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Hoffman Challenge fabric, batiks, Flamazing! cuddle kit

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
   What a weekend! I think I worked harder at home the last few days then I do when I am at work. My sister-in-law was out for her sister’s Celebration of Life on Friday. My son Raphael's family was out for his sister-in-law’s wedding on Saturday. Maria, Reiley and I went to the Living Desert for their big La Gran Fiesta. Happily, on Sunday we all just sat around and visited--although I did end up making tacos for over twenty people that stopped by to visit.
amanda for chris   So now it’s back to work. This week I'm heading to the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara. If you've never been to this wonderful show, get on their email list and plan to come next year--definitely worth the trip! if you are going to the show this year, stop by our booth and say hi.
kay    A couple more Bead Hop winners stopped in to pick up their prizes. That's Amanda on the left picking up her husband Chris's basket of prizes and, on the right, Kay with her goodies.

   Congratulations to all of the winners!

These are some of the classes coming up in the next couple of weeks--and there's room for you! Click on a photo to visit the web page and take a look at Classes below to see more.

mondo madness
Mondo Madness
sarah necklace
Sarah Necklace
free motion
Intro. to Free Motion
woven spiral basket
Woven Spiral Basket

hot hostess napkin ring
Hot Hostess Napkin Ring
league of nations bracelet
league of nations
League of Nations

basic knotting
Basic Knotting

   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
bra and panty driveIt's almost time for our annual drive. Next time you are out shopping, pick up some socks, bras, underpants, undershirts-- people of all sizes, shapes and ages need underwear!
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.

 flamazing This kit will have you ready to flaminGO and get quilting! Baby quilt, 28 x 37. Back and binding are included in this "flip and sew" quilt-as-you-go kit.
36 bolts of delicious Island Batiks came in last week--every color of the rainbow from bright to pale. Lots of tone on tones as well as some more colorful prints like this one.
hoffman challenge fabric
 The exciting 2019 Hoffman Challenge fabric is here. Visit their website for the challenge rules and get stitching!

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

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
Beading on Fabric
Beading on Fabric
Learn how easy it is to accent work with a bit of bling
A fat quarter-friendly quilt
aloha dress
Aloha Dress
Rose Mary's pattern has directions for 3 different skirts
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
machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
Keep your machine in good working order between tune-ups
Beginning Quiltmaking
Beginning Quiltmaking
Your quilting adventure starts with this 4 week course to learn the basics
free motion
Intro to Free Motion
Walking foot, free motion foot, needles, thread, machine tension--learn to put it all together for perfect stitches
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

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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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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