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Pacific International Quilt Festival, What's on Sale? and more

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!
    Yes, my wedding was a big surprise wasn’t it? We just couldn’t tell anybody we were getting married--I know some of my friends and family would’ve crashed the wedding. And we couldn’t have that. It was hard enough keeping it to 10 people (we had 14 counting the kids). Fortunately we were able to include all of our children, their spouses and my grandchildren. It was a wonderful evening--one I’ll never forget. Thank you, everyone, for the well wishes and the cards. It means the world to me.
  So back to normal. Well, whatever passes for normal for me. Pacific International Quilt Festival starts Wednesday (today!)—it’s all on line so this year you can attend from home! Here’s a chance to support small businesses all over the country through one source. Check it out! See “What’s Happening” below for a link to the PIQF site. We are a “virtual vendor” at the show. Please check out the specials we’re offering on our website in our new sale department.  I'll be talking about the show and sharing some of the sale goodies during our live Facebook event this Thursday morning at 9:30.
     Some great fabrics came in this week from Dear Stella. One bolt is a Day of the Dead print I’d forgotten all about--I ordered it last January! Another one is a beautiful Frieda Kahlo print and the third one is a gorgeous abstract cactus print. You can see them below along with some other fabrics that came in.
     Over on the bead side, Rosemary and Wanda reordered Delicas and they will be put out sometime this week. So the shop is staying well stocked during these strange times.
    Alison Kusumoto won our Reindeer Dash shop gift certificate--congratulations, Alison! It's especially nice when one of our long-time customers wins.

      Remember, we practice social distancing and other state/local guidelines to keep each other safe in the shop. Sanitize your hands at one of the stations we've set up as you enter the store, wear a face mask and stay six feet away from others. Thank you!
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone.


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
Kathleen's quilt
Kathleen Herring finished her Retreat mystery quilt and shared this photo with us. Isn't it wonderful?

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

born to ride
Born to Ride
For all of you motorcycle lovers out there! Several more prints available
In store only
Here is the abstract jungle print from Dear Stella. In store only

The colors really pop in this Frieda fabric
In store only
   day of the dead
A lively Day of the Dead print
In store only
musical gifts     musical gifts
We are working on a kit using Wilmington's Musical Gifts collection--we also have charm packs, 10" squares and strips available. In the store only 
batik bundles
Batik Bundles!
If you have been to our booth at a show, you know we offer 1 yard batik cuts for just $10. With "show season" happening on line these days, we put together these bundles. Each has five 1-yard cuts of color coordinated batiks for $50! You can see them all on our website.
  wild west kit
Wild West Checkered Plaid kit
I think this is stunning. Finished size is 60.5 x 76.5 and it sells for $82.95

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
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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