Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Mar
30
Thu
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
2
Sun
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
3
Mon
Begin at the Beginning
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, April 3
Class 2: Monday, April 10
Class 3: Tuesday, April 18
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.

Apr
4
Tue
Vintage Compass
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vintage Compass quilt
Instructor: Julie Burger

4 Class Sessions
Session 1: February 21
Session 2: March 7
Session 3: April 4
Session 4: May 2

The Vintage Compass is a wonderful example of a beginner pattern building off of the outside compass unit in the mariner’s compass pattern. The cutting instructions are simple; the foundation paper-piecing is fast as the pieces in this pattern are large pieces, which come together to complete an 8-pointed compass star. With a second layer of points behind the main unit, the center medallion makes a clean, vibrant impression. This highly recommend pattern is for both beginners and anyone who want to try something different and it doesn’t include any difficult assembly piecing, aside from the curves in the border, which is truly a piece of cake!

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
6
Thu
Mel’s Minis: Double Bear Paw
Apr 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Quilt miniature in gold and brown

Instructor: Melonie Unger

If you have ever tried (or wanted to try) tiny piecing for quilt miniatures, this is the class for you. Learn Melonie’s tips and hints that make it easy. You will love how satisfying the precision can be. The finished quilt measures 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ and is just plain adorable!

Mel’s Minis: Double Bear Paw
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Quilt miniature in gold and brown

Instructor: Melonie Unger

If you have ever tried (or wanted to try) tiny piecing for quilt miniatures, this is the class for you. Learn Melonie’s tips and hints that make it easy. You will love how satisfying the precision can be. The finished quilt measures 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ and is just plain adorable!

Apr
10
Mon
NY Beauty: Island Surprise
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Island Surprise quilt in red, white, and black
Instructor: Julie Burger
Did you see the NY Beauty black, white and red Consortium raffle quilt that is hanging at Calico Gals! It’s amazing! Join Julie and learn to make this intriguing pattern. Spend the day and learn to organize and cut the Judy Niemeyer way. Get comfortable with paper piecing and curved piecing which will result in a stunning quilt. The shop sample is in black, white and red fabrics, but feel free to choose any color combination of contrasting fabrics.

Begin at the Beginning
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, April 3
Class 2: Monday, April 10
Class 3: Tuesday, April 18
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.

Apr
12
Wed
Classmate Sewing Tote
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Classmate sewing tote
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Make a great tote to hold all the necessities for your handwork or the tools you bring back and forth to class. Learn Marcia’s tips on working with vinyl, zippers, hooks, clasps and—oh yes!&mdahs;even quilting fabrics. Create a professional-looking tote that keeps you organized, too. Come prepared and go home with a nearly finished tote.

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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Mar
30
Thu
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
2
Sun
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
3
Mon
Begin at the Beginning
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, April 3
Class 2: Monday, April 10
Class 3: Tuesday, April 18
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.

Apr
4
Tue
Vintage Compass
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vintage Compass quilt
Instructor: Julie Burger

4 Class Sessions
Session 1: February 21
Session 2: March 7
Session 3: April 4
Session 4: May 2

The Vintage Compass is a wonderful example of a beginner pattern building off of the outside compass unit in the mariner’s compass pattern. The cutting instructions are simple; the foundation paper-piecing is fast as the pieces in this pattern are large pieces, which come together to complete an 8-pointed compass star. With a second layer of points behind the main unit, the center medallion makes a clean, vibrant impression. This highly recommend pattern is for both beginners and anyone who want to try something different and it doesn’t include any difficult assembly piecing, aside from the curves in the border, which is truly a piece of cake!

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
6
Thu
Mel’s Minis: Double Bear Paw
Apr 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Quilt miniature in gold and brown

Instructor: Melonie Unger

If you have ever tried (or wanted to try) tiny piecing for quilt miniatures, this is the class for you. Learn Melonie’s tips and hints that make it easy. You will love how satisfying the precision can be. The finished quilt measures 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ and is just plain adorable!

Mel’s Minis: Double Bear Paw
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Quilt miniature in gold and brown

Instructor: Melonie Unger

If you have ever tried (or wanted to try) tiny piecing for quilt miniatures, this is the class for you. Learn Melonie’s tips and hints that make it easy. You will love how satisfying the precision can be. The finished quilt measures 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ and is just plain adorable!

Apr
10
Mon
NY Beauty: Island Surprise
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Island Surprise quilt in red, white, and black
Instructor: Julie Burger
Did you see the NY Beauty black, white and red Consortium raffle quilt that is hanging at Calico Gals! It’s amazing! Join Julie and learn to make this intriguing pattern. Spend the day and learn to organize and cut the Judy Niemeyer way. Get comfortable with paper piecing and curved piecing which will result in a stunning quilt. The shop sample is in black, white and red fabrics, but feel free to choose any color combination of contrasting fabrics.

Begin at the Beginning
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, April 3
Class 2: Monday, April 10
Class 3: Tuesday, April 18
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.

Apr
12
Wed
Classmate Sewing Tote
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Classmate sewing tote
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Make a great tote to hold all the necessities for your handwork or the tools you bring back and forth to class. Learn Marcia’s tips on working with vinyl, zippers, hooks, clasps and—oh yes!&mdahs;even quilting fabrics. Create a professional-looking tote that keeps you organized, too. Come prepared and go home with a nearly finished tote.