Welcome at the site of Calico House!

For more than 25 years we have been your patchwork and quilt shop in Antwerp.

Next to a wide choice of quilting fabrics, we also can offer all other tools needed for enjoying this wonderful hobby and craft.  

Our site is now taking its first steps to becoming a webshop.  We intend to offer you our finest fabrics direct on the web, you can make your choice out of our range of English paper piecing papers and do keep an eye on our special offers.  

You will probably notice differences between our Flemish and our English version.  Content that we think is only relevant for our local clients, hasn't been translated into English.  

If you don't find what you're looking for here, stop by our shop in Antwerp,  or if you can't, give us a call or send us an email, I'm convinced that we can help you.  

Please enjoy our site and come back regularly to see our progress.

Lisette Baartmans

Internationale QUIP-dag

Zoals ieder jaar wordt over de hele wereld op de 3e zaterdag van de maand juni een QUIPdag (quilten in Public) gehouden. 

Het idee is dat quilters hun huis verlaten en zich installeren op publieke plaatsen om patchwork bekend te maken aan het grote publiek. 
Liefst op een plaats waar veel passage is en de mensen even kunnen stoppen om verwonderd en nieuwsgierig naar onze werken te kijken. 

Antwerpen heeft al 3 keer meegedaan!
Dit jaar zijn we natuurlijk weer van de partij, we quippen deze keer op 20/06/15 van 10 tot 16 uur in de cafetaria van http://www.capenberg.com in Boechout. 
(Wegbeschrijving met de auto : http://oxacobbc.be/contact/route/  Met het openbaar vervoer te bereiken met tram 15) 

Noteer deze dag in uw agenda en kom met velen. 

Om te weten hoeveel stoelen we moeten plaatsen moet u zich wel aanmelden voor 31/05 op dit mailadres: sommeke@hotmail.com met in de onderwerpregel : QUIP-dag. 

U kan uw eigen lunch meebrengen (drank, verse soep en croques zijn te koop in de cafetaria) 
Breng ook je eigen lamp (liefst op batterijen) mee!

Let wel goed op, we zitten in een openbaar gebouw en de organisatie is niet verantwoordelijk voor diefstal of beschadiging van uw eigendommen.

Nieuwe collectie : Forest Parade

Dear quilters,

Forest Parade is the first-ever fabric collection by Petit Collage.

Their signature woodland animals live happily ever after in a bold assortment of patterns and coordinates featuring owls, birds, foxes and modern floral.

Aligned with Petit Collage eco-friendly mission in their own toy and gift line, Windham Fabrics is releasing all designs in 100% organic cotton fabric. 

The perfect series for your next summer or baby quilt.  You'll find the collection in our webshop under "Fashion Prints"



I think I'm right to say that we all long for it!  Just to get in the mood, we have added some colourful fabrics to our section Fashion Prints. Perfect fabrics for a spring quilt!.

May I also remind you that our shop has a stand at the Antwerp Hobbysalon from March 6th till March 9th and that you can still participate in our "Giant Quilt" competition.  This time the subject is "Butterflies".

If you send us a mini quilt of exactly 20 cm x 20 cm, quilted and finished with a binding, we'll give you a free entry to the fair and you can compete for some very nice prices.

Hope to see you soon!


Holidays are coming soon!

Dear Quilters

We have organized a Christmas corner in our shop in Antwerp and here on our site you'll find, apart from the set "Winter Wonderland", also a new range Season's fabrics in merry colours and original desgins.  You'll find it under  "Christmas"

We have also added a new tab in the English Paper Piecing section called "Examples and Ideas".   Here you'll find examples of how to combine the different shapes.

Lots of fun quilting!



A new Start!

Summer has passed and the schools started again.  On September 3rd Calico House unlocked its doors and welcomed its clients again.

We tackle autumn with new workshops, lots of beautiful fabric collections and new inspiration.  

For starters, we have added a new Christmas fabric collection "Winter Wonderland" for those who would like to make an special Christmas quilt this year.

I wish you a happy autumn and lots of quilting fun!



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