Calico Hutch Events


Katie’s Club | Farm Girl Vintage | Jan-Dec 1st Sat each month @ 9:30

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 “Farm Girl Vintage” quilt, traditional but with a twist of modern. Fabric kits, done in Lori’s fabric line coming in December, will be 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 2, February 6, March 5 and April 2. Come in January. See what it is all about and join a fun, exciting group for 2016.

Join Katie Hebblewhite as she ventures out on the farm with Lori Holt.

Clothesline Club 2016 | First Tuesdays @ 2:30 & 5:30 pm

Come join the Clothesline Club for 2016. Our group is excited to be doing two larger projects from the BIG Book of Scrappy Quilts as well as a few smaller items along the way. One project chosen from the book is “Spring Fling” featuring fabrics from French General Le Marais line of fabric. The second project features 30’s reproductions prints to assemble the “Very Varied Values” quilt.
Each month Clothesline Club leader, Diane Ladlie, shows new techniques, tools and some of the latest products in the quilting world. Mark your calendars for the first Tuesday afternoon or evening of each month at 2:30 or 5:30 PM. January 5, February 2, March 1 and April 5. Your $10 yearly membership includes food, fun and a 20% discount on any purchases the day of club meetings. Enjoy attendance drawings, a free fat quarter for a recent project show & tell item or for 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 club.

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 15, February 19, March 18 and April 15. The 2016 projects are Four Star Generals (shown left) by Yellow Creek Quilt Designs. Another project featured this year is the Starlight, Starbright tote by Button Bush.
Charlotte Hoerth (Charlie) 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 meeting, attendance drawings, free fat quarter for recent project show & tell items or sharing treats with the members. Come as a guest for the December 18 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 2016.

Speedy Needle Embroidery Club | 2nd Saturday @ 10 am

The Calico Hutch invites you to join the Speedy Needle Embroidery Club, organized especially for embroidery enthusiasts everywhere. Each month several new projects are featured.
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.

Kindred Spirits Club  | 4th Wednesday monthly @ 2:30pm or 5:30pm

You are going to love, love this club and its six project designs ranging in size from 13½” X 11½” to 40” X 51½”. Fabrics are from the Kindred Spirits line of fabric Jill designed with Windham and will be an exact match to the samples. Kindred Spirits Club started a couple of months ago, however, it is not too late to join. Only $25.99 per month for six months includes six kits with patterns and fabric. Call 507-377-1163 to sign up.



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

Purchase any of the four Civil War block of the month kits 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.

90 x 90
$249 (pattern incl.)
Hampton Ridge 88 x 88
(kits available soon)
Peace & Unity 70 x 85

Latimer Farms
101 x 101



“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


“Pirates of the Caribbean”
Quilt Retreat $136
Friday - Sunday | November 11, 12 & 13, 2016
Or Caboose Retreat | $ 126 | November 14, 15 & 16, 2016


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

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Block of the Month

Eliza's Indigo

Kaffe Fassett

Shades of Grey

Our 2016 BLOCK OF THE MONTH begins Saturday, January 16 or Tuesday January 19 with a gorgeous new “Tic Tac O” design.

Block of the Month meets the third Saturday (8:30–9AM) or the third Tuesday (4:30-6PM). The $20 enrollment includes your January block as well as the “Tic Tac O” booklet pattern for each of the month’s blocks and the year-end finishing pattern. Receive each block of the twelve blocks 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, plus 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.

Click Here to print out your order form and sign up now before it fills.

Bus Trips

Midwest Farm Girls | April 23 & 24 Saturday & Sunday

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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 @


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.