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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 04/09/2019

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Central Iowa Shop Hop!!  I had a wonderful time meeting so many new people and talking with friends!  I loved all the show and tells!  You are an amazing group of quilters and so much fun to be around!  Thanks for stopping in!

As a committee, the 8 Central Iowa participating stores, met Sunday afternoon and drew the names of all the winners!  Here is the list of winners!

Grand Prize Winner of a $50 gift certificate from each of the 8 stores is:  Gwen Taber
The winner from Creekside Quilting, who will receive a $75 valued prize, which includes the newest issue of Quiltfolk magazine, a Quilter's Select 6x24" Ruler, and 7 fat quarters of their choosing, is Carol Mather

Other winners include:

Adel Quilting and Dry Goods:  Eileen Hodgson
Block Party Studios: Rebecca Kutcher
The Iowa Quilt Block: Mary Bugge
Off the Rails Quilting:  Ellen Rynning
Quilter's Cupboard:  Vicki Speed
Quilting Connection:  Betty Maysfield
Woodside Quilting:  Carole Voss

We also reserved the dates of April 2-4, 2020 for next years shop hop!  Mark your calendars and save the dates!

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?
  This beautiful Moda fabric line of Calypso Batiks!  Bright, gorgeous colors and unique design patterns!

  These Calypso Batiks have a little rayon, for those of you who are making some dresses or tops for spring and summer!  One of our most popular women's pattern s the Schoolhouse Tunic or The Bondi Top.  They'd also make a cute summer dress for a little girl!  We have a couple of easy girls dress patterns.  One is called the Geo Dress Pattern and the other is Olive Ann Designs, Rose Pattern

  32 bolts of Yoko Saito's Century Collection straight from Japan!  Have you ever wanted to make a Yoko Saito purse or quilt pattern?  A couple of great books to learn from are Yoko Satio's Scandinavian Quilts  or Yoko Saito's Scrap Valley.  These fabric are her muted, beautiful style, perfect for her or any projects!  They are 100% cotton.

For you Laura Heine fans, we have received in her recommended products of using the Goddess Sheet pressing sheet   and Steam a Seam 2  What everyone needs to use to make her amazing quilt projects a little easier to complete!

  The Asagail pattern is new this past week!  This pattern is good for the beginning quilter!

For the embroidery enthusiast, I love these three new Plumcute Designs!    If you are interested in learning to do hand embroidery, please sign up for our Coloring with Thread Which Witches Boot 7 month class, w hich will meet on the 4th Thursday of the month.  The new pictured patterns are Gingerbread ChristmasSeasons of Baskets and Sweet Blooms.

  Diane T. did a lunch and learn on scrap quilts in March, and we have had a request for more!  Here is a new book, Quilts for Scrap Lovers on scrap quilts to get you started!

What's new in our Wool Department?

On Saturday, April 13th, we have been chosen by Rebekah Smith Designs to be one of the select  shops in the nation, to first reveal her 4 new patterns!  Watch our Facebook Page this Saturday to see her new patterns and to purchase them!  Rebekah Smith pattern lovers will not be disappointed!

This is an outline of the week...more information will continue to come as the week continues to be developed!  No matter what, it will be fun and educational!  Events are planned for all levels of wool applique!

May 13. Beginning Wool Appliqué class 10-noon

May 14. a.m. Handbags trunk show and bring your wool handbags for show and tell
              p.m.  Wool Club and different stitches will be taught
May 15 trunk show and wool applique to create paper mache boxes (kits will be available)
             May take a lunch break or work through
May 16  a.m.  Trunk show and how to plan for larger projects and bring any problems you need advice about
              p.m.  Make-and take wool bird. Bring wool and perle cotton for stitching. 
May 19 a.m.  Trunk show and decorating forum. Bring a favorite wool piece that you use for decorating to share. 
           p.m.   Heart make and take(kit available, completely cut, fused, and ready to stitch)
**days there is stitching, bring needle, thread, scissors, appliqué pins

What's New with Pfaff Machines?

I love that they added Mail-in Rebates for the Ambition line of sewing machines!  
The Ambition 610 has a $50 Mail-in Rebate

The Ambition 620 has a $75 Main-in Rebate
The Quilt Ambition 630 has a $100 Mail-in Rebate
This special is from April 15-May 31

  Pfaff Creative Icon is on special from April 15th through May 31st!  This Mother's Day Special is the ultimate package, which includes receiving a Grand Dream Hoop, 8 Thread Spool Rack, Pfaff Accessory Tote, 2 packages of bobbins, Embroidery Cutwork Needle Kit, 16 x 25 yard Aqua Magic Stabilizer, Large Universal Roller Bag, and an Extension Table with an Adjustable Guide AND up to 72 month 0% interest!  Now that's an awesome package that Pfaff has never offered on the Creative Icon!

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!

 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 9th-15th 
This week enjoy 15% off any kits in stock, either in store or online.

Happy Sewing!
karen steggerda

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