We are Downtown Porterville's quality quilt, sewing, & craft fabric shop. You'll find lots of inspiration & temptation here in books, patterns, tools, classes, & fabric. We're your local Handi Quilter Dealer, with both the Sweet Sixteen & Avante set up for lessons & rental by the hour. We have quilting & sewing classes as well as special events scheduled monthly for lots of quilty fun. There's additional parking & a handy back entrance behind the shop. The Calico Mermaid symbolizes our whimsical vision of an imaginative, inspirational space to sew, quilt, and create. We want your visits here to be relaxing, comfortable, & fun. Check our blog & Facebook for frequent updates & pictures of what's new at the Mermaid. We welcome you & hope to see you stop by the shop.