February 24, 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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Up, Up like the Arizona Sun!

Up, up with people! You meet 'em wherever you go.
Up, up with people! They're the best kind of folks we know!
    If more people were for people, all people everywhere.....
    There'd be a lot less people to worry about, and a lot more people who care!
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I ~ GREETING
  II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
III ~ MONTHLY/WEEKLY SPECIALS
IV ~ RECIPES & CLOSING
1) Mushroom and Barley Soup
2) Southwestern White Bean and Chicken Soup
3) Chicken Corn Chowder
February 9, 2016  
Hi Friends!
I. GREETING 
   Aren't you tired of reading, hearing, seeing all the negativity in our society lately? I woke up this morning with the song from the '60's Up With People movement in my head (sheesh.....don't ask!).  After humming it all morning as I cleaned my house in preparation for our trip to Arizona this weekend, it made me smile, sew I thought I'd share it with you! I hope it makes YOU smile, too!
    The Count and I head to southern Arizona this Saturday.  I'll be teaching in tiny Ajo, AZ as I do every February, and then we'll spend some time in Phoenix catching up with old friends from our days when we lived there.  By this time every February I'm about ready for a good dose of sunshine and warm weather!!  And the bonus is all the friends we are able to spend time with!!  We leave Saturday and I'll be back in time for Friday Sit 'n Sew on Feb 24!
                   "...I've Got A Notion..." 
     In this section I'll share a favorite tool, and to honor that tool's uniqueness and usefulness it will be discounted 15% until the next newsletter when another notion will be the star.  If you are not a walk-in customer, don't worry!  We have a code you can enter if you order on our website and you will still receive the 15% discount!
                     This week's "...I've Got A Notion..." is Gypsy Sit Upon!                                                                              WEBSITE CODE ~ BOHIN
    We have a lovely assortment of Bohin mechanical chalk pencils (single chalk, or multiple chalks) and all the refills. These come in a nice range of colors to show on most fabric prints or solids.  The pencils have erasers built in to the top end of the marker, but we often just use a scrap of cotton batting to rub away the chalk when we are done with our project.  This is a great time to stock up on a product you sew frequently need to use!
II ~ BITS 'N PIECES
  Here is a compilation of upcoming classes and events for you to consider.  I hope you can join us!!
1) ~ ANTELOPE CANYON ~ This is a stunning quilt made by Sue Nichols.  There has
      been a lot of interest in a class.  Sue will teach this on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10-5.
      Hope you can make it!!                                                                                                                            
    Saturday, February 18               10-5                 $40                Kit Fee $139.95
2) ~ 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 these gatherings! This month's meeting will be Saturday, February 25 and we're working on a cute little project that uses a couple of the rulers many of you already have ~ the Creative Grids Strippy Stars, and the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle. ( If you don't have those rulers, they'll be 20% off when you buy your kit that day!) This little cutie finishes about 18" x 18". Let us know your color preferences when you sign up!  Kit (including pattern but not rulers) is $14.95 
 
     Saturday, February 25                         10-5                  $5                Kit Fee $14.95
      
 3)  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) ~ MACHINE EMBROIDERY CLASS ~ SNOWMAN FOR ALL SEASONS ~
Sew many of you have remarked on Edlyn's cute Snowman quilt as well as the adorable tea towels that show off the embroidery work! She's offering a class to make the March Tea Towel on February 21 from 10-3.  Bring your embroidery machine, and plenty of thread! 
 
III. MONTHLY & WEEKLY SPECIALS
 
  Our FEBRUARY SPECIAL IS ~ FEBRUARY FATS! ~ All pre-cut Fat Quarters ~ 20% Off!!  
 
              Hot Stuff this week is 30% Off any Square Ruler! 
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!
 
Have you gotten some of your backlog of quilt tops finished this winter?   We're really caught-up on our machine quilting (except for custom orders), sew turn-around time is remarkably fast.  Drop by with your top and we can discuss what you want and give you a great 'finish-by' date!!  Come Saturday and use our Sale Celebrating #4 to get your fabrics for your  next project!!
 
Our next shop Mystery Event is scheduled for Sunday, March 19 from 11 - 7.  We've already got a great list of sleuths just from word-of-mouth.  Don't dawdle!!  If you've been wanting to try a fun girls' day out ~ this is IT!!!  Day of Quilting, lovely meal, complete kit, pre-cut and ready-to-sew, a host of willing wenches ~ $129.95!!!  Sign up with a friend and both save $10!
 
Creations SewClever will have a booth this April at the Ohio One Stop Shop Hop in the Nutter Center, at Wright State University, Dayton.  Dates are April 7 & 8. Be sure to mark this fun event on your calendar and come say hi!!
 
Our April Quilt Away is just around the corner!!  Because of a late Easter this year, the date are somewhat different than usual....this year's April Quilt Away will be Thursday, April 20 throught Sunday, April 23.  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              
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    Have you been wanting to come join the fun at one of our Quilt Aways, but our dates just never work out for you? We now offer Make Your Own Quilt Away for just those folks!!  Contact me for details and pricing and Don't Miss Out On The Fun!! We believe quilting should be All Fun All the Time!!!  sewclevr@gmail.com  
    Winter is a time of promise because there is so little to do - or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so. ~Stanley Crawford
     
    One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb 
     

                                                                         Your friend in grateful stitches, 
                                                                                           Rita

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