We've been working on our plans for 2012. Here's a quick preview of a few ideas for the new year. If you'd like to be on our emailing list, contact me. email@example.com I won't bother you too much, because I don't have time, but once in a while we have some special events & sales you might want to know about. All our classes & events are on our website: www.calicomermaid.com. You can even sign up online. You can register for our fabulous Block of the Month programs online, too. Becky will be teaching Quilted Symphony from the book by Gloria Loughman this year. Dion's Fabric Roses class from Valorie Wells' pattern. Sheri's teaching the Count On It book every first Wednesday of the month. Out of the Darkness Block of the Month from Pam Bono Designs Ripples & Reflections Bock of the Month. Sheri will be teaching the class on Sunday afternoons. Pockets A Plenty Class, taught by Jenny
Richard is now giving lessons & renting the Handi Quilter Avante by the hour. Call him for an appointment: 559 793 2510
In addition, plan on Cruisin' to P'ville in May. We're working with Totally Tina's across town to make stopping off in Porterville a lot of extra fun! We'll have prizes & food, of course! It will be a luau you won't want to miss!
All of us at the Mermaid are wishing you the best Christmas ever. We hope your days are filled with people you enjoy, lots of creativity, & things to do that make you smile. We appreciate you & your support throughout the past year. The new friendships we've made at the shop brighten our lives daily, & we hope we've inspired you a little, too. We have many exciting plans for the new year, so come back & visit often. Let us know if there's anything you need. We'll do our best. Merry Christmas! Richard, Georgia, Darlene, Dion, Jennifer, Rae Lynne
Send in your Santa & we'll help him find just the right stocking stuffers for you! We'll even happily gift wrap everything for him. Gift Cards are always a great choice. Here's my list - what's on yours? Pre wound bobbins - what decadence! Amazing Removeable Tape Scissors & Shears Itty Bitty Travel Scissors Cling On magnetic buttons Travel irons for classes Pressing boards Needles Needle Threaders Machine Needles Thread Silk thread assortments Mug Rug Kits, complete with matching hand painted mug Seam Rippers Pins Stone Strips Moda Jelly Rolls Moda Layer Cakes Bali Pops Anthology Batik 10" squares Fat Quarters Beaded Eyeglass Chains Patterns Books Rulers Replacement blades Rotary Cutters Fire Wand rhinestone applicator Embellishments Bead Soup Assortments Marking Pens Frixion Pens Machingers Quilting Gloves Template Plastic Sheets Carol Doak's Keepsake Cards Quilty Note Cards Quilty Greeting Cards Quilty Note Pads Puzzles Long Arm Quilting Templates Red Snappers for your longarm
The Hoffman Challenge fabric is in! The rules & requirements can be found: here. It's pretty & springy for this time of year, but Becky has already cut into it. She has 3 pieces in the Hoffman catalog this year, so she's already planning her projects. Our teachers are amazing! Come in & see it. you might just be inspired!
Lynn's post card & gift tag class for kids was jumping this morning. Lots of glitter, puff paint, hot fix jewels, cookies, & hot cocoa helped make some beautiful Christmas cards & tags. Lynn is giving Noah & Hope some glittery advice. Faith was in her creative zone.
Downtown Porterville shops had Customer Appreciation Night tonight, so we had a Christmas Open House with teacher demos, double Sand Dollar Card punches, refreshments, prizes, & special one day discounts. We had a wonderful time. We hope you did, too. I took a few pictures before the crowd arrived. I'll post the spinach dip recipe later. It was quite a hit. Maggie was working on the Accuquilt.
Priscilla was showing her work with the Braid Maid. Lynn was demonstrating holly berry applique with a self-stick paper technique using a glue stick. Terry was showing her beadwork & hand made beads. We drew tickets every half hour & Debbie won the first prize drawing. Sheri was showing the Double Diamond Ruler. We might just have a class next month. Crystal worked on some of the Accuquilt pieces. Trish was working on her quilt on the Avante. Lessons & rental are $10 an hour.