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

Oct
20
Sun
Quilting Beyond the Design
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Linda Gosselin photo
Welcome Linda Gosselin, Handi Quilter National Educator!
A quilter just like you! In 2002 Linda pieced a scrappy triple Irish chain quilt and took it to a longarm quilter at a local quilt shop. Seeing what the longarm system could do, she wanted to own a system herself! She bought a used HQ Sixteen® in 2005, added Pro-Stitcher® in 2007, and then upgraded to a new HQ Fusion® with Pro-Stitcher in 2010. In addition, her studio now also includes a new HQ Avanté® with Pro-Stitcher and an HQ Sweet Sixteen®.

QUILTING BEYOND THE DESIGN

Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a fabric print, a cookie cutter or a shape you draw yourself. Then transform that design from basic to spectacular by extending, expanding, and adding secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.

$30.00 per class, but if two or more classes are purchased, save $5 per class with Coupon Code LongarmQuilting

Oct
22
Tue
Begin at the Beginning
Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sewing notions including measuring rape, thread, rotary cutter

Instructor: Nina Dukette
3 Class sessions
Class 1: October 15
Class 2: October 22
Class 3: November 5

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. By the end of the class, you’ll have the confidence to start your own quilt. Class includes discussion of fabric choice and preparation, threads, needles and much more.

Oct
23
Wed
Foundation Paper Piecing Mini Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paper pieced mini Christmas Tree wall hanging

Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Have you wanted to paper piece but felt intimidated? Or maybe you are a paper piecer looking for a fun, fast project? Either way, Sue welcomes you to join this fun class and learn the perfection of step-by-step foundation paper piecing. Create an adorable mini Christmas tree wall hanging in plenty of time for the holidays. It’s easy, fun and the perfect project to get your paper piecing feet wet! Great scrap-buster too!

Oct
24
Thu
Foundation Paper Piecing Mini Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Paper pieced mini Christmas Tree wall hanging

Instructor: Sue Pikarsky

Have you wanted to paper piece but felt intimidated? Or maybe you are a paper piecer looking for a fun, fast project? Either way, Sue welcomes you to join this fun class and learn the perfection of step-by-step foundation paper piecing. Create an adorable mini Christmas tree wall hanging in plenty of time for the holidays. It’s easy, fun and the perfect project to get your paper piecing feet wet! Great scrap-buster too!

Oct
26
Sat
Quickest Quick Step Quilt
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Quick Step quiltWith Melissa Morgante

Use your serger to make a quilt! Once it’s pieced, it’s quilted! Quick Step Quilts are reversible and finish in no time. Start with fat quarters and end up with a cute quilt

Oct
28
Mon
Collage Quilts, Part 2
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Fabric collage with seahorse
With Peggy Bass

Two class sessions
October 8
October 28

Unleash your creativity and have fun with beautiful collage quilts!! Learn the collage technique and build your confidence in this 2-part class. In class one, learn the technique as you prepare and start cutting fabrics. In class two cut out your fused design, add background and finalize. No sewing machine needed for either class!

Oct
30
Wed
Heartstrings
Oct 30 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

With Lynn Schantz
Heartstrings is a quick and easy quilt project made with a Jelly Roll or pre-cut 2 1/2″ strips you choose. The hearts and the colorful border combined with your choice of a background fabric completes this adorable 56 x 68 quilt. Be warned… it’s difficult to make just one!

Twisted Tiles, Part 2
Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Twisted Tiles quiltWith Karen Cross

Two class sessions:
October 16
October 30

Spinning round and round, Twisted Tiles demonstrates how a quilt can have the illusion of motion. Choose any of the 3 sizes for your quilt. Blocks are created in sections and they all come together to make this beautiful quilt.

Nov
1
Fri
NUTZ
Nov 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
Nov 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!

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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