Calico Gals Winter 2019 Playlist
CHRISTMAS CLUB With Marcia Evans & Melonie Unger
Marcia & Melonie are starting a new Christmas Club! Join the gals for an hour each month for six months to see tutorials, new projects and ideas for fun holiday gifts. Learn helpful tips for the project of the month. At the end of Club, you will have made 6 small projects to save for the holiday season. $18 • STARTS JAN 13 • 12:30-1:30 OR 2-3
TONGA LUSH With Daryl Hanifan
The new BOM from Wing and a Prayer using beautiful tonga batiks from Timeless Treasures. $25 a month for 12 months creates a large 108-inch square quilt, one piece at a time. All patterns and fabric for the quilt top are included.
$50 registration fee includes first and last month
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S A SWEATSHIRT! JACKET With Marcia Evans
Marcia is sharing her tips to transform a basic, everyday, "hohum" sweatshirt into a fashionable and on-trend jacket. Start by deconstructing your sweatshirt and then build it into something you will love to wear. This project is fun and creative! $35 • JAN 30 & FEB 27 • 5:30-8:30
CLASSIC LOG CABIN With Nina Dukette
Classic log cabin quilts are timeless! If you want ease, efficiency and accuracy when cutting Log Cabin strips to exact length, look no further! Use a Marti Michell ruler to create the log cabin block and you'll get blocks that lay square and look amazing. Join Nina in the class and be on your way to creating many beautiful quilts. $45 • FEB 2 • 10:30 - 4
QUILTSMART DRESDEN PLATE PILLOW With Karen Cross
Quilt smarter, not harder with QuiltSmart products and techniques. Quick and Easy - no templates needed to create the classic Dresden Plate block. Simply cut and sew on the lines! Learn this clever method for easy curved or pointed blades. Create a pillow in class and you'll be ready to tackle a quilt!
"OVER THE MOON" USING THE LEARNING CURVE TOOL With Sue Pikarsky
It's celestial. It's orbital. It's "Over the Moon"! Make this stunning quilt using The Learning Curve tool to create perfectly sewn circles. The tool helps you to cut perfect curves and then trim the pieced blocks. It's addicting! Choose the size you want to make - from wall/baby to King! Make several blocks in class with Sue and go home with a great head start on your quilt. Advanced beginner quilter. $25 • MAR 20, 1-4 OR MAR 21, 5-8
"SEA GLASS" USING THE QCR MINI With Sue Pikarsky
Do you or someone you know love the Sea? Join Sue and create a lovely 28" x 35" "Sea Glass" quilt. This is the first in a series of beautiful quilts out of the "Mini Wonderful Curves" book using the QCR Mini ruler. The QCRM makes easy work of cutting the perfect curves and trimming the pieced blocks. Put them all together and you'll have a bevy of beautiful sea shells! Advanced beginner quilters can handle this project with success! $25 • JAN 16, 1-4 OR JAN 17, 5-8
CLASSMATE TOTE With Marcia Evans
Every quilter needs this awesome tote to hold all the necessities for handwork or the tools you bring back and forth to class. Learn Marcia’s tips on working with vinyl, zippers, hooks, clasps and - oh yes! - even quilting fabrics. Create a professionallooking tote that keeps you organized, too. Come prepared and go home with a nearly finished tote. Marcia will bring a crockpot of soup to share for lunch. Feel free to bring something to share, but it is not mandatory. $35 • FEB 9 • 10:30-4:30
SNOWMAN TABLE RUNNER With Patti Blanchard
A little bit of appliqué and a little bit of piecing! Perfect for the beginner piecer or enough fun for an experienced quilter! Make a whole row of adorable snowman to adorn your table through the holidays and beyond. Make bunches for gifts, too! Be imaginative with your fabric choices and create a row of very fun snow guys! $30 • JAN 24 • 5:30-8
QUILT AS YOU GO IMPROV BAG With Candia Tucker
This clever little bag is fun to make! Candy will teach you to quilt as you go and add your personal touches. Every bag is a unique work of art! Make one for yourself and more for gifts. $25 • MAR 9 • 1-4
WOW! Receive a free serger!
PURCHASE A BABY LOCK SOLARIS AND RECEIVE AN EVOLUTION SERGER AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!
OFFER VALID 1/1/2019- 2/28/19.
HELLO SUNSHINE QUILT CLUB With Jenifer Cantrell
Jen is offering to host another fun Kimberbell quilt project - Hello Sunshine! Join this casual group and spend a day each month working together on machine embroidery. Learn and practice a variety of techniques on your embroidery machine including chenille, prairie points, dimensional pinwheels, fringe, mylar appliqué and more! Order the Calico Gals kit with Kimberbell fabrics or use your own selection. $15
MAR 12, APR 9, MAY 7 & JUN 11 10:30-3:30
VILLA ROSA LUNCH BUNCH With Lynn Schantz and Melonie Unger
Yes, The ""Easy Does It"" quilt top can be completed in this class along with enjoying a yummy lunch on the side!
Do you like to quilt AND be pampered at the same time? Then you'll love this quick and easy class designed for both the experienced and beginner quilter. Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends and get a jumpstart on your next quilt . . . check out the samples! Melonie and Lynn promise you a delicious lunch, lots of great tips and even more personal attention. $35 • MAR 22 • 10:30-3:30
JO CLUB With Beth Broadway & Melonie Unger
Well-known designer, Jo Morton, features the classic look of 1800’s reproduction fabrics. $120 for the year includes monthly club meetings, Lori Smith pattern for a beautiful sampler quilt, 5 yards (your choice) of beautiful Jo Morton fabrics and monthly discounts on everything Jo! Join this popular club at Calico Gals!
$120 • STARTS JAN 21 • 6-7:30
Through a series of steps students will alter the pattern and make an original block to be used in a small wall hanging/or if desired a larger bed quilt. $65 • MAR 30 • 10:30-4:30
Everyone knows the log cabin quilt block. Here is your chance to tweak the design to create a truly unique design of your own.
THOSE DARNED GARDEN CATALOGS WAITING FOR SPRING GARDEN PANEL With Sharon Bottle Souva
Who doesn't like to play with color and texture? Explore the use of color, value and texture in this fascinating, hands-on workshop. Transform original designs into quilt blocks, that when repeated, will develop into secondary patterns and beyond. With Sharon's encouragement, draw simple designs from your imagination or from inspirational photos. Use your sketches as patterns for your block. Reverse raw-edge appliqué gives a 3D look to your design. This workshop includes instruction of value and color that transfers to fabric choices and achieves a strong and dramatic design.
$75 • FEB 16 • 10:30-4:30
($75, includes 8 fat quarters of fabric)
LUCKY PENNY With Melonie Unger
Calling all wool lovers! Lucky Penny is a year-long Club for those who love wool stitching. Come relax, stitch and enjoy the blessings of friendship. $36 • STARTS JAN 29 10:30-12:30 OR 6-8
WOOLY 911 With Melonie Unger
Join Melonie, your best friend and wool helper 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! $15 • MAR 23 • 10:30-3:30
H.U.G.S With Melonie Unger
Help us give smiles (HUGS) to the many Charities that receive our quilts. Class includes a free pattern. H.U.G.S. will be making quilts for the Charity "Quilts For Kids”. Join us to give smiles to our community. Melonie brings lunch for all! Thanks to all who generously donate time and supplies to the HUGS group.
$10 Donation ◆ MAR 2 ◆ 10:30am–3:30pm
Block of the Month BOM
GEESE ON THE MEADOW TUTORIAL 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 STARTS JAN
$75 registration fee includes first and last months
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. $15 a month includes the fabrics, stitching guides and patterns for up to 4 blocks each month for 12 months. Blocks measure 5-12 x 9-1/2 and 5-1/2 inches square. This BOM is a pickup, but you can join Melonie's Wooly 911 class for more tips and fun with wool stitchery.
$30 • STARTS JAN 6registration fee includes first and last month
AMISH WITH A TWIST With Karen Cross
Quilt artist Nancy Rink's newest Amish-inspired Block of the Month features a dynamic design! It merges elements of a traditional Amish Trip Around the World with a unique center star and a variety of colorful blocks, all set against a black background. Nancy's careful color placement gives each block a beautiful floating, dimensional "twist”. Create this BIG quilt (88x98 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!
$25 • START IN MARregistration fee includes first and last month
QUILTING AT THE HOME-FRONT With Melissa Morgante
NEW at Calico Gals! Quilting classes for Active Military and Veterans. Melissa is offering her expertise in teaching beginners or those relearning to sew. Beginners will start with a small project. Please share this information with someone who would enjoy and benefit from learning in a creative, fun and stress relieving environment.
Welcome beginners - this class is just for veterans and active military! Learn to operate a sewing a machine and discover this fun and relaxing hobby. Class includes store tour, demonstrations and hands-on sewing activities. $10 • JAN 26 • 10:30-12:30 (Receive $5 coupon)
All veterans and active military are welcome to join Melissa in an open sew session. Bring your own project or work on one that she provides. All levels of sewing skils welcome - even beginners! $10 • FEB 23 & MAR 16 • 10:30-3:30
Open Sewing Time at Calico Gals
NUTZ with Melonie Unger MY TIME MONDAY with LYNN SCHANTZ NUTZ@NIGHT with Melonie Unger 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! $15 • NUTZ: Fridays, 10:30am–3:30pm MTM: Mondays, 10:30am–3:30pm NUTZ@NIGHT: Fridays, 5:00–10:00pm
OPEN SERGE With Melissa Morgante Bring your serger, your project to work on, and something to pass for lunch. Melissa will assist you with techniques and getting great stitches with your serger.
$15 • JAN 11, FEB 8, MAR 8 • 10:30-3:30(2 nd Friday of the Month)
Join the Jelly Roll Rug craze! Just 40 fabric strips makes a beautiful and practical rug. No special machine needed. Prepare the batting-filled strips and sew them in a round. Learn the tips and tricks from Rosanne and create a 30 x 44 inch rug in a day. The color possibilities are endless and sew much fun! $35 • JAN 12, FEB 19 OR APR 13 10:30-4
Watch your "points" come to life in a stunning LoneStar quilt using QuiltSmart techniques. You will love the ease and the satisfaction of perfect points every time! Your fabric choice determines the look of your star: classic or funky, subtle or bright. Choose to make a 38-inch wallhanging or go bigger with a 58-inch bed quilt. $40 • MAR 13 & 27 • 1:30-4 OR 5:30-8
FIDGET QUILTS With Candia Tucker
Fun with Fidget Quilts! Originally created to entertain or calm people with dementia, autism, and sensory issues, fidget quilts are lots of fun for everyone. Fun “feely” fabrics and small items to fiddle with come together in these purposeful quilts that can be personalized. People fall in love with fidget quilts, so we provide ideas for making your next and your next and your next.. $35 • FEB 18 • 1-4
MACHINE QUILTING With Candia Tucker
Take the scary out of machine quilting when you learn to use the walking foot, free motion foot, and complete a sample book of quilting patterns. Next time you’re ready to quilt, you’ll be all set with patterns you already know how to do.
$30 • FEB 3 & 17 • 12:30-3:30