Upcoming Events

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
September 29, 30 & October 1
Fredericksburg Expo Center
Fredericksburg, VA

Longing for a LongArm
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cruise to Bermuda
Quilt R & R at Sea 2017
May 27 - June 1, 2017

Cruise to Alaska
Quilt R & R at Sea 2017
August 25 - September 1, 2017

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Do You Wooly Block?

Do you know about Wooly Block and are you ready to travel?  Similar to Row by Row, but for wool enthusiasts and wool shops only.  As you know COTTONWOOD has offered wool since the beginning for primitive quilts, penny rugs and rug hooking.  And we now carry wool in lots of bright colors.  It is exciting to have an event to support and encourage the use of wool.  Wooly Block begins Saturday, October 15 through Thursday, December 15, 2016.  We are busy working on our block and will have pictures soon.

COTTONWOOD is Charlottesville's authorized BERNINA dealer.  We are happy to be part of the BERNINA of America family and we want you to be a part of our family too.

At COTTONWOOD, we offer the full line of BERNINA sergers, sewing and embroidery machines, as well as software, accessories, classes and an on-site technician.  Additionally, we offer the finest machine mastery classes to help our customers improve their sewing skills and make the most of their BERNINA experience.

Mary's Notes

Our 2017 cruises, yes plural, are Bermuda and Alaska.  Bermuda - May 27 to June 1, 2017 and Alaska - August 25 to September 1, 2017.  For early bird registration and pricing specials, contact Melissa Plemons at 804-277-4555.   Join us for a Cruise Open House, Sunday, October 30 to here all about our plans.

Are you going to the EXPO?  We have cruise classroom specials on BERNINA 350 Patchwork Edition and 530 Swiss Edition from this year's cruise. They were new prior to the cruise and only used a limited time on-board.  Call to reserve one now!  There is an incredible line-up of new BERNINA machines, sergers, software and accessories coming this fall, just a few - the new 700 Embroidery Machine, and the 765 Special Edition in beautiful Rose Gold.  Wait until you see the Color Photostitch in V8 DesignerPlus, among other new features.  And a serger with a Free-Hand System - yes, the new BERNINA L460 Overlocker, also with needle up/down in the foot control. The Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 for BERNINA Sewing Machines - wait for it, it will be worth the wait.  It is compatible with all 2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 series machines.  Order yours today, they won't be available until later this year, but there will be a big demand.  Our Q-Matic system for the Q-24 has arrived and is ready to be assembled for computerized quilting. 

We have so many new fabric collections arriving - did you know we are now stocking over 80 Grunge bolts including the new colors, best basics and the Luxe Brushstroke Metallics.

Checkout our Fall Class Calendar and come in or call to reserve your classes.  The Fall ClassPass is $135 and covers classes September, October, November and December.

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Out and About Quilting

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
September 29, 30 & October 1, 2016
Fredericksburg Convention Center
Fredericksburg, VA

Mourning & Meaning Through Cloth
A Textile Study Seminar
October 21 - 22, 2017
Virginia Quilt Museum
Harrisonburg, VA