Sunday, August 28, 2011

New September Classes

Sign ups have already started for September - can you believe it?
We have some cool new classes planned for you.

Our teachers are the best. Almost all are credentialed teachers -
talented & creative,
every one with years of experience teaching all ages & levels.
They will help you with whatever you need.
We just want to share the joy of quilting & creating with you.

You can register online or by phone or come by the shop & see
what our talented teachers have ready for you!

Tahoe Tote $30 + pattern
taught by Becky
9/1 & 9/8 & 9/29 4-7

Elegant Embellishment $30
taught by Priscilla
9/6 & 9/13 10-2

Stair Stepper Bargello $35 includes pattern
taught by Juanita
9/8 10-3 or 9/11 1-5

Li'l Twister Placemat $15 includes pattern
taught by Sheri 9/9 5-9

Dresden Table Topper or Wreath Wall Hanging $20 + pattern
taught by Jenny
9/15 5-8 or 9/24 10-1

Mermaid's Mystery Treasure Quilt Party
$2 pattern (part 2)
9/18 2-4
(The August pattern is still available for $3)

Spicy Spiral Table Runner $15 + pattern
taught by Sheri
9/7 5-8

More Elegant Embellishment $30
taught by Priscilla
9/20 & 9/27 10-2

Ten Minute Block $20 includes pattern
taught by Sheri
9/21 4-8

Beaded Borders $20 includes beads
taught by Margaret 9/23 10-2

Four Corners Apron $25 + pattern
taught by Becky
9/25 1-4

Friday Night Fever Potluck
Come and enjoy creative company and make this super simple big
block quilt in one night!
Easy-peasy piecing and goes together in a flash!
$30 includes pattern
9/30 5-midnight (or whenever!)
Salad potluck dinner

Beginning Quilting $10/session + book Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!
taught by Becky
every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.

Work in Progress Wednesdays
bring your projects & work here in the A/C!
no charge

Ask Sheri
bring your quilty questions!
9/7 4-5
no charge

Paper Piecing $20
taught by Juanita
9/28 5-9

Seasonal Fling Table Runner $20 + pattern
taught by Jenny
9/10 10-2

Class lists, patterns, & books available at the
shop, or we can email the class supply list
when you register.

We also have Becky Rogers from Morro Bay coming in October. You won't want to miss her Landscape/Seascape class.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Change is good

So ... this seems to be the time for changes down at the Mermaid:
We have two awesome new Mermaid Crew members, Jennifer & Rae Lynne.
Dion's baby Mackay was born on August 10. He's 9 pounds, 4 ounces & adorable!
Jenna is moving away to continue her education. We appreciate all her help in getting the shop up & running.
Richard & I are preparing for school to begin.
It's been an incredible summer at the shop. We've met many new friends & learned a lot about retail & quilting. We've had visitors from far & wide, & lots of old friends have come in to see the shop.
We have some new classes lined up for fall for both beginners & experienced quilters, a cool Mermaid Mystery Quilt that kicks off this Sunday afternoon, & tables full of new holiday seasonal fabric.
It's been quite a summer, but it's drawing to a close. We'd like to thank you all for being part of such an exciting, creative time in our lives.
All my life, (since I was 5) fall has signaled new beginnings, & this year is no exception. As we say goodbye to summer's carefree days, we welcome these new experiences & people in our lives.
Because after all, it's the ride, not the destination that brings joy.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Jenna's Sale

One of our original Mermaid Crew members is about to embark on a new adventure. She's headed off to college soon, & we'll really miss her & all her help at the shop. For her last week of work, we planned a way to really give her a workout -

Jenna's Going Away to College Sale!

Since this is her last week in P'ville...
25% all yardage, cut goods, panels & kits
including the new holiday fabric - including the Bargain Bolts
Tuesday, August 9 though Friday, August 12
(in shop only - may not be combined with any other offer)


free shipping on all web orders
Come on in & wish her luck
She'll be working every afternoon this week
We appreciate all her help in getting the shop up & running, & we'll miss her -
so let's really give her a work out before she leaves!

Calico Mermaid
Downtown Porterville's
Quilt Fabric Shop
122 N. Main St.
559 793 2510
open 10-6 Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday
additional parking in back

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Fabric

I've been so excited writing about our new classes that I've neglected to show you much of our newest fabric.
We have lots of new Halloween, fall & Christmas fabric in already.
We have snowmen in all shapes, sizes, & color palettes. We have holiday flowers, trees, reindeer, & ornaments. Look at these beautiful Fall Colors from Wilmington Prints. There's a wall hanging panel & an apron panel - the perfect gift for your Thanksgiving hostess.
Then check out this cute Halloween door hanging panel.
Very cute!