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Stock up at our Mother's Day sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Monica's Message

Hi, Everyone!
  So, Monica came back from vacation on Saturday and headed out this morning for Idaho. She and Miguel get to visit with Monica's mom before vending at the Rusty Barn show in Boise. Then it's off to Albuquerque for another show. We really, really hope she gets some actual time off when they return (really!) Here are some pics she shared from her wonderful time in the Maldives. 

Monica and Patric, their crew and sunset on the water
Monica & Patric their crew sunset

   Meanwhile, back at the shop, we hope to see you this weekend, Friday, May 10 through Sunday May 12, for our annual Mother's Day Sale. This is the time to grab some of those bigger purchases--new tools, rotary blades, background and backing fabrics, stock up on sterling silver wire, that strand of gemstones you've been eyeing--'cuz the more you spend, the bigger your discount! Get 10% off when you spend at least $50, 15% if you spend $75, and 20% off if you spend $100 or more. Some restrictions do apply--see What's Happening below for more information.

  With the renewed interest in stack 'n whack and one block wonder quilts, we've been having a grand time looking at fabrics with a Magic Mirror or the One Block Wonder Design Helper--search for it on your phone! the transformation is amazing. Here's an example.

floral print hexies

   Cheryl is teaching the Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope class this Friday. kaleidoscopeClick on the photo or call us to register.
   Take a look at What's New below to see some of the fabrics that came in this week. The bead side is busy putting out fabulous new findings, from plain to sparkly.
   Remember—there will be NO Sit & Sew from May 7 to 17. All of you Wednesday night quilters, mark your calendars!
      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

Antelope Canyon Slot Canyons
The grace, drama and mystery of Arizona's gorgeous slot canyons (photo on the left) inspired Laurie Shifrin's newest quilt design, Antelope Canyon. This quilt is 74″ square and uses 2½” strips as well as 1½” strips. There are 4 large log cabin-style blocks which can be rotated 90° to get a large circle in the center for another great look.
 showering stars

Jelly Roll-friendly and quick to piece, the Showering Stars quilt pattern by Robin Pickens is full of drama! Just for fun, I found these photos of the quilt with different color backgrounds & star points on Robin's website. Finished size is 75 x 92

showering stars reversed showering stars green
cherry blossoms
Nothing says spring like cherry blossoms.

latte print
Okay, all you pumpkin spice latte lovers--this one's for you!

barn panel
This panel has beautiful Fall colors and a classic barn with a quilt on it!
Luscious deep colors make up this 36" wide Hydrangea panel.

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

Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope with Cheryl
Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope
with Cheryl
Stack and cut layers of print rectangles

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

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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