Pave clasps, quilts with just 3 yards of fabric, new batiks

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone!
     Where am I now? Well, I think I woke up in Tucson the day after the Phoenix Rusty Barn show. Miguel and Jean drove back to the desert to be in the shop for our GREAT Game Day Sale on Sunday (what a huge hit that was) while I drove down here to do some buying at the gem show.
   On the first day I think I spent my whole budget! I found great pendants for Patricia’s wire wrapping classes, the donut pendants Theresa uses in her bracelet class, Heishi pearls that everyone has been asking for and new findings---can't wait to get them home to share with you. What a great start to my buying spree! Several people have offered to help price everything when I get back home so my goal is to get everything out by the end of the month!
More to come next week.....

Look at what some of our jewelry students have been doing in classes! student work student kumi
student work student work student work

   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!
The store has been so busy this season--I love hearing the happy chatter back in the classroom while I'm out working on the floor. New fabric arrives almost every day and the bead side crew keeps pricing and packaging merchandise so we can get it out onto the floor as quickly as possible. 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
Spring FlingThe Spring Fling is just around the corner! We are busy making samples with Wilmington's Berry Sweet collection, cutting fat quarters and packaging them with your free pattern. Grab a friend and mark your calendars! Click here to for directions to participating shops.

What's New
new pave clasps We have lots of new pave clasps. Here's a sample of the styles and finishes that came in.
We have 3 new books by Donna Robertson--the 8 quilt designs in each book need just 3 yards of fabric! She'll show you how to make each pattern into a lap, twin or queen/king size quilt

 3 yard quilts

 3 yard quilts

3 yard quilts 

Keep your mind sharp and have fun with over 65 word puzzles for quilters and sewists! Large print is easy on the eyes and instructions and solutions are included.

sewing puzzles 

 batiks 48 bolts of luscious Hoffman batiks came in last week. Every color of the rainbow, new prints, favorites in new colors--even some black and white prints!
 Two Alexander Folklorico prints came in: La Senora Elegantes (12" repeat) and La Parranda (24" repeat)
la senor elegandes  la parranda

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
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.
one block wonder
One Block Wonder
Violet Craft paper foundation piecing
Violet Craft foundation piecing
Foundation Piecing

Judy Neimeyer paper piecing
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
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
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
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.