Monday, March 24, 2014

Charlotte M's Quilting Studio

We visited Charlotte M. in Lemoore recently. She has a lovely quilting studio & some very nice quilts hanging in her home.

 Look at the blocks on her design wall - waiting to tell her what color sashing they'd like. 
I suggested red, of course. ;)

She quilts on an HQ 16 on a frame & does beautiful work.

 Much of her work is dedicated to charity.

These lovely pieces are just some of the beauties hanging in her home.
Some are her early works, some are more recent, but all reflect her love of nature & color.

Thanks, Charlotte, for letting us share your inspirational work!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sheri's Eye Candy

Sheri Cates was our featured artist at Downtown Porterville's March Art Walk.
Here is a sampling of her amazing work.

Her paper piecing is amazing.

This is her Master's Degree project. Her Math students were required to do all the calculations necessary, including rescaling individual pieces as well as the entire quilt from full size to a wall hanging.

Her applique is beautiful, too.

Sheri does amazing work. We're so fortunate to have her teaching at Calico Mermaid.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Busy! Busy! Busy!

We have - who am I kidding? oops - 
I have thoroughly booked our spring & summer to the absolute gills!
We're packing up to vend at a retreat tomorrow for the weekend...then it just never seems to slow down!
All this & our first grandbaby on the way...too much fun!

Fresno Quilt Show        March 29-30

Best of the Valley Quilt Show             April 4-6
Project Linus                                       April 11
Mermaid’s 3rd Birthday Bash!             April 15-20
Friday Night Fever                             April 25    5 to midnight
Iris Festival                                         April 26

Heart of the Valley Shop Hop             May 2-4
Friday Night Fever            May 9       5 to midnight
Peggy Martin – Curved Illusions       May 17    10-4

Friday Night Fever/Art Walk-Becky Haley   June 6
Nancy Rink – Color Love BOM                   June 11
Mermaid’s Summer Mini Retreat                 June 16-17-18

Cat Wilson – Certified Judy Neimeyer teacher   
July 9-10-11
Jolly Jingle Workshop                  July 14-15-16

Bunko     2nd Wednesday each month 6-8 p.m. 
Join us for a ton o' fun!