Calico Hutch Events


Katie’s Club | Modern Quilt Blocks | 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 available. 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, June 6, July 11 at 8:30 AM—(NOTE JULY DATE & TIME CHANGE), August 1 and September 12 at 8:30 AM —(NOTE SEPTEMBER DATE & TIME CHANGE). Stop in, see what it is all about and join a fun, exciting group. 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. Other projects from the book Kindred Spirits by Yellow Creek Quilt Designs are offered 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, June 2 & 3, July 7 & 8, August 4 & 5 and September 1 & 2. 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 members. 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, June 19, July 17, August 21 and September 18. The 2015 project is pictured on the cover of Friendship Strips & Stars by Edyta Sitar. Kits and books are available and it is not too late to join the group and get started on this traditional quilt.
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, enjoy show & tell that day and learn first-hand what is in store for you and the group 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 June 13, July 11, August 8, and September 12. Stop in the store, or sign up when you come to visit. The cost is only $10 for twelve months and in-cludes a 20% discount card toward purchases the morning of meetings. Mark your calendars for this fun-filled ses-sion. 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 Civil War block of the month kits, Freedom Rings or Southcott and you are a member of the “Civil Warriors” meet-ing 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. Kits now available only $319 including the pattern for 88 x 100 Prairie Gatherings, shown left, the latest addition to the civil war
collection of kits.

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.)




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


“WOODSTOCK REUNION” Quilt Retreat $133

Friday - Sunday | Feb 12, 13 & 14 - 2016



“Redneck” Quilt Retreat $138

Friday - Sunday | April 15, 16 & 17 2016
Caboose Retreat | $ 128 | Mon - Wed | April 18, 19 & 20 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

Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop

Sizzling Summer Shop Hop

Party Express Shop Hop

Block of the Month

Blue & White


Civil War


Bus Trips

Quilt Minnesota

Sizzling Summer Shop Hop

Fall Bus Trip


Guest Teachers

Darlene Zimmerman Class
Saturday, July 25 or Sunday, July 26 | 8-4

Darlene is returning to teach this summer. The projects for the one-day class are her latest patterns Something Fishy or Playing with Blocks. Choose which one you would like to do and call us as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Class fee of $63 includes a morning treat with coffee, lunch, and show-and-tell by Darlene. Come between 8-9, relax with a cup of coffee and get ready for a fun day with Darlene. Class begins at 9 AM concluding at 4 PM.

Call 507-377-1163 to make your reservation. Space is limited and Darlene is always a favorite in the world of quilting. Don’t miss out on this great class.

Darlene was 2008 Minnesota Quilter of the Year. She is a quilt historian, fabric designer, quilt tool designer, author of Granny Quilts, Granny Quilt Décor, Fat Quarter Small Quilts, Quilter’s Edge, Chicken Linen: Feedsack Facts and Projects, Quilting - the Complete Guide, Quilts from Lavender Hill Farm, Quick Quilt Projects and many individual patterns.


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.