Friday, June 20, 2014

A new kind of shop hop!

All summer long & no passports!
1250 shops across the United States!
Doesn't that sound like fun!?

 Visit any of the participating shops between July 1 & September 2, 2014 and receive a  
free pattern for a row in a quilt. 
Combine your rows in any way you choose to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. 
 This is our row!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to 
win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!)
If you use that shop’s row in your quilt, you win a bonus prize! 

You can find the participating shops, listed by state here:
There's also a map on that page to help you plan your attack.
When you click on a state, you will see a link to that state's Facebook page 
with pictures of the row for each shop.
Check out the Facebook pages for all kinds of inspiration.

 Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in most shops around the country. 
Each one is unique! 
Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt...
or a bag!

Be safe, have fun & come see us at Calico Mermaid!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

School is almost over!

As many of you know, I'm a second grade teacher in my other life.  School is almost over for another year, so I've been swamped lately with end-of-school-packing-&-wrapping-up duties. 
It's so close now I can almost smell the last day of school!

The shop has been super busy, too, with special classes & visiting teachers. I thought I'd take a quick break & share some pics of our favorite moments.

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Peggy Martin & her Curved Illusions class.

Then Erica Plank, from Unseen Hands, came to teach her interesting method using her special template for Cathedral Windows.

 Becki Eaton was next on our calendar, teaching the Mermaid Doll class. 

Next week we're excited to have Nancy Rink for the morning on June 11.
Her newest Block of the Month, Color Love, is so cute!
Call the shop to reserve your place.
559 793 2510