Classes at Calico Hutch

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

Spectrum & Ombre Star 

(Beyond Beginner) |1 Saturday | January 26 | 9 am - Noon

Mike is here to help you make this variation of a log cabin. The best part . . . both versions are made entirely from only one spectacular rainbow ombre. The Spectrum Log measures 50”square and the Ombre Log 68".  Mike shows you how it's done!

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

The Barn

(Beyond Beginner) |1 Saturday| Feb 23 | 9:30 am -12:30 pm

With Merle’s paper-piecing expertise you will make your own little barn scene complete with silo, windmill and fence.  Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this adorable 14-inch barn wall hanging.  Pattern by MH Designs.

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

Panel Bargello Throw

(Beginner) |1 Thursday| January 24 | 1-4 pm

Start with a horizontal panel and 10 coordinating fat quarters. Follow Mike’s plan for an easy bargello with a half-block drop and you’ll have this throw ready in no time. This is a great beginner quilt.

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

 

Spectrum Star

 2 Thursdays | Jan 24 & Feb 7 | 9 am - Noon

Spectrum Star lets the ombre gradated print do the magic for you. Only two fabrics, black background and ombre are required. No strips and strata to sew together yet a stunning result. It looks difficult, but Mike shows you how to make this awesome queen-sized quilt. If you’ve always wanted to make one of these wonderful stars, this is the class for you.

Patterns and kits available |  Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35

Two Fabric Bargello

1 Saturday| January 26 | 1-4 pm

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

Spiral Star 

(Adv Beginner) |2 Mondays | October 1 & 22 | 12:30-4:30 pm

You may have seen a square version of this quilt on social media. This is Mike’s version using 18 gradated blue fabrics set
against a black background. Cut strips and sew your strata; and then use a wedge roller to cut them to a perfect size. This is not a beginner quilt - but with Mike’s guidance, this queen-sized show-stopper will fit together like a dream. 

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Mike Ellingsen | Class $35

Fassett-ed Stars

|1 Monday | February 25  | 1-4 pm

This incredible quilt is made up of only two kinds of units - flying geese and squares. Let Kaffe Fassett’s dynamic fabrics create the positive and negative blocks. Flying Geese can be tricky so let Mike show you his method for using Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper Ruler. You’ll never be afraid of geese again! This 24 block quilt measures 60 x 84 - and goes together in a snap!

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

Machine Quilting - Large & Small

1 Thursday | March 7 | 5-8 pm

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

Instructor Mike Ellingsen  | Class $30

Woven Spectrum

 2 Thursdays | Beyond Beginner | Jan 24 & Feb 7 | 5-8 pm

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 $30

Jelly Roll Rug 

 1 Tuesday| February 12 | 5:30-8:30 pm

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 beautiful rug for your home.  Donnarae has the tips and tricks you’ll need to learn how make a rug (oval or rectangle), placemats, bathmat or table runner too.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $30

Chicks in the Garden

1 Thursdays| February 7 | 1 - 4 pm

Janet Nesbitt is back with a new series under One S1ster Designs. This wonderful quilt filled with birds and flowers will make you smile every time - and Mike will lead you through the unusual cutting and construction. (It’s not hard - just a little strange…) Once you understand the method, you will be ready for any of the other One S1ster quilt designs.

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

Glimmer

1 Monday| Beginner | February 25 |9 am - Noon

This throw sized quilt in warm grays and yellows is the latest creation by Jaybird Quilts. The piecing is easy, and makes use of the Super Sidekick Ruler to get those perfect 60 degree angles. Once the cutting is done, you’ll be amazed how quickly everything fits together.

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

Git 'er Done

Monday| Feb 25 | 5-8 pm or
 Thursday| March 7 | 1-4 pm

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

Instructor Mike Ellingsen  | Class $30

Pink Sand Beach Party

1 Tuesday | February 26 | 10 am - 4:30 pm

Donnarae is having a Pink Sand Beach Party! Come join the fun and learn to make the Hampton Bag, Bermuda Bag, Fiji Tote, Barbados Bag or Modern Clutch. If it’s a Pink Sand Beach pattern, Donnarae will show you how its done!!

Pattern available | Instructor Donnarae Davis | Class $35

Tree Hugger

(Beginner) | 2 Saturdays | Jan 19 & Feb  2 | 1:30-4:30 pm

This is a great way to start your paper piecing adventure, making a 27 x 77 tree to fit your wall for Christmas. Each piece of fabric is cut in a perfect rectangle or square so each fabric is sized to match with the paper-piece instructions. Little trimming and minimal waste. Cindi Edgerton’s pattern includes enough tissue to make two tree quilts, fabric for one. Everything is in the kit, ready to go.  Binding not included.

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

Tuffet

2 Fridays | Beyond Beginner | Feb 15 & March 1  | 1-4 pm

You will take home a finished tuffet under the guidance of Charlie. In the first class Charlie shows you how to make the covering.  In the second class Charlie shows you how to assemble the tuffet, complete with a perfectly covered button and black feet. The popular round tuffet patterns and kits are also available.

Patterns, tuffet hardware kits and fabric kits available | Instructor  Charlie Hoerth | Class $35

Five Yard Quilt

Beginner | 2 Thurdays| January 17 & 31 | 6-8:30 pm

Merle guides you through all the quilty details involved in making the Five Yard Quilt.  You can pick your own five yards or kits are made up in more than one version finishing to a nice throw size 52 x 68.  Learn the basics from cutting, piecing,  pressing and more.  Have fun while you start your quilting adventure with Merle. 

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

Apple Harvest

1 Saturday | February 23 | 1-4 pm

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 no time. 

Patterns and kits available | Instructor Merle Stensrud | Class $30

All About Binding

1 Saturday | March 9 | 12:30 - 3:30 pm

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

Mega Bow Tucks

1 Saturday | (Advanced) | March 16 | 10 am - 4:30 pm

Mega Bow Tucks tote (26” x 9” x 17”) is the largest Bow Tucks ever! Mega has swivel hook hardware at each side to give it a smaller silhouette toward the top. They can be released to increase the storage capacity. Donnarae shows you how to the bag and how to add a luggage strap to fit over your suitcase’s handle. You will love all the inside and outside pockets. 

Kits and pattern available | Instructor Donnarae Davis| Class $35

Full Moon Rising

 1 Thursday | March 7 | 9 am -Noon

If you have wanted to learn Mike’s method of sewing in circles without fusing or appliqué, this is your chance! Full Moon Rising makes a long table runner or wall hanging. Mike also recommends an alternate cutting layout that uses only 5 fat quarters plus binding. Once you add this to your quilting tool belt, you will use this technique over and over again.

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

 Lucky Stars

(Beginner) | 2 Mondays | March 4 & 18 | 6-8:30 pm

With Merle’s patience and assistance you will learn the basics of cutting, piecing, pressing and all that is involved in making a quilt top, start to finish.

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

 

Bernina Mastery Classes

Mastery #1
(all machines)
(The Basics)
5:30-9
1-4:30
January 21
January 28
Mastery #2
(all machines)
(Stitch Fun)
5:30-9
1-4:30
January 28
February 4
Mastery #3
(all machines above 570)
(Creative Options)
1-3
5:30-7:30
 

February 18
February 18

BSR Stitch Regulator 3-4
7:30-8:30

February 18
February 18


Basic Operation (all current Bernina models)
Stitch Fun (all current Bernina models, excluding the 1008 and Bernette)
Creative Options (all current Bernina 8-series models, 780, 560 and 580)


Embroidery Mastery Classes

Mastery #1 Noon - 3 pm February 20
Mastery #2 Noon - 3 pm February 21
Mastery #3 Noon - 3 pm February 22

 

Embroidery in the Hoop |  Tuesday |  February 19 |12:30-3:30 pm

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 | Feb. 20 and/or Feb. 21 and/or Feb. 22 | 3:30-6:30 pm

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 have purchased here at the Calico Hutch.

Kits and patterns available | Instructor Janet Hintermeister | Class $18 each

Class Policies

In an effort to make every class the best possible experience for everyone:  

  • Payment of class fees must accompany registration.  Please call us if you wish to pay by credit card.
  • Once you have paid and registered for class, please come in and pick up a class supply list.  Please purchase and assemble all required supplies before class.
  • Calico Hutch offers a 20% discount on all supplies purchased for classes.
  • If you choose to mail in your payment and want us to mail you a class supply list, please enclose with your payment a self-address post-paid envelope.
  • For common courtesy to the teacher and other students, please arrive early to set up your machine, organize all required class supplies and be ready to start at the designated time.  Late arrivals disrupt valuable class instruction.
  • Provided we receive seven days notice, we offer a full refund as a store credit if you cannot attend a class.  A store credit is given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.
  • Familiarity with your sewing machine is a requirement.
  • Due to allergies Calico Hutch is a “scent-free” environment.  Thank you for respecting the health of others.