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Creekside Newsletter 01/28/2020

Our Souper Bowl Soup Can Drive is coming along nicely!  I think I need another box!  This box is overflowing with giving and it makes my heart sing!  Thank you to everyone who has brought in a soup can or two or three (etc.) to share with those in need!  Next week I will have a count for you on how many cans were collected and delivered to the Urbandale Food Pantry!

AND don't forget to come into Creekside next Sunday, February 2nd, for a cup of homemade soup to celebrate the conclusion of our Souper Bowl Soup Can Drive!

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?

Remember how last week was a little slow due to the weather....well we made up for it this grab your coffee and let's get started!
  Just in time for the upcoming holiday!  Moda and Zen Chic came out with 35 bolts of Just Red fabric line, and it is absolutely gorgeous!  This would look great in any Valentine project or in a red and white quilt sampler!  Get a better look at each of the fabrics or order HERE 

  This 38 bolt line of fabric by Minick & Simpson called Mackinac Island came in and it's a great addition to our patriotic and reproduction fabrics!  Get a better look at each of the fabrics or order HERE

  Then we added into the store Fiddle Dee Dee jelly rolls and charm packs by Me & My Sister Designs.  Are you thinking of a child's quilt in the near future?  This just might be what you are looking for to make the quilt out of, or to add a pop of fun to the quilt!  Order jelly rolls HERE or charm packs HERE

  Julia is the designer of this stunning quilt using the Moda Ombre Bloom fabric line (Order HERE).  Her Amazing Love pattern will be in the store and on the website for download and purchase by the end of the week!  

  We love this new book Blue & White Quilts!!  Barb and I were looking at it when it came in, and I said, "oh my...I love this one!" and she responded with "if only there were more hours in the day"...sigh!  Order HERE

  And if you are thinking of making a red and white quilt, here is a stunning book of patterns to choose from!  For our Lilly Girl's group, I'm actually going to make my red and white quilt from a pattern out of this book!  Order HERE

  If you are taking the Free Motion class, Betty Ann highly recommends you use The Steady Betty!    If you are a free motion quilter, you will see the difference in your quilting by using this tool.  Order HERE

What's New in Our Wool Department?

  For you woolies, you know what this is!  Yep, you asked for it and we are bringing Granny's Legacy Pattern's into our wool department!  This From the Garden is a kit complete with wool and pattern.  Order HERE

 Order Daisy Promenade HERE       Order Penny's Pots HERE

  Order April Showers HERE       Order Jack Frost HERE

BUT comes the Granny's Legacy Wooly Mammoth wool packs!



  Don't forget, these style 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?

January is almost over and so is the Pfaff Ambition Line sale!!!  Pfaff is giving customers a free extension table with the purchase of an Ambition series sewing machine!  A $95 value!  Plus the Ambition 610 is on sale for $699!!  It's a great machine at a terrific price....and yes, it comes with the IDT system!

 Check out Pfaff machines HERE

January Classes and Events

 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.  Want to brush up on binding basics, register for the class and get those bindings on perfectly!  Register HERE

  Monday, February 10th : Clothesline Club Group 2 at 1 pm.

  Tuesday, February 11th 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, February 12th : Clothesline Club Group 3 at 10:30 am.

  Thursday, 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.

  Farm Girl Vintage 2 with Susie Hunkin starting at 1 pm on Saturday, February 15th! 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, February 16th 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, February 17th 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

  Wednesday, February 19th 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!

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

 Monday, February 24th Clothesline Club group 1 at 2:30 pm.

 Wednesday, February 26th at 1 pm is our next Patchwork Sister's Book Club meeting!  Christmas Wish Quilt is our February book by Ann Hazelwood.  You can purchase the book HERE or Register for our book club HERE

   Wednesday, February 26th at 2:30 pm Lily Girl's Red and White Quilt Group.  If you don't remember the goals you set for the month, give me a call! 

  Free Motion Machine Quilting made EASY Session 2 on Thursday, February 27th starting at 10:30.  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

  Friday, February 28th 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  

  Leap into March with our Sit, Sew, and Sip Happy Hour from 5-7 on Friday, February 28th! Bring any project to work on, finish up, or start for the new month!  Snacks and beverages will be provided!  $5 at the door.  Register HERE to reserve your spot!

  Saturday, February 29th at 10 am.  The first class was such a success, that Cora will be offering the class again!  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.

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 15 Tree 2 and Tall Flower of our Mystery Quilt is available for the next two weeks for free download!  You can download the pattern HERE and purchase the kit HERE

  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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