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Creekside Quilting Newsletter 02/25/20220

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Let's play a little game to end February!  Make a prediction if March will come in like a lion or a lamb?   (To define the difference, a lamb would be calm, pleasant and soothing, a lion would be windy, cold, cloudy, stormy or unpleasant).  While shopping in the store, or on our Facebook page, place your vote and be eligible to win a $10 gift card!  We will play until midnight Friday night.

What's New @ Creekside Quilting?

  We have on display in our classroom, these breathtaking Farmer's Wife Quilts!  Want to learn how to do foundation paper piecing?  Register for Sharon's class on Monday March 23rd at 10 am.  Stop in and be amazed at these amazing quilts!

 Another 5th Weekend Challenge starts this Saturday, March 29th!  

Stop in Creekside and purchase our 5 fat quarter challenge bundle. Design your creation with our selected 5 fabric fat quarter bundle. You must use all 5 fabrics in your creation.   You may add one other fabric and one embellishment but nothing else. You may create ANYTHING you wish using our 5 fat quarter bundle!   You may join at any time during the current challenge. 

All entries need to be turned back in to Creekside Quilting by the end of the business day on Saturday, May 30th.

All entries will be displayed in the store and customers and staff will vote for their favorite throughout June.  Tell your family and friends to stop in and vote for your creation during that thirty day voting period. They can even browse and shop while they are voting.  Winners to be announced on June 30, 2020.

1st place $50 store gift card

2nd place $25 store gift card

3rd place - $10 store gift card

Then get prepared for the next 5th Weekend Challenge!

What's New in Creekside Quilting's Wool Department?

  Another collection of wool from Granny's Legacy....purple will be perfect for those spring lily's and pansies your sewing!
Order HERE
  If you are just getting started in wool applique and don't have much of a stash built up yet, the next three kits are for you.  This April Shower's Kit by Granny's Legacy comes complete with everything you need to make this 9 1/2" round table mat.  Order HERE

 or how about this North Woods Nightfall kit. Order HERE

 or Rosemary's pretty.  This would be just striking on as a wall hanging!  Order HERE

  If you have never tried these Pressing Sheet's by Grany's Legacy, then trust me when I say, they are awesome!  They help prevent scorching, iron markings, and fabric discoloration, which we all know is easy to do with a hot iron.  Order HERE

Upcoming Classes and Events for February and March

 The 4th book in the Wine Country Series has another "wild" ending!  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.  Come join us for what's sure to be an interesting talk! 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.  

  Thursday, February 27th at 10:30 am Free Motion Machine Quilting made EASY Session 1 and Session 2.  This class will go until 3 pm.   

   Another UFO Finished!!  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.

Beginning Wool Applique on Thursday, March 5th at 1 pm.  Come learn the basics of wool applique!  Register HERE  

  Monday, March 9th: Clothesline Club Group 2 at 1 pm.

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

  Saturday, March 14th at 10 am:
 is our  State Fair Sampler Block of the Month Group.  It's not to late to come join in the fun! Register HERE

  Sit and Knit with Elaine on Sunday, March 15th 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! 

Binding Sister's Tuesday, March 17th at 1 pm

  Monday, March 16th 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

  Tuesday, March 17th:  Sharon's Applique Group 2 from 10:30-12:30 will be learning a new applique technique each month. Register for One Month at a Time HERE

  Wednesday, March 18th 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!  Register HERE

Saturday, March 21st 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, March 21st! 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

Sunday, March 22nd is Pat Johnson's Long Arm Group

  Monday, March 23rd: Enjoy the fun and accuracy of Foundation Paper Piecing.  Sharp points and perfect pieces will be yours with this easy technique that can be used for blocks of all size.  Control for sewing small pieces and odd angles with perfect points will be yours when you sew on a paper foundation.  We will experiment with this technique which will enable you to be more accurate than you ever dreamed possible.  Patterns will be furnished for 4 different blocks to use for practice and to better execute the technique. Register HERE

 Monday, March 23rd Clothesline Club group 1 at 1:00 pm.  This will conclude our first year, please bring your finished quilt top!

  Tuesday, March 24th Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild Meeting at 1 and 7 pm

  We are starting a new book and author in March!  Come join us as we read this cozy mystery romance story!  Wednesday, March 25th at 1 pm is our next Patchwork Sister's Book Club meeting!  Register for the book club HERE and purchase the book HERE

   Wednesday, March 25th at 2:30 pm Lily Girl's Red and White Quilt Group.  

  Another UFO finished!!  Friday, March 27th 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  

Check out our February Calendar of Classes and Events HERE our March Calendar HERE and April Calendar 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.

  Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for Flash Sales, Video Tutorials, and box openings this upcoming week!  Happy Stitching! karen steggerda
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