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

Oct
2
Mon
My Time Monday
Oct 2 @ 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!

Oct
6
Fri
NUTZ
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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!

Oct
8
Sun
Christmas Club
Oct 8 @ 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.

We’re half way through, but there are still plenty of wonderful projects to learn.

Christmas Club
Oct 8 @ 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.

We’re half way through, but still plenty of wonderful projects to learn.

Oct
12
Thu
Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

Join the Club! The 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.

Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

Join the Club! The 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.

Oct
14
Sat
It’s Not a Square BOM
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Not a Square BOM quilt in red, white, and blue
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Meetings:
October 14
November 18
December 9
January 13

Join this club and receive the book The 4″ x 5″ Quilt Block Anthology: 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics by Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig and 24 fat quarters in the first month! Starting in October, make 6 blocks each month for 12 months using reproduction shirtings from the 1800s. The 4 x 5 inch block size makes for fun and unique piecing techniques. Club membership includes a once-a month Saturday morning meeting and 12 monthly block guides, fabric keys, block labels, and block-making guidelines. The last month includes all fabric for background, borders and binding.

Oct
17
Tue
Simple What Nots Club
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest stars
Hostess: Marcia Evans

Try a new little quilt from designer Kim Diehl every month. All fabrics and patterns needed to complete these beautiful quilts are included with the monthly fee. Sign up monthly to choose your favorite or all of the quilt projects. Each one is cuter than the last!

Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!

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:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 31
  • Monday, January 1

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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Oct
2
Mon
My Time Monday
Oct 2 @ 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!

Oct
6
Fri
NUTZ
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 6 @ 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!

Oct
8
Sun
Christmas Club
Oct 8 @ 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.

We’re half way through, but there are still plenty of wonderful projects to learn.

Christmas Club
Oct 8 @ 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.

We’re half way through, but still plenty of wonderful projects to learn.

Oct
12
Thu
Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

Join the Club! The 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.

Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

Join the Club! The 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.

Oct
14
Sat
It’s Not a Square BOM
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Not a Square BOM quilt in red, white, and blue
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Meetings:
October 14
November 18
December 9
January 13

Join this club and receive the book The 4″ x 5″ Quilt Block Anthology: 182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics by Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig and 24 fat quarters in the first month! Starting in October, make 6 blocks each month for 12 months using reproduction shirtings from the 1800s. The 4 x 5 inch block size makes for fun and unique piecing techniques. Club membership includes a once-a month Saturday morning meeting and 12 monthly block guides, fabric keys, block labels, and block-making guidelines. The last month includes all fabric for background, borders and binding.

Oct
17
Tue
Simple What Nots Club
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Harvest stars
Hostess: Marcia Evans

Try a new little quilt from designer Kim Diehl every month. All fabrics and patterns needed to complete these beautiful quilts are included with the monthly fee. Sign up monthly to choose your favorite or all of the quilt projects. Each one is cuter than the last!

Handi Quilter Ruler of the Month
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hostesses: Rosanne Brown and Daryl Hanifan

Stand up and sit-down longarmers! Learn a new ruler each month for 6 months when you join the HQ Ruler of the Month Club. Watch the video online and/ or stop in for the in-store, hands-on demonstration. The featured ruler-of-the-month is exclusive for club members in 2017 and at a special price of $22 each. Calico Gals will set aside one for you each month! Stop in for the longarm demo from 1:00 – 4:00 pm with Daryl, Tuesday, Sept. 19 or the sitdown demo with Rosanne on Thursday, Sept. 21. New demos and new rulers each month. Just starting? The gals will catch you up!