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Panels for everyone, Bali Pops, Diva wallets are back!

Monica's Message

Good morning!
   What a great day. The sun is shining and I am home. Ahhhh...
I totally forgot last week to let you know the winners of the Spring Fling. Please go to the web site to see all the winners (Spring Fling Winners.) The winner of my $50.00 gift certificate is Cheryl Finn from Hemet. She was very excited when I phoned her and can hardly wait to come spend it!
    So many boxes of fabric keep coming in. This month it’s all about the fabric. And we have almost finished pricing all the beads from Tucson. The store is full and looks good.
   I feel I should thank my staff again for always having my back. Many of you see me running in and out of the store heading to the next show or talk or whatever I need to do to pay the bills. I really don’t even have time to chat with my staff or customers, to see how they are. I miss that.
   I was a little sad when some of my wonderful snowbirds were saying goodbye to me last week...where did the season go...where was I? I really miss the good old days when I didn’t have to be in the office doing computer stuff. I thought about when I didn’t have an e-mail or web site and when I didn’t have to be in my office for hours. I really wish I could go back to those times....then I could just come to work, clean the floors and bathrooms, open the doors and chat with my wonderful customers all day. Maybe someday...
     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
Mark your calendars for our next big sale date!
Mother's Day sale
sale terms

What's New--here are some of the items that came in last week

 sparkle and fade bali pop Each of these unique fabrics feature Hoffman’s Sparkle & Fade metallic blenders in gold and silver. We have Bali Pops and Poppies
This panel celebrates buttons and ribbon and yarn and paint with crafty little fabric projects! So many craft ideas… so little time! There are lots of images in different sizes on the panel--sure to put a smile on your face crazy for crafting 
book panel   Dexter the Dinosaur Learns About Letters--and so will your little one when you make a soft book for with panel
Hoffman's Dream Big panels continue to spark our imagination--several new colors came in along with some returnees hydrangea
turquoise neon
 diva wallet We restocked the Prima Diva and Mini Diva wallet patterns and frames.

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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