Classes and Clubs at Calico Gals

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Class and Club Calendar

Free Motion Machine Quilting
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free motion quilting samples

Instructor: Candy Tucker
2 Class Sessions:
Class 1: July 1
Class 2: July 22

This class will take the scary out of machine quilting! Learn to quilt using your walking foot and free motion foot. Make a sample book of quilting patterns so next time you are ready to make a quilt, simply open your sample book and choose from the quilting patterns you learned to do. With Candy’s encouragement, you will have fun and explore your inner artist. Be surprised at what you can do!

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

Villa Rosa quilt
Hostesses: Melonie Unger and Lynn Schantz

Quilting Inspiration with lunch on the side! Beginners and experienced quilters alike will LOVE this class where quick, easy AND great design go hand in hand. Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends to check out the new featured quilt, accompanied by a delicious lunch and lots of great tips and personal instruction. Check out the samples, you won’t want to miss this!

Kimberbells Sew-In
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Kimberbells summer project featuring nautical theme with red crab
Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

The Kimberbells Sew-In is for members to work together on their Kimberbells projects. Bring your machine.

Baby Lock Serger Revisit
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Photo of serger
Instructor: Melissa Morgante

Are you the owner of a Baby Lock serger? Wondering what your next step is? Relax! If you’ve taken it out of the box, you’re in good shape. Learn all the great uses for your Baby Lock serger in this comprehensive class—serging curves, inside corners, outside corners, rolled hems, balanced stitches and more.

Add a Quarter Club
Aug 1 @ 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.

Broken Daisy Placemats
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Broken Daisy placemats
Instructor: Julie Burger

2 Tuesdays
Class 1: July 11
Class 2: August 1

Here it is—the perfect class to learn foundation piecing! The Broken Daisy Placemats are a fun, easy-to-complete project. Choose your favorite colorway to make these beautiful and unique placemats. Learn to create and assemble the units required and then Julie will share an easy-peasy curved piecing technique to join the units together. These placemats are great for gifts, if you can give them up!

Mondo Bag
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondo bag
Instructor: Kathy Barden

2 Class Sessions
Class 1: August 2
Class 2: August 9

The Mondo Bag is perfect for carrying your show-and-tell to guild meetings or all your clothes for a weekend away. It can haul a ton of stuff! The Midi Bag is a downsized version of the Mondo—more practical for everyday use—but just as handy. Choose your bag size— the construction is the same! Learn to use fusible grids for perfect intersections. Warning: don’t tell your friends it was “a piece of cake” or be prepared to take orders for both sizes. Start in class one and with some homework finish your bag in class two. Easy enough for the confident beginner and fun for the expert too.

Yellow Brick Road Around the Panel
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Yellow Brick Road with Minions panel
Instructor: Jenifer Cantrell

Combine two classics into a keepsake kid’s quilt! Start with a panel for the center of your quilt. Make it bigger with the addition of Yellow Brick Road blocks around the outside edges. Each quilt is unique! Jen’s tips and tricks will have you making several for gifts

Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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!

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

Every Which Way Quilt

Every Which Way Dotties Swap
Hostess: Lynn Schantz

  • First blocks due July 1.
  • Just $15 includes the pattern.
  • Create 6 polka dot blocks a month, bring them, and Lynn will swap them out.
  • In 6 months you’ll have all the blocks for a very scrappy, very dottie quilt. Use your dottie stash or pick up some new dotties to make your block.

Quilting with the Stars quilt

Quilting With the Stars
Hostess: Lynne Schantz

  • Starts June 19.
  • Perfect for beginners.
  • Make a classic Ohio Star Quilt in just 12 weeks.
  • Includes all fabric: pre-cut pieces, backgrounds and block borders.
  • $15 registration (includes first and last blocks and pattern)
  • Pick up your block kit each week; $5/week.
  • Vote for your favorite “star”. Each Star combination picked exclusively for you by one of our Calico Gals “STARS” (staff).

Bird Walk block of the month quilt

Bird Walk BOM
Hostess: Christy Blume

  • 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

  • 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

Freedom Bound Block of the Month quilt

Freedom Bound BOM
Hostess: Rosanne Brown

Store Hours

10:00 am–5:00 pm
12:00–4:00 PM

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Closed On

Tuesday, July 4
Sunday, September 3 & Monday, September 4

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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