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After-Christmas sale continues, Facebook Event sneak peak

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A Message from Monica
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Hi, everyone. Happy new year! I REALLY hope it’s better than 2020.
     As we kick this year out the door our After Christmas Sale continues through December 31st. All of our holiday kits and fabrics are 30% off—including precuts, bundles, panels and yardage. (Yardage cut off the bolt for you, 1 yd minimum.) Even though we close at 4pm on the New Year’s Eve, You can keep shopping for precuts and kits through midnight in our Online Store.
   I’m ready to move onto 2021. So, let’s start the new year right with our Annual Yard Sale on January 23rd from 10 to 4. From the quilt side, we’ll have grab bags and bundles of scraps plus store samples. From the bead side, grab bags of findings and stray treasures from the drawers underneath the seed beads—who knows what we’ll find! Remember—this sale is CASH ONLY so go to the ATM before you get here. I’ve decided to keep it in our alleyway behind the store, but it will be all day long so that you aren’t freezing early in the morning and we can follow social distance guidelines. The tables will be separated and we will let in 6 to 8 people in at a time--we’ll see how that works. To keep each other safe, we really need everyone to be super conscious of each other and stay 6 feet apart. if it rains, we’ll put tables in the front of the store on sidewalks under the eaves. So, that’s the plan. Hope to see you then.
     Next, I have a schedule for our Live Facebook Events on Thursday mornings at 9:30 beginning next week, January 7th. I have a very talented group of women who work for me, and I thought it would be fun to showcase some of the classes that they teach, techniques, and products they use.
     **So, on January 7th, Mary Gorfine, who teaches Laura Heine classes, will share some techniques and helpful products. I will be joining her along the Jeanne, another employee who has been playing with this technique. Mary always says the patterns are just a guideline, so I thought it would be fun to show you how we’ve been doing our own thing with her amazing patterns.
     **On January 14th, Rosemary Jameson will share some of her beading techniques. 
      **Then, on January 21st, I’ll showcase Auntie’s Two clever technique for quilting-as-you-go called Baffling your Quilts. This is a fast and fun way to make the quilt top and backing all at once. For those of you who make charity quilts this is a real time-saver.
     **Then, on January 28th we’ll explore Paper Foundation piecing.

     Happy quilting and beading, everyone--can't wait to see you soon. 


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!

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 were featured today at 12:30 last week on a Live Facebook event by the Southern California Local Bead Store Association. You can watch the event here. Rose Mary Jameson and Theresa Hanada joined me to show you some of the classes they teach.

After-Christmas Sale items--a sample of what's on sale!
To see them all, click here

These are available on our website and in the store. We have lots of yardage on the bolt available in the Palm Desert store--call or come see us!

frosty friends kit
Frosty Friends kit
46 x 62
was $102.95, now 72.07
Panel only
Was $11.50, now $8.05
back home kit
Home for the Holidays kit
57.5 x 67.5
was $79.95, now $55.97

Panel only
Was $12.50, now $8.75
timber gnomies kit
Timber Gnomies kit
49 x 54
Panel only
Was 11.95, now $8.37
Panel only
Was $62.95,  now $44.07
First Snow kit
First Snow kit
40 x 56
Was $44.95, now $31.47
Steampunk Shoppe kit
Steampunk Shoppe Halloween kit
44 x 63.5
Was $104.95, now $73.47
Panel only
Was $11.95, now $8.37
holiday mask panel
Safety First Holiday Mask panel
Was $14.95, now $10.97
midnight moon, pumpkin
Midnight Moon, Pumpkin kit
58 x 73
Was $79.95, now $55.97
Panel only, Pumpkin
Panel only, Gumdrop
Was $12.50, now $8.75

Harvest Flight, gumdrop
Harvest Flight, Gumdrop kit
Harvest Flight, Pumpkin kit
44 x 63
Was $52.95, now $37.07
Panel only, Pumpkin
Panel only, Gumdrop
Was $12.50, now $8.75

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

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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