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Antimicrobial Fabric for Masks, Lil' Bit Country, Faceted Metal Beads & more



Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

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.

    Good morning I hope everyone is surviving the heat and all the other things that are going on in the world. I’m especially thinking of those affected by the fires around the West.
     Patric and I are taking off on Wednesday for 2 1/2 weeks. We were supposed to be flying to Ireland to get married on September 4th but since that isn’t happening we’re just taking off and heading towards Idaho to see my family. My new paddle board came in so we’ll be hiking and paddle boarding around the western states. Of course, there’s going to be some stopping at bead stores and quilt shops! I am so looking forward to this time. Things in my life are changing and I am embracing the changes.
     Evelia and I have been working really hard on our Jelly Roll event. Jelly Roll day is September 19th so for the month of September, all precut strips and strip-friendly patterns will be 10% off. Kaye and I have been working on quilts using new patterns and we’re having a blast. We’ll be sharing them with you live on Facebook every morning starting September 15. So if you’re looking for something new to do, this is it!
  
The Reindeer Dash is coming up the first weekend of October. There might be a few stores that won’t be joining us this year so please, please, please check the website before you head out. There is a link in What’s Happening below. Our block is a darling snowman block. I’m sure you want to stop by, pick up your free fat quarter and pattern while showing your support. Oh! And FINALLY Google has corrected the zipcode in our listing. If the directions don’t take you to Country Club Drive, something isn’t right. Remember, Dash flyers have printed directions to all stores.
   We practice social distancing in my store. You must sanitize your hands once you enter the store, wear a face mask and stay six feet away form others. Thank you!
   Read on to see what's happening & what's new in the shop and on our website. We have two new items for mask making: BioSmart Antimicrobial fabric and cord stoppers, plus new metal beads and restocked Delicas, kits, strip-friendly books and more. Take a look below!

  
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone. We can't wait to see 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.
Reindeer Dash
reindeer dash fabrics
Fat Quarters from Holiday Decadence by Hoffman Fabrics

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, cord locks to adjust the fit and new this week, BioSmart Antimicrobial fabric
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
1/4
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.

BioSmart
Add an extra layer of protection to masks with BioSmart, a patented bleach-activated technology engineered into the fabric!
Choose black, navy blue, white or royal blue. It's 60/62" wide and sells for $16.95.
Click here for more information
cord stoppers
Cord Locks give masks a better fit. We have packages of 20 for $4 (10 pairs)
White Cord Locks
Black Cord Locks
We've added lots of new books and kits to our web store this week.
Also available in the shop
stripology mixology
Stripology Mixology
13 quilts in multiple sizes designed with precut strips and squares in mind. Oh! And 13 cocktail recipes to go with them!
strip your stash
Strip Your Stash
Confidently pair fabric prints using 3 no-fail strategies: controlled colorway, distinct blocks, or scrap crazies!

big book of strip quilts
The Big Book of Strip Quilts
60 projects--for beginners through expert
cobblestone christmas
Cobblestone Christmas kit
Jelly Roll strips from Moda make this Christmas quilt a snap to create
midnight moon gumdrop
Midnight Moon, Gumdrop
Ravens and flying geese! Finished size is 58 x 73--choose Gumdrop or Pumpkin
midnight moon pumpkin 
Midnight Moon, Pumpkin

play mat and car carrier
Play Mat and Car Carrier Kit

Start with a Play Mat panel from Quilting Treasures, add a car carrier with pockets just the right size and you have a recipe to keep kids busy for hours. The kit includes pattern plus fabric for fronts, backs and binding. $54.95
These new fabrics and jewelry making items are available in the shop only
lil' bit country

It's a Lil' Bit Country from Quilting Treasures! Hats, boots, guitars and more country images.
metal beads
These festive faceted metal beads come in several sizes and shapes. They are plated in silver, copper or brass and we have some new magnetic clasps plated to match.
delicas
More Delicas have arrived! We are busy getting them out onto the floor for you.

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.
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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