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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
    What a wonderful weekend I had at the graduation. We spent time with friends and lots of family in the Denver area. I am so very lucky.
    So much fabric! Boxes and boxes keep arriving with the fabrics I need for your Desert Quilting Retreat kits. This year’s mystery quilt is so easy--and really fun! We do have a few spots in the weekend of August 9, 10 and 11. Please call the shop and ask for me on Tuesday or Wednesday if you are interested in joining us.
   Thursday I leave for the Santa Rosa quilt show. Again, off I go....Can’t wait to see my Northern California quilting friends.
   The summer does slow down though and many of us like to get out of the heat, so my sewing teachers are going to take a formal break. There will be no sewing/quilting classes in July and August. If you've been thinking about taking a class, they are scheduled through June and will be back in September. Oh--Wednesday night group, no worries--Sit and Sew will go all summer (with exceptions.)
     The beading teachers will carry on as usual, but the classes won't wire 101 projecthave summer dates on the website so you'll need to schedule directly with the shop. We'll post their "teaching days" like we used to do before we had class registration on the website. As always, the first two people to register determine what is taught that day. Here's a Wire 101 project one of Patricia's students made--perfect summer necklace!
     Read on to see what's new and to see some of the classes coming up. We hope to see you soon.

What's Happening
Row by Row

Starts June 21st! Come in for your free pattern or purchase a kit all summer long

What's New

Lots of things come into the store each week--some new, some returning. We can't share everything, but here are some of our favorites.

chevron pillow

Simple sewing creates a stylish chevron on these 18” x 18” designer style pillows. Use  coordinated strips or choose scrappy fabrics for an eclectic look.

slice rug

Decorate your home just the way you want it with the Slice Rug by Shabby Fabrics! Jelly roll friendly. This rug finishes at approximately 18" x 31".
sasher tool

 We now have a 10-piece set of the fabulous Sasher tool that helps you easily press and fold straight grain or bias strips perfectly. Make sashings for Quilts, bias binding, binding & trims.
sasher ruler

 Being off the true bias by even a couple of threads can result in puckering on the inside edge of curves--using the bias lines on the Sasher Ruler will give you perfect bias strips every time.
Quilt as you Go 

This comprehensive guide is filled with color photos and instructions for learning two easy Quilt As You Go techniques as well as information on using tools and rulers, great tips for free motion quilting and more!

In the arms of angels

In The Arms of The Angels is a stunning wall hanging. It has a pieced background and collage/appliqued wings. The instructions come with full size alphabets to customize the saying. 30" x 36"

A Tale of Two Gnomes

A Tale of Two Gnomes
features two different quilts in the same pattern. One has gnomes and funky mushrooms, the other is all about Christmas--gnomes are paired with Christmas trees for a festive look. The quilt uses both pieced and applique methods. 60" x 72"
Stunning Stitches
With 480 seam designs to inspire your creativity, you’ll learn to stitch with uniform spacing for a professional appearance. Five pages of full-size stitch templates and dozens of step-by-step illustrations are included. Learn to dress up embroidery thread with sparkly beads, buttons, sequins, and silk ribbon embellishments for endless creative combinations!
Merry and Bright

Riley Blake's Merry and Bright features Santa, reindeer, snowmen, ornaments and more.

Also from Riley Blake--I'd Rather Be Glamping. The collection includes a panel that makes up into 2 place mats, a pillow and a hot pad.
Not only do these Faboolous Fun prints glow in the dark, they’re fun in the light--pumpkins, ghosts, skulls, fraidy cats and more in bright shades of oranges, purples and other Halloween colors. faboolous

Classes, Classes, Classes!
We offer classes for 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. To see all of our current classes, click here. To download our 2nd Quarter Newsletter, click here.

On The Quilt Side

paper piecing
Paper Piecing
with Catherine Wilson

Learn the Judy Niemeyer way to perfect points every time
Beginning Quiltmaking
Beginning Quiltmaking
with Susie Contratto

4 week course to start your quilting adventure
 basic machine care
Basic Machine Cleaning
with Cheryl Taylor
Keep your machine running smoothly
Laura Heine collage
Laura Heine Collage Quilts
with Mary Gorfine
No sewing machine needed in class! Choose any LH collage pattern
Intro to Free Motion quilting
Introduction to Free Motion
with Mary Gorfine
Learn to quilt your own quilts 
Laura Heine fish Laura Heine Making Fish
with Mary Gorfine
No machine needed in class! Learn Laura's
strip style collage method
  Beading on FabricBeading on Fabric
with Rose Mary Jameson
Schedule this class on the Bead Side on one of Rose Mary's teaching days

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.

Oma's Heart
Oma's Heart, a Links II project
wire wrap I bangle
Wire Wrap I bangle
mystic earrings
Mystic Earrings
A Half-a-Dozen Earrings project
Patricia Paz-Altschul
While Patricia's focus is wirework with 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.

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Bead Crochet
Bead Crochet
Sedona bracelet
Advanced Loomwork
falling leaves
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... 
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Bracelet Extravaganza 101

Bracelet Extravaganza project
Heather Knotted Necklace
Heather Knotted Necklace
Coil Knot bracelet
Coil Knot Bracelet
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.
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Joanne pendant
Joanne Necklace
Bead Weaving 101, Peyote project
custom work
Custom Creations
Theresa Hanada
Theresa teaches a basic beading series as well as more advanced classes. Some of her projects include simple leather and wirework. 
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