Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Apr
18
Tue
Sit-Down Free Motion Quilting
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweet Sixteen qulting machine

Instructor: Rosanne Brown

3 Class Sessions:
Class 1: February 21
Class 2: March 21
Class 3: April 18

Spend a little time and learn a lot! In addition to cleaning, general maintenance, tension and thread choice topics, experiment with doodling and free motion quilting each month. Get more from your Mid Arm machine! Learn and try new doodles each class. Take your ideas home and add them to your quilts. Leave your machine at home and work on ours.

Apr
24
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

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!

Apr
26
Wed
Happy Endings 101: Borders
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Happy Endings book cover

Instructor: Kathy Barden

Your quilt top is almost complete, except forthose pesky borders. Will you do simple overlapping or more interesting mitered borders? What about using a border print or stripes! Maybe you’ll try multiple borders or a border with a flange for a change. How about adding some prairie points, corner stones or even a pieced piano keys border? But, which is best to add the most interest and not detract from what you have already done? And, how do you figure out how much fabric you’ll need for those borders? In this technique class you will be making samples of all of the above borders that you can reference for years to come.

If this is your first quilt or your fifty first quilt come and learn something new about borders!

Register for Happy Endings 101: Borders and Happy Endings 102: Bindings and save! Just $60 when you register for both!

May
3
Wed
Happy Endings 102: Bindings
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Happy Endings book cover

Instructor: Kathy Barden

Now that your quilt top (jacket, tote, table runner, placemats, etc.) is quilted, how are you going to finish it? Do you want to add scallops, or rounded corners? Do you need to cut straight of grain or on the bias binding? Blunt end or mitered corners? What about a corded, false or two colored binding? Will you hand sew it to the back of your quilt or machine it with a decorative stitch and gathered eyelet? If you have questions like these (or any others) about bindings, this class is for you. A follow up to Happy Endings 101: Borders, this is the next step in the “Git ‘er done” series. Make samples to use as references for years to come.

Register for Happy Endings 101: Borders and Happy Endings 102: Bindings and save! Just $60 when you register for both!

May
8
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

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!

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

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Email: store@calicogals.com

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Apr
18
Tue
Sit-Down Free Motion Quilting
Apr 18 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Sweet Sixteen qulting machine

Instructor: Rosanne Brown

3 Class Sessions:
Class 1: February 21
Class 2: March 21
Class 3: April 18

Spend a little time and learn a lot! In addition to cleaning, general maintenance, tension and thread choice topics, experiment with doodling and free motion quilting each month. Get more from your Mid Arm machine! Learn and try new doodles each class. Take your ideas home and add them to your quilts. Leave your machine at home and work on ours.

Apr
24
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

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!

Apr
26
Wed
Happy Endings 101: Borders
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Happy Endings book cover

Instructor: Kathy Barden

Your quilt top is almost complete, except forthose pesky borders. Will you do simple overlapping or more interesting mitered borders? What about using a border print or stripes! Maybe you’ll try multiple borders or a border with a flange for a change. How about adding some prairie points, corner stones or even a pieced piano keys border? But, which is best to add the most interest and not detract from what you have already done? And, how do you figure out how much fabric you’ll need for those borders? In this technique class you will be making samples of all of the above borders that you can reference for years to come.

If this is your first quilt or your fifty first quilt come and learn something new about borders!

Register for Happy Endings 101: Borders and Happy Endings 102: Bindings and save! Just $60 when you register for both!

May
3
Wed
Happy Endings 102: Bindings
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Happy Endings book cover

Instructor: Kathy Barden

Now that your quilt top (jacket, tote, table runner, placemats, etc.) is quilted, how are you going to finish it? Do you want to add scallops, or rounded corners? Do you need to cut straight of grain or on the bias binding? Blunt end or mitered corners? What about a corded, false or two colored binding? Will you hand sew it to the back of your quilt or machine it with a decorative stitch and gathered eyelet? If you have questions like these (or any others) about bindings, this class is for you. A follow up to Happy Endings 101: Borders, this is the next step in the “Git ‘er done” series. Make samples to use as references for years to come.

Register for Happy Endings 101: Borders and Happy Endings 102: Bindings and save! Just $60 when you register for both!

May
8
Mon
Free Motion Machine Quilting
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: Monday, April 24
Class 2: Monday, May 8

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!