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A Message from Monica

Good morning.
   How nice it was to be in the store last week. I got to simply hang around the shop and work the floor. I wish I could do that instead of doing show out of town but the bills need to be paid and I want all the new stuff...so off I go. Miguel and I take off Wednesday for the quilt show in Mesa, AZ. It’s always a great show—if you live out that way I hope you will come see us.
   My teachers are busy scheduling classes for our next calendar so Mary will be putting them up on the website starting this week. I never want that job since I am no good with the computer!
   We keep pricing the new items from the Tucson Gem Show and getting them out onto the floor as fast as we can. These new things always sell quickly so don't wait--take a look at some of them in What’s New below.
   The Beginning Ribbon Embroidery class is sold out for both days—if you are interested, do call and we’ll put you on the waiting list. Because of the class, remember that the Monday groups will NOT meet on March 2. We do have another guest teacher offering a special class in April.

painting and stitching
Picture Painting & Stitching
with Sarah Bush
Start with a favorite photo and learn to recreate in on cloth with paint and stitch. 2 day class
April 1 & 3, 10 to 3

 Happy quilting and beading, everyone. Hope to see you soon.

-Monica

What's Happening

 Spring Fling quilt run

desert guilds showThe Desert Guilds Quilt Show is presented by three quilt guilds:  Cactus Sew-ables Quilt Guild, Coachella Valley Quilt Guild, and Pass Patchers Quilt Guild.

Friday and Saturday
March 6 & 7 from 10 to 4
at the Palm Springs Pavillion
Marilyn's quilt  Work in progress by two of Mary's Raw Edge Landscape students, Marilyn and Rhonda rhonda's quilt 

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.

laboradorite 
Assorted smooth and faceted Labradorite beads with beautiful flashes of light.
druzy beads 
Iridescent titanium beads
 faceted glass
Iridescent etched glass beads with polished facets.
lava rock beads 
Strands of Lava rock beads with metal coating
vintage 1 vintage 2
Vintage icons, glass, prisms and assorted metal pieces that are bezel set with soldered ring attachments. We have "aged" jump rings to help you turn these treasures into jewelry.
new fabric

At first glance the color saturated fabrics in the Quilting Treasures Botanicas collection look like batiks--but they're not! These lively prints can be found in every color family.
Asian 1 Asian 2
Robert Kaufman's Moonlight Garden collection of Asian inspired prints has touches of silver
kaffeBolt after bolt of Kaffe Fasset Collective fabrics arrived!

kaffe
kaffe
book
We think this Kaffe print is begging to bead embellished with beads. Here's a book to get you started--or take Rose Mary's Beading on Fabric class for expert help to get you started.
America my home
America, My Home comes from Wilmington Prints. We have pre-cut strips, charm squares and yardage on the bolt.
Bali pops
New Bali Pops in rainbow colors
Rue 1800 Bring a touch of the past into the present with the Rue 1800 collection from Moda

Classes, Classes, Classes!
Click on a photo to visit the classes in each category.
We offer classes for 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.

On The Quilt Side

photo quilt classes laura heine collage 
The Basics
Beginning Quiltmaking, Basic Machine Care, Free Motion Quilting, Sit & Sew
Quilt Classes
A collection of classes designed to teach a specific quilt project or style. Beginners through advanced.
Applique
From Laura Heine Collage to Raw Edge Landscapes, each class is an adventure in fabric
thread painting    other sewing classes
Mixed Media
Here you'll find projects that are a little different--some with fabric, some without!
  Other Sewing Classes
Bags, bowls, gifts, clothing--if it's sewn and isn't a quilt, you'll find it here!

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.

basic knotting bead weaving wire 101
  Jewelry Making Basics
From basic stringing and knotting, beginning wirework to simple beading, your adventure starts here.
 
cellini wirework leather
Beading
So many projects in so many styles! From casual to elegant, simple to intricate, macrame, kumihimo, crochet--if bead work is the focus, you'll find it here.
Wirework
Whether you want to focus on wire by itself or add beads and other embellishments you'll fins a wide variety of projects that start with wire.
Leather
Leather is for everyone! Many of these projects will take less than a day to complete
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