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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
Here's a link to our on-line shop.

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy. I pray this year will be ten times better the last year. Evelia has already decorated the shop to get us in the right spirit and we are moving into the new year with a great outlook.
    We have some wonderful new products on the Bead Side—a super mini organizer, an amazing new non-slip bead mat that fits into a tray with a cover that can be purchased separately. Plus the Little Ricky Beading Loom is back in stock. All of them are available in both the shop and our Online Store—check them out below.
     I started releasing fabric for shipment to the shop last week and released more this week. Boxes of exciting new fabrics are already being unpacked as this arrives in your mailbox. We’ll share them here next week. We added some more precut square and strip bundles to the website--see them in What's New below.
     Don’t forget to watch our Live Facebook Event this Thursday morning at 9:30. Mary will be discussing the Laura Heine techniques that she teaches here at the shop and Jean and I will join her to share some of the things that we’ve created. I am becoming obsessed with this technique. I can’t wait to show you my Cactus Garden. We’ve added several more Laura Heine patterns and the supplies you need to create them to our Online Store. You can see them below.
Coming up on Facebook:
    **January 14th, Rosemary Jameson will share some of her beading techniques.
     **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.
      **January 28th we’ll explore Paper Foundation piecing.

    This week, after I take my tree down to make room, I’ll start rolling the remnants for our Annual Yard Sale that takes place at the Palm Desert store on Saturday, January 23. The sale is in the alley behind the store and we’ll limit access to 6 shoppers a time. It starts at 10 AM this year and will run until 4pm when the shop closes. Remember, this is a CASH ONLY EVENT. I’ve had lots of time to go through the back room, too, so we have all sorts of things for sale that have been tucked away for years. Lots of samples too. So start saving your money!
     Theresa’s new class schedule is on the website and she is adding a few more classes—we hope to have those up for you next week. Use the links in Classes below to see what she's offering.
     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.
annual yard sale

What's New
These are available on our website and in the store.

bead keeper
Bead Keeper
55 pieces! Compact case measures just 10 x 8 x 2. Tweezers and bead scoop included. $12.95
(beads not included)

little ricky loom
Little Ricky Beading Loom
Smaller version of the popular Ricks Loom
Only 2 warp threads left to weave in at the end!  $28.95

treasure mat
Treasure Mat
14 x 11
Durable padded mat with a non-slip bottom  $9.95

treasure mat tray
Treasure Mat Tray
Covered tray for storing projects.
The 14 x 11 Treasure Mat (sold separately) fits inside. $8.95
Added to our Online Store
hungry animal alphabet
Riley Blake Hungry Animal Alphabet
40 strips, 2.5" wide

wild west gems
Wild West 40K Gems
40 strips, 2.5" wide
musical gift strips
Music Gifts 40K Gems
40 strips, 2.5" wide

musical gift charms
Musical Gifts 5K Crystals
42 squares, 5"
All American 5K mini gems
All American 5K Mini Gems
24 squares, 5"
blueberry park squares

Blueberry Park Neutral Charms
42 squares, 5"
cactus collage
Collage Cactus Sampler
Laura Heine pattern
Make the whole sampler, one block or just a few
the guardian
The Guardian
Laura Heine pattern
includes Mini Guardian pattern
making fish
Making Fish
Laura Heine pattern
instructions included to make placemats
collag group 1
Teeny Tiny Collage #1
Laura Heine pattern
collage group 2
Teeny Tiny Collage #2
Laura Heine pattern
collage group 3
Teeny Tiny Collage #3
Laura Heine pattern
collag group 4
Teeny Tiny Collage #4
Laura Heine pattern
collage group 7
Teeny Tiny Collage #7
Laura Heine pattern
applique pressing sheets
Non-Stick Applique Pressing Sheets
Goddess Sheet, 17.75 x 24
(over-sized; recommended for Laura Heine patterns)
June Tailor, 18 x 18
Bo-Nash Giant Sheet, 18 x 11.9
Bo-Nash ironing mat
Bo-Nash Ironing Mat
protects your iron while letting steam through!
Steam a seam 2 steam a seam 2 lite
THE double-sided fusible needed for all Laura Heine projects. It's tacky and removable until fused--no pinning! And you can draw on the inside of the release paper--a MUST for many of her patterns. Sold by the yard. We have both the regular and lite in 2 widths: 12" & 24". Looking for 8.5 x 11 sheets? Give the shop a call.

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 Classes coming soon!

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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