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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 10/23/2018

A year ago, the Dodgers lost the World Series, and my daughter Anna said, "No worries, we will be back next year!"  So to bring the Dodger's "luck" this year, Anna thought it would be "important" to fly to LA and cheer on the Dodgers on their opening day of the season.  Yes, all the way out to LA on Easter weekend to watch, with her brother, the Dodgers play their season opener.   
All season, Anna said, "they've got this"....and guess what?  She was right!  Anna's boyfriend and family took her to Boston yesterday for tonight's game!  Did I mention that her boyfriend and family are BIG Red Sox fan's?  They are having a great time and what an amazing adventure she is having cheering on the Dodgers this season!  

Good luck to both World Series teams and to all the fans who will be glued to their TV's the next week!   We have a lot of new things to share this week, so we better get started!

What's New at Creekside Quilting?

Our BIG news is that we are providing the kits for the Meredith Publishing of Quilts and More Winter Issue!  The project is called the Scrap Lab Design Challenge.  Kits are available on line at or in the store.  This is a sneak peak of the potential quilts you can make using the 7 fat quarters and 2 yards of fabric! Please check out for more information.  Used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. “Designed by Jayne Willis, Jeni Baker, and Sherri McConnell. Used with permission from Quilts and More™ magazine. All Rights Reserved."

     Marcia has a  new wool project just in time for the  holidays!  The pattern is called Ho, Ho, Ho.  We have the pattern ready for sale, and if you would like a kit, Patty will create kits by the end of the week!

  Karen M. created this cute Crafty Baskets pattern for holding your yarn.  It also has pockets on the inside to hold your knitting needles and pattern.  Karen suggested if you make the pattern, you may want to make the handles a little longer. She used our new line of Laura Heine fabrics!  Love it!

 Karen M. has been busy as she also created this cute cosmetic bag! Cosmetic Clutches is the pattern.   Are you traveling over the holiday's?  Want a fun little project to make for a friend?  Check out her sample and the might just be what you are looking for!

  Did you get your starch spray mister at the Des Moines Quilt Show?  They were a hot commodity!  If you didn't, but would still like to have one, we got these in yesterday!  LOL!  Personally, I'm not sure what to think of them...I laugh every time I look at them!  Guess that will make sewing all the more fun!  :)

  We received three new bolts of wide backs!  Fireside wide backs remain to be very popular, but these three add a nice dimension to our selection.

    We received this rainbow of color in from Paintbrush Designs!  These solids are gorgeous and will be great for your backs, boarders, or blenders!

  Lastly, (whew!) Debby, a newer staff member at Creekside,  has created this gorgeous quilt to promote the Tilda Hot Chocolate Sewing Book and using Tula and Kaffe fabrics.  Just FYI, Debby is also teaching our Oval Jelly Roll Rug class on November 16th.  She has also been on the @threadedquilting Instagram account where Lori Holt personally commented on Debby's Farm Girl Vintage quilt!  (Check it's another gorgeous quilt) You are in good hands should you decide to take her Oval Jelly Roll Class! 


We have some exciting news when it comes to Pfaff Sewing Machines!

First, the cleaning with Des Moines Sewing Machines is going well!  If you take your machine over there and tell them you are with Creekside Quilting, they will honor the $95 cleaning BUT you also need the form from Creekside Quilting.  I am more than happy to make a weekly delivery of machines on Monday or Tuesday to Des Moines Sewing Machines and then they will contact you when your machine is ready for pick up and you may pick up from them and pay.  When I drop the machines off, I am receiving a call tag, so you may want to stop at the store and pick up the call tag before going over to Des Moines Sewing Machines for pick up of your machine.  The address is 77 College  and is north of 235 on 2nd Ave.  Larry is the owner and he is great to work with!

Next, we have a technician coming to our store on Wednesday, November 21st.  Pat Heinrich's is a sewing machine technician and is willing to do an in store cleaning.  She figures she can do 6 machines on the 21st, so it will be a first come first serve basis.  If she receives in more than 6 machines, she will take them back to her store in Northern Iowa and then when she has the machines ready, Pat and I will meet halfway for a pick up.  Pat also has serviced older and vintage Pfaff machines, but those machines, will need to go back to Carroll, Iowa for servicing. Cost for cleaning will also be $95.

All Pfaff machine repairs, will need to be boxed up and sent to Pfaff in Tennessee.  Once again, if you know anyone who would be interested, talented, and willing to be certified in sewing machine repair, please let me know.  Otherwise, I am trying to meet our needs with cleaning services.  Hope this is helping in some way!

Classroom Spotlight!

Last week, I told you about our classroom spotlight, but I forgot to post the pictures! 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! This week, I am remembering to post the pictures and here you ready to be amazed!  The embroidery is all done by!


We have openings for November and me if you are interested in showcasing your quilts!

Upcoming Classes and Events!

Because this newsletter is getting very long, I am only going to highlight the upcoming month and newer classes!  Please check out our website at for more information and a calendar of events.

Friday, October 26thScissor 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 Friday Afternoon Club!  Come join us!  We still have room for more! Check out the website for more information.

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 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 8th: All you need is 3 fat quarters to make this project!  We have a Pfaff educational expert, Carrie Philpott, coming into the store to do a Madeira Applique Embroidery Class on the Performance Icon.  The Madeira Applique Embroidery class has been a tradition; staple of the Heirloom sewing arena.  In this class, we will break away from the tradition and show you how to apply this age old technique into Quilting and Home Decorating.  This beautiful - AND FUN - Madeira Applique Placemat can be made to coordinate to all Home Decors and Holidays.  Samples and illustrations will inspire you to add this technique into creating family heirloom treasures and gifts.This will be a fun quilt top to make and learn all kinds of decorative stitches on the Performance Icon. I have ordered 5 Performance Icon's to be delivered to the store so we can do the project! The class is FREE and you can bring your own fat quarters...just come and have fun playing and learning!

November 10th:  Easy Intentional Improv ALMOST FULL 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! 

November 12th is Bagels and Stitches

November 13th is Wool Club

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!  November 17th is Oval Jelly Roll Rug Class Bring your lunch and have a great day with Debby making an Oval Jelly Roll Rug, just in time for the holidays!  Let's make grandma's run with a new flair of toady's designs.  Choose your favorite jelly roll, or buy a kit from Creekside Quilting, and bring your sewing machine for a fun day of sewing!  So addictive, you will not be able to make just one!

November 21st is Applique Sew In

NEW!  November 23rd and November 24th is our Big Black Friday Weekend Sale called "Don't Want to Count It and Don't Want to Move It!"  We have our yearly store inventory count in December and I don't want to count it! And we are knocking out a wall to expand in 2019, and I don't want to move the fabric to prepare for the that leaves me with a big weekend sale!  Be prepared and more details to come.

November 30th and December 1st is our Holiday Retreat which is full and on a waiting list.

Let's celebrate!  My birthday is before the end of October and I would like to thank each of you for your continued support of Creekside Quilting, so let's celebrate and have some fun!  I am giving away four presents on my birthday. Let's play a guessing game with the of date of my birthday (remember, I have already given you a clue as to it is sometime before the end of the month). Just email me at, or reply to my Facebook post, or come into the store and put your guess in my birthday basket as to the date of my birthday!  At the end of the month, we will go through all entries, pull out the right date guesses, and then pick a first place winner to receive 30% off one item of their choosing.  (Limited to 3 yards of one fabric and all Pfaff products and furniture is excluded).  Second winner will receive a free book or pattern of their choosing.  Third winner will receive a free ruler of their choosing.  Everyone else who played will receive 10 loyalty points on their account.   It's my birthday and I can't think of a more fun way to celebrate than to say "thank you" and give something back to you!

Happy Sewing!  karen steggerda

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