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Lots of purses and bag samples for sale!

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Good morning!
    Well, the Bead Hop has ended and we are back to normal. That is, whatever normal is for us! That's me, Kathleen and Rose Mary posing in the picture frame Rose Mary's husband, John, made for us. Of course, Rose Mary made the costumes--too much fun. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The winners will be posted soon on the website: Good luck to all the runners!
   And now we move on to the Reindeer rest for the wicked. Our sample is made, the fat quarters are cut so we’re almost ready. We do have a board showing the fabric each store is giving out near the quilt side cash register. Stop by to see them. Such a cute line of fabric!
   We are really cleaning the shop out right now. Evelia and I went through the back storeroom and put over 50 purse samples on sale. Our wonderful Thursday bead gals went nuts. They bought twenty of them dragon quiltright away. These bags are priced to sell so if you need a quick gift stop by to see them.
   Our dragon quilt is up in the shop for a few weeks before we take it with us to shows--it’s amazing. We have kits and panels available.
   Classes are in full swing, the newsletter is at the shop or can be downloaded by clicking here, and lots of new things came in. Read on to check it all out!
      We hope to see you soon.

What's Happening
reindeer dash
Row by Row

Row by Row is in "phase two." Come in to purchase patterns and kits. If you want us to ship them, we are taking pre-orders for shipping beginning November 1st.
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.

Harbor Lights kit Harbor Lights brings you the joy of the beach with beautiful lighthouses, sailboats, seagulls--you can almost smell the salty air and feel the spray of the waves. Live for the adventure and let your dreams set sail with this nautical collection. We have yardage, panels, 5" charms, strips and 10" squares. The twin quilt kit sells for $86.95 and measures 62x76.
Tuscan Delight will make you feel like you are at a lovely winery in Italy. The panel makes 4 place mats and we have 7 bolts of coordinating prints.
Tuscan delight
flamingo fantastico  These pretty pink birds are gathering together to soak up some sun & have lots of fun! Flamingo Fantastico has colorful coordinates to mix & match that will make your next project sing. The panel is available by itself or as the center in a simple kit with a series  borders added to it. The throw finishes at 46 x 60 and sells for $49.95.
Talk about a show-stopper! Your projects will pop with lots of texture and dimension created from these fabulous florals. Rosalyn
Gardener's path Here's something you won't see often at Monica's: Gardner's Path is a medium weight cotton canvas that's perfect for making pretty, sturdy bags. We'll have an example in the shop soon.
You know how much we love to bring you Southwest themed fabrics. 2 new fabrics came in from Timeless Treasures--lovely llamas and exotic cacti
llamas cacti
Tsuru II We have this beautiful Asian inspired print with metallic accents in two color ways.

Classes, Classes, Classes!
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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. You'll get 10% off class supplies purchased from us and, on class days, we'll give you 10% off whatever you buy, whether it's for class or not.
(No further discount on sale items.)

On The Quilt Side

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter, we have a class for you! From the basics to art quilts, clothing, accessories and home decor--pick up a new skill or just come in and have some fun sewing with others. Classes for September thru December are up on the website.
Eight O' Clock
Eight O'Clock
A modern twist on a simple block
Heat Wave
Heat Wave
Just five 1-yard cuts of fabric!
A fat quarter-friendly quilt
Licorice Medley
Licorice Medley
A black and white scrap buster
buttoned box
Buttoned Boxes
The 3 sizes in the pattern are just right for tea bags, napkins and larger items
wine zip bag
Wine Zip Bag
a perfect hostess gift for the holidays
mondo madness
Mondo Madness
Gridded fusible is the secret to fast and accurate seams
zip gift wrapZippered Pocket Gift Wrap
A quick project--and great stash buster
little poppins bag
Little Poppins Bag
A smaller version of the Aunties Two magical bag
paper piecing
Paper Piecing with
Catherine Wilson
Learn the Judy Niemeyer way to perfect points
One Block Wonder
One Block Wonder
Make magic with just one fabric
Beginning Quiltmaking
Beginning Quiltmaking
Your quilting adventure starts with this 4 week course to learn the basics
Beyond Beginning Quiltmaking
Beyond Beginning
Southwest Sampler
A wonderful sample for confident beginners or seasoned quilters
Kaleidescope whack n' stack
Kaleidescope Whack 'n Stack
Create a breathtaking quilt with just one print and a background
Violet Craft Foundation Piecing
Violet Craft Foundation Piecing
Get a good start on your Violet Craft pattern of choice
Laura Heine collage
Laura Heine Collage
Make one of Laura Heine's "collage" patterns
Laura Heine Fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Fuse strips to make a fish!
woven spiral bowls
Woven Spiral Baskets
Start with 2 contrasting fat quarters
camden bowls

Camden Bowls
Use a jelly roll to make a unique and beautiful bowl
Aloha Dress
Aloha Dress
Sew a darling little dress inspired by the islands
twirly skirt
Twirly Skirt
You will love this easy-to-wear, flirty skirt
Beading on Fabric
Beading on Fabric
Learn the nuances of stitches and beaded fringe in this fast paced class
free motion Intro to Free Motion
Walking foot, free motion foot, needles, thread, machine tension--learn to put it all together for perfect stitches
machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
Keep your machine in good working order between tune-ups

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 on the website. Call the store to see when you can take a class from any of our teachers. Dates and times for September thru December are on the website.

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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league of nations
League of Nations
beaded beads
Beaded Bead Revolution
peyote cgb
Peyote CGB
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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emma bdracelet
Emma Bracelet
sara necklace
Sara Necklace
leather kumihimo
Leather Kumihimo
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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Brenda Necklace
Pinkston Earrings
brick stitch earrings
Circular Brick Stitch
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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