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Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

Check our website for new items and many of your favorite patterns, notions, kits and more! We're adding things every week so check back often
Here's a link to our on-line shop.

Good morning, everyone!
     Well another week has gone by...I hope all is well with your families and everyone is safe. This last week was a wild one. I was overwhelmed with lots of different things and my stress level hit the top. I even snapped at a customer who didn’t wear her mask and didn’t practice social distancing. We are trying very hard to keep everyone safe, including ourselves. If you come to the shop, you MUST wear a mask, use the hand sanitizer on the counter and be mindful of others in the shop.
     Fortunately, business has been good. Between phone/web orders and store customers I actually paid some bills! I worked Wednesday and Thursday by myself which, we’ve all decided is way too much for me. So, we have a new schedule and, happily, Evelia is back. Everyone wants me to take a few days off this week to hang out with Patric and de stress so that’s my plan. Evelia and Miguel will be at the shop for you. I am so blessed.
    Our hours keep changing so please call the shop and make sure we are there. We love it when you set up a time to come in.  You can even shop for fabric via the cameras on our cell phones! Give us a call and we’ll set up a video chat. This week our hours are 10-3 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. I might be there Friday--please call first.
    We do have some elastic but it’s flying out the door so we are not putting it on the website at this time. It’s white and 5mm wide (a little narrower then 3/8 of an inch.) I ordered it from anywhere and everywhere back in March and it comes in whenever my order pops up on their list. I never really know when or how much I’ll get and prices vary every time. We sell it in 10 yard pieces. This batch is 10 yards for $7.00. Call, email or come by. If we run out, you’ll be on the list for the next shipment. First come, first served.
    To the retreat girls and guys: At this point I really know nothing. The quilt pattern and samples have been made and fabric has started coming in, but I don’t know if the hotel will be up and runnin. So, we are working on creating an online retreat! Just hang in there-- please give me a little time to work this out. Remember this is not our last year--2021 is. Thank you.
     After all is said I done I want to thank all of you for your continuing support during this time. There have been so many acts of kindness. I get little love notes, thank you cards--even small tokens of your appreciation and it makes it all easier. All we’re really trying to do is get through this together--and in one piece!
   Remember Monday and Thursday we do a live Facebook event at 10:00. Go to
Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations on Facebook to see all of our live events.
   Finally, in the middle of all this craziness, we want to give a shout out to Rose Mary Jameson--she was mentioned in a recent issue of Beadwork magazine for helping to discover the exploding sets premise of CGB beadwork! Congratulations! We are so lucky to have you sharing your creativity with us.

    For now, happy quilting and beading, everyone. We miss you!

-Monica

What's Happening
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for up to date information. And, our website is full of patterns, kits, notions and more to keep you busy.

What's New on the Web

Notions

chaco liner
Chaco Liners
chaco liner
Chaco Liner Refills
Patterns

mondo bag
Mondo Bag pattern

mondo bag refill
Mondo Bag refill
cell phone clutch
Cell Phone Clutch pattern
zip it bag
Zip It pattern
Kits
charlene kit
Charlene
 layered diamonds
Layered Diamonds
 friendship song
Friendship Song
beach glass
Beach Glass
tessalations twice cuddle kit 
Several of our Cuddle Kits are available for purchase on line. These super soft quilts can be made with or without batting in just a few hours.
Fabric
pottery 
Pottery
 small cactus
Small Cacti
blooming cactus 
Bloomed Cacti
home collage 
Home Collage

Classes, Classes, Classes! Please Note: all classes are cancelled until further notice

On The Quilt Side
We will let you know when classes resume

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
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 will let you know when classes resume

  Jewelry Making Basics
From basic stringing and knotting, beginning wirework to simple beading, your adventure starts here.
 
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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