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

Jan
19
Sat
Fireside Quilting Retreat
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day

Craftsman Inn Hotel
With Calico Gals

Calico Gals is hosting the first-ever Fireside Quilting Retreat at the beautiful, newly-remodeled Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville NY. Retreat includes meals, accommodations and sewing space at the Craftsman Inn.

Lots of extras (in the planning stages) to be announced. Hold your spot with $100 deposit and save! Invite a friend for a fun and relaxing weekend doing what you love!

$379 or $329 when placing $100 deposit by November 15, 2018.

Jan
21
Mon
Jo Club
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Jo Club quilt
With Melonie Unger and Beth Broadway

Well-known designer, Jo Morton, features the classic look of 1800’s reproduction fabric and patterns. $120 for the year includes monthly club meetings, Lori Smith pattern for a beautiful sampler quilt, 5 yards (your choice) of beautiful Jo Morton fabrics and monthly discounts on everything Jo! Join this popular club at Calico Gals!

Jan
23
Wed
Quiltsmart Dresden Plate Pillow
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Dresden Plate pillow
With Karen Cross

Quilt smarter, not harder with QuiltSmart products and techniques. Quick and Easy—no templates needed to create the classic Dresden Plate block. Simply cut and sew on the lines! Learn this clever method for easy curved or pointed blades. Create a pillow in class and you’ll be ready to tackle a quilt!

Quiltsmart Dresden Plate Pillow
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dresden Plate pillow
With Karen Cross

Quilt smarter, not harder with QuiltSmart products and techniques. Quick and Easy—no templates needed to create the classic Dresden Plate block. Simply cut and sew on the lines! Learn this clever method for easy curved or pointed blades. Create a pillow in class and you’ll be ready to tackle a quilt!

Jan
26
Sat
For Veterans and Active Military: Beginning Quilting
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thread, pins, measuring tape
With Melissa Morgante

Welcome beginners! This class is just for veterans and active military! Learn to operate a sewing a machine and discover this fun and relaxing hobby. Class includes store tour, demonstrations and hands-on sewing activities.

NEW at Calico Gals! Quilting classes for Active Military and Veterans. Melissa is offering her expertise in teaching beginners or those relearning to sew. Beginners will start with a small project. Please share this information with someone who would enjoy and benefit from learning in a creative, fun and stress relieving environment.

Jan
29
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Buttermilk Basin wool projects book
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Calling all wool lovers! Lucky Penny is a year-long club for those who love wool stitching. Come relax, stitch and enjoy the blessings of friendship.

Lucky Penny Wool Club
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Buttermilk Basin wool projects book
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Calling all wool lovers! Lucky Penny is a year-long club for those who love wool stitching. Come relax, stitch and enjoy the blessings of friendship.

Jan
30
Wed
I Can’t Believe It’s a Sweatshirt Jacket
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Woman wearing I Can't Believe It's a Sweatshirt Jacket
With Marcia Evans

Marcia is sharing her tips to transform a basic, everyday, “hohum” sweatshirt into a fashionable and on-trend jacket. Start by deconstructing your sweatshirt and then build it into something you will love to wear. This project is fun and creative!

Jan
31
Thu
Snowman Table Runner
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Snowman Table Runner
Instructor: Patti Blanchard

A little bit of appliqué and a little bit of piecing! Perfect for the beginner piecer or enough fun for an experienced quilter! Make a whole row of adorable snowman to adorn your table through the holidays and beyond. Make bunches for gifts, too! Be imaginative with your fabric choices and create a row of very fun snow guys!

Feb
1
Fri
NUTZ
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Kathy Barden with bolts of fabric

Hostess: Melonie Unger

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? Melonie 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!

BOMs & Swaps

Amish with a Twist quilt

Amish with a Twist with Karen Cross

Quilt artist Nancy Rink’s newest Amish-inspired Block of the Month features a dynamic design!

  • Combine a traditional Amish Trip Around the World with a unique center star and a variety of colorful blocks.
  • Create this big quilt (88 x 98 inches!) one piece at time over 12 months.
  • The use of solid fabrics not only keeps with the Amish tradition, but also makes this a very affordable project.
  • The BOM begins in the spring, but you can sign up now to reserve your place on the list!
  • $12.50 per month.
  • $25 registration fee includes first and last month.

Tonga Lush BOM quilt

Tongan Lush with Daryl Hanifan

The new BOM from Wing and a Prayer uses beautiful tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures.

  • Join for 12 months to create a large 108-inch square quilt.
  • All patterns and fabric for the quilt top are included.
  • $25/month.
  • $50 to join includes first and last month blocks.

Geese on the Meadow BOM quilt

Geese on the Meadow with Marcia Evans

The new block of the month from Kim Diehl!

  • Join Marcia one Sunday each month for 6 months to collect your patterns and fabrics to create a 66-1/2 inch square quilt using traditional piecing techniques.
  • Learn the tips and techniques from Marcia as you use Kim’s warm color palette to make this gorgeous quilt.
  • $38 per month for 6 months.
  • $75 registration fee includes first and last months.

Spring Tapestry wool project

Spring Tapestry Wool BOM with Melonie Unger

Melonie has created a new wool appliqué BOM from the patterns of Jan Vaine.

  • Two colors of flannel background joins a variety of wool pieces to make a garden of blocks.
  • Blocks measure 5-12 x 9-1/2 and 5-1/2 inches square.
  • This BOM is a pick- up, but you can join Melonie’s Wooly 911 class for more tips and fun with wool stitchery.
  • $15 a month includes the fabrics, stitching guides and patterns for up to 4 blocks each month for 12 months.
  • $30 registration fee includes first and last month.

Store Hours

Monday–Saturday
10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday
12:00–4:00 PM

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

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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