15% off pendants and pre-cut fabric--oh, and an extra surprise sale!




Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica

Good Morning--
    I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family. This is one of my favorite holidays. I was swamped with all my grandkids! Olivia and I sewed (we made pillows) and hiked both Saturday and Sunday with all the cousins. Try hiking with a 16 month on your back! What a workout. But, of course, I enjoyed every last minute.
    Believe it or not Evelia and I are heading to Cabo for a week at one of my timeshares. Many years ago my late husband and I bought them so that I would take off and relax. Well I have lost a few weeks ‘cause I haven't taken the time off, so I decided to just do it and take Evelia with me. I hope all goes well while we're gone...
   Whew! Glad those two are leaving! Total Buzzkills! Teehee! I'm in charge now! Oh—this is Miguel. I added to Monica's blurb and sent it off to Mary for this week's email before she notices. Well, anyways, now that the two head honchos have booked it out of town for some "Rest & Relaxation," I have taken it upon myself to add one extra sale this week! So, starting Tuesday, November 26th and ending Monday, December 3rd, Bali batik fabrics will be on sale for $10.00 a yard (you must cut a piece at least 1-yard to get the discount.) Please help me clean up the shop and make some more room on the shelves for the fabrics that Monica and Evelia keep buying! Okay, Mary, add your usual reminders to everyone…
    I still need more bras and underwear. Remember when you are out shopping for your families please pick up a few pairs for someone in need. Men, women, children—everyone needs underwear. We're collecting through December 8th.   
      It's already week 9 of our Celebrate the Season event. This is your chance to stock up on items you need as the holidays approach. Take 15% off precut fabric. Jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, bundles--it's all on sale. On the bead side, take 15% off all pendants--we have a wide variety in styles from traditional to modern, with and without stones, large to small and priced to fit every budget. Pick up your License to Shop and have it stamped each week to earn a chance to win Monica's Gift Certificates. You just need 4 stamps to qualify for the $25 GC drawing--there's still time if you pop in once a week between now and the end of December. You can see all the details in What's Happening below.
   We offer great classes every day of the week. Click here to see our calendar, click here to download the 4th quarter newsletter, and here to see all of our classes on the web site. Click here for the 1st Quarter 2019 newsletter. We'll start sharing the new classes with you in a couple of weeks. (Mary is heading out of town, too.)
   
Read on to see What's Happening, What's New and to learn more about our sewing and jewelry making classes.

   Come see us--hope to see you soon!
-Monica

What's Happening
Celebrate the season banner
celebrate rules
celebrate sale shart
Bra and underwear drive
Holiday Party
Road to California



What's New
Bohemian rhapsody  Bohemian Rhapsody is an ombre print with tons of beautiful detail. This 2 yard panel has a strip of all 28 colors in the line.
3 new patterns from Aunties Two! First,  bring your Sisters Bag where ever you go. Perfect for all the essentials. Little Sister, a wristlet, is 11" wide x 2" deep x 6" tall.
Big Sister, a messenger bag, is 12" wide x 2" deep x 10" tall.
The Sisters have two zippered pockets on the outside and two open top pockets on the inside.
 sisters bags
holiday stockings  Holiday Stockings has two sizes--one for your mantle and one for your tree! Wouldn't it be fun to light them up with a strand of little lights?
And, check out these Woven Hexi Flower Bowls. Fun to make--construction is similar to the Woven Spiral Baskets. Great for desk, sewing table, drawer storage and organization. Large - 5" wide x 2 1/4" tall; Small - 4" wide x 1 3/4" tall  woven hexi flower bowls
Grunge  Did someone say, "Grunge?" This fabulous line has become a staple for most of us. Lots of yummy new colors came in.
 All of our classes through March, 2019 are up on the website.  Click here for the 4th Quarter Newsletter and here for the 1st Quarter Newsletter. Here are some of the new jewelry classes we've added--all new classes are on our Home page. See them by clicking here.
Letti earrings
Capture crystals with 2-hole beads while making Theresa's Letti Earrings.
coil knot bracelets
Dessie will teach you to make two different bracelets using the Coil Knot
multi-strand leather

 Learn to work with multiple strands of leather while making these cool bracelets with Dessie.
Wanda

Chenille stitch your way to a fun, dimensional bracelet using drop beads. It's the Wanda Bracelet with Theresa.


Classes, Classes, Classes!
We offer classes for all skill levels and interests. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you'll find something to get your creative juices flowing at Monica's. Our teachers are experienced and passionate about their craft. To see all of our current classes, click here.

On The Quilt Side
Choose one of these Class Categories to see what's being offered this quarter

raw edge landscape beginning quilt making  
foundation piecing
 
Applique
We offer applique classes in several techniques and styles, including finished edge, raw edge, improvisational, fused and more.
The Basics
Here you will find classes for  beginning quilt making and beyond, free motion quilting, sewing machine care and more.
Quilt Classes
These classes cover a wide variety of techniques and styles. They may use a pattern or encourage you to think outside the box, introduce you to a tool or technique using your machine or by hand. 
 poppins bag  Aloha dress bead embroidery on fabric
 camden bowls Other Sewing Projects
From clothing to bags all kinds of great things in between! Expand your sewing knowledge and come away with something both useful and pretty.
diva frame wallet
  

On The Bead Side
Each of our teachers has their own style and focus. They are always trying new techniques, tools and products to offer you classes using the latest and greatest in the bead world. Choose one of these class categories to see what's being offered this quarter--and, our class dates are flexible! Call the shop to schedule something on a different day.

The Basics

 knotting beading 101B
Choose Wire 101 or Wire 102 to learn basic wirework skills. These courses are prerequisites for Patricia's wire classes.
Knotting or Stringing with Patricia are great first steps in the art of jewelry making. Begin your beading adventure with any of Theresa's Bead Weaving projects. You can learn peyote, brick stitch, ladder stitch, herringbone and ndbele in these introductory classes with Theresa. 
We offer over a hundred different jewelry-making classes! Choose one of these categories to explore the variety of styles and skill levels in different areas of this exciting field.
 flat peyote leather bracelets Tatiana
Beading
Whether you want to make something simple or complex, Rose Mary and Theresa have projects for you. Macrame, coiled ropes, kumihimo, netting stitch, peyote, right angle weave, bead embroidery, bead crochet, loomwork, contemporary geometric beadwork--the list goes on!
Leather
Pair leather with beads, chain, tassels, cabachons. Dessie will teach you to set rivets, sew on leather--make it elegant, edgy or organic to suit your style.

Wirework
From simple wire wrapped cabachons to encasing beads in elaborate viking weave, Patricia will guide you to make pieces you will be proud to wear.