The Cotton Club
106 N 6th – B5
Boise Idaho, 83702


Ph: 208 345 5567
Mon-Fri – 8:30 to 4:30 – Mountain Time

The Cotton Club has been delivering quality 100% cotton fabric to quilters and sewers around the world since 1986. Now, with the Internet, it is like we are in our customers home town or living room. We feel so much closer and are able to respond more quickly to their needs.

In recent years, as well as, being known for our fabric, thread, and other clubs, we have found, we love to take fabrics and pair them with patterns for gorgeous quilts that we then offer as Block of the Months – BOM quilts. We seem to gravitate towards the applique quilts, such as Simple Gifts, in the photo, behind the computer on which Jami Herndon is working. It uses only one line of fabric – Fossil Fern by Benartex, now 119 colors. This line has been available since 1996 and we never seem to tire of it. The subtle changes of color and texture of the design motiff make it interesting, dynamic and very versatile. We set out to prove it with this quilt and achieved our goal. It has won many awards. It was hand-appliqued primarily by co-workers, Patty Henry and Joyce Cambron using the Simple Gifts pattern by Mary Sorensen.

The next one we attacked was Sunday Blues. For this one we combined Fossil Fern with Batiks and used Dinah Jeffries patterns. Co-worker Kate White did all of the applique on this one and it too has been a show stopper. Since, we now carry a large selection of the Serenity/Diawabo fabric, we were anxious to make a neutral quilt using these sophistciated fabrics. When we saw the pattern, “A Primitive Garden” using wool, we had an idea it would be the patttern for our “Serenity Garden” quilt. This time we collaborated with our local guild, Boise Basin Quilters. It is now the 2010 Raffle quilt for their annual show. We chose the fabric and provided a pattern and members of the guild made the blocks. We are all members, so many of the blocks were made by us. We think with each quilt, we are adding a bright star to the world of quilting and love that it was a collaboration of 16 quilters in our community.


Do you have any advice for someone who wants to start quilting who never has before?
Whenever we hear someone is a new quilter, we think how lucky they are and hope it brings them as much happiness as it has brought us. There is always something new to learn and quilters, including us, are always growing. And, if someone asks us if we mind working in a basement, we immediately say, not at all, we love being buried in fabric with no windows to do it harm.