September 01, 2016

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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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Wednesday* AND Friday 10-5

*Wednesday Sit 'n Sew thru Summer only.

All Pink Sand Beach Designs Purse & Tote Kits = 30% Off!

 

IT'S ROW x ROW TIME!!!

The 2017 Row X Row Experience has kicked off!  Kits and FREE patterns are now available in the shop only.  (Kits contain printed center block and fabrics to assemble the inside of this row.  Border Fabric sold separately.  Nov. 1st, kits will be offered online)

2017 Row x Row

 

 

 

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Hello September!

September crept in while we were all sleeping...
Bright autumn days now are what we'll be reaping.
    For crisp days and pumpkins let's all give a cheer!
    My favorite season is finally here!   
For turning leaves, sunflowers, the scents and sensations,
September, for me, comes with great expectations!  
                                   
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ CLOSING
 
September 1, 2016  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
    I can't believe Labor Day weekend is here!!  It seems like we just celebrated Memorial Day, and then 4th of July!  I love summertime, but by late August I've pretty much had it with the heat and humidity.  This summer was especially sweltering.  I am READY for Fall!!!
    Creations SewClever will be CLOSED MONDAY, September 5, sew staff can celebrate Labor Day with family.  However, we still have our hugely popular and Just Plain Fun FREE Sit 'n Sew happening this Friday, and then we'll be open on Saturday from 10-3.   We hope to see you over the weekend!!                              
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.    
   I look sew forward to those gatherings!  We have quite a few mini  patterns and kits available now for anyone interested in working on one of them from home.  Our next gathering will be Saturday, September 10, from 10-5. We started this cute project during our last meeting and decided since several gals had to miss because of other obligations, we'll continue to work on these during our next meeting.  Kit (including ruler and pattern) is $29.95 and OUR projects are way cuter than this!!  I changed the pattern all around!
 
    Saturday, September 10         10-5         Kit Fee $29.95                                $5
 
2) MAGIC SQUARES This is a super-fun, super-easy class!  Because the effect of final outcome depends completely on fabric choices, we would prefer to provide kits (in your choice of colors!) for this class. Kit fee: Throw size $102.95; Twin size $119.95
Sat. Sept 17                                  9-3                                                      $40    
        
3) HOT TIN ROOF Sue Nichols loves to play with weird fabrics! She gets her hands on things that no one else knows what to do with and makes something fun!  She designed the quilt Hot Tin Roof from the striped fabrics we ordered and Meg and I are busy writing and illustrating the pattern.  Sue has a class scheduled for this that will be FUN and EASY!!  Hope you can join her!!!  Your choice of our striped fabrics!
Sat. Sept 24                                  10-5                                                       $30

 
 4)  OSU CHAMPIONS         
    Kits in any size are available for order, and the large lap is alsew in stock in the shop
  for $94.95.  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. Back them with the OU fabrics!!  Alsew on the kitting table are kits for the University of Kentucky. We've been cutting both of these kits all week, and I hope to have the appliques ready to go by tomorrow.  Because of the craziness of our Sit 'n Sew Fridays, if I can't complete these kits then, they will be ready to go by Wednesday after Labor Day! Thanks for your interest, and thanks for your patience!
 
   Our Tuesday Evening Sit 'n Sews are now the first and third Tuesday of each month from 5-9.  Hope you can join us!
 
SEPTEMBER QUILT AWAY!!!
    We are gearing up for the fabulous  September Quilt Away!  This year's dates are (Thursday Sept. 15) Friday Sept 16 ~ Sunday September 18, 2016.  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      
  • LAST MYSTERY OF 2016!! 
       Due to a large number of requests, we are planning one more MYSTERY this year.  It will be Sunday, December 11 from 11am to 7pm.  The first Mystery of 2017 will be sometime in the spring.  We need a minimum of 20-25 Sleuths to offer our event, sew be sure to let us know as soon as YOU know if you can join us!!  Price for the event is $129.95, or sign up with a friend and both get $10 off!
    NEWS FLASH!!!!!
        We have 2  Block-A-Month programs for 2016 ~  Latimer Farm and Southwest Stars. We still have just a couple kits available for anyone who'd like to start.  Stop in and see how gorgeous they are in person.....or give us a call!!  740-775-1957.
     
    Latimer Farms (101" x 101")
        Latimer Farms is a 12 month program that has multiple blocks per month.  The finishing kit, borders and binding are all included in the price.  We are ONLY accepting a limited number of participants and we are more than 50% full, sew don't dawdle if you'd like to make this lovey quilt!  If you are participating in this through OUR shop, you can come in any Friday, or any day by appointment, and we'll help you at no charge.
    $25 non-refundable registration fee
    $29.95/month + shipping if needed
    We must have a valid credit card number on file.  We do NOT charge your card until the day we ship.
     
    These Southwest Stars are exactly the same, but you have the option of a creamy background, or a deep navy.   82"x 98"
        Southwest Stars is a small full-size quilt.  We would be happy to design additional borders to make it a queen.  Several who have signed up are purchasing 2 kits to make it King size. Borders and Binding are included in your kit fees.
    $25 non-refundable registration fee
    $15.95/month + shipping if needed
    We must have a valid credit card number on file.  We do NOT charge your card until the day we ship.
    SPECIAL NOTES: 
         **If you do not want us to keep your credit card on file, you can purchase gift
            cards and we can put them on your account and debit your account each month. 
        **If you'd like to pay in-full at the beginning of this program, we'll waive the $25
            registration fee.
        **When you finish this 12-month program with us, we'll give you 25% off any
            backing you choose, and we'll apply your registration fee to the backing
            purchase.
    WIN + WIN + WIN!!!
    III. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
     
       Our SEPTEMBER SPECIAL IS ~ EMPTY-A-BOLT ~ 20% Off!   
                             Hot Stuff this week is 30% Off Sticker-Dotted Books!
     
    The 2016 Row x Row Experience has kicked off with abandon!!  I hope you'll stop in and see us and get your free pattern, or choose a pre-cut, ready-to-sew kit!!
    Two new options for 2016 Row x Row from Creations SewClever!
    I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
    The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves.
    ~Ann Drake, 2013
    ...I see
    the turning of a leaf
    dancing in an autumn sun,
    and brilliant shades of crimson
    glowing when a day is done...
    ~Hazelmarie "Mattie" Elliott,
    ...September days are here,
    With summer's best of weather,
    And autumn's best of cheer.
    ~Helen Hunt Jackson
       Your friend in grateful stitches, 
                                                                                           Rita

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