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Monica's Message

Hi, Everyone!
    Well, where’s Monica? This week Miguel and I will be in Albuquerque for the Rusty Barn show. Hope to see everyone that we meet last year.
mail sack crossbody bag     I had the best Mother’s Day with my mom in Idaho. We spent the day in my brother’s back yard and all my other brothers and sister stopped by making it a perfect day. I feel so lucky to still have my mother. What a great lady she is. She’s still a happy camper after raising seven kids--plus all of our friends! LOL
    So, when Patricia (wire teacher) saw our roomy Mail Sack Crossbody Bag pattern and Northcott's Urban Grunge fabric she thought they were a perfect match. I think so too! Hmmmm....maybe I need one of these for shopping at the next show....
       Here are couple photos from the Boise show--that's me with some LA friends who dropped by on the left. The other photo is a sneak peak in the booth of a new product that makes creating jelly roll rugs easier and faster....more to come on that!

Monica and friends monica and sasher ladies

  I will be home May 20th only to take off on May 24th for Denver to see Patric’s nephew graduate. But, lucky me, we will be staying with my sister. More family time!
    Speaking of family time, we will be closed on Memorial Day this year—we noticed that most of you are observing the holiday with family and friends, so we are going to do the same thing.
     Hcircle of cynthiaere's a close up of a Circle of Cynthia necklace made by Mickey B., one of Patricia's students. Nice wirework, Mickey! On the right is a new Wire 101 sample Patricia made from pearls with a bit of bling.wire 101      Remember—there will be NO Sit & Sew this week. All of you Wednesday night quilters, we'll see you next week!
      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!         

What's Happening
Remember, no Sit-Sew this Wednesday
We will be closed on Memorial Day

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

 Snowy Wishes The Snowy Wishes kit features a panel and prints from a new Wilmington collection. We have panels and 12 bolts of fabric. The kit makes a large wall hanging measuring 45.5" x 59.75"
The Cat Happy collection has both negative and positive prints of happy cat faces, fish bones, little paws and whiskers. cat happy
 Merriment from Moda has all kinds of goodies for you. 3 different panels, 9 prints, 3 embroidery patterns, Christmas stockings and tote bags all featuring charming drawings by Gingiber. The embroidery patterns fit into an 8" hoop

merriment panel

 merriment tote merriment embroidery 
Halloween prints are also starting to arrive. This is part of a panel from Riley Blake's Costume Maker's Ball collection.

costume maker's ball

you are my sunshine Sharon Picciolo's new baby quilt pattern is called You Are My Sunshine. You'll love the way she used fleece for her lambs! The finished quilt measures 22 x 32.
Gigi sample
Here's our new "lady bug" sample of the Gigi dress. We had to show you the back with its darling bow. It's for children's sizes 2 thru 8 and includes a pattern sized for an 18" doll.
mom and me apron
And another new sample--this is Atkinson's Mom and Me apron. The pattern has 3 different sizes.
Fresh prints with metaillic accents express a Day in Paris. We have 15 bolts of fabrics, jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes. Day in Paris

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

Beading on Fabric with Rose Mary
Beading on Fabric with Rose Mary
Learn to accent your pieces with a bit of bling. Although it's not officially on the calendar until Fall, call the bead side and schedule a class on one of Rose Mary's teaching days

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. Several of Laura Heine's patterns use this technique
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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