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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.

Good morning, everyone. I hope you are all safe, happy, and healthy.
     I also hope you are planning to join us in the alleyway behind the shop this Saturday, January 23, from 10 to 4 for our 9th Annual Yard Sale. I’ve been rolling bundles and putting together scrap bags, collecting this and that from both sides of the store and pricing them to fly out the door. REMEMBER THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT! If it rains we'll set up underneath the eaves in front and along the side of our building. Masks are required and we will practice social distancing so please be patient. I will have chairs stationed outside in case you need to wait before entering the sale area. Can’t wait to see you!
     Fabrics are rolling in now that the holidays are so “last year” and all the fabric warehouses have finished their inventories. There’s a darling collection from Riley Blake called Sleep Tight, some Grunge Junior Jelly Rolls and a fabulous group of fabrics designed by McKenna Ryan called Vintage Farmhouse. Northcott’s Foliage is just plain beautiful. We love Hoffman 1895 “solid” batiks--41 bolts came in last week! The shelves are overflowing with treasures. Now’s a good time to bring in your batik prints and find that perfect solid looking piece to go with it. Take a look at What’s New below to see these fabrics.
     On the bead side, we’ve added Tulip beading needles (Rose Mary’s favorite!) to our Online Store. You’ll find several sizes and 3 different styles.
     Looking ahead to February, our Game Day Sale is still on for February 7th from 10 to 3. Everything in the shop is 20% off (except books, Lindstrom Tools and items that have already been marked down--no double dipping this time.) You must purchase a yard or more if we cut your fabric from the bolt to get the discount. This is a good time to get your backs, stock up on batting, thread...grab some essentials or treat yourself to something you've been eyeing.
     I want to thank everyone for the continuing support during this unusual time. Day-to-day operations are a little difficult and I just truly appreciate each and every one of you.
     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:
baffling your quilts

January 21st, I’ll showcase an 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. The booklet shows you how to make 6 different projects. I know that once you get the hang of it this will become one of your "Go-To" techniques.

January 28th we’ll explore Paper Foundation piecing.
flash sale
You are So Loved panel
56 x 77
Was $47.95, now just $38.36

This oversized panel with it's beautiful colors and heart-warming sentiment is ready to become a cozy throw for someone you care about. Just quilt and bind! Purchase through our Online shop and you'll get 20% off coordinating binding and/or backing, too!
sale bundles
I am busy rolling my famous Bundles! These are bolt ends and fabrics left from making kits. We save them all year and offer them to you at this annual event. These are "intentional" scrap bundles--might be all the same designer (I see one in the bottom row that is all Kaffe Fassett fabrics--who will get that one?!) or theme, color family, style....Prices vary based on total yardage and price of the fabrics.
annual yard sale

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

beading needles

Beading Needles in 4 sizes plus an assortment package are available

Rose Mary's pick!
Tulip Beading Needles are revolutionizing modern beading. These Japanese-made bead needles have an eye that is easy to thread and a slightly rounded tip to prevent piercing or splitting your bead thread. Stiff yet springy, they are less likely to bend than other beading needles you may have used. While Tulip Beading Needles are more expensive than other beading needles on the market today, we're sure once you try them you'll agree they are worth it.
twisted beading needle
Tulip Twisted Beading Needles
Designed to make bead crochet even easier. 2 per package, $14.99

loom work needles
Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles
3 needles per package, $4.25
New fabrics available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
grunge junior jelly roll
grunge junior jelly roll
Grunge Junior Jelly Rolls in 2 colors: Autumn and Silver Linings. 24 strips in each. Limited quantities--$22.95
vintage farmhouse vintage farmhouse
I was thinking of all you Laura Heine collage quilters when I bought this Vintage Farmhouse collection designed by McKenna Ryan. I think the subtle designs and the textures of wood & peeling paint will make wonderful backgrounds for her patterns--can't wait to use them!
sleep tight
The main print in Riley Blake's sweet Sleep Tight collection comes in these 2 color stories.
sleep tight

And these are the coordinating prints
Foliage from Northcott is drenched in color

Here they are! 41 bolts of Hoffman's 1895 batiks--that's their basic one-color batik. Need something to coordinate with a print already purchased? Now's a good time to bring it with you and 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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