Creations 41st Anniversary “Power of Words” Quilt Challenge

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Our 41st Anniversary event was a tremendous success. We so appreciate all the generous quilters from across the country who gave of their time and talents to participate. It’s a special person who will make a quilt for a child they will never meet. The 145 quilts will go to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to distribute to children in the foster care system who have been removed from abusive homes. They will go to children in our county and surrounding counties.

We had nearly 400 people come through the show. To celebrate our anniversary, we gave a gift bag with store coupons to each person who visited the show. What other quilt show gives you a gift when you come!

The real winners of our Quilt Show are the 145 children who will receive a new quilt to call their own!

However, we did have a few prizes to award.

 

Most Power of Words Quilts ($200 gift certificate):

Cathy Wallace – San Antonio

 

The 2 winners of our drawing for Brother Scan ‘n Cut machines are:

Laura Webb – Fair Oaks Ranch

Janie Love – San Antonio

 

Viewers Choice Winners :

Each person was also able to vote for their 10 favorite quilts in no particular order. We tallied the votes and came up with the winners.

We awarded First, Second and Third Place for Viewers Choice. In addition, we gave prizes for places 4-10 (in no particular order). See the winning quilts, quilters and their prizes in the gallery below.

Click any photo to be taken to a slideshow of full-size images of these quilts!

 

 

The 41st Anniversary Power of Words Quilt Show Videos

We were amazed at all the beautiful quilts that these talented and generous quilters created for the children, so we’d like you to have a chance to see the whole show via videos.

 

Opening Day of the 41st Anniversary Power of Words Quilt Show

(A short overview of the quilt show.)

 

The Entire 41st Anniversary Power of Words Quilt Show

(Photos of every quilt contributed for this show.)

 

The 41st Anniversary Power of Words Quilt Show Special Mentions

(These quilts had special stories behind them that we want to share, like where or who they came from.)

 

Creations’ Crew Contributions to the 41st Anniversary Power of Words Quilt Show

(Our wonderful Creations’ staff couldn’t resist getting involved in this special project.)

Creations’ 40th Anniversary “Stir What You Got” Quilt Challenge Winners

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The results are in from Creations’ 40th Anniversary “Stir What You Got” Quilt Challenge.

The winner of the “Most Quilts Submitted” award goes to Cathy Wallace of San Antonio. Cathy contributed 5 quilts.

We asked quilt show attendees to pick their 10 favorite quilts. Prizes were awarded to the quilters whose quilts received the most votes. The winners are as follows:

1st place, $400 gift certificate: Becky Rodier – Austin, Tx

2nd place, $300 gift certificate: Joanna Willis – Kerrville, Tx

3rd place, $200 gift certificate: Tonya Norris – Yantis, Tx

4th place, $100 gift certificate: Linda Humphrey – Kerrville, Tx

5th – 10th place winners (no particular order), $40 gift certificate each:

Robbie Burns – Alpine, Tx

Jan Miles – Kerrville, Tx

Saundra Neely – Kerrville, Tx

Alice Segner – Fredericksburg, Tx

Linda Sides – San Antonio, Tx

Rhonea Woda – New Braunfels, Tx

The gallery below shows each of the quilts awarded these prizes. To see larger versions of these images, click any image and a larger slideshow will pop up.

Creations’ Viewing of the Quilts 40th Anniversary Event

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The “Viewing of the Quilts” celebrating our Creations’ 40th Anniversary “Stir What You Got” Quilt Challenge is on March 15-17, 20017. Don’t miss it!

These quilts will go to the Rainbow Room in Kerrville, Texas and will be distributed to children removed from their home environment.

We have 227 quilts in the viewing, which will all go to the Rainbow Room. 150 of these quilts were submitted as part of the “Stir What You Got” quilt challenge. The remaining quilts, weren’t part of the challenge, but were donated by the gals at Creations as well as other customer contributions.

We appreciate the overwhelming participation we received for this worthy project.

We’ve prepared 3 youtube videos so you can see all the wonderful, creative, quilts that friends and staff of Creations lovingly created for this project. If you can’t get to Creations this weekend to see them, be sure to watch these videos.

First, an overview of the entire collection of quilts:

 

 

Next, a detailed look at the 150 quilts submitted for the “Stir What You Got” Quilt Challenge by our many talented Creations’ customers:

 

 

Finally, a look at all the quilts created and donated by the gals at Creations:

 

Creations and the Kerr County Child Protective Services Board thank everyone who participated in our “Stir What You Got” Quilt Challenge!

Warehouse Sale Video Preview

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We hope you enjoy our video preview of many of the goodies in Creations’ 39th Anniversary Warehouse Sale to be held on March 31st and April 1st. (If you don’t like the music, or it is too loud, just click the speaker button at the bottom of the video to change the audio volume. There is no narration, so you won’t miss anything.)

Remember – the sale dates are  this coming Friday and Saturday – you don’t want to miss it!

Check out our last 4 blog posts below for all of the details.
There is still time to “reserve” your spot as one of the first people in line. Just visit the “Our Anniversary Event” post below to find out how to do that.

August Tuffet Retreat – A Great Time

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Tuffet Retreat
Tuffet Retreat Creations

We just finished our August Tuffet Retreat at The Main House in Kerrville, Texas.  Creations sponsored this retreat and we had 13 “tuffetiers” as they labeled themselves.

In our retreat there is plenty of time to sew so everyone has the chance to finish their tuffet.  We love them all.  The fabric choices were so different and each tuffet was so unique.  We had two tuffets made from old ties.  These gals probably worked longer at home to get those ties ready than they did at the retreat.  One tuffet was Australian fabrics made to coordinate with a quilt.  There was the vegetable dye fabric that looked like the old bedspreds form the 60’s….love that one being a child of the 60’s.

We had 3 square tuffets made in this class.  There was one from the Australian prints, one from the Serape stripes and one using the handwoven ikats.  Each was so different and so wonderful.

We are so proud of everyone who attended this retreat and wish them all future tuffet success.

If you want to make a tuffet, you can purchase our kit, pick your fabric and get started.  Order the supplies and pattern on our website at Tuffets.

We all worked together to complete the tuffets.  It was such fun to see them all coming together.  Hope you will want to make one yourself.

Hand Stitchery — Always Popular

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Hand Stitchery Supplies
Hand Stitchery Patterns

 

It seems that hand stitchery never goes out of style.  We continue to get new patterns and Maisie continues to make us samples.  Our favorite background for stitching is Essex from Robert Kaufman which you’ll find on our linen page.  Once you get to that page, you will have to scroll down through our beautiful digital printed linens to see the solid Essex colors.

We love Crab-apple Hill designs as well as so many others.

You can see what we have available online at Hand Stitchery.

 

 

These are just a few of the stitched out samples from Crabapple Hill you will see on your next visit to Creations. Or visit our Crab-apple Hill page in our online store.

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