Welcome to Calico Gals, the home of Row by Row Experience!

Hi! I'm Janet Lutz, owner of Calico Gals and creator of Row by Row Experience!

I invite you to come visit our beautiful store in Syracuse, New York. We have yards and yards of fun fabric and knowledgeable and friendly gals and guys to answer your questions and show you around. Take a class, join a club, and enjoy our special events, and exclusive Calico Gals Row by Row Experience merchandise.

Store Hours

10:00 am–5:00 pm
12:00–4:00 PM
Open evenings during scheduled classes. Closed July 3 and 4, September 4 and 5.

Store Address

Calico Gals Quilt Shop and Sewing Center

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

Contact Us

Phone: 315-445-0617
Email: store@calicogals.com

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Use cash or a check instead of a credit card when shopping at Calico Gals and you’ll be entered in the monthly drawing to win one of two $50 gift certificates!


If it’s your birthday this month, you can receive a gift! Click here to download the coupon (PDF), print it, and bring it into the store. The coupon is good one time only, any day during your birthday month.

Note about the map

Important! On the map you will see a street labeled Hazelhurst, just to the right of the red balloon. That is the wrong name! The name of the street is actually Marisa Heights. So, when you’re looking for the store, it’s at the corner of New Court Ave. and Marisa Heights (which is a teeny little street with a big sign).

Our Playlist is your guide to all the fun!

It changes with the seasons and is your guide to classes, clubs, special events, and all the fun happenings in the store. Download a copy by clicking the button.

Click Here to Download the Playlist (PDF)

Featured at Calico Gals

Calico Gals holds exciting and fun events for quilters and sewists with some of the biggest names in the industry! Our seasonal tasting events are popular and delicious sneak previews of upcoming classes, clubs, and more. Come in and get our newest, hottest blocks of the month. And visit us at quilt shows ’round the country.

Ready. Set. Row!

Row by Row Experience 2016 starts June 21! Be sure to stop by the store and pick up Calico Gals’ Around the Block pattern designed by Joan Ford. Click on the picture above to see it larger!

New for 2016 The 9th Row
Purchase a 9th Row kit to raise funds to fight homelessness in our communities. A portion of your kit price will be donated to the Rescue Mission. The 9th Row cannot be counted as one of the 8 rows in a winning quilt. Thanks for your generosity!

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Flower Power Mini-Retreat

August 26, 5:30–9:30 pm, August 27, 10:30 am–3:30 pm

Calico Gals is excited to present Julie Burger teaching the amazing new Impatiens Placemats from Judy Niemeyer at a 2-day mini-retreat right in the store! Join Julie on Friday and get a good start on this beautiful project. Leave everything in place and come back in the morning for more sewing and fun.

Learn this popular foundation piecing technique, treat yourself to a summer sewing event and make a fun set of placemats! Julie is even giving a prize for the best Flower Power outfit in class!

Call 315-445-0617 to reserve your spot!

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Sleep-In-Your-Own-Bed Retreat with Special Guest Karen Montgomery from The Quilt Company

September 9, 5:30–9:00 pm, and September 10, 8:30 am–2:30 pm, at Sanders Creek Community Center, Dewitt

Retreat includes National Teacher for three projects (that’s Karen!), lunch on Saturday, snacks and more snacks, all three patterns, fabric kit for two of the projects, and even a Creative Grids ruler! All for $199!

Limited spaces. Call the store to register, 315-445-0617.

Home of Row by Row Experience

Your favorite city-to-city, state-to-state, continent-to-continent shopping adventure started right here at Calico Gals!

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Row by Row Experience

Shopping Adventure

It’s like a shop hop, but it’s not… no fees, no cards to stamp, and it lasts all summer! Visit participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops, and have fun collecting rows!

Visit Row by Row Experience.

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New York State Row by Row

It Began Here

Enjoy hopping and shopping through the Quilt Shops in New York State. Be sure to visit Calico Gals, the shop where it all began.
Visit New York State Row by Row on Facebook.

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Row by Row Studio

The Clubhouse

What is Row by Row Studio? It’s a place for people like you. A welcome place. Like a clubhouse. Peek behind the scenes, read stories about Row by Row fans, and stay up to date on all the goodies. Feel the heartbeat of Row by Row.
Visit Row by Row Studio.

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Wooly Block Adventure

New for 2016

Wooly Block Adventure is a new event from Row by Row Experience™ exclusive to wool shops and shops that carry wool and wool stitchery supplies. Participating shops give away the pattern for one 8-inch wool appliqué block to every person who visits their store this spring.
Visit Wooly Block Adventure.

Our wonderful customers are saying wonderful things!

The ladies in this shop are so helpful and friendly. I love the selection of fabrics and notions, just a fun store to shop at!

Maribeth B.

Went for row by row. This is an awesome shop with wonderful ladies working there. Thanks for all the information and wonderful pattern.

Michelle H.

The Gals have taught me to quilt, and encouraged me every step of my journey. Great place to shop and learn!

Vicki M.

Stop on in and see for yourself what a wonderful place Calico Gals is!

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We are proud to be a Quilt Sampler Featured Shop and an Accuquilt Signature Shop. Come in and test drive our Baby Lock, Elna, Handi Quilter, and Accuquilt machines and see our beautiful Koala Studios.

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