Welcome to the Calico House. We love to share information about all things "quilty" (I don't' think thats a real word). We hope you will join along in the discussions, so check back often and thanks for stopping by.
I know you will be able to think of a lot of great holiday items you could make from this new fabric that just arrived at the Calico House from Moda.The black fabric to the right of center is actually cute small coffee beans.
We thought we should tempt you with a skinny bolt sale that we just started over the weekend.
All skinny bolts are less than 3 yards and you have to take the whole piece, but we give a good discount ,so stop by and check it out.
Our customers who participated in our Pies and Tarts block of the month that we just finished were invited to stop in for a little pie just before the busy holidays on Saturday. It is always so inspiring to see such fabulous quilts and thank you to all of you who stopped by.This wonderful scrappy quilt using civil war reproduction fabrics came to the Calico House via an Australian pattern company.
There is an awesome pattern for an iPad or kindle bag in this new exciting book. The interior is divided with one side dedicated and specially padded for your digital device with ample room on the remaining half of the interior for a small magazine or wallet. As an added bonus ,there are 4 exterior pockets.
I also loved the wallet and camera bag patterns included in this great book. Great fabrics are featured in the samples and all would be great ideas for holiday giving. Call or email us to reserve yours. 402 489 1067
I just finished binding this little quilt some lucky soul will win at our Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday ,November 13th. It would be a great dolly quilt or a cute table topper for the winter ahead.Thank you to Mary Dittenber who machine quilted it for us with such short notice. Our lives are pretty crazy right now , but join the fun and stop by from 10:00 to 5:00.
What can I say, it was a really good day at the Calico House Friday. We had a wonderful surprise when these new French General precuts arrived. Each new fabric line changes just a little bit from the previous group and the lovely edition this time is a faded denim color.These fabric collections represent colors that could have been found in 18th C. rural homes in France.
You will want to visit the web site www.frenchgeneral.com just for the love of all things French. If you can't wait or can't run to the store , call and tell them what to save for you. 402 489 1067
The bolts are always about 30 days behind the precuts, but we will have a large selection I promise.
On a side note the International Quilt Study Center & Museum will be opening a new French quilt exhibit this month.You won't want to miss it. We have fabulous new french merchandise at our store inside the museum. And we will be putting new items up on the web site in the next few weeks www.quiltstudystore.net so check back there often.
Wow !!! Sugar Pop, a great group of vibrant clear colors and fun fabrics by Liz Scott. One of several exciting new designers for Moda and someone to keep our eye on in the future.
Her web site is www.lizscott.com and her blog is www.paperpie.typepad.com. We first saw her fabric at the Moda retreat on the design board and it was truly love at first sight. These precuts are available now while supply lasts and the bolts will arrive in December. We will have a great selection to choose from, so let us know if you would like to be notified of there arrival.She has a cute pincushion and oopsy daisy pillow on her blog featuring these bold ,punchy florals and mod nature motifs. Liz is currently a freelance surface designer who has our attention.
This cute pillow features a wonderful group of fabric from Moda that will be arriving next month.
Our creative juices are really cooking and we are sewing as fast as we can making lots of fun things for our customer appreciation day. I know I can feel the excitement growing so plan to stop by all day Saturday , November 13th.
This is just a small preview of one of Moda's new fabric lines we loved. This fabulous group will release this coming spring. We noticed a large increase in the use of solid colors and we have just received a new assortment at the Calico House.
Please join us on Saturday, November 13th for Customer Appreciation Day. We can't wait to share ideas, products and just a fun day with all of you.