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David Horste lapidary trunk show Thursday and Friday, new fabrics galore!

Monica's Message

David Horste
Good morning!
   What a weekend! Miguel and I had quite a show in Sacramento. We ran out of everything and I mean everything. It was easy to load the van and drive home Saturday night. LOL
   But, while I as gone, another 18 boxes of fabric came in. Let me tell you the staff was not happy...I was! They did a great job of getting it out, cutting & packaging the panels and kits. It was a lot of work. I kind of got yelled at about the panels ‘cause we have way too many of them. But they are so popular and so great looking that I can't resist.
   Miguel and I head out Wednesday night for the Big AQG show in Mesa, AZ. The show is March 22 and 23 at the Mesa Convention Center. Hope to see all our AZ friends out there.
   Vending at the show means I have to miss David Horste’s amazing beads and cabochons, but you gotta make sure you stop by the shop for his trunk show on Thursday and Friday. Take a look at What’s Happening below for the details. If you aren’t familiar with Fordite, it’s a famous faux gemstone made from the formations that occur from the paint overspray in the paint booths of automobile manufacturers. Really cool and no two pieces are exactly alike.
     Our newsletter for April through June is in the shop--stop by and pick up a copy or click here to download it. Check out Classes, Classes, Classes below to see what’s coming up.
     Hope to see you soon!         

What's Happening
David Horste trunk show
David Horste pieces
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What's New

Lots of things come into the store each week--some new, some returning. We don't have room to share everything, but here's a sample

for the love of bees
For the Love of Bees by designer Cora Dantini is a fun, flower-filled collection featuring girls in the garden, bumble bees, birds and honeycomb geometrics in a bright summertime palette
happy halloweeny
Happy Halloweeny is another whimsical collection from Cori Dantini. Don't hide these characters away for Halloween--they will put a smile on your face all year round.
the makers
One more from Cora Dantini--this one features The Makers--we can all relate to this one.
terra Several collections of blenders came in--this one from P & B Textiles is called Terra.
Moda fabrics honors the Japanese tradition of boro—the Japanese technique of creating beautiful textiles through repeated mending—and to give quilters the opportunity to create beauty of their own. A wonderful collection of indigo fabrics. Boro
surfaces surfaces
Several fabrics from Robert Kaufman's Surfaces collection came in--wood in several styles and colors
farmhouse panel
farmhouse Robert Kaufman's Farmhouse collection is a bit of vintage Americana.
sewn with charm
There are more vintage images in the Sewn with Charm collection

sweet pea and lillyWe have juicy florals from Moda's Sweet Pea and Lilly collection in charms, layer cakes, jelly rolls and yardage.
cat in the hat
Everyone's favorite cat is back! This collection will go fast, so don't wait.
water wishes
Water Wishes features whales, narwhals and other sea creatures.
friendly faces Friendly Faces is a silly, bright, colorful way to learn the names of familiar objects

Classes, Classes, Classes!
We offer classes for all skill levels. 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. Here's what's coming up in the next few weeks. For a quick look at the schedule, click here to see the calendar. To see all of our 1st quarter classes, click here. To see our 2nd quarter class schedule, click here.

On The Quilt Side
The first four are new next quarter (or returning after an absence)
Click photos to visit class pages with more information

cotton rainbow
Cotton Rainbow with Hester
Jelly roll friendly!

little poppins bag
Little Poppins Bag with Hester
Make a smaller version of this popular bag
Washi Tunic with Rose mary
Washi Tunic with Rose Mary
So sweet, sew simple!

Beading on Fabric with Rose Mary
Beading on Fabric with Rose Mary
Learn to accent your pieces wtih a bit of bling

laura heine collage quilt
Laura Heine Collage Quilt
with Mary. Choose any of Laura's collage patterns

Camden Bowls with Cheryl
Camden Bowls with Cheryl
Build a beautiful bowl with 2 1/2" strips

Laura Heine Making Fish with Mary
Laura Heine Making Fish
with Mary
Play with fused strips of fabric to make a no-sew collage

H-Box Tote with Cheryl
H-Box Tote with Cheryl
Soft-sided bag with wooden handles
T-Shirt Memory Quilt with Cheryl
T-Shirt Memory Quilt with Cheryl
Rockport ToteRockport Tote
Channel stitching and double-sided fusible foam stabilizer create a sturdy but lightweight body.
Opus Blue Zentangle with Deborah Pace
 Opus Blue Zentangle with Deborah Pace. Expand your Zentangle techniques
Paper Piecing
Paper Piecing with Catherine  Create a quilt with your choice of Judy Niemeyer patterns.
Violet Craft Foundation Piecing with Hester
Violet Craft Foundation Piecing with Hester
Choose your Violet Craft pattern
Spikey Table Runner with LindaSpikey Table Runner with Linda
Perfect project for charm packs

 One Block Wonder with Susie
One Block Wonder with Susie
Choose a fabric with a 12" repeat & let the magic begin
Basic Machine Care with Cheryl
Basic Machine Care with Cheryl
Essential for anyone who sews!
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting
Intro to Free Motion Quilting
Learn the secrets to successful quilting with your domestic machine
Aloha Dress with Rose Mary
Aloha Dress with Rose Mary
Choose from 3 different skirt styles
Beginning Quiltmaking
with Susie. 4 week course giving the beginner a solid foundation.
Beyond Beginning with Susie. The next step for confident beginners or a wonderful sampler for quilters of all levels.
Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope with Cheryl
Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope with Cheryl
Stack and cut layers of print rectangles
Urban Windo with Susie 
Urban Window with Susie
Learn to use the Quick Curve Ruler
Only One with Susie
Only One with Susie
A simplified Stack 'n whack using just one fabric
Katie with Susie 
Katie with Susie
Use a Layer Cake or scraps

On The Bead Side
We offer over a hundred different jewelry-making classes!
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.
Classes are on Tuesdays & Thursdays plus some Saturdays & Monday evenings
Click here to see the calendar.
Want to take a class on a different day? Call the shop--our jewelry class dates are flexible!

Omas' Heart, Links II

Oma's Heart, a Links II project
Wire 101
Wire 101
Choose from several projects
Auzzie, a Chains II project
Auzzie, a Chains II project
Patricia Paz-Altschul
Patricia's focus is wirework with both beginning classes and more advanced projects. She also teaches basic knotting and basic stringing. You'll find classes featuring Wire Wrap, Links, Coils, Chains and more. To see more of Patricia's classes download our 1st Quarter Newsletter here and our 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

Beaded Beads
Beaded Beads
New class!
Learn Bead Tool 4
Learn Bead Tool 4
New class! Ready to chart
your own designs?
Organic Cuff, a Beginning Loomwork project
Organic Cuff, a Beginning Loomwork project
Rose Mary Jameson
Rose Mary loves to bead--whether you are looking for simple or complex, she has a project for you. Macrame, Loomwork, Bead Embroidery, Kumihimo, Peyote, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork and more. To see more of Rose Mary's classes download our 1st Quarter Newsletter here and our 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

Monica Bracelet with Dessie
Monica Bracelet
Monica Necklace
Leather & Chain Tassel
Leather & Chain Tassel
Sonoran Desert Choker
Sonoran Desert Choker
2 part class--start with Rose Mary and finish with Dessie
Dessie Cullen
Dessie's projects often include leather. Whether you are new to leather jewelry or an old hand, Dessie will guide you to success. To see more of Dessie's classes download our 1st Quarter Newsletter here and our 2nd quarter Newsletter here.

Custom Creations
Custom Creations
New Class!
Find a design you'd like to make and let Theresa help you
A Beadweave 101 projectA Beadweave 101 project Joann Necklace
Joann Necklace
Theresa Hanada
Theresa teaches a basic beading series as well as more advanced classes. Some of her projects include simple leather and wirework. To See more of Theresa's classes download our 1st Quarter Newsletter here and 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

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