Sunday, February 24, 2013

Heart of the Valley Shop Hop

We're making big plans for our very first year on the
Heart of the Valley Shop Hop! 
It's coming up on May 3 - 5, Friday - Sunday. 
There are big prizes if you visit all 11 shops, & a great free block pattern at each shop. 
More info here: HOV Shop Hop
Watch for updates on the website as each shop has their blocks ready to reveal.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pinterest Fun

Is anyone else out there obsessing over Pinterest?!
Oh my goodness. Talk about addicting. I thought I'd be over it by now...but no.
I can hardly stay off!
If you haven't seen my Calico Mermaid Pinterest page, check it out. I don't have time to write tutorials & I'm not original enough to write my own patterns, but I seem to have PLENTY of time to mess around & pin stuff almost daily. hmmmm....
I love free tutorials & patterns for quilts & sewing crafts, so I pin a lot of those.
I also have a lot of recipes pinned that I'd like to try, & some that I've made for shop events. Instead of printing out recipes after a Friday Night Fever or Mini Retreat, I just pin them & my quilty friends can find them easily.
So ... go to Pinterest if you dare!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Free Shipping!

Presidents' Day Weekend Sale
February 15 - 16 - 17, 2012

20% OFF selected kits
(excluding BOM)

20% off Patriotic fabric 20% off patterns
20% OFF Accuquilt books, dies, & mats

Bargain Bolts $3 last chance!

In addition:
If you pay with Presidents (cash)
we’ll give you an additional 10% off your purchase!
(excluding machines, BOM, & classes)

In shop only - while supplies last!

Free shipping on all web orders Friday - Monday.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sweet February is in full swing at the Mermaid!

We have a ton of new gift ideas for your sweetheart, BFF, or just to celebrate YOU!

 New quilty puzzles!

 Look at these sweet necklaces from One Stitch Off! 
There's a variety of sweet quilty & crafty sayings.
The chains are long so you can trim them to your favorite length with regular scissors. 
(NOT your best sewing scissors!)

 Here are some soft new grandbaby ideas:

Or something for those slightly older grands:

This is what Betty chose yesterday:

This is Lynette's newest table runner from a Charm Pack. We can fix you right up!

New tools are always a good idea. Who doesn't want to cut more comfortably?

 Wool kits have everything included - right down to the needle, thread, & button embellishments!

Send in your Sweetie & we'll make sure you have a great Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Barbara Daniel

Barbara was our featured artist for the Art Walk, & we're so happy she'll be teaching a Snippets class.
She does beautiful work, & I know the class will be terrific! You'll love this technique.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Porterville Art Walk

The Art Walk last Friday night was great. 
We had a huge turn out to see Barbara Daniel's beautiful work.

We have a little area toward the front of the shop where we set up her quilts because in the back of the shop - in the classroom area - we had a bunch of quilters sewing from 5 to midnight! Our Friday Night Fever has become very popular & both events fall on the first Friday each month.

  I tried to snap a few good pics, but it seems like I just get everyone's backs.

 This one has some crystals & bead embellishments.
 I wish you could see the ribbon embroidery work on these two. Gorgeous!
You'll have to come join us next month. We'll feature another art quilter in our shop. Art walk is always the first Friday night each month, from 5 to 8 p.m.