Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Oct
4
Wed
Machine Quilting Week: Longarm Quilting Basics
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension.

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Photo of Susan JungerheldAbout Susan
Susan Jungerheld has owned a longarm quilting business and a Handi Quilter machine since 2008. She loves free-motion and ruler-assisted quilting using her HQ24 Fusion®, and proudly quilts for local quilt shops, her customers, and charities.
Susan began teaching both piecing and quilting in local quilt shops, and now is thrilled to share her knowledge and experience with quilters everywhere as a Handi Quilter National Educator. Susan is an award-winning quilter, with several quilts featured in Quilt Trends magazine.

Before working professionally in the quilting industry, Susan worked in counseling, education, customer service, and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Originally from Pennsylvania, Susan has also lived in several other states, Germany, and Ireland. She and her husband reside in New York state and have two college-age children.

Machine Quilting Week: Ruler Mania
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Handling rulers safely, Accomplishing precision and accuracy, Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch, Right angles and cross hatching, Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Oct
5
Thu
Machine Quilting Week: Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

This class is for everyone—whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. You will be on your way to finishing your quilts!

TOPICS INCLUDE: Selecting, resizing auditioning and applying quilt designs, Preparing the quilt top and backing, Batting selection and basting, Threads, needles and tension, Stitch in the ditch and meander quilting

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Machine Quilting Week: Sit-Down Quilting Boot Camp Basics
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

Do you have limited space for a quilting machine, and prefer to sit down to quilt? Come see how the HQ Sweet Sixteen will solve those problems and help you finish quilts of any size! The machine features make free motion quilting a breeze, and additional creative feet and gadgets take you far beyond meandering and stitch-in-the-ditch. TOPICS INCLUDE: Built-in machine features, Stitch Regulation with Tru-Stitch, Pattern application and Golden Threads paper, Basting layers and manipulating the quilt, Creative machine feet, rulers and gadgets.

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50.

Oct
17
Tue
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Oct
19
Thu
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Oct
30
Mon
Garden Walk
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: October 30
Class 2: November 27
Class 3: December 18

New Garden Walk series beginning this fall! Join Nina for a wonderful 6 month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Nov
16
Thu
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Nov
21
Tue
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Nov
27
Mon
Garden Walk
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: October 30
Class 2: November 27
Class 3: December 18

New Garden Walk series beginning this fall! Join Nina for a wonderful 6 month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

BOMs & Swaps

QUILTmania 2017 Mystery Quilt

Calico Gals is one of only four shops in the United States honored to offer the QUILTmania 2017 Mystery quilt. Begins shipping in February.

  • Quilt pattern by Michelle Yeo
  • Fabrics from the Torrington Place Collection by Penny Rose for Riley Blake Designs
  • $99.95 plus shipping and handling include first and last months
  • $49.95 per month plus shipping and handling
  • Mystery patterns will be available in the bi-monthly QUILTmania magazine

Flying South quilt

Flying South BOM
Play along February through June. Just $7.50 per month includes:

  • 5 months
  • 8 Chubby 16ths of exclusive new batik prints
  • Choose your favorites each month
  • Directions for the Flying South block
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • Months 2–5 include an alternate block pattern using the same shapes
  • $15 ($40 for precut version) registration fee covers your first and last month

Journeys End quilt

Journey’s End BOM

  • 6 months
  • Build your houses in the first 5 months; create the scrappy border in the 6th
  • Generous 66-1/2″ x 66-1/2″ quilt
  • $32 per month includes patterns, fabrics, and binding
  • $64 registration fee includes first and last months

U Swappin quilt

U Swappin’?

  • 8 easy blocks a month for 6 months
  • Bring them in by the 1st and Lynn will swap them out for pick up on the 15th
  • First blocks due February 1st
  • $15 for the entire 6 months, includes pattern
  • Double swap or both swaps for $25
  • Batiks: Any bright jewel tones for color and cream batik for background
  • Cottage: Any bright small print for color and white-on-white background (no cream please)

Bird Walk block of the month quilt

Bird Walk BOM
Hostess: Christy Blume
Includes:

  • 12 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Batik fabric for quilt top
  • Pick up or mail order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration fee covers first and last months of the club

Star Spangled Liberty block of the month quilt

Star Spangled Liberty
Hostess: Jen Cantrell
Includes:

  • 9 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Snow Friends Wool and Cotton block of the month

Snow Friends: A Wool and Cotton BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger
Includes:

  • One snowman design for 6 months and a month for details and assembly
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top includes wool and cotton
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Freedom Bound Block of the Month quilt

Freedom Bound BOM
Hostess: Rosanne Brown
Includes:

Store Hours

Monday–Saturday
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday
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

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

Contact Us

Phone: 315-445-0617
Email: store@calicogals.com

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Oct
4
Wed
Machine Quilting Week: Longarm Quilting Basics
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension.

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Photo of Susan JungerheldAbout Susan
Susan Jungerheld has owned a longarm quilting business and a Handi Quilter machine since 2008. She loves free-motion and ruler-assisted quilting using her HQ24 Fusion®, and proudly quilts for local quilt shops, her customers, and charities.
Susan began teaching both piecing and quilting in local quilt shops, and now is thrilled to share her knowledge and experience with quilters everywhere as a Handi Quilter National Educator. Susan is an award-winning quilter, with several quilts featured in Quilt Trends magazine.

Before working professionally in the quilting industry, Susan worked in counseling, education, customer service, and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Originally from Pennsylvania, Susan has also lived in several other states, Germany, and Ireland. She and her husband reside in New York state and have two college-age children.

Machine Quilting Week: Ruler Mania
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Handling rulers safely, Accomplishing precision and accuracy, Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch, Right angles and cross hatching, Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Oct
5
Thu
Machine Quilting Week: Stepping Stones to Quilting Your First Quilt
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

This class is for everyone—whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. You will be on your way to finishing your quilts!

TOPICS INCLUDE: Selecting, resizing auditioning and applying quilt designs, Preparing the quilt top and backing, Batting selection and basting, Threads, needles and tension, Stitch in the ditch and meander quilting

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50

Machine Quilting Week: Sit-Down Quilting Boot Camp Basics
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Machine Quilting Week at Calico Gals logo

With Handi Quilter National Educator Susan Jungerheld

Do you have limited space for a quilting machine, and prefer to sit down to quilt? Come see how the HQ Sweet Sixteen will solve those problems and help you finish quilts of any size! The machine features make free motion quilting a breeze, and additional creative feet and gadgets take you far beyond meandering and stitch-in-the-ditch. TOPICS INCLUDE: Built-in machine features, Stitch Regulation with Tru-Stitch, Pattern application and Golden Threads paper, Basting layers and manipulating the quilt, Creative machine feet, rulers and gadgets.

Fee for Susan’s classes: $30 per class or 2 classes for $50.

Oct
17
Tue
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Oct
19
Thu
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Oct
30
Mon
Garden Walk
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: October 30
Class 2: November 27
Class 3: December 18

New Garden Walk series beginning this fall! Join Nina for a wonderful 6 month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Nov
16
Thu
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Nov
21
Tue
Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

Nov
27
Mon
Garden Walk
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: October 30
Class 2: November 27
Class 3: December 18

New Garden Walk series beginning this fall! Join Nina for a wonderful 6 month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.