Classes at Calico Hutch

**Added BONUS: Calico Hutch offers a 20% discount on all supplies purchased for classes.

Double Wedding Ring 

 (Beyond Beginner) |2 Tuesdays | August 8 & 22 (1-4 pm)

Everything old is new again - and this classic design has been creeping into photos everywhere! Let Mike guide you through John Flynn’s method - no small templates or tiny pieces - all the arcs come from strip sets with an extra seam to make the curve. This is not a quick and easy quilt - but you won’t believe how nicely it all fits together!

Pattern and kits available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35

Panel Bargello Throw

(Beginner) |1 Thursday | July 20 (5-8 pm)

Help Mike test drive his latest pattern. Start with a horizontal panel and 10 coordinating fat quarters. Follow Mike’s plan for an easy bargello with a half-block drop and you’ll have this throw ready in no time. This is a great beginner quilt.

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30

Spiral Star

 (Beyond Beginner) | Thursday, July 20 & Monday, August 7 (9 am - Noon)
You may have seen a square version of this quilt on social media. This is Mike’s version using 18 gradated blue fabrics set against a black background. Cut strips and sew your strata and then use a wedge roller to cut them to a perfect size. This is not a beginner quilt - but with Mike’s guidance, this queen-sized show-stopper will fit together like a dream.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35

The Pines

1 Saturday| July 8 (1-4 pm)

This beginner paper piecing class will get you off in the right direction as you begin your paper-piecing journey.   Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this adorable,  simple-to-complete 12” square mini-quilt; “Minnesota cute” on any wall or table.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

Ombre Star

(Beyond Beginner) |2 Tuesdays| August 8 & 22 (9 am - Noon)

Similar to Mike’s Spiral Star, this Ombre Star is much simpler letting the ombre gradated print do the magic for you. Only two fabrics, black background and ombre are required. No strips and strata to sew together yet a stunning result.  Looks difficult but Mike will show you how to make this show-stopper large throw.

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen| Class $35

Five Yard Quilt

2 Sessions| Tuesday, June 27 &  Wednesday, July 12 (6-8:30)
Five fabrics, one yard of each, makes this nice and easy-to-assemble throw. Merle will start from the beginning and teach you how to use the rotary cutter, rulers and other tools and techniques to begin your quilting experience. You will complete the top in two classes. Stop in and see the various kits available to venture off on your own and choose five of your most favorite prints.

Patterns and kits available |  Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $35

Mega Bow Tucks

 1 Saturday | Advanced | July 22 (9:30 am - 4 pm)

Mega Bow Tucks tote (26” x 9” x 17”) is the largest Bow Tucks ever! Mega has swivel hook hardware at each side to give it a smaller silhouette toward the top.  They can be released to increase the storage capacity.  Donnarae shows you how to make the bag and how to add a luggage strap to fit over your suitcase’s handle.  You will love all the inside and outside pockets.

Pattern available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Hound Dog

(Beginner) | 2 Mondays | August 14 & 28 (6-9 pm)

Hound Dog shows off the perfect print or novelty fabric and surrounds it with complementary, fun fabrics to make the whole quilt “howl.”  With Merle’s patience and assistance you will learn the basics of cutting, piecing, pressing and all that is involved in making a quilt top, start to finish. 

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Merle Stensrud| Class $35

Git 'er Done

1 Thursday | July 20 | (1-4)

Do you have a project that you’ve gotten stalled on? Bring it to class and Mike will help you get over the hurdles. Whether it is a question of construction, pressing, binding, or just understanding the instructions, this is a chance to get some help and git ‘er done!

Instructor Mike Ellingsen  | Class $30

Super Tote

2 Wednesdays |July 19 and August 2 (5:30 - 8:30 pm)

Our very own bag specialist, Donnarae, will guide you through the entire process from start to finish while you make this classy Super Tote by Noodlehead. Tote features a recessed zipper, roomy interior pockets, front exterior pocket, cute piping and pleat details.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

Woven Spectrum

(Adv Beginner) | 2 Tuesdays | August 8 & 22 (5-8 pm)
Mike is here to help you make his latest creation and newest pattern “Woven Spectrum”. It appears to be a woven wonder but it is only an optical illusion made to appear woven. Mike will show you how to construct it with his fast, easy method. Woven Spectrum finishes to 71” square, perfect for your wall or coverlet.

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30

Chickadee Treat

(Advanced Beginner) | 1 Saturday | July 29  (1-4 pm)

This paper piecing class will teach you the basics and beyond as you continue your paper-piecing journey. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this cute 14-inch square quilt of darling chickadees enjoying their treats. Pattern by MH Designs.

Kits available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $25

October Scare

1 Saturday | August 12 (1-4 pm)

This class teaches you the basics of applique. Merle shows you the process and tools necessary for successful applique while you make this adorable 12-inch simple-to-complete mini-quilt. Mr. Pumpkin will make a fun and frightful addition to your table or wall. 

Kits available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $25

 Pink Sand Beach Party

(Beyond Beginner) 2 Thursdays | July 13 & 27 (5:30-8:30 pm)

Donnarae is having a Pink Sand Beach Party! Come join the fun and learn to make the Hampton Bag, Bermuda Bag, Fiji Tote, Barbados Bag or Modern Clutch. If it’s a Pink Sand Beach pattern, Donnarae will show you how it's done!! 

Kits and patterns available| Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $35


2 Thursdays | August 10 & 24 (5:30 -8:30 pm)
Miss Muffet will love this tuffet especially when she creates it with all her favorite fabrics. In the first class, Charlie will show how to make the covering. In the second class, Charlie will show how to assemble the tuffet, complete with a perfectly covered button and black feet. The ever-popular round tuffet patterns and kits also available

Patterns and Tuffet kits available | Instructor Charlie Hoerth | Class $35


Bernina Mastery Classes

Mastery #1
(all machines)
(The Basics)
July 17
July 24
Mastery #2
(all machines)
(Stitch Fun)
July 24
July 31
Mastery #3
(all machines above 570)
(Creative Options)
July 31
August 7
BSR Stitch Regulator 6-8 pm August 3

Basic Operation (all current Bernina models)
Stitch Fun (all current Bernina models, excluding the 1008 and Bernette)
Creative Options (all current Bernina 8-series models, 780, 560 and 580)

Embroidery Mastery Classes

Mastery #1 6-9 August 2
Mastery #2 6-9 August 9
Mastery #3 6-9 August 16


Bernette Customizer Software | Saturday | August 5 (12-5)

Janet Hintermeister will get you up to speed on all the various techniques supported by Bernette Customizer Software.  Learn to easily personalize your designs, combine a text with a design and other multiple design possibilities. Learn how to unleash your unlimited creativity with  the Bernette Customizer Software from Bernina. Class is free if you purchased your software at the Calico Hutch.

Class Free or $50


Open Embroidery | June 21 (5:30-9) and/or July 6 (5:30-9)

Have you taken the Embroidery Mastery classes but wish you could have more help or spend a few hours building your confidence in fine tuning this awesome hobby? These classes are just what you need. Take either class or both. Janet will help you with a project you are currently working on or help you with any new embroidery project you have purchased here at the Calico Hutch.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Janet Hintermeister | Class $18 each

Class Policies

In an effort to make every class the best possible experience for everyone:  

  • Payment of class fees must accompany registration.  Please call us if you wish to pay by credit card.
  • Once you have paid and registered for class, please come in and pick up a class supply list.  Please purchase and assemble all required supplies before class.
  • Calico Hutch offers a 20% discount on all supplies purchased for classes.
  • If you choose to mail in your payment and want us to mail you a class supply list, please enclose with your payment a self-address post-paid envelope.
  • For common courtesy to the teacher and other students, please arrive early to set up your machine, organize all required class supplies and be ready to start at the designated time.  Late arrivals disrupt valuable class instruction.
  • Provided we receive seven days notice, we offer a full refund as a store credit if you cannot attend a class.  A store credit is given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.
  • Familiarity with your sewing machine is a requirement.
  • Due to allergies Calico Hutch is a “scent-free” environment.  Thank you for respecting the health of others.