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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
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Hi, Everyone--  
      So. I’m back from Sedona and now Mary’s gone (she cranked this out for me the night before she left) and the shop is continuing on. I had a great time in Sedona. The Guardian Angel collage quilt is finished and I will show it to you Thursday during my Live Facebook Event at 9:30 am. It’s beautiful--I can’t believe I did it. Believe me--if I can do it, you can do it!
I met up with my friend, Bonnie, whom I’ve known for a very long time while I was away. She comes from the Santa Clara area and moved to Sedona years ago. We had lunch together along with her husband Dave who is a big hiker like me. When I told her how I was spending my time, she told me that I gave new meaning to the term “working vacation.” I promised her that next time I come out I’ll bring Patric and will spend more time with them. I also ran to the quilt shop in Cottonwood. The owner, Mary Beth, and I have known each other for over 25 years. She wanted to go to lunch but I explained to her that was working! I had hoped to get together with one of my former employees, Carol, who moved to Prescott, but I just didn’t have time. I figure when I retire that I will be Coachella Valley‘s most welcome guest. I can’t wait. Patric has no idea what’s in store for him...
   Wait until you see all the new things that came in while I was gone!!! Take a look at What's New below for everything from fabric to a mini iron to notions to...well--just take a look. I'll tell you more about some of them Thursday on Facebook and many of them will be added to our web store when Mary gets back. In the meantime, come by the Palm Desert store of give us a call if you see something you like.
     Don’t forget our Bra and Panty Drive ends December 19. Items have been trickling in, but it would really be nice to beat last year’s count of 858 items. The need is bigger than ever this year with so many people struggling while our country battles the pandemic. Anything you can donate helps—one pair of underpants, an undershirt, a pair of socks—it adds up and all is appreciated by the folks at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.
     Theresa has added dates to her Zoom schedule plus a new class: Cork Baskets. These handy containers have an optional lid and the pattern has directions for more than one size. Check it out in Classes below.
           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!
   Read on to see What's Happening, What's New and more. 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.
bra and panty drive

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

Baseball season is over for 2020 but our love of the game continues. Two great prints came in this week. In store only

dio de los muertos fabrics
Several old friends from Alexander Henry's Dio de los Muertos collection came in. 3 of them feature Frieda Khalo--the 3rd from the left is a border print with Frieda on the bottom.
Two coordinating prints from Timeless Treasures in a palette that includes touches of gold. Above is City....

...and this is Texture
In Store Only
New from Riley Blake:
Hungry Animal Alphabet

We have the toss (on the right) and a coordinating alphabet print by the yard. The panel below makes a soft alphabet book. In store only
hungry animal alphabet toss

hungry animal alphabet soft book panel

four o-clock placemat pattern
Four O'Clock has instructions for making six 13" x 17" placemats. We also have a kit with these fabulous chicken-themed fabrics
In Store Only right now
four o'clock placemat kit fabrics
fasbric folding pen 
Oh my! There are two ways to use these Fabric Folding Pens. Use the brush to "paint" a line of folding liquid to easily create a crisp fold by just finger pressing. Or, paint it over a serious crease, like the center fold in fabric off the bolt, then hit it with your iron to make it disappear. We also have refills. In the store only right now.
design wall 
Stand back, admire, and audition your quilt blocks on a felt, 72" square panel.
jen's block wrap block wrap
   Jen’s Block Wrap is perfect for quilting on the go. With 6 design pages large enough to fit a 14” block and a brushed felt surface to keep everything in place, you’re free to let your creativity soar.
steamfast iron
Steamfast Home and Away Mini Steam Iron is lightweight and compact. Available in the store only
true grips
Add these transparent adhesive rings and dots to the back of your rulers to increase safety and cutting accuracy by preventing slipping. In store only
hold steady gloves
Steady Machine Quilting Gloves provide the perfect grip for free-motion quilting.One size fits most. In the store only.
 A handy assortment of needles selected for a variety of specialty fabrics. Stretch, universal, denim, microtex, topstitch. In store only right now.
 pineapple plus foundation paper economy plus
log cabin 3 more foundation paper pads came in. Create perfect quilt blocks. Great for beginners as well as experienced paper pieces. 42 sheets per pad. $12.50 for 12" blocks, $9.50 for 6" blocks. In store only right now. (6" Economy block we share a couple of weeks ago is available in our online shot.)

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

red mask drawstring
60 latex free elastic bands with a sliding buckle for easy size adjustment. We have them in two colors with more colors on the way--Red or Purple. 60 pieces per bag for $16.50. In store only right now
purple drawsting
mask filter material
Lightweight, breathable, nonwoven interfacing for masks. 1 yd x 20"
6.95 per package
purple elastic
Dark Purple 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 tables
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

New Class!!
cork strip bowls
Cork Basket
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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