NEWS / UPDATES
ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCEWhat is all the buzz on this Row by Row we keep hearing about? It is a shop-hop-like event that started in New York in 2011 and is spreading across North America. Now there are over 1000 participating stores including 21 in Nebaska.
Basically, each participating shop designs a row that is 36 1/2 inches long unfinished and no more than 9 1/2 inchs tall. Any shopper coming into the store from July 1st through September 2 can pick up the free pattern for that shop's row. shoppers can collect row patterns from various shops during their summer travels.
If youare the first shopper to bring a completed quilt using at least eight different rows into a Row byi Row shop, you will receive a prize of 25 fat quarters.
go to www.rowbyrowexperience.com for more details. Click on the various license plates to see each state's participating shops and Facebook page. Here, after June 1, you will find pictures of their completed rows. This year's theme is Sew a Season.
Calico cottage is one of the many stores who will also be offereing personalized FabricPlates for sale. Collect these 7 1/4 inch by 3 1/4 inch vanity plates printed on 100% sateen cotton and let your creative juices run wild!
NOTE: After Memorial Day we will be doing our Summer Hours until Labor Day. We will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m on Saturdays only, otherwise our hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer Hours.
SHOP HOP FREE PATTERN
Deb Lesprance, Calico Cottage
Fabric for the Nebraska Shop Hop has been restocked. We also have our Nebraska wall hanging quilt kits available for $13.50.
Wild about Nebarska Panel Challenge
Purchase a Nebaska panel, register, and design a quilt (minimum 36 inches by 48 inches). At least half of the panel must be incorporated in the quilt top. Submit the finished quilt (quilted and bound) to Calico Cottage by September 15th. Voting will take place September 17 thru Oct. 1. Viewer's Choice will be announced October 4, 2014.
1st place - Two tickets to the Nebraska vs. Purdue Football game, Nov. 1, 2014
2nd place - Eight Spool Gift Pack of King Tut Thread
3rd Place - $50.00 Gift Certificate to Calico Cottage
UPDATE on UPCOMING QUILT SHOWS where Calico Cottage will have a booth. The booth number is 15.
July 10 through July 12 - LINCOLN QUILT GUILD QUILT SHOW
July 24 - 27 - QUILT NEBRASKA - Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte
Table Runner one page pattern sheet from Creative Grid. Then using a Bali Pop Volcano and a 30 degree ruler from Cretive Grid create the table runner.
For the Embroidery Lover as well as the Quilt Piecer - now patterns from Kathy Schmitz. Month by Month table mats. I know you will love.
AMERICAN MADE BRAND
FARM TO FABRIC CHALLENGE - CHECK OUT www.americanmadebrand.com
Clothworks - has just come out with 100% cotton solids. The exciting news is the cotton is USA produced and then dyed and processed in the USA. The cottons have not arrived yet, but when they do I will let you know. There will be a contest using these cottons starting during the summer.
NEW FABRICS in the Store
Fat Quarters - Shades of Gray and Cool Waters
2 1/2 inch Strips - Winter and Lakeside
Fabric - Ginko, Mojave, Woodland - two shades, Sunshine Cottage
NEW EMBROIDERY PATTERNS FROM GAIL PAN, FROM DOWN UNDER
Remember Barb Clonch has put in many new gift items for the quilter. Lots of small home decor for making your house a home. Stop by to see her winter and spring items.