Classes at Calico Hutch

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


(Advanced Beginner) |2 Thursdays | October 18 & November 8 | 9 am - Noon

Are you interested in paper piecing, but don’t want to fuss with tearing out all the little bits of paper when you’ve finished? Mike will show you how to construct this project using freezer paper piecing. Once you’re on your way, you’ll be ready to complete this stunning quilt designed by Jacqueline de Jonge in record time!

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

The Cardinals

(Beyond Beginner) |1 Saturday| October 20 | 11:30 am -4:30 pm

This paper piecing class will teach you the basics and beyond as you continue your paper-piecing journey. Merle teaches you the process and tools necessary for successful paper piecing while you make this cute 14” square quilt of cheerful cardinals. Pattern by MH Designs.

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

Panel Bargello Throw

(Beginner) |1 Monday | November 5 | 5-8 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

Woven Spectrum

 2 Mondays | October 1 & 22 | 5-8:30 pm

Mike is here to help you make his latest creation and newest pattern, 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.

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

Two Fabric Bargello

1 Thursday | October 18 | 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

Spectrum Rail Fence

|1 Monday | November 5  | 9 am - Noon

This is Mike’s latest pattern in his ombre stage. One fabric makes the entire quilt - including binding! Mike will guide you through the cutting and construction - tricky, but not difficult. The sewing is absolutely beginner level - all you need is an accurate 1/4” seam allowance!

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

Machine Quilting - Large & Small

1 Thursday | November 8 | 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 new Bernina Q-20—a “sit down long arm” machine!

Instructor Mike Ellingsen  | Class $30

Shadow Cabin

 1 Tuesday | Beginner | October 23 | 1-4 pm

Mike is here to help you make this variation of a log cabin, cut from shaded ombre fabrics. The unique combination of ombre
fabric and a snappy solid creates this wonky and very interesting Shadow Cabin.

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

Jelly Roll Rug Squared

 1 Thursday| September 27 | 5-8:30 pm

You can’t go out and buy a rug like the Jelly-Roll Rug. Its 100% cotton, washable and you can make it to match your home!
Donnarae will show you how easy and fun the rug is to make. You will want one for every room. Donnarae shows you what to do and what not to do in making this project.

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

Stellar Medallion Tree Skirt

2 Mondays| October 1 & 22 | 9 am - Noon

Mike is an expert when it comes to tree skirts, medallions and the 10-degree wedge ruler used in making this stunning tree skirt. What could be more beautiful under your tree this holiday and Mike will guide you through all the steps in finishing this stellar
50-inch beauty .

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

Tree of Life

1 Tuesday | Oct 23 |9 am - Noon

Mike’s Tree of Life pattern is gorgeous, especially when assembled with the vibrant fabrics designed for Timeless Treasures by Chong-a-Hwang. Her Fantasy Forest panel is the center of attraction with her beautiful coordinates utilized to make stun-ning nine-patches for the outer border. Mike shows you how it’s done!

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

Git 'er Done

Thursday| October 18 | 5-8 pm
 Tuesday| October 232 | 5-8 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 Thursday | October 4 | 10 am - 4 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) | 1 Saturday | October 6 | 11 am - 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 $30


(Beyond Beginner) | Thursday Nov 1 & Wednesday Nov 14  | 5:30-9

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 Mondays| October 15 & 29 | 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

All Bundled Up

1 Saturday | December 1 | 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. Slip a new Little Quilt Squared on each month or keep All Bundled Up the year round.

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

All About Binding

1 Saturday | September 22 | 1-4 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 36as a practice project. 

Instructor Merle Stensrud| Class $30

Mega Bow Tucks

1 Saturday | September 29 | 10 am - 5 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 make 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 $30

Super Tote

Adv Beginner | 1 Saturday | November 17 | 10 am -5 pm

Our very own bag specialist, Donnarae, will guide you through the entire process from start to finish while you make this classy Super Tote by Noodlehead. Tote features recessed zipper, roomy interior pockets, front exterior pocket , cute piping and pleat details.  With a little preparation for class and you can finish in a day! 

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

 Lucky Stars

(Beginner) | 2 Thursdays| Nov. 15 & 29 | 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)
Sept. 17
Sept. 24
Mastery #2
(all machines)
(Stitch Fun)
Sept. 24
Oct. 8
Mastery #3
(all machines above 570)
(Creative Options)
Oct. 8
Oct. 15
BSR StitchRegulator 7:30-8:30

Oct. 8
Oct. 15

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 5:30-8:30 Tuesday, Oct. 9
Mastery #2 5:30-8:30 Wednesday, Oct. 10
Mastery #3 5:30-8:30 Thursday, Oct. 11


Mug Rugs in the Hoop—Embroidery by Lunch Box Quilts |  Wednesday |  October 3 (1-4:30)

Booties in the Hoop—Embroidery by Smith Street Designs | Wednesday|  October 3 (5:30-9)

Bigger than a coaster, but the perfect size for your mug and a snack. Mug Rug Madness includes six embroidery applique designs, Tea Pot, Coffee Pot, Tea Cup, Hot Chocolate, and two separate coffee cup designs.

Itty Bitty Booties  are large enough for a special Christmas Gift Card and cute enough to hang on the tree!

Instructor Janet Hintermeister |Class $18


Open Embroidery | October 17 (1-4:30 and 5:30-9) | October 25 (1-4:30) 

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.