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September 25, 2:00 or 6:00 pm

Learn the fun and beauty of foundation paper piecing! Judy Neimeyer techniques are now offered at Calico Gals! We extend a warm welcome to Julie Burger and her fabulous new classes!

Call for tickets 315-445-0617 Autumn Blessings: Machine Appliqué Class

with Beth Broadway

Farm House Window Table Runner

3 Class Sessions: 
 Wed. September 23 1:30 – 4:30 or 5:30 – 8:30 
 and Wed. October 7 & 21 3:00 – 5:00 or 6:00 – 8:00 Are you ready to learn the steps in foundation piecing a Judy Niemeyer Pattern? The Farm House Window incorporates the flying geese units along with the beautiful Compass Rose block! Try this small project and see how you like it, before you tackle a large quilt! Fee: $65

Tea Time Placemats

2 Saturday Class Sessions: 
 Oct. 17 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 
 and October 31 
 10:00 am – 1:00 pm This striking leaf design is sure to catch the eyes of your guests! Learn the newest paper piecing technique, called Curved Paper Piecing, to add the vein element of the leaf. With a regular binding around the shape of the paper pieced element, these little leaves can be hung on a wall in a collage, or placed on a table as a feature element. Or create a background and appliqué the leaves to the top! Make them in different colorways to go with your décor or the seasons! Papers for four placemats are included in the pattern. Fee: $70

Winter Wonderland Table Runner

2 Tuesday Class Sessions: December 1 10:00 am – 4 pm and December 15, 
 1:00 – 4:00 pm Create a table runner featuring three beautiful feathered stars with perfect points - since it is paper pieced! Learn the basic techniques and skills of paper piecing including cutting techniques, understanding the language and directions in the pattern and a terrific organizational system. One pattern has enough papers for two table runners. Start with a kit from Calico Gals to make it easy! Fee: $70

2 Class Sessions: 
 Thursday, September 24 & Monday, October 12 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Create a beautiful 14 x 56” wall hanging that celebrates the blessings of fall!

Take home both a wonderful project and a lifetime skill of machine appliqué when you join this fantastic class. Learn to prepare your appliqué pieces and receive a complete lesson on different types of fusibles and stabilizers. Beth includes detailed instruction on a variety of stitches - buttonhole, satin, zig zag and straight appliqué. Fee: $35

Holiday Hours • Closed Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1 • Closing at 3:00 pm on Nov. 5, Dec. 24, Dec. 31

Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
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Fall into Quilting! Piecing by machine:

Black Eyed Susan Lap Quilt

with Julie Burger Tuesday Sept. 29 Noon - 4:00 or 4:30 - 8:30 pm Make a quilt the QUILTSMART way! Join the class and learn the tricks of the trade! Make a beautiful 57” x 71” snuggle-on-the-couch size quilt. It is easier that it looks with Quiltsmart! Feel free to leave the circle off the center to make a contemporary swirl design. The class will focus on block construction with time at the end of class to play with machine appliqué using a simple zig-zag stitch. Your choice to play with a fancier stitch and create a different effect. Fee: $27

Begin at the Beginning
 with Nina Dukette
 3 Tuesdays: October 20, 
 November 3 & 17 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

Piecing by hand: Beyond the Hexie! 
 English Paper Piecing 102
 with Marcia Evans
 Sunday October 11 1:00 - 3:30 pm 
 Are you ready to move beyond hexagons in your English Paper Piecing? Be adventurous and explore new shapes! Six-pointed stars, jewels and hexies work on their own and together to create all new possibilities in design. No machine needed - this is all handwork. Fee: $20

Appliqué with your sewing machine… Celtic Knot Applique


with Patti Blanchard Wednesday, Oct 14 6:00 - 8:00 pm

How would you like to try machine appliqué? Join Patti, learn some new tricks and create a wallhanging or a pillow featuring a classic Celtic knot design. Bonus! Learn to insert a zipper into your pillow for a professional finish. 
 Fee: $25

Happy Endings 101: Borders with Kathy Barden Saturday October 10 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Your quilt top is almost complete, except for those pesky borders. Will you do simple overlapping or more interesting mitered borders? What about using a border print or stripes! Maybe you’ll try multiple borders or a border with a flange for a change. How about adding some prairie points, corner stones or even a pieced piano keys border? But, which is best to add the most interest and not detract from what you have already done? And, how do you figure out how much fabric you’ll need for those borders? In this technique class you will be making samples of all of the above borders that you can reference for years to come.

If this is your first quilt or your fifty first quilt come and learn something new about borders! Fee: $35

Finish the edges of your quilt in style! Save! Just $60 when you register for both classes.

with Marilyn Sees

Tuesday Oct. 6 Noon - 5:00 pm Are you collecting the Zebra Patterns Lighthouse blocks and are not sure where to begin? Even if you started, this is a great class to work together with others on the same project! Join Marilyn as she shares her tips and guides you through the journey of machine appliqué on your lighthouse quilt blocks. Fee: $25

Happy Endings 102: Bindings with Kathy Barden Saturday, November 21 10:00 am to 1:30 pm Now that your quilt top [jacket, tote, table runner, placemats, etc.] is quilted, how are you going to finish it? Do you want to add scallops, or rounded corners? Do you need to cut straight of grain or on the bias binding? Blunt end or mitered corners? What about a corded, false or two colored binding? Will you hand sew it to the back of your quilt or machine it with a decorative stitch and gathered eyelet? If you have questions like these [or any others] about bindings, this class is for you. A follow up to Happy Endings 101: Borders, this is the next step in the “Git ‘er done” series. Make samples to use as references for years to come. Fee: $35

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FUN Autumn classes and workshops Clothesline Bowls

Beatle Bag

Rocky Raccoon - the Quilt!

with Melonie Unger Thursday, October 1 6:00 - 8:00 pm Turn a stack of strips and a length of clothesline into a beautiful fabric mat or bowl. Melonie shares this fun technique and guarantees you will go on to make many more! Fun project for holiday gift basket. Fee: $25 includes pattern and all fabric needed to complete one clothesline bowl.

with Marcia Evans Monday, October 12 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Make a handy, expandable tote for your sewing essentials, jewelry, make-up, etc. This one is great for when you are on the go, or sitting in your favorite chair 
 – keep everything organized and in one place! Fee: $30

with Lynn Schantz Thursday, October 15 1:30 – 4:30 pm Rocky will be going into hibernation soon! Now is the time to grab 20 fat quarters and 1-1/4 yards of white fabric. We will get Rocky settled in for the winter and get you started on this really fun quilt. Basic quilting skills are all that’s needed to create a 61 x 73 inch quilt. Finish it in time for winter! Fee: $30

Babylock Sergers Exclusive!

Sergers and Embroidery Machines

with Melissa Morgante
 Tuesday, October 6 6:00 – 8:00 pm or Monday October 19 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
 If you own a Babylock serger - this class is just for you! Bring your serger to class and get a refresher on the great features of your wonderful machine. Bring a current project or start a new one. Melissa will have you quickly serging with confidence. Fee: $20

S.O.S. Serge on Sergers! with Melissa Morgante
 Fridays: Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11
 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

Rug Hooking 101 with Melonie Unger
 Thursday October 15 
 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Calling all hookers and wannabe hookers! Melonie is teaching a new class on the tips and techniques of rug hooking with wool. This beautiful and classic craft is wonderfully satisfying. Create a table mat, pillow cover, chair seat or wallhanging. This project is perfect for a primitive Americana decorating theme or a housewarming gift. Fee: $25

Embroidery Club with Nina Dukette
 Thursdays: Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10
 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!

Basic Computer Skills for Embroiderers with Tom Baxter
 Wednesday October 21 6:00 – 8:30 pm
 Confidence with your computer skills will give you more flexibility when sewing. Review basic computer terminology (disk drives, curser, task bar, etc.), file and folder manipulation, internet downloads and the use of USB thumb drives. Create a folder, download a file, copy it to the folder you created and then copy it to an USB thumb drive. You can do this! Many of the concepts are the same for both Windows and Macs, but the visual aids will show Windows screens. Laptop required for class. Fee: $20

Christmas Holly 
 Wool Table Mat with Melonie Unger
 Thursday October 29 
 6:00 pm - 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. Perfect for yourself or for a gift! Fee: $20

Wooly 911 with Melonie Unger
 Saturday November 14 
 10:00 am - 3:00 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

Learn something new this fall! Machine Needles, Threads, 
 Tension, Batting, Basting

Free Motion Quilting Basics

with Margaret Lambert Saturday November 7 1:00 - 3:00 pm Did you know that the needle you use for piecing is NOT the needle you use to quilt? Before you start quilting your quilt top, make sure you have the correct tools at your fingertips. Learn which threads, needles, and batting you will want for a particular project. Get some tips about basting the quilt sandwich, and how to adjust for a perfect machine tension every time! Fee: $20

with Margaret Lambert Saturday November 21 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm You've got the top and you're wondering "What do I do now?” Join the class where Margaret shares her knowledge and guides you into the next step. Learn the basics of the movement, try your skill at meandering and learn several other basic quilting designs. Fee: $20

Cloud Nine with Scott Beach
 Sunday November 8 1:00 – 3:00 pm
 Need a quick quilt? Start with fat quarters, one yard cuts and a quick and easy pattern. End up with a large lap-size quilt! Anyone with experience cutting and sewing will enjoy this quick class. Learn Scott’s seam allowance techniques to get those seams lined up oh-so-nicely. Come with your pieces cut, keep going in class and go home with the top mostly finished on this dreamy quilt. Fee: $10

Simple What Not Club with Marcia Evans
 One Tuesday each month:
 Oct. 13, Nov. 17, Dec. 8 
 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 fancy! Each mini quilt includes all fabrics, pattern and a 2 hour class with Marcia. 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.

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! Mariposa… Butterflies!

Snowman Table Runner with Patti Blanchard Monday, November 9 6:00 - 8:00 pm
 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! Fee: $25

with Marcia Evans Wednesday November 4 
 2:30 – 4:30 or 5:30 – 7:30 pm
 Do you see the pretty curves on the butterfly block? Guess what!? That is a really easy technique! And you only cut straight lines! Marcia shares the tips to create a bunch of pretty butterflies. Watch them flutter across your quilt or table runner. Calico Gals even has bright batik fat eighth kits to make color selection easy. Fee: $25 includes the pattern with instructions for quilt or table runner.

Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
 Visit the Gals online: - - Sign up for the email newsletter -- It’s fun!

We love to sew and quilt. How about you? Garden Walk with Nina Dukette
 Monday mornings: September 28, October 26 and November 23 10:30 am – 1:30 pm It's back! This is the 6 month series that has been getting so much buzz at Calico Gals. Consider it continuing education for your machine! Discover that your machine can do so much more than piecing! Use fusible machine appliqué as the basis of the blocks and follow lessons on bobbin-work, fringe foot, wing needle, couching, sewing in circles, twin needles, ruffler, mini piping and much more. Class fee: $70 includes three months of classes

Cat’s Cradle with Lynn Schantz Wednesday, December 2nd 
 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm Old block, new tool! Big results, little effort!! Grab a charm pack and a 1/4 yard background fabric to make a quick and easy accent for your table or a great gift for the holidays. This fun technique is simple and accurate. Your blocks will come out so nice! Fee: $25

Homemade Holidays A Private Event 
 at Calico Gals!

Thursday, November 5 Open House 4-7 pm Join the gals for a party at the shop! Enjoy holiday refreshments and demonstrations for 8 unique fun and easy holiday projects. $20 per person includes the patterns for all 8 projects! Each guest also receives a $10 coupon to spend that evening! Limited spots — register now!

Calico Gals will be closing at 3:00 on this day and reopening at 4:00 for this exclusive event!

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12 unique blocks all 
 using the Quick Curve Ruler. Oh… the variety, the options, the fun!! Join the Club Curvy Gals and learn a new technique each month. Curvy Gals members are invited to a quarterly Saturday Curvy Gals Sew-in for just $10! Work on your curves from 10 am - 3:30 pm on December 12!

Periwinkle with Margaret Lambert Wednesday December 9 
 5:30 – 7:30 pm A
 Jenny Doan This delightful little quilt is done with Jenny’s paper foundations that will favorite! be removed before quilting. {It’s addictive, be warned.} Make the first block in class and go crazy finding so many ways to put it together! Create a table runner in class or keep sewing at home to have enough “Periwinkles” for a full-sized quilt. This one is Jelly Roll friendly! Fee: $20

Over the Edge - the Binding Sew-In! with Kathy Barden Saturday, December 5 Noon – 4:30 pm Do you dread being bound? Err, rather… do you always put off sewing the binding(s) on your quilts/wall hangings/purses, etc.? Take advantage of this time to come on in, build your confidence and simply sew that binding on! Kathy B. will be there to answer questions that arise. If you are looking for more in-depth instruction about borders and bindings, sign up for the technique classes: Happy Endings 101 Borders and Happy Endings 102 Bindings. Both are great! Fee: $15

Events and Block of the Month programs New at Calico Gals!

 Flower Basket Block of the Month Members receive: • Patterns for 36 different flowers

Choose your method for your quilt: hand or machine appliqué, wool appliqué, embroidery with or without crayon coloring, redwork, etc.

• Pattern, triangle papers and fabric to piece all 36 baskets. Choose from a variety of fabric combinations.

• The biography of Ruby Short McKim, the artist and designer of this quilt pattern, who originally published the pattern in the 1930’s. Read a new chapter each month.

Sunday Fun Day Sew Day!

Sunday, November 15 
 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Stop in for a couple of hours on a Sunday and make a complete project! We supply everything! Just bring yourself! Create a fun apron - perfect for a housewarming or holiday gift or just to keep for yourself. Learn lots of new techniques and have a Sunday Fun Day Sew Day! Fee: $15 (yes - really includes everything!)

Tonga GEMSTONE Block of the Month featuring Tonga Batiks!

Begin 2016 with the LATIMER FARMS BOM!

Working with vibrant colors of Topaz, Jewel, Emerald, Amethyst and Sapphire batiks, create this stunning 92” x 108” quilt using traditional piecing methods. In 12 months you will have completed a show-stopping quilt. $30 per month includes patterns and all fabrics for quilt top and binding.

Create a gorgeous sampler selection of 6" blocks, each framed with multiple borders, then pieced in a Log Cabin style. Unique sashing and cornerstones create an Irish Chain effect, with the blocks connected by stars. Fee: $25 per month includes all fabric for 101” x 101” quilt top and borders.

“Sleep in your Own Bed”
 Holiday Retreat November 10-11, 2015 CrestHill Suites, East Syracuse 9 am - 3 pm – both days!

Sponsored by:

$199 per person $179 early bird registration by Oct. 20

Cost: $75 includes story, all patterns, directions to assemble quilt and quilting designs distributed over 12 months. Members add fabric for background and appliqué. Add $5 per month for mail order.

First month begins November 1

Retreat includes: ✔ 6 complete projects ✔ All fabrics 
 ✔ All patterns 
 ✔All instruction

✔ Breakfast snacks and lunch both days
 ✔ Use our machines just bring yourself !

with fabric and directions for all baskets. Visit the store in Syracuse: 3906 New Court Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206 • 315-445-0617
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