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Our phones weren't working, but we are!! Lots of new items to share

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.

     Well, this week is a typical slow summer week...I hope everyone enjoyed my wonderful granddaughter last Friday on our live Facebook page. I thought she was perfect! Right on cue (lol.) If you missed seeing Reiley in action, click here to enjoy a pint size tour of the shop.
   If you’ve been calling the shop and couldn’t get through, we are very sorry for the inconvenience. They are ringing again and we are open. You can always email general questions and web issues to Mary through the web mail ( or specific questions to me ( or, for Retreat issues, use
    Theresa Hanada has been having a bit of trouble with her oxygen so Rosemary stepped up to the plate and hosted our Tuesday morning live Facebook. On Friday I will be showing you all our of new holiday quilts and kits. We look forward to Theresa getting back on her feet. Ro see Rose Mary's live event, click here. She shared some easy and fun ways to keep your mask handy when you aren't wearing it using beads and our new “stoppers” for adjusting the fit. Stoppers are available in the shop and, by Wednesday evening, will be in our web store, too.
    It has been so weird for me, not being at a hotel for 4 weekends in a row. Like I said, it’s the first time in 22 years! But it has been nice staying home, quilting and being with my grandkids. Patric took off for a week to backpack up in Mammoth so I had a quite week.
    Evelia and I are working hard getting ready for Jelly Roll Day, September 19. We ordered lots of rolls and lots of patterns for 2 ½” wide strips. From September 15th thru the 19th we will be showing you strip ideas on our Facebook page every morning at 9:30 and will have specials during the month of September on these items. I Will work with Mary on that next week. She’s already started putting rolls up on the website—take a look below for more info and links to see them on the website. We’re trying to think of fun things for everyone to do while we’re all still at home.
    Rose Mary has a new pattern —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 and pattern are on the website. See it here: Project Bag and Board pattern
       Remember, we have some 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.

We are your mask-making headquarters! Elastic, flexible nose pieces and "stoppers" to adjust the fit. dark purple elastic
Dark Purple elastic
Lots more colors available!
flexible nose piece
Flexible Nose pieces
Back in stock! On line and in the shop
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.

We've added lots of new pre-cuts to our web store.
Also available in the shop
moda marbles charms
Moda Marbles Charms
5" squares of a favorite blender
Bramble Jelly Roll
The lastest addition to the Gingiber line from Moda. Woodland critters and coordinates.
Chill Jelly Roll
Wintry tints and shades with metallic accents
country christmas
Country Christmas Jelly Roll
A beautiful whimsical Christmas fabric line depicting sheep, bunnies, trees and stars in shades of dusty grey, cardinal red and winter white
desert song
Desert Song Jelly Roll
Fabrics inspired by the beautiful deserts of the American Southwest
forsest frost glitter 
Forest Frost Glitter Jelly Roll
Forest Frost Glitter charms
Pine branches, snowflakes and a village all glitter with a silver metallic on backgrounds of snow, icicles and night sky

cultivate kindness 
Cultivate Kindness Jelly Roll
Old trucks overflowing with beautiful flowers set against gray accents,coordinating patterns of shiplap, gingham and small scale florals
 glad tidings
Glad Tidings Jelly Roll
Create the feeling of Christmas past with these vintage inspired prints
cool grunge
Cool Change Junior Jelly Roll
Grunge in "cool" colors
22 strips
warm grunge 
Glorious Autumn Junior Jelly Roll
Grunge in "warm" colors
22 strips
silver linings grunge
 Silver Linings Junior Jelly Roll
Grunge in black, white and silver with a touch of metal
Juniper jelly roll
Juniper Jelly Roll
a beautiful winter themed collection
 my redwork garden
My Redwork Garden Jelly Roll

Redwork Garden combines an iconic color combination in a way that is both classic and modern
 regency romance
Regency Romance Jelly Roll
Regency Romance Charms
Take yourself away with these romantic prints from Moda Fabrics
sunday picnic
Sunday Picnic Jelly Roll
A playful picnic-themed collection with bright clear colors. Hopping frogs and flying kites, florals and geometrics,
tahoe ski week
Tahoe Ski Week Jelly Roll
A seasonal collection with skis, snowflakes, plaid, and other skiing-themed prints
These new fabrics are available in the shop only
new linen look

A lot of glorious new batiks arrived in a wide variety of colors and patterns
desert song
Desert Song is a collection of fabrics inspired by the beautiful deserts of the American Southwest.
We also have Jelly Rolls
linen look linen look close up
More blenders and backgrounds--23 colors of Hoffman's linen look

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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