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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

  hop basket   Wow! It was great to be home for two and half weeks and work at the shop during the Bead Hop. A big “Thank you” to all who came out and enjoyed the fun. Our basket winner is Chris White. Lucky guy! We look forward to seeing you in the shop soon to pick up your basket. All the other winners are listed on the website. Calls were made on Monday for all the “participation” winners and the finishing charms and the prizes can be picked up at your home store.
    Many of you have stopped by the shop to see all the bag samples Evelia and I cleaned out of our storeroom and put out for sale. These make great gifts--and you don’t have to make them—they’re already made!
    We are working through all the quilt samples now, so if you need that gift and don’t have time to make a quilt, stop by to see what we have.
    I hope you are planning to grab some friends and join us for the Reindeer Dash. I have a new tool to share with all of you this time. I promise that you’re going to love it! And, no, I’m not telling you what it is ahead of time. I hope to see all of you so you’ll be the first ones to get it.
   Classes are in full swing, the newsletter is at the shop or can be downloaded by clicking here.

These sewing/quilting classes are coming up in the next couple of weeks and there's room for you! Click on a photo for more information Mondo Bag
Mondo Madness
beginning quilt making
Beginning Quiltmaking
free motion quilting
Free Motion Quilting
machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
aloha dress
Aloha Dress
twirly skirt
Twirly Skirt
licorice medley
Licorice Medley
eight o'clock
Eight O'clock

   Remember, we offer over 100 different jewelry making classes and our schedule is flexible. Be the first to sign up on an instructor's teaching day and you determine what's taught. Check out Classes below for a peek at what's being offered with links for more information. 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.

 Scatterpatch Patches of bright color scattered across a sea of background! The quilt top is pieced from half square triangles, blocks and strips. The Scatterpatch pattern has fabric requirement for making it with 4 color groups (as shown) or scrappy. 63x72.
Bargello quilts consist entirely of straight seams and rectangular pieces, yet create the mesmerizing optical illusion of graceful movement, waves, and curves. It looks complex and difficult but any beginner quilter who can sew a straight seam can master the necessary skills. Jelly Roll Bargello Quilts  explains the process clearly with easy-to-follow instructions, visual diagrams, and step-by-step photography for 14 small projects.
Jelly Roll Bargello quilts 
Let the Music Play 3 bolts of fabric featuring orchestra instruments came in last week. Let the Music Play is a nice mix of prints on different backgrounds.
If you love unicorns (or all things Laura Heine) you'll want to make Nola. This pattern has improved photos for understanding her unique process and better instructions for successfully adding a collage background. We have several bolts of her fabulous florals, similar to those you see in the background of this pattern.  Nola
Unknown voyage kit  unknown voyage panel
We have 14 prints plus this panel from the unknown Voyage collection. Shades of chestnut, ivory, chocolate, tan & fawn add to the vintage feel. Kits for the 67 x 89 quilt will be ready soon.
magazine  magazine 
 beaded ornament The current issues of BeadWork and Bead & Button feature projects using the peyote stitch. Want to make one of these beauties but don't know now to get started? Take a class at Monica's! If you'd like to make an ornament for any occasion, call the shop and sign up for a class on one of Rose Mary's teaching days.

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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