November 06, 2018

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November 6, 2018

Voting Day! Voting Day!
    This is when we have our say!
Please go out and make your stand....
    It's a privilege of this land.

Many gave their lives for this ~ 
    The freedom to pursue our bliss.
Never take our rights for granted.
    And if you are disenchanted....
                  VOTE.   
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I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Pumpkin Quesidillas
2) Autumn Pasta
3) Spiced Chicken and Apples
November 6, 2018
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING      
     I make a point to avoid the topic of politics in this newsletter. But one statement I will make is this ~ the fact that we have the right to cast our vote and change our world is a gift that was bought for us with blood. Please, please, never take this right for granted. VOTE.
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 this  Saturday, November 17 from 10-5
Those who are interested will make this cute 36" x 36" quilt. It's super-fun to make and goes together quickly....plus you'll learn some new stuff!  Kits can be cut in your choice of colors and will be $29.95.  Please let me know if you plan to come, and if you want a kit!!
 
     Sat. Nov 17                                        10-5                                        $29.95 kit / $5 fee
NOTE!!
We have 3 Featherweight machines for sale at the shop. They are in very nice condition!!  All are owned buy customers. Priced from $350-$495. Stop by and meet them In Person!!  You know you want one!*
* I do this as a service for my customers. I do not set the price, nor can I change it without permission. I do not take any commission for this. It's just a favor. I alsew will NOT sell a machine here in the shop that I do not feel is is good working order, or fairly priced.
 
 
2)  
MACHINE QUILTING WITH RULERS ~ BY POPULAR REQUEST!!  
We have had LOTS of requests (OK, begging!) for a machine quilting class, on regular sewing machines, for ruler work! I promise that we LISTEN to your requests, especially when begging is involved! 
 We carry all of the Creative Grids long-arm rulers designed by Angela Walters (The Midnight Quilter). Check out her you tube videos if you want some edu-tainment!! We already offered 2 classes, and both were filled immediately.  Because folks still want to participate, we have 2 more dates available. Each class is 2 1/2 hours long and concentrates on 1 ruler. We are limiting the amount of students, sew if you want to join us, Do Not Wait!!  Here is what you must have to participate:
  1) well-running sewing machine with extension table
  2) ruler foot for your sewing machine
  3) short ruler and marking pencil for use on quilt sandwich
*I will have ruler feet to purchase during class, but I MUST know your machine make/model at the time of your registration, and whether or not you will need a foot. 
*Bring several 16" x 16" (approx.) muslin or solid fabric quilt sandwiches, or we will have them available for a very low fee.
*We will have all of the rulers available for purchase during the class (15% off)
Maggie Marziale will be teaching this class. Trust me....She Is Amazing!!
Sunday, November 18 (ruler is 'Squiggy')           11:00 - 1:30                  $30
Saturday, January 5 (ruler is Westalee Iris #23)   12:00 - 2:30               $30
 
 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
 
NEW BOM COMING .....January 2019  
  Our latest Block A Month project will be unveiled late this year for shipping early 2019. It's a beauty titled Mrs. Miller's Apprentice. It features 1800's reproduction fabrics in blues and neutrals and finishes to a twin size quilt. The fabrics are GORGEOUS in person!!
 
We will be offering a second BOM to ship in 2019, alsew....stay tuned to see that one. It's fun, happy and scrappy!
    EMBROIDERY CLUB ~ 
      Our fun embroidery gathering ~ JEF Club (Janome Embroidery Friends) take place the last Tuesday of each month throughout the summer and early fall. 
   
NOTE!! 
   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, Nov 27 from 4-8pm.
  
II. 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!
NOVEMBER SPECIAL!! ~~
20% OFF FAT QUARTERS!!
 
                    Our Hot Stuff   is:               
             
   Complete Kit for Autumn Tablerunner
            ~  30% Off Regular Price of $29.95!!
 
Kit includes backing, batting and binding. Finished size is 9 1/2" x 24 1/2"
...PLUS a SECOND Hot Stuff!!
  Patterns + stabilizer to make any of the fun wreath shapes (in stock only!) ~ 30% Off!
 
 
   We have some other fun specials around our place, too! In our book room is a display box with loads of books in it. All have been marked $5! (final discount). 
  
    LOTS of new bolts of fabric added to the Clearance Wall!

 

We have a nice, gently used, little beginner or travel sewing machine that a customer brought in for us to sell. She upgraded and no longer has a need for this machine. It would be great for a student, or as a small take-along machine when you don't want to carry your regular machine. Stop in, see the machine and take a test drive! $125.

 

  We are 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!! My only request is that you respect the fact that these are not FREE CLASSES. My staff is always busy running the shop and waiting on customers. We are HAPPY to give you advice and a bit of help, but this is not the place for someone to come and learn how to use a rotary cutter, use their sewing machine, or interpret a complex pattern. If you bring a friend who needs lots of guidance, and you are going to provide it for her, that's awesome.  If you or your friend need lots of guidance and attention, we will be thrilled to help you with that.....but it will be in a private class setting. I hope you can understand that we are excited to share our sewing room with our friends, but we still need to be free to work with our walk-in customers.  

RECIPES & CLOSING
  Here are some Fun, Fast, Fall Recipes! Enjoy!
PUMPKIN QUESADILLAS
2 cups canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
8 ~ 8 inches flour tortillas
4 ounces shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
  In bowl, stir pumpkin and spices. Spread over 4 tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and nuts. Top with remaining tortillas. In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-low. Cook quesadillas 1 at a time, turning once and adding more oil between batches, until browned, 3 minutes. Cut into wedges.
AUTUMN PASTA 
2 cups diced peeled butternut squash (about 8 ounces ~ you can buy this ready-to-use)
2 cups broccoli florets broken into bite-size pieces
3/4 cup pancetta, cut into 1/2-inch dice
Pinch of red pepper flakes
2 cups dry orecchiette pasta, or that of your choice
3/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, toasted
    Preheat the oven to 375*. Toss squash and broccoli with olive oil and salt and place in a single layer on a sheet tray. Bake until soft, about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in large pan with about 8 cups of salted water, bring to boil and cook pasta until al dente ~ 1 min. less than time recommended on box. Drain, reserving liquid.
   Remove vegetables from the oven and set aside. Coat a large saute pan with olive oil and add pancetta and red pepper flakes. Saute pancetta until brown and crispy. Add the roasted squash and broccoli and chicken stock. Simmer until the liquid reduces by half, about 2 minutes.  Add drained pasta and stir gently but well. Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water.  Simmer about 1 minute until sauce thickens and clings to spoon. Stir in shaved Parm and serve.
SPICED CHICKEN WITH APPLES
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp turmeric
Olive Oil
2 Gala apples, cut into wedges
1 red onion, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 C chicken broth
1 T honey
    Season the chicken with salt, pepper, the allspice and turmeric. Heat 1 T olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Add the apples, onion and a pinch of salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the lemon juice to the skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits, 30 seconds. Add the chicken broth and honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Arrange the chicken on top of the apple mixture. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is slightly reduced, 10 - 15 min.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. ~Napoleon Bonaparte 
 
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952
 
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick 
God Bless America!
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                                                                                       Rita
Join us for our FREE Wednesday and Friday Sit 'n Sews! Bring your friends, or we'll share ours!
 
                                                                                                      
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Creations SewClever
192 S. Paint St.
Chillicothe, OH  45601
740.775.1957
http://www.creationssewclever.com/ 

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