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
24
Fri
Sample Sale
Nov 24 all-day

All year long, the staff at Calico Gals are making samples and models to show in the store. What do we do with all of those things? Some we keep, some we give and some we sell! Stop in on Thanksgiving weekend to shop the Sample Sale. Perfect time to pick up a handmade gift! A portion of each sale goes to charity.

Nov
25
Sat
Sample Sale
Nov 25 all-day

All year long, the staff at Calico Gals are making samples and models to show in the store. What do we do with all of those things? Some we keep, some we give and some we sell! Stop in on Thanksgiving weekend to shop the Sample Sale. Perfect time to pick up a handmade gift! A portion of each sale goes to charity.

Nov
26
Sun
Sample Sale
Nov 26 all-day

All year long, the staff at Calico Gals are making samples and models to show in the store. What do we do with all of those things? Some we keep, some we give and some we sell! Stop in on Thanksgiving weekend to shop the Sample Sale. Perfect time to pick up a handmade gift! A portion of each sale goes to charity.

Nov
27
Mon
Garden Walk
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Garden Walk quilt
Hostess: Nina Dukette

3 class sessions:
Class 1: October 30
Class 2: November 27
Class 3: December 18

New Garden Walk series beginning this fall! Join Nina for a wonderful 6 month series that’s all the buzz at Calico Gals. These three deep-dive classes will help you get to know your machine like nobody’s business. Learn the ins and out of bobbinwork, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. There are so many new things to learn—piecing is just the beginning.

Begin at the Beginning
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: Monday, November 27
Class 2: Thursday, December 7
Class 3: Monday, December 11
New to quilting? Or, just looking for a powerful refresher? Nina teaches the tips and techniques that you’ll need to begin your next project. In three sessions, become familiar with the basic steps of quilt construction, accurate rotary cutting, machine piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding while making a decorative table topper. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Nov
30
Thu
Take Five
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Vill Rose Detour quilt in green and purple
Instructors: Lynn Schantz & Melonie Unger

Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch takes a detour. Make this quick and easy, precut quilt for that special someone for the Holidays! Pick from one of our precut kits or bring in your fabric, ahead of time, and Melonie will cut you a kit. Lynn and Melonie will provide you lunch and of course, do all your ironing. Come for the Fun and Friendship!

Dec
1
Fri
NUTZ
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Kathy Barden with bolts of fabric

Hostess: Kathy Barden

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? Kathy 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
Dec 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!

Dec
2
Sat
Wooly 911
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Image of wool cardinal with leaves

Instructor: Melonie Unger

Join your best friend Melonie in the Wooly 911 class. She will help you complete ANY (yes, she means ANY) wool project! And she even brings lunch! This is the 911 call every stitcher with an unfinished wool project must make!

Dec
3
Sun
Homemade Holidays
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Small craft reindeer pulling a sleigh with holiday cookies

Join the gals for the annual Homemade Holidays event! Stop in anytime during the Open House for a variety of demonstrations of quick projects you can make for gifts and holiday decor. $20 fee includes a bag of free patterns, holiday cookies, recipes and a $10 gift card to spend that afternoon. Always a good time!

BOMs & Swaps

QUILTmania 2017 Mystery Quilt


Calico Gals is one of only four shops in the United States honored to offer the QUILTmania 2017 Mystery quilt. Begins shipping in February.

  • Quilt pattern by Michelle Yeo
  • Fabrics from the Torrington Place Collection by Penny Rose for Riley Blake Designs
  • $99.95 plus shipping and handling include first and last months
  • $49.95 per month plus shipping and handling
  • Mystery patterns will be available in the bi-monthly QUILTmania magazine

Not a Square BOM quilt in red, white, and blue

It’s Not a Square BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger

  • Four Saturdays: Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, 9–10 pm
  • $50 registration fee includes first and last month.
  • 6 blocks/month for 12 months using reproduction shirtings.
  • Completed quilt is 57″ x 78″.
  • Includes book The 4″ x 5″ Quilt Block Anthology: 182 Blocks.
  • Get 24 fat quarters in the first month!
  • Membership includes Saturday meeting once a month, 12 monthly block guides, fabric keys, and more!

Wool and flannel snow scene wall hanging

Snow Village BOM
Hostess: Melonie Unger

  • 6 month BOM begins October 1
  • $20 per month and $40 registration fee, includes first and last month.
  • Includes everything for 23″ x 29″ wall hanging.
  • Gorgeous wool appliqués on textured flannel.

Cover of Pride and Joy by Kim Diehl featuring Helping Hands fabrics

Coming in January 2017

Kim Diehl BOM

  • New! Pride and Joy, a 6-month stitch along.
  • Beginning in January, receive the pattern and all fabrics to make this quilt.
  • Includes Kim’s Helping Hands collection of fabrics.
  • Completed quilt is 64″ square.
  • Includes over 20 yards of fabric!
  • Option for monthly Saturday demo and chat with Marcia.
  • $40 per month and $80 registration fee, includes first and last month.

Mystical Prism BOM quilt in blue, turquoise, purple

Coming in January 2017

Mystical Prism BOM with Daryl

  • Breathtaking!
  • 20 Tonga blocks deep blue to turquoise to purple.
  • Includes Kim’s Helping Hands collection of fabrics.
  • Completed quilt is 102″ square.
  • Create a pieced section each month for 12 months.
  • Ruler and paper template included with pattern.
  • $25 per month and $50 registration fee.

Every Which Way Quilt

Every Which Way Dotties Swap
Hostess: Lynn Schantz

  • First blocks due July 1.
  • Just $15 includes the pattern.
  • Create 6 polka dot blocks a month, bring them, and Lynn will swap them out.
  • In 6 months you’ll have all the blocks for a very scrappy, very dottie quilt. Use your dottie stash or pick up some new dotties to make your block.

Bird Walk block of the month quilt

Bird Walk BOM
Hostess: Christy Blume
Includes:

  • 12 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Batik fabric for quilt top
  • Pick up or mail order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration fee covers first and last months of the club

Star Spangled Liberty block of the month quilt

Star Spangled Liberty
Hostess: Jen Cantrell
Includes:

  • 9 months
  • Detailed pattern
  • Fabric for quilt top
  • Options for appliqué or pieced center row
  • Pick-up or mail-order
  • Quarterly Sew-In day
  • $25 per month
  • $50 registration to cover first and last months of the club

Freedom Bound Block of the Month quilt

Freedom Bound BOM
Hostess: Rosanne Brown
Includes:

Store Hours

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

Open evenings during scheduled classes.

Closed on:

  • Thursday, November 23
  • Sunday, December 24
  • Monday, December 25
  • Sunday, December 31
  • Monday, January 1

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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