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

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.

Fireside Quilting Retreat

Craftsman Inn Hotel

Calico Gals is hosting the first-ever Fireside Quilting Retreat at the beautiful, newly-remodeled Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville NY. Retreat includes meals, accommodations and sewing space at the Craftsman Inn. Lots of extras (in the planning stages) to be announced. Hold your spot with $100 deposit and save! Invite a friend for a fun and relaxing weekend doing what you love!

$379 or $329 when placing $100 deposit by November 15, 2018.

After Market Holiday Revue

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November 15th

There will be demos, freebies, door prizes, refreshments, and fun, fun, fun!

Jammin’ Jellyroll Party

Jammin Jellyroll quilts

With Melonie Unger and Lynn Schantz

Melonie and Lynn invite you to a rockin’ good time at the Jammin’ Jelly Roll Party! Grab a jelly roll … any jelly roll … and start your party! Make a super-fast quilt and have a whole bunch of fun. Enjoy lots of room to spread out and sew at the Sanders Creek Community Center. $35 includes snacks, laughs and prizes for all. Bring your own lunch and get ready for a great day with your quilting buddies. Check out our sample quilts or use a pattern of your choice to create your own jammin’ jelly quilt.

Wooly Block Adventure

Wooly Block Adventure 2018
Collect fun wool patterns from the comfort of your home. Join the Wooly Block Neighborhood Facebook
to get a preview of the adorable blocks from around the USA and Canada. Follow along beginning October 1, 2018, at Row by Row Experience.

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.

Calico Junction

Calico Gals Junction

Forget about your cares, it’s time to have fun at the Junction! Calico Gals Junction, that is!

It’s our newest Facebook group for everyone who enjoys quilting, sewing, stitching, crafting, and all that good stuff. Click to join!

Tongan Escape

Tongan Escape quilt

With Lynn Schantz

Create a striking quilt in beautiful Timeless Treasures batiks by stitching a couple blocks at a time. Join for 6 months and receive a Daniela Stout pattern and fabric for two unique 9-inch pieced blocks. In month 7 receive all fabric needed to complete all of the setting, borders and binding. Choose the warm Nutmeg color or the cool Stonewash. $50 to join includes 1st and last month blocks. $25/month.

Janet Lutz in front of Calico Gals

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

Photo of Janet Lutz in front of Calico GalsI 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

We are closed on November 22, December 25, January 1, and closing at 3:00 PM on December 24 and December 31.

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)

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 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 program 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!

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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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