Calico Gals is best known for being the home of Quilters Trek (formerly Row by Row Experience), and we invite you to come visit our fun and friendly store and see where it all began!
In 2001 Janet Lutz and a business partner opened Calico Gals by transforming the upper floors of an 1860s barn near the historic Erie Canal into a cozy haven for stitchers and quilters. It soon became a popular destination for local quilters and travelers from all directions including Canada.
Janet became the sole owner of Calico Gals in 2006.
In November 2009 Calico Gals moved to the current location on New Court Avenue in Syracuse.
At Calico Gals we take pride in delighted customers, an enthusiastic staff, homegrown patterns, popular events and retreats, and a highly anticipated quarterly Playlist which lists our classes, clubs, and special events.
The shop is pleasantly overstuffed with a huge array of cottons and flannels. A variety of classes and workshops, held in our classroom, introduce the latest trends and techniques for beginner and experienced sewing enthusiasts.
Janet operates the busy shop hand-in-hand with a creative, fun-loving staff. The addition of Elna, Baby Lock, and Handi Quilter machines and Koala Studios makes the store an essential stop for everyone who loves sewing and crafting.