Janet Lutz is the owner of Calico Gals, a vibrant quilt shop located in Syracuse, NY. Janet is passionate about retail and creating an exciting retail environment for shoppers. She enjoys working with her creative team of employees in the store.
Janet and her husband Karl live in Syracuse NY. In addition to running her store and creating fun events for quilters, Janet enjoys travel and spending time with their 4 grown children and 3 adorable grandsons.
In 2011, Janet came up with a twist on the classic shop hop and convinced 19 more New York State quilt shops to join Calico Gals for the entire summer. This humble beginning of Row by Row Experience was soon embraced by travelers and quilters and spread like wildfire across the USA and Canada.
- Recently featured in the April 2015 Syracuse Woman magazine as an Inspiring Business Woman.
- In June 2015 was the featured speaker at Movement to Millions, sponsored by Women TIES and held at Syracuse University
Janet’s retail shop, Calico Gals Inc., was selected as a top 10 shop in Quilt Sampler 2005. It was also chosen as the location for KeyBank’s advertising campaign in 2012 which included radio, newspaper, and television spots. Read more about Calico Gals.