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209 W. Montgomery
Creston, Iowa  50801
Hours:  Monday/Thursday 9 - 8
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 - 5:30

February 4, 2013
Happy Valentines!  This is the time of year when I get a sudden urge to "Organize" my sewing room.  I dream of a studio full of light, full of color...not just full.  You know, it's the "O" word.  So I take empty boxes home and employ the box and basket organizational technique...stuff 'em full and stack 'em high.  I dream of organizational excellence, but quite frankly, I thrive in chaos.  I love those Sundays when my little girls join me in the sewing room, picking, arranging, and folding their little bits of fabric among the brightly colored piles. 
If you're planning a visit to Creston,  my fiber art group is having an art quilt showing in the library at Southwest Community College through the month of February.  

2013 Retreats
Plan your sewing getaway here.

February 15-16-17 No Frills No Fred

Cost is $20 (10 spots left)

March 15-16-17 (12 spots left)

April 5-6-7 (4 spots left)


these have plenty of openings, just call or email to reserve your place:

May 17-18-19

June 28-29-30

July 19-20-21

August 16-17-18

October 11-12-13

November 15-16-17


Reserve your spot today in our fabulous Creative Center Retreats.  A table for everyone, tons of outlets, outrageous lighting, ironing centers and high cutting tables.  First come, first serve.  (Where did that saying come from anyway)  Oh, well, you know what I mean. These Retreats fill up fast so get your reservation in early.


We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Super 8 (641-782-6541) and Supertel (641-782-7873).  Please ask for the quilt retreat rate.  And expect that the room blocks expire a week or two before each retreat.  


Retreat Signup 

Beginning Quiilting Classes are back . . .
 February 4, 11, 18 and 25
we will be meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for my next Beginning Quilting Class. Whether you're new to the craft or you just want to refresh your skills, this is a fun way to meet other quilters 
$20 for the four weeks.  No need to bring your sewing machine.  Lecture only and you will go home and put your knowledge to work.

Moonlight Madness February 21
Moonlight Madness
Moon  And join us February 21 from 
5 - 8 pm for City-wide Moonlight Madness in Creston.  Come visit historic uptown Creston and while you're here, stop in and see us and our (dare I say it) 8000 bolts of fabric.  I'll figure out a SALE by then!!

Spring Bouquet BOM 
Edyta appplique
 Spring Bouquet
As promised, the Laundry Basket's "Spring Bouquet" applique pattern by Edyta Sitar is in.  Val (who has already completed this quilt and it hangs beautifully in our store) will be kicking off this pre-cut, pre-fused Block of the Month, February 28 at 6:00 pm.  Call soon to join us.  We have five spots left.
Chris Dolinar is COMING!
Chris Doliinar,  one of our favorite Husqvarna Viking NATIONAL Educators will be here March 12th to WOW us with the NEW stuff!!  I'll have more details real soon.  Class size will be limited, it won't hurt to sign up even before you know the agenda.  Chris is always entertaining and who doesn't want to see the the Viking accessories and her great samples?
We just got back from Husqvarna Viking SewFest in Kansas City.  The girls learned lots of NEW stuff.  I got my 2012 Sales award!  And gave a PowerPoint presentation on what makes Quilts & other Notions unique.  My first PowerPoint, I might be nearly ready for Youtube!!  OK don't hold your breath.

Be sure to check out the All Iowa Shop Hop website for 2013.  The dates are June 1-20.

Joyce Franklin 

(641) 782 8874

In This Issue
New Fabric
Fabric...we have fabric (to the music of Fred Flintstone) 

Healing Tree/Frond
Healing Tree by Frond 
Patriotic Fabric RJR
 Patriotics by RJR and P&B
Railroad line 
Railroad Fabric
by Benartex 
Have a yabba dabba doo time...

Blocks of the Month
BOM's!  We've got FOUR! 
Count 'em

1.  Laundry Basket's "Spring Bouquet" February 28
Spring Bouquet  
2.  Marcus Fabrics' "Amish With a Twist II" March 1
Amish with a twist 
3.  Hoffman Fabrics' "Nature's Jewels"
4.  and our own...QON BOM in two color ways.
CYDI?  (Can you dig it?) LOL  This will be our Second Saturday Club starting April 13.  Initial cost is $10.  Then every month on the second Saturday, bring in your completed block and receive the next for FREEEEEEE.  

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