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

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.

Jun
8
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

BeBop Stomp quilt

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

We love Jelly Rolls – those wonderful strips sets of beautiful fabrics! Grab your favorite and turn it into a fast and fun quilt. Choose one or both of these jazzy patterns – both are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better – these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. BeBop Stomp class is on June 8, Boogie Woogie class is on July 13.

$25 per class.

Jun
9
Fri
SOS Serge on Sergers
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Use your serger to the max! Bring in any serger project and before you know it, you’ll have it finished. Any brand of serger is welcome—just be sure to clean, dust and thread it first. Serging goes smoother with sharp needles, so bring a few new ones with you. And don’t forget your project instructions. You’ll feel so good once you’ve completed your project!

Jun
12
Mon
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Basic Skills
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Better understand all the great uses for your Baby Lock Serger! This in-depth class will cover serging curves, inside corners, outside corners, rolled hems, and more. Get those balanced stitches you dream of and serge on!

Jun
14
Wed
Machine Appliqué
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Beth Broadway

Machine Applique is THE class to launch or improve your machine applique skills. Every serious stitcher will gain skill and con dence as you prepare applique piec- es, choose fusibles and stabilizers, learn to select the right stitches (buttonhole, satin, zig zag or raw edge appliqué) and more! A fantastic class at a terri c price where you’ll make a useable, gift-able tea towel and gain the lifetime skill of Machine Applique!

Jun
17
Sat
Wooly 911
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

Instructor: Melonie Unger
Have you ever taken a wool class with Melonie at Calico Gals? Did you put your project away because you have questions? Get that project out and bring it on in for some fun dedicated time working with wool. Projects can be wool appliqué or rug hooking. Melonie is bringing lunch, too!

Jun
22
Thu
Glacier Star
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Julie Burger
6 Class sessions
Class 1: May 23
Class 2: June 22
Class 3: July 18
Class 4: August 8
Class 5: September 12
Class 6: October 10

$45 each class, $90 registration fee includes first & last class.

Calico Gals is thrilled to offer Judy Niemeyer’s Glacier Star as our Technique of the Month (TOM) Program. You will be thrilled to complete a beautiful Glacial Star quilt in just 6 months! Starting in May, certified instructor Julie Burger teaches a different Judy Niemeyer paper piecing technique each month, leading you to create a glorious quilt! TOM programs incorporate a wide range of techniques to familiarize quilters with paper piecing so they can successfully complete any Judy pattern. Class 1 covers fabrics, tools, organization, cutting papers and fabric, and set up. Join us for this once a month class and and find out just how easy Judy Niemeyer quilts really are! Choice of sizes: 60 x 60 inches or 90 x 90 inches.

Jun
26
Mon
Garden Walk
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jul
13
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Boogie Woogie class

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

We love Jelly Rolls—those wonderful strips sets of beautiful fabrics! Grab your favorite and turn it into a fast and fun quilt. Choose one or both of these jazzy patterns – both are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. BeBop Stomp class is on June 8, Boogie Woogie class is on July 13.

$25 per class.

Jul
14
Fri
SOS Serge on Sergers
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Use your serger to the max! Bring in any serger project and before you know it, you’ll have it finished. Any brand of serger is welcome—just be sure to clean, dust and thread it first. Serging goes smoother with sharp needles, so bring a few new ones with you. And don’t forget your project instructions. You’ll feel so good once you’ve completed your project!

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

Contact Us

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

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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.

Jun
8
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

BeBop Stomp quilt

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

We love Jelly Rolls – those wonderful strips sets of beautiful fabrics! Grab your favorite and turn it into a fast and fun quilt. Choose one or both of these jazzy patterns – both are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better – these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. BeBop Stomp class is on June 8, Boogie Woogie class is on July 13.

$25 per class.

Jun
9
Fri
SOS Serge on Sergers
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Use your serger to the max! Bring in any serger project and before you know it, you’ll have it finished. Any brand of serger is welcome—just be sure to clean, dust and thread it first. Serging goes smoother with sharp needles, so bring a few new ones with you. And don’t forget your project instructions. You’ll feel so good once you’ve completed your project!

Jun
12
Mon
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Basic Skills
Jun 12 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Better understand all the great uses for your Baby Lock Serger! This in-depth class will cover serging curves, inside corners, outside corners, rolled hems, and more. Get those balanced stitches you dream of and serge on!

Jun
14
Wed
Machine Appliqué
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Beth Broadway

Machine Applique is THE class to launch or improve your machine applique skills. Every serious stitcher will gain skill and con dence as you prepare applique piec- es, choose fusibles and stabilizers, learn to select the right stitches (buttonhole, satin, zig zag or raw edge appliqué) and more! A fantastic class at a terri c price where you’ll make a useable, gift-able tea towel and gain the lifetime skill of Machine Applique!

Jun
17
Sat
Wooly 911
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

Instructor: Melonie Unger
Have you ever taken a wool class with Melonie at Calico Gals? Did you put your project away because you have questions? Get that project out and bring it on in for some fun dedicated time working with wool. Projects can be wool appliqué or rug hooking. Melonie is bringing lunch, too!

Jun
22
Thu
Glacier Star
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Instructor: Julie Burger
6 Class sessions
Class 1: May 23
Class 2: June 22
Class 3: July 18
Class 4: August 8
Class 5: September 12
Class 6: October 10

$45 each class, $90 registration fee includes first & last class.

Calico Gals is thrilled to offer Judy Niemeyer’s Glacier Star as our Technique of the Month (TOM) Program. You will be thrilled to complete a beautiful Glacial Star quilt in just 6 months! Starting in May, certified instructor Julie Burger teaches a different Judy Niemeyer paper piecing technique each month, leading you to create a glorious quilt! TOM programs incorporate a wide range of techniques to familiarize quilters with paper piecing so they can successfully complete any Judy pattern. Class 1 covers fabrics, tools, organization, cutting papers and fabric, and set up. Join us for this once a month class and and find out just how easy Judy Niemeyer quilts really are! Choice of sizes: 60 x 60 inches or 90 x 90 inches.

Jun
26
Mon
Garden Walk
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jul
13
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Boogie Woogie class

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

We love Jelly Rolls—those wonderful strips sets of beautiful fabrics! Grab your favorite and turn it into a fast and fun quilt. Choose one or both of these jazzy patterns – both are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. BeBop Stomp class is on June 8, Boogie Woogie class is on July 13.

$25 per class.

Jul
14
Fri
SOS Serge on Sergers
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Use your serger to the max! Bring in any serger project and before you know it, you’ll have it finished. Any brand of serger is welcome—just be sure to clean, dust and thread it first. Serging goes smoother with sharp needles, so bring a few new ones with you. And don’t forget your project instructions. You’ll feel so good once you’ve completed your project!