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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 05/07/2019

Oh what fun we had with the Kentucky Derby hats!!  I captured a couple of pictures, but every day we had someone in the store, wearing a hat to receive their discount!  It truly was a blast and a great conversation starter!!  Thank you to all who participated!  Here is a picture of Kathy and Twila and then Colette and her husband!  Kathy made her hat for a Kentucky Derby party!  Colette chose her red hat, because "it is her husbands favorite hat on her" very sweet!  What a fun week we had!


Judy and I also had a great time at the Countdown for Christmas Open Sew!  We sure would LOVE to see you join us next month!  We might even play some Christmas music!  This is the first Sunday afternoon of the month...come join in our fun! (And yes, each of us progressed nicely on a Christmas project!)

Just a reminder next week is Wool Week, and there will be NO Applique Sew-in Group on Wednesday or Sit and Sew on Friday!

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?
Do you remember Linzee McCray?  She was at Creekside at the end of March for a Meet and Greet, and then was at the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild meeting.  She did a presentation and discussion on Feed Sacks and 1930's quilts and material.  Well, Moda, still had a few bolts left of her last fabric line, called Feed Sacks True Blue, and so we ordered in the blue's and whites!  They are lovely!  Linzee is supposed to have another line coming out within the next year...we will be watching for it!

Quiltfolk is one of my favorite magazines, and a couple of weeks ago, I received an email on how much they liked the book Hope's Journey, so of course we had to try it!  It is filled with great patterns using reproduction fabrics!    Some of these patterns would look awesome in 1930 reproduction fabrics as well!

Look at these gorgeous charm packs and jelly rolls!  You asked for more jelly rolls and charm packs, so here we go!  The charm pack has 150 Jinny Beyer Palette fabric squares!  There are several free patters on the Jinny Beyer website to go with these fabric packs.  The Harlequin Charm Quilt is one free downloadable pattern.  

And of course, you will need a few yards of Jinny Beyer Solids to go with the quilts you are going to make from the free downloadable patterns!
 Hopscotch is one line of fabric you will love!  

What's New With Pfaff?
  Creekside Quilting is putting the Pfaff Performance Icon demo's on sale at 35% off MSRP of 9,999. The machines will come like brand new, with a full Pfaff warranty, and a free cleaning over the next year by our Pfaff Certified Technician, Stevan Rounds.   This is a wonderful machine with all the bells and whistles and at 35% off MSRP, will make a wonderful addition to any sewing room!  Come in, sit down, and try it out!  This offer is good on our demo's only and while supplies last.

Biggest Workspace Pfaff has engineered the market’s largest workspace: a 69% increase in area, 12.2” (310mm) width and 5.51” (140mm) height. The height under the sewing head has been increased to 3” (76.2mm) allowing plenty of room for your hands and providing a better view of your sewing project. 
Power, Stability and Precision The sewing machine base design reduces vibrations, giving you the power and stability you need for the most precise results. The needle piercing power is almost double from previous models, sewing in heavy fabrics has never been easier. 
Unprecedented Lighting Design The innovative lighting technology gives you the most even work light for the brightest sewing experience. LED lighting is perfectly positioned at the most beneficial points to eliminate shadows. 
Multi-Touch Screen with a Smart Computerized Interface Pfaff supersized (10.1”/257mm), interactive tablet full-color display, with customizable interface and the largest screen in the market works like a smartphone or tablet. 
The Graphical User Interface is specially designed to meet your needs.
Innovative and Exclusive Stitch Techniques Experience unique, advanced stitch techniques: Floating Stitches, Radiant Stitches, Single, Double and Triple Ribbon Stitches, Lace Edge Stitches and Stacking Stitches for sophisticated design. Comprehensive Connectivity with WiFi and mySewnet™ mySewnet™ enabled with cloud storage and automatic firmware updates via WiFi. When connected to the free PFAFF® CreatorCue™ app, step-by-step sewing instructions and tutorials from the Help Center can be viewed from the comfort of your sofa, cutting table, ironing board, or even while shopping! Every step syncs automatically between the app and your machine via your mySewnet™. Stitches can be loaded from the app to the machine. 
Automatic Needle Threader Pfaff automatic needle threader is available on the most advanced PFAFF® sewing machine for the utmost efficiency and convenience. The thread paths with telescopic thread guides allow you to use all of your favorite threads, even if they are on larger spools. 
Enhanced Original IDT™ Integrated Dual Feed technology from PFAFF®, precisely feeds all types of fabric from the top and bottom for perfect stitching every time. It has it’s own power source for more control and a built-in sensor will let you know when to activate or deactivate it!

Upcoming May and June Classes

  Thursday, 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.  Class is  from 5-7 pm all three Thursday evenings.

  Wednesday, May 8th:  Scrappy Happy Stitchers  Come join a new Scrap Quilt group at Creekside meeting monthly!  Share ideas and discussions with other like minded quilters!   We’ll meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the Month starting May 8th from 10-11:30!  A scrappy trunk show by Diane T will start out the first get together.  Come and share ideas, learn some new tips and techniques, start a project using all those scraps, show and tell, and of course, meet new friends!  Cost is $10 for the whole year!  10-11:30 
  Monday May 13th:  Clothesline Club 1-4


  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"!

  Monday, May 20th:  Clothesline Club 10:15-noon.  

  Monday, May 20th:  English Paper Piecing Club 1-3

  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!

  Saturday, May 25th:  Looking for something to do Memorial Day Weekend?  Rosella Hanson, a certified Tucker University instructor, will be doing a seven month series of Tucker Technique Classes. This is the third in the series of 7. Learn to make perfect Tucker Technique V blocks using the V-block Deb Tucker Ruler.  1-4

  June 1st: award winning Carol Moeller will be teaching another project focusing on Turned Edge Applique with a sewing machine.  Starts at 10 am.

  Wednesday, June 5th:  Make this Allegiance Quilt to display your patriotism or as a special Quilt of Valor. Diane T designed this quilt, previously published in Love of Quilting and will teach quick piecing methods, including accuracy tips for strips sets and 4 at a time flying geese.  Creekside has built a great selection of patriotic fabrics sure to fit your needs!  1-4

  Saturday, June 8th:  Eva Marie is back with a 3 part series class! Improvisational Piecing Series!  Join Eva Marie on June 8th, 22nd and July 6th!  There is no specific pattern, you just improvise as you go.  This class will teach you five different improv techniques; free piecing, slash and insert, wavy lines, deep curves, and minimalist composition. Our class project incorporates all five techniques or do your own thing with what you learn. 1-4pm
  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 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!  

This Weeks Coupon 5/7 through 5/13
This week at Creekside Quilting, all needles and threads are on sale at 15% off.  Limit to three of any combination of needles and thread.  Must tell us at time of check out that you will be using the 15% off.  Pfaff is excluded and threads already marked down to for clearance.

Have a fun week!  Looking forward to seeing you in the store!  Happy Sewing!
Karen Steggerda

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