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

Sep
4
Wed
Double Wedding Ring Table Runner, Pillow, or Quilt
Sep 4 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 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.

Double Wedding Ring Table Runner, Pillow, or Quilt
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 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.

Sep
5
Thu
Patchwork Pumpkin Table Runner
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Patchwork Pumpkin table runner displayed outdoorsWith Patti Blanchard
If you like to decorate your home for the season, Patti has a quick project to share. Have you tried using your machine for embroidery accents? This patchwork pumpkin table runner works up quickly and features basic embroidery with your sewing machine, along with improving your piecing skills. This fun and beautiful project can also be made into a wall hanging.

Sep
6
Fri
NUTZ
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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!

Sep
7
Sat
Piping Hotties
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Examples of piping on quilt edgesWith Beth Broadway
Thank you, Beth, for offering this class again! We all want Piping Hot bindings! The Groovin’ Piping Tool allows you add that perfect extra touch to your quilts. Take them from wonderful to WOW! Beth shares her tips on applying the mini-piping to a quilt’s binding or in-between borders. Make a sample in class, then go home and apply this same technique to quilts of your own! Piping is hot and you’re gonna love what it does for your quilts!

Sep
8
Sun
Sunday Stitchers
Sep 8 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Thread, pins, measuring tape
With 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.

Sep
9
Mon
My Time Monday
Sep 9 @ 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!

Sep
10
Tue
Happy Hoopers
Sep 10 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Happy Hoopers projects in a basketWith Jenifer Cantrell
Bring your embroidery machine and spend the day with Jen—starting, working on, and finishing new projects. The classroom space will be totally dedicated to machine embroidery! Jen will be starting on the new Kimberbell quilt, Make Yourself at Home. You can join her in creating this fun new quilt or work on other machine embroidery creations. Bring your lunch or a dish to share. Get set up and focus all day!

Sep
12
Thu
Kimberbell Club #3
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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!

BOMs & Swaps

Make up your mind quilts in blue and purple

Make Up Your Mind!

With Lynn Schantz
Calico Gals Playful Swappers presents: Make Up Your Mind! Choose Moody Blues or Purple Haze . . . or both!

  • Make Up Your Mind block consists of a 6-1/2″ square with a 3-1/2″ square snowballed in opposite corners.
  • Create 13 quick blocks a month for 6 months.
  • Bring them in each month and Lynn will swap them with blocks from the group.
  • $15 registration fee includes free pattern. $25 to do both!
  • Starts July 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.


Create this beautiful sampler quilt featuring piecing and appliqué.

  • Based on historic designs from the turn of the last century.
  • Make a couple blocks each month for 12 months.
  • Finished quilt: 63 x 70 inches.
  • The BOM begins April 1.
  • $25 per month includes detailed patterns and all fabric for quilt top.

Amish with a Twist quilt

Amish with a Twist with Karen Cross

Quilt artist Nancy Rink’s newest Amish-inspired Block of the Month features a dynamic design!

  • Combine a traditional Amish Trip Around the World with a unique center star and a variety of colorful blocks.
  • Create this big quilt (88 x 98 inches!) one piece at time over 12 months.
  • The use of solid fabrics not only keeps with the Amish tradition, but also makes this a very affordable project.
  • The BOM begins in the spring, but you can sign up now to reserve your place on the list!
  • $12.50 per month.
  • $25 registration fee includes first and last month.

Tonga Lush BOM quilt

Tongan Lush with Daryl Hanifan

The new BOM from Wing and a Prayer uses beautiful tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures.

  • Join for 12 months to create a large 108-inch square quilt.
  • All patterns and fabric for the quilt top are included.
  • $25/month.
  • $50 to join includes first and last month blocks.

Geese on the Meadow BOM quilt

Geese on the Meadow with Marcia Evans

The new block of the month from Kim Diehl!

  • Join Marcia one Sunday each month for 6 months to collect your patterns and fabrics to create a 66-1/2 inch square quilt using traditional piecing techniques.
  • Learn the tips and techniques from Marcia as you use Kim’s warm color palette to make this gorgeous quilt.
  • $38 per month for 6 months.
  • $75 registration fee includes first and last months.

Spring Tapestry wool project

Spring Tapestry Wool BOM with Melonie Unger

Melonie has created a new wool appliqué BOM from the patterns of Jan Vaine.

  • Two colors of flannel background joins a variety of wool pieces to make a garden of blocks.
  • Blocks measure 5-12 x 9-1/2 and 5-1/2 inches square.
  • This BOM is a pick- up, but you can join Melonie’s Wooly 911 class for more tips and fun with wool stitchery.
  • $15 a month includes the fabrics, stitching guides and patterns for up to 4 blocks each month for 12 months.
  • $30 registration fee includes first and last month.

Store Hours

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

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Store Address

Calico Gals

3906 New Court Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13206

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