State Fair Samplers
Modern Quilts and Summer Fun
36 Quilt Blocks
Pattern By: Leila Gardunia
This quilt was inspired by the quilt block tiles embedded along the outside of the Jacobson Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The patterns will be distributed on the second Saturday of each month with Karen Thompson, who will be leading us with updates, tips, tricks, and show and tell on each months quilt blocks!
If you don't know Karen Thompson, she is a wonderful member of our quilting community. Karen has been crafting almost her entire life. In her words: "I made my dad a mud pen holder covered with glitter as a birthday present when I was very young. At least I like to think I was very young or I would have to admit I was playing in the mud at an inappropriate age. I learned to cross stitch and crochet from a very kind lady at church when I was ten and those are the two crafts I feel most comfortable with. My mum encouraged me in most of my crafting endeavours, but had little patience for my asking for supplies for new projects when I had so many unfinished ones. That trait has continued into adulthood, but now I fund my own supplies." She entered her first quilt into the "My First Quilt" division of the Des Moines quilt show after taking a beginner quilting class here at Creekside. She is thrilled to be getting a chance to take part (and lead!) one of Leila's BOM quilts and she "can't wait to embark on this journey with you!"
If you can't make it to the second Saturday class, then you can pick them up at the store, or we can mail them out to you, anytime after the second Saturday of the month discussion.
There will also be an opportunity to order each month's kit to make the blocks when you attend the monthly meeting.
For the year of patterns and classroom discussions, the cost is $44. Yep! That's right...$44 for the entire year of 36 patterns and 12 classroom discussions!
New Year’s Eve Closing At 4 pm
CLOSED New Year’s Day
January Classes and Events
Wednesday, January 8th : Clothesline Club Group 3 at 10:30 am. This will be the last week you will have the opportunity to sign up for the class...then it will be come a closed group! So if you've been thinking about it, register HERE
Saturday, January 11th at 10 am: is our first State Fair Sampler meeting. You will get the first month of blocks at the meeting and then be the first to receive the fabric kits. Register HERE
Saturday, January 11th at 1 pm starts the Beginning Quilting Making Series of classes with Pat! This is session 1 of 3. Register HERE
Monday, January 13th : Clothesline Club Group 2 at 1 pm.
Tuesday, January 14th is Wool Club starting at noon!. 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! If you are new to the group, you can register HERE
Wednesday, January 15th is the Applique Sew-in Group starting at 10:00 am and lasting all day! If you like to needle-turn applique or back basting applique, then this fun and festive group is for you! Bring any hand applique project and be ready to sew, laugh, eat lunch, and show and tell your projects! This group is all about applique, so come and join in the fun!
Thursday, January 16th at 10:30 bring your embroidery machine and make these cute zippered bags with Jane! Register HERE
Farm Girl Vintage 2 with Susie Hunkin starting at 1 pm on Saturday, January 18th! Susie will spend part of the class with discussion, demonstrations, techniques, tips, and the rest of the class time will be available for sewing and asking her questions. Register HERE
Sit and Knit with Elaine on Sunday, January 19th starting at 1:30 pm. This club is open to anyone who likes to knit, and would like to knit with other knitters! It's a time to share ideas, get suggestions, develop skills, and relax!
Monday, January 20th from 1-4 pm will be the English Paper Piecing Monthly Group. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with your paper piecing projects. Learn more HERE
Have you ever wanted to make a Red and White Quilt? Well, our Clothesline Club did a red and white block in December and THEN, our Patchwork Sisters book club is reading Ann Hazelwood's Wine Country Series of books, and Lily Girl's Christmas(Lily Girl is the main character) LOVES red and white quilts. So, from comments from both our Clothesline Club and our Patchwork Sisters book club, we are introducing....Lily Girl's Red and White Quilt Group!! We start January 22nd at 2:30 pm, and the only requirement is that you are going to make a red and white quilt over the next 12 months! We will always meet the 4th Wednesday afternoon for discussion, show and tell, opinions, and it will run through the whole year! Next Christmas, you could possibly have a red and white quilt to hang in your home!
On January 24th, bring your pattern and fabrics for show and tell and what you hope to accomplish for the next month!
The group is free, supplies bought at the store after registering receive a 15% discount....so come on and register HERE for the group! Registration is required!
Quilted Secrets by Ann Hazelwood is our next Patchwork Sister's Book Club read. You can purchase the book HERE Register for our book club HERE
Friday, January 24th at 1pm: Once again our UFO group is killing it with finishing those UFO's! It's not too late to join us if you want to make finishing up UFO projects in 2020 a priority. All money collected returns to everyone at the end of the year in gift cards and notions as rewards! Don't let the challenge of finishing your UFO's keep you from joining us, we truly have a great time together...and are accomplishing so much every month! Register HERE
Saturday, January 25th at 10 am. Please join us for a two hour workshop for exploring your mess making potential and learning how to incorporate mindfulness skills and self-care practice into your creative stitching process. This introductory class is also meant to identify your direction and focus for the New Year and to set a 2020 self-care intention that will support your soul as well as your craft. Register HERE
Saturday, January 25th at 1 pm is session 2 of the Beginning Quilt Making Classes with Pat! Register HERE
Linzee Kull McCray is an expert on Feed Sacks material, and 1930's fabrics and quilts. She has published books and patterns, and has just released her second Moda line of fabrics! She is going to be our guest speaker on Monday, January 27th at 1pm!! Come visit with her, ask her questions, bring your own 1930's quilts to talk about, and just enjoy her vast wisdom and knowledge. You must register for the even HERE as space size is limited
Monday, January 27th Clothesline Club group 1 at 2:30 pm.
Saturday, February 8th is session 3 called Binding Basics starting at 1 pm with Pat. Register HERE
We have exciting things coming up in 2020, so watch our newsletter for things to develop!
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.