October 03, 2017

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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.  

 

Join us for FREE Sit 'n Sew every

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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September 28, 2017

Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year!
It's even MORE favorite when I am HERE!
    We've such fun at the shop, 
    Where we laugh 'till we drop ~
And our customer-friends keep us wound in High Gear!!   
 
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
September 28, 2017  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
  It's been longer than I planned since my last email to you. Life, ya know? Anyhow, I'm mostly home now and around the shop! Yay!  It's been a super-busy year, which is wonderful! But if you can pop in to say 'hi!' we can always find time to visit a bit!  We have lots of fun stuff coming up this fall, and I'll try to put them all in this message.
  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. $49.95each! You can order them easily from our website!
                                
 
     We alsew 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.)
         
 
  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, Oct 28 from 10-5
We'll be working on fusible, fast, fun Holiday placemats (13" x 18"). I have no objection (as always!!) to you working on anything else you may prefer. There aren't kits for this. We'll choose fabrics the day of our event.  
  Saturday, Oct 28                                          10-5                                                  $5   
       
 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
    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 ~ Oct 3 from 4-8pm.
 
Due to popular request, I have info for the next Mystery at our shop. Please notice the times have been changed to suit our sleuths. You can start as early as 9am, but if you aren't able to get to the class until 10am or later, we can catch you up. Everyone works at their own pace. (Please note we hope to be done by 6pm! This allows those who must travel a distance home after the class to be able to start earlier, and hopefully our sleuths to get home and rest their tootsies earlier than 9pm!)
 For guilds or interested groups, I do take the Mystery Events on the road....however the group needs to provide the food and the wenches! Contact me for details!
6) MYSTERY!!! Our next Mystery Event will be Sunday, March 18 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 You.....sew we'll work with you on your choice of fabrics! 
Sun. March 18                                         9-6                                                     $129.95
I'll be teaching on a very fun and relaxing cruise one year from this December. Take a look at the accommodations! Everyone gets an ocean-view, balcony room!! This is one of the smaller cruise ships, sew I'm thinking we'll have a lot more freedom and flexibility during our voyage! I hope you can join me! (ps. If you tried to email MaryAnn Grayson and never received a reply, please note new email address in this flyer....MaryAnn's email crashed and could not be restored, sew this is new for our curise. You can alsew always reach MaryAnn by phone!) If the sign-ups to date are any indication, this is gonna be like one of our Friday Sit 'n Sews.....At Sea!!
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!
    OCTOBER SPECIAL 
~ PURCHASE ONE OR BOTH CREATIVE GRIDS STRIPOLOGY RULERS + AT LEAST ONE OF THE STRIPOLOGY BOOKS ~
20% OFF!!
 
  Our Hot Stuff this week is: 
          All Wool ~ Yardage, Pre-Cuts and Kits ~ 30% Off!!
 
   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). 
 
We still have a lovely selection of summer purse kits marked 30% off!!
 
            .....and we've added lots more fabric to our Clearance shelf!
  
     We're into 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!!  
 
 BIG NEWS!!! 
    We've had such an amazing turn-out for our Wednesday Sit 'n Sew, that we plan to continue hosting it. The nice thing is......(well, besides the part about hanging out with us!!) if you come Wednesday and plan to return on Friday, you can leave your machine here! We ask that you put it in the carrying case and label it with your name, settle your tab, and take your projects home on Wednesday evening. We have classes, visitors, kit cutting and (occasionally!!  haha!) cleaning, and we don't want to be responsible for your projects! If your machines are packed up we can easily move them, if necessary.
    
CREATIONS SEWCLEVER QUILT AWAY!!
  We just finished up our GREAT September Quilt Away, and due to many unforeseen changes in customers' lives, we had quite a few cancellations, sew our group was unusually small. This did NOT cut down on the fun! However, it caused me to re-think entirely our lovely events:
  1) I cannot host these weekends if they cost the shop $$
  2) I will not raise rates to those who attend
  3) The Christopher Inn facility and staff could NOT be more pleasant and helpful
      and lovely to work with. They Want Us There!!
  4) Both the Christopher Inn AND the Riverview Conference Center (2 separate
      businesses) agreed that there would be no rate hikes through 2018
                                    .....sew for the upcoming year.....The Show Will Go On!!!
 
    April Quilt Away will be Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22.  September dates will be Thursday, Sept 20 through Sunday, Sept 23.  Mark Your Calendars!! (We   will be back to our usual 3rd weekend of the month next year.)
 
 Registrations are held with a $50 non-refundable deposit and the April 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                                                                                                                                        
  • I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. 
    The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves. 
                                                                         ~Ann Drake, 2013 
        
          Autumn is springtime in reverse. ~Terri Guillemets

    Stop by and see us at the shop this week!!!           
                                                                          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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