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Spring Playlist TEMECULA ALBUM BOM Calico Gals is pleased to present a new Block of the month program beginning in April. Create this beautiful sampler quilt featuring piecing and appliquĂŠ by making a couple blocks each month for 12 months. Based on historic designs from the turn of the last century, the quilt is sure to be an heirloom in your family. $25/MONTH includes detailed patterns & all fabric for the 63x70-inch quilt top

SEWING SEWCIAL • APRIL 1 - MAY 31 Very pleased to announce that Calico Gals is one of the 12 shops nationwide chosen to participate in Sewing Sewcial. Started by a friend who owns a shop in Oklahoma, this will be the second year of the online shop hop. We absolutely adore the batik fabrics that are featured this year. If you know me, you know that I love working with other shop owners to create wonderful events and programs for quilters everywhere. Lynn Schantz created our sample block for Sewing Sewcial and will be building the pre-cut block kits that can be sold beginning April 15. Melonie Unger is currently working on a quilt that uses all 12 of the Sewing Sewcial blocks. Check out the website to see the 2019 blocks

BEGIN AT THE BEGINNING With Nina Dukette 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. $45 • APR 9, 16 & 23 • 5:30-8:30

COLLAGE QUILTS With Peggy Bass 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! $45 • MAY 18, 10:30-4 & JUN 30, 12:30-3:30

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

MIDI/MONDO BAG With Karen Cross Make a Mondo Bag using QuiltSmart interfacing, or start with the smaller version - the Midi Bag. The bag uses 2-1/2" squares, so it's great for scrap busting!! Choose your colors, scrappy, checkerboard, one color, make it unique! Be ready to be creative and have fun. $40 ◆ JUN 8 ◆ 10:30-3:30

DASHING With Beth Broadway The Churn Dash is Beth's favorite block. It is so versatile! This little quilt may be small, but it packs big appeal. Learn a great way to cut and use 2-1/2" squares to make the blocks, then another great way to do sashing with cornerstones to get a precision look. Top it off with a touch of embroidery on wool, and you have a WOW!-factor quilt. Lots of techniques for the new or experienced quilter. $35 ◆ JUN 12 ◆ 5:30-8:30

EPP SPARKLERS With Marcia Evans Enjoy the fun of handwork as you learn the basics of the English Paper Piecing. Make a beautiful pieced and appliquéd block using the arch and diamond shapes. The versatility of these 2 shapes will surprise you! Create a block in class and continue on for a table runner or keep going for a quilt! $25 ◆ APR 2 ◆ 5:30-7:30

PATCHWORK WATERMELON TABLE RUNNER With Patti Blanchard Brighten up your table with a fun sweet watermelon table runner just in time for your summer table! Learn cutting and piecing, along with basic machine applique techniques. Perfect for gifts! $25 ◆ MAY 8 ◆ 5:30-7:30

FROLICKING IN THE GARDEN With Sharon Bottle Souva Immerse yourself in the beauty of a garden as you explore the designs of nature with Sharon. Learn to break down an inspirational photo or picture to its basic design elements and use a combination of piecing and fused applique to create a unique work of art. Experiement with machine quilting to complete and enhance the design elements in a 15" x 20" quilted panel. $65 ◆ MAY 25 ◆ 10:30-4:30 Class fee includes student’s choice of 5 fat quarters chosen on the day of the class

BEAR'S PAW With Lynn Schantz Tradition meets Precision! An all time favorite block, The Bear's Paw, teams up with a precisioncut block from Accuquilt. This method guarantees perfect points and a block that needs no squaring up. The results are simply beautiful! Did you already purchase a pre-cut Bear's Paw kit from Calico Gals? Great, you are ready to sew! Need a kit? No worries, you and Lynn can cut one together! Just schedule a time with Lynn at the shop to cut the fabrics of your choice, either from the shop or from your stash. Cutting fee $25. $35 ◆ MAY 19 ◆ 12:30-3:30

BARGELLO PINWHEEL QUILT With Karen Cross Some of the most beautiful quilts created last summer came from this class! Join Karen and learn to combine bargello and pinwheels all in one! Fabric choice is an important piece of the success of this amazing quilt. The first class is time to choose fabrics for this project with help from Karen. Start with strip cutting, make tubes, and then cut again! How fun is that?! The clever pattern is fun to make and sure to impress. $45 ◆ APR 10, 17 & MAY 1 APR 10, 1:30-4pm or 5:30-8pm APR 17 & MAY 1, 1:30-4:30pm or 5:30-8:30pm

SOAK UP THE SUN With Sue Pikarsky Summer is coming, and what better way to welcome it than a fabulous field of sunflowers! Join Sue and learn to use the QCR Mini Ruler to cut the perfect curves. Then trim the pieced blocks to make these super-sized sunflowers. Get a good, solid head start on this beautiful quilt in class and leave with all the skills to finish at home. Advanced beginner quilter. $25 ◆ JUN 19, 1-4 OR JUN 20, 5-8

LACY BLOOMS MACHINE APPLIQUE TRELLIS OR WREATH With Beth Broadway Celebrate the coming of summer and make an unusually beautiful table runner or wreath for your home. This class is chock full of techniques you will use again and again. Learn to work with fusible products and felted wool, as well as how to create beautiful machine applique. This class is exciting, fresh, and new -- you may even go home with a finished project! $30 ◆ MAY 11 ◆ 11-3:30 → 315-445-0617 → 3906 New Court Avenue, Syracuse, NY

NATIONALLY KNOWN HANDI QUILTER EDUCATOR (AUDREY) IS COMING TO CALICO GALS 4 different classes to choose from over the 2 days. Learn about long-arm quilting and tips for quilting on your domestic machine as well!! Register with a friend and spend the day learning together. Bring a lunch, order out or try a local restaurant and enjoy the time between between classes. Visit for more details or to register FAST, FUN & FABULOUS FREE MOTION

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$35 • MAR 29 • 2-5 TIPS AND TRICKS ON THE HQ SIMPLY 16 AND BABY LOCK CORONET With Sue Pikarsky Calling all HQ Simply 16 and Baby Lock Coronet owners, or any who are thinking about purchasing one! Here's a class to learn lots of practical tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this wonderful machine! Sue has lots of great info to share with you that will help you increase your productivity and the enjoyment of quilting on the small but mighty Simply 16 or Coronet! We'll even practice using some rulers! $15 ◆ APR 24 ◆ 3:30-5 OR 6-7:30

ROTATION QUILT With Karen Cross Create a simple quilt with a dynamic design! Start with pre-cut pieces of ombre fabric to make a contemporary quilt top that only looks complicated. The fabric does all the work! Make it your own with a light or dark background in a throw or queen size. Beginners and experts will love to make this quilt. Perfect gift for a high school or college student. $25 ◆ MAY 23 ◆ 1:30-4:30 OR 5:30-8:30

VILLA ROSA LUNCH BUNCH With Lynn Schantz and Melonie Unger The Villa Rosa Lunch Bunch will "Hop To It" in May! A super simple pattern with dramatic results. Yes, the "Hop To It" quilt top can be completed in this class along with enjoying a yummy lunch on the side. Melonie and Lynn will pamper you all day long! You sew, they do the ironing! Make a date with yourself and your quilting friends and get a jumpstart on your next quilt. You don't want to miss this. $35 • MAY 30 • 10:30-3:30

ONE BLOCK WONDER With Marcia Evans Learn to make a beautiful "kaleidoscope" quilt using large print fabrics and some creativity. Spend the day exploring this technique and creating hexagons for a gorgeous quilted piece. Depending on the amount of fabric you purchase you can create anywhere from a table topper to a queen sized quilt! Marcia will provide a light lunch & dessert. $40 ◆ APR 6 ◆ 10:30-4:30

KIMBERBELL CLUB #3 The 2019 Kimberbell Embroidery Club is better than ever! Learn a new machine embroidery technique and receive a new machine embroidery design every month. The year-round (12 months) club is fun and educational. Connect with fellow stitchers and go home with a variety of designs, patterns and ideas. Fee: $25 includes a Calico Gals flash drive, 12 Kimberbell embroidery file designs (in your format), and a year full of fun meetings! Designs are free when you attend the meetings, $5 each if you need to catch up. No machines needed for the meetings. All machine brands and formats welcome. Watch for Kimberbell Sew-Ins where members can bring machines and work on our Kimberbell projects together! $25 ◆ 2ND THURS OF THE MONTH 4-5 OR 5:30-6:30

USING THE CREATIVE GRIDS PINEAPPLE RULER With Pam Salisbury Enjoy learning a new quilting technique while making the classic pineapple block. Create a pincushion, full size quilt, pillowcases, pot holders, table runner or placements with pineapple blocks in a vatiety of sizes. Make it scrappy, in two contrasting colors, a 3-color project with solids, prints or use a favorite designer line of fabric. So many fun options! Square up each round of strips before the next set is added and the blocks are perfect! Pam shares the tips and tricks she learned using the Creative Grids Pineapple Block ruler. $20 • JUN 15 • 12:30-5

FARMHOUSE BLOCK OF THE MONTH SUNDAY STITCHERS! With Lynn Schantz Let's just sew!! It's a dedicated afternoon for some sewing fun with friends. Haul out those bags of swaps, Accuquilt cut blocks or any other projects and dive in!! Starting a project or finishing . . . it's all good! Bring a snack to pass and Lynn will have a crockpot of something yummy! Coming to My Time Monday the next day? Leave your machine and we'll be ready to get right back to work. It's just that easy. :)

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: 88-1/2 inches square. Begins April 1. $25/Month includes all patterns and fabric for quilt top. $20 • JUN 15 • 12:30-5

$15 ◆ MAR 31, MAY 5 & JUN 2 12:30-4 JELLY ROLL RUG With Rosanne Brown 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 • MAY 21, JUN 4 OR JUN 29 • 10:30-3:30 → 315-445-0617 → 3906 New Court Avenue, Syracuse, NY

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 • APR 25 & MAY 2 • 10-1

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COVER YOUR SERGER! With Melissa Morgante Just what you need, a cover for your serger! Featuring pockets on three sides, the Serge Protector Cover can be made in two sizes to fit all Baby Lock Sergers, from the Imagine all the way to the amazing Triumph. Learn to make it your own using decorative techniques. $30 • MAY 14 OR JUN 5 • 10:30-3:30

Use your sewing skills to give back to others. Join Melonie for an afternoon of sewing and fun. This semester the project will be making cancer caps. Pattern will be provided. Bring yourself and sewing supplies! $10 • APR 7 • 12:30-3:30

OPEN SERGE With Melissa Morgante Bring your serger and your own project to work on. Melissa will help you use your Serger discover all the capabilities these versatile machines can do. $15 • 10:30-3:30 • (2nd Friday of the Month) APR 12 • MAY 10 • JUN 14

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 • JUN 1 • 10:30-3:30 → 315-445-0617 → 3906 New Court Avenue, Syracuse, NY

MORE THAN ONE WAY TO FINISH A QUILT With Nina Dukette So you finally have it quilted... now it's time to bind that quilt! Learn the traditional french fold binding technique and other ways to finish your quilting projects. Enjoy a combination of demos and hands-on techniques in class with Nina. Make a finishing statement for your quilts! $20 ◆ APR 28 ◆ 12:30-3:30

TWO DAYS! FRIDAY MARCH 26 & SATURDAY MARCH 27 CRESTHILL SUITES, SYRACUSE Join the gals at a new two-day machine embroidery event with a sewing and garden theme! This event features Kimberbell Blanks: polka dot tea towel, buffalo check tote, and rectangle pillow form, plus darling scissors and tape measure. Learn new techniques like over-the-edge appliqué and more! Event includes a kit package with everything needed for all projects. It’s a cheery celebration and so fun sewing with friends! $229/person includes all supplies, breakfast scones & lunch both days! EARLY BIRDS - Save $20 when you register by April 1

Join the Northcott Block Party! Over 400 shops across North America have each created a unique block using Stonehenge fabric. Collect blocks, make a quilt, enter the contest! Someone will win a trip to England! The block from Calico Gals is called Palisade and all the pieces are precut! Pick up in the store or order online. More contests! More fun! Pick up a Solstice Panel at Calico Gals and create a quilt! Visit and click on resources for all details and contest rules.

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Calico Gals Spring Playlist 2019  

Classes, workshops, special guests, events and fun projects for quilters! All loaded into an easy-to-read newsletter called the Calico Gals...

Calico Gals Spring Playlist 2019  

Classes, workshops, special guests, events and fun projects for quilters! All loaded into an easy-to-read newsletter called the Calico Gals...