Saturday, February 25, 2012

Beginning Quilt Class

Becky's Beginning Quilt Class is full of color & inspiration these days! Here's a little sample peek at what they've been working on lately ... Helen shows off her completed top in the January 18 post. Stop in some Tuesday between 4 & 6 to see for yourself.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March will be a busy month!

Happy Hour Specials Saturday, February 25, 4-6 p.m.

25% off Kona Cottons & Moda Solids - 2 hours only!

Watch for new discounts & double punches the last Saturday of each month!

Leap Day Fun!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29% off all regularly priced yardage + extra 6% off if you finish a bolt!

March is here!

Look what we have ready for you this month!

Count On It

taught by Sheri March 7 5-8 $15 + book

Each month come & meet to make the following month's block.

Beginning Quilting Every Tuesday 4-6

$10/session + book

Let Becky teach you all you need to know when you begin to quilt, from choosing

fabric & colors, to the beautiful finished product.

Project Linus Workshop.

Come join us Saturday afternoon, March 3. (no charge)

Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers." No experience necessary. Bring a project or we'll provide one for you! All quilts & blankets are given to children in our local area. For more information & guidelines:

Every Wednesday is WIP Wednesday.

Come use our space to sew, relax, & get away from it all! No charge - just come & enjoy.

Anita's Arrowhead March 8 4-7 $20

Let Sheri teach you this amazingly easy technique from Anita Grossman Solomon.

Great beginner's class.

Friday Night Free Sew - the first Friday each month, 5 - midnight.

Bring a potluck dish & a project to work on. Stay as late as you want.

Kids' Bag Class

Saturday, March 10 10-1 $10 includes directions

Jenny will help children make this great take along bag, perfect for packing games, special toys, or books.

Children must be able to bring & operate a sewing machine.

Quilting Fun on the Internet

March 13 1-3 no charge

Georgia will share some favorite tips for finding

internet sites with tutorials for special techniques

& free patterns. Bring your laptop or smart phone.

Kids' Color Your Own Pillowcase March 14 10-12

$10 includes kit - bring your best crayons. No sewing!

Reserve your spot early!

Flannel Rag Quilt

March 16 10-2 $20 includes directions

Judy will show you how to make one of these easy, cuddly quilts.

Use your favorite flannels for anyone - babies to the wheelchair set.

Working With Wool March 18 1-4

Purchase a kit, complete with pattern, wool, needle, & thread. All you need to bring is scissors & be ready for some fun. Lynette will teach you how much fun wool work can be.

Bargello Landscape or Floral March 20 10-3 $30 includes directions

Priscilla will show you how to use large scale landscape prints & large florals in a fabulous bargello wall hanging.

Clothesline Rope Bowl Class

March 22 10-1 $25 includes directions

Linda's back & teaching us how to make beautiful bowls from fabric strips & clothesline rope.

Friday Night Big Block Panel March 30 5-9

$30 includes directions

Priscilla will show you how to make this quick & easy pattern using

panels with big blocks & large scale prints.

Avante or Sweet Sixteen Lessons & machine rental.

Make your reservations with Richard 559 793 2510

Avante lessons $10/hour rental $10/hour

Sweet Sixteen $5/hour

Reserve your class early so we can plan for you!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spring is right around the corner!

Here in P'ville, it's feeling like spring has just about sprung!
We have some delicious new fabric in already - new kits, Charm Packs, Fat Eighth Bundle Kits, & of course, more bolts. Again.
Look at these olives!
You'll have to stop in & see what's new.

Some of these will make great aprons. Rodeo season is coming up soon, so check out our Native American inspired pieces & our cowboy prints. There's even some new pink for your favorite cowgirl!
Does your Barbeque King need a new apron? Or maybe a tablecloth?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

President's Day Weekend Sale
February 17-19
Selected Honeybuns & Dessert Rolls $16.95
20% OFF selected kits
20% OFF Accuquilt supplies
20%-25% OFF selected fabric
25% OFF wide backs
EXTRA 5% OFF if you finish off any bolt!
In shop only - while supplies last!
Open 10-6 Friday & Saturday 1-5 Sunday

Free shipping Friday - Monday for all web orders

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kai Scissors

Now you don't have to wait until the next big quilt show to see Kai Scissors! They're right here in P'ville!
You can a variety of fabrics & even multiple layers with a smooth cut every time.
Sharp, balanced, comfortable, & lightweight...these are going to be your new favorites.
We have several sizes, including blunt tip 4 inch applique scissors. They are perfect for sewing on an airplane, too.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's black & white & red all over?

There seems to be a lot of black & white & red all over my shop. How did that happen? Did I do that?
It's flying out the door faster than I can put it away!

We had a lovely day today at the shop. Lots of new customers came in & some old friends stopped by to say hello. We had shoppers who drove up to see the shop after visiting our booth last weekend at the Cotton Patch Quilters' Show in Bakersfield. Everyone seemed to find something that satisfied their sweet tooth - or maybe "color" tooth...or even "creative" tooth...or is that too weird?
It's so nice to spend the day downtown in such a beautiful space. I really enjoyed myself. You just never know when a new friend will walk through the doors. Everyone who came in today had a different project, a challenge & a story to tell.
Richard showed off his new quilting patterns on the Avante, & made some appointments for Avante rentals. I put out some new yarn cards for embellishing, & set up for tomorrow's Super Bowl Party.
All in all, a very successful, fun day at the Mermaid.
I'll just put my feet up for a little while & it will all be good.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let's jump start this short month!

February may be a short month, but it's a pretty one. We have new fabric, books, & patterns to inspire you. Come check out these classes.
Sheri's Valentine twister is so pretty! You'll love this technique. If you haven't ever tried, it's addictive. Watch out.
Look at these pretty samples for Lynette's Wool Class. These kits are perfect hand sewing projects. You can take them anywhere!
This is Smitten, a quick & easy free pattern by Barb Tourtillotte for Clothworks. Stop in & we'll make you a kit!