Game Day Sale on Sunday!




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

Helen and her winning quiltHi, Everyone!
  Well! Road to California was quite a show. Everyone LOVED Carol’s new Aunties Two patterns using 2 1/4 inch single sided strips of foam to make a rug or a purse. Her Poppins and Little Poppins bags are still going strong, too. Our booth was packed the whole time. It was hard to chat with everyone because we were so slammed and I want to thank each and every one of you for your continuing support. Even though I didn’t get to spend much time with you, I was so happy you all stopped by to say hi.
   My good friend, Helen Anderson, won first place for her beautiful appliqué quilt. She is a snowbird from Santa Rosa-- I always stay with her when I go up to the great Moonlight Quilters show in June. Helen worked on her quilt in the shop last winter. As you can see, she is an extraordinary appliqué artist.
   I leave early Wednesday morning with Miguel and Jean for the Rusty Barn show at the Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Thursday through Saturday. We hope to see all of our friends in the area this weekend. Miguel and Jean will drive home Saturday night to be in the shop on Sunday at 10:00 for our huge game day sale. I will head on down to Tucson Saturday night for the gem show to pick up lots of new and fun things for all you Bead Addicts. Hopefully I’ll be home by the following Saturday to help Miguel break down the Hemet show. Wow! What a life! Lol.
   We'll open an hour early and close an hour early this Sunday--come in, grab 20% off just about everything and get home in time to see the Super Bowl. Whether your team wins or not, you'll feel great about all the money you saved! See What's Happening below for all the details.
   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. 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. Please don't register on line a day or two before a class date--we can't always update the site to keep up with activity at the shop. Call us and we can register you over the phone if there is room in the class. Thanks for your understanding!
  
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
Game Day Sale
 



What's New
Bring your next project to life with Majestic Owls. This P & B Textiles collection incorporates geometric shapes and bold colors with adorable, wide-eyed owls. The panel features 12 unique owls in a variety of colors. We also have the coordinating background fabrics available by the yard.

 Majestic owls panel

going batty 

The Going Batty panel is back in stock! If you missed these darling little stuffed critters the first time around, come in soon before they fly away again.

The graphic prints in Black White and Citrus from Henry Glass are full of movement. We have 6 prints from the collection.

Black white citrus

black white citrus black white citrus
Wine Night Some new prints for wine lovers came in. Wine Night is from Henry Glass--in addition to these unique bottles we have several coordinating prints.
The 18 bolts from Moda's Porcelain collection are an homage to Jacobean florals. 3 color ways: Dove, Silver and Rose. Porcelain Dove 
 porcelain silver Porcelain rose 


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

The Basics
Here you will find classes for beginning quilt making, free motion quilting & sewing machine care.
beginning quilt making
Beginning Quilt Making
free motion quilting
Introduction to Free motion Quilting
basic machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
Applique
We offer applique classes in several techniques and styles, including finished edge, raw edge, improvisational, fused and more.
mod cat
Wonky Mod Cat or Mini Mod Dog
Lauara Heine collage
Laura Heine Collage Quilts

Making Fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Raw Edge Landscape
Raw Edge Landscape
Deer Head Silhouette
Deer Head Silhouette
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.
whirligig
Whirligig
one block wonder
One Block Wonder
Violet Craft paper foundation piecing
Violet Craft foundation piecing
Foundation Piecing

Judy Neimeyer paper piecing
Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack
spikey table runner
Spikey Table Runner
Mod TV
Mod TV

T-shirt quilt
T-Shirt Quilt
Urban Window
Urban Window
Creme Brulee
Creme Brulee
Only One
Only One
Katie
Katie
mazed
Mazed
slant
Slant
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
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.
poppins bag

Poppins Bag
 camden bowl

Camden Bowls
 Aloha dress
Aloha Dress
Cork Pouch
Cork Pouch
 inside out placemats
Inside Out Placemats
Rockport Tote

Rockport Tote

  
H-Box tote

"H" Box

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 Bead Weave 101
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.