View of Creations Store from Main Street

Great Stuff For Quilters & Sewing Enthusiasts!

We've been specializing in sewing and quilting fabrics, patterns and supplies for 36 years. We are located in Kerrville, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country - just 60 miles northwest of San Antonio off I-10 and 100 miles southwest of Austin.

We carry a wide range of fabrics, patterns, and books for quilting, clothing, stitchery (including both hand and machine embroidery) and wool applique. You'll also find "fun" items like jewelry, purses, greeting cards, cookbooks, hats and more. We are an authorized dealer for Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

We believe people rarely succeed at anything unless they have fun doing it so we have plenty of fun quilt, clothing and home accessory models to spark your creativity!

 

Find our Newest Arrivals

Click our Newest Stuff links in the left menu to find our newest product arrivals:
Newest Quilting Stuff - new patterns, new fabrics from Dena Designs,  and new Holiday fabrics
Newest Sewing Stuff - new linen fabrics,  a fabric collection called Kobayashi by Seven Islands
Newest Neat Stuff- a beautiful line of watercolor greeting cards by Peg Conley
Newest Wool Stuff- new patterns by Sue Spargo and Wooly Lady
Newest Machine Embroidery- fun new designs by Pickle Pie Designs, Lunch Box Quilts and Smith Street Designs

Kaffe Cloud Nine and Shot cotton shirts

Take a Virtual Stroll through the Store!

At Creations we strive to create a fun and inspiring experience every time you walk in the door. Whether you are into sewing clothing, quilts, or home decor or have a passion for hand or machine embroidery or wool applique - we have products we think you'll love. The Shop Online menu to the left links to all the products we offer online.

If you've never been to Creations - take our Store Tour to see the wide range of fabrics, patterns, kits and "cool stuff" we offer. If you just haven't been in the store for a while, the Store Tour will let you see some of our most recent displays and products. So, grab a cup of coffee and explore our store - online!

 

Get To Know Us Better

We invite you to learn more about us and our specialties on our Meet Us page where we share our store history and introduce you to our wonderful staff.

Louisa Smith

Sew, Quilt, Play or Just Relax With Friends!

Have you heard about Creations' retreat center, The Main House?

The Main House has a 24 workstation sewing studio and lodging to accommodate 24 people. It is a great place to consider having your next sewing or quilting group retreat. Visit The Main House website for an online tour of the studio and lodging as well as rental details.

The quilts pictured are from Louisa Smith who will return to The Main House for a 3 1/2 day retreat in October 2015.  We'll have the details out soon.

 

Ready to Immerse Yourself in Learning a New Technique?

We have a full retreat schedule for 2014 and 2015 at The Main House. We bring in top-notch instructors for 3 1/2 days to teach their quilting and sewing techniques. Visit the Events page on The Main House website for details, seat availability and registration information on the following upcoming retreats:

  • Gail Garber - Goose is Loose Retreat (Oct 12-15) Two spots left.  Call us at 830-896-8088 to grab it!  Ask for Julie.
  • Frieda Anderson - "Frie Style" Quilted Naturescapes Retreat (Dec 7-10)

                             2015 Retreats at The Main House 

 Be sure and visit the Events page on the Main House website and you will be able to scroll down to view the details, and registration information for all the 2015 retreats.

  •    Jan Mathews  --  Fire Island Hosta (January 4 - 7)
  •    Alice Kolb  --  Sew A Crooked Line (March 22 - 25)
  •    Gloria Loughman - Radiant Landscapes (April 26 - 29) Class Full
  •    Susan Carlson - Cutting Loose (May 17 - 20)  Class Full     If you would like to be on the waiting list, please call 830-896-8088 & ask for Julie.
  •    Karen K. Stone  --  Playing with Fabric (June 7 - 10)
  •    Jan Krentz  --  Galaxy of Stars (July12 - 15)
  •    Sue Spargo  --  Textural Study (August 16 - 19)  Class Full
  •    Karla Alexander  --  Stack, Shuffle and Slide  (September 20 - 23)
  •    Louisa Smith  --  Exploring Color, Texture and Curves  (October 4 - 7)
We offer a large online selection of our favorite fabrics, books and patterns for quilting, sewing and wool applique - so you can find inspiration for any sewing project you have in mind. You'll find direct links to these under the Quilting, Sewing and Wool Stuff categories listed on the menu to the left. As you browse through those categories you'll find photos of many models we've created to inspire you.
Bargello Quilt kit

Quilting

We offer 100% cotton, quilting-weight fabrics in wide range of contemporary and traditional prints as well as batiks in every imaginable color. Soft flannels and faux wool prints round out the selection. We carry fabrics from popular manufacturers like Moda, Hoffman, Alexander Henry, Robert Kaufman, Westminster, Timeless Treasures and more.

Our selection of quilting patterns and books include every imaginable design style for patchwork and applique from traditional to contemporary and from simple to complex.

Visit our Quilting department  to get to all these product categories, or click the specific categories on the Shop Online menu (to the left) to jump directly to the desired quilting product category.

Garment in the closet

Sewing

We stock linen, bali rayon, silks, cottons, knits and other great clothing fabrics. We also love to use home dec weight fabrics to create jackets and skirts. We also carry specialty fabrics like Minkee and laminated fabrics that are great fun to work with. We even have some fabrics that are great for children's clothing, so be sure to look for that too.

We carry sewing patterns and books for both women's and children's clothing as well as "accessories" like aprons, pillows and more.

Visit our Sewing department to see an overview of all our sewing related product categories, or click the specific sewing categories on the Shop Online menu (to the left) to jump directly to the desired sewing product category.

Wool kits and hand dyed wool

Wool Stuff

We carry hand-dyed wool and wool applique kits as well as patterns and books for a variety of wool applique styles. We love the hand-dyed wools from Mary Flanagan that feature traditional wool suiting fabrics that have been over-dyed in gorgeous colors. Our hand-dyed wools and wool kits from Wooly Lady feature such vibrant, luscious colors that they are quite inspiring.

Visit our Wool Stuff department to see an overview of all our wool related product categories, or click the specific wool stuff categories on the Shop Online menu (to the left) to jump directly to the desired wool stuff product category.

Nesting Time Stitchery

Hand Stitchery

The popularity of hand stitchery like redwork and backstitch or outline embroidery never seems to fade and we've found quite a few pattern designers that know just how to add a modern touch to this classic style. These designs look great in projects from tea towels to wall hangings and even work well in quilts.

Our online selection of patterns and books include themes related to holidays, gardening, and Texas as well as designs for wool stitchery.

Visit our Hand Stitchery department to check out our online offerings.

Machine Embroiderer Bird of Paradise

Machine Embroidery

Embroidery machines have made it easy to stitch colorful, elaborate embroidery designs on everything you can imagine. We love the simplicity and speed of stitching single designs onto the blank linens we carry such as homespun towels. We also have a colorful selection of linen napkins, towels and table runners. Visit our Embroidery Blanks page for our online selection.

We carry Machine Embroidery CDs in the store and offer a few of our favorites online. We love the whimisical machine embroidered applique designs from Lunch Box Quilts. A new favorite design company is Anna's Awesome Applique Designs - their Fiesta de Talavera, designed by Michelle Watts is a beautiful quilt. Visit our Machine Embroidery Design CDs page to find a selection of some of our favorites as well as pictures of some of the fun samples we've stitched from them.

Baggallini and stonehenge display

Neat Stuff

We find many other products that our customers will love, so we've created a Neat Stuff category. Our Shannon Martin greetings cards, like the one shown above, are very popular.

We also love the  beautiful Renaissance ribbons that can be used to embellish quilts, clothing, purses and more. Speaking of purses, we just keep finding great designs for purses, bags and totes and we make sure to keep a good selection of these online.

Visit our Neat Stuff department to get an overview of our Neat Stuff categories or use the Shop Online menu categories (on the left) to explore a specific category of Neat Stuff.

Susan Cranshaw's Armadillo pattern
Boots on Towels - Machine Embroidery Applique
Creations Bluebonnet Batik fabric from Hoffman

Texas Themed Fabrics, Patterns, Machine Embroidery, books & More

Over the years, we've found that Texas and Western themed products are very popular in the store. Between the fanatic Texans that live here and the people who visit when they come to the Texas Hill Country, they just can't get enough of Texas stuff! So we are constantly on the lookout for great fabrics, quilt and hand stitchery patterns, books, cookbooks and accessories. Here on the website, we've corralled them all on our Celebrate Texas! page and our Texas Wildflowers page so you can be sure to find them easily.

Speaking of Texas Wildflowers, that fabric on the right is our very own Creations' Bluebonnet Batik in 100% cotton. This beautiful batik features our own bluebonnet design and is only available from Creations.

Creations has neat stuff throughout the store.

More Neat Stuff in Store!

We encourage you to personally visit Creations in Kerrville! We love to meet people and to help you find the perfect treasures. We're known for all of the "Neat Stuff" scattered throughout our store. Unfortunately many of these items just aren't appropriate to offer online -- you'll want to see them in person. For instance, we offer jewelry, scarves, purses and even hats - we love the flair they add to our clothing models - and our customers love them too!

Other items we carry are just too big or fragile to ship so we don't offer them online. For instance we also love to decorate the store with gorgeous antique spool cabinets - and every one is available for purchase.

Our newest great find is the Baggallini line of purses, bags and rolling totes. They are flying out of the store!

If you'd like to see more of the latest "Neat Stuff" we have in the store, be sure to take our Store Tour. Or better yet, plan a visit to the Texas Hill Country and Creations, so you can take something home with you.

Tootie the Fax Cat

Have You Heard About Tootie the Fax Cat?

Have you ever sent a fax and wondered if it arrived? At Creations you don't have to worry, our cats look after the fax machine. For many years we had a cat that personally delivered faxes to us if we were away from the machine when one arrived. You say you don't believe it? Well, take a look for yourself - here's Tootie delivering a fax during a class. Read the whole story and see more fun photos at: The Amazing (But True) Tale of Tootie the Fax Cat .

Although she retired many years ago, the legacy of Tootie the Fax Cat lives on. She wasn't necessarily as customer-friendly as Domino, but she was quite the office assistant!

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The Main House

Join Us at our retreat center - The Main House

Creations' retreat center, The Main House, hosts 3 1/2 day retreats with nationally known instructors, or you can rent it for your own group. Visit The Main House website for details . To jump straight to information about the retreat shown below, just click the image or the link.
 

Frieda Anderson "Frie-Style" Quilted Naturescapes Retreat

To get the details, visit our Frieda Anderson Retreat page on The Main House website.

 

You can also find photos from past retreats on The Main House Blog.

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Creations Gift Card

Creations' Gift Cards are a great option for birthdays and special occasions!
 

Our Gift Cards page allows you to order our Gift Cards online. For your convenience, we now provide and option to have a gift card mailed directly to the recipient.

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