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.

Closed on:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 31
  • Monday, January 1

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 new online store! We’ve got loads of fun official Row by Row Experience™ merchandise including pins, fabric, and kits from previous years.


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. You can also show us the coupon on your phone instead of printing it. 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.

Row by Row On the Go

Calico Gals 2017 Row by Row Experience row This a Way That a Way
Are you ready to row by row? We are crazy about our row this year! This-a-Way, That-a-Way was designed by Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway LLC. The fun pattern works so well with the Row by Row On the Go theme. The row can be used horizontally or vertically in a RxR quilt. Or you can add the individual blocks to the ends of other rows to make your quilt wider. Shown here in the 2017 Row by Row fabric and available in other fabric combinations. Get ready to row!

Kimberbell Celebrations

Kimberbell celebration projects
August 24 and 25
Happiness is having a full bobbin when Kimberbell® is coming! We’re sew delighted to invite you to our machine embroidery event! Join us and make 6 adorable, exclusive projects, improve your skills and learn new techniques! Receive sewing bag and complete fabric kit with Kimberbellishments, plus full-color instructions and project CD! Call Calico Gals for more information.

Every Which Way Dotties Swap

Every Which Way Quilt
Hostess: Lynn Schantz

  • First blocks due July 1.
  • Just $15 includes the pattern.
  • Create 6 polka dot blocks a month, bring them, and Lynn will swap them out.
  • In 6 months you’ll have all the blocks for a very scrappy, very dottie quilt. Use your dottie stash or pick up some new dotties to make your block.

Quilting With the Stars

Quilting with the Stars quilt
Hostess: Lynne Schantz

  • Starts June 19.
  • Perfect for beginners.
  • Make a classic Ohio Star Quilt in just 12 weeks.
  • Includes all fabric: pre-cut pieces, backgrounds and block borders.
  • $15 registration (includes first and last blocks and pattern)
  • Pick up your block kit each week; $5/week.
  • Vote for your favorite “star”. Each Star combination picked exclusively for you by one of our Calico Gals “STARS” (staff).

Jelly Roll Race

Saturday, September 16, 9am-3:30pm
Kathy Barden is crew chief and Lynn Schantz and Melonie Unger are her capable assistants. Grab a jelly roll and start your engines! Calico Gals is hosting another Jelly Roll Race! (Not really a race—more like T-ball where everyone plays and everyone wins!) Make a super-fast quilt and have a whole bunch of fun. $35 includes snacks, lunch, laughs and prizes for all! Location: Sanders Creek Community Center.

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Quiltmania Mystery Quilt 2017

Get your Quiltmania Mystery Quilt Kit here at Calico Gals’ online store. We are one of only five shops in the USA carrying the official kits. Click here to shop Quiltmania Mystery.

Read more about the Mystery Quilt by clicking here to go to Quiltmania.

Pillow with tree and bird by Karen Miller

Save the Date for Karen Miller

October 7
Calico Gals is thrilled to welcome special guest Karen Miller from Redbird Quilt Company. Mark your calendars for incredible free motion quilting classes and a beautiful trunk show from Karen.

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 will be alive with learning when kids hit the road to participate in 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.

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Wooly Block Adventure

Wooly Block Adventure

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.
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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