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David Horste Trunk Show, New Tila Bead Mixes and lots of fabric

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

fordite pendants
Hi, Everyone.
  Well, it’s going to be a whirlwind week! We just got back from PIQF in Santa Clara late Sunday night and Wednesday morning I left for quilt market in Houston. Lol.
   I walked in on Monday morning and was so happy to see out little Judy back at work for the Season. I can’t tell you how lucky I am to have my wonderful staff. Each one of them fills a need. With Miguel and me on the road so much it’s a comfort to know that my customers are well taken care of and the shop is running smoothly.
   I okayed the huge Kaffe Fasset order and it should arrive this week. We’ll let you know when it gets here. And, we're happy to once again host a trunk show by David Horste next week--he'll be here with his amazing jewelry pieces on Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st. That's a sneak peak at some of his work above. Come in and pick up some one-of-a-kind focal pieces or ready-to-wear jewelry. Want to know more about David? Take a look at What's Happening below.
    Our bra and underwear drive starts November 1st. Remember, you have a chance to win one of the two $100 Gift Certificates we give out at our holiday party. You can see the details below in What’s Happening.
    I’m not altogether sure what else is happening at the shop but my Mary will fill you in What’s New down below.    

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
leather beaded cuff
Leather Beaded Cuff
free motion
Intro. to Free Motion
Little Poppins Bag
Little Poppins Bag

Bevy of Bracelets
Bevy of Bracelets
Violet Craft Paper Piecing
Violet Craft Foundation Piecing
Peyote CGB
Peyote CGB
machine cleaning

Basic Machine Cleaning
half a Dozen Earrings
Half a Dozen Earrings
aloha dress
Aloha Dress

   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
David Horste is a lapidary artist living in Portland, OR who loves designing focal beads using unusual gemstones and found objects. His beads can be worn alone on a chain or cable as a pendant or can be incorporated into more elaborate designer necklaces. He is especially known for his work with fordite aka Detroit Agate--these amazing pieces are carved and polished from the acrylic paint build-up in spray booths during the process of painting cars! You can purchase directly from him on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 during his trunk show at the shop.
david horste
bra and panty 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.

 tila mx New TILA SHAPE MIXES  in 6 different color blends are here! Just released in early August, 2019 their custom blends contain all three Tila shapes (Quarter Tilas, Half Tilas & Tilas) in assorted colors. Tilas can be stitched together either on a loom or by using off-loom beadweaving stitches such as square stitch, brick stitch, ladder stitch and right angle weave. 
These little packages of beads are just for fun! We're cleaning out strands of glass beads in assorted shapes, sizes and colors to get ready for new items. Grab a little bag today for just $2.99--each packet has a value at least double the sale price.
sale glass beads 

The latest Imperial collection from Robert Kaufman is a contemporary Asian-inspired group of florals and coordinates with metallic accents.
Imperial Imperial
Inspired by the famed artist Gustav Klimt, this dreamy fabric has a 12" repeat Klimt
These wonderful prints are from Robert Kaufman's Imaginings collection. Bury yourself in the downy softness of feathers or imagine an early spring morning with the sun just kissing a cactus garden
feathers cactus garden
The butterflies in Nature Studies give wing to your imagination in either Ocean or Multi. 12" repeat
butterflies blue butterflies multi
Each of the 24 bolts in the Kashmir collection of prints evokes an opulence and richness in color and detail. The collection has 4 colorways: Blue, Cream, Lagoon and Violet.
mandalas kashmir leaves
The newest Eclectic Elements collection from Tim Holtz is called Memoranda. All 12 bolts in the collection feature his collage scrapbook style featuring vintage ephemera. multiplication tables
eclectic elements wolrd map
All 23 bolts of colorful florals in the Painted Meadow collection are bright and cheerful painted meadow
painted meadow painted meadow

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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