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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 02/05/2019

Hello from the Atlantic Ocean!  Creekside Quilting is a proud sponsor of the Party wth Patrick (Lose) Sewing Cruise and we have provided 22 Pfaff Ambition Essentials for his sewing cruise.  I am the lucky recipient of being able to tag long and make sure the machines are working for everyone and that the sewers have everything they need!  I did send an extra machine for me to sew on...just in case I get some time to sew also!   I thought that throughout this adventure, I would periodically send out a newsletter about any fun adventures, and to keep you updated on what we are doing for projects on the trip!  

First days project was was a bag to commentate the trip

First day of our weather!

With all of this being said, I do have one disclaimer,  I brought my iPad on the cruise, and  I do not have access to all my photo’s. So, you may have to look at past newsletters (which you can find on our website under the newsletter header in the top ribbon).  You can also click on classes on our home page and it will bring up pictures.

Community Outreach Programs
Our Souper Bowl Soup Can Drive was a GREAT success!  We collected 19 more cans of food this past week to give to the Urbandale Food Bank!  The Patriots may have won the Super Bowl, but the real winners were the people in need in our community!  Thank you to everyone who participated by dropping off a can of soup and receiving 5 extra loyalty points per can!  We added a total of 600 extra loyalty points to people’s accounts!

Our next community event is the Living History Farms “How Does Your Garden Grow”
Creekside Quilting is a proud sponsor of the Living History Farms Event How Does Your Garden Grow? Quilt and Textile Show February 14-16 and February 21-23! The Living History Farms description of event: "Wishing for spring? Combat the winter blues with a look at the birds, bees, and flower patterns found in the Living History Farms’ historic textile collection. This special exhibit of historic quilts, clothing, handwork, and hats have been selected for their nature motifs and garden themes. Visit with craft and quilting demonstrators and explore hands-on textile activities for kids and adults. Learn from creative demonstrators and bring your own knitting or sewing projects to work on alongside museum crafters. Chat with plant and pollinator specialists and browse the MarketPlace Museum Store for supplies to start your own spring nature projects." I will be teaching a workshop entitled "Our Love of 1930's Quilts" on Friday February 22nd starting at noon. Then on Saturday, I will be teaching a Hexi Paper Piecing class. Tickets are available on line through Living History Farms! This is going to be a wonderful event! Check out their website to see all the wonderful events planned those two weekends! Maybe on the 14th, you could take your honey ;)!

What’s New @ Creekside Quilting?

I’m in love with this Best Friends Forever line of fabric!  It comes with a doll panel (not pictured).

Cuddly Kitten flannel is it’s name, and it sure is cute for those kiddosn who want to snuggle down with their kitty!

A few Seurat florals to remind us Spring is coming!

But we still have a little bit of winter left to contend with...these Mamoth Blue Flannels are nothing to cry about though!

I am thrilled that we are getting more and more Patriotic fabrics in!  The top fabric is the Constitution written out in the American Digital fabric line!
The Americana eagles and flags would make a great focal point in the middle of a quilt or with a pattern that had large 6-10 inch blocks.  We have a pattern called BQ4 that this fabric would work great with!

You asked for more Kona Wide Backs and we received them in! A nice selection of basic colors in the Kona quality you expect!

And a few more wide screens in spring colors!

What’s New with Pfaff?

Come on in one blustery afternoon and sit down to one of our sewing machines and play! Pfaff is offering an great deal on their Icons with a Shopping Spree! Valid January 19 - February 28, 2019 Get $1,000 in free accessories with purchase of the creative icon™ sewing and embroidery machine or $500 in free accessories with purchase of the performance icon™ sewing machine. Plus, take advantage of 60 months 0% financing when you purchase the creative icon™ or performance icon™ with your Synchrony bank credit card from January 19 - February 28, 2019. Equal monthly payments required for 60 months. Exclusions apply.

Pfaff is also holding a special deal on the Passport 2.0 from January 19-February 16th. Imagine a sewing machine compact enough to whisk away to a sewing class or fit on your bookshelf. Now, imagine this same machine is chock-full of features designed to meet the high demands of the PFAFF® sewer. The passport™ 2.0 sewing machine is specially designed for small spaces, as well as going places such as classes, retreats or any sewing journey. It is your license to venture out in the world and discover new ways and new places to sew! No limits. Just freedom. When you order, there is usually a week turn around time for delivery of the machine.

Pfaff Mail-in Rebates! January 19-February 16th enjoy savings on the following sewing machine models with mail-in rebates! $200 mail-in rebate on the quilt expression™ 720 $100 mail-in rebate on the expression™ 710 $50 mail-in rebate on any ambition™ meodel (ambition™ 620, ambition™ 610, quilt ambition™ 2.0, ambition™ 1.0, ambition™ essential)

February is National Embroidery Month and to celebrate, Pfaff is offering the following mail-in rebates!
Pfaff Mail-in Rebates!  February 1-February 28th enjoy savings on the following sewing machine models with mail-in rebates! $300 mail-in rebate on the Creative 4.5, $200 mail-in rebate on the Creative 3.0, and $100 mail-in rebate on the Creative 1.5.

February Upcoming Classes

TODAY! Tuesday, February 5th: Sharon will lead you in learning Foundation Paper Piecing from 1:30 pm-4 pm It’s not too late to sign up!

Wednesday, February 6th: 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. 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 a few seats still available!

Saturday, February 9th: Patty will be teaching Beginning Wool Applique from 1-3 pm

Tuesday, February 12th: Wool Club starts at noon anyone who likes to wool applique is welcome to join in

Friday, February 15th: Sit and Knit starts at 1 pm all knitters are welcome to join in

Saturday, February 16th: Simple Whatnot's Club registration is required and this class is full

Saturday, February 16th: Lori Holt Sew Along Technique Class registration is required and we still have a few seats left!

Monday, February 18th: English Paper Piecing Club starts at 1 pm anyone who liks to paper piece is welcome to join in

Tuesday, February 19th: Binding Sisters Small Group for more information on this group, please contact the store

Wednesday, February 20th: Applique Sew-In starts at 10 anyone who likes to needle turn applique is welcome to join in 

Friday, February 22nd: Patty will be leading another Beginning Wool Applique Class in the morning 10-noon.

Friday, February 22nd: Living History Farms How Does Your Garden Grow? Quilt and Textile Show with Creekside Quilting's presentation on Our Love of 1930's Quilts at noon.

Friday, February 22nd: UFO Friday Afternoon Club this group is closed until we re-start in July

Friday, February 22nd: we had so much fun at our Wine and Cheese: Sit, Sew, and January, we are going to do it again! Bring any project you would like to work on...sewing, applique, wool, embroidery, knitting, etc and get to know new friends! Pre-registration is required and you pay $5 at the door.

Saturday, February 23rd: Have a young one who would like to learn how to wool applique? Patty will be teaching a Children's Wool Applique Class to those that are ages 12+ how to wool applique from 10-noon

Saturday, February 23th: Living History Farms How Does Your Garden Grow? Quilt and Textile Show with Creekside Quilting's presentation on learning hand piecing a hexagon at 2 pm.

Saturday, February 23rd: Pat H. will be leading a three lesson series on Beginning to Quilt. Beginning to Quilt Session 1 starts today...

Tuesday, February 26th: Jelly Roll Racer Challenge starting at 5:45 pm. Winner receives a package of twin size batting to finish their quilt! I am overseeing this challenge. You must pre-register for this event at the store or call (515)276-1977 and it is FREE! Just show up with your jelly roll strips connected in ONE long row, sewing machine and all necessary sewing supplies to make this quilt top.

Wednesday, February 27th: with Diane T teaching Piecing Curved Seams from 1 pm-4 pm. Diane has made two different quilt samples for this class and both are hanging in our classroom. 

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.

Check out our website at for more upcoming classes Our March schedule of classes is available at

This Weeks Coupon
Buy 4 Pre-cut Fat Quarters and get the 5th one free.  These are pre-cut fat quarters, does not include fat quarters cut on demand.  Good 2/5 through 2/11. 

Happy Sewing
karen steggerda
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