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Bead Sale next week, Riley Blake and more

Monica's Message

Hi, Everyone!
  So, Monica is off on her Marvelous Maldives Adventure and the rest of us are minding the shop while she’s gone. Monica is one tough gal to keep up with but we always do our best to put the same energy and enthusiasm into everything the way she does. Fabric is still arriving daily, beads are being priced and put onto the sales floor, new kits and samples are appearing. We do miss her infectious laughter!
   Speaking of vacations, Susie is taking one—there will be NO Sit & Sew from May 7 to 17. All of you Wednesday night quilters, mark your calendars! We’ll see you when she gets back.
  pendant The bead room is really a whirlwind of activity right now as we get ready for the sale next week. This is your chance to score big time on fabulous pendants, findings and more. We are teaming up with some of the bead stores that are part of the Southern California Local Bead Store Association to host an owner “stash” sale on April 26, 27 and 28thClick here for a link to see which stores are participating.  Select pendants, glass bead strands and Create Recklessly studs will be buy-one-get one-free (of equal or lesser value.) Please note: the pendant shown is a representation and may not be available.
    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 more.
                       Hope to see you soon!         
     -Monica(and her staff!)

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

awakening floral awakening birds
Appropriately titled, Awakening by Robin Mead for P & B Textiles is vibrant and full of life! This collection includes wildflowers in bright colors & adorable birds
euphoria Euphoria is also by Robin Mead. There are 3 floral prints in the collection that coordinate with this bright splash of color.
The Morris Garden collection from Moda echoes several designs of influential 19th century artist William Morris. His block-printed wallpapers and fabrics were inspired by his own garden.

morris garden

 dream big pattern

This pattern from Castilleja makes a lap quilt featuring your favorite Dream Big panel. Finished size is 58 x 74.

Moda's Bee Joyful just keeps getting better and better. Look at the darling display Evelia put together! Hanging up is the lap quilt you can make with our new kit. Start with a panel and add sashing that includes pieced bees. Finished size is 44 x 60. Pattern and fabrics for the top and binding are included in the kit. You supply backing and batting.We have yardage, panels, charms and jelly rolls plus some fun extras like paper pads to tuck into your purse and little buckets for flowers pots or treasures.
Bee Joyful
Four new Riley Blake collections came in. First up, Sweet Baby Girl with these darling hippos wearing tutus. The text says "Welcome little one." One of the coordinating prints is a toss of other animals and florals.
Sweet Baby Girl
azure skies Azure Skies is a large floral print with modern flowers high contrast color and value.
Juniper is bolt after bolt of black and white in both positive and negative prints. The rest of the collection is inspired by elements in this toss of flowers and leaves, including a stripe and an interesting print with irregular dots. juniper
serenade Serenade is another large floral collection. Great for fussy cutting!

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 2nd quarter classes, click here.

On The Quilt Side
Click photos to visit class pages with more information

T-shirt quilt
T-Shirt Memory Quilt with Cheryl
Camden Bowls with Cheryl
Camden Bowls with Cheryl
Build a beautiful bowl with 2 1/2" strips
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

Laura Heine Making Fish with Mary
Laura Heine Making Fish
with Mary
Play with fused strips of fabric to make a no-sew collage
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
Paper Piecing
Paper Piecing with Catherine Create a quilt with your choice of Judy Niemeyer patterns
Beginning Quiltmaking
with Susie. 4 week course giving the beginner a solid foundation.
Aloha Dress
Aloha Dress with Rose Mary
Choose from 3 different skirt styles
Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope with Cheryl
Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope with Cheryl
Stack and cut layers of print rectangles

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!

Ready to work with Sterling Silver wire? Call us to schedule this class
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 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

Beaded Beads
Beaded Beads
New class!
A Peyote CGB project
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 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

Leather Knotting
Leather Knotting Bracelets
Triple Cascade
Triple Cascade Necklace
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 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 Wanda Necklace
Wanda Bracelet
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 2nd Quarter Newsletter here.

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