Designers Desk Newsletter

A New Year...
January 2011
In This Edition...
:: Kissing Pillows
:: New Threads
:: Store Happenings
:: Two Special Dates
:: Genva Calendar

It's hard to believe that January 2011 is already here!  It seems like we just started 2010.  We have been very busy at the shop getting new patterns and projects for you!


We are working on a new and improved newsletter, which will come out in February.  But we did want to make you aware of some fabulous projects and trunk shows we have!  Remember, if you ever have any questions, call is at 630-262-1234 or email at


Super Bowl Sale Edition

Feb. 6 - 13 2011 


kissing pillow
Kissing Pillows

We mentioned Kissing Pillows in a past newsletter.  These are made and given to soldiers and their families before the soldier is deployed for active duty.  Thank you to everyone who has made some!  They are so appreciated.  The Navy Helicopter squadron we are making these for is leaving in the early spring - 1100 soldiers are being deployed.  We have approximately 700 pillows, but we are 400 pillows short!

We have everything you need at the store!  You don't even have to make them into a pillow, just cross stitch the top!  We need all pillows to the store by February 2011!  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the store at 630-262-1234.

Store Happenings

I'm just going to provide dates of upcoming happenings!  Look for more details in future newsletters, or call the store at 630-262-1234.

Whimsy and Grace Trunk Show  February 6 - March 16, 2011


Jill Rigoli Canvas Embellishment Class  April 15, 16, 17, 18, 2011

Brenda Hart Class  May 6, 7, 8, 9, 2011


Debra Forney Pilot Class  June 3, 4, 5, 2011

Debra Forney Canvas Embellishment Class  June 6 and 7, 2011


Melissa Shirley Trunk Show  June 1 - June 21, 2011

Susan Roberts Trunk Show  June 11 - June 30, 2011

Mindy Trunk Show  July 1 - July 31, 2011

Kelly Clark Trunk Show  July 8 - July 25, 2011

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New Very Velvet Shaded Thread
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We are so excited about the newest addition to Very Velvet Thread! Sixteen new colors of shaded threads have been added!  The thread is as soft as your favorite velvet dress!  This thread is available in regular and petite.  If you have a suggestion for a new color, let us know!  More colors will be coming!

Also, be on the look out for new Kreinek threads!  Details coming soon!

Super Bowl Blowout Sale!!  

We have a special announcement to make!!

February 6-13  2011 

Yes, it's Superbowl Sunday, but at Designers Desk it's Superbowl Sunday SALE!

 ALL, yes ALL, regular priced items in the store will be 15% off!  If you are a gold card member, regular priced items will be 20% off!  Time to stock up for future projects!

Visit our super Bowl sales field where items on the table will be 45% off in celebration of Super Bowl 45. We also will be featuring a 20 yard line sale table where anything on that table will be 20% off and then we also will offer a 10 yard line table with a selected assortment of items that will all be 10% off!!!

 We will have this unbelievable sale for just this one week then like the game itsself it's all over.

**(15% and 20% store wide discounts can not be combined with table discount items)


Make sure you stop in and get some great Super Bowl Savings at Designers Desk!!!


Upcoming Dates in Geneva
As you know, Geneva has many festivals.  We wanted to give you a heads up on some that will be coming soon!


   March 3 - March 6, 2011

Swedish Days

  June 21 - June 26, 2011

Art Fair

  July 23 and July 24, 2011

Festival of the Vine 

September 9 - September 11, 2011


Market and Samplers

Market and Samplers. If you like Samplers, wait until you see what I am bringing back from the spring market!  I will be having an Unveiling of all the goodies on Thursday, February 24.  Come join us that day for TARTS (Thursdays Are Reserved To Stitch) and be the first to see all the treasures I'll be bringing back!
 Once again we would like to share our appreciation to all of our customers who have allowed us to keep bringing you all your needle work supplies. If it wasn't for your support we would not exist. As this new year starts, we would love to extend our warmest best wishes to all of you. We hope we can continue offering you the largest selection of supplies while continuing to earn your repeat business.

 Please feel free to stop on by the shop or if you have any questions or suggestions of any kind we always welcome them by phone or email. Again we thank you and hope this new year will be even better with many more to come.

Designers Desk
Pat Delp : Owner

GENEVA, IL 60134
1 (630) 262-1234 OR 1 (800) 377-8087

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