A LITTLE HISTORY Spring Creek NeedleArt was founded in 1988 by lifelong friends Nancy Richoux and Sharon Lyon. Our idea was to create applique and pieced quilt patterns of varying degrees of difficulty – a little something for everyone. We sell both retail and wholesale. Our patterns are carried by many shops around the country as well as by the catalogs Annie’s (formerly Clotilde), Nancy’s Notions and Keepsake Quilting. If you are unable to purchase our patterns at your local quilt shop or through a catalog, we also sell direct via this website. We do not have a shop; all sales are conducted through the mail. Though Sharon left the business in 1990, she remains a good friend and consultant.