Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Only in Delta at the Calico Cow----Willow Bend Bison Creation Pattern

Hy everyone!

Do we ever have some cool new stuff!
Is anyone out there an Amy Butler fan? She's a really popular designer, especially among the younger crowd. We got in several of her ready-made bags, as well as 2 of the 4 bolts of fabric we ordered. We also have some of her patterns, so you can make your own bags, or a gum drop pillow.

We also got in some new Robert Kaufman batiks, and a bag pattern and clothesline for the soon-to-come Hoffman Bali Pops (pre cut 2 1/2" strips of Hoffman batiks).

Coming up May 29th and 30th, we plan to have a special guest. The father of Delta's own Jeff Durham, (whom many of you may know,) Tom Durham! He'll be doing a trunk show, I believe, on Friday night the 29th, and teach some kind of class on Saturday the 30th. Jackie says he is an out-of-the-box type of quilter, so we're not quite sure what he'll come up with! Stay tuned for more details, or call the shop.

On June 20th, Eddy will be teaching the Professional Tote, again! This is a very popular bag class. It works for anything from a diaper bag to a laptop bag. I love mine for traveling - it has a strap on it that fits over your handle on your roller suitcase. Some of you have been waiting for this class, so don't miss it!

In July, Jackie is planning to have the much-requested Kid's camp! We don't have the dates nailed down for sure yet, possibly July 6-10, but it will be a Monday thru Friday, day-camp style, in the mornings.

OK, now for the biggy, as if this isn't enough! Another designer! We are starting a new program called "Party with Patrick". Patrick Lose, a fabric and pattern designer has started a new program for once a month parties. We'll hold ours on a weekday evening. He has the cutest easy applique' patterns you'll ever see. We already missed the first month, so we must get going. I'm thinking of the 3rd Tuesday of each month, but I'd like some feedback from possible participants. It's our option of how to run it, and we haven't decided that for sure, but I wanted to give you a heads up, and have you put your thinking caps on. The May project is a bridal theme for those June weddings we must all get ready for. Each month's theme has a recipe, a small quilt pattern, and something especially fun. (This month we are all supposed to come with a CRAZY hand-made bridal veil - Patrick says by crazy, he means disturbing).We get to choose the winner, and our winner gets voted on by Patrick, with the winner getting some really awesome prizes! Patrick Lose, himself, is planning a trip to Alaska sometime in August or September and will be visiting our shop! We are thrilled for this opportunity!

Oh, our Great Alaska Shop Hop has begun! Actually our block kits aren't quite ready yet, we are still awaiting the final finished, corrected background square instructions, but we are taking orders, if you're willing to wait a week or so. I hope to get the picture of the block and quilt on the website today.

So, now you're pretty much up to date on all our happenings. We are so excited! See you soon!
Welcome to the Calico Cow


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