Classes at Calico Hutch

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

Tree of Life

(Beginner) | 1 Friday | March 13 (9-12)

Mike wrote this pattern with four size options to feature the breathtaking panels by Chong-A Whang - but it will work for any vertical panel. Let him guide you through constructing a beautiful throw-sized quilt using the panel, coordinating fabric and background. This is a quick and easy top to make, especially with Mike helping you along.

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

Cargo Duffle

(Advanced Beginner) | 1 Tuesday | March 10 (9:30-4:30)

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.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

Simple Sack 

1 Tuesday| January 28 (1-4)

It's so easy to be green! Keep these lightweight, washable bags in your car and you'll be ready to run errands anytime! Easy loops on the top and sides will hold your bag steady while packing groceries. Tuck the bag into its pocket for easy storage.  You’ll want to make a bunch to give to friends and family.

Patterns Available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Letter Zip

1 Tuesday| January 28 | (9-12)

Letter Zip easy zipper pouches spell fun from A - Z!  Includes optional wrist straps. Finished sizes: Large, medium and mini. Donnarae teaches you just how easy it is to sew in the zippers and finish up these cute  pouches just in time for those Christmas gifts for everyone on your list.

Patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Flurry Friends

1 Saturday | January 25 (10-1)

This class teaches you the basics 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 time for the holidays.

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

Jelly-Roll Rug

1 Thursday| February 6 (1-4)

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 beau-tiful rug for your home. Donnarae has the tips and tricks you'll need to learn how make a rug (oval or rectangle), place-mats, bathmat or table runner too.

Patterns , Jelly-rolls and supplies available | Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $30

Ahoy Plus

(Beginner) | 2 Mondays| March 9 & 23 (6-8:30)

An interesting focal fabric  paired with fun coordinates and an enlarged size, makes this the perfect throw. The Calico Hutch has  several versions from which to choose so you can get the result you are looking for. Ahoy is a great  beginner project made with the pattern “AHOY” by Villa Rosa Designs. Merle will teach you all you need to know to begin your quilting journey. This is truly a beginner for the beginners!

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

Machine Quilting - Large & Small

1 Friday | March 13 (1-4)

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

Instructor Mike Ellingson | Class $30

Garden of Dreams

(Beginner) 1 Thursday | March 12 | (9-12)

Jason Yenter has done it again. He has designed a wonderful pattern to use his own gorgeous quadruple border print fabric to make his take on a one block wonder. Mike will guide you through the tricky cutting - you’ll have your top sewn in record time. This pattern will work with any quadruple border print fabric.

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $30


Super Tote

1 Tuesday | February 11 | (9:30-4:30)

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 & patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

Chickadee Treat

(Adv Beginner) | 1 Saturday | January 18 (11-3)

Treat yourself to a special afternoon with Merle. With her paper-piecing expertise you will make your own 12 x 12 darling chickadee wall hanging. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make a cute project that will look great on any wall. Pattern by MH Designs.

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

Turning Twenty

(Beginner) | 2 Thursdays | January 16 & 30 (6-8:30)

Start off in the right direction learning the basics of cutting, piecing, pressing and assembling your very own Turning 20. Pick a kit or choose your own 20 fat quarters to make this ever-so-popular large throw. Merle’s method of teaching makes her class both fun and relaxing. No pressure here, just a ton of fun and learning!!

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

Woven Spectrum

(Beyond Beginner) | 2 Thursdays | March 12 & 26 (1-4)

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 $35

Git 'er Done

1 Friday | March 13 (5-8)

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 on construction, pressing, binding or just understanding the instructions,
this is a chance to get some help and git ‘er done.

Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35


Two Fabric Bargello

(Beyond Beginner) | 1 Thursday | March 12 (4:30-8:30)

A bargello with just two fabrics? It’s true! You’ll be hooked once you see the wonderful new assortment of Effervescence fabrics paired with companion ombres - you won’t be able to stop at just one. Let Mike help you interpret the pattern to create your own work of art.

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


Kaleidoscope Runner

(Beginner) | 1 Saturday | March 14 (1-4)

This paper piecing class will teach you the basics from the get go as you begin your paper-piecing journey.  Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this cute runner in fun, 30’s fabrics. Pattern by MH Designs.

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

All About Bindings

1 Saturday| February 15 | (11-2:30)

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


Sewing Machine Mastery Classes

Our mastery curriculum is designed so you can have fun with your new Bernina and at the same time try out the great accessories available.

Free Machine and Embroidery Mastery classes provided with every pur-chase of a new Bernina sewing machine from the Calico Hutch. If you purchased a machine elsewhere the fee per class is $50.

Mastery #1 The Basics
5:30 - 9 | January 20
1-4:30 | January 27

Mastery #2 Stitch Fun
5:30 - 9 | January 27
1-4:30 | February 3

Mastery #3 Creative Options
1:00 - 3:00 | February 17
5:30 - 7:30 | February 17

BSR Stitch Regulator
3-4 | February 17
7:30 - 8:30| February 17

Embroidery Mastery Classes

Embroidery Mastery #1
5:30 - 8:30 | February 19

Embroidery Mastery #2
5:30 - 8:30 | February 20

Embroidery Mastery #3
5:30 - 8:30 | February 21

Embroidery in the Hoop

Monday| February 24 (1-4) and/or Thursday| February 27 (5-8)

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

Monday | February 24 (5-8) and/or Thursday | February 27 (1-4)

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 purchased here at the Calico Hutch. Sign up for one or all three.

Instructor Janet Hintermeister | Class $18 each