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After-Christmas holiday fabaric sale, Live with the Southern California Local Bead Store Association 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.
     Well Christmas is almost upon us. I hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy. And ready for the holiday. I’m ready—there’s not much going on at my home this year since we are all doing what we can to protect each other during this pandemic. I’m going to totally miss my kids and grandkids this Christmas but I figure if we give up this one, we’ll have future holidays together. I’m dropping off the presents in Orange County on the 24th—we’ll see everyone outside at my son’s home briefly but will head straight home afterwards. With Patric working at the hospital we are extra careful.
     I’m really glad we redesigned our Holiday Sale. I hated giving up the party, but making it two days instead of 1 (3 days in our Online Store since we now close on Sundays at the shop) and changing it from a progressive sale to 20% off the whole time--plus double dipping on sale items--worked beautifully. We were never too busy or had too many people in the store.
     Congratulations to Sharon Rocher and Meredith Weber, winners of our $100 gift certificates--thanks to all of you who supported this year’s Bra and Underwear Drive, we collected 932 items! An extra big thank you goes out to those who took the time to mail in items for the drive—we didn’t expect that and, well, I just can’t thank you enough. My friend Angie (we went to high school together) is one of the administrators at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and is very, very thankful for all that you do to help them.

Collecting items, drawing the winning tickets and delivering!!

     As you know, being in business is tough right now and I can’t thank you enough for helping keep the doors open. But, I don’t have enough money to buy all the new fabrics we want!!! So, I’ve decided to try and fix that with an After Christmas Sale. From December 26th thru December 31st all Christmas and Halloween will be 30% off. This includes kits, precuts and cut yardage (fabric off the bolt, minimum 1 yard cut.)

   So, our next annual event is our BIG Yard Sale. This your chance to pick up grab bags of scraps, store samples and anything else we are ready to let go of while we clean out the back room to get ready for a new year. Usually we hold the sale in our back alley but this will be done differently, too, since I don’t want too many people gathering in a small place. I’m not sure exactly how it will work, but I already know we’re not going to start early in the morning—especially this year I don’t want anyone to catch a cold! Mark your calendars--the date will be January 23. Check future emails for the time but save that date!

     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.
SCLBSA We are being featured today at 12:30 on a Live Facebook event by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association. You can watch the event here (Live or later!) Rose Mary Jameson and Theresa Hanada will join me to show you some of the classes they teach.

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

hungry caterpillar
Eric Carle's beloved Very Hungry Caterpillar is back with this collection from Andover. In store only
We are working on a kit with the prints.
hungry caterpillar rainbow panel
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Rainbow Panel
is available in Palm Desert & our Online Store
texture graphics New from Jason Yenter and In the Beginning Fabrics--Texture Graphics. This textured print looks like beautiful wool. In store only
Finally! The colored cord locks we've been waiting for have arrived. We have blue (shown,) pink, red and purple. 20 for $4 (10 pairs)
Right now stock is limited so they are in the store only--you can purchase black or white cord locks on line--scroll down for links.
cord locks

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
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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