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Fabric, patterns and a new winter quilt 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.

Hi, Everyone!
     Thanksgiving has come and gone—there were only six at our table this year instead of filling my backyard with 64 like last year! It was very peaceful and our weather was beautiful. Really hoping that our Christmas celebration is the same—peaceful and beautiful.
     Thank you to all of you who have donated bras and other underwear items--I know the Mission really appreciates it. I plan to drop them off on the Monday after our Holiday Party, so make sure you get them here by Saturday, December 19th. Read more about the Bra and Panty Drive and our party in What’s Happening.
     New things are still arriving every week. Take a look at What’s New below to see some of the new fabrics, a winter quilt kit and cool mask fabric panel that came in. We are re-stocking earring findings and getting ready to order seeds over on the bead side.
    Take at look at Classes to see what Theresa is offering via Zoom—Mary is making noises about offering some Laura Heine Zoom classes and I’m pretty sure Rose Mary has some good intentions, too! It takes a bit of thought and problem-solving to offer distance classes, so stay tuned for updates on that.
     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
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.

holiday party

What's New
Items labeled "In store only" are available in our Palm Desert store and over the phone.
Click the photos/l
inks for items in our web store.

back home kit
Home for the Holidays Kit
Finished size 57.5 x 67.5
back home for the holidays
Back Home For the Holidays
Here's a close up of one of the panel images in the quilt. The panel is also available by itself.

floral rhapsody 
Floral Rhapsody
vintage farmhouse
Vintage Farmhouse
Two new Hoffman digital prints came in last week:  Floral Rhapsody in Wild Berry and Splash, and Vintage Farmhouse in Stone and Vintage.  In store only
masquerade panel
Multi Masquerade is a panel full of mask designs! These are fun for all ages. Click here to download the free pattern that goes with the panel.

holiday stockingas
Aunties Two Holiday Stockings pattern

What a great idea! Make a stocking for the mantle and a mini version to hang on the tree or give as a gift. And make them even more festive by adding tiny LED Moonlights to your creation.

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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