Classes, Clubs, & In-Store Events Postponed

Calico Gals is closed until the threat of coronavirus is lifted.

Thank you for the support of our small business! We look forward to getting together again when the world calms down. Until then, please join us in our other fun place—Calico Gals Junction Facebook group. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home and sew!

Class and Club Calendar

Apr
9
Thu
Kimberbell Club
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Also meets at 4:00 or 5:30

New members always welcome! Meets for second Thursday of each month. Only $25 for the year includes fun meetings, flash drive, and Kimberbell machine embroidery designs in the format of your choice.

Apr
15
Wed
Skirting the Issue, Part 2
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Skirt with purple and yellow flowersWith Charles Johns-Lee
Two class sessions: April 1 and 15

If it’s time to add a skirt to your spring wardrobe, here is the perfect option for you. Make this skirt in three different lengths to fit your lifestyle. The added waistband and invisible zipper give it a more finished look. The element of invisible side pockets is a bonus! Learn all of these techniques and more. Great class for intermediate and advanced garment sewers.

Apr
17
Fri
NUTZ
Apr 17 @ 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!

Apr
26
Sun
Calendar Club
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Calendar Club mini quilt With Beth Broadway
Join the all new Calendar Club at Calico Gals! Create an adorable mini quilt each month. Turn it into a top for a calendar or make a small pillow or wallhanging. Each monthly project features hand or machine appliqué and button accents. Cute as can be! Join the club for $25 for the whole year. Members can attend quarterly classes for just $5 in addition to discounts on monthly patterns and kits. Learn new skills as you make projects you can complete quickly.

May
1
Fri
NUTZ
May 1 @ 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!

NUTZ at Night
May 1 @ 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!

May
3
Sun
Sunday Stitchers
May 3 @ 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.

May
4
Mon
My Time Monday
May 4 @ 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!

May
14
Thu
Kimberbell Club
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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

Also meets at 4:00 or 5:30

New members always welcome! Meets for second Thursday of each month. Only $25 for the year includes fun meetings, flash drive, and Kimberbell machine embroidery designs in the format of your choice.

May
15
Fri
NUTZ
May 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!

BOMs & Swaps

Almond Country Beauty quilt in bright colors with white background

Almond Country Beauty BOM with Sue Pikarsky
Calling all lovers of foundation paper piecing! This 13-month Block of the Month is a breathtaking variation on the New York Beauty block.

  • Make sixteen 12″ x 12″ blocks, plus the borders
  • $25 per month includes pattern, foundation papers and fabric to complete the top and a scrappy border
  • $50 registration includes first and last month
  • Detailed tutorials on assembling the upcoming block one Saturday each month with Sue

Prerequisite: Sue’s beginner foundation paper piecing class, or proof of skills.

Hello Spring quilt in blue, pink, and green

Hello Spring BOM with Rosanne Brown
Hello Spring! It’s a new Block of the Month, starting early spring of 2020.

  • Generous 80″ x 96″ sampler quilt in fresh new fabrics
  • Fun techniques including piecing, appliqué and hand stitching
  • Bonus projects include small wall hanging and stuffed bird
  • Sewing tutorials will be offered too!
  • $25 per month for 10 months includes pattern book and all fabric for top and binding
  • $50 registration includes fist and last month

Esthers Bloomers quilt in brown and other earth tones

Esther’s Bloomers BOM with Marcia Evans
Calico Gals is offering Esther’s Bloomers Stitch-Along from Kim Diehl, featuring a variety of vintage reproduction shirtings and cotton prints.

  • Begins January 25, 9–10 AM
  • Receive a portion of the quilt and pattern each month for 6 months
  • Generous 70″ x 70″ quilt top
  • Bonus! Monthly tutorial with Marcia on the 3rd Saturday 9–10 AM
  • $37 per month includes pattern, all fabric for the quilt top, and monthly tutorial
  • $74 registration fee includes first and last month

Reflected Harmony quilt in pinks and beige

Reflected Harmony BOM with Peggy Bass

  • January 11, February 1, and March 14, 9–10 AM
  • Features beautiful Wilmington Prints fabrics in shades of reds, pinks and tans
  • Queen-sized (84″ x 84 “)
  • Join Peggy every month for a review and tips of that month’s blocks
  • $25 per month

Dont Fence Me In quilt in contrasting medium and dark fabrics

Don’t Fence Me In SWAP with Lynn Schantz
Simply choose 2 contrasting medium and dark cotton fabrics—that’s it!

  • Starts February 1
  • Make 8 quick blocks a month for 6 months and bring them in to swap
  • Blocks due on the 1st of every month
  • Swapped blocks will be ready for pick-up on the 15th of each month
  • $15 registration fee includes the pattern

Store Hours

Calico Gals is closed until the threat of coronavirus is lifted. Thank you for the support of our small business. We look forward to getting together again when the world calms down.

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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