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Foundation piecing, new fabrics, Valentine Pendant Sale



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A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

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.
    I want to thank those who joined us for the annual yard sale last Saturday. I know you all got some amazing buys. My cleaned-out back room looks so good! Several people mentioned that I didn’t have a lot of samples for sale. Sorry about that--Evelia and I just didn’t get our act together in time to price all of them. These are quilts and other items that we created to help us sell patterns and kits. It’s time for them to retire and we are practically giving them away—most are priced at just the cost of materials. So.....
     These treasures will be out and available for purchase during our Game Day Sale on Sunday February 7th. We’ll open at 10 that morning and will be limiting how many of you can be in the shop at one time, so you might have to wait outside on chairs if we are busy when you arrive. I don’t expect you would have to wait more than 10 or 15 minutes. Hope to see you all there.
     Since it’s clear we’re all going to be at home for a while, looking for something to do while waiting for everything to open back up, I’ve been putting together an on-line Mystery Quilt. Mary is working on the technical side for us and Evelia, Letti, Vanessa and I are working out the rest of the details. (It definitely takes a whole village to do this. LOL!) We hope to have everything finalized by next week, ready to start on February 19. There are only seven steps to this mystery--we do hope lots of you will join us in this adventure.
     This Thursday at 9:30 am I will be showing you some paper piecing ideas during our live Facebook event. Everyone loved the Baffling Your Quilt book I shared last week and I think you’re really going to like what I share this week. Foundation piecing makes even complicated blocks easy to piece.
     Coming up in March, it’s the Spring Fling Beach Party. Six quilt shops are participating Thursday thru Saturday, March 4, 5, & 6. We’ll be giving out fat quarters of Riley Blake’s Kisses collection (while they last) and more. Click here to visit the official website.
     2 special sales are going on right now—our Item of the Week and a Valentine Pendant Sale. You can see them both in What’s Happening Below.
    
     Happy quilting and beading, everyone--Hope to see you soon. 
 

-Monica

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
pendant sale Valentine Pendant Sale!
     From now thru February 14th, all of our pendants are 30% off! These four are on our website--click on the photo to see them--but there are MANY more in our Palm Desert Shop. If you can't come in to pick our your favorite, give us a call and we will give you a virtual tour. No two are alike, so it's first come, first served.
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for up to date information.
January 28th we’ll explore Paper Foundation piecing. If you are interested in learning this technique, I have simple projects, like the Tessellations Twice kit below (it's a combination of foundation and traditional piecing!) to get you started. See what it's all about at 9:30 am this Thursday on our Facebook page.
More products to help you with your paper foundation piecing projects--both are available in the shop and on line. add-a-quarter ruler
Add-a-Quarter Ruler
These are SO helpful! We have several sizes.
For projects with small blocks:

Add-an-Eighth Ruler
foundation paper
Run these through your printer to make multiple copies or your blocks
2 sizes--8 1/2" x 11" and
8 1/2" x 14"
 

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

frida la catrina

Frida La Catrina
We have several bolts of one of our favorite Folklorico prints--it's now available by the yard on our website.
rockport carryall
Aunties Two Rockport Carryall

We've featured the Frida print in our carryalls--you can make both totes from one piece by using the bottom of the print on the large carryall (18 x 12 x 16 high) and the upper part of the print on the medium carryall (13 x 9 x 11 high.)
happy hauler

Aunties Two Happy Hauler
20 tall x 18 wide x 12 deep
This BIG zipper bag is a terrific way to use scenic prints and panels
 foundation paper  add-a-quarter ruler   an-an-eighth ruler
New fabrics available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
modern bg
modern bg
Add a bit of modern elegance to the background of your next project with Modern Background More Paper from Moda. Neutral creams, greys, and tans that feature modern prints like dots, scribbles, and diagrams
starlight metallic
Starlight Metallics prints from Maywood Studio are tightly woven and have a lovely sheen.

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
1/4
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.

BioSmart
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.
Applique
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.
 
Beading
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.
Wirework
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
Leather is for everyone! Many of these projects will take less than a day to complete
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