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Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica

Good morning!
     I think we are finally back to the normal…well, actually, not really. Patric and I took off for a few days to spend some time together before the craziness of Season really sets in. We spent Sunday with my daughter Natasha in Orange County for her birthday and then headed down to Oceanside to just chill.
   With our yard sale coming up on January 18 (and it’s going to be huge) followed quickly by Road to California, the Rusty Barn Show in Phoenix and then the Gem Show in Tucson, my next time off will be after February 10th. You can see why I really just wanted to give Patric some time--so he won’t forget me. (I don’t want to lose home since we’re getting married this year. LOL.)
   The shop is looking great thanks to my wonderful staff. Classes are filling up and we are fully stocked on both sides of the shop. What more could I want? Thanks to all of you for your love and support.
   Here a some of the classes coming up in the next week or so--Deborah Pace will be here for Zentangle 101 this Saturday. Learn this relaxing way to create complex designs one simple line at a time. Click on class titles or photos below to visit the class page. Click here to learn more about the art of Zentangle. And see Classes below to see more classes coming up this quarter on both sides of the shop.
    

zentangle 101
Zentangle 101
We need one more student for class on Saturday, January 11
noel dress
Noel Dress
 Create a garment from old shirts on Sunday, January 19
sashiko sampler
Sashiko Sampler
Mend, repair or embellish with this traditional Japanese stitch on Wednesday, Jan. 15
zippered bottle bag
Zippered Bottle Bag
A perfect hostess gift
Sunday, January 12

      Road to California tickets are available at the quilt register while they last. $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--
-Monica

What's Happening
Yard sale
Road to California


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.

rainbow flags

Rainbow Pride is one of the requested prints for Quilting Treasures' This & That collection which showcases customer requests made to QT. We have two prints--this flag toss and a bright, bold rainbow stripe.

valentine's day display
Make something sweet for your sweetheart. Michelle Watts' Have a Heart pattern is back in stock along with the precut cream and red strips you'll need for the quilt. We've put together packets of red, white and pink prints, fat quarters--just add your imagination to create something wonderful.

Dream World panel
Dream World was created for Riley Blake by acclaimed children's author and artist, Emily Winfield Martin. This panel is big enough to become a baby quilt without adding borders. There is also a darling soft book panel called The Wonderful Things You Will Be.
noah's ark
Make this charming Noah's Ark soft toy for your favorite wee one from one panel.
interlude

 

Our Interlude kit makes a quilt 55 x 73 featuring the panel and muted musical prints from Wilmington. $64.95

Classes, Classes, Classes!
Download the 1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter

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--and more

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 thru March are up on the website and in our Quarterly Newsletters.

ribbon embroidery 
Beginning Ribbon Embroidery
Guest teacher Mary Shay guides you to make a Spring Bouquet. Kit includes everything but the scissors! Sold Out--please call to be put on the waiting list. We are trying to schedule a second class.

zentangle 101Zentangle 101
An introduction to this relaxing drawing style--anyone can draw one line at a time!

 zentangle renaissance
Zentangle: Renaissance
Take your skills to the next level
 zentangle notan
Zentangle: Notan
Interweave the Janapense theory of "dark-light" in your tiles
zentangle klimt
Zentangle: Klimt
Create artwork inspired by Gustav Klimt
one block wonder
One Block Wonder--just one fabric!
easy fabric ropes from strips
Easy Fabric Ropes from Strips
Bring your project and Cheryl will simplify this versatile technique
cutting multi layer fabrics Multi-Layer Fabric Cutting
One Block Wonder, Kaleidoscope, Stack and Whack--all use the same basic technique.
rock the block
Rock the Block Album Style
Learn Joe Cunningham's fun and easy technique for creating a unique quilt every time--even if you use the same fabrics!
sashiko needle case
Sashiko Needle Case
Embellish with the age-old "clean-stitch" technique. Rose Mary's pattern is included.
Sashiko sampler
Sashiko Sampler
Extend the life of your clothing with beautiful repairs or embellish any cloth with this Japanese stitch style.
cell phone clutch
Cell Phone Clutch
Beautiful in cork, fabric--or a combination of the two!
Little Poppins Bag
Little Poppins Bag
Make the small or medium version of this popular bag
Poppins Bag
Poppins Bag
A large zipper-top bag that's great for all of your magical stuff!
Jelly Roll Bag
Jelly Roll Tote
So simple that you don't even need a pattern
Violet Craft foundation piecing 
Violet Craft Paper Piecing
choose any of her foundation pieced projects
T-shirt quilt 
Turn T-Shirts into a memory quilt
wriggling Wriggling
Make a charm pack dance and shimmer
Raw Edge Landscape
Raw Edge Landscape
Use a photograph as inspiration
Laura Heine collage
Laura Heine Collage Quilt
Learn Laura's clever technique for applique without templates
Laura Heine making fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Play with little strips to make a unique fish
aloha dress
Aloha Dress
A sweet little dress with 3 skirt options


Heat Wave
Heat Wave
Perfect for a mix of large and small prints
I-Beams
I-Beams
A fat-quarter-friendly quilt
mondo madness
Mondo Madness
Gridded fusible is the secret to fast and accurate seams
Eight O'clock
Eight O'Clock
A modern twist on a classic quilt
wine zip bag
Zippered Bottle Bag
a perfect hostess gift
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 quilt making
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
Licorice Medley
Licorice Medley
An easy black and white scrap buster
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. Dates and times for September 2019 thru March 2020 are on the website and in our Quarterly Newsletter.

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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kumihimo
Kumihimo
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
Brenda Necklace
Pinston
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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