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Clever Thread Cutter, Hoffman kit, Mid-Century Modern "Sunburst" collection and more

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400

Hello, everyone!
     So, while Monica and Patric are happily enjoying some R & R, Mary's brain apparently went on vacation, too. This email has been ready to send since Tuesday night. Oddly, it didn't send itself to all of you--apparently one has to actually hit the "Send" button for that to happen. You would think that after 7 or 8 years of  weekly emails, the program would just automatically send it out even if Mary didn't specifically tell it to--guess not. Sorry about that!
    Some fun fabrics and a wonderful kit from Hoffman came in last week. Whether you like mid-century modern, pure whimsy or a sweet vintage look, we have something new for you. And wait until you see the Blade Saver Thread Cutter! Read on to see what came in.

    Preparations for The Quilt Run continue. There are bins of fat quarters in pretty little bags in the back room and our Cactus Garden block is on display. Take a look at What's Happening below for more info and a photo of the block.
   If you sent us a photo of your mystery table runner it's up on the website for everyone to admire. Send your photos to Mary at: Click here to see the ones we have received so far. And, if you want the pattern for our first mystery, Quilting at the Hideout, don't put it off--it will only be available until June 1. So, what's ahead from Monica's Mysteries?  Stay tuned!
    Don't forget to check out the Zoom classes Theresa is offering. She's got dates up for the next couple of months. It’s fun to take a class in your own workspace!
     Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon! 


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What's Happening
quilt run
Mark your calendars! The quilt run is just around the corner!
cactus garden block

 Here's a sneak peak at our Cactus Garden block--the pattern is free to runners. Kits will be available for purchase while they last and we have lots of great products to make the block go together quickly and easily.

What's "Hot" on the web

Sandy Haas Quilting at the Hideout  Final Week!!

quilting at the hideout

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. The pattern will be available until June 1st

home love hope kit

Part of McKenna Ryan’s Blooms of Inspiration series from Hoffman of California, Home, Love, Hope is a sweet triptych reminding us of three important building blocks for a happy life. This kit includes McKenna Ryan's pattern plus all  fabrics to make each of these wall hangings. Backing fabric is not included.

Each wall hanging finishes at 11 ½” x 37”.

close up

close up
New items available in our Palm Desert shop--call if you see something you'd like: (760) 772-2400
blade save thread cutter   
This is so clever--give your used 45mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the Blade Saver Thread Cutter. Cutting apart your chain piece components has never been easier The magnetic case makes storing and travel easy and safe—open it and the case doubles as the blade stand during use!

Just for fun! From Northcott, it's Nature's Calling. How can this print NOT put a smile on your face?

nature's calling 
Get ready for summer with these prints inspired by simpler times. Northcott's Sunburst collection is an homage to mid-century modern design--you'll find lots of great architectural examples of this in our desert. 

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--you'll be a zipper expert after making this practical bag

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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