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Spring Fling Quilters Run March 4 thru 6, new Kaffes and more



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

Hello, everyone. I Hope all is well with you and yours.
     Life’s a Beach! That’s the theme for this year’s Spring Fling. Each shop is handing out beach theme blocks patterns and a fat quarter of Riley Blake’s Kisses. If you’ve visited us on a run then you know I love to go all out with the theme. We hope to see all of you this Thursday through Saturday from 9 to 6. Come straight on back to our classroom where I’ll greet you and stamp your passport. Remember to bring non-perishable food items for a coupon to use during May. You must wear your mask, sanitize your hands as you come into the store and stay 6 feet apart from each other unless you’re with your own party. Thank you so much--together we can keep each other safe.
     Our flash sale this week is 40% off two fabulous kits--you can see both of them in What's Happening below. Quantities limited to stock on hand so grab them while you can.
    Oh! And at the last minute I had Mary come back to the shop before sending this newsletter out--27 new bolts of Kaffe Fassett fabrics came in! They were just too pretty and I couldn't wait to share them with you. Check them out in What's New below. Fabric off the bolt is only available by coming in or ordering over the phone, but the 2 Designer Rolls of pre-cut strips are also available through the website.
     The Mystery Quilt is going super well. Everyone (including me!) is so excited. If you missed your chance to register, we hope you will sign up for the next Mystery. Wonder what I’m gonna do next.....lol
        
     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
spring fling
flip flop pattern
Here's our Flip Flop pattern with our Kisses fat quarter made into a pillow and a small quilt!
 flash sale
Limited to quantities on hand so grab them while you can!
Lots of Love Kit
Layered Diamonds Kit


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

kaffe fassett designer roll, cool
Kaffe Fassett Designer Roll, Cool
40 strips, 2 1/2" wide. Some repeats
kaffe fasset designer roll, hot
Kaffe Fassett Designer Roll, Hot
40 strips, 2 1/2" wide. Some repeats
little critters cub tracks
Little Critters Cub Tracks Kit
Oops! We showed the wrong quilt last week! Use blocks from a panel to create this sweet quilt in soft greys and neutrals.
little critters panel
Little Critters panel only
forest friends
Forest Friends Yo-Yo Accents
We've added another of the patterns Monica shared on Facebook last week. Owl, Fox, Frog, Bear, Deer and Squirrel images

Alejandro
Alejandro Kit

Here's another of the patterns she shared. This one was designed by McKenna Ryan. The kit uses Bali Batiks she designed for Hoffman. You can also purchase the pattern alone.
We've added several new coordinated 3-yard bundles for just $30 each. Perfect for any of our 3-Yard Quilt books. There are 5 different books with 8 patterns each.
3 yard quilts
bundle 133-yard Bundle #13 bundle 14
3-yard Bundle #14
bundle 15
3-yard Bundle #15
bundle 16
3-yard Bundle #16
bundle 17
3-yard Bundle #17
bundle 18
3-yard Bundle #18
New items available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
kaffe collective
We are finally getting our shipments--here's what arrived yesterday
cool jelly roll
40 strips, Designer Roll: Cool
hot jelly roll
40 strips, Designer Roll: Hot
Many of you know how much Mary likes to make "Swiss Cheese" out of her fabrics creating quilted collages. Here's what she said while photographing the new Kaffes for this newsletter: "Oh! Wow! I guess I'm going shopping when I'm finished photographing." She especially loves the feather prints--says they make wonderful underwater critters and plants. Look here--she often uses the back side, too. Helps create depth and texture. Huh. Who knew? There is always a new way to look at fabric!
festival

More treasures from the Festival collection came in. These fabrics will add that "wow' factor to any quilt.

 festival
Here are the 3 fabrics in the collection that we shared with you last week.
kisses
And, more colors of Kisses from Riley Blake arrived--this is the official print for the Spring Fling Quilt Run. Fabric houses are scrambling to fill orders as shipments are finally arriving at their warehouses!
 

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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