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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. Hope you are all safe and happy. Every day I wake up thinking this is going to be over with...and then another day starts.
     This is the first time in 22 years that I don’t get to go to a fabulous resort hotel for four weekends in a row to hang out with quilters. I know I will enjoy having the weekends off--I plan to see my grandkids and sew in my studio. But, I will miss all the fun and catching up with everyone. Almost all the kits have gone out to all my Retreaters. And on Friday I’m not doing a live Facebook event from the shop but I will be doing a live Facebook Event at five pm from the Hyatt in Indian Wells. I thought it would be kind of fun to welcome everyone as they start on their kits.
     Our Quilt Run winner came by the shop last week to pick up her basket and was delighted. So, I’m already gearing up for the next event-- the 14th Annual Reindeer Dash over the first weekend in October. This mini run is lots of fun. My good friend Kaye and I have been working on our Christmas quilts so that Monica’s will be in full holiday mode when you come to see us.
    Rose Mary has a new pattern coming out—watch this video on Facebook as she introduces you to the process for making her zippered project bag with a vinyl window. The clear vinyl and Clover Wonder Clips are already on the website and Mary will pop the pattern up as soon as we have it in stock.
     On the bead side, Fireline is back in stock! The perfect product for so many projects.
       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!
Clear Vinyl, 12 gauge
As seen in our Live Facebook Event today!
wonder clipswonder clips
Clover's Wonder Clips are a terrific tool! You will especially appreciate them when working with vinyl and cork
We've added 2 sizes to our website:
10 Regular Wonder Clips
50 Mini Wonder Clips
We've popped several more of our popular cork patterns onto our website. So easy to work with! Not to mention, the results are stunning. Click on the images to see the patterns on line BiFold wallet
Trifold wallet Keyfob wallet
tall wallet cork strip bowls
cork book
Here is a book of cork projects that takes you beyond bags and baskets!

Check out these new Christmas kits--panels and "scene" prints do half the work for you! If there is a panel available, you'll find a link for that, too
first snow kit
First Snow kit
Amazing detail in this snowy scene
holiday flourish kit
Holiday Bliss kit
Holiday Flourish panel
snowplace like home
Snow Place Like Home uses 2 panels!
Large Snowman
Small Snow People

ornamental birds
Ornamental Birds also uses 2 panels
Winter's Grandeur, Birds
Winter's Grandeur, Ornaments

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

Here's what a student had to say about Theresa's first Zoom class:
"Super easy class for all skill levels. Theresa is a very good instructor."

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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