Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Jul
22
Sat
Free Motion Machine Quilting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: July 1
Class 2: July 22

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!

Jul
31
Mon
Baby Lock Serger Revisit
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Are you the owner of a Baby Lock serger? Wondering what your next step is? Relax! If you’ve taken it out of the box, you’re in good shape. Learn all the great uses for your Baby Lock serger in this comprehensive class—serging curves, inside corners, outside corners, rolled hems, balanced stitches and more.

Aug
1
Tue
Broken Daisy Placemats
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Broken Daisy placemats
Instructor: Julie Burger

2 Tuesdays
Class 1: July 11
Class 2: August 1

Here it is—the perfect class to learn foundation piecing! The Broken Daisy Placemats are a fun, easy-to-complete project. Choose your favorite colorway to make these beautiful and unique placemats. Learn to create and assemble the units required and then Julie will share an easy-peasy curved piecing technique to join the units together. These placemats are great for gifts, if you can give them up!

Aug
2
Wed
Mondo Bag
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondo bag
Instructor: Kathy Barden

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 2
Class 2: August 9

The Mondo Bag is perfect for carrying your show-and-tell to guild meetings or all your clothes for a weekend away. It can haul a ton of stuff! The Midi Bag is a downsized version of the Mondo—more practical for everyday use—but just as handy. Choose your bag size— the construction is the same! Learn to use fusible grids for perfect intersections. Warning: don’t tell your friends it was “a piece of cake” or be prepared to take orders for both sizes. Start in class one and with some homework finish your bag in class two. Easy enough for the confident beginner and fun for the expert too.

Aug
3
Thu
Yellow Brick Road Around the Panel
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Yellow Brick Road with Minions panel
Instructor: Jenifer Cantrell

Combine two classics into a keepsake kid’s quilt! Start with a panel for the center of your quilt. Make it bigger with the addition of Yellow Brick Road blocks around the outside edges. Each quilt is unique! Jen’s tips and tricks will have you making several for gifts

Aug
5
Sat
Curvy Log Cabin
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Curvy Log Cabin quilt
Instructor: Pam Salisbury
2 class sessions
Class 1: August 5
Class 2: August 26

Make an old classic with a new twist! Use the curvy log cabin ruler to construct a curvy log cabin quilt. Learn to choose contrasting fabrics for the best design outcomes, rotary cutting & pressing basics, use of new ruler and other tips to improve accuracy when constructing log cabin blocks. You won’t believe the variety of placement options that make unlimited design variations! Class includes interesting discussion of the history of the log cabin block.

Aug
8
Tue
Glacier Star
Aug 8 @ 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.

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

English Paper Pieced needle case
Instructor: Marcia Evans

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 8
Class 2: September 12

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect summer 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!

Aug
9
Wed
Mondo Bag
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondo bag
Instructor: Kathy Barden

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 2
Class 2: August 9

The Mondo Bag is perfect for carrying your show-and-tell to guild meetings or all your clothes for a weekend away. It can haul a ton of stuff! The Midi Bag is a downsized version of the Mondo—more practical for everyday use—but just as handy. Choose your bag size— the construction is the same! Learn to use fusible grids for perfect intersections. Warning: don’t tell your friends it was “a piece of cake” or be prepared to take orders for both sizes. Start in class one and with some homework finish your bag in class two. Easy enough for the confident beginner and fun for the expert too.

Aug
10
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Aug 10 @ 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.

They are all included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Boogie Woogie class is on July 13, Let’s Swing is August 10, and Ragtime is September 7th

$25 per class.

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

Tuesday, July 4
Sunday, September 3 & Monday, September 4

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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Email: store@calicogals.com

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Jul
22
Sat
Free Motion Machine Quilting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: July 1
Class 2: July 22

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!

Jul
31
Mon
Baby Lock Serger Revisit
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Are you the owner of a Baby Lock serger? Wondering what your next step is? Relax! If you’ve taken it out of the box, you’re in good shape. Learn all the great uses for your Baby Lock serger in this comprehensive class—serging curves, inside corners, outside corners, rolled hems, balanced stitches and more.

Aug
1
Tue
Broken Daisy Placemats
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Broken Daisy placemats
Instructor: Julie Burger

2 Tuesdays
Class 1: July 11
Class 2: August 1

Here it is—the perfect class to learn foundation piecing! The Broken Daisy Placemats are a fun, easy-to-complete project. Choose your favorite colorway to make these beautiful and unique placemats. Learn to create and assemble the units required and then Julie will share an easy-peasy curved piecing technique to join the units together. These placemats are great for gifts, if you can give them up!

Aug
2
Wed
Mondo Bag
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondo bag
Instructor: Kathy Barden

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 2
Class 2: August 9

The Mondo Bag is perfect for carrying your show-and-tell to guild meetings or all your clothes for a weekend away. It can haul a ton of stuff! The Midi Bag is a downsized version of the Mondo—more practical for everyday use—but just as handy. Choose your bag size— the construction is the same! Learn to use fusible grids for perfect intersections. Warning: don’t tell your friends it was “a piece of cake” or be prepared to take orders for both sizes. Start in class one and with some homework finish your bag in class two. Easy enough for the confident beginner and fun for the expert too.

Aug
3
Thu
Yellow Brick Road Around the Panel
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Yellow Brick Road with Minions panel
Instructor: Jenifer Cantrell

Combine two classics into a keepsake kid’s quilt! Start with a panel for the center of your quilt. Make it bigger with the addition of Yellow Brick Road blocks around the outside edges. Each quilt is unique! Jen’s tips and tricks will have you making several for gifts

Aug
5
Sat
Curvy Log Cabin
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Curvy Log Cabin quilt
Instructor: Pam Salisbury
2 class sessions
Class 1: August 5
Class 2: August 26

Make an old classic with a new twist! Use the curvy log cabin ruler to construct a curvy log cabin quilt. Learn to choose contrasting fabrics for the best design outcomes, rotary cutting & pressing basics, use of new ruler and other tips to improve accuracy when constructing log cabin blocks. You won’t believe the variety of placement options that make unlimited design variations! Class includes interesting discussion of the history of the log cabin block.

Aug
8
Tue
Glacier Star
Aug 8 @ 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.

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

English Paper Pieced needle case
Instructor: Marcia Evans

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 8
Class 2: September 12

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect summer 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!

Aug
9
Wed
Mondo Bag
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondo bag
Instructor: Kathy Barden

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 2
Class 2: August 9

The Mondo Bag is perfect for carrying your show-and-tell to guild meetings or all your clothes for a weekend away. It can haul a ton of stuff! The Midi Bag is a downsized version of the Mondo—more practical for everyday use—but just as handy. Choose your bag size— the construction is the same! Learn to use fusible grids for perfect intersections. Warning: don’t tell your friends it was “a piece of cake” or be prepared to take orders for both sizes. Start in class one and with some homework finish your bag in class two. Easy enough for the confident beginner and fun for the expert too.

Aug
10
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Aug 10 @ 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.

They are all included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Boogie Woogie class is on July 13, Let’s Swing is August 10, and Ragtime is September 7th

$25 per class.