Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

Join the fun by taking a class or joining a club at Calico Gals! Sign up today by calling 315-445-0617.

Class and Club Calendar

Apr
5
Wed
Basic Computer Skills for Embroiderers
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Tom Baxter

Get geeky! Your quilting will improve when you take this basic computer class. We’re not lying! In this class (mainly for Windows users with some overlap to Mac) you’ll learn computer terminology, what you need to know about files and folders, internet downloads and how to use a USB thumb drive. Don’t be scared—jump in and get comfortable with tech by learning more about your computer. Laptop required for class.

Apr
11
Tue
Destiny Embroidery Club
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Destiny sewing machine
Instructor: Nina Dukette

The most beautiful sewing and embroidery machine in the Baby Lock line up can do the most beautiful things! Learn something new each month and use your machine to the max.

Apr
18
Tue
Guide Pen on Destiny, Unity, or Crescendo
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Image of Baby Lock Crescendo

Instructor: Nina Dukette
Baby Lock machines come with a unique and wonderful piece of technology—the guide beam pen. It’s a little laser light that helps you to be more accurate and have more fun with your sewing. Bring your machine and join Nina in this hands-on workshop. Fabric kit provided.

Sit-Down Free Motion Quilting
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweet Sixteen qulting machine

Instructor: Rosanne Brown

3 Class Sessions:
Class 1: February 21
Class 2: March 21
Class 3: April 18

Spend a little time and learn a lot! In addition to cleaning, general maintenance, tension and thread choice topics, experiment with doodling and free motion quilting each month. Get more from your Mid Arm machine! Learn and try new doodles each class. Take your ideas home and add them to your quilts. Leave your machine at home and work on ours.

Apr
24
Mon
Garden Walk
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: April 24
Class 2: May 22
Class 3: June 26

It’s back! This is the 6 month series that has been getting so much buzz at Calico Gals. Consider it continuing education for your machine! Discover that your machine can do so much more than piecing! Use fusible machine appliqué as the basis of the blocks and follow lessons on bobbin-work, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. Fee includes first three months of classes and patterns.

Free Motion Machine Quilting
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

This class will take the scary out of machine quilting! Learn to quilt using your walking foot and free motion foot. Make a sample book of quilting patterns so next time you are ready to make a quilt, simply open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you learned to do. With Candy’s encouragement, you will have fun and explore your inner artist. Be surprised at what you can do!

May
8
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

This class will take the scary out of machine quilting! Learn to quilt using your walking foot and free motion foot. Make a sample book of quilting patterns so next time you are ready to make a quilt, simply open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you learned to do. With Candy’s encouragement, you will have fun and explore your inner artist. Be surprised at what you can do!

May
16
Tue
Destiny Embroidery Club
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Destiny sewing machine
Instructor: Nina Dukette

The most beautiful sewing and embroidery machine in the Baby Lock line up can do the most beautiful things! Learn something new each month and use your machine to the max.

May
22
Mon
Garden Walk
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: April 24
Class 2: May 22
Class 3: June 26

It’s back! This is the 6 month series that has been getting so much buzz at Calico Gals. Consider it continuing education for your machine! Discover that your machine can do so much more than piecing! Use fusible machine appliqué as the basis of the blocks and follow lessons on bobbin-work, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. Fee includes first three months of classes and patterns.

May
31
Wed
HQ Pro-Stitcher Intro Class
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Handiquilter Pro-stitcher
Instructor: Tom Baxter

Super lecture for the Pro-Stitcher on your HandiQuilter Long-Arm machine. Start at the beginning, review the functions of each button and learn the details on the menu items. Tom will demonstrate how to select an image, define an area and place the image in the area, followed by a tutorial on the skew feature. Perfect class for new owners, power quilters or those considering the purchase.

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

April 16
May 14
May 28 & 29

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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

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Apr
5
Wed
Basic Computer Skills for Embroiderers
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Tom Baxter

Get geeky! Your quilting will improve when you take this basic computer class. We’re not lying! In this class (mainly for Windows users with some overlap to Mac) you’ll learn computer terminology, what you need to know about files and folders, internet downloads and how to use a USB thumb drive. Don’t be scared—jump in and get comfortable with tech by learning more about your computer. Laptop required for class.

Apr
11
Tue
Destiny Embroidery Club
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Destiny sewing machine
Instructor: Nina Dukette

The most beautiful sewing and embroidery machine in the Baby Lock line up can do the most beautiful things! Learn something new each month and use your machine to the max.

Apr
18
Tue
Guide Pen on Destiny, Unity, or Crescendo
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Image of Baby Lock Crescendo

Instructor: Nina Dukette
Baby Lock machines come with a unique and wonderful piece of technology—the guide beam pen. It’s a little laser light that helps you to be more accurate and have more fun with your sewing. Bring your machine and join Nina in this hands-on workshop. Fabric kit provided.

Sit-Down Free Motion Quilting
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweet Sixteen qulting machine

Instructor: Rosanne Brown

3 Class Sessions:
Class 1: February 21
Class 2: March 21
Class 3: April 18

Spend a little time and learn a lot! In addition to cleaning, general maintenance, tension and thread choice topics, experiment with doodling and free motion quilting each month. Get more from your Mid Arm machine! Learn and try new doodles each class. Take your ideas home and add them to your quilts. Leave your machine at home and work on ours.

Apr
24
Mon
Garden Walk
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: April 24
Class 2: May 22
Class 3: June 26

It’s back! This is the 6 month series that has been getting so much buzz at Calico Gals. Consider it continuing education for your machine! Discover that your machine can do so much more than piecing! Use fusible machine appliqué as the basis of the blocks and follow lessons on bobbin-work, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. Fee includes first three months of classes and patterns.

Free Motion Machine Quilting
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

This class will take the scary out of machine quilting! Learn to quilt using your walking foot and free motion foot. Make a sample book of quilting patterns so next time you are ready to make a quilt, simply open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you learned to do. With Candy’s encouragement, you will have fun and explore your inner artist. Be surprised at what you can do!

May
8
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

This class will take the scary out of machine quilting! Learn to quilt using your walking foot and free motion foot. Make a sample book of quilting patterns so next time you are ready to make a quilt, simply open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you learned to do. With Candy’s encouragement, you will have fun and explore your inner artist. Be surprised at what you can do!

May
16
Tue
Destiny Embroidery Club
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Destiny sewing machine
Instructor: Nina Dukette

The most beautiful sewing and embroidery machine in the Baby Lock line up can do the most beautiful things! Learn something new each month and use your machine to the max.

May
22
Mon
Garden Walk
May 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: April 24
Class 2: May 22
Class 3: June 26

It’s back! This is the 6 month series that has been getting so much buzz at Calico Gals. Consider it continuing education for your machine! Discover that your machine can do so much more than piecing! Use fusible machine appliqué as the basis of the blocks and follow lessons on bobbin-work, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. Fee includes first three months of classes and patterns.

May
31
Wed
HQ Pro-Stitcher Intro Class
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Handiquilter Pro-stitcher
Instructor: Tom Baxter

Super lecture for the Pro-Stitcher on your HandiQuilter Long-Arm machine. Start at the beginning, review the functions of each button and learn the details on the menu items. Tom will demonstrate how to select an image, define an area and place the image in the area, followed by a tutorial on the skew feature. Perfect class for new owners, power quilters or those considering the purchase.