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

Jul
27
Thu
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Villa Rosa quilt
Hostesses: Melonie Unger and Lynn Schantz

Quilting Inspiration with lunch on the side! Beginners and experienced quilters alike will LOVE this class where quick, easy AND great design go hand in hand. Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends to check out the new featured quilt, accompanied by a delicious lunch and lots of great tips and personal instruction. Check out the samples, you won’t want to miss this!

Jul
29
Sat
Kimberbells Sew-In
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Kimberbells summer project featuring nautical theme with red crab
Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

The Kimberbells Sew-In is for members to work together on their Kimberbells projects. Bring your machine.

Aug
1
Tue
Add a Quarter Club
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Image of paper pieced star

Hostess: Julie Burger
Foundation Piecers! Have you ever started a project you love and then another pops up, and another, and another? By now you may need a little support to get back to it! Julie has help for you! Come on in, bring your paper piecing projects to work on, share and chat with other piecers and just have fun. Stop in one time or every month.

Aug
4
Fri
NUTZ
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kathy Barden with bolts of fabric

Hostess: Kathy Barden

NUTZ (No Unfinished Top Zanies) meets first and third Fridays except when the store is closed for holidays.

Need help finishing up a project from a class or a kit you purchased at the store? Kathy can help you! Bring in anything you want to work on and spend the day indulging in some dedicated sewing time. Everyone brings a dish to pass and the gals guarantee friendship and fun!

NUTZ at Night
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Melonie Unger riding wooden horse

Hostess: Melonie Unger

NUTZ at Night meets the first Friday of the month except when the store is closed for holidays.

Open Sewing Time at Calico Gals is the best! It’s like a mini-retreat. Come in and work on your own projects. For NUTZ at night we order food and sew all night!

Aug
7
Mon
My Time Monday
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynn Schantz and Melonie Unger

Hostess: Lynn Schantz

My Time Monday the first Monday of the month except when the store is closed for holidays.

Open Sewing Time at Calico Gals is the best! It’s like a mini-retreat. Come in and work on your own projects. Sign up to spend the day indulging in some dedicated sewing time. Everyone brings a dish to pass and the gals guarantee friendship and fun!

Aug
10
Thu
Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

It’s not too late to join the Club! The all new Kimberbells Embroidery Club, where you learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a pattern and a new machine embroidery every month. This year round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee includes a Calico Gals flash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Be watching for the quarterly Kimberbells Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

It’s not too late to join the Club! The all new Kimberbells Embroidery Club, where you learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a pattern and a new machine embroidery every month. This year round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee includes a Calico Gals lfash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Be watching for the quarterly Kimberbells Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Aug
13
Sun
Christmas Club
Aug 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Christmas Club project

Hostesses: Marcia Evans and Melonie Unger

HO! HO! HO! The Gals are bringing back Christmas Club! Get ahead of the holiday curve this year in this fun class from the Terry Atkinson book Simple, Fun & Quickly Done. Marcia and Melonie will demonstrate quick and easy projects each month, so you have plenty of gifts long before the snow falls.

Christmas Club
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Christmas Club project

Hostesses: Marcia Evans and Melonie Unger

HO! HO! HO! The Gals are bringing back Christmas Club! Get ahead of the holiday curve this year in this fun class from the Terry Atkinson book Simple, Fun & Quickly Done. Marcia and Melonie will demonstrate quick and easy projects each month, so you have plenty of gifts long before the snow falls.

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

Contact Us

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

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Jul
27
Thu
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Jul 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Villa Rosa quilt
Hostesses: Melonie Unger and Lynn Schantz

Quilting Inspiration with lunch on the side! Beginners and experienced quilters alike will LOVE this class where quick, easy AND great design go hand in hand. Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends to check out the new featured quilt, accompanied by a delicious lunch and lots of great tips and personal instruction. Check out the samples, you won’t want to miss this!

Jul
29
Sat
Kimberbells Sew-In
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Kimberbells summer project featuring nautical theme with red crab
Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

The Kimberbells Sew-In is for members to work together on their Kimberbells projects. Bring your machine.

Aug
1
Tue
Add a Quarter Club
Aug 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Image of paper pieced star

Hostess: Julie Burger
Foundation Piecers! Have you ever started a project you love and then another pops up, and another, and another? By now you may need a little support to get back to it! Julie has help for you! Come on in, bring your paper piecing projects to work on, share and chat with other piecers and just have fun. Stop in one time or every month.

Aug
4
Fri
NUTZ
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kathy Barden with bolts of fabric

Hostess: Kathy Barden

NUTZ (No Unfinished Top Zanies) meets first and third Fridays except when the store is closed for holidays.

Need help finishing up a project from a class or a kit you purchased at the store? Kathy can help you! Bring in anything you want to work on and spend the day indulging in some dedicated sewing time. Everyone brings a dish to pass and the gals guarantee friendship and fun!

NUTZ at Night
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Melonie Unger riding wooden horse

Hostess: Melonie Unger

NUTZ at Night meets the first Friday of the month except when the store is closed for holidays.

Open Sewing Time at Calico Gals is the best! It’s like a mini-retreat. Come in and work on your own projects. For NUTZ at night we order food and sew all night!

Aug
7
Mon
My Time Monday
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lynn Schantz and Melonie Unger

Hostess: Lynn Schantz

My Time Monday the first Monday of the month except when the store is closed for holidays.

Open Sewing Time at Calico Gals is the best! It’s like a mini-retreat. Come in and work on your own projects. Sign up to spend the day indulging in some dedicated sewing time. Everyone brings a dish to pass and the gals guarantee friendship and fun!

Aug
10
Thu
Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

It’s not too late to join the Club! The all new Kimberbells Embroidery Club, where you learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a pattern and a new machine embroidery every month. This year round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee includes a Calico Gals flash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Be watching for the quarterly Kimberbells Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

It’s not too late to join the Club! The all new Kimberbells Embroidery Club, where you learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a pattern and a new machine embroidery every month. This year round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee includes a Calico Gals lfash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Be watching for the quarterly Kimberbells Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Aug
13
Sun
Christmas Club
Aug 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Christmas Club project

Hostesses: Marcia Evans and Melonie Unger

HO! HO! HO! The Gals are bringing back Christmas Club! Get ahead of the holiday curve this year in this fun class from the Terry Atkinson book Simple, Fun & Quickly Done. Marcia and Melonie will demonstrate quick and easy projects each month, so you have plenty of gifts long before the snow falls.

Christmas Club
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Christmas Club project

Hostesses: Marcia Evans and Melonie Unger

HO! HO! HO! The Gals are bringing back Christmas Club! Get ahead of the holiday curve this year in this fun class from the Terry Atkinson book Simple, Fun & Quickly Done. Marcia and Melonie will demonstrate quick and easy projects each month, so you have plenty of gifts long before the snow falls.