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

May
30
Tue
Lucky Penny Wool Club
May 30 @ 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
May 30 @ 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.

May
31
Wed
HQ Pro-Stitcher Intro Class
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Handiquilter Pro-stitcher
Instructor: Tom Baxter

Super lecture for the Pro-Stitcher on your HandiQuilter Long-Arm machine. Start at the beginning, review the functions of each button and learn the details on the menu items. Tom will demonstrate how to select an image, define an area and place the image in the area, followed by a tutorial on the skew feature. Perfect class for new owners, power quilters or those considering the purchase.

Jun
2
Fri
NUTZ
Jun 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!

NUTZ at Night
Jun 2 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Melonie Unger riding wooden horse

Hostess: Melonie Unger

NUTZ at Night meets the first Friday 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. For NUTZ at night we order food and sew all night!

Jun
4
Sun
Genesee Valley Quilt Show
Jun 4 all-day

Illustration of bus with happy people going to the quilt show

Join us on a day trip to the Genessee Valley Quilt Show. The Quilt Show features 600 quilts from 60 fabulous vendors. Fee includes bus fare, ticket to the show, snacks, and goodie bags. Lunch on your own.

Click here to purchase ticket.

Click here for more quilt show info.

Jun
5
Mon
My Time Monday
Jun 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!

Jun
6
Tue
Add a Quarter Club
Jun 6 @ 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.

Jun
8
Thu
Jellyroll Jazz
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

BeBop Stomp quilt

Instructor: Melissa Morgante

We love Jelly Rolls – those wonderful strips sets of beautiful fabrics! Grab your favorite and turn it into a fast and fun quilt. Choose one or both of these jazzy patterns – both are included in the book along with a bunch more. Even better – these quilts work well for sewing by machine or sergers. BeBop Stomp class is on June 8, Boogie Woogie class is on July 13.

$25 per class.

Kimberbells Machine Embroidery Club
Jun 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbells project

Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

Join the Club! The all new Kimberbells Embroidery Club, where you learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a pattern and a new machine embroidery every month. This year round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee includes a Calico Gals flash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Be watching for the quarterly Kimberbells Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

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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