Calico Hutch Events


Katie’s Club | Modern Quilt Blocks | Jan-Dec 1st Sat each month @ 9:30 am

Enjoy a monthly get together where you can laugh, learn and be inspired by creative ideas and new techniques as you create your very own “Modern Building Blocks” quilt, modern but also traditional. Kits, done in Moda Bella sol-ids are all tied up and ready for your new adventure.
Katie also frequently features new quilt projects shown first exclusively to group members. Each month receive a free fat quarter for bringing a recent show and tell project or treats to share with the group. Receive 20% off any store purchases on meeting days. Only $10 for the year meeting the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 AM,
January 3, February 7, March 7 and April 4. Come in January. See what it is all about and join a fun, exciting group for 2015. Join Katie as she ventures out into modern with a twist of traditional—Modern Quilt Blocks.

Clothesline Club 2015 | First Tuesdays @ 6pm or Wednesdays @ 10 am

Come join the Clothesline Club for 2015. Our group is excited to be doing two projects for the first 6 months. The first project, pictured left, is Aunt Grace “Simpler Sampler” with fabric by Judie Rothermel and pattern by Vicki Bellino. Finished size is 64 x 71. Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts book by Pam & Nicky Lintott will be offered for the first 6-month session as well. Each month Clothesline Club leader, Diane, shows new techniques, tools and the some of the latest in the quilting world. Mark your calendars for the first Tuesday evening of each month at 6 PM or the following Wednesday morning at 10 AM, January 6 & 7, February 3 & 4, March 3 & 4 and April 7 & 8. Your $10 yearly membership includes food, fun and a 20% discount on any purchases the day of club meetings. Enjoy attendance drawings, free fat quarter for recent project show & tell items or sharing treats with the mem-bers. Meet new friends, share special quilting tips and enjoy the fellowship of a fantastic group. Now is the time to join a great group.


Stitcher’s Club | Third Friday of each month @ 10 am

Join the Stitcher’s Club meeting the third Friday each month at 10 AM, January 16, February 20, March 20 and April 17. The 2015 projects are decided by the group at the December 2014 meeting.
Kaye will keep you informed of what is up and coming in the quilting world. Have fun with your friends and check out the great benefits available only to the Stitcher’s Club, 20% off all merchandise purchased the day of club meet-ing, attendance drawings, free fat quarter for recent project show & tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come as a guest for the December 19 final meeting, enjoy show & tell that day and see what the group has been doing this year. Also learn first-hand what is in store for 2015.


Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | 2nd Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthu-siasts everywhere. One of the exciting new projects is Imaginary Day by Smith Street Designs pictured left. Other fun projects are shown each month.
Janet Hintermeister and Jessica Steinbach will share ideas and embroidery techniques and answer questions you may have about the embroidery process, give away door prizes, show new techniques and products and keep you up to date on the latest in embroidery. The Speedy Needle Embroidery Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at 10 AM. Stop in the store, or sign up when you come to visit. The cost is only $10 for twelve months and includes a 20% discount card toward purchases the morning of meetings. Mark your calendars for this fun-filled session. If you have any questions, please contact either Janet or Jessica, 507-377-1163.

Civil Warriors Club | 4th Wednesday— each month —@ 6 PM

Purchase any of the five Civil War block of the month kits or Southcott and you are a member of the “Civil Warriors” meeting the fourth Wednesday evening of the month at 6 PM. Free fat quarters for completed blocks and a chance to win a free backing for a quilt. Bonnie showcases civil war projects and guides you through the journey of making your very own Civil War Commemorative quilt. The Civil War quilts feature reproduction fabrics identical to pattern requirements as well as stories surrounding the Civil War era. Civil War Journal focuses on a different aspect of the war , the children of the 1860’s. Some joined the army and fought as soldiers. Oth-ers took on adult roles at home, farming the land or helping the family survive while men were away at battle. Peace & Unity is the last and final addition to the lineup. Kits now available.

90 x 90
$249 (pattern incl.)
Hampton Ridge 88 x 88
(kits available soon)
Southcott 94 x 94
coming soon
Peace & Unity 70 x 85
Freedom Rings 88 x 88 only $248 (pattern incl.) Journal 88 x 88
$299 (pattern incl.)




“South of the Border” Quilt Retreat $133

Friday - Sunday | Feb 6, 7, & 8 2015
A FEW SPOTS ARE OPEN! - Call to get your name on the list.


“Blazing Saddles” Quilt Retreat $135

Friday - Sunday | April 10, 11 & 12 2015 - Short Wait List
Caboose Retreat | $ 125 | Mon - Wed | April 13, 14 & 15 2015

2015 FALL OLYMPICS” Quilt Retreat $132

Friday - Sunday | November 6, 7 & 8, 2015 (short waiting list)
Or Caboose Retreat | $ 122 | November 9, 10 & 11, 2015


Retreats are held at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Austin, Minn. It's three fun filled days of quilting with friends plus... free demos, massage therapists, Holiday Inn special room rates for 1-4 people, 4 meals included with price, show and tell, door prizes, games and demos.

Call today to reserve your spot. 507.377.1163


Shop Hops

Spring Bus Trip

April 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday

8 Unique Shops in 2 days
Watch for prices and details coming soon!!

Two-day trip includes:

  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Hotel (based on double-occupancy)
  • Wine & cheese party
  • Luxury motor coach transportation
  • Way too much fun!


Block of the Month

Bus Trips

Spring Bus Trip

April 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday

8 Unique Shops in 2 days
Watch for prices and details coming soon!!

Two-day trip includes:

  • Meals
  • Snacks
  • Hotel (based on double-occupancy)
  • Wine & cheese party
  • Luxury motor coach transportation
  • Way too much fun!

Guest Teachers

Darlene Zimmerman Class | Sun, November 2 |(8-4)
Darlene is coming again to teach late this fall. The projects for the one-day class are shown below and kits are available in lap or throw sizes. Both projects are in her latest book, Quick Quilt Projects.

Class fee of $59 includes a morning treat and coffee, lunch, dessert and show-and-tell byDarlene. Class begins at 9 AM concluding at 4 PM.

Call 507-377-1163 to make your reservation.


Retreat Center

Czech Inn Bed & Breakfast and Quilter's Retreat Center 19158 800th Ave | Hayward, MN | just 2 miles SW of Calico Hutch Our accommodations offer the best of both worlds; new construction with old world charm.

Our Mission Style home is furnished with antiques and up-to-date comfort. We are situated in a beautiful country setting; perfect for watching sunrises, sunsets, and a variety of wild animals.


Retreaters will enjoy the large craft/meeting room with a fully equipped kitchen and 47" HDTV in the sitting area. There is a large patio area for dining, relaxing, and soaking up sun. Large windows and "natural light" are a bonus for crafters. All our spacious guestrooms feature private baths.

To make your reservations call 507.373.2477 or email at or visit their website @


Sewing Love for Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living in abject poverty.  Use your sewing skills, make the designated project and when you turn it in you will be entered into the drawing for a Calico Hutch $100 gift certificate. Each bag you make will count for one entry into the drawing.

Holly Ravenhorst, Carolyn's (shop owner) daughter, just returned from her second mission trip to Haiti and is returning for her third trip in April 2013. The Calico Hutch wants to send down as many drawstring bags as we can for the children at Grace Emmanuel School, which is ran by Jesus in Haiti Ministries.


- Make project according to instructions found in the tutorial*

- Bring finished project to Calico Hutch by Sunday, April 14th, 2013

- Fill out one entry form for each finished knapsack

* Please note mistake in the tutorial," Step 7: Cut the strap piece you made in Step 2 into two equal pieces 33.5" inches long." It should be 43.5" inches. Thanks.