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New books, Halloween fabrics, improvements on the bead side

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

fox quiltHi, Everyone!
   The show in Colorado was great--it was nice to meet so many new quilters and to see some familiar face. Miguel and I are back and finally home for the summer! I can’t believe it. Feels so good to stay home.
    Don't you just love Jean's quilt? It's Laura Heine's Frieda pattern and she made it for her mom (who loves foxes--lucky mama!)
     The Southern California Quilters Run starts next Thursday and I can hardly wait! Our block is so cute. There are lots of wonderful prizes and it's just plain fun to visit the shops. I hope you have it on your calendar. We are changing all the quilts hanging up in the shop with the new quilts we’ve been making. We’ll have lots and lots of new kits for all you runners.
     Since I take over the classroom during the run, there will be no classes from July 10th thru the 22nd.
    Preparations for our fabulous Desert Quilting Retreats are well under way with most kits pulled for weeks one and two. We still a few spots left as people have to drop out--call the shop for more information if you’re interested I joining the fun.
     Remember that we are closed tomorrow for the Independence Day. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
     Emily has been working like crazy to make it easier for you to find your favorite findings...find your findings sounds weird--but that's what she's doing! We have new display racks and she's putting all the clasps in one place and organizing all over the bead side. It will take awhile but we know you will love the new look.
    Check out What's New below to see some of the beads and products we put out on the floor last week.
Monica's will be closed on the 4th of July. Happy Independence Day!
      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

Row by Row has started! Come in for your free pattern or purchase a kit all summer long 
Here's our 2019 Row
Taste the Experience of fresh fruits and vegetable grown in our Coachella Valley
our 2019 row
Qult run

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.

doodle quilting
Stuck in a quilting rut? Stop dawdling and start doodling! Dozens of free-motion ideas for quilting individual blocks—plus themed motifs, allover designs, and sashing and border patterns.

texture quilting
Try your hand at organic and geometric textures, with step-by-step lessons to 65 designs and 10 variations! Find yourself invigorated to finish projects on your home sewing machine or longarm, whether you’re a confident beginner or seasoned pro.  

fat quarters
Fat quarters are a favorite fabric cut--find charming ways to use more of yours in this all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs. Take those fun little chunks of fabric in fantastic new directions, trying fresh spins on classic quilt blocks, such as Jacob's Ladder, Churn Dash, and Pinwheel. Or, take a page from nature's design book and turn fat quarters into fabric flower gardens or sparkling stars! Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing and fusible applique.

 The Cheekyville collection from Studioe captures all the fun of dressing up for Halloween.

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. To see all of our current classes, click here. To download our 2nd Quarter Newsletter, click here.

On The Quilt Side

The quilt side is on summer break. Look for the September thru December schedule in late July.

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. Our schedule for July and August is more casual and class dates and times are not listed for July and August on the website. Call the store to see when you can take a class from any of our teachers.

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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