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Creekside Newsletter 12/04/2018

HO! HO! HO!  Tis the season for fun and festivities!  That's why we are doing a Countdown to Christmas on our Facebook page!  Each day we will feature a special deal!  So far, on day one, we had Patrick Lose's Celebrations in Quilting magazine at 15% off.  Day two was pre-cut fat quarters white band at $2 and blue band at $2.25 with no limit!  Yesterday, since we were closed, due to inventory, you received a $5 gift card with any online order.  Checkout our Facebook page today for another fun deal!  Our Facebook page is Creekside Quilting Iowa.

We will start cutting and kitting the Sleighbells BOM 2019.  If you are interested in being guarenteed a kit each month in 2019, sign up now!  Once 2019 comes, we can not guarantee exact kit fabrics for late registrations.

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?

Our Holiday Retreat was a great success!  Everyone had a good time and people asked when the next retreat would be!  I don't know that for sure, but will keep you posted via this newsletter and our store white board of Upcoming Classes!  We had a full house....thank you to everyone who joined in with our fun!

We had good food to eat...

We had fun being silly and laughing....

AND we got projects started and some done!

Janice made this darling quilt, The Places You'll Go!  I love the uniqueness of it, and she used novelty fabrics, that I just love put all together!  Book and pattern are available.

Yesterday, hot out of the box, we received the Colossal Jelly Roll Rug pattern for round jelly rugs!

Holiday Ideas to Make

It's not too late to make this darling tree skirt for the holidays!  Kits and patterns are available in the store...just call and we can reserve one for you or ship it to you!

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

Marcia also has this new wool project just in time for the  holidays!  The pattern is called 
Ho, Ho, Ho.  We have the pattern and kit ready for sale.

These cute elves would brighten any child's stocking!  One panel for both elves.  The candy cane kits, notice in the background of the picture, are still available also!

We still have a few kits for these table runner and place mats, which can be whipped up in an afternoon setting...crunch time?

This Over the River and Through the Woods pattern is a great January winter night project!  

Fun Holiday Gifts

Everyone loves a new calendar!   This Sue Spargo calendar is a terrific gift to kick off the new year!

Patrick Lose's Celebrations in Quilting Winter issue has arrived!  Great quilts to make, a favorite Patrick recipe to make for the holidays, and an article on how to easily make binding!  Pictures are colorful and directions are easy to follow!
Warm holiday socks!  What's a Christmas stocking without a pair of socks for that special someone?

New Creekside Quilting Travel Mugs!  This will keep your hot chocolate hot and toasty!
These are cute little spice jars that can hold a numerous amount of sewing supplies! 
Another item for a stocking stuffer or a friend gift, are these note pads!  Add a nice pen/pencil and wa-la

Did you get your starch spray mister yet?

These suitcases are great for storing sewing items!  Organization a resolution in the new year?  They come in a set of three.

And what seamstress is complete without scissors?  These holiday decorated small scissors are airplane approved, so if you are traveling in 2019, to someplace warm and exotic I hope, pack these along!


New sewing machine on your Christmas list?  We received in the new Pfaff Quilt Expression 720 and hope you will come in and play!  We have plenty of fabric samples for you to try out all the fun stitches!

We are joining together with Pfaff for special financing on the Performance Icon!  Really want to make someone happy?  This machine is amazing to sew and quilt on! 

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!

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

December 11th is Wool Club-open to every one who likes to wool applique

December 17th is English Paper Piecing Club-open to everyone who likes English Paper Piecing

December 19th is our Sew-in Applique-so if you like to hand applique, come join the group

December 21st is Sit and Knit and open to all knitters

December 24th and 25th we will be closed!

December 28th is UFO Friday Afternoon Club

December 31st we will close early and time is yet to be determined

Plan Ahead 2019

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. 

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

Don't Forget!

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."

That's all for this week!  Happy Sewing!
karen steggerda
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