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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 04/02/2019

Sorry to say, but we had absolutely no one take us up on our Quilting Trivia Discount from last week's coupon.  BUT, we did have a couple of people fall into our Facebook April Fool's Day post!  Just a little humor in good clean fun!!  

This Thursday we kick off the Central Iowa Shop Hop Scavenger Hunt!  I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting new people!  Bring your show and tell's if you like...we LOVE show and tell's!  Here is some information about this year's shop hop!

Central Iowa Shop Hop Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, April 4th 10-7. Friday, April 5th 10-5, Saturday, April 6th 10-5

New this year! GRAND PRIZE DRAWING FOR 8 WINNERS! $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM EACH SHOP! To be eligible you must visit all eight shops and answer all questions correctly. You will be notified by the shop that draws your name that you have won their $50 prize.

Pick up a Scavenger Hunt form at any participating shop. Ask shop personnel to stamp your form.  Search for the one question for the shop and write the answer on the form.  Turn the fully or partially completed form in at the last shop you visit no later than 5:00 PM, Saturday, April 6th. You must be 18 years or older to win. One entry per person, please.

Participating Shops:

ADEL QUILTING & DRY GOODS (Adel) 909 Prairie Street – (515-993-1170)

BLOCK PARTY STUDIOS (Nevada) 1503 West K Ave. • (1-800-419-2812)

CREEKSIDE QUILTING (Clive) 9926 Swanson Blvd.- (515-276-1977

OFF THE RAILS QUILTING (Bondurant) 15 Main Street SE (515-967-3550)

QUILTING CONNECTION (Ames) 238 Main St. - (515)233-3048

QUILTER’S CUPBOARD (Ankeny) 706 SW 3rd St - (515) 963-8758

THE IOWA QUILT BLOCK (West Des Moines) 325 5th St – (515-255-1010)

WOODSIDE QUILTING (Des Moines) 5360 NE 14th St. Suite A (515)777-3500

Demo’s at Creekside Quilting include:

Performance Icon Demo on Thursday, April 4th at 2 pm for 30 minutes.

Performance Icon Demo on Friday, April 5th  at 2 pm for 30 minutes.

Creekside Quilting's Coupon During the Shop Hop
All books, patterns, cotton fabric, notions, kits, fat quarters, and yarn are 15% off at Creekside!  All Pfaff sewing machines, the quilting tables, sewing chairs,  wool fabric, Tutto Products and Pfaff sewing machine accessories are 10% off.  The Quilter's Select Rulers are Excluded from the sale.  Special orders will be taken and honored only for products we normally order, but are out of stock, excluded are kits.

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?
Creekside Quilting is making their own rulers from requests from customers who are in search of the not-so-common sizes!  We are starting with the quarter circle, which was pictured a few weeks ago, and are adding a 2.5 x 12", 2.5 x 6" and 2.5 x 2.5"!  The 2.5 x 12" is great for cutting jelly roll strips!  The 2.5 x 2.5" is great for cutting those small square blocks for Lori Holt patterns!  And the 2.5 x 6" is just a great in-between size!  They are thicker so they work great for you long arm quilters!

  2.5 x 12"

  2.5 x 6"

  2.5 x 2.5"

  Celebrate America fabric line from Riley Blake makes a nice addition to our Patriotic Fabric line!

What's New in Wool and Embroidery?
We just love our new line of Caron Threads!
 The Watercolors Collection is hand painted Pima Cotton 3 ply thread.

  The Wildflowers Collection is needlepoint embroidery cotton.  Both are just beautiful threads and so easy to work with!

What's New with Pfaff Machines?
It's National Serger Month and what better way to celebrate the month than to introduce two new Sergers!  Both machines are on special with
  $100 off the Coverlock 3.0 and

  $200 off the Coverlock 4.0.  If you like to sew clothing OR just like to put a clean edge on your quilting blocks, these two machines are amazing and easy to work with!

Upcoming Events and Classes in April

  Monday, April 1st:  Kimberbell Machine Applique Club April Project.  We chose the sports shoe for the April project because, the weather is nicer outside and people are starting to move again and get outside and exercise!

Thursday, April 4th-Saturday April 6th: Central Iowa Shop Hop Scavenger Hunt!  Come join us for fun, treats, demo's, and register to win prizes!  Our times are Thursday, 10-7, Friday and Saturday 10-5.  All participating central Iowa quilt stores will be offering 15% discounts on most items in their stores, there are some exclusions.   DEMONSTRATION Thursday and Friday at 2 pm

  Sunday, April 7th: Countdown to Christmas Club from 1:15-3:45!  Is it time to start thinking about the Christmas gifts in your life you would like to make?  Is there anyone else who had Christmas projects or gifts they wanted to make last year and did NOT get them finished?  I sure did!  I'd like to be more productive this year and be ready ahead of time instead of waiting until November and burning the midnight oil!  As a group, we will be motivated to get our projects and gifts done, so that each month we have something to show and tell with the group, and by Christmas completed projects!   Bring your sewing, knitting, embroidery, wool applique projects and get started early!  By starting in April, new Christmas fabrics should start arriving, which means...there is only 8 months until Christmas!  Start early and be ready this year!

  Monday, April 8th:  Clothesline Club Group 2 We will be doing the exact same thing as group 1, just on the 2nd Monday of the month for a full year!  We opened this group up on Friday and we only have a seats left, so if you are interested, call a friend and get signed up!

 Tuesday, April 9th: Wool Club from noon to 4 pm.  Just starting wool applique, this group of ladies are amazing and will be willing to help you get started or answer any questions you may have on your project!  Come join the fun and laughter that can be found in this group!

  Wednesday, April 10th: award winning Bonnie Nelsen will be teaching the technique of Back Basting Applique from 1-3pm.  Learn the basics as to Back Basting Needle Turn Applique from Bonnie Nelson!  She will go over the tools needed, the process, how to make perfect points and curves, and answer any questions as you practice appliqueing a leaf!  Needle turn applique adds a dimension to any quilt and looks great incorporated with block piecing!  Once you learn the basics, you will be able to start a project and the join our third Wednesday of the month applique group!

  Sunday, April 14th 1:15-3:45:  Come sew this cute Patrick Lose design door hanging to welcome in those May flowers!  In the couple of hours, you should be able to get the top done and ready for quilting at home.

  Monday, April 15th: English Paper Piecing Club 1-4!  This group is growing fast and always welcomes new sewers!  Don't be shy, come join the fun and get your projects done (or started)!

Tuesday, April 16th: Binding Sisters

Wednesday, April 17th:  Applique Sew-in!  This is such a fun group and every month I look forward to seeing this group and joining them for lunch!  Come join us for the morning or the afternoon or for the whole day!  Try to book in the lunch break in order to get to know more people!

  Wednesday, April 17th: Learn How to Sew!  This is for adults only, we will have the learn how to sew classes for younger students this summer!  Creekside is offering a learn how to sew class.  We will start with the very basics of machine sewing, and just practice running different stitches on the sewing machine.  From this introductory class, we hope you will become more comfortable with a sewing machine, and want to branch out to trying a project or two with us this summer.  This is a beginner's class and there is no project associated with the class, just bring a basic sewing kit and come and learn about the sewing machine, and how to use it.

Friday, April 19th: Sit and Knit Club...this is open to anyone who likes to knit.  This will be the last class for this season, and will re-group next September or October.  Come meet some other knitters to connect with over the summer months.

  Saturday April 20th:  Simple Whatnot's Club 10:30-11:30

Saturday, April 20th:  Susie Hunkin, our Lori Holt expert, will be incorporating monthly Technique Classes into her year long Lori Holt sew along!  In April, Susie will be teaching how to easily read and follow Lori Holt's patterns, while creating fabric pattern values for beautiful, precise blocks!  Susie will spend part of the class with discussion, demonstrations, and the rest of the class time will be available for sewing and asking her questions.  If you are already signed up for the year sew along, there is no charge for the class, if you would just like to attend certain months, the cost is $30. This is month two in a series of opportunities!

Sunday, April 21st:  Closed in celebration of Easter and spending the day with family.

  Monday, April 22nd: Clothesline Club Group 1 starting at 1pm.

Tuesday, April 23rdDes Moines Area Quilter's Guild Meeting at 1  pm and 7 pm.

Thursday, April 25th: Scissor and Knife Sharpening starting at 10 am.  Bring in your scissors and knives to be sharpened, and come back later in the day to pick up.

  Thursday, April 25th: Coloring with Threads Embroidery Club  This group is new after a large request for more hand embroidery patterns, threads and classes!  Come join Judy Larsen, as she leads us through this 7 month class of learning how to color your fabric, teach us embroidery stitches, and create this beautiful pattern by the time Halloween gets here!  I'm looking forward to it, and hope you will join us!

Friday, April 26th:  UFO Friday Afternoon Club.  This club will start up again in July!  Registration is available now by calling the store.

Friday, April 26th: Wine and Cheese Party Sit and Sip!  5-7:30  Come with a friend to sit, knit, embroidery or sew while enjoying an appetizer (or two) and sipping on a glass (or two) of wine.  Pre-registration is required and cost is $5.00 per person at the door.  Only a couple of seats remaining for this fun and festive evening, so get your name in on the pre-registration sheet!

 Saturday, April 27th: Tucker Technique Class: Split Rex Tool   Rosella Hanson, a certified Tucker University instructor, will be doing a seven month series of Tucker Technique Classes.  The second class uses the Split Rex Tool.  Learn to make perfect blocks, in all sizes, using the Split Rex tool.  Rosella will be offering the class in both the morning and afternoon.

In the Future

  May 1st: We will start the year long Patrick Lose Monthly Minis Machine Embroidery Applique Club!  On the first day of each month, you will receive the pattern for his monthly mini machine embroidery applique.  As a specialty store, we are able to offer this to you for $49 a year, (that's a pattern for $4 a month!)!  Patrick's patterns are bright and cheerful, and a great way to learn how to perfect your machine embroidery skills!

  May 2nd, 9th, and 16th (all one series of classes to complete the project): award winning Karen Burrier will be teaching the technique of Turned Edge Applique by Machine that results in the look of hand applique from 5-7 pm.

 May 14th-May 17th:  WOOL WEEK!  This pattern is called Sewing Bliss and I thought it would make a great picture for Wool Week promotions because, there will be trunk shows, demonstrations, and make and takes!  So mark your calendars for this fun week that Patty and Diane are organizing!

  Tuesday, May 21st:  Beginners Needle-turn Applique with Sharon Meisenheimer from 10:30-12:30!  One more needle-turn technique to try out in our series!  Each technique is so different!  Once you find the technique that works best for you and your sewing style, needle-turn will change the way you quilt and open up a whole new avenue of quilt tops to make!

On Saturday, May 18th, Creekside is sponsoring a golf hole, in the Opportunity on Deck/Replay Golf Outing!  This golf outing is a fundraiser out at Copper Creek Golf Course.  If anyone would like to join me and we have a foursome, please let me know.  Trust me though, when I tell you, I am an awful golfer....this would have to be a foursome, that is doing it to support the fundraiser and just have fun!  Please check out their facebook page Opportunity on Deck Replay Golf Outing or for more information email or call Anna at (515)402-7804.  I know some of you quilters like to play golf!  I'm guessing some of you have husbands who like to play golf too!  :)

  June 1st: award winning Carol Moeller"s will be teaching another project focusing on Turned Edge Applique with a sewing machine.  

  Starting in June, we will be offering 8 different sewing classes for kids 12-18 years old!  There will be a variety of classes that will teach different sewing techniques!  No need to bring a sewing machine, but they will need to bring their own sewing supplies, such as scissors, seam rippers, and any other class materials requested.  More information to come next week!

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 developing May and June schedule of classes is available at

Community Outreach Program for March 6th-May 18th

Creekside Quilting will be collecting donations, in the store, from March 6th through May 17th of new or slightly used sports equipment, shoes, and clothing  that can be re-gifted to children and schools in need of these items.  These donations provide for children in need, an opportunity to level the playing field and participate in sports activities, that they may otherwise not have the opportunity to do.  So when you are cleaning out your garage or basements this spring, think of this organization, Opportunity on Deck/Replay.  If you have a lot or just don't want to bring it into the store, they will be more than happy to come to your home and pick up your donation(s).  For each item you bring into the store, or they pick up from your house, Creekside will add 5 Loyalty points (per item) to your rewards account.  This seemed to work great with our Souper Bowl Soup let's try it again!  

Coupon for the Week of April 2-8th 
This weeks coupon is easy!  Come join us for the Central Iowa Shop Hop or call us and place an order over the phone to receive the 10% or 15% off products!  Shipping and Handling charges may apply.
All books, patterns, cotton fabric, notions, kits, fat quarters, and yarn are 15% off at Creekside!  All Pfaff sewing machines, the quilting tables, sewing chairs,  wool fabric, Tutto Products and Pfaff sewing machine accessories are 10% off.  The Quilter's Select Rulers are Excluded from the sale.  Special orders will be taken and honored only for products we normally order, but are out of stock, excluded are kits.

Happy Sewing this week!  Hope to see all of you for the Central Iowa Shop Hop!
karen steggerda

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  • 9926 Swanson Blvd.
    Clive, Iowa
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