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After Thanksgiving Sale, new fabrics, books, patterns

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!
     Hope everyone is healthy and happy and taking extra precautions this Thanksgiving. I know that by working together we can get through this and have many more happy years filled with our loved ones during the holidays.
    Don’t forget to shop small and support all the mom and pop stores while you are shopping for deals this weekend. We have some specials going on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. We will have normal store hours from 10 to 4 both days. Evelia and I have gone through our fabrics and cut lots of 5 yard pieces for $30 and lots of Y-knots--those are yard cuts for $8 dollars. Pearls, gemstones and pendants are all 20% off in the bead room. And, if the retail price of a pendant is over $100, you can take 50% off!!
    The shop is just buzzing along. Mary just got back from Costa Rica and I haven’t seen her yet but I’m sure she had a great time. She deserves it. So we will be back up to speed right after Thanksgiving. Lots of fabrics have been arriving—you can see some of them in What’s New below and she’ll fill you on the rest the first week of December.
    Don’t forget our Bra and Panty Drive--I don’t have nearly as many donations as I’ve had in the previous years. There are more people than ever in need of our help this year. The Coachella Valley Mission so appreciates everything we donate to them. As a thank you from me, each item you bring in gets you a ticket for our gift certificate drawing. You can see the details below in What's Happening.
     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.
After Thanksgiving Sale!
Friday and Saturday
November 27-28

Monica hand picked each of these beautiful pendants while buying unique items for the shop at the Tucson Gem and Bead show. You'll find amazing polished and faceted stones--Turquoise, Amethyst, Chalcedony, Jade, Onyx, Lapis, Rutilated Quartz, Jaspar, Fossilized Coral, Druzy, Labradorite and more. Not to mention Pearls. All set in Sterling silver. During the sale, all pendants that retail for over $100 are 50% off and the rest are 20% off. This is a small sample of what's available.
In store only--We can help you shop via phone. Just give us a call and we'll help you pick out something wonderful.
Take 20% off all strands of semi-precious stones and pearls!

Fabric Bundles. We're clearing out inventory to make room for new fabric. Priced at $6 per yard! Many are 5 to 6 yards--perfect for backs and charity quilts.

1 yard cuts at just $8 each!
bra and panty drive
With your help we can help for those in need! More people than ever are struggling this year and the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission is there to help.


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

New from Henry Glass, the Big Hugs collection. Cheer up anyone who doesn't feel well with these first aid and well-being prints featuring friendly kitties and doggies. We also have the 2 panels below and we are busy putting together a kit--we'll share with you when it's ready. In store only big hugs
Prints, $11.95/yd
get well banner 
Get Well wall banner panel, $14.95
well being book panel 
Well-being book panel
sewing instructions included, $12.95
new timeless treasures
Some of the interesting fabrics that came in last week from Timeless Treasures.
In store only
Wow! 32 bolts of neutrals from Northcott
In store only
desert wilderness
We were so happy to see our favorite collection of desert prints from FIGO Fabrics come back in stock. We know you will find lots of ways to use Desert Wilderness. The two main prints (below) are available on the website. Coordinates are in store only
desert wilderness, dark
Desert Wilderness, Dark
desert wilderness light
Desert Wilderness, Light

2 new patterns from Laura Heine.
In store only
scarlett pattern
Who can resist a ladybug wearing heels? Finished size 25.5 x 29.5  $30.50
Laura Heine created this quilt as a personal statement and hopes you will make yousr personal to you. All proceeds from the sale of this pattern support
shopping bag 
This cheerful shopping bag is made from recycled plastic water bottles. It's generously sized (15.5w x 15t x 7.5d) with a stiff bottom, inside pocket plus both long and short webbing handles. $9.95 each
In store only
bonnie and camile quilt bee 
In The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book, this mother-daughter team present their stories of how quilting has shaped their pasts & presents while influencing future generations. Includes instructions for 12 projects. 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

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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