Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Apr
21
Sat
T-Shirt Class
Apr 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fun Projeccs
Instructor: Gay Silkey

It’s an all-day T-shirt quilt workshop! No matter if you have started your quilt or your shirts are still in a box, spend the day with Gay and make some progress on this project. T-shirts are knits, and 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. Learn about cutting, sewing and preparing t-shirts for a variety of projects. Turn those memories into keepsakes. Basic sewing and cutting skills required.

Apr
22
Sun
Mini Mosaics
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Mini mosaic lighthouse project
With Marcia Evans

Learn a fun technique and make a mosaic using fabrics! In just a few hours you will have your own masterpiece using teeny, tiny pieces of fabric. Marcia promises that it ONLY looks difficult—it is super-easy and fun! Leave your machine home, class time will be used for cutting and assembling. Marcia will share the simple quilting technique so you can complete the project at home.

Apr
23
Mon
Garden Walk
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

Join Nina for The Garden Walk, a wonderful 6-month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning!

Apr
24
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Small wool project
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
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Small wool project
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.

Apr
26
Thu
Concerto
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


With Lynn Schantz
A Concerto is a musical composition, usually in three parts, and the Concerto quilt is a simple block made from 3 strips of contrasting color—light, medium and dark. Use the strips to create 3 different blocks by switching the position of the strips in each. Wonderfully simple, yet visually beautiful! Creative and easy to piece. Pull out those 2 1/2″ strips and let’s make some music!

Concerto
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


With Lynn Schantz
A Concerto is a musical composition, usually in three parts, and the Concerto quilt is a simple block made from 3 strips of contrasting color—light, medium and dark. Use the strips to create 3 different blocks by switching the position of the strips in each. Wonderfully simple, yet visually beautiful! Creative and easy to piece. Pull out those 2 1/2″ strips and let’s make some music!

Apr
28
Sat
There’s More than One Way to Bind a Quilt
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


With Nina Dukette

So you finally have it quilted . . . now it’s time to bind that quilt! Learn the traditional french fold binding technique and other ways to finish your quilting projects. Enjoy a combination of demos and hands-on techniques in class with Nina. Make a finishing statement for your quilts!

Apr
30
Mon
Tall Tumbler—Spider Ruler
Apr 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tall Tumbler quiltWith Karen Cross

2 class sessions
Class 1: April 30
Class 2: May 14

If fast and easy sounds like fun, this is the project for you! Learn the magic of the Spider ruler and create complicated-looking patterns in an easy way. Unlimited, fascinating options using small, medium, and large prints. Create a beautiful quilt top in the 2 class sessions.

Tall Tumbler—Spider Ruler
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Tall Tumbler quiltWith Karen Cross

2 class sessions
Class 1: April 30
Class 2: May 14

If fast and easy sounds like fun, this is the project for you! Learn the magic of the Spider ruler and create complicated-looking patterns in an easy way. Unlimited, fascinating options using small, medium, and large prints. Create a beautiful quilt top in the 2 class sessions.

BOMs & Swaps

Painters Garden BOM with Marcia Evans

March 25 and April 29, 11:00–11:45

  • Features designer fabrics from Studio 37’s Twilight Tones Collection.
  • Choose your favorite cutting technique: rotary cutter, ruler and mat, or using your AccuQuilt GO! dies and cutter.
  • Pick up one block each month and by the end of the year you will have an amazing 102″ square quilt.
  • $25 per month and $50 registration fee, includes first and last month and monthly Sunday tutorials with Marcia.

QuiltMania Mystery 2018 Bathwick by Karen Styles with fabric sample
QUILTmania 2018 Mystery Quilt

Immerse yourself in a historic quilting journey! Calico Gals is honored to be one of only four shops in the United States offering Block of the Month kits for the new QuiltMania 2018 Mystery. Quilt pattern and exquisite fabric by Karen Styles was inspired by an 18th century Georgian quilt. Click here to visit our online store for more information and to sign up.

Begins in May for 9 months

  • Classic pieced blocks, your favorite style of appliqué, and a touch of embroidery make a 58″ x 70″ quilt.
  • The blocks become a sampler representing love in the home.
  • $20 per month includes all patterns and fabric for blocks, backgrounds, sashing, and borders.

Sew Inspired Society (SIS)

Your one-time membership fee of $36 includes all the “SIS” benefits including:

  • Beautiful desk calendar with monthly patterns to create the Heartland Heritage quilt ($20 value)
  • Monthly planning sheets to keep you organized
  • Monthly Sew Inspired Society meetings
  • 20% discount off your backing fabric
  • Monthly rewards and bonus patterns
  • Membership in the Calico Gals {secret} SIS Facebook group

Not a Square BOM quilt in red, white, and blue

It’s Not a Square BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger

  • Four Saturdays: Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, 9–10 pm
  • $50 registration fee includes first and last month.
  • 6 blocks/month for 12 months using reproduction shirtings.
  • Completed quilt is 57″ x 78″.
  • Includes book The 4″ x 5″ Quilt Block Anthology: 182 Blocks.
  • Get 24 fat quarters in the first month!
  • Membership includes Saturday meeting once a month, 12 monthly block guides, fabric keys, and more!

Store Hours

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

We will be closed on
April 1, May 13, May 27, and May 28

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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