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About Us

How we got started...

After 20 years in business, Creative Expressions in Palm Springs closed its doors in 2005. Monica Gonzales, Creative Expression's long-time manager, opened her own store to continue providing the best in quilting and beading experiences to loyal customers and friends.

Staff and teachers from the old store joined Monica in the new venture and continue working with her today along with new staff, designers and teachers.

Customers followed Monica as well. Many of them have taken classes from her for more than 30 years! She remembers their names and what they were working on when she last saw them. They love her warm welcome whenever they come in, whether they were in the store yesterday or many years ago.

We invite you to get to know us while you express your creativity---and we'll do our best to remember you when you return!

Now, 17 years later, Monica is retiring! Bittersweet to be sure, as the broker was, sadly, unable to sell this vital business.

If our customers are happy, we're happy!

The one thing we do best can be summed up in two words: customer service. While we want our store to be better stocked than any other and filled with colorful displays that invite you to browse, we're happiest when you leave confident that you have everything needed to complete the projects you want to make and happy with your experience in our store.

We help from beginning to end with assistance in making selections, advice on selecting and interpreting patterns, demonstrations of quick techniques, guidance in choosing a class and celebration when you successfully complete a project.

With over 300 years of experience among the staff, we can show you how using one technique over another will make the going easier or how substituting one color or choice of materials for another will cause a design to work or fail.

We make every effort to offer the best in quilting fabrics, notions, beads and findings and to make you feel at home and welcome at Monica's.