Yard Sale on Saturday!




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A Message from Monica

Good morning and Happy New Year!
    Boy, do I love being home. It’s so nice to get up, water the plants, feed my baby tortoises (my big guys are hibernating) and simply enjoy my home. I love it.
    It’s also nice just hanging out at the shop and chatting with all my wonderful customers! I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope you are planning to come to our big Annual Yard Sale on Saturday, January 12th. The sale starts at 8:00 am sharp and is over by 10:00 am. We’ll be ready for you in the alley at the back of the store--the store will be closed--just walk around behind the building and grab some bargains. There are great deals on fabric, patterns and the sample quilts we are retiring. This weekend I started rolling the small remnants we save all year into those famous rolls everyone loves to buy. Remember, it’s cash only! (Sorry beaders--there’s not much for you at the sale.)
    I am also getting ready for Road to California. As I mentioned, Carol and her husband Jim from Aunties Too patterns are flying out again to demo all her new patterns from quilt market. We’ve been on the phone with each other and our suppliers making sure we are well stocked in everything she will be showing you. Please stop by and see what’s new.
    If you need tickets to the show and want to save some time, pick up your multi-day tickets at the shop. They are $16, cash only, good every day (wrist band) and we'll have them until we leave to set up our booth or until we run out. Same price as at the show, but no line!half cuff with button
     On the bead side we've been busy restocking--last week we put out sterling silver wire in gauges 16 to 24. And those great silver tone polished metal half cuffs are back in stock. We have them in two sizes to fit thick or thin leather.
     Remember, we have great classes every day of the week. Click here for the 1st Quarter 2019 newsletter and here to see all of our classes. Below are the new classes scheduled for next quarter (plus a few we haven't offered in awhile)--just click on photo/title for more information. We offer over 100 classes every quarter on both sides of the store! From beginner to expert, from traditional to contemporary--we have something for everyone. Remember, sign up early--we have to cancel classes that don't meet the minimum enrollment a week ahead. And we hate it when you are disappointed. Take a look at Classes below to learn more about our classes.

Falling Leaves ZentanglesSeveral Zentangle classes Vintage Sewing Book
Vintage Sewing Book
Spikey Table Runner
Spikey Table Runner
Making Fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Stack-n-whack kaleidescopeStack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope
Sonoran Choker
Sonoran Choker
start with
Rose Mary, finish with Dessie!
Joan necklace

Joanne Necklace
peyote bracelet
a new
Beadweave 101 Bracelet
moonrise CGB earring
Moonrise CGB Earrings
Pinkston earring
Pinkston Earrings
hollow cubes
Hollow Cubes
deer head sihlouette
Deer Head Silhlouette
colourstruck pillow
Colourstruck Pillows
whirligig
Whirligig
one block wonder
One Block Wonder
mazed
Mazed
slant
Slant
Rockport Tote Rockport Tote cork pouch
Cork Pouch
mini mod dog
Mod Dog or
Mod Cat
urban window
Urban Window
Mod TV
Mod TV

 ufoUnFinished Objects

   Read on to see What's Happening, What's New and to learn more about our sewing and jewelry making classes.

  Hope to see you at the store soon!
-Monica

What's Happening
annual yard sale 
Road to California



What's New
 The Fiesta collection by Stacy Peterson for Blend Fabrics celebrates the colorful culture of Latin America.  Llamas and burros of the Andes, Mexican banners and more.
 llamas and burros  banners
These two prints and some coordinates for each are from Dear Stella Fabrics. Whimsical cactus and teepees!
 
 cactus teepees
Lots and lots of dots from Michael Miller. 20 bolts of dots about 1/4" across!
 dumb dots
 sunset in the coachella valley The Sunset in the Coachella Valley pattern is back in stock. And,  Rose Mary put together a kit, with instructions, in case you'd like to add the beadwork we have on our sample.


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

mod cat beginning quilt making  
Violet Craft 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. 
Something Special
While sewing may not be involved in all of these classes, creativity is!
Zentangle 101
Zentangle 101
Vintage sewing book
Vintage Sewing Book
Falling Leaving
Falling Leaves

Use Watercolor pencils on fabric
Zentangles
Zentangles Notan
Zentangle Blue Opus
Zentangle Blue Opus
Zentagle bijou dangle
Zentangle Bijou Dangle
zentagle watercolor
Zentangle Watercolor
Calendar Page
 poppins bag  Aloha dress wine caddy
 inside out placemats 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.
Rockport Tote
  

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.