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Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

mystery quilt
Purchase now through February 25

Good morning everyone.
     There is just so much going on it's hard to know where to start! The shop is buzzing with activity—I’m gonna take a deep breath and just plunge in…
     So, we are very excited about our Facebook Live event this Thursday. I will be showing you five new books from Donna Robertson. Each of her books has eight fast, fun and easy throw-size quilt patterns that are perfect for those special occasions--babies, anniversaries, graduations--and charity quilts. Best of all, each pattern only needs 3 yards of fabric! If you want to make a bigger quilt, instructions are included. We made up a bunch of 3-yard quilts for you to see. Plus, we put together 3-yard bundles with these quilts in mind. There are 12 different bundles--a nice variety of colors and styles--and at just $30 each they are a great bargain. Her books retail for $16.50 each--the books and bundles are available in the shop and on our website. Make sure you tune in to our Facebook Live Event at 9:30 am this Thursday, February 18. Take a look at What’s New below links to the books and bundles.
     Oh, boy! We launched our first online Mystery Quilt called Quilting at the Hideout on February 14th and it is already a huge success. I love mystery quilts and wanted to do something that would be fun for all of us, including the snowbirds that weren’t able to come to the desert this year. If you haven’t signed up yet, you have until February 25th. Please note, if you are ordering the Mystery Quilt without a kit, choose “Pick Up” at check out to avoid shipping charges. We don’t have a way to override this in the system. Sigh. It’s always something, isn’t it?
     So, here’s how it works: The finished size is 60” x 71.5” and there are 7 steps plus cutting instructions. A coupon for 15% off your backing (purchased from us) is included. On February 26th we will email the cutting instructions and a link to a YouTube “welcome” video. From then on we will email you one step every 3 days. The last step will go out on March 19 and we’ll tell you how to share your finished top/quilt with all the Mystery Quilters.
   If you did not order a kit, fabric requirements will go out by Tuesday of next week, including instructions for choosing your fabrics.
   If you ordered the Mystery Quilt without a kit and were charged shipping, I will personally call you by Friday to issue a refund. We can’t send it back through the website as that is an “all or nothing” return. Please, please, please do not call the shop--we are on a skeleton crew and the staff on the floor isn’t able to help. Thank you, everyone, for your understanding in this new endeavor.
    The Spring fling is just around the corner. My Hugs and Kisses fabric  from Riley Blake was still out on the ship in the Long Beach Harbor last week and we needed to start cutting and packaging the fat quarters. So, I changed my color from Lipstick to Raspberry. It looks great in the Sandals pattern that you'll get from us! I hope to see all of you during this fun mini quilt run. We want to keep everyone safe, so please practice social distancing in my store. Masks are required and everyone is to hit the hand sanitizing stations at either door as you enter. As always, I will be in our classroom to welcome you so just wash your hands and come on back!
     Now on to the bead side. We are up and running in that department, too. I have re-ordered all the seed beads and Delicas to fill any empty slots and I’ll be ordering findings next. Usually I get to to handpick findings in Tucson, but since I didn’t go this year I’m having to order online. It’s a little difficult because you don’t really know what you’re getting. I want to touch and see them in person! But, as we know this year is a little different. So thank you for hanging in there with me. I really appreciate it.
    
     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
3-yard quilts Facebook Live Event
Join us Thursday morning at 9:30 am as Monica shares 5 new 3-Yard Quilt books from Donna Robertson.See the books and 3-yard bundles in What's New below.
 item of the week
Our Item of the week is a bright and cheerful taste of old Mexico.
Was $75.99, now $44.99.
Just 2 left, so if you want it, jump on it!
quilting at the Hideout
Join the fun! Click here or on the photo to purchase
spring flingThe shops are having a Beach party and you are invited! Mark your calendars and plan your route--you won't want to miss this chance to see what's new and be entered into drawings for great prizes (sewing machine, gift certificates, fabric, prize baskets...) while having some fun. Bring non-perishable food items to each store for a coupon worth 20% off in May.
 

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

stay wild moon child panel 
Stay Wild Moon Child panel
Six 10" squares
Love never Fails kit
Love Never Fails kit
Love Never Fails panel only
3 yard bundles
3-yard Bundles

12 different bundles for your 3-yard quilts
Just $30 each!
3 yard quilts

3-Yard Quilts
5 different books with 8 patterns each. 
Book listings show the quilt patterns included in each book
3-yards makes a generous throw. Instructions and yardage are included for making bigger quilts.
Schmetz
Jeans/Denim Needles


3 sizes available
These needles have a very sharp, acute point with a slender eye and a strong shaft needed for sewing through heavy fabrics. Recommended in many purse and accessory patterns with dense interfacing.
polka dot bundles
Riley Blake Mini Dots
16 fat quarters of luscious colors
Yardage and single fat quarters available at the shop
New fabrics available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
indigo garden

Indigo Garden from Wilmington is a nice collection of vintage inspired small to medium florals and coordinates.

Stay wild moon child 
Here are the some of the coordinating prints for the panel above
Stay Wild Moon Child collection
from Henry Glass

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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