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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400

Our online store has 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.

Hi, everyone. I’ve got good news and bad news...
     The good news is that I will be open for the Quilt Run. Our Halloween Party room is ready and it looks amazing! And wait until you see our fabulous hats! If you can’t join us in person for the Quilt Run, I will be broadcasting live on Facebook at 9:30 am Friday for a peek at our “party.” Take notes on the quilts you see on the wall—they are all available through our website. We appreciate your support during this time.
Please check the web site on Wednesday to make sure the event is still on. Remember to wear a mask and social distancing will be important. We do ask that you hit our hand sanitation stations when you arrive--we have them all over the shop for your convenience and safety. And we have “quilt blocks” on the ground every 6 feet to help everyone remember to social distance. In order for us all to stay safe we must abide by the rules.
     Rose Mary presented our live Facebook Event today. She discussed the many ways to enjoy bead embroidery. And, to help you celebrate International Beading Week, we’re putting all of our semi-precious stones and cabochons on sale! Save 20% now through the end of July.
     Now for the bad news. It is with a heavy heart that I am informing all of my retreat participants that the Hyatt has canceled our event. Please, please, please do not call the shop. Wanda and I are working on a letter that will be sent out to you Wednesday or Thursday. You can email me at if there’s something you want to discuss, but the letter will explain everything and lay out your options. I am very, very upset and disappointed at this news. Many of you know how much I love these retreats—not to mention they help the shop survive the summer. Those of you who already knew you couldn’t attend and ordered kits, we will begin mailing at the end of this week. For all of you who had planned on coming to the retreats the letter will instruct you what to do. I can’t thank you enough for sticking with me through all this. All I can think about is that next year we’re gonna have the time of our lives. Let’s look forward to better times!
    We are rolling along with new items on the web site every week and are now working on adding Zoom classes! Theresa Hanada is ready to roll with several bag classes. They will be up on the website by the end of the week and we’ll share the details in this newsletter next week.

    Happy quilting and beading, everyone. We can't wait to see you!


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.
spider blok
We'll be giving runners this pattern--kits will be available for purchase. We can't wait to see you at our "Halloween Party" during the quilt run!
quilt run basket
Our prize basket is full of goodies worth $300!
quilters run

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

sky blue elastic
Sky Blue elastic
We still have stock on 1/4" elastic, both black and white.  We also have a fabulous selection of rounded, smooth 1/6" elastic in 10 gorgeous colors! If you wish to purchase elastic on line, click here.
These items are on line and in the shop. Kits include pattern and fabrics for the top plus binding. You add backing and batting.
Ordering kits on line? Let our experts choose a backing for you! See "Options" in the drop down menu!

harvest elegance

Harvest Elegance kit

Panel also available separately
steampunk shoppe

Steampunk Halloween Shoppe kit
A second kit using the Steampunk Halloween panel!
Panel available separately
saddle up snowman
Saddle Up Snowman kit
saddle up snowman
Saddle up Snowman panel
hocus pocus
Hocus Pocus kit
have to have it bag
This great new Have to Have It Bag pattern uses fusible grid to speed your sewing process. And, Theresa is offering it as a Zoom class! Details coming soon.
zippered golf club cover
Darcee has done it again! Check out her new contoured golf club pattern with a zipper!
chevron skirt
We've added Rose Mary's wonderful skirt to the website.
easy grid
We have several sizes of this wonderful, fusible grid from Ten Sisters. There are books and patterns at the shop with great projects. You will find it under Notions in our online store.
modern salvage
Saving selvages? This book is full of great ideas for you!
Fabric  (In store only--call or come in)
art gallery prints
These are a few of the new, vibrant floral prints and coordinates from Art Gallery Fabrics.
We have 16 bolts of Terra from Windham fabrics. Several of the prints come each color and all look wonderful together.

Classes, Classes, Classes! Please Note: all "in person" classes are cancelled until further notice. Zoom classes coming soon!

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.
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.
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.
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 is for everyone! Many of these projects will take less than a day to complete
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