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
14
Thu
Kimberbell Club #3
Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kimberbell Club projects
Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

The 2019 Kimberbell Embroidery Club is better than ever! Learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a new machine embroidery design every month. The 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: $25 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. Watch for Kimberbell Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Kimberbell Club #3
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Kimberbell Club projects
Hostesses: Nina Dukette, Melonie Unger, and Janet Lutz

The 2019 Kimberbell Embroidery Club is better than ever! Learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a new machine embroidery design every month. The 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: $25 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. Watch for Kimberbell Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together!

Nov
15
Fri
NUTZ
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Melonie Unger riding wooden horse

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
16
Sat
Accuquilt Sugar Qubes Sampler Club
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sugar Qubes quiltWith Karen Cross

New club at Calico Gals! Make all the blocks in a quilt for $25!
Choose the meeting time that works best for you: 10:30, 11:30 or 12:30.

Join Karen on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a mini meeting and how-to for the upcoming block. Receive all the fabric for the block for $5 or… get it for free when you complete and bring in the previous month’s block. $25 registration fee includes your first month. Your choice of three different colorways, too. Attendees must own an Accuquilt system and Qube die set. Any size Qube will work for this project.

Nov
17
Sun
Wooly 911
Nov 17 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Tree table mat
With Melonie Unger

oin Melonie, your best friend and wool helper, in the Wooly 911 class. She helps you complete a wool project of your choice. Or… start from the beginning… purchase the Holiday Tree Table Mat kit and learn everything you need to know about wool appliqué. Melonie even brings lunch! All beginners or confidant wool stitchers are welcome to join this fun group.

Nov
20
Wed
Ornaments
Nov 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Christmas ornaments
With Karen Cross

Grab your pattern and gather your scraps! Its time to have fun creating holiday ornaments! Make one or all to give to friends or keep a set for yourself. Class includes sewing, cutting, applique, and embroidery (hand or machine).

Ornaments
Nov 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Christmas ornaments
With Karen Cross

Grab your pattern and gather your scraps! Its time to have fun creating holiday ornaments! Make one or all to give to friends or keep a set for yourself. Class includes sewing, cutting, applique, and embroidery (hand or machine).

Dec
1
Sun
Sunday Stitchers
Dec 1 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Thread, pins, measuring tapeWith Lynn Schantz

Let’s just sew! It’s a dedicated afternoon for some sewing fun with friends. Haul out those bags of swaps, Accuquilt cut blocks or any other projects and dive in!! Starting a project or finishing . . . it’s all good! Bring a snack to pass and Lynn will have a crockpot of something yummy! Coming to My Time Monday the next day? Leave your machine and we’ll be ready to get right back to work. It’s just that easy.

Dec
2
Mon
Li’l Something Jacket, Part 1
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Lil Something Jackets in blue and redWith Charles Johns-Lee

Two Class Sessions
December 2
December 9

Need a little something to add to your wardrobe, dressing up those jeans or adding some color to that little black dress? Give the Little Something Jacket a try. It is light and carefree, comfortable and stylish, and can be tailored to fit your silhouette. This is a great project to learn some basic garment construction.!

Dec
3
Tue
“Sleep In Your Own Bed” Retreat: Dresden Quilt Workshop
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Dresden Quilt project
With Melissa Morgante and Christy Blume

Two days!
December 3 and December 4

Learn a whole new (and super fun) technique to make adorable little Dresden Plate blocks with your sewing machine. Use both the Tiny Dresden and Mini Dresden to complete a 20×20 inch little quilt with Christy and Melissa. That’s right… 2 teachers… double the fun! The bonus lesson includes a fast technique for making oodles of half square triangles in a fraction of the time. Give yourself this retreat and spend a couple of days learning and sewing

BOMs & Swaps

Scrappy Spinners BOM quilt
Scrappy Spinners BOM with Lynn Schantz
The Sassy 12″ Scrappy Spinner blocks are precision cut and ready for you to sew! This is not a dream, it’s for real! Lynn is bringing back the precut Block of the Week.(Hurray!) Stop in each week to pick up your block for the low price of $5 each.

  • Twelve quick weeks and twelve quick blocks
  • Finishing kits with 6″ spinners for a different border will be available, too.
  • Choose your own border and sashing strips to suit your color preferences.
  • First block will be ready for pick up on Monday, September 23rd.
  • Can’t make it in one of the weeks? No worries, we’ll hold it for you, but the price goes up to $7. It’s time to sew your spinners!
  • Starts September 30.

Accuquilt Sugar Qubes Sampler Club

New club at Calico Gals! Make all the blocks in a quilt for $25!

  • Join Karen Cross on the 2nd Saturday of each month for a mini meeting and how-to for the upcoming block.
  • Receive all the fabric for the block for $5 or… get it for free when you complete and bring in the previous month’s block.
  • $25 registration fee includes your first month. Your choice of three different colorways, too.
  • Attendees must own an Accuquilt system and Qube die set. Any size Qube will work for this project.
  • October 12, November 16, and December 14. Choose the meeting time that works best for you: 10:30, 11:30 or 12:30.

Reflected Harmony BOM

Reflected Harmony with Peggy Bass

Make a stunning quilt a little at a time!

  • Join this Block of the Month and complete the queen size quilt in 8 months.
  • The reds, pinks and tans piece together into Reflected Harmony.
  • Perfect for an upcoming wedding gift.
  • $25 per month. $50 registration includes first and last month.
  • Starts October 1.
Farmhouse Block of the Month pattern cover

Farmhouse BOM

Create a contemporary farmhouse quilt one block at a time for 10 months.

  • Learn a variety of techniques and have fun making many different blocks to complete this unique sampler.
  • Finished quilt: 88½ inches square.
  • The BOM begins April 1.
  • $25 per month includes all patterns and fabric for quilt top.

Store Hours

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

Closed on November 28 and December 25

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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