Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Sep
27
Wed
T-Shirt Class
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fun Projeccs
Instructor: Gay Silkey

Everyone has a box of T-shirts they can’t part with, yet no longer wear. It’s the emotional attachment! Good news—these shirts make excellent quilts! Because they are knits, there are few tricks to working with them. Gay has made several T-shirt quilts and she is happy to share her techniques with you. Bring some shirts and turn them into pillows, quilts or even totes.This class will cover the basics of cutting, sewing and preparing T-shirts for a variety of projects. Basic sewing and cutting skills required.

T-Shirt Class
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fun Projeccs
Instructor: Gay Silkey

Everyone has a box of T-shirts they can’t part with, yet no longer wear. It’s the emotional attachment! Good news—these shirts make excellent quilts! Because they are knits, there are few tricks to working with them. Gay has made several T-shirt quilts and she is happy to share her techniques with you. Bring some shirts and turn them into pillows, quilts or even totes.This class will cover the basics of cutting, sewing and preparing T-shirts for a variety of projects. Basic sewing and cutting skills required.

Oct
3
Tue
Chenille Panel Class
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Chenille quilt with astronaut and rocket in blues and orange

Instructor: Jen Cantrell

This is very cool! Start with a favorite panel and turn it into a super-soft, super-cozy chenille quilt. Jen will take you step-by-step as you master this fun technique. This makes a fabulous kid quilt or baby gift.

Oct
11
Wed
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Villa Rose Quilt in dark and bright colors
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!

Oct
12
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jelly Roll Jazz book

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. Choose one or all of these jazzy patterns—all three are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Each class is a new quilt! October 12th quilt is “The Syncopation Quilt”. The November 9th Quilt is “Jamboree”

$25 per class.

Oct
22
Sun
Swap Sew-In
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Lynn Schantz

OK Swappers, let’s get sewing and finish those swaps. A new one is just around the corner!!

Oct
25
Wed
Dresden Daisy
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dresden Daisy quilt in red and cream

Instructor: Patti Blanchard

It’s a classic! The Dresden Plate block is a fun way to use up scraps. Learn this fast technique from Patti, create your 4-block quilt and then go on to make oodles of Dresden Daisiy blocks and quilts.

Nov
1
Wed
Home Sweet Home Quilt
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Home Sweet Home quilt in brights and pastels
Instructor: Beth Broadway

Prepare for some fun and a boost to your quilting skills in this class that will result in a beautiful wall hanging for yourself or a gift. Beth packed 4 classes CHOCK-FULL of techniques: Machine Appliqué, Dresden Plate, Piecing, and YoYo Appliqué. Make the quilt in rows over a four month period and learn new techniques you will use for a lifetime of quilting. Choose one class or save when you register for all four. This quilt was a winner at the 2017 NY State Fair!

Nov
9
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jelly Roll Jazz book

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. Choose one or all of these jazzy patterns—all three are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Each class is a new quilt! October 12th quilt is “The Syncopation Quilt”. The November 9th Quilt is “Jamboree”

$25 per class.

Nov
19
Sun
HUGS (Helping Us Give Smiles)
Nov 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hostess: Melonie Unger

We will be making placemats and pillowcases for two different agencies. The placemats will be for InterFaith Works and will go to folks that are shut ins and have their meals delivered to them. The pillowcases will go to Griffinn’s Guardian. Use your quilting skills and stash to share with others.

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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Sep
27
Wed
T-Shirt Class
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fun Projeccs
Instructor: Gay Silkey

Everyone has a box of T-shirts they can’t part with, yet no longer wear. It’s the emotional attachment! Good news—these shirts make excellent quilts! Because they are knits, there are few tricks to working with them. Gay has made several T-shirt quilts and she is happy to share her techniques with you. Bring some shirts and turn them into pillows, quilts or even totes.This class will cover the basics of cutting, sewing and preparing T-shirts for a variety of projects. Basic sewing and cutting skills required.

T-Shirt Class
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fun Projeccs
Instructor: Gay Silkey

Everyone has a box of T-shirts they can’t part with, yet no longer wear. It’s the emotional attachment! Good news—these shirts make excellent quilts! Because they are knits, there are few tricks to working with them. Gay has made several T-shirt quilts and she is happy to share her techniques with you. Bring some shirts and turn them into pillows, quilts or even totes.This class will cover the basics of cutting, sewing and preparing T-shirts for a variety of projects. Basic sewing and cutting skills required.

Oct
3
Tue
Chenille Panel Class
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Chenille quilt with astronaut and rocket in blues and orange

Instructor: Jen Cantrell

This is very cool! Start with a favorite panel and turn it into a super-soft, super-cozy chenille quilt. Jen will take you step-by-step as you master this fun technique. This makes a fabulous kid quilt or baby gift.

Oct
11
Wed
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Villa Rose Quilt in dark and bright colors
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!

Oct
12
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jelly Roll Jazz book

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. Choose one or all of these jazzy patterns—all three are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Each class is a new quilt! October 12th quilt is “The Syncopation Quilt”. The November 9th Quilt is “Jamboree”

$25 per class.

Oct
22
Sun
Swap Sew-In
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Instructor: Lynn Schantz

OK Swappers, let’s get sewing and finish those swaps. A new one is just around the corner!!

Oct
25
Wed
Dresden Daisy
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dresden Daisy quilt in red and cream

Instructor: Patti Blanchard

It’s a classic! The Dresden Plate block is a fun way to use up scraps. Learn this fast technique from Patti, create your 4-block quilt and then go on to make oodles of Dresden Daisiy blocks and quilts.

Nov
1
Wed
Home Sweet Home Quilt
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Home Sweet Home quilt in brights and pastels
Instructor: Beth Broadway

Prepare for some fun and a boost to your quilting skills in this class that will result in a beautiful wall hanging for yourself or a gift. Beth packed 4 classes CHOCK-FULL of techniques: Machine Appliqué, Dresden Plate, Piecing, and YoYo Appliqué. Make the quilt in rows over a four month period and learn new techniques you will use for a lifetime of quilting. Choose one class or save when you register for all four. This quilt was a winner at the 2017 NY State Fair!

Nov
9
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Jelly Roll Jazz book

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. Choose one or all of these jazzy patterns—all three are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better—these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. Each class is a new quilt! October 12th quilt is “The Syncopation Quilt”. The November 9th Quilt is “Jamboree”

$25 per class.

Nov
19
Sun
HUGS (Helping Us Give Smiles)
Nov 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Hostess: Melonie Unger

We will be making placemats and pillowcases for two different agencies. The placemats will be for InterFaith Works and will go to folks that are shut ins and have their meals delivered to them. The pillowcases will go to Griffinn’s Guardian. Use your quilting skills and stash to share with others.