Classes at Calico Hutch

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

Eureka

(Adv Beginner) | 2 Tuesday | Oct 29 & Nov 12 (9-12)

Eureka has been on Mike’s “to do” list for 20 years - and he finally got around to it. Made from four fabrics in each of three color families (navy, cranberry, and cream in the sample) all the blocks in this classic Jackie Robinson pattern are variations on a log cabin. Mike’s got some changes to the cutting list and tips for construction that will help move Eureka from your “to do” list to your “done” list!

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

Cargo Duffle

(Advanced Beginner) | 1 Saturday | Oct 26 (10-5)

Noodlehead designer Anna Graham says she's bursting at the seams about this new Cargo Duffle and its just the perfect size for an overnight bag or carry on. And those cute front pockets. Don't you just want to squish them ? Aren't they awesome? So are you ready to make a Cargo Duffle? Donnarae is ready to show you how its done, pockets, zipper, straps and all.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

Simple Sack 

1 Thursday| November 14 (1:30-4:30)

It's so easy to be green! Keep these lightweight, washable bags in your car and you'll be ready to run errands anytime! Easy loops on the top and sides will hold your bag steady while packing groceries. Tuck the bag into its pocket for easy storage.  You’ll want to make a bunch to give to friends and family.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Letter Zip

1 Thursday| November 14 | (5:30-8:30)

Letter Zip easy zipper pouches spell fun from A - Z!  Includes optional wrist straps. Finished sizes: Large, medium and mini. Donnarae teaches you just how easy it is to sew in the zippers and finish up these cute  pouches just in time for those Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.

Patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Flurry Friends

1 Saturday | Oct 12 (12:30 - 3:30)

This class teaches you the basics of applique. Come to class with your background put together and Merle shows you the process and tools necessary for successful applique while you make this adorable 12-inch simple-to-complete mini-quilt. With the easy shapes and fun pattern you'll be done in time for the holidays.

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

Jelly-Roll Rug

1 Tuesday| October 8 (1:30-4:30) or (5:30-8:30)

How fun is this?? Start with one jelly-roll with the fabrics you love, add batting and lots of thread and the result is a beau-tiful rug for your home. Donnarae has the tips and tricks you'll need to learn how make a rug (oval or rectangle), place-mats, bathmat or table runner too.

Patterns , Jelly-rolls and supplies available | Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $30

Ahoy Plus

(Beginner) | 2 Wednesdays| November 6 & (6-8:30)

An interesting focal fabric  paired with fun coordinates and an enlarged size, makes this the perfect throw. The Calico Hutch has  several versions from which to choose so you can get the result you are looking for. Ahoy is a great  beginner project made with the pattern “AHOY” by Villa Rosa Designs. Merle will teach you all you need to know to begin your quilting journey. This is truly a beginner for the beginners!

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

Machine Quilting - Large & Small

1 Tuesday | Oct 29 (5-8)

Mike  has quilted over 200 of his own quilts on his classic Bernina 1090—and he is ready to share some of his secrets with you.  This is a class where you need to bring in your own machine so you can practice quilting with your walking foot and free motion quilting foot—you won’t be sitting on the sidelines watching.  Mike will guide you a step at a time—and you’ll also have a chance to test drive the new Bernina Q-20—a “sit down long arm” machine!

Instructor Mike Ellingson | Class $30

Five Yard Quilt

2 Thursdays | October 3 & 17 | (6-8:30)

Merle guides you through all the quilty details involved in making the Five Yard Quilt. You can pick your own five one yard  pieces or kits are made up in more than one version finishing to a nice throw size 52 x 68.  Learn the basics from cutting, piecing, pressing and more.  Have fun while you start your quilting adventure with Merle.

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

 

Super Tote

1 Saturday| November 23 | (10-5)

Donnarae is teaching the ins and outs of the Super Tote, one of our all-time best-selling purses by Noodlehead. If you come with your fabric all prepared for class you may take home a finished super cute Super Tote. Donnarae will show you how its done!!

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

Tree Hugger

(Beginner) | 2 Mondays| Oct 21 & Nov 4 (6-8:30)

This is a great way to start your paper-piecing adventure, making a 27 x 77 tree to fit your wall for Christmas. Each piece of fabric is cut in a perfect rectangle or square so each fabric is sized to match with the paper-piece instructions. Little trimming and minimal waste. Cindi Edgerton's pattern includes enough tissue to make two tree quilts, fabric for one. Everything except the binding is in the kit, ready to go.

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

 

Panel Bargello Throw

(Beginner) | 1 Monday | October 28 (6-8:30)

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. A great beginner quilt with a new, modern flair.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30

 
 
 
 

Artic Feathers

(Advanced Beginner) | 1 Saturday | November 9 (12-3)

Elizabeth Hartman has taken a break from all her animal quilts to design these wonderful feathers. Mike has chosen 27 different fabrics - nine families of three beautiful colors each - and he will help you create this lap quilt that is a true work of art.

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

 

Git 'er Done

1 Monday | October 28 (5-8)

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 on construction, pressing, binding or just understanding the instructions,
this is a chance to get some help and git ‘er done.

Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35

 

Two Fabric Bargello

(Beyond Beginner) | 1 Tuesday | Oct. 29 (1-4)

A bargello with just two fabrics? It’s true! You’ll be hooked once you see the wonderful new assortment of Effervescence fabrics paired with companion ombres - you won’t be able to stop at just one. Let Mike help you interpret the pattern to create your own work of art.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30

 
 
 

Very Merry Christmas Trees

(Adv Beginner) | 1 Saturday | November 2 (1-4)

These happy little paper-pieced Christmas trees will shine on your wall for this holiday season.  Merle will show you how to paper-piece and also embellish with crystals to make your 24 x 28 tree wall hanging  glisten into the night.  Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing and the result is a delightful quilt for your wall this Christmas.

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

All About Bindings

1 Saturday| December 7 | (1-4)

Quilt top pieced and quilted? Now what! Answers revealed in this class. You will learn how to determine size and amount of binding needed, how to cut and join strips together, sew to edge, miter corners (successfully) and stitch down by hand or machine. If you want a "hands on" experience, bring a small quilt ready to go or create one 36 x 36 as a practice project.

Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

Fassett-ed Stars

1 Monday | October 28 | (1-4)

This incredible quilt is made up of only two kinds of units - flying geese and squares. Let Kaffe Fassett’s dynamic fabrics create the positive and negative blocks. Flying Geese can be tricky so let Mike show you his method for using Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper Ruler. You’ll never be afraid of geese again! This 24 block quilt measures 60 x 84 - and goes together in a snap!

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

 
 
 

Sewing Machine Mastery Classes

Our mastery curriculum is designed so you can have fun with your new Bernina and at the same time try out the great accessories available.
PLEASE CALL AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR ALL CLASSES

Free Machine and Embroidery Mastery classes provided with every pur-chase of a new Bernina sewing machine from the Calico Hutch. If you purchased a machine elsewhere the fee per class is $50.

Mastery #1 The Basics
5:30 - 9 | September 23
1-4:30 | September 30

Mastery #2 Stitch Fun
5:30 - 9 | September 30
1-4:30 | October 7

Mastery #3 Creative Options
5:30 - 7:30 | October 7
1:00 - 3:00 | October 14

BSR Stitch Regulator
7:30 - 8:30| October 7
3-4 | October 14 

Embroidery Mastery Classes

Embroidery Mastery #1
5-8 | October 9

Embroidery Mastery #2
5-8 | October 10

Embroidery Mastery #3
5-8 | October 11

Embroidery in the Hoop

Wed | October 16 (1-4) and/or Tues | October 22 (5-8)

Have you wondered about embroidery patterns which say "In The Hoop" on them? Take this class and Janet will show you how fun they are to make. She will have a choice of three projects from which you can choose to make! You will need your embroidery machine and equipment as well as the Bernina Oval Hoop (145 x 255) or one of comparable size if you sew on other machine brands.

Instructor Janet Hintermeister - Class $18

Open Embroidery

Wed | October 16 (5-8) and / or Tues | October 22 (1-4)

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 purchased here at the Calico Hutch. Sign up for one or all three.

Instructor Janet Hintermeister | Class $18 each