September is starting off with a BANG! There's a lot to show you in this newsletter, so let's get started with the fun new arrivals!We had the honor of hosting the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild Raffle Quilt this past week. It truly is just gorgeous, and many people who stopped in to see it, just marveled at it and raved with positive comments! We received from Shannon Fabrics new swaddle kits and Minke kits. This 3 piece swaddle kit is easy to make, and will be warm to use this fall/winter with the Minke on the border and backs. Needing a baby gift for someone special?Then we received in this darling penguin Minke kit! Remember Buddy the Giraffe? Well, meet
Pat the Penguin! And lastly, from Shannon Fabrics, we received in, this Farm Scene Cuddle Kit. Babies are going to love how soft this blanket feels!And not to exclude the adults from some soft-cuddle-up fabrics! We have received in a shipment of Soft Textured Fireside 60"-wide fabric! This fabric makes a luxurious backing for those winter quilts you are preparing to make!
This festive fall table runner was made by my daughter Julia. She took a Patrick Lose Halloween Panel, a Patrick Lose Halloween Charm Pack, and our black wool, to create this fun table runner! Everything is in stock in the store!If we are going to throw in a little Halloween....maybe we should add a little Christmas! These dolls would make a great gift for the little girls on your Christmas list. Just one panel and a little stuffing and wa-la!
Classroom QuiltsA special Thanks to Karen Burrier for showcasing her beautiful quilts with us this month in our classroom!
They are absolutely stunning! Here is a sneak peek and I will reveal more the next two weeks!
Our October theme is fall and Halloween.
November and December are Holiday.
If you are interested in showcasing your quilts in October, November, or December, please bring them in before the 28th of the month, and we will hang them up!
I would love to have more quilt showcases, such as Karen's, for 2019!
If you are interested in doing your own private one month showing, give me a call and reserve your month for 2019.
Classes at Creekside Quilting
Spend a Day with Stephanie Brandenburg and Frond Design Instructors!
On Tuesday, October 23rd, we are going to have Frond Design Instructors and Stephanie Brandenburg in our store! We are so excited for this event! Stephanie is a native Iowan who has been designing hand generated designs for fabrics, quilts, garments, and original house decor for several years! Please visit Her Story web page to learn more about Stephanie Brandenburg and Frond Designs.
Stephanie Brandenburg will do a lecture, trunk show, and meet and great from 3:30-6 pm!
What a fun day this is going to be! You can sign up online or at the store.
Beginning Quilting Series Fall 2018
Beginning Quilt Making Classes Session 1 is being offered on Thursday, September 13th.
Beginning Quilt Making Session 2 being offered on Thursday, September 27th.
Both are from 6-8 pm. Pictured is the quilt top you will learn to make and supply list is on our website or stop in to pick a copy up.
Binding Basics will complete the series, which will be offered on
Thursday, October 18th from 6-8 pm.
Pat is our instructor for this 3 part series and an award winning quilter! She is an excellent teacher and shares all of her knowledge with best practices, making her classes very beneficial. This series is a great way to get started with quilting!
Wool Club is on Tuesday, September 11th from 12 to 4 in our classroom! This is a fun group of ladies, and there is always room for one more!
There will be NO APPLIQUE SEW-IN next Wednesday.
We still have plenty of room for people to join us in the UFO Friday Afternoon Club that meets Friday, September 28th from 1-4 pm. If you have any UFO's, this club is for you! $10 for the whole year, snacks, wine and cheese every month, and prizes at the end of the year! Great motivational way to get the UFO's that are sitting on your sewing table, completed!
October Upcoming Classes Include:
Ever wanted to learn how to use the Tucker Trimmer Ruler by a certified instructor? Ever heard of Tucker University and curious about what that is all about? Well, we are honored to have Rosella Hanson teaching The Starr Pizzazz Table Runner on Saturday, October 13 starting at 10 am! Rosella is a certified trainer with the Tucker Trimmer and this class focuses on how to use the Tucker Trimmer Ruler. The quilt table runner is beautiful, and by the end of the class, you should have a new table runner top, just in time for Thanksgiving! Pattern, ruler, and kit can be purchased at the store.
Scissor and Knife Sharpening will be available at the store on Friday, October 26th from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Just in time for the holidays!
November Upcoming Classes Include:
A kids class on beginning quilting November 2nd and 9th from 4:30-6pm both days
Intro to English Paper Piecing on November 6th starting at 1:30pm
Beyond Squares and Rectangles November 8th starting at 6pm
Easy Intentional Improv November 10th starting at 10:30am
Retreat November 30th 5-9pm through December 1st 8am-4pm (still developing)
checkout our website www.creeksidequiltingiowa.com for more information
Winners of the Iowa v Iowa State Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway
Congratulations to the University of Iowa for winning the BIG rivalry game on Saturday! Thanks to everyone who put their name in our jars for our fat quarter bundle giveaway!
The University of Iowa Fat Quarter Bundle Winner is Mary Brunkhorst
And because both teams played hard, we are giving away an Iowa State Fat Quarter Bundle also!
The Iowa State University Fat Quarter Bundle Winner is Amy Weber
Thanks to everyone who played our game!
Congratulations to our two winners!
Pfaff Sewing Machine Close-out Special Pricing
The following machines are being closed out by Pfaff in order to make room for newer models. These prices are incredible! Once the machines are gone, we will not be able to order any more...so if you are interested in receiving one of these machines, now is the time to stop in and pick one up! New Pfaff machines will be released this fall at convention and I have no clue what the new machines are like or their price points.
Pfaff Performance 5.2-$1999
Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2-$1799
Pfaff Expression 3.5-$1499
Pfaff Coverlock 4.0-$1499
Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0-$999
Pfaff Ambition Essential-$599
So whether you are buying a new machine, or one being clearance out, the Pfaff sewing machine will last you for years. Pfaff will still honor all warranties on a close-out-priced machine. At these prices, now is a great time to buy a new sewing machine! If we don't have one in stock, we are more than happy to order the machine for you.
This weeks coupon is 15% off any threads! I think we have a busy sewing season coming up and you are going to need some threads! Present coupon or this newsletter at time of checkout. Coupon good 09/11-09/17.
It's going to be a fun and busy fall here at Creekside Quilting! As always, please bring in your show and tells! Have an idea for a class you would like to teach? Let me know! See you at the shop! karen steggerda