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Welcome to our New and Improved web site!!  Like anything else worthwhile, there is a learning curve.  We've put lots of goodies on our site, but it's really only a peek into what we have in store!  Check back often to see what we've added.  Feel free to email us with ideas of things you'd like to see.  If you are looking for something and can't find it here, please email us or call the shop.  If we don't have it, we can usually get it!  This website is for YOU, our customers, and we want it to be easy to navigate and carry goods that entice you and meet your needs.  

 

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August 17, 2017

What a fun and busy summer we are having at the shop!
Lots of friends stop in to visit, some to purchase, some to plop
    Down on the nearest chair
    Just to chat with any there.
Sit 'n Sew is TWICE a week, and friends meet here to sew and speak
Of quilty things, or things to eat, funny things or jobs complete
    While in the company of friends, 
                                       ..... And UFO's that never end!  Amen. 
              
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Baked Swordfish
2) Cucumber Caprese Salad
3) Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole
August 17, 2017  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
    Hey there, how's your summer going?! It has been Wild and Crazy most days, here at Creations! This is not a bad thing! Lots of fun! Lots of laughter! Lots of friends! This summer is going by in a blur!  However, it is taking me a little longer to complete some of my tasks (such as finishing a thought!!), sew I'm grateful for your patience. We are all paddling as fast as we can, and taking things home to complete. I'll take this crazy chaos Any Day, over peace and quiet and lots of time to think! I can do that while I'm not sleeping at night! Hahaha!  Meanwhile, I'm still (im)patiently waiting for my laptop to cooperate with me. Finally found a great tech service, sew now I have high hopes.
   
    Since I last wrote we've gotten loads of new (and, of course, GEORGEOUS!!) fabrics, as well as inspiring books and fast, fun patterns! The Ohio State AND Ohio University licensed prints came it last week. I believe the OU fabric may be the last on the planet as they are no longer printing it. (The GOOD news is, we are now cutting more of the OU ~ 2016 OHIO Row x Row kits ~~ Get 'em while we got 'em!!)  
  UPDATE: The OU fabric is all gone....but we still have a few of these kits available!  they'd make awesome gifts for the alumni in your life!
 
Each kit, to include borders & binding, is $29.95
 
  Speaking of gifts.....look at these wonderful Fan-plaques!!  One is for that special Buckeye in your life....the other for the Bobcat!! Dimensions are 13"wide x 15" tall. $45 each!
                                
 
     We have some great goodies in stock now for the Featherweight Fanatic in your life!!  At Creations SewClever we now stock these wonderful 'gas pedal pushers' for our Featherweight Friends and anyone else who has an antique machine with this style foot pedal. Especially great for those with arthritis or neuropathy. Holes are drilled to hold foot pedal pads, nonslip grips on bottom, fold top across foot pedal and use your entire foot to depress your 'gas pedal'. Made from beautifully stained and finished hardwood. ($25.)
         
 
  While we're on a Featherweight roll.....how about this AWESOME fabric?!! (The quarter is there to show scale). Fabric is $12/yd.
 
And, whether you are a Featherweight Fanatic or not....these elegant, hand-turned seam ripper/stilettos are a decadent treat for you, or for a special sewing friend! The wood handles are turned from Olive wood from the Holy Land, the others are just spectacularly marbled, brilliant colors. There is a wonderful weight to these, and the points are sew sharp you have to be careful!! They are priced at $29.95 and Worth Every Penny!!  We have a web-special for them currently.....order a seam ripper/stiletto AND a gas pedal pusher and shipping is FREE.
 
II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
  Here is a compilation of upcoming classes and events for you to consider.  I hope you can join us!!
1) ~ FEATHERWEIGHT CLUB  
        Sew many of our customers have one or more of these little darlings ~ 
            Singer  Featherweight 221 machines from the 1930's to the 1960's.   
       The next meeting for our fun little gang is  Saturday, Sept 16 from 10-5
. We'll be working on the pattern Mini Dresden Plates. I have no objection (as always!!) to you working on anything else you may prefer.  
  Saturday, Sept 16                                          10-5                                                  $5   
       Kit Fee as shown ~ $59.95 (includes pattern and template)**         
       Kit Fee to make 9 'plates' ~ $34.95 (includes pattern and template)**
       Pattern (only) w/ Template ~ $17.00
                    
**Please!!!!  Let me know if you can come, and if you want a kit. If you do want a kit, please let me know which one, and if you want it in colors other than those pictured!
                           
 2)  OSU CHAMPIONS         
    Kits in any size are available for order, and the large lap is alsew in stock in the shop
  for $105.95.  Each kit is complete and cut and ready-to-sew. It contains Thangles
  needed to complete half-square triangle blocks, borders, binding, and complimentary
  label. If you would like me to schedule another class for this quilt, please let me know!
 
Due to popular request, we're now kitting Ohio University kits. These quilts are fun and fast to do. Alsew on the kitting table are kits for the University of Kentucky. We've been cutting both of these kits all week, and they are ready to go!
  Ohio University Large Lap kit ~ $112.95  /  UK Large Lap kit ~ $112.95
4) THE 4 B's OF QUILTING ~ Borders, Batting, Backing and Binding
    I have a dear friend who will be visiting from Florida for a week in September. She is the designer of the Mini Dresden quilt pictured for the upcoming Featherweight Club project, Maddie Bea's quilt, the designer of the Sweet 'n Sassy Creative Grids Template set, and author of the book Diamond Quilts. PJ is a fun and knowledgeable quilter and would love to teach this fun class here at Creations on Saturday, Sept 9 from 10 - 4.      This is the perfect class to learn the facts of basic quilting, with formulas to follow for yardages and how to do perfect angles for any binding project. This is a hands-on class and you'll receive a supply list upon registration. Don't miss the opportunity to take a class from a very skilled national teacher!! I'll provide lunch!
    Sat. Sept. 9                                       10-4                                                   $40
 
5)  DAY AT THE ZOO
This enthralling quilt is sew detailed you would swear you're looking at real animals! The amazing embroidery is what sets this quilt apart!  Edlyn is offering an ongoing class in this beginning this month.....sew dust off your embroidery machine and come join the fun!  Class will meet the last Thursday of each month from 11-4. Fee is $25/session and at this time the class is open-ended. Students can decide how many classes they feel they need. Pattern is $40 and all supplies for students will be 15% off. The date for the August class is Thursday, Aug 31 from 11-4. You are welcome to join in the class at any point during its run!
    Thursday, August 31 from 11-4                                                                    $25*
         We still have 2 complete kits as shown available!!  Call to order yours!
    EMBROIDERY CLUB ~ 
    Beginning Tuesday, May 2, Edlyn began hosting Embroidery Club the first Tuesday evening every  month. Through this summer and early fall, hours will be 4-8pm since it stays light well beyond that time.  As the seasons change you can discuss among yourselves whether you want to adjust the day/time.  Each meeting is $10 and everyone will work on a project. Part of the beauty of 'club'-type events is the networking and sharing that goes on. Everyone shares skills and ideas and creativity ramps up exponentially.  You will receive 15% off shopping during club hours. (You may bring ANY embroidery machine, but you must know how to use it....this is not a class, it's a fun gathering and sharing of techniques and information). The Embroidery Club members chose to work on either the Wildflowers quilt, or the embroidered Angels quilt over the next several months. This is a 'Club' and not a class, sew you are welcome to work on anything you choose and still enjoy the fellowship of other embroidery machine enthusiasts! Next meeting is ~ Sept 5 from 4-8pm.
  
6) MYSTERY!!! Our next Mystery Event will be Sunday, Sept 17 from 11-7. Join us for food, fun, fabric and friends as we solve another tangled Mystery with the help of lots of Willing Wenches! A complete meal along with snacks and desserts will be part of the event....if you go home without a completed quilt top, or if you go home hungry, you have no one to blame but yourself! Price for all, including a completely cut kit in your choice of colors, is $129.95. Sign up with a friend and you will both save $10! We cut the kit For You.....sew we'll work with you on your choice of fabrics! 
Sun. Sept 17                                         11-7                                                     $129.95
 
I have some open dates in August and September and am wondering if anyone would be interested in taking a Stack 'n Whack Kaleidoscope Class with me? The 'deal' as previously given is if you buy all the fabric from us, the class ($40) is free. If I have at least 3 folks who are interested we can set up another class time! It's one of my favorites to teach!!  It's mesmerizing, and like making your own fabric!
III. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
 
      For those who can't come in to shop, but enjoy shopping on-line, if you visit our website ~ www.creationssewclever.com  and make a purchase, enter the promo-code THANKU and receive 10% off your entire order!!  Check it out!!  If you need something and can't find it on our website, email me, use the promo-code and we'll still give you the 10% off!
    AUGUST SPECIAL 
~ ALL CIVIL WAR REPRODUCTION FABRICS  ~ 
20% OFF!!
 
  Our Hot Stuff this week is All Complete Purse Kits  ~ 30% Off!!
          
   
 
  During the Row x Row dates of the summer, we've hidden 4 little matchbox cars around our shop, each with a great discount! 
 
We have some other fun specials around our place this summer, too! In our book room is a spinner-rack with loads of books on it. All have been marked $5! (final discount). 
 
.....and we've added lots more fabric to our Clearance shelf!
  
     We've started our 17-Month  2017-2018 Block-A-Month program.  The spectacular quilt is called Forest Floor and is done in batiks as shown. (We alsew have a beautiful assortment of like-colored reproduction fabrics for any who would prefer a more traditional fabric choice.)  Blocks are $20.00/month and include our teaching hints and tips to make this easier for you to understand.  We ask for a $20.00 deposit and must hold your credit card on file. We'll ship every month and the deposit will cover the price of month 12 at the end of this program.  This amazing quilt finishes at 106" x 106". Be sure to stop by the shop and see it in person!!   If you are interested in participating, please don't wait!  We have a limited number of kits to cut and many are already spoken for!
 
 BIG NEWS!!! 
    We've had a number of requests for a second FREE Sit 'n Sew day during the week, and we listened!! We love to keep our customers HAPPY!!! We're now hosting  FREE SIT 'N SEW every Wednesday AND Friday until Labor Day. Sew, bring your UFO's, bring your sewing stuff, bring your friends (or just make new ones here!) and join us every Wednesday AND Friday for a whole bunch of FUN!!  
.....and MORE Big News!!
In December of 2018 I'll be teaching on a 9-night cruise to Aruba leaving from Miami. Prices are great! Accommodations are GREAT (ocean view balcony!) and you have over a year to save!! I've done quite a few quilting cruises and all are a memory-making BLAST!! I hope you can join me! 
CREATIONS SEWCLEVER QUILT AWAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!
    September Quilt Away will be Thursday, Sept 21 through Sunday, Sept 24. Registrations are held with a $50 non-refundable deposit and the dates fill fast!! Weekend cost is $335 per person for single or double room occupancy.  For 3 or 4 to a 2-queen room, price is $275.  If a non-sewing/eating spouse accompanies you and shares your room, the cost for that person is $165. Meals are $20 for evening and $15 for lunch. The weekend includes the following:   
  • Your comfy hotel room (single or double)
  • 3 (or 4!) whole days of uninterrupted sewing
  • Private, discounted after-hours shopping at Creations
  • Catered (dee-licious!) meals
  • Quilter/masseuse and nail tech available all weekend (cost extra)
  • Your choice of anything you'd like to work on during the event (even knitting or reading.....or nothing!).  We go to any length to make sure you have a fabulous, stress-free time!   Price for Quilt Away to include Thursday is $425 and Thursday meals are NOT included.   The Christopher Inn has a wonderful, clean, bright conference room. There is a sparkling indoor pool and hot tub! We alsew invite a quilter/masseuse friend to offer massages throughout the fun weekend and a nail tech to pamper our tootsies and nails                                                                                                                                        
  •   ONE MORE FUNSPECIAL TO TELL YOU ABOUT!!
        We just received a new shipment of our Fabulous Oak Folding Tables!!  Our 'Back-to-School' Special for you is THROUGH AUGUST 31 ONLY these table (regularly priced at $200) are 15% off which makes them $170. These are heavy, solid oak with scissors-hinges. They Do NOT vibrate when you are using even the heaviest sewing machine. The top measures 18" x 36" and height is compatible with folding chair. When table is folded closed is sits solidly on its 'head'.  Stop in the shop to see these in person!!

     

     

     "In summer, the song sings itself." ~W C Williams
        
            "Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." ~Henry James
     
     

    I hope we see our friends at the summer Sit 'n Sews!!!           
                                                                          Your friend in crazy stitches, 
                                                                                           Rita
     
                                                                                                          
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    Creations SewClever
    192 S. Paint St.
    Chillicothe, OH  45601
    740.775.1957
    http://www.creationssewclever.com/ 

     

     


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