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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Hi, Everyone.
    Well, we know why everyone from the north heads south for the weather. This kind of weather is why we are willing to brave the summers! I worked a bit in my yard this weekend putting the final touches on it before Thanksgiving arrives--and I'll have 57 people at my home for Thanksgiving. We’ll have four turkeys and two hams. Sides have been distributed and I think everything is in order.
    Speaking of Thanksgiving, we are having a sample sale that weekend PLUS a few more surprises. All Fat quarter packets will be 25% off and so will all Christmas and Halloween fabrics. Remember Christmas is coming and so is Halloween…they both come around every year, you know!
   Miguel and I loaded the van on Sunday morning to head for the Sewing Expo in Puyallup, Washington. We are stopping off at his best friend’s house in Portland, OR and will stay two night before setting up the show on Wednesday morning. And, after the show Saturday night, we will head for home to get here by Sunday night. I get to pick up my mother at the airport Monday-- don’t want her to think I forgot her! Lol.
     Please remember my bra and underwear drive. Last year we gave over 500 pieces to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission but I would love to beat our record from a couple of years ago of 856 items. I always think of that little girl I met at the Mission the first year I dropped off your contributions--she had never had a new pair of underwear. I drove away crying all the way back to the shop and just knew I had to do something. Help us reach our goal of at least 900 items this year. Men, women, children—all ages and all sizes are in need. As an incentive, 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.

   Just a heads up—there will be no Sit and Sew next Wednesday (the night before Thanksgiving.)
   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.
   Check out What's New, What's Happening & 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.

quilters select rulers Quilters Select rulers feature easy-to-read lines for marking and measuring fabric, as well as multiple angles. The unique non-slip coating over the whole surface makes for more accurate cutting! The one-inch lines with two sets of corresponding numbers that are placed around the perimeter of the ruler can be read left to right AND right to left – which means you never have to lose your place or count backward. Makes squaring blocks easier than ever!
 We have 4 different designs of these little linen embroidery sampler kits. Each makes a 15" x 12" block.
linen sampler 
 terrarium It's back! You love it and so do we--Terrarium Foliage (shown) and Terrarium Succulents are both back in stock.
This darling panel and the coordinating prints will fill any nursery with love.
love is panel 

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. We are working on next quarter so many are posted thru March, 2020.
laura heine collage
Laura Heine Collage
Make one of Laura Heine's "collage" patterns
--1 space left for this Friday
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!

mondo madness
Mondo Madness
Gridded fusible is the secret to fast and accurate seams
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
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
zip gift wrap
Zippered Pocket Gift Wrap
A quick project--and great stash buster

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 2019 thru March 2020 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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