Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Calico Mermaid!
We appreciate your business during the past year, & your friendship has been invaluable to us. 
We love to have you come to the shop & share your life with us.
We love sharing your excitement over new skills, ideas, & projects.
We love to help you & we love the way you help us.
May you always be able to spend Christmas with those you love, doing exactly what you love.
Our quilty friends are the very best anywhere & we wish you all a Merry Christmas!
love & safe travels,
Richard, Georgia, Darlene, Dion, Jen, & Rae Lynne

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Free Shipping!

Free domestic shipping all week!
Merry Christmas from all of us at 
Calico Mermaid! 
We appreciate your business, support, & friendship this year.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Hoffman Challenge

Hoffman Challenge fabric is finally here!
Look how gorgeous!

 This year the Hoffman Challenge is celebrating its 24th Anniversary. The Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters, and in some years, the number of entries has grown to more than 700. In addition to the three quilt categories (pieced, appliqué and mixed technique), new categories include clothing (wearable art), accessories, and dolls. While the majority of the entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries are received. Each year, the top entries are grouped into traveling collections and visit quilt and fiber shows, seminars, quilt shops and quilt- and doll-makers guilds nationwide and in Canada.

 You can find complete details for entering here:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10-6
Thursday 10-7
Sunday 1-5 

 12% off 
books, patterns, panels, thread

2 yards for $12!

all 45” bolt cotton fabric

(excluding flannel)

     one yard minimum cut      
may not be combined with any other offer
in shop only

Merry Christmas from all of us 
at Calico Mermaid!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gift Ideas!

Are you looking for gift ideas for Secret Pals, gift exchanges, friends, or family?
We have lots of Bali Pops, Layer Cakes, quilt kits, & fat quarter packs for your quilty friends...

but we also have jigsaw puzzles for all ages. We have jewelry, craft totes, & calendars for 2013.

Gift cards are always a good choice for that one on your list who loves to pick out her own gifts. 
We have a bunch of cool new tools, just perfect for stocking stuffers. 
Send in your Santa & we'll help him out! Free gift wrap, too!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm thankful for my family

Our family has been here taking care of us in many ways...even helping decorate the shop for Christmas.

 We even had a genuine French Artiste here to help out.

 And some tall folks who don't need ladders too much.

      Snowflake duty.


 You'll have to stop by during December to see our Mermaid Tail Stockings.

We're wrapping up!
  Lots of sale bolts!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

December at Calico Mermaid!

It’s December at Calico Mermaid!

Check out what the Mermaids & Elves have ready for you!

Friday, November 23 & Saturday November 24
Big Holiday Sale! 
Doors open at 10 a.m.        Selected bolts $6 & $8

Collect your Christmas Clams – one for each $10 spent 
December 1 through December 16, then
redeem like cash 12/18/12 through 12/23/12/12
(in shop only)

Tulip Festival Block of the Month
       by Benartex
       11 month program – begins
       in January. Register now!

December Classes

Beginning Quilting  Tuesdays 4-7
                                        December 4, 11, 13
                                           Taught by Karen $20/session
                                           Learn precision cutting, sewing, & finishing.

Bring Your Own Bag Class
 Choose your pattern & Jenny will help you make it!
Saturday December 1   10-2

Origami Flower Block December 2
1-4 w/Karen

              Stocking Stuffer Class
 Wednesday December 5 or December 13 
10-12 w/Rae Lynne
Folded Star Pot holders, coasters,
tea towels, & wine bags-
be ready with the best hostess gifts!


Spicy Spiral Table Runner                        
       December 6   4-8 p.m. w/Sheri
       Quick pattern with dramatic results!

Dinosaur Baby Quilt
You’ll love Karen’s original pattern!
December 7 & 14  11-2

Friday Night Fever December 7
5 to midnight - $15 includes dinner
Bring your own projects & sew till midnight!
Make your reservations early-limited space!

Stargello December 8 or 21
                             10-12 with Rae Lynne

Feathered Christmas & Feathered Fancy Wreath
December 9 1-5   with Sheri
        Use our Go! Cutter & dies for this quick project.

Fold & Stitch Flower
    You’ll love Karen’s technique!
December 16  1-5

Mermaid’s FINtastic Winter Retreat
at Calico Mermaid Quilt Fabric Shop
Saturday, December 29 through Monday December 31
$100 includes your sewing space, cutting & ironing stations + 8 meals

Breakfast daily at 8 a.m., Lunch daily at 12:30,
Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

{Lodging not provided in fee – provide your own overnight accommodations.}

Let’s start out 2013 with no leftover unfinished projects!
  • Bring your own projects to finish up, basic sewing & cutting supplies.
  • Wear comfy clothes (or jammies & slippers!)
  • Sleep in your own bed, come & go as you please.
  • Meals, snacks, & great fun will be provided!
  • Retreat opens each morning at 8, doors close each night at 10 p.m.
  • The shop will be available to you during the Retreat. 
  • You’ll have first pick on New Year Specials.

Check our Facebook page for additional photos & fun ideas!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Redwood Mural

Just down the alley from our shop, Steven Ball & his wife Donna have been working on a gorgeous mural of Redwood Trees on the back of the Bank of Sierra building.
Yesterday as we stopped by the shop, we found them working away in the cold sunshine.
It's almost finished. You'll have to stop by & see. It's amazing.
It will be the largest mural in the valley when it's completed.

Saturday, November 10, 2012