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New Cuddle Kit, Seed Beads restocked, new fabrics



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!
   I hope everyone is still hanging in there. We are—and it seems like there is light at the end of the tunnel. I really need to thank my son Miguel for all his love and support during the past two months. I was a wreck worrying about what was happening in the world and how that would affect our store. With his calm manner and reassurance, we came to work, day after day and hoped for the best. And we made it through those long two months of not knowing.
    I also need to thank Mary for all her hard work on the web site. I really didn’t want the job of checking the web for orders every day and making sure we had the things on the web in stock, but all the orders our wonderful customers sent in did help a lot. We were lucky and got one of the small (very small--lol) PPP loans to help with payroll, so Evelia and her sister, Lety are helping us out in the shop.
    Please remember we are open Monday thru Saturday from 10-3. We like you to call for an appointment and let us know you are coming so we don’t have too many people in the store at any given time. We want everyone to be safe, including ourselves.
    With all that said, with more hands to help, the stock in the store is being cleaned up as fabric and beads are coming back in. We restocked the sizes 6, 8 and 11 seed beads. Delicas are tubed and being put back out (thank you, Wanda!) And check out the cool Wrist Rulers--they were supposed to be here in time for Mother's Day...oh well. Feels so good to be restocking and bringing new items in again. As I promised Mary is showing you all the new fabric that came in last week and we'll keep sharing in the coming weeks. So needless to say, I think we’re back…somewhat...lol. Take a look at What's New below.
     Remember to check out our live Facebook events on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 am.
Go to Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations on Facebook to see all of our live events. (We're taking a break next week.)

    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.
Desert Quilting Retreat Update
We don't have the final word yet, but here's a teaser--kits are being made!.....

What's New on the web and in the shop
Items labled "store only" are available in person or over the phone.

Patriotic Scissors Need a little pair of patriotic embroidery scissors? We've got 'em! 4" scissors, $3.00 each. Store only
Fabric
got the blues
Got the Blues from Northcott is quilting weight cotton that looks like denim! A fun collage and 4 other bolts round out the collection. Store only
Memoire a Paris reminds me of treasured prints from Liberty of London. Florals in two scales plus coordinates, including two with script. Store only
memoire
memoire
Oceans Away is full of sea creatures big and small. 5 prints and a panel
Store only
oceans away panel

oceans away
Northcott's Swept Away will make you feel like you are at the beach. Here is the main print--detail below. Store only. We are working on a fabulous kit. As soon as it's ready, we'll put it up on the web.

swept away detail
swept away
Kits

Our newest complete Cuddle® kit, Enchanting Elephant, includes fabric for the top, applique, backing, binding and a pattern. It is easily created using the stitch and flip method. Approximate finished dimensions 28" x 41".
In the store and on line

Enchanging elephant kit
Patterns
bucket bag

Storage Solutions Bucket Bags
Keep notions, fabrics, and other household items neatly stored away using fabric storage buckets. The Storage Solution Bucket Bags Pattern was designed by Brenda Miller. The pattern makes three sizes that can be nested inside of one another. Samples are shown in fabrics from the Swept Away collection. Available in the store and on line.

The coastal scene using fabrics from Northcott's Swept Away collection is the focus of these quilts and the ombre (shaded) border fabrics add depth to the designs. Learn an easy way to make miters for the windows and borders. Quilt sizes: Large (52" x 54"); Small (43" x 50 1/2"). Available in the store and on line
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Kits for the larger quilt coming soon!

windswept view
Windswept View pattern
Something Special
Looking for a super cool wrap bracelet? Our leather Wrist Ruler is practical, too--need a quick measurement when you are on the go? Unhook our bracelet and put it to use! Each Wrist Ruler comes in a neat little tin that's great for storing you wrap or other small treasures. Wraps are 16" long and come in two colors. Medium Brown and Natural. Available in the store and on line. $21.50 each.
wrist ruler, natural wrist ruler, medium brown 
Wrist Ruler wrist ruler with tin

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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