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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 06/10/2019

Oh I have to tell you two things that happened this week that makes me just tickled pink!

First, my daughter Julia has decided to take some time away from her full time career, to take care of this handsome dude!    So for the time being, she has started working at Creekside as our Social Media Expert!  She is so fast and knows what she is doing...the goal is more posts on our Facebook page!  She's even setting me up with an Instagram....YIKES!!  We are at Creekside Quilting on Facebook and creeksidequiltiowa on Instagram.  Follow Us now and watch our Facebook page later this week to be in a daily drawing for a $10 gift card to Creekside Quilting, just for playing along with our silliness!  We are going to love having Julia at the store!

The next thing I am tickled pink about is, we received two quilts from Wilson, North Carolina to kick off our ALS Challenge!  (Click HERE for more information on this)  Oh it makes my heart sing! 
Thanks you so much Terri Mitchell for sending in these two beautiful quilts!  We will get them submitted for you in July!  Now that someone has started, please bring in your quilts.  This is such an amazing opportunity to give back to an organization striving to cure an awful disease.

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?

  12 new bolts of Black, White, and Grey blenders can be found in our Library area of the store.  (AKA as the blender section.)

  Loving these Patriotic BATIKS....yep you read that right....Batiks!  They are from Timeless Treasures and located in the Patriotic area in the front of the store. 
(**Timeless Treasures USA Patriotic Batik B6932 order HERE Timeless Treasures History Patriotic Batik 246905 32  order HERE   Timeless Treasures Blue Patriotic Batik B6932 order HERE)

  We are just getting started with our Halloween AND 
(**Riley Blake Fab-Boo-Lous Scatter GC8175 Black With Glow In The Dark order HERE  Riley Blake Fab-Boo-Lous Scatter C8175 Orange order HERE  Riley Blake Fab-Boo-Lous Hats C8172 Cream order HERE  Riley Blake Fab-Boo-Lous Diamonds C8176 Purple order HERE  Riley Blake Fab-Boo-Lous Bats C8174 Orange order HERE)

  Christmas fabrics!  Join me and Judy Moeller's for our Countdown to Christmas Open Sew  on July 7th from 1:15-3:45.  In June, we added Christmas music to our afternoon!  In July, we are adding cookies and tea to our afternoon! Come join in the festivities and start working on those  holiday projects you want to get done!  Only 6 months to Christmas!
(**Henry Glass Multi Santa Letters & Cookies 1654 81 order HERE  Henry Glass White Swirl Christmas 1661 1 order HERE  Henry Glass Red Words Christmas 1653 88 order HERE  Henry Glass Red Candy Canes Christmas 1662 88 order HERE)
Speaking of colder periods of about some children's flannel?    These construction flannels are so cute and will be warm this winter!
(**  Riley Blake Designer Flannel Buildin Main White F8223 order HERE  Riley Blake Designer Flannel Buildin Construction Set Blue F8224 order HERE  Riley Blake  Designer Flannel Buildin Construction Set Yellow F8224 order HERE  Riley Blake  Designer Flannel Buildin Construction Set Brown F8224 order HERE)

Kids also like these cowboy prints   AND space prints! 
(**Riley Blake Designer Flannel Out of this World Gray F8228 order   Riley Blake Designer Flannel Out of this World Blue F8227  order HERE  Riley Blake Designer Flannel Cowboy Red F8219 order HERE  Riley Blake Designer Flannel Cowboy Main Gray F8218 order HERE  Riley Blake Designer Flannel Cowboy Cream F8219  order HERE   Riley Blake Designer Flannel Cowboy Blue F8219  order HERE)
  Moda Holiday Lodge is a great blender for your Christmas quilts or stockings or tree skirt projects!  Did you know that buffalo plaids (read more HERE) have been around since 1850 and come from Scotland?  Just a little trivia to start your morning!
(**Moda Holiday Lodge Red White 19897 11  order HERE  Moda Holiday Lodge Red Charcoal 19897 12 order HERE  Moda Holiday Lodge Charcoal White 19897 13 order HERE)

  Tiny Dresden's Anyone?  NEW BOM coming your way July 1st!  We are starting a Mini Dresden Plate BOM on July 1st.  Join us in a monthly seasonal series from Suzn Quilts.  Each little quilt has a monthly theme accented with tiny Dresden blades.  We will provide the pattern, template and fabric kits (which will include backing and batting) each month.  You have the joy of a tiny monthly project to display for years to come!  Register HERE for the full year

 NEW Mystery Quilt BOM designed by Diane Tomlinson! Watch for the first reveal of the Mystery Quilter's Village Pattern on July 2nd.   This 8 month Digital Download BOM will get you so excited, as Julia Roberts says in Pretty Woman, you might "pee your pants!"  Trust me, you are going to fall in love with this mystery quilt!  Be prepared for July 2nd to start watching for information on how to get this digital download pattern over the next 8 months!  Trust me when I say, you're going to love it!

  We had a nice response from this last week, so I'm going to post again.  Lori Holt has a new sew along this fall called Granny's Garden!  Pre-order the kit with us here.  Pre-order the kit this week and use our online coupon Love To Order Online and receive 15% off!  Order here

  We had an amazing response from this last week, so I'm going to post again.  Lori Holt also has a new book coming out this fall, Farm Girl Vintage 2!  Pre-order this kit with us here.  Pre-order the kit this week and use our online coupon Love To Order Online and receive 15% off!  Order here

***If you have an interest in doing the Sew-Along as a group OR the new Farm Girl Vintage 2 as a class, please email me here

What's New with Pfaff?

During the All Iowa Shop Hop, I have knocked 35% off several of our Pfaff Sewing Machines.  Come in and check them out!  See a machine you like, but it's not marked down?  Let me know and maybe we can strike up a deal!  This offer is only good through the end of the month and you won't see prices lower anytime soon, so check us out and give our Pfaff machines a try!  The one feature I truly love with my Pfaff is the built in walking foot!  EVERY fabric sews up beautifully!

   Pfaff Quilt Expression 720 Learn more HERE
  Pfaff Creative Icon.  Learn more  HERE 
  Pfaff Passport 2.0 Learn More HERE or the Pfaff Passport 3.0 Learn More HERE

What's New in Our Wool Department?
Marcia Jacobs has created a new pattern called Spring Crazy Pattern (order HERE)and we have it available in our Wool Department. Marcia has a four part series of season's coming, and this is the first one we received in the store.    We will have kits available for order soon, let us know if you want to reserve a kit today!

Upcoming June Classes and Events

  June 1st-June 30th 
is the All Iowa Shop Hop! Read More About the All Iowa Shop Hop here

  One highlight of the All Iowa Shop Hop is Linzee McCray's History of Feedsacks!  We have a few bolts left of that collection.
(***Order Feed Sacks True Blue Cornflower here.  Order Feed Sacks True Blue 30's Blue here.  Order Feed Sacks Red Rover True Blue here.  Order Feed Sacks True Blue Navy here.  Order Feed Sacks True Blue Regatta here.)

I have to toot this lovely ladies high school friend Becky Arndt Tew, took Pat's Beginning Quilting Classes and created this gorgeous quilt top!  Today she was in the store to collect fabric for her next project!  I love watching others catch the "quilting bug"! Wanting to learn to quilt or get a refresher course?  Watch for new classes coming this fall.  Call if you want a one on one class.  Becky Arndt Tew, you did an excellent job!

Tuesday, June 11th from noon to 4 pm is Wool Club.  Everyone is welcome!  Watch for more information on a Wool Retreat Weekend in October!

  Wednesday, June 12th: There's always room for one more 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 am

  Kids Class Friday, June 14th 1-3 pm: No need to bring a sewing machine, but bring your own fabric and sewing supplies.  Open to kids 12-18 years of age.  Register here for the Burrito Style Pillow Case  

Saturday, June 15th from 10:30-11:30 is our Whatnot's Club with Barb

Saturday, June 15th from 1-4 pm is Lori Holt Monthly Technique Class with Susie Hunkin!  Register here

  Monday, June 17th:  English Paper Piecing Club 1-4  Open to anyone who likes to paper piece!
  Tuesday, June 18th:  Sharon's Applique Group 2 from 10:30-12:30 will be learning a new applique technique each month.  This month the focus is on Pattern, Vases and Vines.  Full six month class register here.  One Month at a Time register for June here.

Tuesday, June 18th Binding Sisters (closed group)

Wednesday, June 19th Applique Sew-in 10-4! If you hand applique, this group is for you!  Have you just taken one of our several applique classes?  Well come join this group to get more practice, new ideas and opinions, lots of laughter, and lunch at Mazatlan!!!  It's a full day of sewing and fun and it's FREE! More information here

  Thursday, June 20th:  Beginning Binding Basics starting at 5:30 pm.  A perfect binding is hard to achieve.  Do you just need a re-fresher course or do you want to learn to prepare binding strips, attach them to your quilt edge, and turn mitered corners from the beginning.  This class is for you!  We will also discuss a 2 color binding technique that can give your quilt binding a pop of color.  Every quilter needs this class to give their quilts a nice finish.  Register for class here

  NEW!! Can you imagine sewing for 15 and 1/2 hours????  We have a few seats left for this nutty attempt to sew for 15 1/2 hours!!Friday, June 21st Sunrise to Sunset Summer Solstice Retreat:  What a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of summer and spending the day sewing, knitting or appliqueing from sun up to sun set!  Come join Creekside Quilting for their Sunrise to Sunset Summer Solstice Retreat.  Yes you guessed it, we will open our doors at 5:30 am in order to set up and begin sewing at 5:41 am (sunrise) and finish up our projects for the day, at 8:53 pm (sunset).  It's the longest day of the year, a celebration of the beginning of summer, and a perfect way to spend our day sewing, appliqueing, or knitting! Read HERE for more information.  We have 4 seats left for a day of fun!

Monday, June 24th is Clothesline Club group 1

Tuesday, June 25th is the Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild meetings at 1 pm and 7 pm.  Read more here.  Everyone is welcome and you can register at the meeting or on-line

Friday, June 28th UFO Club  This will be the last gathering for the 2018-2019 year.  We are taking registration for the upcoming year, 2019-2020!  
  Friday, June 28th Sit, Sew, and Sip with Wine and Cheese Register here  Newbies are ALWAYS welcomed!!!  Register on line or in the store!  This is a relaxing evening to end your month and complete that one last project.  Every month so far, knocking on wood, our classroom has been filled with so much laughter...if I could bottle it, I'd be rich!  

  Saturday, June 29th, 1-4 Rosella Hanson, a certified Tucker University instructor, is doing a seven month series of Tucker Technique Classes! This is the fourth in the series of seven. The goal of this series is to teach the fundamental tools of Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design using scraps of fabric or by making the optional free project.

Corner Beam is a block that consists of a diamond shape and 2 side triangles using the
 Deb Tucker Ruler.  1-4  Register for class HERE  Order ruler HERE

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 June and July schedule of classes is available at

  Community Outreach Program for May 21st through July 31st:
ALS is a devastating disease, and when I saw this Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge come across my email, I knew, as a store, we just needed to support the cause!  The challenge is presented by Quilter's Dream Batting,which we carry in our store and I know many of you love using.  More Information HERE

This Weeks Coupon

Order from our website and use the promo code Love to Order Online and receive 15% off your products.  Normal exclusions apply.

   From my family to yours, thank you for shopping at Creekside Quilting!

  Happy Sewing!  karen steggerda

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