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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 01/21/2020

  It appears the winter weather has arrived!  So just as a reminder, we will post on our website and Facebook if we are closed or closing early for the day.  Our website is and our Facebook page is under @creeksidequiltingiowa.  I truly hope we don't have to post this very often this winter, but it is good to have a plan in place for when old man winter strikes!

It also appears that our Friday shipments of fabrics and notions was delayed, so the newsletter will be short, but sweet today!  (I can hear you clapping!)  :)

  Barb's Tiny Dresden for January is so appropriate!  Falling Flakes for sure!  Order the pattern HERE and the kit HERE

  These gift cards will be expiring on February 29th!  So come on in, or order on line, and use these gift cards!

What's New with Pfaff?

New Beginnings is the Pfaff Theme for 2020 and they are starting with giving customers a free extension table with the purchase of an Ambition series sewing machine!  A $95 value!

 Pfaff January special is  the Ambition 610 on sale for $699!  What a great way to start off the New Year!  Check out Pfaff machines HERE

January Classes and Events

   January 22nd at 2:30 pm our first Lily Girl's Red and White Quilt Group 

  Wednesday, January 22nd at 1 pm: 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

  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. Mental Health Matters: Learning Self-Care through Stitching and Mess-Making  Register HERE Check out Cora's Facebook page for more updates and information.

 Linzee Kull McCray Monday, January 27th at 1 pm

 Monday, January 27th Clothesline Club group 1 at 2:30 pm.

 Thursday, January 30th Beginning Wool Applique starting at 1 pm.  This class gives you an introduction of what wool applique is like by providing you with the basics of where to start with the pattern, how to create the project, and lastly the decorative stitches and finishing touches.  If you have ever wanted to try wool applique, this is a great place to start.  Class price includes all materials, just bring your fabric and embroidery scissors!  Register HERE

  Friday, January 31st at 1 pm: 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  

Upcoming In February!

  Sunday, February 2nd
 is our Souper Bowl Sunday Celebration!  Come on in and celebrate with us, all the donations, and enjoy a homemade cup of soup while shopping around the shop!  Wear a piece of clothing supporting your favorite team, and receive 6%  off total order (that's football points for a touchdown!) and online orders use the code SOUPER BOWL CELEBRATION

  Saturday, February 8th at 10 am: is our  State Fair Sampler meeting. As Karen and Maria from our BOM group stated, this quilt is a great "skill builder"!  It's not to late to come join in the fun! Register HERE

  Saturday, February 8th
 is Binding Basics starting at 1 pm with Pat.  Register HERE

  Wednesday, February 13th at 10:30 am Free Motion Machine Quilting made EASY Session 1.   Let me take the “SCARE” out of domestic machine free motion quilting! I will show you the simple basics of machine quilting along with some tricks and techniques I have learned to help you become a confident quilter!   

Explore with me the different ways to machine quilt your project, what you will need and how to set up your machine for success!  You will learn to easily sandwich and baste your project, get into the groove of the machine quilting movements, practicing on paper with a simple Quilting Aide (instructions and supplies to build your own will be available for purchase at the time of class).  Get a handle on your newly learned skill on your machine!  Register HERE

Saturday, February 15th starts the Simple Whatnot's Club at 10:30 am

Simple Whatnot's Club is back with Esther's Heirloom, Shirtings by Kim Diehl and kicking off on Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am!  Join the 2020 Club HERE.  Barb will be leading you, once again, through the eight monthly patterns, addressing tricky pattern issues, and of course there will be show and tell!  The patterns and the fabric are exclusive first to the club members.  The average cost of the monthly pattern/kit is $38.99, but as a club member, you will receive the pattern/kit for an annual fee of $284, ($35.50 per month).  Register HERE for the in-store club!

The eight miniature patterns are:

  • Breezy = finished size is 18 1/2 inches by 18 1/2 inches
  • Cracker Crumbs = finished size is 20 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches
  • Esther's Garden Box = finished size is 14 1/2 inches by 14 1/2 inches
  • Farmer's Market = finished size is 20 inches by 20 inches
  • Hickory Dickory = finished size is 18 1/2 inches by 22 1/2 inches
  • Laundry Line = finished size is 36 1/2 inches by 36 1/2 inches

Live outside the DSM area and are not able to join the Saturday morning club?  You can do this club online also, by registering HERE The monthly shipping of $8.50 is included in the price.  You will receive the pattern, kit, and Barb's notes for each pattern.

  Saturday, February 22nd from 10:30-4 Posh Penelope Class is BACK!  Come join Debby for a very fun technique class!  Register HERE

  Free Motion Machine Quilting made EASY Session 2 Once you have learned the basics of how to begin, come back for Session #2 and I will rid you of the “jitters” and you will work on your small project with help standing by!   After a quick review, we will work out the bugs, learn how to mark your project if desired, and you will be on your way to finishing your own quilt project  (or just come with basted scrap sandwiches to do some serious practicing with help standing by) !  Register HERE

Check out our January Calendar of classes and Events HERE and our February Calendar of Classes and Events HERE

We have exciting things coming up in 2020, so keep watching our newsletter for things to develop!

All class fees go straight to the instructor (unless materials are involved). 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.

  Block 14 Tree and Fence of our Mystery Quilt is available for the next two weeks for free download!  You can download HERE and purchase the kit HERE  We are almost done...and it's not too late to start!

  This year the President’s Challenge is titled “The Beauty of the Earth.” This is an especially appropriate challenge since it is the 100th Anniversary of the Iowa State Park System.  If you picked up an instruction sheet at the tea, please note the size has changed to each side being a minimum 30" and maximum of 60"  Click HERE  to read more details!

  Happy Stitching! karen steggerda

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  • 9926 Swanson Blvd.
    Clive, Iowa
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