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

Dec
14
Fri
Open Serge
Dec 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Serger
With Melissa Morgante

Bonus project in this month’s Open Serge group! Bring your scraps and some decorative threads to create this super fast flag project. You’ll still have time to serge other projects of choice! Melissa will help you with your projects by adjusting stitches or making suggestions to keep you moving. Any brand serger is welcome as long as you can thread it, change the needles and have a manual. It’s a fun day with serger people!

Dec
15
Sat
Jelly Roll Rug
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Jelly Roll Rug
With Rosanne Brown

Join the Jelly Roll Rug craze! Just 40 fabric strips makes a beautiful and practical rug. No special machine needed. Prepare the batting-filled strips and sew them in a round. Learn the tips and tricks from Rosanne and create a 30 x 44 inch rug in a day. The color possibilities are endless and sew much fun!

Dec
16
Sun
Machine Quilting
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Avante quilting machineWith Candy Tucker

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!

Dec
21
Fri
NUTZ
Dec 21 @ 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!

Jan
4
Fri
NUTZ
Jan 4 @ 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!

NUTZ at Night
Jan 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!

Jan
7
Mon
My Time Monday
Jan 7 @ 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!

Jan
8
Tue
Handstitching Duo – Beginning Embroidery & EPP
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Embroidered and paper pieced motif
With Marcia Evans & Gay Silkey

Two teachers means you get twice the fun and learning in this class! What can be better than that? If you ever wanted to learn hand embroidery or English Paper Piecing, this is your opportunity to try both while creating an adorable project. If you already have handstitiching skills, Gay and Marcia invite you to come join the stitching fun!

Jan
9
Wed
Mariner’s Compass “Skinny”
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mariner's compass pillow
With Christy Blume

Traditionally you had 2 choices to make a Mariner’s Compass block: foundation paper piecing or complicated piecing using templates. Not any more! Robin Ruth has designed a revolutionary strip-piecing method enabling you to make the once tedious and unapproachable mariner’s compass block quickly and accurately. The book with ruler system makes simple work of these beautiful blocks.

Join Christy for the 45-degree Skinny Robin class, and cut your compass into 16 narrower bite size pieces yielding a more detailed result. This class will also feature a dive into the many variable design options available using the Robin Ruth Mariner’s Compass systems.

Jan
18
Fri
NUTZ
Jan 18 @ 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

Shortcakes block of the week quilt

Shortcakes Block of the Week with Lynn Schantz

Create a striking quilt in beautiful Timeless Treasures batiks by stitching a couple blocks at a time.

  • Once a week for 9 weeks, pick up a 12-inch, perfectly precut block.
  • Choose your flavor: Lemon Blueberry or Christmas Spice Cake.
  • Choose the warm Nutmeg color or the cool Stonewash
  • Double up your membership to make a larger quilt.
  • Add borders to complete the project! $5 per week ($7 to catch up on missed blocks).
  • $15 registration fee (2 for $25) includes, first and last blocks and pattern.
  • In-store event only. Start anytime—the Gals will catch you up!

Tongan Escape quilt

Tongan Escape with Lynn Schantz

Create a striking quilt in beautiful Timeless Treasures batiks by stitching a couple blocks at a time.

  • Join for 6 months and receive a Daniela Stout pattern and fabric for two unique 9-inch pieced blocks.
  • In month 7 receive all fabric needed to complete all of the setting, borders and binding.
  • Choose the warm Nutmeg color or the cool Stonewash
  • $50 to join includes 1st and last month blocks. $25/month

Whats in your corner quilts

What’s in Your Corner with Lynn Schantz

The newest swap features white on white fabrics with a corner pop of bright batik OR beautiful indigo blues with a corner pop of bright cottons.

  • 16 quick blocks a month for 9 months to make a big, beautiful quilt.
  • First blocks due October 1st and on the 1st of every month thereafter. Your swapped blocks will be ready for pick-up on the 15th of each month.
  • Just $15 to play along for 9 months. Includes pattern and 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inch ruler. It’s that easy!

Metro Tiles blocks and pattern

Metro Tiles by Susan Claire Mayfield

  • Features gorgeous batiks from Hoffman Fabrics.
  • 50 blocks.
  • Blocks are completed with fusible appliqué and quilt-as-you-go technique.
  • Project includes all patterns, background, sashing, and pre-cut pre-fused appliqué pieces.
  • $25 per month and $50 deposit, deposit includes first and last month

QuiltMania Mystery 2018 Bathwick by Karen Styles with fabric sample

QUILTmania 2018 Mystery Quilt

Immerse yourself in a historic quilting journey! Calico Gals is honored to be one of only four shops in the United States offering Block of the Month kits for the new QuiltMania 2018 Mystery. Quilt pattern and exquisite fabric by Karen Styles was inspired by an 18th century Georgian quilt. Click here to visit our online store for more information and to sign up.

Begins in May for 9 months

  • Classic pieced blocks, your favorite style of appliqué, and a touch of embroidery make a 58″ x 70″ quilt.
  • The blocks become a sampler representing love in the home.
  • $20 per month includes all patterns and fabric for blocks, backgrounds, sashing, and borders.

Store Hours

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

We are closed on November 22, December 25, January 1, and closing at 3:00 PM on December 24 and December 31.

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

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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