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Website updates, Jewelry Findings and a new Christmas kit

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.

Good morning everyone!
    Editor's note: So, Monica didn't send me her "blurb" this week and asked me to wait until today to send out the email because she was "busy" and would tell me all about it Tuesday afternoon. Um......that's so un-Monica! I had a sneaking suspicion I knew what was going on and, sure enough, Tuesday afternoon she sent the staff a group text letting us know that at 6pm she and Patric were getting married! Since pandemic precautions are in place they thought it would be just the two of them, but got word at the last minute they could have 10 guests. Yippee!! Just enough to include sons, daughters and their spouses! So, it's official. And don't the bride and groom look beautiful, happy, and ready to share a bright future?

Monica and Patric
October 6, 2020

    Although she is a bit preoccupied and couldn't manage to tell me what she is sharing with you on Facebook this week, tune in to our live event on Thursday mornings at 9:30. She always has something great to show you!
     We all know that quilt shows have been reinventing themselves--PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Festival) is happening next week as a virtual event. You can see the quilts, attend classes and shop from the vendors all on line. See What's Happening below to get the scoop!
     Monica wanted to be sure all you Reindeer Dashers know how much she enjoyed seeing you! These mini runs are always fun and the shops appreciate you taking the time to come out and support small businesses. We'll announce the winner of our basket next week.
     A few things came into the shop this week--some great findings on the bead side and a new winter quilt kit that includes Minky for the backing! You can see them in What's New below.
     We've added a Search feature and more categories to our website to make it easier to find products in our on-line shop. For example, under Fabric you can choose things like Pre-cuts or Holiday. And, we added a separate category for Mask-Making Supplies. These items are still in Notions but are also conveniently located under their own heading.
       Remember, we practice social distancing and other state/local guidelines to keep each other safe. You must sanitize your hands once you enter the store, wear a face mask and stay six feet away from others. Thank you!
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone.     Mary Gorfine editor, for:


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.
PIQF is Virtual this year!
Get the scoop here: Quiltfest 2020
halloween display
Monica's favorite holiday is just around the corner and we have lots of great fabrics, quilt patterns, kits and projects for you

What's New
Items labelled "In store only" are available in our Palm Desert store and over the phone.

magnetic clasps

  Findings came in this week--rivets in 4 finishes: antique silver, antique brass, silver and gold fill. Plus these magnetic clasps. Great detail!
In store only

We are your mask-making headquarters! Round and flat Elastic, flexible nose pieces, filter material, cord locks to adjust the fit, BioSmart Antimicrobial fabric

mask filter material
Lightweight, breathable, nonwoven interfacing for masks. 1 yd x 20"
6.95 per package
  sky blue elastic
Sky Blue Elastic
Lots of 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.

Add an extra layer of protection to masks with BioSmart, a patented bleach-activated technology engineered into the fabric!
Choose black, navy blue, white, royal blue--plus 2 new colors: medium blue and gray. 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 add more items to our web store each week.
Items are also available in the shop
frosty friends quilt kit
Frosty Friends Quilt Kit
frosty friends detail
 frosty minky
Minky backing included!
  Okay. Check out our new Frosty Friends quilt kit. It starts with a panel--snow people enjoying winter activites--and adds playful sashing fabrics to make it pop. And, see the fabric on the left? That's the backing! This super soft, cuddly Minky backing fabric is included in the kit making it a steal at just $102.95. Finished size is 46 x 62.
You can also purchase the panel separately.

These fabulous pressing surfaces are only available at the shop
Click here to see Monica's presentation on Facebook

pressing surfaces
  We have a good selection of these fabulous high quality pressing surfaces in 3 sizes--they are padded, covered in wonderful cotton prints and portable
Square: 12" x 12", flat   $34
Portable: 13" x 24", folding legs, $115
Studio: 22" x 32", bolted to folding table,
adjustable hgt. (28" max.)  $150

Made in the USA
studio pressing surfaces
Studio Table pressing surfaces
  pressing surfaces
Square and Portable pressing surfaces

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

cell phone clutch

Cell Phone Clutch
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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