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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
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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 hope this message finds you all safe, healthy and happy.
     Before anything else, I want to remind you that our semi-precious stones and cabachons are still 20% off through the end of the month--you still have a couple of days to come in and take advantage.
     What a week we had! The Southern California Quilt run was a huge success thanks to all of you who participated. Many of us store owners weren’t sure how we were going to survive the summer but with your help, our wonderful customers who came out for the Run, most of us feel we have another summer under our belts. We all can’t thank each and every one of you enough for your continuing support. The names of all winners will be posted on Southern California Quilt Run 2020 webpage. My basket winner is Janice Balakoski from Riverside! She was super excited to get my call. Congratulations to all winners.
     "Runs" are fun and our mini run will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for the first weekend in October—Thursday, October 1 thru Saturday, October 3 from 9 am to 6 pm for the Reindeer Dash. Hope to see you all then.
     Retreat Update: I have mailed all the kits out for those of you who requested them and sent in your checks. If you don' have yours yet, do we have your check? We are still waiting for a few. And, it’s not too late to order a kit. Just send me an email--check your letter for choices and contact info. Several retreaters rented a place here in the desert and finished their quilts together. They were very excited! Remember, on Friday, August 7 at 5pm, Evelia and I will be live at the Hyatt for a fun little show. Then, on Saturday at 5pm we will reveal the quilts that we made. So, go to our Facebook page watch us live, and let’s have some fun! I’m going to miss all of you so very much and just wanted to do something. It won’t be the same but...
     Mary continues to put more and more things in our Online Store so please check out our website. We have lots of kits on the site—our back room is full of kits that we would normally be selling at shows. Fabric is ordered a year in advance, so here we are. Holidays are just around the corner--pick up a kit and get it done! When you order a kit on the website, we’ve put an option in the drop down menu to add the backing to your order.
     If you missed our live Facebook event this morning, here's a link to watch Cheryl show you how to make a darling & practical zippered bottle bag—one of many terrific projects in a book titled Simple, Fun and Quickly Done.
       And don't forget to check out our new Zoom classes! Theresa Hanada is offering three bag classes. Click on these class titles to check them out: Big Zipper Bag, Mondo Bag, Have To Have It Bag. Classes will be the same quality you have come to expect from our teachers--why not give it a whirl?

    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.

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
Lots more colors available!
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.
flexible nose piece
Flexible Nose pieces
Back in stock! On line and in the shop
Pellon 911ff
Also back in stock: Pellon 911FF
This featherweight fusible interfacing is perfect for lining masks
In the shop only
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!
simple fun quickly done
Here is the book and project Cheryl  be shared on Tuesday's Live Facebook event.
bottle tote

Fabric & More  (In store only--call or come in) We'll share new goodies next week!

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

Big Zipper Bag
Big Zipper Bag

with Theresa Hanada

Mondo Bag
Mondo Bag
with Theresa Hanada
have to have it bag
Have to Have It Bag
with Theresa Hanada

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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