Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Feb
26
Mon
Garden Walk
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

Join anytime!

It’s back! Join us for The Garden Walk, 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. You’ll learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There’s so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Feb
28
Wed
Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Mar
3
Sat
Machine Appliqué
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Here Comes Spring projects including quilt in red and black checkerboard with flowers
Instructor: Beth Broadway

This simple yet striking quilt will make you smile everytime you see it! Small enough for a wall hanging but large enough for a snuggle on the couch (55″ x 63″). Make this one quickly as you enjoy the challenge to experiment with new skills. Learn machine applique, rick rack stems, and detailed piecing techniques. Perfect for confident beginners through experienced quilters. Very fun and Beth will bring the lemonade too!

Mar
6
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: March 6
Class 2: March 13
Class 3: March 20

New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Mar
9
Fri
Serger SOS
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Bring your serger, your project to work on, and something to pass for lunch. Melissa will assist you with techniques and getting great stitches with your serger.

Mar
10
Sat
Wooly 911
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

Instructor: Melonie Unger

Join your best friend Melonie in the Wooly 911 class. She will help you complete ANY (yes, she means ANY) wool project! And she even brings lunch! This is the 911 call every stitcher with an unfinished wool project must make!

Mar
13
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: March 6
Class 2: March 13
Class 3: March 20

New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Mar
14
Wed
Beginning English Paper Piecing
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

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.

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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Feb
26
Mon
Garden Walk
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

Join anytime!

It’s back! Join us for The Garden Walk, 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. You’ll learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There’s so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Feb
28
Wed
Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Mar
3
Sat
Machine Appliqué
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Here Comes Spring projects including quilt in red and black checkerboard with flowers
Instructor: Beth Broadway

This simple yet striking quilt will make you smile everytime you see it! Small enough for a wall hanging but large enough for a snuggle on the couch (55″ x 63″). Make this one quickly as you enjoy the challenge to experiment with new skills. Learn machine applique, rick rack stems, and detailed piecing techniques. Perfect for confident beginners through experienced quilters. Very fun and Beth will bring the lemonade too!

Mar
6
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: March 6
Class 2: March 13
Class 3: March 20

New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Mar
9
Fri
Serger SOS
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Bring your serger, your project to work on, and something to pass for lunch. Melissa will assist you with techniques and getting great stitches with your serger.

Mar
10
Sat
Wooly 911
Mar 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

Instructor: Melonie Unger

Join your best friend Melonie in the Wooly 911 class. She will help you complete ANY (yes, she means ANY) wool project! And she even brings lunch! This is the 911 call every stitcher with an unfinished wool project must make!

Mar
13
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Mar 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: March 6
Class 2: March 13
Class 3: March 20

New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Mar
14
Wed
Beginning English Paper Piecing
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!