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Creekside Newsletter 10/02/2018

Good Morning from New Orleans!  I am in the south this week for the Pfaff Dealer's Convention, learning about the new machines we will be bringing into the store.  
Yesterday, my adventures included going to two quilt stores featured in Quiltfolk Magazine in the Louisiana Issue.  My first stop was at Uptown Needle and Craft Works!  It’s a cute little store and I enjoyed meeting the owner, Emma!  The store was very busy, as I found out that they are closing the store and moving to online sales!  I know more and more stores are closing their location and going to online sales, but I do and will miss the ability to browse, touch, look, and visit with people.  Wishing Miss Emma the best of luck, as her shop was cute and quaint!  I'm glad I was able to stop-by before she closed! 

My next stop was at MesAmis and the staff there reminded me of Creekside!  As soon as I walked in the store, they started up a warm and welcoming conversation and let’s just say, I ended my journey with two new friends!  Denise, the owner, was just wonderful and I highly recommend, if you get down to New Orleans, stop in and say hello!  Here is a picture of her French Quarter quilt!                                                                                                         

What's New at Creekside Quilting This Week!
This past week, we received in this gorgeous Laura Heine fabric line!  The colors are vibrant and the designs are so unique....truly something to see as the picture does not do the fabric justice!

Karen M made this gorgeous Holiday Table Runner, using our William Morris fabric line and the Serenity pattern. Kit and pattern available at the store.


Barb created this new pattern and quilt sample, called Showcase a Stripe!  Kit and pattern available at the store.

Then we received in two new books.  The first one is called Modern Vintage Gifts, and it has a lot of cute and simple ideas that could be used for holiday gifts.

And Sewing by Heart came in the store also.  If you are a Tilda fan, you will love this book!

See something you would like but don't have the time to get to the store?  Just give us a call and we can mail it out to you!

October Upcoming Classes Include:

Monday, October 8th: Bagels and Stitches is an open classroom sewing time 10-2pm

Tuesday, October 9th: Wool Club noon-4

Saturday, October 13th:  Technique Class with Rosella Hanson. We are honored to have Rosella Hanson teaching her own pattern of The Starr Pizzazz Table Runner  on Saturday, October 13 starting at 10 am!  Rosella is a certified instructor 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. 

Wednesday, October 17th:  Applique Sew-In group from 10-4

Thursday, October 18th: Pat is teaching Binding Basics  from 6-8:30 pm. Learn to prepare binding strips, attach them to your quilt edge, and turn mitered corners.  We will also discuss a 2 color binding technique that can give your quilt binding a pop of color.  Every quilter needs this class to give their quilts a nice finish.  This will be the last binding class for 2018

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.

We will kick off the day with a Fabric Painting Class from 10-noon.

Then an Art Weave Class from 1-3 will highlight our afternoon.

Stephanie Brandenburg will do a lecture, trunk show, and meet and great from 3:30-6 pm!  

All class fees go straight to paying the incoming instructor!  Kits for the class are additional!  I'm happy to say, the classes are beginning to fill up!

What a fun day this is going to be! You can sign up online or at the store.

Friday, October 26th: Scissor and Knife Sharpening will be available at the store from 10:30 am-3:30 pm.  Just in time for the holidays!  Plan to bring your scissors and knives to the store on October 26th.  

November Upcoming Classes Include:
November 2nd and 9th
:  A Kids class on Beginning Quilting from 4:30-6pm both days.  Come join Janice for our Beginning Kids Quilting Class! Kids will learn to make a set of quilted placemats just in time for the holiday table setting.
This class will be for children ages 10 and up.Each child should complete 2 quilted placemats 12 ½ X 18 ½. 
The cost for this fun class will be $30.00, which covers both sessions and $9.50 for the kit.
Kits for this class are available, which are sold separately, and will include the pattern.

November 6thSharon Meisenheimer is teaching Intro to English Paper Piecing starting at 1:30pm.  Hexies are popping up everywhere in sizes from ¼ inch up. Learn the easy technique of English paper piecing and join the fun of this technique. This great take along technique will help you make accurate grandmother’s flower garden blocks and a whole lot more.

November 8th: Pat is teaching Beyond Squares and Rectangles  starting at 6pm. Learn to make strip sets, half square triangles, quarter -square triangles, square in a square, and if time permits, flying geese. 
With these piecing skills you will be able to make most quilt blocks! A great way to expand your pattern choices.

November 10th:  Easy Intentional Improv with Eva Marie Evans starting at 10:30am. Have you ever thought improv piecing looked like fun, but have trouble letting go of patterns and precision? Join us to make an improv block that can be turned into a pillow or joined with other blocks to make a larger quilt. Sample on display in store. Using a familiar intentional piecing technique, we will embrace improv and learn about the importance of color and value in composing our blocks. Improv piecing is the ultimate fabric play. Come have fun with us!

November 30th and December 1st:  Our Holiday Retreat is filling up fast!  We only have space left for about 4 people, so if you are toying with the might want to solidify your decision one way or the other.  This makes me so happy to see so many people interested in our retreat!
Retreat dates: November 30th 5-9pm through December 1st 8am-4pm.  The cost of the retreat will be $25 per person and will cover Friday night dinner, Saturday morning continental breakfast, and then a light lunch.  We will also have two door prizes and a couple of fun give aways!  
We will provide: classroom space, electrical outlets, irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, ruler, and rotary cutter, all paper products for food and utensils.  
Please bring with you: your projects, sewing machine and sewing accessories, any special rulers, rotary cutters, mats, irons and any other specialty items needed to complete your project.  Drinks with a lid and any snacks you may need to keep you sewing! 
Because this is an event and not a class, you will need to call the store or email me if you want to pay and sign up for the retreat.

All class fees go straight to the instructor.  Due to the time each teacher puts into preparing for a class, no refunds will be made for canceling a class within one week of the class date.  In the same respect, should we need to cancel a class due to not meeting the minimum amount of students, we will cancel the class one week prior class date and offer a full refund or a class credit toward another class.

 Plan Ahead 2019

Sleigh Bells BOM 2019

Patty is putting together a BOM for Creekside using the Sleigh Bells book/pattern.  Sleigh Bells is a folk-art quilt designed by Jan Patek.  The quilt is a combination of pieced and appliquéd blocks, to be completed in 11 months.  Sign-up will be between November 1 and December 15 and kit pick-up will begin in January.  The cost will be as follows:

registration fee:  $25

book:  $18.99

monthly kit fee:  $10

for mail orders, shipping fee will be added each month

Sleigh Bells BOM is non-cancelable, non-refundable and your credit card will be kept on file for monthly billing of each kit, OR you may pay for the year upfront.

A discount will be given in December 2019 and January 2020 for borders, binding, and backing in order to finish your quilt.

Eighth Simple Whatnots Miniature Quilts Club
Kim Diehl and Henry Glass Fabrics

Join Barb each month in 2019 in sewing the Eighth Simple Whatnots Miniature Quilts Club and make a miniature quilt each month using Kim Diehl's new fabric collection Wit & Wisdom. Kim has created eight new simple and beautiful miniature quilt patterns exclusively for this club.  Many of the patterns have fun added bonuses such as fun recipes, an extra project or tips and tricks.  All eight miniature quilts are quick and easy to complete using basic quilting skills.  These little miniatures are perfect for decorative wall hangings and table toppers!

Each month you will receive a pattern and fabric to complete a miniature quilt.  Batting and backing fabric will not be included each month, but can be purchased each month at a discounted price.

This program is from January 2019 to August 2019.

Price is $37.98 per month plus shipping

The eight miniature projects include:

  •         Smack Dab in the Middle = finished size is 32 1/2 inches by 32 1/2 inches
  •         Apple Baskets = finished size is 16 1/2 inches by 16 1/2 inches
  •         Hen House Stars = finished size is 16 1/2 inches by 24 1/2 inches
  •         Frugal Farm Wife = finished size is 18 1/2 inches by 24 1/2 inches
  •         Charm School = finished size is 21 1/2 inches by 27 1/2 inches
  •         Lickety Split = finished size is 18 1/2 inches by 24 1/2 inches
  •         Wind Spinner = finished size is 20 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches
  •         Potting Shed = finished size is 28 1/2 inches by 28 1/2 inches

Eight Simple Whatnots Miniature Quilts Club is non-cancelable, non-refundable and your credit card will be kept on file for monthly billing of each kit OR you may pay for the eight months upfront.

Sign-up will begin November 1st-December 15th .  Expected fabric delivery date is January 2019. 

Checkout our website for more information

This weeks coupon will focus on Pfaff accessories.  Are you in need of a special foot for you machine or some Inspira products?  Let's take 15% off all Pfaff accessories or Inspira accessories.  If we don't have it in stock, please place a special order, and I will order anything you are seeking next Monday when I return home.

Have a great week!  Happy sewing!
karen steggerda

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