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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 11/06/2018

I have my birthday winners to announce!  Last Thursday, Fran and I drew three names out of the birthday basket and here they are....drum roll please!
Our third place winner for guessing my correct birth day is Este Mae Cox and she will get a free ruler of her choosing.
Our second place winner for guessing my correct birth day is Val Beecher and she will get a free pattern or book of her choosing.
And finally, the first place winner is.....
Nicki Spoerl who will receive 30% off an item of her choosing  (up to 3 yards of one fabric).
Everyone who played is a winner as each of you will receive an extra 10 points on your loyalty cards!  YAY!
I sure enjoyed receiving your messages, so thanks for playing along for a little birthday fun!

What's New at Creekside?

We received in 12 new bolts of Americana fabrics!  They are bright, beautiful and festive for your Patriotic quilts!

Look at these soft batiks!  Yep, I did say batiks!  What a nice blender these will make!

It's been awhile since we received in novelty fabrics, so this was a nice surprise when we opened the box!
Janice made this darling little boy's quilt using the pattern Perfect 10 and our My Favorite Trucks fabric line!

Janice also quilted the panel from the My Favorite Trucks fabric line!  So cute for a little boy!

Rhonda made this darling tree skirt using our Jolly Holiday Tree Skirt Pattern!  Kits are available for purchase.  We sold out of our patterns over the weekend and have ordered more to arrive by the end of the week.

We received these four new hat patterns from Blue Sky Fibers.  They work well with our yarn from Blue Sky Fibers.  Just in time to keep those ears cozy warm!

Patty has finished the sample for our BOM 2019 Sleigh Bells.  It s absolutely stunning!  She worked night and day to put this together for us and I am so appreciative!  If nothing else, come on in and take a look at's beautiful!

What's New in Our Wool Department?
Patty ordered the Waterworks Line of Thread by Caron for our hand embroidery!  It's very soft, yet easy to work with!  We received in 40 new colors!

From Canada, just in time for the holidays!  These two penny patterns will be fun to make!

After being on back order for a few weeks, we finally received in the County Friends pattern by Crane Designs.

Another Canadian pattern, the Dresden Plate Mat is not a new pattern, but we have been out of it for a few weeks!  Dresden plates are very popular right now, so we are thrilled we were able to get it back into the store!

This candy cane pattern by Marcia is fun and festive to complete before the holidays!  Makes a wonderful gift too!

What's New with Pfaff?
Do you have a Pfaff sewing machine in need of cleaning and oil?  We will have a Pfaff sewing machine technician in the store on November 21st to clean your sewing machines.  Pat Heinrichs will be at the store from 8-4, and she already has a couple of cleaning spots filled!  If you are interested, at least get your name in, even if you don't bring you machine to the store until Tuesday the 20th.  Call us and we will reserve your spot.

Classroom Spotlight
Gayle Breneman brought in two new quilts to add to her already beautiful selection!  Rumor has it, we may have talked her into teaching a hand embroidery class in if this is a skill you would like to learn, keep watching our newsletters for more information!  I'm also trying to talk her into a monthly hand embroidery club...would there be any interest?  Let me know!  Here are pictures of the two new quilts Gayle brought in...

We have openings in December, January, February, and March for anyone who would like to bring their quilts in for display!  Please call or email me if you would like to bring in your quilts or reserve the classroom for your own personal trunk show!

November Upcoming Classes Include:
November 2nd and 9th
:  A Kids class on Beginning Quilting from 4:30-6 pm both days.  Come join Janice for our Beginning Kids Quilting Class! Kids will learn to make a set of quilted place mats just in time for the holiday table setting.
This class will be for children ages 10 and up.Each child should complete 2 quilted place mats 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.

Last week the kids had a good time learning how to make this sweet place mat!  Here is a picture of everyone hard at work!!


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. NEW!  She has two time slots available on Thursday, an afternoon class starting at 2 pm or an evening class starting at 6 pm.  Take your pick and come have fun learning 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 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 is opening sewing in the classroom starting at 10 am

November 13th is Wool Club starts at noon

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.

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!  Cost of class includes required pattern.  If you already have the pattern and just want the class, please call the store to register.

NEW!  November 19th is English Paper Piecing Club!  Do you enjoy English Paper Piecing ?  Do you have projects you need to work on, but don't? Have you been thinking about starting a project with English Paper Piecing? Come to Creekside on the third Monday of the month and enjoy the friendship, fellowship and fun of others also working on English Paper Piecing Projects. We will have show and tell of projects and progress while we stitch, stitch stitch.   It's all free.  Sharon Meisenheimer will be our guide while we learn from each other and enjoy this age old process.
November 21st is Applique Sew In starting at 10 am

November 23rd and November 24th is our Big Black Friday Weekend Sale 

November 30th is UFO Friday Afternoon more month to join!  We each say we are getting our projects accomplished by having set goals we are accountable for.  Come sign up and join us!

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

What's Happening in December?
December 1st: 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 flash drive.  You must purchase a Creekside Quilting flash drive 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 flash drive 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.  Should you happen to miss a month, no worries, we will store all the months on the computer and you may upload the design the following month!

NEW!  December 2nd is our Beginning Garment Making Class with another award winning sewer, Tracy Fieldmann!  
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
Cost of class includes required pattern.  If you already have the pattern and just want the class, please call the store to register.

December 3rd we will be closed all day for inventory.

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 & kit

Creekside Quilting will be offering the Patrick Lose Monthly Mug Rug starting December 15, 2019!  Anyone who wants to participate, will receive a Patrick Lose USB that will be used for 2018/2019 year in order to upload the Patrick Lose Mug Mats monthly designs.  Each design has a step by step tutorial and is not embroidery machine specific.  The registration cost is $49.99 per year, plus $10 for the Patrick Lose USB.  We will have kits available each month for purchase to go along with the monthly designs.  If you are interested, we could meet monthly to stitch the designs out together on the third Thursday afternoon.  Please provide feedback if you are interested in this.  

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 has put 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!  Bundle the registration fee and 11 monthly kits at a discounted price of $125 and save $10 for the year!
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 in our POS credit card vault for an automatic 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.
NEW!  Meet each month on the third Saturday of the month (10:30-11:30) to pick up your kit, get tips on the next months sewing project, and share in show in tell with completion of your projects!

NEW!  Price is $38.99 per month plus shipping OR pay for the full 8 months upfront for 279.99 and save $32!
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
NEW!  Eight Simple Whatnots Miniature Quilts Club is non-cancelable, non-refundable and your credit card will be kept in our POS credit card vault for an automatic 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

15% off any one kit of your choice (in-stock kits only and it does include our wool kits).  Just mention the coupon at time of check out in order to receive the discount.

Lastly, I want to let you know that we will be closing Wednesday, November 21st at 4 pm, will be closed on Thanksgiving, and then re-opening on Friday morning at 10 am.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in the store!  Happy Sewing!
karen steggerda

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