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

Feb
26
Mon
Garden Walk
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

Join anytime!

It’s back! Join us 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. You’ll learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There’s so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Feb
27
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
Feb 27 @ 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
Feb 27 @ 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.

Feb
28
Wed
Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Beginning English Paper Piecing
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

English paper pieced project in blue and gray
Instructor: Marcia Evans

Explore the classic beauty of English Paper Piecing. This is a perfect technique because it is so portable—you can take it anywhere! Join Marcia and learn all the skills
of cutting, stitching and applying hexagons and Dresden Plate pieces to a cute needle case. If time allows, start on some of the other small projects. You will be EPP’ing in no time at all!

Mar
1
Thu
Sew Inspired Society (SIS)
Mar 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sew Inspired Society (SIS) project pouch
With Rosanne Brown

First Thursday (5:30–6:30 PM) and Saturday (9:00–10:00 AM) of each month

Join the fun new “society” at Calico Gals! Your one-time membership fee of $36 gets you all the “SIS” benefits!

  • Beautiful desk calendar with monthly patterns to create the Heartland Heritage quilt ($20 value). It’s a very pretty quilt and you can use your scraps to build it!
  • Monthly planning sheets to keep you organized
  • Monthly Sew Inspired Society meetings—choose the time most convenient for you
    20% discount off your backing fabric just to get you started!
  • Monthly rewards and bonus patterns . . . motivation to keep you going!
  • Membership in the Calico Gals (secret) SIS Facebook group so we can all chat and show pics between meetings.
  • Perfect for beginners and super-fun for all quilters.
Mar
2
Fri
NUTZ
Mar 2 @ 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!

Mar
3
Sat
Machine Appliqué
Mar 3 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Here Comes Spring projects including quilt in red and black checkerboard with flowers
Instructor: Beth Broadway

This simple yet striking quilt will make you smile everytime you see it! Small enough for a wall hanging but large enough for a snuggle on the couch (55″ x 63″). Make this one quickly as you enjoy the challenge to experiment with new skills. Learn machine applique, rick rack stems, and detailed piecing techniques. Perfect for confident beginners through experienced quilters. Very fun and Beth will bring the lemonade too!

Mar
5
Mon
My Time Monday
Mar 5 @ 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!

Mar
6
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: March 6
Class 2: March 13
Class 3: March 20

New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

BOMs & Swaps

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.

Pops a lot quilt in black and white with pops of color

Pops-a-Lot with Lynn Schantz

First blocks due February 1

  • Create 10 quick blocks a month for 8 months.
  • Choose your favorite or all three: batiks, reproduction, or black and white with a pop of color.
  • $15 for 1 colorway, $25 for 2 colorways, or $30 for all 3 colorways. Includes pattern and ruler.

Cover of Pride and Joy by Kim Diehl featuring Helping Hands fabrics

Kim Diehl BOM with Marcia Evans

Starts February 24 and meets 4th Saturday of the month, 9:00–10:00 AM, through July.

  • New! Pride and Joy, a 6-month stitch along.
  • Receive the pattern and all fabrics to make this quilt.
  • Includes Kim’s Helping Hands collection of fabrics.
  • Completed quilt is 64″ square.
  • Includes over 20 yards of fabric!
  • Option for monthly demo and chat with Marcia.
  • $40 per month and $80 registration fee, includes first and last month.

Mystical Prism BOM quilt in blue, turquoise, purple

Mystical Prism BOM with Daryl

Starts January 1, 2018

  • Breathtaking!
  • 20 Tonga blocks deep blue to turquoise to purple.
  • Includes Kim’s Helping Hands collection of fabrics.
  • Completed quilt is 102″ square.
  • Create a pieced section each month for 12 months.
  • Ruler and paper template included with pattern.
  • $25 per month and $50 registration fee.

Tokens of Thyme wool project wall hanging with seasonal motifs like a snowman and pumpkin

Tokens of Thyme with Melonie Unger

Starts January 1, 2018

Wool Workers! Join the new Tokens of Thyme Block of the Month and create an adorable wool project!

  • Stitch 2 per month seasonal appliqué motifs on 6″ x 6″ blocks
  • Display your finished blocks framed for a wall hanging
  • Perfect take-along project
  • 6-month membership includes instructions with diagrams for basic embroidery stitches
  • Beginner friendly
  • $18 per month includes pattern, cream background wool, and a 10″ block collection of the colors you need to complete the wall hanging
  • $36 registration fee includes first and last months

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!

Wool and flannel snow scene wall hanging

Snow Village BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger

  • 6 month BOM begins October 1
  • $20 per month and $40 registration fee, includes first and last month.
  • Includes everything for 23″ x 29″ wall hanging.
  • Gorgeous wool appliqués on textured flannel.

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

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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