Sunday, November 5, 2017

Quilt market show and tell.





We saw way to many cute ideas, so we decided to start with just a few to share. 



My family is very lucky to share our home with one 19lb. cat and one black lab . 
They are a constant source of entertainment and joy. 
So when I found this book, I had to check it out. 
There are 35 projects large and small to choose from .
I can honestly say there are a couple I will have to make. 


 

Many of you have seen our cat Patches who came to us from an Australian company.
We have the pattern in stock and she features Tula Pink's Tabby road fabrics. 





We just had to have these adorable scissors in the shape of a cat face. 

Great for stocking stuffers. 




And new to us from Australia is Fifi the fox.
Patterns are in stock.
Give us a call to reserve yours or stop by. 





New patterns are arriving daily from quilt market. So stay tuned for more show and tells.

Or just stop in and see us and follow us on Facebook for daily news.
https://www.facebook.com/Calico-House-111958605551117/

Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Monday, July 3, 2017

New class schedule


We are so excited to share our new classes with you. 

Have you always wanted to try English Paper Piecing?
It is very portable and our new version elimainates some of the hand work, but gives you a great finished product. 
Join Cindy Erickson on Sunday, October 1st   
in learning this new technique. 
A Charm pack or mini charm pack is perfect for your hexagons. 
You will need to cut out your hexagons ahead of time. 




This is the project for your  class below.








Have you seen the new cork fabric and wanted to try sewing with some?

We have the perfect class for you. 
Martha Lane will help you learn all the secrets, while making your own mini wallet. 
These would make fantastic Christmas gifts. 





The wallet below was the one that stole my heart. 
We have the cork and the hardware in stock for class. 
Your class fee includes your pattern, cork and hardware for one mini wallet. 
The class is Saturday, July 29th at 9:30. Fee: $36.00






Cindy Erickson will also be teaching quilting with your

                                      walking footSaturday, September 30th 9:30- 12:30 p.m. 





Cindy recommends this new book Walk

by Jacquie Gering  .

It has received rave reviews. And we have it in stock. 



Saturday afternoon September 30th, Cindy will be teaching Machine quilting basics
 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Her classes always fill quickly and she recieve's rave reviews. 


Nancy Troyer will be returning to offer her class on 
the Care and Cleaning of your Singer Featherweight.  
Dates: Friday, September 8th or Saturday, September 9th. 
Friday's class starts at 10:00 and Saturday's class starts at 9:00. 
Class fee: $85.00

We have just received a new shipment of fabrics featuring the 
Singer featherweight. 

    








For the beginner we have Basic Quilting 
with instructor: Barbara Caron.
4 sessions / Sundays September 17th, 24th, October 8th and 15th. 
The class starts at 1:00 p.m. 
Learn patchwork basics while making a 40' X 58" pieced quilt.  






If you  have any questions just give me a call. 
402 489 1067


  Happy Quilting. Janeese






Saturday, March 25, 2017

Love at first sight




It was very hard to wait to share this new collection of fabric with all of you. There are so many wonderful fabrics and so many great designers. 

However while at quilt market last fall I came upon a new fabric maker. One I had never seen or heard of.
 Sarah Golden and her fabrics immediately spoke to me. Her entire collection is made of a combination of linen and cotton. 

And is called Maker Maker



Needless to say I ordered them all.










They arrived late Friday and are ready for you to stop by and see them .


The cats and the Boston Terriers below are two of the cutest.






 


Below is one of the small improv quilts from the booth at market 
that features the whole collection. 



Watch our facebook page for more pictures 
featuring this exciting collection. 

The store has been busy checking in lots of new fabrics. It never fails to amaze me how they 
seem to come in big batches no matter how we plan. 
Lots and lots of batiks.


Our dates for kids quilt camp are available . They are June 12- 15th.
From  9:30 to 12:30 Instructor : Barb Clement 
This always fill up quickly. 

Thanks for stopping by. Janeese


Sunday, January 22, 2017

New cute paper pieced animal patterns.


In May of 2015 at Quilt Market I stopped and
 spoke with a lady about her cute purse. 
I am a sucker for any thing with a fun cat on it. 
I asked her about patterns for her purse and she told me she
 was developing some. 
I contacted her about a year later and she said she was indeed
close to having some ideas published.









So happily the other day I noticed a new book on the market
for fun paper pieced animals. 



This Cute and clever Totes book arrived today.
And in the lower left corner is the cat pattern I had spoken with her about. 

I was so excited and the fox is so adorable also. 
Next time your at the store take a look and a
consider trying some paper piecing.

New year, new adventures. Janeese 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Be my neighbor get together.




We hope you can join us Saturday, February 11th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
for our Be my Neighbor get together at the store.



Please bring your finished house blocks or quilt top to share 
with every one. 



 Bring at least 6 finished house blocks and you will receive our 
exclusive 17th house block instructions. 
Shown below




Our weather is cold, but great for all of us that love to sew and quilt. 


We have a new class schedule available. 
Do you want to learn to machine quilt all those unfinished quilt tops 
in the closet ? We have two classes just for you. 
Cindy Erickson will be teaching free motion quilting on a domestic machine on
  Saturday, March 18th.
In  the afternoon on March 18th , she will teaching quilting with a walking foot. 
Give us a call for details 402 489-1067
or e-mail me at calicohouse@neb.rr.com

Barbara Caron is teaching a 4 session Beginning quilt class starting in March. 
This class is on Sunday afternoons. 
Call for details. 

We will also be participating in National Quilt Day, Saturday,
March 18th at the International Quilt Study Center. 
They will have lectures and demonstrations all day and admittance is free. 
Mark your calendars and plan to join us. 

Happy quilting. Janeese

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Setting instructions for Building permits






We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. 

And where able to find a little time to sew. 

So here are the instructions for setting all 
your houses together. 
 A big thank you to Moda fabrics for providing these patterns to share with you . 


Click on the link below 
                                   





                 Remember we are having a skinny bolt sale from December 26th through the 31st.
And we will be closing the 31st at 2:00 o'clock. 

Cindy Erickson will be teaching machine quilting classes
on Saturday,  March 18th. Call or stop by for class times and details. 

Stay warm . Janeese


Monday, December 19, 2016

Building permit #16

As I write this post it is -8 degrees in Lincoln. 
Great weather for staying home and hunkering down in our sewing rooms. 

And today we are posting the last free pattern for 16th House block. 
I hope you have enjoyed these patterns and will share your progress with 
all of us. 

#modabemyneighbor

I will be posting the directions for joining them together. 

As I look back on 2016 I have started and finished many projects. 
And I meet many people who are not quite sure what drives all of us 
sewers and quilters. 
For me it is my happy place and I never tire of all the wonderful fabrics. 
The possibilities are endless . 
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Let me know what you love most about sewing and quilting with a comment. 
 For those that comment I will be giving away one new Carolyn Freidlander charm pack.
We  will draw  a random # for the winner.
The drawing will close on the 24th of December, 2016. 







House block 16





click on the link below to access your free pattern 

http://www.unitednotions.com/my_bmn-block16.pdf








I thought I would share one of our best selling patterns.
It is in stock and ready for you to sew for your little dirt mover.







We will be having a skinny bolt sale starting December 26th -
through December 31st. You take all that is left on the bolt and recieve a
30% discount. Skinny bolts are 3 yards or less.

All Christmas fabrics will be on sale those same dates.

And we are closing New Years Eve at 2:00 o'clock.

Stay warm and cozy. I know your busy. Janeese 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Building permit #15




Finally it is my turn , I honestly am not sure how I ended up with #15 . 
I was very inspired by one of the previously sewn polka dot trees. 
And I tired to think outside the box by not making a green one.
For sure we can all get in a rut with favorite colors and playing it safe. 
With the coming new year why not challenge yourself to try 
some new techniques and colors. 






click on the link below for your free building permit #15

http://www.unitednotions.com/my_bmn-block15.pdfhttp://www.unitednotions.com/my_bmn-block15.pdf











I am reading several books right now. And was lucky to attend a short lecture by
 Cindy Griselda at Quilt Market this fall. 
I really love her work and her latest book covers the principles of design.
(Always wise to review those from time to time. )


Below is her latest book.





She is not afraid to walk away for a while if her project is not falling into place.

You have to be willing to try, try, again.
When I started quilting the makers told me to have a light, a dark and a zinger.
This has been great advice.


Below is one of Cindy Grisdela's quilts that was on display in Houston this fall.
She has a love and a way with solids.







Well that is my weekly inspiration for now.
Get out there and try adding a few new colors to your work.

Take care and happy sewing.
Janeese