Classes at Calico Hutch

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

Spectrum & Ombre Stars

(Advanced Beginner) |Friday, April 5 & Tuesday, April 23 | 5:30-8:30 pm

Spectrum  and  Ombre Stars let 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. It looks difficult, but Mike shows you how to make either the awesome queen or throw-sized quilt. If you’ve always wanted to make one or both of these wonderful stars, this is the class for you.

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

The Barn

(Beyond Beginner) |1 Saturday| March 23 | 9:30 am -12:30 pm

With Merle’s paper-piecing expertise you will make your own little barn scene complete with silo, windmill and fence.  Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this adorable 14-inch barn wall hanging.  Pattern by MH Designs.

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

Panel Bargello Throw

(Beginner) |1 Thursday| April 4 | 9- Noon

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


Artic Feathers

 1 Friday | April 5 | 5 - 8 pm

SElizabeth 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.

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

Farmhouse Life

Beginner | 2 Saturdays| March 30 & April 13 | 1-3:30 pm

A panel and coordinates turn this throw into a real tribute to our farmers.  Farmhouse Life is a  good beginner project made with the pattern “AHOY” by Villa Rosa Designs.  You’ll be hooked into quilting once you see the wonderful design take shape and Merle will teach you all you need to know to begin your quilting adventure. This is a beginner for the beginners! 

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


|1 Thursday | May 2  | 9 am - Noon

This is the latest pattern by Christopher Florence—three shades of three colors plus black—all combine to create a very three-dimensional look.  It might appear scary at first—but Mike will lead you safely through the process to create this stunning  53 x 53 lap or wall quilt.

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

Machine Quilting - Large & Small

1 Friday| May 3 | 5-8 pm

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  Bernina Q-20—a “sit down long arm” machine!

Instructor Mike Ellingsen  | Class $30

Woven Spectrum

 2 Thursdays | Beyond Beginner | April 4 & 11 | 5-8 pm

Mike is here to help you make his creation  “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.

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

Jelly Roll Rug 

 1 Tuesday| May 14 | 5:30-8:30 pm

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 beautiful rug for your home.  Donnarae has the tips and tricks you’ll need to learn how make a rug (oval or rectangle), placemats, bathmat or table runner too.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Chicks in the Garden

1 Thursdays| May 2 | 1 - 4 pm

Janet Nesbitt is back with a new series under One S1ster Designs. This wonderful quilt filled with birds and flowers will make you smile every time - and Mike will lead you through the unusual cutting and construction. (It’s not hard - just a little strange…) Once you understand the method, you will be ready for any of the other One S1ster quilt designs.

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


1 Tuesday| Beginner | April 23 |9 am - Noon

This throw sized quilt in warm grays and yellows is the latest creation by Jaybird Quilts. The piecing is easy, and makes use of the Super Sidekick Ruler to get those perfect 60 degree angles. Once the cutting is done, you’ll be amazed how quickly everything fits together.

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

Git 'er Done

Tuesday| April 23 | 1-4 pm or
 Thursday| May 3 | 9 am - Noon

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

Cargo Duffle

Advanced Beginner |1 Saturday | April 20 | 10 am - 4 pm

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.

Pattern available | Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $35

The Sewing Machine

1 Saturday| March 30 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This paper piecing class will go beyond the basics as you construct the cute and tiny 12 inch sewing machine quilt by MH Designs. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing and the result is a delightful quilt for your wall or table.

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

Tree Hugger

(Beginner) | 2 Saturdays | May 11 & 18 | 1 - 4 pm

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 is in the kit, ready to go.  Binding not included.

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


Beyond Beginner | Thurs. April 25 & Wed. May 8  | 5:30-8:30 pm

You will take home a finished tuffet under the guidance of Charlie. In the first class Charlie shows you how to make the covering.  In the second class Charlie shows you how to assemble the tuffet, complete with a perfectly covered button and black feet. The popular round tuffet patterns and kits are also available.

Patterns, tuffet hardware kits and fabric kits available | Instructor  Charlie Hoerth | Class $35

Turning Twenty

Beginner | 2 Mondays | May 6 & 20 | 6-8:30 pm

Merle guides you through all the quilty details involved in making the Five Yard Quilt.  You can pick your own five yards 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. 

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

Apple Harvest

1 Saturday | March 23 | 1-4 pm

This class teaches you the basics Merle teaches you the basics while you make this throw for you home or cabin.  Kits come in various fabrics making your selections fun and fast. Cutting, piecing, pressing are some of the processes you learn as you being your quilting adventure.

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 no time. 

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

All About Binding

1 Saturday | May 4 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Quilt top pieced and quilted?  Now what! Answers revealed in this class. We 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

Super Tote

1 Saturday | April 6 | 11 am - 5 pm

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 and pattern available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35


 1 Thursday | May 2 | 5 - 8 pm

What could make Gudrun’s beautiful Aurora quilt even better? Try Mike’s twist using a single ombre fabric instead of piecing all of the strata. Mike will even give tips on adjusting the quilt to three different lengths. This easy project will turn out to be a showstopper!

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

 Penguin Party

 1 Friday | May 3 | 1-4 pm

No one designs pieced animals quite like Elizabeth Hartman. These penguins are so cute, you might even forget about the winter we just endured! Let Mike lead you through the pattern to create these adorable birds - no paper piecing involved.

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


Bernina Mastery Classes

Mastery #1
(all machines)
(The Basics)
March 25
April 1
Mastery #2
(all machines)
(Stitch Fun)
April 1
April 8
Mastery #3
(all machines above 570)
(Creative Options)

April 22
April 22

BSR Stitch Regulator 3-4

April 22
April 22

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 5 - 8 pm April 29
Mastery #2 5 - 8 pm April 30
Mastery #3 5 - 8 pm May 1


Embroidery in the Hoop |  Thursdays | May 9 (5-8) and/or May 16 (1-4)

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 | May 9 (1-4) and/or May 16 (5-8)

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.