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New and restocked Cuddle Quilts

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

quilt blockHi, Everyone!
     We’ve put the 2019 Southern California Quilter Run to rest. A brave 724 people came out to the desert. What a great time we all had. We will share our basket winner with you next week. If you didn’t make it out to see us during the run, that's our block on the left--we are selling our block pattern for $6.00 and a kit, including the pattern, for $20.95. It would make a beautiful pillow or wall hanging—and of course, a charming addition to any quilt. Give us a call if you'd like us to ship it to you. Our back room is full of all our new kits and we will leave them up for you until I hit the road for shows in September. We'll share some of them with you next week.
   We have a Row by Row winner! Laurie Wolcott brought in her quilt and went home with twenty five fat quarters. Her quilt is on display for a while at the shop—so cute! That’s our row on the bottom right. Congratulations, Laurie.
Row by row winner

   Our Desert Quilting Retreats start this weekend. I can hardly wait--it’s always fun to reconnect with everyone and meet new friends. I look forward to it all year long. If you'd like to join the fun, there are a few spots left in the 3rd weekend--give me a call for the scoop.
   We are busy working on the Bead Shop Hop (Friday through Sunday, Sept. 6-8 and 13-15) and we are putting together our calendar for September through December. Classes should start appearing on the website later this week. We’ll let you know when the newsletter is available for download.
   Check out What's New below to see some of the Cuddle Quilt kits we put out on the floor last week.
      We hope to see you soon.

What's Happening
Bead Shop Hop
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

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.

blast off cuddle quilt
 Blast Off is our newest Cuddle Quilt kit. The main print is a toss of Astronauts, rocket ships and planets. The quilt measures 38 x 58 and we have a nice selection of backing fabrics. We restocked several of your favorite kits including the two below.
moose cuddle sugar and spice 

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 soon!

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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