Spring 2015 Playlist

Workshops and Classes
You are invited to a Serge-Broidery
party with Susan O’Very!
Create 2 exclusive projects using an
embroidery machine and a serger. Use
our machines! Enjoy a wonderful trunk
show from Sue and go home with lots of
knowledge to use in your sewing.
Pick your day - March 27 or 28
$89 per person includes lunch!
Go ff!
Mel’s SPRING Mystery
with Melonie Unger
Sat. April 4 Noon – 5:00 pm
Just a few openings. Call the store
for availability. 315-445-0617
B a sic Qu il t C l a s s e s a t Cal i c o Gal s
Begin at the Beginning
with Nina Dukette
3 Tuesdays: May 19, June 2 & 16 5:30 – 8:30 pm
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. Fee: $45
Shhhh… it’s all a secret! Make a super
scrappy and super pretty quilt with a bunch
of light and dark fabrics. This is a very easy
mystery and what fun to have it unfold
before your eyes. Sign up to get your
supply list. Fee: $30 includes the pattern!
up w
Machine Quilting Basics
with Margaret Lambert
2 Sundays: April 19 & May 17
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Finish those quilts! Learn about the basics of machine
quilting in this 2-part class that includes discussions on
thread, needles, tension, batting and basting. Best of all get hands-on practice with your machine and learn free motion skills. Leave class
comfortable with your ability to work on your own projects. Fee: $35
Did you see the
Marcia, the store manager at
Calico Gals, is showing off
some of the new options
including the new tote bag
with mesh side pockets, a
large mesh zippered back
pocket and sturdy straps. The
handy zipper bags with clear
vinyl windows come in several
sizes and 6 fun colors. Special! Purchase the Big
Tote and receive one mini
zipper bag for 1/2 price!
12 unique blocks all using the Quick Curve Ruler. Oh…
the variety, the options, the fun!!
Join the new Club Curvy Gals and learn
a new technique each month. $36 fee
includes 12 monthly demo-meetings on
the first Saturday beginning April 4.
Choose 10 am or 11 am or stay for both!
Assemble your blocks into a 70 x 90 inch
sampler quilt. BONUS! Curvy Gals members are invited
to a quarterly Saturday Curvy Gals Sewin for just $10! Work on your curves from
10 am - 3:30 pm! First Sew-In is June 13.
Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
Visit the Gals online: www.calicogals.com - - Sign up for the email newsletter -- It’s fun!
SPRI N G - w e ’ v e b e e n w a i t i ng f o r y o u!
sergers, sergers!
with Melissa Morgante
The Top Shop Tour is coming soon!
April 9-13
It’s a Home Grown in NY theme with lots of fun planned at each stop.
Pick up your
passport for just $5
and receive this
handy, eco-friendly
lunch bag and a free
placemat pattern.
We can’t wait
to show you
Calico Gals’
demo! It’s a good one!
Serger Relief
Wednesday, April 15, or May 6 or June 3
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday April 29 or June 10
2:00 – 4:30
Sergers are very handy for everyday
sewing and quilting, but first you need to
get them out and set them up! Melissa
admits it – she loves sergers! Pull that
serger out of the closet and let’s get going
with it! All brands of sergers are welcome
in this hands-on workshop. Learn the
basics or get a refresher. Fee: $20
S.O.S. Serge on Sergers!
Fridays: April 10, May 8, June 12
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The 2nd Friday of each month is a day of
serging! Start, continue or finish your
current project. Melissa will provide
encouragement and advice. Receive a
15% class discount on materials needed
that day to finish your project. S.O.S. is for
you if you have attended Serger Relief with
Melissa or can convince her you know
your serger well. Any brand of serger is
welcome. Bring something to share for
lunch. Fee: $10 each class.
Baby Lock Serger Feet Relief
Wednesday May 6 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday June 17 10:30 am –1:00 pm
Sergers are such versatile machines. There
are a variety of feet attachments that can
produce a variety of results in your sewing.
Melissa will show you more than you ever
thought you could do with your Baby Lock
serger. Learn a lot and have fun, too! Fee: $25
Don’t forget - join Melissa in SOS every
month for a whole day of serging!
Rag Rugs
with Melonie Unger
Thur. April 23 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Do you ever look at
your fabric and
think, “What was I
thinking when I
bought that?” Pull
out all of that craft
fabric and out-of-style fabric and turn it
into a beautiful rag rug. If you can tie a
knot you can learn to make a rug out of
strips of fabric. No sewing machine
needed! Fee: $20
Free Sewing Time at Calico Gals is the best! Come in and join the fun!
And now you have more days to come in and just 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! Fee: $10
Join Lynn Schantz
for My Time Mondays
And that’s not all…
10 am - 3 pm
Join Kathy Barden
for NUTZ on Fridays
Calico Gals offers regular scheduled free sewing time during the day and evenings - sometimes with a hostess and sometimes not - but always fun!
NUTZ at Night ——Open Sew on Open Fridays
Call the store for dates and availability. Call soon! 315-445-0617 These sessions fill up quickly!
Experience Creative Grids
An SYOB (Sleep in Your Own Bed) Retreat
from Creative Grids and Calico Gals!
Friday, April 24 6 – 9 pm and Saturday April 25 9 am - 3 pm
Sanders Creek Community Center
East Syracuse
With Hostesses Kathy Barden and Lynn Schantz
and featuring videos from Karen Montgomery
Your SYOB Retreat includes:
★ All instruction and patterns for 3 fun projects
★ CG Curvy Slotted Ruler**
★ CG Scrap Crazy Template Set**
★ Fabric kit to complete Curvy Rails Pillow
Curvy Rails Pillow - you
won’t believe how fun this
is to make! Kit includes
pillow backing and zipper,
too. Choose from our
selection of kits on Friday
★ Fabric Kit to complete top of Thread Bunny table runner
★ Lunch on Saturday
Thread Bunny
Runner - Dynamic
pattern - easy to
cut and sew. We
will bring the kits,
you just cut and
sew, sew, sew!
★ Coffee and snacks all the time
★ Fun people and good times!
Wait… did we say 3 projects?
There is one more!
★ Bonus! Batik scarf project instruction
Whirlwind Make this 59 x 71 inch
quilt fast!
Bring your
own fabrics to
make this
one. We can
put together a
kit for you!
Choose your
outer border
and we will kit
it up for you!
$75 batik kit
includes top
and binding.
★ Your choice of batik fabrics for scarf
★ Use of our sergers to finish your scarf quickly!
$149 per person
Save $20 when you register by April 15!
Bring your machines, set up and sew on Friday evening. Leave everything in place and you are ready to go on Saturday morning.
**The cost of these rulers are included in your registration fee. If you already own either of the rulers, bring them with you and we will issue you a gift certificate for the cost of the ruler.
You must bring the ruler with you to receive the gift certificate.
Call the store to register: 315-445-0617
Visit Calico Gals in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
Visit the Gals online: www.calicogals.com - - Sign up for the email newsletter -- It’s fun!
Debra Gabel is returning to Syracuse!
One day only!
Monday April 20
Debra is the creative genius behind
Zebra Patterns. You know her from
her popular stamp series, Block of
the Month programs, and beautiful
patterns. She is also the Creative
Director of Row by Row Experience and designs
all of the artwork, logos, fabrics and those crazy Fabric
Plates! She’s lots of fun and we love her!
Debra worked with Janet and
Scott to design the brand new
Syracuse Stamp on fabric. We
love the skyline, crossroads and
water. The basketball… hey - we
still love our team! Scott
suggested the lacrosse stick as a connection to our Native
American heritage. Of course, it
had to include snow and sun!
Join Debra for a fun Make-n-Take workshop!
Stop in to the Open House at Cresthill Suites in the afternoon (3-5 pm) or the evening (6-8 pm). Enjoy snacks, chat with Debra and try some fun embellishment techniques on the
new Syracuse stamp. Just $10 for the event includes the new stamp! ($7 retail value)
Tipsy Tumbler
with Lynn Schantz
Thursday, April 30 • 10:00 – 11:30 am
• 12:30 – 2:00 pm
• 3:00 – 4:30 pm
• 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Stop in and learn a fun way to tip your
tumblers! In this quickie technique class
you will complete 2, possibly 3 blocks in
class. It’s so fast when you start with
precut 5 inch squares and a rotary
template for tumblers. Tip your blocks all over
your quilt and they will look as if you cut a
million different shapes. (You don’t! Lynn
shares the secret!) Come ready to be Wow-ed!
You won’t want to stop making these blocks! Fee: $10
$10 classes!
Wooly 911
with Melonie Unger
Saturday June 20 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Have you ever taken a wool class
with Melonie at Calico Gals? Did
you put your
project away
because you have
questions? Get
that project out
and bring it on
in for some fun
dedicated time
working with wool.
Projects can be wool appliqué
or rug hooking. Melonie is
bringing lunch, too! Fee: $10
A Little Something Jacket
at Calico Gals
Handi Quilter’s HQ Sweet Sixteen
is simply the best way for quilters to tackle projects with a sitdown machine. With the introduction of TruStitch, quilters are
now able to create quilt designs with beautifully even stitches.
with Kathy Barden
Noon – 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 2
You may have seen both the rayon batik
and the cotton batik version of this casual
jacket hanging at Calico Gals. Now you
can make one for yourself! Choose from
either the ¾ or full length flared sleeves
and either the short or longer body length
versions. Use a rayon batik for a lovely
drape or a wild cotton print that makes a
statement. This jacket looks good on sizes
8 to 24. Fun for the seasoned garment
sewer as well as the very adventurous
beginner. Fee: $35
Summer Picnic
Table Runner or Wall Hanging with Kathy Barden
Saturday, May 16
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Take the ultra
simple Rail
Fence block,
add slender
strips of fabric
to seams and
get a
different look!
Easy to piece
and easy to
sew, this pattern
lends itself to all kinds of variations.
Change the size, change the setting,
pleat the strips, add some bling [like
Kathy did], or make it just like the pattern.
Whatever you choose to do, the runner or
wall hanging will be great. Stretch your
creative muscles and have some fun.
Dare you to make just one! Fee: $30
Snapshot with Sharon Souva
Saturday May 9
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Snapshot Landscape is an
exploration of natural
design. Learn to translate
the love of landscape into
an original fiber creation.
Start with simple sketches
inspired by your photos or
ideas. From these
sketches, work directly on
the fabric background in a
collage technique. Your
small original piece
(approximately 24" x 9")
will be near completion by end of class.
Original designs, fabric choices, fusing,
rotary cutting, direct appliqués and free
motion quilting are discussed and used in
class. Fee: $55
Sew Simple Pineapple Tablerunner
with Marilyn Sees
Thursday, May 21
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Marilyn took this Sew Simple class from Karin Hellaby when she
visited Calico Gals last spring and she got hooked on pineapples!
Join Marilyn to learn this super-fun, super-easy, sew simple
pineapple technique. Bring 2 half yards of fabric and create a
tablerunner. You’ll be hooked, too! Fee: $20
Coming in May!
Garden Tea Party a six-month Block of
the Month featuring
Receive the patterns
piecing and appliqué.
All fabrics included and fabrics for quilt top
and binding in six parts
beginning May 1st. Quilt
features adorable
piecing and appliquéd
teapots, and two rows
of teacups. The pieced
flower border is so cute!
Beautiful Catalina fabric
from Maywood Studio
makes it a delight to
create. $30 per month.
We’re going to the Genesee Valley Quilt Fest on Sunday, June 7 and want you to
join the fun! Bus Fare, Ticket to Show, Snacks, Goodie Bags - all this and more, $70!
(Lunch on your own at the show) Call the shop and get on the bus! 315-445-0617
Calico Gals is your sewing
machine headquarters in Central New York
Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
Visit the Gals online: www.calicogals.com - - Sign up for the email newsletter -- It’s fun!
Songbird Table Mat
Towel Club
with Melonie Unger
Thursday, June 18 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Create a beautiful wool table mat with
Melonie. Even beginners will enjoy the
simplicity of stitching on wool and this
relaxing type of handwork. Learn to
trace, cut and fuse your pieces to the
background. Your project then
becomes very portable. Take it
anywhere and add a few stitches as
you wait or whenever and wherever
you have a few free moments. Fee: $20
with Nina Dukette
Thursdays: April 9. May 14 & June 11
1:00 – 4:00 or 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Make a fun project with your embroidery machine
and a cotton towel. Learn something new each
month and make a bunch of cute and clever gifts.
$20 class fee includes towel, printed directions
and embroidery design download. It's a great
deal and lots of fun!
A Year of Fun with the M&M Gals
with Melonie Unger & Marcia Evans
Start now and receive previous patterns Last Sunday of every month
Stop in at 12:30 or 1:30 pm
Join the M&M Gals, Melonie and Marcia, (they are so sweet!) for a monthly club devoted to small and fun projects. Make a project a month and save it for holiday giving or keep it for you! The many fun projects include sewing totes, mug mats, wall hangings
and many more! Stop in on the last Sunday of each month for a quick tutorial, or
just stop in to pick up the pattern. Fee $36 for the year includes all patterns!
What are you doing this summer?
Simple What Not Club
with Marcia Evans
2nd Tuesday of every month Choose 10 am - noon or 6:00 - 8:00 pm
So you don't have time for a 6 month
club? You spoke, we listened!
All of the Kim Diehl projects can now be
done on a month to month basis.
Choose any month that tickles your
Each mini quilt includes all fabrics,
pattern and a 2 hour class with Marcia.
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Quilt shops across the US and Canada are gearing
up for this summer’s Row by Row Experience…
and it all started right here at Calico Gals! Now the
staff does double-duty running a quilt shop and
organizing the biggest shop hop in the world! We
are planning all sorts of fun for Calico Gals
including a beautiful new row pattern designed by
Joan Ford, an extensive collection of water fabrics
that fit the 2015 H2O theme, pins, Tshirts, totes and
a brand new Fabric Plate. Stop by any time
between June 21 and September 8!
Visit www.rowbyrowexperience.com for more info.
And did you hear? AQS Quilt Week
is coming to Syracuse this summer!
July 29 - August 1 at the OnCenter
Calico Gals will be there with bells on! Be
sure to visit our booth, say hi and see
what’s going on! It’s all very exciting!
All this for just $40.00! If you love the kit
but just can't squeeze in the 2 hour
class, stop in and check out the options
for pick up and take out.
Birthday Gals {and Guys!}
If you have a birthday and you shop at Calico Gals, you are already a
member of this club. Simply subscribe to the weekly e-news and be
watching for a coupon to redeem in your birthday month.
Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
Visit the Gals online: www.calicogals.com - - Sign up for the email newsletter -- It’s fun!