Yard Sale, Nicole's Backing and Moonlit Poppies

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A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone!
   Okay. I think I’m ready for the BIG Yard Sale on Saturday. AND BEADERS make sure you plan to come too! I heard that Rose Mary, Sandy, Wanda and Emily decided to clean house on the bead side. They are moving out the size 8 triangles and have found lots and lots of other beads and goodies for the yard sale. (Editor’s note: Wanda sent me these photos over the weekend to show you that the little beading elves have been gathering goodies for the sale.)

bead sale bead sale

   Last week I told you I was starting to go through those giant garbage bags full of the remnants we collect all year--here are pictures of my home with everything being sorted by color and the rolls that are piling up. The Yard Sale is in the alley behind the store, runs

piles of fabric fabric rolls

from 8:00 to 10am and is CASH ONLY. During the sale the shop will be open but you can't get to the sale from inside the store--you MUST walk around to the back of the building. In case you need tickets for Road to California, remember they are $16.00 each, good for the whole show and also CASH only.
    This week I’m actually in Sedona making quilt samples with my good friend, Kaye. Most of them are going with us to Road and we plan to get 5 or 6 done in the four days we are here. Kaye is super fast and so I gave her the hard ones. Lol!
   Congratulations to our Celebrate the Season winners! Kay Waldby won the $100 gift certificate, Diane Hodgman won the $50 gift  certificate and Sandy Haas won the $25. We look forward to seeing you in the shop.sonora choker
     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.
   Dessie and Rose Mary have teamed up to offer this Sonoran Choker as a 2-part class--start you beading with Rose Mary and finish the leather work with Dessie.
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
one block wonder
One Block Wonder
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!

What's Happening
yard sale
Road to California

What's New
Moonlit Poppies
These beautiful Moonlit Poppies are from Benartex.
Day of the Dead Pets
Several bolts of fun came in from Timeless Treasures--this one is Day of the Dead Pets. We also have pinatas, chilis, beer, hot sauce, tacos, magaritas and more.
mountain meadow mountain meadow
window garden panel The oversize Window Garden panel is a yard wide. Coordinating prints are full of garden critters--birds, geckos, snails and dragon flies.
gecko in the garden
All of the prints in Mountain Meadow from Figo Fabrics are saturated with color.
field of dreams border print
The Field of Dreams collection from Benartex includes this beautiful border print.
Nicole's Backing is now available in a kit with all 18 colors. The pieces are 4" x 3" and it sells for $7.99. We are also restocked in larger sheets of select colors--2 sizes: 12" x 9" and 9" x 6"
nicole's backing
Perfect for backing your bead embroidery projects.

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
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 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
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!
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.

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.