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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 04/23/2019





  This cute little dude will be at the store more often the next few weeks, because we are going to be having some amazing Grammy and Ezekiel time!  So when you stop in, don't hesitate to strike up a conversation with him...he loves to jabber at anything people want to talk with him about! 

What's New at Creekside Quilting?

Yep, your eyes are not teasing you...you are seeing clearly!  Our first fall product line arrived yesterday and it's fun! This would make a great boarder for anyone who is doing our Coloring with Threads Embroidery Class starting this Thursday!    Hocus Pocus fabric line by Henry Glass.  Our first Halloween line of the season.

  Speaking of Halloween, this book is called Witches Night Out and it is absolutely darling!  Directions appear to be very clear cut and easy to follow!

This Laura Heine Live Laugh, Love Pillow pattern and kit are available.    Debby made our store sample, and it has been a big hit!  


  Spruce up  your front door with these fun mats from Moda!  It's Sew Good To See You!

  Scrappy Quilt lovers...here is a new book for you!  Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts.  Diane T is working on a new class, so watch for details coming in the next month!

And to go with our new Yoko Saito fabrics, an older, but a favorite book....  Strolling Along Paths of Green!  This book will take your needle turn lessons to a whole new level!

And guess what' is right around the corner?  The All Iowa Shop Hop!  Starting June 1st-30th.  Here is a sneak peek at the map and the regions.  In May, we will start taking fabric pre-orders...watch for more information.

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® GET CREATIVE Special:  It’s Mail-In Rebate time for our ambition line, which includes the newly launching quilt ambition 630! Mail-In Rebate forms can be downloaded and printed out from the consumer website www.pfaff.com under the promotions tab.  All completed Mail-In Rebates should be mailed in to the LaVergne, Tennessee SVP Worldwide offices, and must be postmarked by June 15, 2019. 


  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 one more week, 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

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.

  Today is the Last Day to Signup for our Thursday, April 25th: Coloring with Threads Embroidery Club ! This class is new after a large request for more hand embroidery patterns, threads and classes!  Judy Larsen will be teaching the technique of how to color on fabric and embellish with thread!  Now is the time to add a new dimension of your hand embroidery!  Each month she will focus on a new technique or stitch, including exploring the color wheel, stabilizing techniques, expand your stitches and thread repertoire to add the WOW to your embroidery projects!  This is a seven month club, meeting the 4th Thursday of the month, and we will start with Which Witch's Boot Pattern by Crab Apple Hill!  Create this beautiful pattern by the time Halloween gets here!  

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 pm  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. Choose from the 9-12 class or the 1-4 class

In the Future

  May's Kimberbell Project
!  Love tote bag!  Marge did an excellent job putting this tote bag together.  Ready for download on May 1st!  We have a few extra tote bags, should you need it, and if we run out, just let us know and we will special order you a bag!

  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 3rd:  Patrick Lose Make and Take May Flowers.  Let's get together and machine applique Patrick Lose's May Flowers from his spring Celebrations Magazine!  Register for this Make and Take, bring your sewing machine and sewing accessories and let's sew this fun door hanger quilt together!  Kit cost is your registration price!  1-4pm

  Sunday, May 5th 1:15-3:45 Count Down to Christmas!  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 May, new Christmas fabrics should start arriving, which means...there is only 7 months until Christmas!  Start early and be ready this year!

  Tuesday, May 7th starting at 1pm Foundation Paper Piecing.  Enjoy the fun and accuracy of paper piecing.  Sharp points and perfect pieces will be yours with this easy technique that can be used for blocks of all size.  Control for sewing small pieces and odd angles with perfect points will be yours when you sew on a paper foundation.  We will experiment with this technique which will enable you to be more accurate than you ever dreamed possible.  Patterns will be furnished for 4 different blocks to use for practice and to better execute the technique. 


  Monday, May 13th:  Kick off Wool Week with a Beginner's Wool Applique class with Patty!  Get started and then come the rest of the week for more make and takes to perfect your beginning knowledge!  10-12:30

  WOOL WEEK!  Tuesday, May 14th- Friday, May 17th

 Monday:  Beginning Wool Appliqué class, with Patty 10-noon.

Tuesday:  AM:  Wool handbag trunk show with Karen Macon and also bring your own wool handbags to share.  PM:  Wool Club will meet from noon to 4.  For those interested Diane will teach several embroidery stitches.

Wednesday:  AM:  Trunk show by Chris Hensley.  She will lead the make-and-take Paper-mâché boxes with wool appliqué on lids.  Kits will be available.  Bring sewing kit and an assortment of threads.

Thursday:  AM:  Trunk show by Cathy Sanders, followed by discussion on how to plan for large projects.  Bring any wool questions or problems for help.  PM:  Make-and- take wool birds.   Bring approx. 8x8 wool fabric for bird, contrasting thread, and sewing kit.  Pattern will be provided.

Friday:  Trunk show by Jean Belzer and Sherrie Davis, followed by decorating forum.  Bring wool appliqué that you use for decorating for show and tell.    PM:   make-and-take project will be heart with pennies.  Diane will assist with embroidery stitches.  Kit available.  Bring thread assortment and sewing kit.

Door prizes daily, discounts on wool, wool patterns, and Valdani threads!  Come and spend the week with us and have lots of fun with other "woolies"!


  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 oodreplay@gmail.com 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 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.  So far we have lined up:
June 10th: Kids Camp Hot Pads 10-12:30

June 14th:  Burrito Style Pillow Case  1-3
June 21st:  Sewing Pajama Pants  1 -4
July 12th: Kids Camp Patchwork Game Board 10:30-1

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 www.creeksidequiltingiowa.com for more upcoming classes.  Our developing May and June schedule of classes is available at www.creeksidequiltingiowa.com

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 Drive...so let's try it again!  

This Weeks Coupon 4/23-4/29
This week, let's take 10% off any regular priced Pfaff Sewing Machine or regular priced Pfaff Sewing Machine Accessories!  We will take special orders if it is not readily in the store.  Just let us know what you are needing, and we will take the 10% off. 


Happy Sewing!
Karen Steggerda





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