Calico & Old Lace is a small cottage industry started in 1989 to render multiple scraps of fabric into heirloom quilts. Calico & Old Lace began making quilted garments and has since grown to include bed quilts, baby quilts, place mats and table runners, wall hangings and quilted handbags. Each quilt is created with special attention to detail making them works of art and often one of a kind.
The quilts are made of cotton fabric and quilted with silk threads. Silk and velvet fabrics are used to create special occasion garments such as a wedding dress, jacket or vest, or sewn into wall hangings for special effects.
We specialize in Free Motion quilting; a technique sewn on whole cloth with the feed dogs down (free motion) creating a raised effect in the design. We also specialize in Seminole Patchwork with colorful strips of contrasting fabrics sewn on the bias to make a beautiful border for garments and quilts.
Beads, buttons, lace and fragments of jewelry are sewn for embellishments.
Quilt designs are both traditional or contemporary giving the choice of a beloved pieced traditional quilt or a bold, modern art quilt. Colorfast fabrics and polyester batting create a durable quilt that lasts for many years. And while the quilts are beautiful and certainly works of art, they are made with the intention that they will be used and well loved. With strong seams and colorfast fabric they are easily laundered and can become heirlooms with reasonable care.