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

Nov
13
Tue
Snowman Table Runner
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Snowman Table Runner
Instructor: Patti Blanchard

A little bit of appliqué and a little bit of piecing! Perfect for the beginner piecer or enough fun for an experienced quilter! Make a whole row of adorable snowman to adorn your table through the holidays and beyond. Make bunches for gifts, too! Be imaginative with your fabric choices and create a row of very fun snow guys!

Nov
14
Wed
Mosaic Star
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mosaic Stars quilt
With Beth Broadway

Make a baby quilt or a 75 x 75″ quilt in this class! Mosaic Stars uses 2 or 4 packs of 5″ Charm Squares, a bit of yardage, and a healthy dollop of fun! Beth teaches an excellent class and shares many of her quilting skills with her students. Learn expert piecing techniques, tips to upsize a baby quilt into a throw, ways to make and use pinwheels, and shortcuts that save time and build success as a quilter.

Nov
16
Fri
NUTZ
Nov 16 @ 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!

Nov
17
Sat
One Block Wonder
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

One Block Wonder hexagonal pieces in pink and greenInstructor: Marcia Evans

Learn to make a beautiful “kaleidoscope” quilt using large print fabrics sprinkled with creativity! Spend the day exploring this technique and creating hexagons to make a gorgeous quilted piece. It’s so fun to see what everyone comes up with! Depending on the amount of fabric you purchase, create any size from a table topper to a queen-sized quilt! Marcia will provide a light lunch and dessert to keep you going in this fun day-long class.

Nov
18
Sun
Rocky Raccoon
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rocky Raccoon quilt
With Lynn Schantz

All raccoons will soon be going into hibernation. Now is the time to grab 20 fat quarters and 1-1/4 yards of white fabric to make a quilt perfect for settling in for the winter season. Improve your basic quilting skills as you create a 61 x 73 inch snuggly quilt. Have fun in this class!

Nov
20
Tue
Simple What Nots Club
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hostess: Marcia Evans

This club is a social/tutorial event—a great time to meet people who have a similar love for all things Kim Diehl and mini quilts featuring her fabrics and patterns. Come each month, or just choose the quilts that you love. Either way, we bet you can’t make just one!

Quiltsmart Double Wedding Ring
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Double Wedding Ring quilt
With Karen Cross

It’s incredible … create a classic Double Wedding Ring quilt with no curved piecing! With the QuiltSmart method even beginners can find success. The blocks are square and sew up fast. Use your creativity by choosing traditional fabrics or make an upbeat wild-colored version! Karen teaches a table runner, but you may choose to keep going and create a quilt. Always a wonderful wedding gift in any size, the design is a welcome gift for any occasion.

Quiltsmart Double Wedding Ring
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Double Wedding Ring quilt
With Karen Cross

It’s incredible … create a classic Double Wedding Ring quilt with no curved piecing! With the QuiltSmart method even beginners can find success. The blocks are square and sew up fast. Use your creativity by choosing traditional fabrics or make an upbeat wild-colored version! Karen teaches a table runner, but you may choose to keep going and create a quilt. Always a wonderful wedding gift in any size, the design is a welcome gift for any occasion.

Nov
24
Sat
HUGS (Helping Us Give Smiles)
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

With Melonie Unger

Help us give smiles (HUGS) to the many charities that receive our quilts. Class includes a free pattern. HUGS will be making pillowcases and/or microwave bowls for the homebound through InterFaith Works. Join us to give smiles to our community. Melonie brings lunch for all! Thanks to all who generously donate time and supplies to the HUGS group.

Nov
26
Mon
Crazy Christmas Tree Table Runner
Nov 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Christmas Tree Table Runner
With Karen Cross

Crazy or traditional, this is the table runner you have been waiting for! Choose your color combo: Green/Blue, Red/ Green, or Gold/Silver. Upside down or all standing tall, you decide as you begin laying out those trees across your project. What a fun project for all! Great for your table or as a beautiful gift (if you can give it up!).

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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