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2 holiday kits, Riley Blake Land of Liberty, Holiday Essentials Love and more

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

Hello, everyone.
    Summer seems to be flying by. Our second Desert Quilting Retreat has been put to rest. I am truly blessed by these wonderful quilters. During the 1st weekend I received so many cards, gift baskets, etc.--it was unbelievable and unexpected. Evelia and I loved going through the “loot” together and dividing it. This weekend I received a signature quilt! Cindy Meyer, someone I’ve known for many, many years, orchestrated this wonderful project behind my back. She gave everyone at the retreat an envelope with a blank square to sign plus a row of black-and-white checks. She asked them to create a border for their signature using the checks plus fabric from this year’s quilt kit. By Saturday night she had collected all of them and on Sunday morning she presented me with a signature quiltcompleted quilt top. I was absolutely speechless. It’s beautiful! Here’s a photo of me holding the top--when I get it back from the quilter I’ll show you the finished quilt. I need to step up my game--I feel like I’m slacking in the gift-giving department! Again, everyone had a wonderful time and it was bittersweet knowing that we’ll never be together in that room again. This group had a lot of people who have come to retreat all 22 years. I’m looking forward to seeing all the rest of you over the next 2 weekends.
    I also received a bunch of Lovebug pillows from Debbie and Myra. Here's Evelia with some of the pillows we received this weekend. It Love Bug pillowsseemed like the pile kept growing bigger every morning when I came in. A big thank you to both of them for donating to this project. I know the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be very happy to receive these in September.
     If you are ready to take classes in person, check out Theresa’s schedule in Classes below. And, we will have her Sit-and-Sew schedule up on the website by next week. She has some surprises planned, too—more about that next week as well.
    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?
snowed in sampler
Snowed In Sampler Kit
9 different pieced block designs! You get a fat quarter packet of each fabric in the line--use the leftovers to make a table runner with the included pattern. Finished quilt size is 74" x 87".

snowman table runner
Snowman Table Runner

Another holiday project featuring the Snowed In collection. Table runner kit comes in a keepsake box.
Several bolts of Hoffman Bali Batiks came in this week. Dots, stripes and prints in a variety of colors
batik bundles
And, if you love Bali Basics, we have bundles of fat quarters in 9 different color families! 12 fat quarters in each bundle, $45.00 each
holiday essentials: love
Holiday Essentials: Love
10 small scale prints, many featuring hearts. We have yardage ($12.50/yd,) Jelly Rolls ($44.95,) and Charms ($11.50)
Love the patriotic colors in Riley Blake's Land of Liberty collection. Picnic perfect!

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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