Calico Cut-Ups 

2019 Retreat

Embassy Suites, Phoenix-Scottsdale

July 8-11​​, 2019

Kay R. is in charge of the UFO effort in 2018-19 The fee to join is $5 and you may join at any time during the year. For every completed UFO brought to Show and Tell, you got "1 credit." For example, if you showed 5 items at a meeting, you get 5 credits meaning your name gets entered 5 times. Each credit is a chance for you to win the drawing at the end of the year when a name is pulled from the jar. The winner gets to take home 90% of the total fees collected and the club the remaining10%. The more completed UFOs you shared, the higher your chances of winning!  

Note: You get to decide what "finished" means for your project.

We ask that if you've signed up, you take your commitment seriously. You don’t have to bring something at each meeting, but do something for your Secret friend each month. Please don’t make this an expensive burden…a card and personal note are just fine!

If you can’t make it to a meeting, ask a friend to drop off your gift.

The Secret Friend activity will run 6 months, starting with the first gift exchange on Monday, November 12, 2018 and with the reveal on April 8, 2019.


​Click HERE to get the full instructions.

2018-19 UFOs

aka Unfinished Objects

The theme for this year's block exchange is SUMMER. Sign ups will begin in September and run through October. Blocks will be due the first meeting in April, 2019.


You will make 12 blocks of the design of your choice. The exchange with 11 other members means that you will end up with 12 different blocks, each with the theme SUMMER. Block size when turned in is 11" square so it can be trimmed to 10.5"


If you determine you'd like more than 12 blocks, you can sign-up twice and make 2 different blocks.  


Click HERE to view or download complete rules.

President' Challenge

Calico owns a GO! Big electric cutter. It is available for use by Calico members during regular sewing times. Click HERE for the equipment (cutters, mats, etc.) list.

Jeri has picked "Rainbow of Colors" for her president's challenge theme. Instructions will be announced at the February 11th meeting and posted here after the meeting. The challenge is due on October and 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded. ClickHERE to download the instructions.

Secret Friends

Chaired by Linda M. and Penny S.

October 22, 2018 - April 8, 2019

Gift exchange started November 12th

2018 Activities

The 2018 retreat.

Calico Cut-Ups offers ongoing activities members may choose to join throughout the year. Most can be joined at any time, but some have a specific starting date or enrollment limitation. See each activity description for details. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the annual retreat information.

Block Exchange

Patti R. and Doris B.

Click on the link above to get Adobe Reader, necessary for viewing or downloading some items on this Website.

​Linda has been able to book this wonderful resort for the 2019 retreat. Note the date change from August to July. For the $65 fee attendees will get 4 days of sewing. The retreat is limited to 40 quilters. Registration is open now. Use the form at the right to contact Linda to make arrangements to pay your fee. Remember, the fee is NON REFUNDABLE. If you find you cannot attend, you are welcome to make arrangements for another quilter to take your spot. If there are still spots available after April 22nd, non Calico quilters may sign up. Remember though, they MUST be AQG members. 


 The special room rate for the 3 nite stay is $97 (plus tax) per night. The two room suite has two beds so two can share the cost of lodging. This is an outstanding bargain. The price includes a complimentary made to order breakfast and complimentary evening reception which, based on reports from the 2018 attendees, includes a wonderful happy hour.  Do NOT make your room reservation until after you have made your reservation for the retreat. Linda will give you the room discount code at that time. 


Please help Linda make this a fun event again. If you have some items you could donate for "give aways," please bring them to Linda at a meeting.