Upcoming Events

Happy Hours
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Every Friday and Tuesday through August.

Quilt R & R at Sea
New England & Canada
September 1 - 10, 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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Are you ready for Row by Row 2016?

The 2016 Row by Row Experience kicks off Tuesday, June 21 through Tuesday, September 6 with the theme of "Home Sweet Home".  Hope you like our row - Hoo Be Quiltn.  As Charlottesville, is sometimes known as Hoo-ville, we used our 'home' colors of orange and blue for our optional little quilts.  Use your favorite or home colors for quilts.  Have a great summer and come in or send pictures of your finished Hoo Be Quiltn row.

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

5 days 'til Quilt R & R at Sea.  Our 2017 cruises, yes plural, are Bermuda and Alaska.  Bermuda - May 27 to June 1, 2017 and Alaska - August 25 to September 1, 2017.  Fro early bird registration and pricing specials, contact Melissa Plemons at 804-277-4555. 

There will be cruise classroom specials on BERNINA 350Patchwork Edition and 530 Swiss Edition from this year's cruise.  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.

I was going to cut back on fabric this year, it must be like a diet.  As soon as you say 'diet' you eat more.  We have so many new fabric collections arriving - color wall prints, batiks, flannel and wool. 

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.
We are eagerly awaiting our Q-Matic system for the Q-24, but in the meantime, we are scheduling Q24 Longarm certification classes to allow you to use our machine for your quilt projects.  Call to schedule an appointment to certify and to quilt.

update August 27

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