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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.

Kimberbell Vintage Flora Event

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No embroidery machine? No problem! No embroidery experience? No problem! Here is your opportunity to see what everyone is talking about! Register for the Vintage Flora event and we will provide absolutely everything you need. We will even loan you the machine! Attendees receive a kit with all fabrics for 2 adorable projects. Calico Gals provides the thread, tools needed, machine and instructor. Just show up and have fun! Choose Sunday, February 9 or Monday February 10, 10:30 – 2:30 $40 (yes… this is a really good deal!) Call the store to sign up 315-445-0617.

Accuquilt Sugar Qubes Sampler Club

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The Sugar Qubes AccuQuilt club with Karen is going strong, and it’s not too late to join! Stop in on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a mini meeting and how-to for the upcoming block. Receive all the fabric for the block for $5 or . . . get it for free when you complete and bring in the previous month’s block. $25 registration fee includes your first month. Your choice of three different colorways. Attendees must own an Accuquilt system and Qube die set. Any size Qube will work for this project. January 11, February 8, and March 14, at 10:30, 11:30, or 12:30.

Calico Junction

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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!

Almond Country Beauty

Almond Country Beauty quilt in bright colors with white background13 Month Long BOM with Sue Pikarsky starts end of February. Calling all lovers of foundation paper piecing! This Block of the Month is a breathtaking variation on the New York Beauty block. Make sixteen 12″ x 12″ blocks, plus the borders, over a 13-month period to complete this 60″ x 60″ stunner! Begins in late February. $25 per month includes pattern, foundation papers, and fabric to complete the top and a scrappy border. $50 registration includes first and last month. BONUS! Join Sue Pikarsky one Saturday each month for a detailed tutorial on assembling the upcoming block. For experienced foundation paper piecers.

Prerequisite: Sue’s beginner foundation paper piecing class, or proof of skills.

Hello Spring BOM

Hello Spring quilt in blue, pink, and greenHello Spring with Rosanne Brown. It’s a new Block of the Month starting early spring of 2020. This BOM will feature many fun techniques including piecing, appliqué, and hand stitching to create a generous size 80″ x 96″ sampler quilt in fresh new fabrics. Bonus projects included, such as a small wall hanging and a stuffed bird. Don’t miss out on a fun spring and summertime quilt! Sewing tutorials will be offered – dates to be determined. $25 per month for 10 months, includes pattern book and all fabric for top and binding. $50 registration includes first and last month.

It Takes A Village

Stitched church with green trees and clock tower

Calico Gals is participating in the “It Takes A Village” wool stitchery event featuring nine designs from nine shops. Collect all nine blocks and create a village of your own!

Starting February 1, 2020, and ending March 31, 2020, each designer has kit for a piece of this village to purchase for just $16.99 including shipping in the US. Choose from nine different settings to complete your own personal village. Join the It Takes A Village Facebook Group to follow along!

Calico Gals’ block represents the Delphi Community Church located in the rural village of Delphi Falls, NY. Built in 1815, the church retains much of its original architecture thanks to the work of the dedicated community for over 200 years. The 20 large sashed windows allow light to fill the building and feature 40 individual panes in each window. Surrounded on three sides by a cemetery and stone wall, the church is nestled in picturesque farm fields of vibrant green in the summer and sparkling white throughout the winter months. Thanks to Debra Gabel for her needlework design of this historic building and to Melonie Unger for the inspiration and stitching of our block.

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

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Store Address

Calico Gals Quilt Shop and Sewing Center

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206



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.

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 below.

(You can also view the Playlist on your mobile device by clicking here.)

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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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