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
28
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Small wool project
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Join the club that combines your love of wool appliqué and embroidery! This year, club members will join Melonie and work on wool UFO’s. In addition, new projects will be featured from two beautiful books: Christmas Gatherings and Savor The Seasons.

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

Small wool project
Hostess: Melonie Unger

Join the club that combines your love of wool appliqué and embroidery! This year, club members will join Melonie and work on wool UFO’s. In addition, new projects will be featured from two beautiful books: Christmas Gatherings and Savor The Seasons.

Mar
30
Thu
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
1
Sat
Pre-Class Glacier Star
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Instructor: Julie Burger

Spend a day getting organized for your Glacier Star project. Julie will help you choose fabrics, organize your cutting process and prepare your fabrics for the Technique of the Month series. Time well spent to start off ready to go!

See Glacier Star class.

Apr
2
Sun
Baby Lock Serger Revisit Chain/Cover Stitch
Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Photo of serger

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Revisit the uses of the Cover Stitch and Chain Stitch on your Baby Lock serger. Discover wonderful options for practical and embellished additions to clothing or even quilting!

Apr
3
Mon
My Time Monday
Apr 3 @ 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!

Begin at the Beginning
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, April 3
Class 2: Monday, April 10
Class 3: Tuesday, April 18
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.

Apr
4
Tue
Add a Quarter Club
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Image of paper pieced star

Hostess: Julie Burger
Foundation Piecers! Have you ever started a project you love and then another pops up, and another, and another? By now you may need a little support to get back to it! Julie has help for you! Come on in, bring your paper piecing projects to work on, share and chat with other piecers and just have fun. Stop in one time or every month.

Vintage Compass
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Vintage Compass quilt
Instructor: Julie Burger

4 Class Sessions
Session 1: February 21
Session 2: March 7
Session 3: April 4
Session 4: May 2

The Vintage Compass is a wonderful example of a beginner pattern building off of the outside compass unit in the mariner’s compass pattern. The cutting instructions are simple; the foundation paper-piecing is fast as the pieces in this pattern are large pieces, which come together to complete an 8-pointed compass star. With a second layer of points behind the main unit, the center medallion makes a clean, vibrant impression. This highly recommend pattern is for both beginners and anyone who want to try something different and it doesn’t include any difficult assembly piecing, aside from the curves in the border, which is truly a piece of cake!

Apr
5
Wed
Basic Computer Skills for Embroiderers
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Tom Baxter

Get geeky! Your quilting will improve when you take this basic computer class. We’re not lying! In this class (mainly for Windows users with some overlap to Mac) you’ll learn computer terminology, what you need to know about files and folders, internet downloads and how to use a USB thumb drive. Don’t be scared—jump in and get comfortable with tech by learning more about your computer. Laptop required for class.

BOMs & Swaps

QUILTmania 2017 Mystery Quilt

Calico Gals is one of only four shops in the United States honored to offer the QUILTmania 2017 Mystery quilt. Begins shipping in February.

  • Quilt pattern by Michelle Yeo
  • Fabrics from the Torrington Place Collection by Penny Rose for Riley Blake Designs
  • $99.95 plus shipping and handling include first and last months
  • $49.95 per month plus shipping and handling
  • Mystery patterns will be available in the bi-monthly QUILTmania magazine

Flying South quilt

Flying South BOM
Play along February through June. Just $7.50 per month includes:

  • 5 months
  • 8 Chubby 16ths of exclusive new batik prints
  • Choose your favorites each month
  • Directions for the Flying South block
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • Months 2–5 include an alternate block pattern using the same shapes
  • $15 ($40 for precut version) registration fee covers your first and last month

Journeys End quilt

Journey’s End BOM

  • 6 months
  • Build your houses in the first 5 months; create the scrappy border in the 6th
  • Generous 66-1/2″ x 66-1/2″ quilt
  • $32 per month includes patterns, fabrics, and binding
  • $64 registration fee includes first and last months

U Swappin quilt

U Swappin’?

  • 8 easy blocks a month for 6 months
  • Bring them in by the 1st and Lynn will swap them out for pick up on the 15th
  • First blocks due February 1st
  • $15 for the entire 6 months, includes pattern
  • Double swap or both swaps for $25
  • Batiks: Any bright jewel tones for color and cream batik for background
  • Cottage: Any bright small print for color and white-on-white background (no cream please)

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

Snow Friends Wool and Cotton block of the month

Snow Friends: A Wool and Cotton BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger
Includes:

  • One snowman design for 6 months and a month for details and assembly
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top includes wool and cotton
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Freedom Bound Block of the Month quilt

Freedom Bound BOM
Hostess: Rosanne Brown
Includes:

Store Hours

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

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Closed On

April 16
May 14
May 28 & 29

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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