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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 10/16/2018

Good Morning Everyone!  I'm sitting by my fireplace this morning with a nice cup of hot chocolate to start my day!  I love starting my days by the fireplace in the morning when the weather get's chilly, and boy did it get chilly FAST!  I'm not a cold weather fan, so starting my day with a treat is always a good motivation to get up and going!  Should we find out what's new at Creekside this week?

First we have Matilda!  I love this festive doll pattern, Matilda by Cottonwood Creations.  It's just in time for Halloween, and chances are good, most of us would have enough scraps  from our Halloween quilts, to use in order to make this festive doll!  Some of you may be able to get her done before Halloween this year...others?  Well, it could be a work in progress for next year!

Next, we received in Moda's Nature's Glory by Kansas Troubles!  Great line of fabrics for the Reproduction lovers!

Janice made this quilt and it's great for all of us who have store license plates and wondering what to do with them!  Janice said this quilt was fun to make, and she used wool and buttons for the flowers!  The pattern calls for 9 license plates, but who is to say you couldn't make the quilt longer!

Primitive Quilts Winter 2018 came in yesterday afternoon!  

Classroom Showcase

This month, we have two people showcasing their quilts in the classroom!  Gayle Breneman is showcasing her embroidered quilts in our classroom!  The embroidery is all hand done, and they are gorgeous!  We also have Cheryl Meester showcasing her festive fall quilt, and I love it!  Thank you to both ladies for sharing their talents with us!

Classroom News!
With the holiday's coming up and frantic sewing going on, gather up your friends, or small group, and call to reserve Creekside's classroom!  What a great way to spend time with your friends while productively getting those Christmas projects checked off your list!  With every small group reservation, each person will be eligible for receiving 15% off products while in the store sewing.  (Excludes Pfaff machines and accessories, sewing tables, and sewing chairs.)

October Upcoming Classes Include:

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 and there are 3 spots left!

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. 
We have 6 spots left for this event!                                       

Then an Art Weave Class from 1-3 will highlight our afternoon.
We have 4 spots left for this event!                                        

Stephanie Brandenburg will do a lecture, trunk show, and meet and great from 3:30-6 pm!  No need to sign-up, just show up and enjoy!  

All class fees go straight to paying the incoming instructor!  Kits for the class are additional!  There is still plenty of room in both classes so sign up today!

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 10:00 am-3:30 pm.  Just in time for the holidays!  Prices are as follows:  Fabric Shears $8, Pinking Shears $8, Thread Snips $5, Household Shears $5, Kitchen Knives $5.  No appointment needed, just bring your items to the store on October 26th and wait while they get sharpened. 

Friday, October 26th:  UFO Day!  Come join us!  We still have room for more!

November and December 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 6th: Sharon 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.

NEW! November 9th: We have a Pfaff specialist coming into the store to do a Crazy Quilt Class on the Performance Icon.  This will be a fun quilt top to make and learn all kinds of decorative stitches on the Performance Icon.  More information is coming next week on the project and cost.  The Preformance Icon Sewing Machine will be provided for you to use. Here is the bio for our Pfaff instructor, Carrie Philpott.

Carrie simply loves to sew!  She started designing and making her entire wardrobe at 14 years old.  This passion has extended into an International journey that has embraced every aspect of the textile and garment industry.  Carrie worked on the development of Hi-tech Fibers such as Spandex and microfibers.  She also was involved in the training of sewing operatives at several high end British garment factories.  Recently, Carrie created a series of Digitized embroideries that she marketed through in-person presentations and internet outlets.

From 1998-2004, Carrie owned and managed Main Street Sewing and Vacuum in Vancouver, WA.  This expanded her love of sewing in the Embroidery, Digitizing, Crafting, Heirloom and Quilting arenas.  She has received certification and training from Sue Hausman, Martha Pullen, Alex Anderson and Connie Crawford.  

An event led by Carrie will infuse you with inspiration and motivation to expand your sewing, quilting, embroidering love and skills.

November 10th:  Easy Intentional Improv with award winning 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!

NEW!  November 16:  Sit and Knit Club starting on Friday, November 16th at 1pm.  Come join other knitters for a monthly sit and knit club.  This is a new club and open to anyone who likes to knit, and would like to knit with other knitters!  It's a time to share ideas, get suggestions, develop skills, and relax!  The club is free, the classroom is reserved for you from 1-4, so grab a friend, your project(s), and take an afternoon to sit and knit.

NEW! December:  The second new club, I am totally excited about is the Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Club.  Our first machine applique project will be revealed on December 1st. Creekside Quilting is taking an exclusive dealer's project, making a sample, kitting the sample for purchase, and putting the sample on a flashdrive.  You must purchase a Creekside Quilting flashdrive for $30 for one year of uploads. then every month we will release our Kimberbell design and you may either chose to upload the design on your purchased Creekside Quilting flashdrive or you can pass until another month.  Each upload for the year is free. You will also get first opportunity to buy the kit each month to go with the Kimberbell project.

  NEW!  December 2nd is a Beginning Garment Making: Shoolhouse Tunic and Techniques Class from 1-4:30.  

The Schoolhouse Tunic is a comfortable, empire waist top with pleats that can be made in your choice of shirt or tunic length. The pattern is a blank slate for creative embellishments such as zippers, eyelets and sleeve tabs.

Topics and techniques will include:
        How to measure and select size
        Pattern grading between multiple size
        Sewing pleats, facings, and hem
        Setting in sleeves
        Using bias binding to finish a neckline

NEW!  December 12th:  All you machine embroidery fans, on Wednesday, December 12th we are going to make this cute Kimberbell shoe from the Kimberbell Sweet Feet CD.  5:30-7:30 pm. Bring your embroidery machines to the store and let's stitch up this cute holiday shoe!  
$40 for the class and kit

Class Policy:  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

NEW!!  Sleigh Bells BOM:  You can now pay for the full year of the kit, at a discounted price verses paying monthly for the kits.  If you chose to pay monthly at $10 a kit you will end up paying $110 plus tax over the year, if you pay for the year of kit's upfront before December 31st, you will only pay $99 plus tax.  The kits will still come monthly, as you will not receive all the kits starting in January.

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

NEW!  Simple Whatnots BOM:  You can now pay for the full 8 kits upfront  at a discounted price verses paying monthly for the kits.  If you chose to pay monthly at $37.98 a kit you will end up paying $303.84 plus tax over the year, if you pay for the year of kit's upfront before December 31st, you will only pay $287.84 plus tax.  The kits will still come monthly, as you will not receive all the kits starting in January.

For mail orders, shipping fee will be added each month.

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

Try our new Blue Sky yarns by taking 20% of retail price.  The yarn at Creekside is 100% organic and it is so soft!  It would make a great hat or scarf to prepare for this upcoming winter weather!

Hope you were able to start your morning with a treat while reading this newsletter!  With the weather turning chilly fast, it's probably time to talk SNOW!  Here is Creekside's SNOW Policy:  should the Des Moines School District cancel classes for the day, we will close UNTIL the streets are safe for travel.  If a blizzard is coming in during store hours, we may make an executive decision to close early in order to get our staff home safely.  I will try to post all closings on the internet home page, but if you are not sure, please just give the store a call.  Happy Sewing!
karen steggerda

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