Calico Hutch Events


Joyce's Club | Fancy Forest | First Saturday 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 “Fancy Forest” quilt, by Elizabeth Hartmann. Fabric kits, in all the colors are all tied up and ready for your new adventure.

Joyce 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 the month at 9:30 AM. Sept. 9 (8:30 AM—Note time change) Oct. 7,  Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. . Join Joyce Erstad as she ventures out into the forest of friends with Elizabeth Hartmann.

Clothesline Club 2017 | First Tuesday of the month @ 2:30 & 5:30 pm

Come join the Clothesline Club as we continue the year with “Line Up,” a project from the “Civil War Remembered” book by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene. Kits are available in Civil War reproduction fabrics. Kits are still available for Lallybrock Lane.

Each month Clothesline Club leader, Donnarae Davis, shows new techniques, tools and new products arriving at the shop. Mark your calendars for the first Tuesday of the month at 2:30 or 5:30 PM, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. Your $10 yearly membership entitles you to food, fun and a 20% discount on purchases made the day of club meetings. We have attendance drawings for door prizes, free fat quarters for a recent project show-and-tell item or for sharing treats with club members. Clothesline Club is a great time to meet new friends and share special quilting tips and tricks, and enjoy fellowship with a fantastic group.  Join anytime during this 2017 year.

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

Join the Stitchers’ Club meeting the third Friday of the month at 10 AM, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15. The  2017 project is “Wedding Bands” (shown left) by Judy Martin from her book, "Stellar Quilts."

Charlotte (Charlie) Hoerth 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 Stitchers’ Club, 20% off all merchandise purchased the day of the meeting, attendance drawings, free fat quarters for recent project show-and-tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come and visit, enjoy show-and-tell and see what exciting things the group is planning for 2017 and 2018.


Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | Second Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthusiasts everywhere.  

Janet Hintermeister and Jessica Steinbach will share ideas and embroidery techniques and answer questions you may have about the
embroidery process. Each month they 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 the month at 10 AM including Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Cost is only $10 for the year and includes a 20% discount toward purchases the morning of meetings.


Civil Warriors Club | Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 6 pm

Purchase any of the Civil War block-of-the-month kits including “Melodies,” “Hampton Ridge,” “Latimer Farms,” “Star Spangled Liberty” or the latest - “Conestoga Crossing” (shown left), and you are a member of the “Civil Warriors.” The Warriors meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 PM with upcoming dates of Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 15 (one week early due to Thanksgiving) and Dec. 27.  Earn free fat quarters for completed blocks and find encouragement from the Warriors club members and learn special tips to help you complete your projects.

Bonnie showcases civil war projects, related history information and guides you through the journey of making your very own Civil War Commemorative quilt. The Civil War quilt kits feature reproduction fabrics identical to pattern requirements.

Kindred Spirits Club - New for Fall 2017| Fourth Wednesday of the month @ 5:30

Come join the Kindred Spirits Club starting September 27. 2017 features seven great projects from a brand new Kindred Spirits line of fabric and patterns by Jill Shaulis from Yellow Creek Designs. You’ll fall in love with the beautiful samples made from Jill’s exquisite fabrics. $10 gets you in the club and each month a new kit and pattern are available for purchase. Your club fee allows a 20% discount on purchases the day of club meeting. Mark your calendars because you will want to be a part of the new Kindred Spirits Club. Come see what it’s all about.






“Sturgis” Retreat $139
Friday - Sunday | Nov 3, 4 & 5, 2017
and/or Caboose Retreat | $ 129
November 6, 7 & 8, 2017

 "Roaring Twenties" Retreat $139
Friday- Sunday February 9, 10, and 11, 2018



"Stashe Bash!" Retreat $139
Friday-Sunday| April 13, 14 & 15, 2018
and/or Caboose Retreat| April 16, 17 & 18, 2018



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


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Block of the Month

2017 Block of the Month
finished size 83 x 97

Block of the Month meets the third Saturday (8:30–9AM) or the third Tuesday (4:30-6PM). The $20 enrollment includes your first block as well as the “Muy Bonita” booklet pattern for the month’s blocks and the year-end finishing pattern. Receive each block FREE when you bring in your completed block from the prior month and attend a brief presentation. If you cannot attend either presentation or do not finish your block, you pay only $5 (including tax), for your next block. Meet new friends, enjoy special sale items available only to block of the month participants, learn new piecing techniques and discover what is new and exciting in the world of quilting. 


Bus Trips

The Great Fall Escape Bus Tour
Seven quilt shops in Minnesota & Iowa
$159 per person (double occupancy) 
Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1
Meals, hotel,  and transportation included

Luxury motor coach

Heart & Hand Dry Goods Company
Sioux City, Iowa

Old Alley Quilt Shop
Sherburn, Minnesota

Sewing Seeds Quilt Company
New Ulm, Minnesota

Calico Hutch Quilt Shop
Hayward, Minnesota

Mended Hearts Quilting and Boutique
Ellsworth, Iowa

Piece Works Quilt Shop
Winterset, Iowa

Cut Up & Quilt
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Guest Teachers



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 @