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

Hello, everyone.
     Boy, did this last weekend fly by! It was also an extremely emotional one. This was the first weekend of our 2021 Desert Quilting Retreats and we were all so happy to see each other—especially since we weren’t together last year, but sad at the same time knowing that it’s the last time we’ll be together at the Hyatt. Everyone absolutely loved, loved, loved the mystery quilt. Most people finished their tops which was a nice surprise for everyone. Who knows? There might be a reunion sometime in the future....
     This week some of the cutest fabrics came in—again (I DO LOVE this part of owning a quilt shop!) I order fabrics months in advance and time some of them for delivery during each retreat so that every group gets to see new stuff. You can see some of the fabrics, new Cuddle Quilts and another great Quilters Select Ruler in What's New below.
     Days have been pretty slow in the shop--I’m sure it’s due to the weather. A lot of full-time desert dwellers tend to get the heck out of here in August and our out-ot-town customers would just as soon avoid the heat. We do appreciate all of you who make the trip to see us and can’t wait to see the rest of you when the weather cools down.
     We have received quite a few Love Bugs—I hope more of you are busy making these sweet pillows for some children in need of something to cuddle. They are simple enough for a child to sew—a perfect introduction for a new sewer—and a fun project for any skill level. To learn more about Love Bugs, read What’s Happening below.
     All of you beaders—don’t forget to check out Theresa’s classes. We are so happy to begin teaching in person at the shop again. You can see them in Classes below. Look for more classes next month.

    Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon. 


What's Happening

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?
Quilters select rulers were designed by quilters, for quilters. They feature easy-to-read lines, multiple angles and a unique non-slip coating for more accurate cutting. The numbers around the perimeter of the ruler can be read left to right AND right to left – which means you never have to lose your place or count backwards! We have several shapes and sizes. New this week, the 12.5" x 12.5" square

Our "wall" of Quilters Select Rulers

3 new Cuddle Quilt kits came in--these are made with super soft Minky and are quilt-as-you-go, flip and stitch projects. The smaller quilts even include the backing.

This Flight Plan Cuddle® Kit quilt is approximately 38” by 58” when finished and includes a pattern, pre-cut strips and binding. you will need approximately 1 1/8 yards of coordinating fabric for the backing.

This Demo Day kit includes the pattern plus fabrics for the top, appliqué, backing and binding. Finished size, approx. 28 x 41
Yummy big-cat themed prints are included in the Hear Me Roar kit. You'll find instruction plus fabric for the top and binding. You'll need approximately 3 yards of coordinating fabric for the back. Finished size is approximately 58" by 68"

Forest Fables from FIGO fabrics has a dreamy, magical quality. Some of the prints come in both color stories. There are 16 bolts in the collection. $12.50/yd

Halloween Treats and Picture Patches from Quilting Treasures. $12.50/yd
Prints from Clothworks with a vintage feel

From Quilting Treasure's, Steampunk Halloween. $12.50/yd

Moda brings us 6 new black/gray/white prints from their Words to Live By collection. $12.50/yd
Bright feathers pop on a black background in Dream Catchers from Quilting Treasures.We also have a coordinating print filled with just the feathers. $12.50

Pretty Sunflowers from Kanvas are bright and lively. $11.95/yd

Classes, Classes, Classes!

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 Bead Side
In person resumes August 3!

 Theresa resumes teaching at the shop on August 3rd. Here's how it works: Theresa's classes are from 10 to 1 most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class dates are listed on the website. The first 3 students to register on a given day determine what will be taught. There are links to Theresa's catalogs of 1 and 2 session classes below and on the website class pages. Theresa will contact you by phone to confirm your choice, talk about supplies, answer questions and schedule other sessions, if needed.  

2 session classes
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