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

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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.

Sister Shops Passport Program

Sister Shops is a passport program designed to help stitchers find friendly, fun and fabulous places to shop for fabric.

Stitchers purchase passports from their participating home shop. They then visit other participating shops to collect stamps in their passport. Stitchers bring their stamped passport back to their home shop to redeem a minimum of 10 stamps for gifts.

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!

Wooly Block Adventure

Wool block of poppies and American flag in a glass jarLike it’s cousin Row by Row Experience, Wooly Block Adventure is all about collecting fun patterns.

Wooly patterns are highlighted each week on the RxR Experience website during the Wooly Block Adventure season, via Special Shoplight Section. Wonderful sampler projects bring ‘woolies’ together in their shared love of wool.

Calico Gals’ 2019 Wooly Block is Celebrate the Simple Things and can be created with an American or Canadian flag.

Accuquilt Sugar Qubes Sampler Club

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New club at Calico Gals! Make all the blocks in a quilt for $25!
October 12, November 16, and December 14
Choose the meeting time that works best for you: 10:30, 11:30 or 12:30.

Join Karen Cross 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, too. Attendees must own an Accuquilt system and Qube die set. Any size Qube will work for this project.

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Calico Gals Welcomes Linda Gosselin, Handi Quilter National Educator!
A quilter just like you! In 2002 Linda pieced a scrappy triple Irish chain quilt and took it to a longarm quilter at a local quilt shop. Seeing what the longarm system could do, she wanted to own a system herself! She bought a used HQ Sixteen® in 2005, added Pro-Stitcher® in 2007, and then upgraded to a new HQ Fusion® with Pro-Stitcher in 2010. In addition, her studio now also includes a new HQ Avanté® with Pro-Stitcher and an HQ Sweet Sixteen®.

Saturday, October 19, 9 AM–12:00 PM

The Simple Path to Straight Line Quilting

The trend of modern quilts, with large areas of “negative space”, has created new interest in straight line quilting and crosshatching. Both are impressive to behold, but neither is difficult to achieve when you know the tools and tricks. Learn the methods involved and create amazing geometric designs by quilting simple lines.

$30.00 per class, but if two or more classes are purchased, save $5.00 per class with Coupon Code LongarmQuilting




Saturday, October 19, 1:30 PM–4:30 PM

Curvy Rulers Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to drive! You’ll be rounding corners, navigating curves and riding up and down with this class on curved templates. Learn how to read and use the markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, ovals, arcs and half circles.

$30.00 per class, but if two or more classes are purchased, save $5.00 per class with Coupon Code LongarmQuilting

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

You Can Do That On A Longarm Too?

A longarm isn’t just for quilting tops! Learn how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. Enjoy a “parade of projects” and leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects. You’ll have a whole new perspective on what’s possible with a longarm!

$30.00 per class, but if two or more classes are purchased, save $5 per class with Coupon Code LongarmQuilting

Sunday, October 20, 1:30 PM –4:30 PM

Quilting Beyond the Design

Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a fabric print, a cookie cutter or a shape you draw yourself. Then transform that design from basic to spectacular by extending, expanding, and adding secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.

$30.00 per class, but if two or more classes are purchased, save $5 per class with Coupon Code LongarmQuilting

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

Closed on November 28 and December 25

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.

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 below.

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

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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