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

Good morning.
    We gave Monica the day off from writing her "blurb," as it's known among the staff. (Hope you had a fun day with Patric!)
    She and Miguel came home from Tucson on Sunday and leave tomorrow for the quilt show in Mesa. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you go to the show. She always has new things just for you!
     Monday girls--remember, no Monday Groups or class with Susie next Monday due to our guest teacher and her Ribbon Embroidery class.
    We are still putting out lots of new things that Monica brought back from the gem show and sharing some each week in What's New below. You'll also find  several new fabric collections and 5 darling new Cuddle Kits there.
    A couple of classes in the next few days have room for more students--if you have some free time and want to spend it relaxing and learning something new, take a look at What's Happening below.
    Most of the classes thru July are up on the website and we are almost finished with the next Newsletter covering April thru July. I'll let you know in this message as soon as it's up on the website.
     That's it--it's my day to work on the floor at the shop so I'm off.
                               Mary, for Monica

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

-Monica

What's Happening

basic machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning with Cheryl
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Every sewer need this
Wednesday, 2/26

These classes are coming up in the next few days and have room for you! rock the block
Rock the Block Album Style with Cheryl
Pure play--learn an outside the box technique
Friday, 2/28
Rose Mary will guide you to make either the Aloha Dress or the Noel Dress/Tunic
Wednesday, 2/26
aloha dress noel dress

 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

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.

 clasps
Monica brought in lots of new clasps--hooks, barrels, magnetic. Come see!
 carved bone
And, as usual, she found a wide variety of fabulous, unique pendants. Carved Labradorite, bone, carved stone, wood and metal, metal and mother-of-pearl, coral, turquoise--so many beautiful choices!
 bone animals wood and coral 
bone carved pendants
carved pendants

pendants
stone pendants On the left: jasper, calcite, petrified wood and more.
All items are limited to stock on hand.
Freshwater pearls! By the foot, bezel set or drilled.
freshwater pearls

alpha doodle
Alpha Doodle is 7 bolts of bright colors.
shop hop
It's a Shop Hop would be great for a bag to carry your quilting treasures. There's a border print and 3 coordinates.
Five new Cuddle Quilt kits and a new cuddle backing in Azure arrived. Each soft, cuddly quilt is sewn with a flip and sew method that is quilt-as-you-go. Patterns are easy to follow.
Leap Frog
Leap Frog, 38 x 58--happy frogs!
Jurassic
Jurassic, 38 x 58 has dozens of dinosaurs
enchanting elephant
Enchanting Elephant, 28 x 41. As sweet as can be.
lion around pink
Lion Around Pink, 27 x 27--all kinds of animals!
lion around blue
Lion Around Blue, 27 x 27
Love this Pacific Wanderings California panel. It has 2 images, each in 2 sizes. Fabulous for bags, memory quilts and more. We have 4 coordinating prints to go with it.pacific wanderings

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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