Calendar

Feb
5
Wed
Hands-On with IQ Designer
Feb 5 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

IQ Designer designs in blue and whiteWith Janet Lutz

If your machine has a built-in IQ Designer program, you are invited to join us in the Calico Gals classroom for some dedicated time learning and playing with your machine! The focus will be on quilting in the hoop. Experiment with using various features including fills and stippling. Learn to save and duplicate, create appliques and add personal details to your quilting. Fabric panel is included with class.

Feb
14
Fri
Open Serge
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Serger
With Melissa Morgante

Bring your serger projects to work on, and Melissa will help you adjust stitches or make suggestions to keep you moving. Any brand serger is welcome as long as you can thread it, change the needles, and have a manual. It’s a fun day with serger people!

Feb
29
Sat
Machine Quilting, Part 1
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Avante quilting machineWith Candia Tucker
Two class sessions: February 29 and March 14

Take the scary out of machine quilting when you learn to use the walking foot, free motion foot, and complete a sample book of quilting patterns. Next time you’re ready to quilt, you’ll be able to open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you know how to do.

Mar
13
Fri
Open Serge
Mar 13 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Serger
With Melissa Morgante

Bring your serger projects to work on, and Melissa will help you adjust stitches or make suggestions to keep you moving. Any brand serger is welcome as long as you can thread it, change the needles, and have a manual. It’s a fun day with serger people!

Mar
14
Sat
Machine Quilting, Part 2
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Avante quilting machineWith Candia Tucker
Two class sessions: February 29 and March 14

Take the scary out of machine quilting when you learn to use the walking foot, free motion foot, and complete a sample book of quilting patterns. Next time you’re ready to quilt, you’ll be able to open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you know how to do.

Mar
22
Sun
Machine Quilting II
Mar 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Machine quilted samplesWith Candia Tucker

This class is for people who have taken the Machine Quilting class and want more. Now you can get more practice at free motion quilting, learn new quilting patterns, try quilting a quilt top you already made (or a quilt panel). If you never finished your book of patterns from the first class, this is a good opportunity to finish it up!

Mar
25
Wed
Dream Big
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dream Big in shades of purpeWith Sue Pilkarsky
Are you ready to Dream Big? Do you have a Hoffman Dream Big panel on your shelf but are unsure where to start? Maybe you’re ready to jump in but just need some guidance and encouragement! Learn to free-motion quilt feathers, or try your hand at using rulers with a long- arm. If you’re any one of the above, this class is for you! The class is a lecture with loads of tips, tricks, advice, drawing practice, and some hands-on long-arm practice on the HQ Simply 16.

Dream Big
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dream Big in shades of purpeWith Sue Pilkarsky

Are you ready to Dream Big? Do you have a Hoffman Dream Big panel on your shelf but are unsure where to start? Maybe you’re ready to jump in but just need some guidance and encouragement! Learn to free-motion quilt feathers, or try your hand at using rulers with a long- arm. If you’re any one of the above, this class is for you! The class is a lecture with loads of tips, tricks, advice, drawing practice, and some hands-on long-arm practice on the HQ Simply 16.