Wednesday, November 24, 2010

We got this from our friends at Handi Quilter, and wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Yes, we're having an Open House this year, combined with a Quilt Gallery! We'll have quilts hanging around the shop, classroom and hallway for you to look at, be inspired by, and possibly even buy. Saturday, Dec 4th is the day we'll be having it, along with several other local businesses, and the Christmas Bazaar at the school. It's a fun day to get out and socialize and get some great shopping done in Delta!

We'll have special beginner packages for tools, and for upcoming beginner classes, so if you or someone you love wants to learn to quilt, this would be an awesome time to put that on your Christmas list and make it happen!
There will be coupons, drawings, and of course yummy goodies! We'll also be having a sale that whole week on everything Moda! For anyone that doesn't know, Moda is many quilters' favorite manufacturer of fabric. It will be really fun finding all your favorite Moda fabrics to buy on sale!
We have a couple of classes coming up before Christmas - November 27th (Thanksgiving weekend) Sandi is teaching Batik Illusions. It's a beautiful quilt with a chevron look, made out of one piece of fabric. We're hoping Sandi can get a sample in to the shop soon, so we can all be inspired - it's beautiful!!
Party with Patrick for December will be one week early, on Dec 14th, rather that the 21st, because we decided that was just too close to Christmas for everyone. We haven't gotten the sneak peek at that project yet, but I'm sure it will be something fun for New Year's or January in general. They're always fun.
Of course a REALLY awesome Christmas gift would be your very own Handi Quilter longarm quilting machine. Look for a special on those, too! There's a new version of the HQ Sixteen sit-down model that looks really nice! It's more like your regular machine, you sit down to use it, and it's much more compact and affordable than the large ones.
For those of you interested in our Design a Quilt challenge - the deadline has past, with no entries! :( So.... good news, you now have until after the holidays to finish your creations! We decided to allow you plenty of time with no rush before Christmas, and give you until the 15th of January to turn in your entries! Then they will be judged and the winners will be drawn on National Quilting Day, March 19th, 2011. See the rules below:
Calico Cow Design a Quilt Contest

Fabric Requirements:

Purchase a minimum of 1 yard of Elizabeth’s Studio Quiltscapes 2905 Blue,

and additional fabric of any amount from any of the coordinating fabrics: Quiltscapes 2900, 2901, 2904, 2906.

You must use a reasonable amount of each of the two fabrics, but are not required to use it all.

Design Requirements:

Quilt must be finished and delivered ready for display at the Calico Cow Quilt Shop no later than Jan 15, 2010 @ 4:00 PM.

(We can not be responsible for late or lost entries that are sent to us.)

There are no size or style restrictions, so be creative and have fun!


The quilts will be judged by people’s choice from Jan 15th, 2011, through National Quilting Day in March.

Anyone who purchases a minimum of $10.00 may submit their vote on the back of their sales slip (only one vote/day/person).

Winners will be announced by email.


1st place - $50.00 gift certificate to the Calico Cow

2nd place - $25.00 gift certificate to the Calico Cow

3rd place - $10.00 gift certificate to the Calico Cow

Happy Quilting! J

Maribeth Miller and Jackie Becker

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