July 27, 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.  

 

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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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Summer in Ohio

Summer season's at its height,
With sun that's warm and bugs that bite!
  When it's too hot to play outside,
  I sneak back in the house and hide
 In my quilt room ~ that's the space
That takes me to my Happy Place!

              Ohio Version.....
          Summer season's at its height,
          With rain that's wet and bugs that bite!
          When it's too wet to play outside,
           I sneak back in the house and hide
           In my quilt room ~ that's the space
          That takes me to my Happy Place!
I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Easy, Cheesy Roasted Tomatoes
2) Warm Zucchini Salad
3) Lemon Chicken Orzo
July 25, 2017  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
    Depending on what week it is, we can claim either of those stanzas from the ditty above!  Yup, been HOT!!  Yup, been WET!! Sounds pretty much like 'summertime in Ohio' to me!  ....and it's been a good one!  
    We've been really busy in the shop this summer most days. That's great!!  Plus, we're busy constantly cutting kits, writing patterns, completing projects for customers, and our favorite....hosting our TWO FREE Sit 'n Sews  every week!!
    I apologize for the long delay since my last newsletter. I've had computer and internet issues and every time I sit to work on the newsletter I get sew frustrated that I just give it up.  Hopefully I'll get through this without any challenges.....sew far, sew good!!
    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!!)
 
Each kit, to include borders & binding, is $29.95
 
     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, Aug 12 from 10-5
. We'll be working on the Creations SewClever 2017 Row X Row kit, which is loosely themed for our Featherweight Club. I have no objection (as always!!) to you working on anything else you may prefer.....even one of the 2016 kits pictured earlier in the newsletter. While we're on the topic of Featherweights.... I have one for sale that is in MINT condition. It was born June 10, 1955, is immaculate with lots of attachments, and even the box is nearly perfect!  It will have a spa-day this week and be at the shop on Friday. I'm asking $495 for this machine because of it's unbelievable condition!
 
 
  Saturday, August 12                                   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
4) QUILTING FOR THE CLUELESS!! This Saturday, July 29 from 10-1 I'm teaching this fun introductory class. Learn the basic properties of fabric, why we do what we do, how to use rotary tools, do strip piecing, keep a 1/4" seam allowance, and anything else I can think of to teach you in those couple hours. Bring your machine, or use ours. We'll make a basic 9-patch, and if everyone's fast enough maybe we can get a tablerunner made!
  Sat. July 29                                       10-1                                           $25 + 2 Fat Qtrs
 
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 10 from 11-4. (We're working around vacation schedules!) Newcomers are welcome!!
 
 Thursdays, June 29, July 20, Aug 10            11-4                           $25/session
 
    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! 
    Because of summer vacations, dates occasionally get shifted a bit. The August JEF Club will be Tuesday, August 8 from 4-8pm. September will be back to the agreed-upon date ~ 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
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!
    JULY SPECIAL ~ ALL CREATIONS-PACKAGED 'SPARE
                                    PARTS'; FAT PAKS; CHARMS ~ 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!!  
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                                                                                                                                        
  •     A couple of customers have some machines for sale.....from very old to relatively new. You can see them at our shop, if you'd like, but your dealings will be with the machine owners. 
      This is a very old, very heavy Singer from 1929. The machine is beautiful with some wear on the decals, and it will need new wiring if it is to be used. The wooden case is lovely and worth at least as much as the machine! Customer is asking $50
     
    Another customer has 4 machines for sale. I'm posting pictures, but to get more details email me privately, or stop by the shop. I've not got the price sheet at home with me, sew will post those in the next email or on fb.
      
      
        One of our customer/friends lost her adult son to a drug overdose 3 months ago. To help her find a ray of hope in her deep loss, she is hosting a Pampered Chef on-line party with all proceeds going to a scholarship to a MADE (drug free) student at Pickaway-Ross Vocational School. If you need some Pampered Chef goodies, are buying for a shower or wedding, or just want to help a good cause, visit www.pamperedchef.com In the upper right click 'find a show' and type in 'Beth Tackett' in the drop-down box. I thought I already had every single thing Pampered Chef makes, but nope....there are some new ones! Thank you for your help!

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