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Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival special: 30% off Holiday Kits

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
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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. Hope you are safe, healthy and happy.
      With so many of us staying at home as much as possible, the shop has been extremely slow--but that doesn’t mean we’re not working! Fabrics have been coming in and we’re all very excited. Football, blenders, sparkly, florals…We are busy making new kits and getting things ready for the Annual Yard Sale that’s coming up on January 23 in the alleyway. This year it’s from 10 to 4 and remember, CASH ONLY.
      Our Live Facebook Event this week (Thursday at 9:30 am) is sure to be very exciting. Rose Mary Jameson will show you some of her fabulous dimensional beading techniques along with a special surprise that Dr. Ann (one of our customers and part of the Sit and Bead group during normal times!) is letting us borrow. Everyone will want to see this beautiful display.
      I will also be doing a live Wild Wednesday presentation with the Rusty Barn group at 2 pm. I will demonstrate how to make the Aunties Two Carryall Bag. As part of their Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival that’s going on Wednesday and Thursday, we are once again offering our Christmas and Halloween kits at 30% off. This sale is a “show special” and IN OUR WEBSTORE ONLY. We will not give you the discount at the shop—you must purchase on line. However, you don’t need to ship it--just request store pick up when you check out. If you didn’t get in on this deal during our after Christmas sale, here’s your last chance! The sale will starts at midnight Wednesday and runs through Thursday at midnight (January 13 – 14.)
      Once again I want to thank everyone for your continuing support. Like all small businesses, it’s been a struggle and I do appreciate all of your orders.
      Theresa’s Zoom class schedule is on the website and Mary's Laura Heine classes will be up next week (she's busy taking classes herself this 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.
Face Live schedule:
January 15: Rose Mary Jameson shares structural peyote 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.
annual yard sale

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

These bright and pretty prints from a collection called Mimosa are featured in 2 new kits. The clever pattern experienced quilters. Use a "Strip It" technique. Begin with a simple block, cut it into strips, switch things around to make a much more complicated-looking block.  


mimosa table runnerMimosa Table Runner
16" x 39"

mimosa quilt kit
Mimosa Throw
64 x 78, $117.95
Cactus Couture
Laura Heine's Cotton Couture Cactus
This fabulous and fun collage quilt kit is on sale for 25% off! This is a real deal--most of her kits do not include the pattern (also sold separately for $32.50) but ousr DOES! For just $120 you'll get the pattern and enough beautiful Michael Miller Cotton Couture solid fabrics for more than 1 quilt
New fabrics available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
football novelteenie
Calling all football fans! Football Novelteenie from Quilting Treasures--3 prints available: helmets, players, footballs
Also from Quilting Treasures: Rapture. A great blender with subtle shading in 42 different colors.
Sweethearts is great for Valentines Day or any other project made with love. Here's Evelia's pretty display--we'll add more as fabric comes into the shop.
For a quick and beautiful throw, turn the You are So Loved panel into a quilt.
shimmer eclipse
Shimmer Eclipse from Northcott is reminiscent of all things celestial.
shimmer eclipse
Several prints in two color ways--more in the shop

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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