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Quilters Run continues, Halloween Kits and blenders

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

Hello, everyone.
     Wow! What a wild weekend it was! We had a wonderful turnout for the first weekend of the Southern California Quilters Run--over 588 people came though the shop. Everyone was so happy to be out and about, fondling fabric, seeing what’s new and just hanging out with other quilters. I can hardly wait to see more of you as the Run continues this coming weekend. Our cactus block was a big hit--shoppers were buying two and three kits at a time to go with their free pattern. We actually ran out of kits. My wonderful staff quickly made up more so we do have some for this weekend but I don’t know how long they will last, so shop with us early!
     Now, a little rumor control. Yes, I did formally announce that I will be retiring in April, 2022. The store has been for sale for a year and if it doesn’t sell then we will have to liquidate during the last weeks of March. Make sure you read your emails from us so we can keep you posted about that. And tell your friends to get on our email list! But, I really really hope some wonderful person wants to take my place. I’ve loved every day of my job for the past 36 years. Besides, I want to quilt up a storm when I retire—if Monica’s closes, where am I going to shop???
   We are still working on the class schedule--hang in there!
   Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon. 


What's Happening

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Grab some friends and earn chances to win some great prizes while visiting your favorite Southern California quilt shops. Someone will win a new sewing machine--not to mention the gift baskets each shop gives away.
Here's 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.

Mark your calendars! We are so excited that this year the SCLBSA is having a “Welcome Back” shop hop. An extra day has been added to each weekend, hopefully reducing the number of Hoppers at one time in each shop. Click here to pre-register--that helps all of us plan ahead. And, as a thank you, pre-registered hoppers will get the annual custom charm free of charge, plus, your passport will be ready for you when you arrive at your registered starting store!

A big "Thank you" to those who have already brought in Love Bugs to donate. Reach out to children in need--make a soft, cuddly Love Bug with our free pattern. This is part of a national project--Click Here to read more about it.

What's New?
 black cat and pumpkins kit

Black Cat & Pumpkins
Most of the work is done before you even start sewing--this wall hanging kit starts with a panel. Add a few pieces pumpkins and you are all set to create just right mood for Halloween. 28 x 42,  $39.95
Online and at the shop.
We also have the panel alone for $13.95 (panel is in the Palm Desert store only)

spooky time

Spooky Time

This quilt is perfect for the back of the sofa, a twin size bed, or a not-so-spooky "tent" for your favorite little goblins.
57.5 x 57  $98.75
On line and at the shop.
halloween panel
Festive Felines Trick-or-treat bag panel
Whip up a couple of bags in no time with our panel. $12.95 each
14 colors of these delicate lines--a blender for any style. $12.50/yd

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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