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

Janet Lutz in front of Calico Gals

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. You can also shop in our online store where you will find official Row by Row Experience™ goodies. 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.

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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Come shop with us in our online store! We’ve got loads of fun official Row by Row Experience™ merchandise including pins, fabric, and kits from previous years.

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.

Weekend Stitch Away

March 24 and 25, 2018

With Nina Dukette and Melonie Unger

Popsicles table runner from Kimberbell
Come away for the weekend and “stitch-away” with Calico Gals! Everyone is invited to bring their projects and stitch away! Arrive Saturday morning and stitch away through Sunday afternoon. Retreat includes hotel room, all meals, class and fabric/stabilizer kit for fun machine embroidery table runner project.

$249.00 double room, $289 single room, gets you everything! Give us a call to reserve your spot, 315-445-0617 or click here to order in our online store.

* NOTE about machine embroidery table runner project (aka Popsicles from Kimberbell): This project requires a sewing machine with embroidery capabilities to complete parts of it. If you do not have an embroidery machine . . . No problem! Just let us know and you can use one of ours at the stitch-away. Learn something new and make something fun!

Wooly Block Adventure

Wooly Block Adventure logo for 2017 sheep and a basket of fall leaves

Wooly Block Adventure is a spring and fall 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.

2017 Wooly Block Adventure items still available in our online store. Click here to shop.

QUILTmania 2018 Mystery Quilt

QuiltMania Mystery 2018 Bathwick by Karen Styles with fabric sampleImmerse yourself in a historic quilting journey! Calico Gals is honored to be one of only four shops in the United States offering Block of the Month kits for the new QuiltMania 2018 Mystery. Quilt pattern and exquisite fabric by Karen Styles was inspired by an 18th century Georgian quilt. Click here to visit our online store for more information and to sign up.

Taste of Spring

March 18, 2018, 12 pm to 4 pm

Spring crocus flower blooming

Stop in to the annual spring open house. Enjoy refreshments, pick up the newest class listing,
and visit with the teachers.

Pops-a-Lot BOM

Pops a lot quilt in black and white with pops of color
Create 10 quick blocks a month for 8 months. Choose your favorite or all three: batiks, reproduction, or black and white with a pop of color. $15 for 1 colorway, $25 for 2 colorways, or $30 for all 3 colorways. Includes pattern and ruler.

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 Experience Junior

Bring the Kids

Summer 2017 debuted Row by Row Experience’s brand new program, Row by Row Junior. It’s designed for kids ages 6 to 14. They travel along with an adult, collect free row patterns designed just for them to make, and learn to sew with family help.

Read more about this exciting new program on Row by Row Studio blog and also on the official Row by Row website.

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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.

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!

A happy customer

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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