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New kits from Kaffe Fassett, Laura Heine and Hoffman

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
   Well, it was fun while it lasted! That week off from “hitting the road” felt like a vacation. Lol. No rest for Miguel, though. He flew home on Monday after helping our friend Cindy with her booth at Quilt Festival in Houston only to head out with me this week to help with the Rusty Barn show that starts this Thursday in Tucson. So, if you’re down in Tucson, do stop by and say hi.
     I loved being at the shop last week. I can’t tell you how many snowbirds “flew” in. It’s great to have you back. It was a long and lonely summer without all of you. I do want to acknowledge all of our loyal year-round customers that help us stay afloat all summer. Without all of you, there’s is no Monica’s. So, thank you!
     Our annual Bra and Panty Drive has started--when you are out shopping for your family and friends remember to pick up an extra item or two for folks at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. We are collecting underwear (bras, socks, undershirts, underpants) for all ages, sizes, shapes and genders. Two lucky winners will each receive a 100.00 gift certificate to the store. You'll receive one drawing ticket for each item. Bring in a 6-pack of panties, that's 6 tickets. Please, if you are bringing in any used bras these must be in like-new condition--maybe you’ve worn it once or twice and it just isn’t working. We can no longer except gently used underwear. Only new underwear in its original package qualifies for the drawing. Thank you for understanding.
   It’s that time already! Road to California tickets are available at the quilt register. They are $16 for a multi-day wrist band, cash only and NO REFUNDS! The money goes directly to the shows organizers—we offer this as a service to help you avoid long ticket lines at the show. For more information, visit the Road to California website.

Paper Piecing the Judy Neimeyer way is taught on the 3rd Saturday of the month by certified instructor Catherine Wilson. If you are just getting started, she'll help you choose fabrics and get you far enough along to work on your own. If you have already started a project, take the class if you need some help moving on to the next step.
 paper piecing
Paper Piecing
the Judy Neimeyer way

   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 sewing and jewelry 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 drive

Next time you are out shopping, pick up some socks, bras, underpants, undershirts-- people of all sizes, shapes and ages need underwear!

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.

Look at these darling golf club covers! These are new from pattern designer Darcee Hosman. The patterns, samples and finishing kits will be in the shop this week.
golf club covers golf club covers
"When you fall asleep, a Dream Catcher will attract all dreams. Nightmares get trapped inside the web, but the good dreams pass through and slide down the feathers to reach the person sleeping. In the morning, when the Dream Catcher is exposed to light, all the bad dreams dissolve and fade away"
 Make a bed or table runner with Hoffman's laser cut, pre-fused kit. Finished size 24 x 90. $156
dream catcher kit
sliced charm This quick and easy table runner kit uses 5" Kaffe Fassett charm squares and comes in 4 color ways. It's quilt-as-you-go and includes the backing fabric. Finished size 15 x 40. $42
Combine Michael Miller's Cotton Couture solid fabrics and Laura Heine's Cacti collage pattern to make this stunning quilt. The kit includes a fat quarter of each fabric in the line--plenty to make the quilt and save some for your fabric stash. Finished size 37 x 61. Pattern included in kit. $160
cotton couture cacti
Back in stock! Laura Heine's Featherweight and Group 4 mini collage patterns flew out the door as soon as we got them. Come in or place a phone order to get yours.
featherweight pattern
mini quilts
jack pumpkin pattern And, a new pattern from Laura Heine: Jack Pumpkin collage.

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.
laura heine collage
Laura Heine Collage
Make one of Laura Heine's "collage" patterns

Beading on Fabric
Beading on Fabric
Learn how easy it is to accent work with a bit of bling
Laura Heine Fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Fuse strips to make a fish!

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

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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