Ruby and her team have planned a fantastic Holiday House Hop. Six Calico members have generously agree to open their homes:

  • Ruby – 15946 W Monte Cristo Av, Surprise – Mtn Vista Ranch Subdivision – Cross Streets - Reems & Bell
  • Jeri – 18039 W Tasha Dr, Surprise – Mesquite Trails Subdivision -  Cross Streets – Citrus & Bell          
  • Norma – 16809 W Bridlington Av, Surprise -  Cross Roads – W Bell Rd & 303
  • Sherry – 15149 W Waterford Dr, Surprise – Sun City Grand -  Cross Streets – Goldwater Ridge & Waterford
  • Lizzette – 17832 W Voltaire St, Surprise – Cross Streets Waddell and 178th Avenue  - Subdivision Mountain Side
  • Doreen – 17622 No. 131st Drive, Sun City West - Cross Streets – Bell Rd & RH Johnson Blvd.


In addition to sharing their own creations, Calico members have also supplied items to show, promising that this will be a real "Quilt Feast!" 


Three of the homes will host Boutiques where members are selling items. It is a perfect opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas gift list!

Invite your friends to carpool with you, and have a great "Quilty" day with us!


Tickets are $7.00 and may be purchased at meetings.

  • Tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the day of the Hop.
  • Note: Because this is a money maker for Calico, members must purchase tickets. 

New Member Name Tag Pouch Workshop

A FREE Workshop

November 25th, 10 a.m.

by Karen L.


There is nothing more welcoming than to get a name tag when you join a new group and are in the business of making new friends. Karen has offered to help us create an inventory of name tags so we can hand them out to our new members. And, if you have recently joined and still don't have a name tag, this class is especially for you!


Karen is supplying the fabric (teal/turquoise) and plastic. Students need to bring:

  • Sewing machine in good working order
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • A small ruler
  • Grey, teal, or turquoise thread


Karen must have a participant count and will take sign ups at meetings, OR you may use the contact form on the right to let her know you would like to attend this class. Please sign up NO LATER than Monday, November 18 to give Karen time to prepare the kits.

Holiday House Hop

Saturday, November 9th

Chairperson: Ruby


Calico Cut-Ups 

This page is dedicated to Calico Cut-Ups related programs and special events. Check back often for new information and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page.!

Click HERE to download and save the flyer (shown above) to your computer. Then email it to your  friends!

Featherweight Maintenance Class

November 11, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Taught by Charlie L. (Karen's husband)


In this class, Charlie will teach you all you need to know to clean and maintain your Featherweight sewing machine.  Topics include:

  • Cleaning
  • Oiling
  • Greasing
  • Adjusting thread tensions
  • Diagnosing problems
  • General hints
  • Cosmetics and the case
    *Click
    HERE for a detailed outline of the class content.


The fee for this class is $20.00 (twenty dollars). The class is limited to 10 people and you MUST sign up and pay by the meeting prior to the class so the last day to sign up is at the October 28th meeting. Karen will be handling the sign ups and collecting your money. When you sign up and pay you will receive the supply list.


If you are a Calico member and can't make it to a meeting to talk to Ruby, BUT you can help make the day a success by hosting, contributing items to show, or would like to sell items, you may use the form below to contact Ruby.

Halloween Potholder Class

Taught by Ruth B.

October 28th, 1 p.m.

Click HERE for the supply list. Note that the list is for 2 potholders. Once you have learned the method, you can make seasonal potholders...draw your own figures or copy them from a child's coloring book or other source. Click HERE for the supply list.


Not on the supply list but needed for the class:

  • Sewing machine
  • ​Normal sewing supplies