May 30, 2018


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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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May 29, 2018

Don't you just love summer? Opportunities abound!
Something new is there to do each time you turn around!
Weather can be interesting, schedules often shift ~
Every day we have a choice, that is such a gift!
Don't let even one day pass without a conscious though ~
Choose things that will fill your soul, not just things you ought.
'Course we all know all about responsibilities...
But just because we've things we "must", don't leave out things that please.
1) Grilled Parmesan Asparagus
2) Asparagus Risotto
3) Strawberry Bread
May 29, 2018
Hi Friends!
  Did you enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, remembering those who gave all for our freedom, and celebrating that freedom with friends and family? As a nation we have sew very much for which to be thankful! Celebrate with gratitude Every Day.  
  The Americana Quilt Raffle benefiting our friend and coworker, Sue Nichols has come to an end. We are sew very appreciative of all who joined us in helping the family offset a bit of the immense cost of cancer treatment. The good news is Roger is doing remarkably well!! Prayers are alsew VERY appreciated!!  
The winner of this Patriotic Large Lap Quilt is PAM WYSONG  
from Xenia, OH! 
  We here at the shop are particularly thrilled about our winner because Pam donates DOZENS of Americana Quilts to veterans every year. Thank you, Pam, for contributing generously toward the gift for our friend, Sue.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  We have some great goodies in stock 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.)
    We have lots of these kits in stock that make up quickly for use as a sewing tote, beach tote, or general purpose 'haulin' stuff around' tote.  If you would like one of these kits for yourself, just call the shop! (740)775-1957. We don't have them on the website yet. Kits are $36.95 + tax (and shipping if applicable).
  We now have an entire NEW collection of these gorgeous hand-turned seam ripper/stilettos. You really need to see them in person!! $29.95.                                                            
  We've recently received another shipment of fabulous Oak Sewing Tables here at the shop. Our gift to you is this ~ for the next 2 weeks we will sell these amazing, beautifully made, sturdy tables for 15% off. Regularly $199.95, they will be available (IN STORE ONLY!) for $169.95. Don't pass up this opportunity!!These tables are great not only in your home, but when you take your sewing machine on the road! Solid oak, no vibrating even when you hit the gas pedal as hard as you can! Table top is 24" x 36".
  Here is a compilation of upcoming classes and events for you to consider.  I hope you can join us!!
        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, June 9 from 10-5. We are working on a super-fun project this coming Friday during Sit 'n Sew, and my Featherweight Friends got wind of it and want in on the action!!  Sew, on June 9 from 10-5 we'll be making the Nova pattern by Gudrun Erla, using the Stripology Squared ruler. All fabrics/pattern/rulers/thread, etc used for this class will be discounted 15%. Ruler is not mandatory, but makes it (as well as MANY other projects!!) extremely easy!  I have yardage figured for you from table runner to queen size. I'm here to tell you.....this project is SUPER SIMPLE and ADDICTING!! I planned to make one sample....and look what happened!!! These are all made from the same ONE block!!
     Sat. June 9                                            10-5                                           $5 fee
 Currently I have no Featherweights for sale here at the shop. However a customer who is starting to downsize has a gorgeous Singer 27 from 1924 ready to find a forever home. A little cleaning and wax will make her sparkle! Wooden case is in excellent condition, however it can use a small repair on the back of the base. The only serious issue I see with this machine is the need for some electrical wiring repair. $150. Machine is at our shop.
I alsew have one Featherweight wooden extension table left. Price is $25. Nicely made, nicely finished.
 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
      Our fun embroidery gathering ~ JEF Club (Janome Embroidery Friends) take place the last Tuesday of each month throughout the summer and early fall. 
   These little monthly celebration quilts are machine appliqued on the embroidery machine, however..... if you would prefer to do these on your regular sewing machine and do machine applique (not embroidery-machine-driven!) YOU are invited to join us, too!!  Meetings are $10.
                            Next Meeting is Tuesday, June 26 from 4-8pm.
.....AND.... just in time for our club start up....the awesome Janome 500e is currently on sale and we have one here in the shop. Sale price is $2499. This sale ends June 30. 
6) MYSTERY!!! Our next Mystery Event will be Sunday, August 12 from 9-6. 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 we'll work with you on your choice of fabrics!
Sun. August 12**                                                           9-6                                                     $129.95
      **Our August date is nearly full!! Get your name in quickly if you want to join us!! We can take about 3 more sleuths.
      Here is the date for the last Mystery scheduled for 2018....
    Sunday, October 21 from 9-6
      ....If you would like to join us, don't wait until the last minute!!    
7) JELLYROLL RUG We will be having several classes on this fun, easy project due to VERY popular demand!!  You need 1 jellyroll and 2 - 2 1/2" rolls of cotton batting. If you purchase them for class you will receive 15% off. We can custom-cut jellyrolls for you if you find fabrics that you love. (You should find fabrics that you love.....we've just received about 4-5 shipments a week for the past several weeks!!) We'll need at least a week's notice to get your custom jelly roll cut. Stop in and see this lovely rug. It's amazingly soft, pliable and lightweight. Jan said she's making hers as a summer table topper!!
  Tues, June 12                                              9-4   
  Tues, July 24                                               9-4                                 Class Fee  $30 
8) MACHINE APPLIQUED TEA TOWEL Machine applique has been gaining in popularity and we see sew many quilters who struggle when they attempt this skill. Join either Pam Herron or I for a full day class to learn how to make your applique, apply it to fabric, and successfully applique it, using several techniques, to a tea towel. You have your choice of any of these seasonal patterns. You'll need a working sewing machine with zig-zag capability and adjustable top thread tension. If you do not have an appropriate machine, let us know. You are welcome to use one of ours. It's always best, however, if you can learn on your own machine.
Sat. June 16                                       10-3                                                Class Fee $25       
    We've had many, many requests that we offer our Quilt Academy in the evenings. Sew, we waited until summer when it stays light longer. Here's the plan....We've updated the process and modernized our approach! Blocks are made in easiest-to-hardest sequence with each block teaching specific skills. The first class will be Tuesday, June 19 and from then on we will host 2 classes per month ~ the first and third Tuesdays from 5:30-9. You will make 2 blocks per class and compete the 20 blocks in 5 months. The 6th month you will learn how to sash the blocks together and complete a quilt top in your desired size.
  Price will be $20/class, or $175 if paid in advance. Before our start date we would request that you come to the shop and we will help you pick fabrics. This will be almost like a 'class' for you as we explain how/why we choose specific fabrics. In the end, YOU are the decision maker as we want you to LOVE your fabrics. You will receive 15% off these fabrics, as well as any other purchases for or during Quilt Academy. We will alsew have kits for each student containing all the specific notions needed to complete the quilt. These kits are included in class price. Rotary cutters, mats, thread are NOT included in these kits.
    By the time you complete this class you will feel like you went from Quilting Kindergarten to having graduated from Quilting College. You will have not only new skills, but new confidence!
First Class is Tuesday, June 19, then
1st and 3rd Tuesdays July thru Oct from 5:30 to 9, 
                        with final class November 6 to learn setting entire quilt together    
                                                                                Fee: $20/class or $175 in advance's a teaser of some quilt blocks....
You can choose ANY colors/styles of fabric that suit you....1800's reproductions, batiks, traditional, brights, modern.....we'll help, AND you'll get 15% off!
      For those who can't come in to shop, but enjoy shopping on-line, if you visit our website ~  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!
  Our Hot Stuff for the next TWO week is:                                  
                                        Make-A-Quilt  ~ 30% Off!!
 Purchase fabric for entire top, including binding, receive 30% discount. You may use your own pattern, or receive 30% off a book or pattern purchased from us for your quilt. If you buy batting and backing at the same time, the entire amount is 30% OFF. All purchases must be made at the same time for discount.  
   We have some other fun specials around our place, too! In our book room is a spinner-rack with loads of books on it. All have been marked $5! (final discount). 
LOTS of new bolts of fabric added to the Clearance Wall!!     
TAKE PLACE! Mark your calendars for Sept 20-23, 2018. This is it, folks! Details to follow in future newsletters.....
  I have an update and information about our upcoming AWESOME December Cruise!!
Details are in the color brochure below, and a short questionnaire is below that. If you have further questions, please contact MaryAnn Grayson at
Can't wait for the fun to begin!!  As soon as I have a confirmed class list I'll send emails requesting color choices/sizes, etc for our Mystery kits. These will be handled just as we handle them through the shop. We email or text you pictures of fabrics until we have a grouping you like. Then we cut your personal kit! You always get what you want, and as usual, I'll bring extra kits with me! Machines, thread, seam rippers, rotary cutter/mats/irons, etc will be provided. All we need is YOU!!!
All throughout the summer we will be continuing our FREE Wednesday and Friday Sit 'n Sews. They are just the most supportive, creative energy-inducing, friendship growing, quilt making events you can imagine!!  For all the staff at Creations, it's like hosting a day of quilting with all our best friends in our home studio!! These events have taken on a life of their own and evolved to be sew much more that we first imagined!!  Because of everyone's crazy, impromptu, busy summer schedules (ours, and yours!), we are not going to schedule week-long sit 'n sews until September. HOWEVER, if you, or you and a friend or two want to come sew during the week sew you can enjoy our help (um, I mean our COMPANY!!), just let us know! As long as we have no classes or events scheduled we are always happy for the company!!
  We occasionally offer fun little classes for anyone interested during Friday Sit 'n Sew. This coming Friday, June 1, from 10-5 I'll be teaching the fun NOVA pattern you've all been watching me obsess over!!  If you want to make it, there will be NO class fee, and you will receive 15% off on all your purchases for the class. You won't get your quilt done, but you will know how all the blocks are made, and you can make a choice at that time, of how you want to put yours together. Remember.....there are MANY more Wednesdays and Fridays that you can come and continue with our help. If you can't be here this Friday.....come any Friday or Wednesday and I'll get you going!!


A perfect spring day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. ~J. Dent 
It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside. ~M H Lovelace
Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James 
  If you want a to be surrounded by sunny, happy friends.....join us at our FUN Sit 'n Sew events!!
                                                                                      Your friend in stitches, 

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