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1013 Main St.
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 896-8088

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Effective September 22nd, 2019

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30
Closed Sundays and Mondays

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We ship via Priority mail whenever possible.  We charge just what we are charged by the Post Office.  Their minimum is $7.35 for an envelope which will hold a few patterns or yard of fabric. 

 

We most often ship via Padded Envelope which is $8.00 and will hold most of our quilt kits.

 

If you have a large order, we will ship either Priority or UPS, whichever will be the least expensive.

 

We are not able to ship internationally.

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 41 years. We are located in Kerrville, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country - just 60 miles northwest of San Antonio off I-10.  We are 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, hats and some unusual "stuffed animals". We are an authorized dealer for Brother embroidery and sewing machines.

We are always eager to show you the newest things we have to offer in both quilting and sewing.  Hope you will come by, enjoy a cup of coffee, and wander through our spacious rooms filled with inspiration.

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! 

 

We will be closed on the following dates:

Effective September 22nd, Creations will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Read the details on our blog  Shorter Work Week.

 

November 28th for Thanksgiving

December 24th, and 25th for Christmas

December 31st and January 1st for New Years.

We just don't want you to be disappointed if you are planning a trip to see us.

 
 
2020 Watching for Rainbows Quilt Challenge

Our 2020 Quilt Challenge is well underway

Kits for our 2020 quilt challenge have been going great.  We so appreciate all those who have joined our quilt challenge.  To celebrate our 42nd Anniversary we are sponsoring the "Watching for Rainbows" quilt challenge.  The Rainbow is symbol of a promise.  With a promise there is hope and with hope comes the possibility of change.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will again take our quilts and get them to the children in foster care who need to know someone made them something special.

To date, we have had 184 quilters join us in this fun endeaver.  There is plenty of time for you to join too.  The quilt is not due back in the shop until March 10th, 2020.  It's so much fun to see them all on display and we have some great prizes for the winners of the challenge.

The challenge kit is $18.00 and it includes one yard of the digital print rainbow fabric, a pattern that you can use or not, the quilt label and the entry form.  All quilts need to be at Creations by Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 as our Anniversary Quilt Show will be March 13th and 14th, 2020.  The show will be held at our retreat center, The Main House, which is across our parking lot.

 Anything goes with this challenge.  We will accept any size quilt as all ages of children are in need.

You can read more on our blog.  Go to Creations Blog  and you will find all the details as well as videos from our past quilt shows.   If you want to order a challenge kit, go to Challenge Kit and we will pay the postage to get the kit to you. (Limited to US.)

We hope you will join our challenge.  In the past two years, our wonderful customers and staff have produced over 375 quilts that have been given to children in foster care.  

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 we have products we think you'll love. We also carry products for those who love hand or machine embroidery.   The Shop Online menu to the left links to all the products we offer online.

We love to mix fabrics and techniques. We carry wool, silk, cotton, linen and any interesting fabric we can find.  You'll find displays with many fabrics and ideas.

We hope you will find just the right sewing or quilting project for you. We change the pictures on our tour frequently as our displays change often.  Hope this tour will entice you to visit our shop in person.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 are a regular visitor, the Store Tour will help you keep up with our most recent displays and products. So, grab a cup of coffee and explore our store - online!

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.

Karen Stone Loquats Quilt

Sew, Quilt, Play or Just Relax With Friends!

The Main House has a 24 workstation sewing studio and lodging to accommodate 24 people. It is a great place to have 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.

We offer comfortable accommodations with an elevator to take you to the second floor bedrooms.  There are a total of 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. 

Our kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave, crock pots, and ice maker to make preparing casual meals easy. Complimentary continental breakfast items are provided.

The Main House also sponsors retreats with international and national teachers.

 We bring in national and international instructors for 3 1/2 days to teach their quilting and sewing techniques. Check out the list below for more details.  We have listed our 2019 schedule. If the retreat you want is listed as full, please do not hesitate to get yourself on the waiting list as plans change for students the closer a retreat becomes.  Just call the shop at 830-896-8088, ask for Julie or Kathy and we will get your on the list.

 2019 Creations' sponsored Retreats!

  There is a $150.00 deposit once you get a spot in the class.  The balance will be charged out 60 days before the class at which time we will send you the class supply list.  Our retreats  are 3 1/2 days.  Each includes the class, 3 nights stay at The Main House and 9 meals. The fee for all classes is $695.   You may also enroll as a day student for $545.00.  

2019 Event Schedule:

   Call 830-896-8088 and ask for Julie to put the $150.00 deposit down for any of the available classes. Add your name to the waiting list at no charge.  If you have come to our retreats before, you will notice that they now begin on Thursday afternoon and run through Sunday. 

     Debbie Maddy  --  Shibori Dyeing II  September 12th - 15th, 2019  2 spots available

     Sue Spargo  --  Wool Working  October 13th - 16th, 2019 (Retreat is full.  Wait list available.)

 

2020 Event Schedule:

   Call 830-896-8088 and ask for Julie to put the $150.00 deposit down of any of the available classes.  Add your name to the waiting list at no charge.  All retreats will begin on Thursday afternoon except for Sue Spargo which will begin on Sunday afternoon.

    Jan Mathews  --  Judy Neimeyer Advance Paper Piecing  January 9th - 12th, 2020 (Retreat is full.  Wait list available.)

    Karla Alexander  -- Improv Piecing  April 30th - May 3rd, 2020 (Retreat is full. Wait list available.)

    Jan Mathews  --  Paper Piecing for Confident Beginners   June 11th - 14th, 2020   2 spots available

    Gail Garber  --  Asymmetry in Quilt Design  August 13th - 16th, 2020

    Sue Spargo  --  All ABout Stitches August 23rd - 26th, 2020 (Retreat is full. Wait list available.) This retreat begins on a Sunday.

    Gloria Loughman  --  Abstracing the Landscape  October 8th - 11th, 2020   3 spots available

    Krista Moser -- Diamond Ruler  November 12th - 15th

If you are not familiar with any of our instructors, visit their websites to see examples of their work.

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.
Tin Roof Quilting pattern by Cut Loose Press

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, Windham, Art Gallery, Anthology 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.

Silky Noil

Sewing

We stock linen, bali rayon, silks, cottons, knits and other great clothing fabrics. We also carry specialty fabrics like Minkee and cork  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 from Wooly Lady feature such vibrant, luscious colors that they are quite inspiring. We also stock Sue Spargo's mill dyed wool and her wool thread to match. 

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.

Grabapple Hill Hand 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.

Anna's Awesome Applique Machine Embroidery

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 and towels. 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.

Neat stuff

Neat Stuff

We find many other products that our customers will love, so we've created a Neat Stuff category. Jewelry is one of our favorite accessories.  A new necklace can be just the thing for a new outfit.

We also love the cards by Shannon Martin.  The cards are funny without being mean and we can all relate to them. We also carry cards by Words & Watercolors.  You'll find cute socks in our shop along with the Baggallini brand of purses.

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.

Cowboy boots and bluebonnets
Red Truck Panel by Robert Kaufman
Texas themed fabric my Moda

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 Texas themed fabrics. Here on the website, we've corralled them all on our Celebrate Texas! page.

 

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.

The Baggallini line of purses, bags and rolling totes has been a tremendous success. Our customers love them!  Take a look next time you are in the shop.

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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©2008 - 2019 Creations

BHG Quilt Sampler Top Shop 2019

 

In 1996, Creations was first featured in Quilt Sampler's second edition.  Now 23 years later we have been invited to be their "encore" shop for Spring 2019.  It's quite an honor to be featured in this magazine, but especially to be featured twice.  

 

The magazine is now here .  If you can't find it locally, we will be glad to send you a copy. Go to Quilt Sampler to place your order and see our featured quilt.

 

We so appreciate the support of our customers for all these years as we continue to bring you the best our fabric industry has to offer. 

Gift Certificates

Creations Gift Card

Creations' Gift Cards are a great option for birthdays and special occasions!  What a wonderful Christmas gift for the quilter in your life.
 

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.

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.
 

 

 

 

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