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Glorious new fabrics & a new Mystery!

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
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mystery quilt

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
     I’m so glad that things are finally starting to open back up. We are still being careful as more and more of us are vaccinated. Thank you all for helping to keep each other safe and healthy. The shop is busy on both sides--I hope we’ve turned the corner with this health crisis.
     I love hearing from so many of you who joined us for our first online mystery, Quilting at the Hideout. It’s really fun to see all the pictures and the darling emails. I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! We want to see your quilts!! Remember to send photos of your finished tops/quilts to Mary so she can put them up on the new web page we are adding to the site. It's called Monica’s Mystery Quilts Revealed and is currently "under construction." Send them to her at:
      By the way, if you missed the chance to hang out with us in the Hideout, you can still purchase the pattern as a digital download. You'll be able print it out and have your own private mystery—or grab some friends and do it together. Just don’t share your pattern--follow the copyright laws (and respect the pattern designer) by purchasing your own copy. The pattern will be available until June 1.
     Since so many of you asked if we would do another one, I figured we might as well jump right in. Besides, I really need a table runner for everyday use—remember, it’s all about ME! Lol. So, we are ready to roll with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a 20” x 45 ½” table runner. This mystery only needs 3 fabrics and our kits include fabric for top, binding AND backing! We are doing kits a little differently this time so that we can get them cut and out to you faster. When you go to the product page, you’ll see photos of all the kits we have available. Each has a name and can be ordered using the drop down menu. There are only 5 to 7 of each one so if you see something you like, don’t wait to order.
     Many of us have lots of tools we’ve purchased for one project or another—I was happy that I got to use my Tri-Recs Triangle Tool for this mystery. It made cutting and piecing so much easier. If you don’t have one, it’s on the website—and it’s 10% off! You can see it in What’s New below.
    You can order the Mystery through April 8th—we will send out our first email on April 9th and send steps (there are 6) every 3 days. That seemed to work well for everyone. I’ve already decided these will make great gifts and am starting my list. The pattern is fast, easy and looks great. I say, get your holiday gifts done early!
     This Thursday at 9:30 am, Theresa will be talking about her Zoom classes for our live Facebook event. She’s really hooked on making all kinds of bags and has lots of tips to share—you can see what she’s teaching in Classes below. If there isn’t a link to a class in this newsletter, Mary is still working to get it onto the website--check back in a day or two. (I keep throwing more and more stuff at her—I hope she still has a minute or two to quilt once in awhile…)
     Our Item of the Week is 40% off of our Whales quilt kit. If you love sea creatures, wrap yourself up in this one. We have lots of ocean-themed fabric at the shop so be sure to add a backing when you buy the kit--we'll choose something that works well, plus you get 40% off the fabric when you order them together. You can see all the detail in What’s Happening below.
   There are some new notions, the pattern books I shared last week on Facebook and fabulous fabrics to see in What's New. Besides what we're sharing, we also received at least 20 bolts of batiks and some more tone on tone whites. Come on in and see us!
     Happy quilting and beading, everyone-- 


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
item of the week
Limited to quantities on hand so grab it while you can!
Whales Quilt Kit
mystery quilt
We had so many requests to do another mystery quilt project that we jumped right in. I hope you can join us at the dinner table!

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

 quilting at the hideout pattern
Quilting at the Hideout

It's too late for this mystery, but if you missed the fun you can still purchase the pattern as a digital download. Print your pattern at home and follow the clues to a finished quilt top. Available until June 1st

Six Halves Make a Whole
from The Quilt Branch

There are 3 books in this series. Each project starts with just six half-yard cuts. Some need additional border fabric.
6 halves make a whole, nursery
Six Halves...Nursery
This version has 4 quilts plus other projects for a special wee one.
six halves make a whole lot more
Six Halves Make a Whole Lot More
5 quilts, placemats and more!
six halves make a whole
Six Halves Make a Whole
The original book that started the series. Patterns for 6 quilts
fabric glue stick
Quilters Select Fabric Glue
Developed by quilters for quilters! Temporary hold--goes on yellow so you can see it, dries clear

tri-recs ruler
Tri-Recs Tool
Makes cutting and piecing triangles of different sizes a breeze. It's 10% off on the website! We recommend it for our new Mystery Quilt: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
New items available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you'd like some!
Chocolicious! These dipped berries and cherries look good enough to eat
 color bomb
Need a pop of color? We have 26 different bolts of Color Bomb
packed petals
Packed Petals will add texture and movement to your projects
cedar shake
Add a bit of country charm with these 3 prints from the Cedar Shake collection
visual vibesVisual Vibes are rich combinations inspired by colorful wovens
vibes detail
poured color
These 4 intricate marbled prints are so beautiful you will have a hard time choosing between them
scrap heap
Scrap Heap is a collection of monochromatic texture designs with a dimensional feel, inspired by a random mix of fabric and lace scraps tossed on a table. We have these 7 colors plus gray, black and cream

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!  Zoom classes available now

Big Zipper Bag
Big Zipper Bag

with Theresa Hanada
use it for make-up, sewing supplies, this and that

Mondo Bag
Mondo Bag
with Theresa Hanada
so easy with pre-printed fusible!
have to have it bag
Have to Have It Bag
with Theresa Hanada
so easy with pre-printed fusible!

cell phone clutch
Cell Phone Clutch
with Theresa Hanada
make it in fabric or cork

cork tote
Cork Tote
with Theresa Hanada
make it in fabric or cork
Project Double Zip
Project Double Zip
with Theresa Hanada
roomy tote with big zipper detail

cork strip bowls
Cork Strip Bowls
with Theresa Hanada
clever and pretty storage

zippy bag
Zippy Bag
with Theresa Hanada
slim cross-body bag
(working on it! The shop will have dates/sign up sheets by 3/18 if you are interested. First class is March 28)

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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