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Reindeer Dash is here! Plus bright, bold fabrics, quick reference cards, new Laura Heine mini pattern

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
 reindeer dash fabrics    Wow! Miguel and I leave for five days, come back to the shop and bam! We are ready to go for the Reindeer Dash. Evelia went through the shop while we were gone and found fabrics to clear out—we have lots of five-yard pieces for just $30. Perfect for backs, charity projects…Everything in the shop looks so fresh. I am very lucky to have all my gals and yes, of course, my son too. On the left is a photo of the fat quarters the shops are giving away. I hope to see all of you during the Dash. Don’t forget to bring your non-perishable items for the food bank. And, please check the expiration dates! You will receive a coupon good for 20% off during the month of December. (Restrictions apply)
     Oh—because we turn the classroom into a special place during the Dash, there will be no Sit & Sew Wednesday night and no Beading Babes on Thursday. See you all next week.
     When I called all my winners from the Bead Hop, many already knew that they were winners because they kept checking the web site for updates. They wbag sample saleere all so excited. If you are a winner who hasn’t picked up their prize, make a trip to your local shop soon. Can’t wait till next year.
     Here are some of the great bag samples we have for sale. I can't guarantee everything in the photo is still available because it was taken a few days ago, but there are lots of great buys.
   Classes are in full swing, the September through December 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 machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
aloha dress
Aloha Dress
twirly skirt
Twirly Skirt
licorice medley
Licorice Medley
eight o'clock
Eight O'clock
Poppins Bag
Poppins Bag

making fish
Making Fish

   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. Plus, lots of new things came in--fabric, books, patterns....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.

 Jubilee Bright, bold and joyous, these prints by ©Debi Payne for QT bring a rainbow of color to your next project. Black, white and vibrant, there is no holding back with these fun fabrics. Get color-creative with Jubilee!
Stylish contrast of black and white in contemporary prints make up the Blanc et Noir collection. Create intriguing projects with pops of color, or keep the drama and sophistication of black & white. Most are available in both positive and negative prints--love that!
Blanc et Noir floral, white
Blanc et Noir stripe Blanc et Noir, floral black
Another Laura Heine Teeny Tiny Collage group came in. This one has her Sea Turtle, Mermaid and Octopus patterns. Each little quilt finishes at just 16" x 20". Not sure how to get started? Take Mary's Laura Heine Collage class! These are fun to make and simple to quilt.
 Laura Heine pattern
A few more gorgeous bolts of cactus prints arrived and have us all itching to make a fabulous bag, placemats or quilt with them. The juicy color will have you fondling the fabric even after you've stitched it up into something wonderful.
blooming cacti packed cacti 
More fun with the Ghastlies! If you've been waiting for Pastoral in blue to return, it's here along with a new print called A Ghastlie Duel.
pastoral ghastlie ghastlie duel
No more "reinventing the wheel", searching the internet or trying to remember which book has the formula got these simple techniques that add a bit of pizazz to your quilts! Just use these handy laminated  8 1/2" x 11" reference cards for Two Color Binding and Faux Pipe Binding. I punched holes in the top of mine, put them on a binder ring and hung them on the pegboard next to my cutting table.
two color binding  faux pipe binding 

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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