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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
    Well the Dash is over--and what fun the 574 dashers had! The shop owners met on Tuesday and you can click here to visit the Reindeer Dash 2019 web site for a list of the winners. I hope everyone is now in the holiday spirit. I know I am.
    I finally will have a weekend off coming up and I look forward to spending it with family and friends. Next Tuesday, Miguel, my oldest daughter, Maria and I take off to the huge Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara. This is always one of my favorites. Quilts from all over the world are shown and it is truly amazing. If you are up in that area or traveling to the show, make sure you stop by to say hi and see all of our new things.
   The shop is getting into the holiday spirit and classes are filling up. I think everyone needs to take a time out and do something for yourself before the holiday season hits us full force—come take a class! Is there something you always wanted to do but haven’t made the time for? Now is that time! Click here to download our class schedule through December, or here to see them on our website.

These are some of the classes are coming up in the next couple of weeks--and there's room for you! Click on a photo for more information
mondo madness
Mondo Madness
One Block Wonder
One Block Wonder
free motion
Intro. to Free Motion
woven spiral basket
Woven Spiral Basket
emma bracelet
Emma Bracelet
league of nations
League of Nations
rachel rope
Rachel Rope Bracelet
wire 101
Wire 101

   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 to see more classes with links for more information. Plus, lots of new things came in--read on to check it all out!
      We hope to see you soon.

What's Happening
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.

 flat peyote bracelet This new flat peyote bracelet from Rose Mary titled “Serape” was inspired by, you guessed it, a Mexican blanket. If you'd like to make it, register for Rose Mary's Flat Peyote class.
Grab your yo-yo makers and have some fun with these new Fall Fest towel designs.
fall fest kitchen towels 
thread easy  Jewelry makers and quilters will love the Magical Thread Easy. Helps you thread needles easily with a magnifier and light!
As seen on Shark Tank! The Thread Cutterz flat mount cutter is the perfect solution for dull sewing machine cutters. This one mounts exactly where you want it-- cuts thread, yarn, and embroidery floss. We have it in purple, of course.
thread cutterz 
Thread cutter  Another cutter--this one is the perfect size and structure for cutting threads between fabric while chain piecing. Increase your speed and efficiency for any sewing project.
This ink and stain remover works on the toughest stains; from inks and ballpoint to gel, permanent marker, wine, grass, blood, grease, coffee, baby formula, food, and more.
The nontoxic formula is designed for use on clothing carpeting furniture fabric, tablecloths, upholstery, and other delicate surfaces including skin.
Amodex stain remover 
 ifrron rest Save your wrist! Conveniently rest your iron in between pressing with the Sew Hot Iron Rest from It's Sew Emma. With this heavy duty silicone iron rest you can place your iron plate directly on ironing boards, tables, and counters so you don't have to worry about your iron tipping over.  
This super simple sew-by-number neck wrap keeps towels within easy reach while you are working. The pattern is printed on a cotton fabric foundation with easy sew-by-number construction. The package contains pattern printed on 100% cotton muslin and 100% cotton waffle-weave fabric for two towels. towel holder 

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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