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

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We are temporarily closed to walk-in traffic to help protect our employees and customers.  

 

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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 $7.75 for an envelope which will hold a few patterns or yard of fabric. 

 

We most often ship via Padded Envelope which is $8.40 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
The Changing Situation

We've been in business for 42 years and we have never experienced anything like our current health and economic situation.  We are located just 60 miles northwest of San Antonio off I-10.  We are 100 miles southwest of Austin. We closed our shop to walk-in traffic in March and we were able to put merchanidse to be picked up locally on our porch. Unfortunately, we have had some merchandise stolen before the customer could pick it up.  We will now keep merchandise in the shop and you will have to call 830-896-8088 when you arrive to pick it up.  Pick up times will be 10am - 3pm Tuesday - Saturday or by special arrangement.

You can also order on line as we ship out daily.  

  

 We have cancelled all retreats at The Main House until the middle of June as a precaution. 

If you don't already receive our online newsletter, take this opportunity to register.  Go the bottom of the right hand column and click the link "Join  E-happenings".  When you receive the confirmation e-mail, be sure and click the "confirm subscription" in the e-mail.  We will be sending e-mails to keep us connected with videos of what we are creating in the shop.

 

 Creations is now closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Read the details on our blog  Shorter Work Week.

2020 Watching for Rainbows Quilt Challenge

 "Watching for Rainbows" quilt show 

   We celebrated our 42nd Anniversary with our "Watching for Rainbows" quilt challenge. At final count we had 211 quilts.  About 160 were numbered and winners chosen by Viewer's Choice.  Some were give from generous quilters who care about foster care kids.

   CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will again take our quilts.  They will get the quilts to the children in the foster care system who need to know someone cares enough to make them a quilt. 

    The show was so colorful and fun.  We had over 350 people come and enjoy the quilts, and vote for their favorite.  It was all about which quilts moved you, not about the technical abilities of the quilter.

   The judging of these quilts will be done strickly by viewer's choice.  We asked each person to choose their favorite 10 quilts in no particular order. This was not an easy task as the quality and creativity of the quilts given was amazing. When we started to add the numbers we realized how hard a job it actually was.  The votes were so close that two of the top prizes were decided by ONE vote. (And sometimes we don't think our vote counts!)  

    With so many quilts so close in the voting, we decided to add three more winners to the list of $50.00 gift certificates.  It's good to be in charge of the rules!!  When you visit our blog you will see we have 3 top winners and 10 winners of $50.00 gift certificates.  Actually, we were all winners.  The kids get quilts and we get to know the most generous quilters.  The partipants get to make a fun and colorful quilt and everyone who sees the quilts gets inspired.

     You can read more on our blog and see who won the donation quilt and well as the gift certificates from Creations.  You will also see a walk thru video of our quilt show.  We wanted everyone to have a chance to see these amazing quilts.  Go to Creations Blog  and you will find all the details as well as videos from our past quilt shows.   

 

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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.

The Main House front view

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.  

 

  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  --  Paper Piecing for Confident Beginners   June 11th - 14th, 2020  (1 spot remaining)

    Beth Cunningham  --  Stitchery and Embellishment  July 30th - August 2nd ( 6 spots available)

    Gail Garber  --  Asymmetry in Quilt Design  August 13th - 16th, 2020 (7 spots available)

    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   (1 spot remaining)

    Krista Moser -- Diamond Ruler  November 12th - 15th (1 spot remaining)

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, Free Spirit 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, the wool thread to match, and now her hand dyed wool as well. 

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.  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. Stuffed animals is one of our favorite categories.  You will find jungle animals, farm animals, exotic animals, owls, and even the occassional dog an cat. 

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.  Most of our neat stuff is in-store only as it changes too quickly to ut online.  Another reason for a visit to the shop.

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.

We miss seeing you all in our store. So, we've decided this is a great time to embrace the Facebook to stay in touch with you. We invite everyone to visit Creations' Facebook page at: facebook.com/creationskerrville .

Even if you are not a Facebook user, you will be able to see our latest Facebook postings at the link above. However, the box below now shows our latest Facebook postings. You can even scroll through several of the most recent Facebook posts, just hover over the right side of the box and a scrollbar will appear so you can scroll to previous posts.

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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April FabShopHop

We are happy to announce that we will be participating in the April FabShopHop.

 

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The FabShopHop Bunny is in love with our new Ombre Fabrics, patterns and quilt kits, hint, hint! (Click the quilt image below or the linked words above to go to that page and look for the bunny.)

The FabShopHop Bunny loves our Ombre Quilt.

 

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.

BHG Quilt Sampler Top Shop 2019

 

In 1996, Creations was first featured in Quilt Sampler's second edition.  Twenty three years later, we were invited to be their "encore" shop for Spring 2019.  It was quite an honor to be featured in this magazine twice.  

 

We still have copies of this edition of the magazine .  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. 

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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