Chocolate and Cherries, the most recent Clothworks fabric line by celebrated designer Marsha McCloskey, was destined to tantalize the senses. With its romantic vintage floral & paisley prints in equally delectable colors– cherry red, icing pink, chocolate brown, and caramel beige- this fabric collection was meant to inspire creativity and perhaps whet the palate.
Owner Missi Gouty, of local quilt shop Threads of Time in Danville, IL, most certainly let her creativity unfurl as soon as she received her shipment of Chocolate and Cherries fabric. With a yummy collection name (that’s making my stomach growl as I write this post), Missi’s marketing genius turned the unveiling of this Clothworks collection into a shop event entitled Chocolate & Cherries Day. And from the sounds of it, her fabric shop was turned into a sweets shop, too (winning combo)! Hot Chocolate was served with chocolates, brownie bits, and cherry toppings. A complimentary box of chocolate-covered cherries was presented to customers who purchased 3 yard cuts of the full fabric collection, a kit, or a jelly roll (hand cut by the shop staff, too).
Here’s a stunning pic of Chocolate & Cherries sampled in the Electric Fans quilt by Aardvark Quilts. That monkey table is too cute!!
The on-point version of Let Sleep Cats Lie quilt pattern by StoryQuilts.com is impressive to see made up in this sample!
Hexie Daisies and Red Robin Appliques are adorable in this table runner sample!
Looks like Chocolate and Cherries Day at Threads of Time was a success! Thank you Missi, and your beautiful staff (decked out in Chocolate & Cherries colors) for sharing your story and pictures of the event!