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

Mar
20
Wed
Over the Moon Using the Learning Curve Tool
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Over the Moon quilt
With Sue Pikarsky

It’s celestial. It’s orbital. It’s “Over the Moon”! Make this stunning quilt using The Learning Curve tool to create perfectly sewn circles. The tool helps you to cut perfect curves and then trim the pieced blocks. It’s addicting! Choose the size you want to make from wall/baby to king! Make several blocks in class with Sue and go home with a great head start on your quilt. Advanced beginner quilter.

Mar
21
Thu
Over the Moon Using the Learning Curve Tool
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Over the Moon quilt
With Sue Pikarsky

It’s celestial. It’s orbital. It’s “Over the Moon”! Make this stunning quilt using The Learning Curve tool to create perfectly sewn circles. The tool helps you to cut perfect curves and then trim the pieced blocks. It’s addicting! Choose the size you want to make from wall/baby to king! Make several blocks in class with Sue and go home with a great head start on your quilt. Advanced beginner quilter.

Mar
22
Fri
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Mar 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

With Melonie Unger and Lynn Schantz

Yes! The “Easy Does It” quilt top can be completed in class along with enjoying a yummy lunch on the side! Do you like to quilt AND be pampered at the same time? You’ll love this quick and easy class designed for both the experienced and beginner quilter. Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends and get a jumpstart on your next quilt. Melonie and Lynn promise you a delicious lunch, lots of great tips and even more personal attention.

Mar
23
Sat
Wooly 911
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

With Melonie Unger

Join Melonie, your best friend and wool helper in the Wooly 911 class. She will help you complete any (yes, she means any) wool project! And she even brings lunch! This is the 911 call every stitcher with an unfinished wool project must make!

Mar
27
Wed
Quiltsmart Lone Star Wall Hanging or Lap Quilt
Mar 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Lonestar design
With Karen Cross

Watch your “points” come to life in a stunning Lone Star quilt using QuiltSmart techniques. You will love the ease and the satisfaction of perfect points every time! Your fabric choice determines the look of your star: classic or funky, subtle or bright. Choose to make a 38-inch wall-hanging or go bigger with a 58-inch bed quilt.

Quiltsmart Lone Star Wall Hanging or Lap Quilt
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lonestar design
With Karen Cross

Watch your “points” come to life in a stunning Lone Star quilt using QuiltSmart techniques. You will love the ease and the satisfaction of perfect points every time! Your fabric choice determines the look of your star: classic or funky, subtle or bright. Choose to make a 38-inch wall-hanging or go bigger with a 58-inch bed quilt.

Mar
30
Sat
Tweak Your Log Cabin
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm


With Sharon Bottle Souva

Everyone knows the log cabin quilt block. Here is your chance to tweak the design to create a truly unique design of your own. Through a series of steps students will alter the pattern and make an original block to be used in a small wall hanging, or if desired a larger bed quilt.

Apr
1
Mon
My Time Monday
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 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!

Apr
2
Tue
EPP Sparklers
Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Photo of English paper piecing project Sparklers
With Marcia Evans

Enjoy the fun of handwork as you learn the basics of the English Paper Piecing. Make a beautiful pieced and appliquéd block using the arch and diamond shapes. The versatility of these 2 shapes will surprise you! Create a block in class and continue on for a table runner or keep going for a quilt!

Apr
5
Fri
NUTZ
Apr 5 @ 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

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