Creekside Quilting Newsletter 05/12/2020
So it begins....we are in the process of re-opening Creekside Quilting to the public!! YAY!!! Right now, we are planning on a re-opening date, to the public, of Tuesday, May 26th....the day after Memorial Day. COVID -19 Policies and Procedures:
Here is the scoop and our COVID-19 Policies and Procedures...these policies and procedures are in place for the safety and respect of all staff and all customers. On May 26th, this is where we are starting....and things will be fluid as the pandemic changes over the next few months/year.
*Our initial store hours will be 10-4 Monday through Saturday, and Sunday is 1-4 pm.
*We will have a maximum of 10 people in the store at a time...includes staff and customers, so please don't plan on coming into the store in large groups
*We will start with online appointments only. More information to come next Tuesday.
*According to CDC rules, NO FABRIC WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE STORE..NO Quilt tops, NO Quilt Blocks, NO Fabric Swatches. Bring a picture on your phone of what you are needing to match
*NO cash or check transactions....everything will be done by credit cards
*All classes in June will be done through Zoom.com
*Face masks must be worn at all times while in the store
Creekside Quilting has been redesigned to meet the 6 foot spacial guidelines and we ask that you follow those guidelines with us, not only for the safety of yourself, but for others and our staff.
*To best adhere to social distancing guidelines only one person in a aisle at a time....
*We have hung plexiglass at the cutting tables and a table for you to put your purse on while we cut your fabric....this adheres to the 6 feet guide lines
*We have 6 feet markings on the floor
*No public use of the restroom
*Due to the lack of space behind the cutting tables, staff will assist customers with notions, threads, and rulers
*There will be several hand sanitizer stations throughout the store
This has been a tremendous project, and we are investing time and resources in this project for the safety of our customers and our staff....I appreciate your cooperation.What's New @ Creekside Quilting?
Brightly Blooming by Laura Muir for Moda Fabrics
has ARRIVED and is ready for purchase!! Order individual fabrics HERE
or the fat quarter bundle HERE
P&B Fabrics Aztecline has arrived and ready for purchase. This is a beautiful blender....soft and subtle! Each color wave comes in a light, medium, and dark value. It's very pretty! See all the colors and order HERE
SECOND ORDER BY REQUEST....IF we have enough orders...we will place a second order on Friday, May 22nd.....
the first order was so successful....let's try again for those who missed the dead line!
Have you been a mask maker the past 6 weeks? Creekside Quilting has commissioned a local printer to make us these t-shirts to sell! Order your t-shirt HERE...maybe one for you and one for a friend? UPDATE: We were able to add a unisex tee that is available in sizes XS - 3XL. If you would like to switch your order to a unisex shirt, please email Julia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
100% Cotton Unisex t-shirt looks like this.... Cotton/poly blend scoop neck t-shirt Looks like this
Place orders for t-shirts HERE
There is hope on the horizon with the All Iowa Shop Hop starting June 1st and has been extended through July 31st!
P All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine is HERE!!!!! Only a month away! Order your's today HERE
It's time to begin pre-ordering your fabric from Creekside Quilting! To get a better look at the fabrics, click HERE Your orders will be ready and waiting for you on June 1st for pick up at Creekside Quilting! Don't forget about our 5th Weekend Challenge! Purchase our 5 fat quarter challenge bundle HERE. 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 with Pfaff?SVP has been so generous in supporting people, hospitals, and organizations in need!! Makes me proud to be a Pfaff dealer! here is a tidbit of what they have been donating to support the COVID-19 pandemic needs:• Donating hundreds of sewing machines directly to hospitals to help sew face masks, gowns, respirator covers, and other PPE. For example, we recently helped one of the hardest hit hospitals in the region, the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, GA, by donating SINGER® Heavy Duty sewing machines and were able to provide relief to the hard-working doctors and nurses. • Partnering with a range of organizations and companies who want to contribute their time and skillset to help out in their communities. For instance, we are partnering with Old Time Pottery, a regional home essentials retailer, to join their effort in creating masks for frontline healthcare workers by donating sewing machines, tools, materials, and space for sewers. We donated SINGER® sewing machines to Christian Siriano and his efforts in NYC, and to the seamstresses at Rightfully Sewn® to support their mask-sewing initiative in Kansas City, Missouri. SVP Worldwide supports JOANN employees in their headquarters with SINGER® machines. The best of the best sewing machine is on sale in May! The Performance Icon is on sale for $5,999 and Pfaff is throwing in a gift set to go with it! Have you always wanted to try a serger? Or maybe you've been thinking about making some clothes? This Coverlock 4.0,has everything! This machine offers all the features for perfection and creativity plus even more sophisticated extras. On sale in May for $999 Pfaff is celebrating Mother's with a Her Choice sale on several machines! The Passport 2.0 at $599. The Creative 1.5 at $1099. The Ambition 610 at $699 The Expression 710 at $1,999 Call the store to order your machine today! The Power Quilter is on sale in May for $5,999. Upcoming Classes and Events May
Registration is open for the Clothesline Club 2020-2021 year.
This group will meet the 2nd Monday of the month. Register HEREExciting News!!! In May, we are going to be offering our classes and groups on Zoom! Never tried Zoom before? Don't be intimidated...it's a great way to see and talk with friends you have been missing!
This is how it will work:Go to our calendar and see the classes and groups that are offered "Online"Register on our website to participate in the class or group. Register for classes or groups by 5 pm the night before class or groupI will email you a link to join the class or group on ZoomWhen it is time for the class or group to start, click on the link, type in the meeting ID and wait for the group to start!It's that simple!
Tuesday, May 12th 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, May 13th : Clothesline Club Group 3 at 10:30 am. Register HERE Closed Group
Saturday, May 9th 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 already signed up, register HERE
Sit and Knit with Elaine on Sunday, May 17th 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! Register HERE
Monday, May 18th from 1-4 pm will be the Paper Piecing Monthly Group. Learn more and register HERE
Wednesday, May 20th is the Applique Sew-in Group starting at 10:00 am and lasting all day! Register HERE
Monday, May 25th Clothesline Club group 1 at 1:00 pm.This will conclude our first year, please be prepared to share your quilt top! Register HERE Closed Group in May
Wednesday, May 27th at 1 pm is our next Patchwork Sister's Book Club meeting! Register for the Zoom book club HERE and purchase the book HERE Ann Hazelwood's The Quilt Left Behind is the last book in the Wine Country series featuring our beloved character, Lily Girl
Wednesday, May 27th at 2:30 pm Lily Girl's Red and White Quilt Group. Register HERE
Friday, May 29th at 1 pm: UFO Club Register HERE
Right now, so many people are facing difficult times with heartaches and disappointments, chaos and loss...one thing we can hold on to as true, each day the sun rises and the sun sets. Sometimes it is just the little things in life that make help balance us and make us a little stronger to face the change, challenges and adversity that come our way. karen steggerda