-1:15
$20.00
Quilt Label, Binding and Sleeve
Your quilt is not finished until you put on a binding, a label
and a sleeve. You will learn to make and apply all these
techniques in this class.
Beginner
Wed
Mar 17
10:15-1:15
$20.00
Flowers for Nana Girl
I’m crazy over the book “Scrap Basket Sensations”. I’m
offering you another strip quilt from this wonderful book.
This Jelly Roll friendly quilt is easy and fun to make.
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Mon
Mar 19. 26
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Easy Striped Table Runner
Table runners are wonderful gifts. You can make two
runners out of one cut of fabric. You will also learn to use
a 60º triangle. Class includes quilting.
Intermediate ~ Pattern & Ruler Required
Sat
Apr 21
10:15-4:15
$36.00
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TEACHER ~ MARILYN PETERSEN
Flower Garden Techniques
Learn how to make a Grandmother’s Flower
Garden Hexagon quilt using English Paper
Piecing. Marilyn shows you a few shortcuts to
really make this an easy project. Get started in
this class with lots of ideas to make your own
project, Or, pick up one of our great kits.
Beginner - “one” starter flower provided
Mon
Jan 30
6:00-8:00
$15.00
Wed
Mar 21
6:00-8:00
$15.00
TEACHER ~ VAUNE PIERCE
Smocking 1
Smocking is simply embroidery on pleats. Although it is seen
often on children’s clothes, it can also be added to adult
garments, quilts, and home dec projects! In this 3 session
class, you will see how a pleater works, learn how to block
your fabric, delve into color choices, read a smocking graph,
and learn the basic smocking stitches. We will start on a
pleated sampler that is provided in your kit. Then we will
move on to a 2nd sampler that has the option of being made
into a smocked dress. Have fun learning a new way to add a
twist to your designs!
Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Jan 7, 21, 28
11:00-1:00
$36.00
(Smocked*) Yoke Dress—Construction
Whether you just learned to smock, or want to make ‘boutique’
quality clothes, this is the class for you. Learn the tips and
techniques to make your yoke dress look ‘Handmade not
Homemade’. We will cover collars, cuffs, piping, trims, French
seams, sashes, linings and hems, as well as attaching your
smocked or gathered skirt front to the yoke. Note: Your dress
DOES NOT have to be smocked. *You can create a gathered
yoke dress and all of the techniques will apply.
Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Sat
Mar 17
1:30-4:30
and
Sat
Mar 31
10:15-1:15
$20.00
Beautiful Bullions
Bullions add a special touch to work, whether it is on quilts or
clothes! In this sample class, you will learn how to create a
bullion, step by step, so you will achieve the look you want.
Learn how to gage the size of the bullion, how to determine
the number of wraps and how to make them curve. You will
know exactly which thread and needle to use to achieve the
desired affect you want for your embroidery.
All ~ $5 kit fee payable to teacher
Thurs Jan 26
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company
TEACHER ~ LISA SHEPHERD
Hip To Be Square
The fabric is the star in this easy modern quilt. Choose your
favorite colors and with simple cutting and piecing achieve a
fabulous result. Anything goes from batiks and florals to
bright modern prints.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Mon
Jan 16, 23
6:00-9:00 $36.00
5 and Dime
Choose a bundle of fat quarters and a favorite focus fabric.
Then with a unique and easy cutting method you’ll be ready
to sew in no time. Uses up the entire fat quarter. And no
seams to match! Ideal for beginners and for experienced
quilters in a hurry.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Mon
Feb 27
6:00-9:00 $20.00
Baby Nine Patch Stripes
Have this quilt ready before the baby starts to crawl! Bright
colors, fun prints and black and white accents in an easy strip
method make a quilt any baby will love.
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Required
Mon
Mar 5
6:00-9:00 $20.00
Doll Dressing Made Easy
The fabrics we love to use in our quilts make
beautiful doll clothes too. With this simple
pattern and technique your 18” doll can have a
new dress for every occasion. We will make the
basic dress in class and talk about sleeve
variations, collars and embellishments.
Confident Beginner
(Clothes sewing experience a plus) ~ Pattern Required
Mon
Mar 26
6:00-9:00 $20.00
TEACHER ~ MARY SMITH
Trip Around The World
A traditional oldie but goodie. A great one to
have in your back pocket! Choose a great
border and match your colors from there.
Perfect for any occasion and a little miracle to
put together.
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Tues Feb 7, 21
6:00-9:00
$36.00
Seaside Cottage
For all of you who have amassed a collection of red, white,
and blue, this is the scrappy summer quilt for you. Precuts
make it a snap but aren’t necessary. Just kick back & relax.
Confident Beginner ~ Magazine Required
Thurs Mar 22, Apr 5
6:00-9:00 $36.00
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TEACHER ~ VICKI TYMCZYSZYN
Easy Paper Piecing
This is a great pattern to use as your first paper piecing
project, it’s not too complicated, but tricky enough that your
results will be much better if you paper piece it rather than
piece it traditionally. I’ll walk you step-by-step through the
entire block, star points, geese, and square in a square
center. Confident Beginner ~ Pattern Provided
Sat
Feb 18, 25
10:15-1:15
$36.00
Let’s Do The Twist Table Runner
This pattern make look a bit familiar with some of you from
waaaay back, the book was ‘Square Dance’ and the pinwheel
pattern was entirely made by piecing squares! This new ruler
and book have revived this pattern in a memorable way!
Confident Beginner ~ Pattern & Ruler Required
Wed
Feb 8
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Sat
Feb 11
10:15-1:15
$20.00
Sew Simple Pineapple
This technique developed by Karin Hellaby
features no fabric waste and no special rulers
or angles. You may have seen our own Jerry
demonstrating this magical technique at our
booth during quilt shows, now you can make
one! Use up your fat quarter towers, scraps or make it in two
colors.
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Thurs Feb 9
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Tues Apr 17
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Easy Attic Window
Karin Hellaby is at it again! Now she’s got a nifty
trick for Attic Windows. Jerry and Marilyn have
been demonstrating this in their booth, but if you
feel like you want to actually make a couple and
need a bit of guidance, this class is for you. I
made a wall hanging, but you can make any size
you would like. Have some fun panels that
would look great cut into an attic window? Bring ‘em along!
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Thurs Jan 26
6:00-9:00
$20.00
Tues Mar 20
6:00-9:00
$20.00
PJ Pants & Pillowcases
These lounging pants are the best thing for hanging around
the house, wearing all day at a quilt retreat, or just for quick
gifts to friends and family. (I gave a pair to all of my nieces,
nephews and sister in-laws; they are a hit!) If you’ve never
made a garment, not to worry, these go together quickly and
easily, it’s a great
first foray into the garment world.
Confident Beginner ~ Book Required
Thurs Jan 12
5:30-9:30
$25.00
Sat
Apr 21
1:00-5:00
$25.00
Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company
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1724 Avenida De Los Arboles, E
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805-241-0061
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April 28-29, 2012