As of today, I think we finally can say "It's Spring!" This certainly has been a long winter to say the least, but the birds are all singing, and I did see daffodils in my garden (yes, daffodils, and we are looking at mid May). AAHHH SPRING!
Spring has also arrived at The Calico Shoppe. We have been receiving the most delightful collections of lovely fabrics from subtle prints to intoxicating batiks, and then to throw a curve in the works, we just received our first winter line of prints from Primitive Gatherings. The wonderful prints are the ones used in Primitive Gatherings' three snowman patterns. You can start now so your quilts are ready for the first "Snow Fall". Yes, I did say that 4 letter word, sorry.
We have also been receiving terrific new books and tantalizing patterns for your quilting pleasure.
I am also traveling to Portland Oregon for Quilt Market!!!! I can’t imagine what wonderful new treasures will be waiting for me there. Stop in the first week of June to find out what was found! I did get a sneak peek at some luscious hand dyed velvets to add to our hand dyed wools. WOW! They looked gorgeous!
In this newsletter you will find exciting events and our special anniversary celebration. We are 20 years young this year! Who would have thought that a little shop, starting out with approximately 300 bolts of fabric in 1993 would be going strong with 4000 bolts 20 years later, and still enjoying every minute of it!!!! We owe it all to our wonderful customers! THANK YOU ALL for your friendship and your kind words of encouragement!
See all of you soon!
PS: The Wisconsin State Shop Hop newspapers are in! Stop in to pick one up. The prizes this year are FABULOUS! A road trip in June after this long snowy winter sounds great, and the prizes make it even better. Please note the extended hours for the State Shop Hop June 7 - 29.