Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Jan
23
Thu
The Birthstone Series: Creating Gemstone Bling, Part 1
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Birthstone quilt with 12 different gemstonesWith CJ Sturtevant
Two class sessions: January 23 and February 6

Join the newest craze of creating your very own Bling! This class will teach you a simple, but complex looking, technique that delivers a gorgeous 17″ X 17″ birthstone gem block. Make more than one to create stunning Mother’s Day wall-hangings, birth announcements, wedding anniversary gifts, birthday gemstone pillows, or even a 12-month, 57″ X 75″ Jewel Box quilt! Become Bejeweled by CJ, a certified Gem Affiliate, as you create your custom gemstone designed by MJ Kinman, textile artist, recently featured in Issue 12 of Quiltfolk magazine.

Jan
24
Fri
Chinese Magic, Part 1
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Chinese Magic quilt With Charles Johns-Lee
Two class sessions: January 24 and 31

The Chinese Magic pattern is a great way to use up those fabric collections (Asian, florals, holiday, foods, animals, etc.) you have been saving. This pattern works great with small and medium prints. Make a four patch and add a border. Learn a new technique to add a “cheater border” to give your quilt a little something more. Add even more interest to your quilt by placing those blocks on point for a great lap quilt. Perfect for Advanced Beginner and Intermediate quilters.

Jan
25
Sat
Fidget Quilt
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fidget quilt in green and brown with turtle, laces, and other small objects to fidget withInstructor: Candida Tucker

Fidget quilts are small lap quilts made to entertain or calm people of any age who suffer with dementia, autism, blindness, and sensory issues. And . . . they are even lots of fun for everyone else! Fidget quilts contain fun “feely” fabrics and small items to fiddle with. Create a fidget quilt personalized for the person for whom you are making it. Go home with lots of ideas for making more fidget quilts. Class fee of $35 includes class, pattern, an assortment of “fidget” items to attach to your quilt and a selection of textured fabrics. Bring your own textured fabrics to swap with the group!

Jan
26
Sun
Calendar Club
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Calendar Club mini quilt With Beth Broadway
Join the all new Calendar Club at Calico Gals! Create an adorable mini quilt each month. Turn it into a top for a calendar or make a small pillow or wallhanging. Each monthly project features hand or machine appliqué and button accents. Cute as can be! Join the club for $25 for the whole year. Members can attend quarterly classes for just $5 in addition to discounts on monthly patterns and kits. Learn new skills as you make projects you can complete quickly.

Jan
27
Mon
Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch quiltWith Lynn Schantz & Melonie Unger

Cross My Heart and Hope to Stitch! Join the Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch and quilt your way to a finished top in no time . . . especially when all the ironing is done for you! Cross Stitched is a great pattern using 8 fat quarters and some background. This sweet quilt finishes at 50″x60″ OK… we won’t make you cross your heart, but maybe just a pinky swear to have a great day of quilting, eating and laughing! Lunch is served! Come quilt with us!

Jan
28
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lucky Penny Club project flower pin cushionWith Melonie Unger

Lucky Penny is a fun, ongoing club just for those who love stitching with wool. Members are encouraged to bring their own projects and work on new projects from Primitive Gatherings newest book: Wool, Needle & Thread. Melonie offers the club in the morning and evening to fit your schedule.

Jan
29
Wed
Collage Quilts Sew-In
Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fabric collage with seahorse With Peggy Bass

Do you still have a collage quilt from a class that you have not finished. Let’s get together get them done!!

Jan
31
Fri
Chinese Magic, Part 2
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Chinese Magic quilt With Charles Johns-Lee
Two class sessions: January 24 and 31

The Chinese Magic pattern is a great way to use up those fabric collections (Asian, florals, holiday, foods, animals, etc.) you have been saving. This pattern works great with small and medium prints. Make a four patch and add a border. Learn a new technique to add a “cheater border” to give your quilt a little something more. Add even more interest to your quilt by placing those blocks on point for a great lap quilt. Perfect for Advanced Beginner and Intermediate quilters.

Feb
1
Sat
Altered State
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Altered state quilt in green, purple, and pinkWith Sharon Bottle-Souva

Moving from traditional to your own design can be a fun-filled adventure. In this class, learn to draft a traditional star pattern and later to produce one of your very own. Go home with your own unique quilt block that may be used to create a small wall hanging or keep going to make a bed quilt. Instruction includes drafting a pattern, choosing fabric for a successful quilt with borders and lattice for a great design. Class instruction results in an approximately 24″ square wall hanging.

Feb
2
Sun
Sunday Stitchers
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Thread, pins, measuring tapeWith Lynn Schantz

Let’s just sew! It’s a dedicated afternoon for some sewing fun with friends. Haul out those bags of swaps, Accuquilt cut blocks or any other projects and dive in!! Starting a project or finishing . . . it’s all good! Bring a snack to pass and Lynn will have a crockpot of something yummy! Coming to My Time Monday the next day? Leave your machine and we’ll be ready to get right back to work. It’s just that easy.

BOMs & Swaps

Almond Country Beauty quilt in bright colors with white background

Almond Country Beauty BOM with Sue Pikarsky
Calling all lovers of foundation paper piecing! This 13-month Block of the Month is a breathtaking variation on the New York Beauty block.

  • Make sixteen 12″ x 12″ blocks, plus the borders
  • $25 per month includes pattern, foundation papers and fabric to complete the top and a scrappy border
  • $50 registration includes first and last month
  • Detailed tutorials on assembling the upcoming block one Saturday each month with Sue

Prerequisite: Sue’s beginner foundation paper piecing class, or proof of skills.

Hello Spring quilt in blue, pink, and green

Hello Spring BOM with Rosanne Brown
Hello Spring! It’s a new Block of the Month, starting early spring of 2020.

  • Generous 80″ x 96″ sampler quilt in fresh new fabrics
  • Fun techniques including piecing, appliqué and hand stitching
  • Bonus projects include small wall hanging and stuffed bird
  • Sewing tutorials will be offered too!
  • $25 per month for 10 months includes pattern book and all fabric for top and binding
  • $50 registration includes fist and last month

Esthers Bloomers quilt in brown and other earth tones

Esther’s Bloomers BOM with Marcia Evans
Calico Gals is offering Esther’s Bloomers Stitch-Along from Kim Diehl, featuring a variety of vintage reproduction shirtings and cotton prints.

  • Begins January 25, 9–10 AM
  • Receive a portion of the quilt and pattern each month for 6 months
  • Generous 70″ x 70″ quilt top
  • Bonus! Monthly tutorial with Marcia on the 3rd Saturday 9–10 AM
  • $37 per month includes pattern, all fabric for the quilt top, and monthly tutorial
  • $74 registration fee includes first and last month

Reflected Harmony quilt in pinks and beige

Reflected Harmony BOM with Peggy Bass

  • January 11, February 1, and March 14, 9–10 AM
  • Features beautiful Wilmington Prints fabrics in shades of reds, pinks and tans
  • Queen-sized (84″ x 84 “)
  • Join Peggy every month for a review and tips of that month’s blocks
  • $25 per month

Dont Fence Me In quilt in contrasting medium and dark fabrics

Don’t Fence Me In SWAP with Lynn Schantz
Simply choose 2 contrasting medium and dark cotton fabrics—that’s it!

  • Starts February 1
  • Make 8 quick blocks a month for 6 months and bring them in to swap
  • Blocks due on the 1st of every month
  • Swapped blocks will be ready for pick-up on the 15th of each month
  • $15 registration fee includes the pattern

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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