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Bead Hop Continues, Mystery Quilt: Barbara's Antiques, 4 new quilt kits & more



Monica's Message   www.monicasquiltandbead.com
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

Hello, everyone.
    After having an absolute blast in Idaho we are getting ready to leave for Reno sometime this week--we'll be visiting Patric’s best friend from grammar school. We are practicing retirement. Lol! I’m so lucky to still have my wonderful mom and all my brothers and sisters. It’s a long drive—but SO worth it. Plus, I love to drive, so, there you go.
Meanwhile, back at the shop.....
    My fabulous staff reported that the first weekend of the Bead Hop was wonderful. Everyone was so happy to be out and about. Our beautiful earring kits have been a huge hit—don’t worry--we still have kits left for you hoppers coming in this week. As a bonus, they are on the web site, too. You can pre-order for pick up, or of course, if don’t get to come see us we’ll ship them to you.
   We have four different kits for this project ranging from $8 to $10 depending on which color you choose: Faceted Turquoise, Coffee Agate, Cloudy Quartz or Mystic Matrix Quartz. These swingy earrings are lightweight and measure about 3.5" long x 1.5" wide. We are doing it a little differently this year—you won’t actually make your earrings in the store. Instead, there is a video you can view at home to make these super simple earrings. The kits are available on the website as well as in the store.



Make-it-at-Home Earring Kits

Lots of great deals during the hop--grab bags of crystals, findings and other goodies, plus all pendants are 30% off!

You'll get this charm bracelet at your 3rd shop....

...and a charm at each shop along the way


     Second, please, please, please pre-register for the hop. It will save time for everyone. Just click here to register, see all the prizes you could win and get your map to the shops. If you forget to register ahead of time, you can scan a code at your first shop to make it easy.
     We are also giving away gifts with purchase during the Hop. If you spend $25 or more, you receive two darling charms (a bird nest & some birds on a wire,) spend $50 or more and you receive the charms plus a great 8.5” x 7” Treasure Mat from Beadsmith, and if you spend over $100 you get the charms plus the mat AND a travel light (3 settings & folds into it's base.) Purchases must be on one transaction and only one of each gift per customer during the event, while supplies last.
     And yes, we are almost ready for the Reindeer Dash coming up October 7-9. We are busy packaging our fat quarters and block pattern for you, plus making up new samples of holiday patterns to share with you during the run. We love the Noel line from Lewis and Irene. Of course, we have the best print…..This is the 15th anniversary of the Dash so we made up some fabulous anniversary bags--they will be for sale during the run.
     You still have time to purchase our new Mystery Quilt, Barbara's Antiques.The Mystery will be available to purchase online only through September 30 and is just $12. No kits this time—this quilt is fat-quarter friendly! Use up some of those beauties you've been saving. This is a Speed Mystery--we will email instructions every day for 3 days. When you purchase your mystery, you'll get a digital download with a welcome video and your supply list. Now, get out those fat quarters and bundles so you will be ready to roll the first week of October. As always, I’ll have a YouTube video for you to watch once the pattern is available to get you ready for your Fat Quarter Speed Mystery Quilt.
     Speaking of Mystery Quilts, don't forget about the kits we have left from our 2021 mystery quilt retreats. We have sold over half of them. You can see those that are left below in What's New.
      Read on to see more of the treasures we have for you. And if you are ready for an in-person beading class, check out the Theresa's projects in the Classes section.
      
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon. 
 

-Monica

What's Happening

Barbara's Antiques is Monica's new mystery quilting adventure
This one is super fast--and fat quarter friendly. Time to use up some of those irresistible fat quarters and bundles that are waiting for the perfect project. Available for purchase through September 30th--the first clue goes out on October 1st.

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. 
strip quilt
Don't miss our September Strip Sale!
Just in time to help you celebrate National Sew A Jelly Roll Day on September 18th, we've put precut strips, strip-friendly books and patterns on sale at 10% off.
 
Visit reindeerdashquiltrun.com for more info!


What's New?
chip shot kit
Print Splits: Chip Shot kit
chip shot
Calling all golfers!
Here are a few of the Chip Shot prints from the line and in the kit on the left. The kit makes a nice throw-- 58 x 66-- and sells for $116.95.
Print Splits: Sail Away
Print splits: Set Sail kit
sail away
Two of the main prints from the Set Sail collection. Make the throw quilt on the left (58 x 66) with this new Quilting Treasures kit. $106.95
silver jubilee cuddle quilt
Silver Jubilee Cuddle Kit

Wrap yourself in the luxury of Cuddle fabric. This wonderfully soft quilt has a "silver" anniversary theme — Silver Jubilee! This is a Flip and Sew, Quilt as You Go design. Kit includes instructions plus fabric for the top and binding. You will need 2 yds for backing.
Approximate size: 58" by 68"

read to me barnyard cuddle quilt

Read to Me Barnyard Cuddle Kit
Horses, chickens and cows and farm equipment populate the main Cuddle print. Kit includes instructions, fabric for the top, binding & back plus a digitally printed minky panel that creates a soft book for babies and toddlers. Each page features a common farm animal to help little ones  recognize farm animals and the sounds they make. Book: 9” x 9”
Quilt size: approximately 28” x 40”.

on tap
On Tap
8 new beer-themed prints from Quilting Treasures. The main print (top image) comes in 3 color stories. Cheers!
top of the class
Top of the Class

9 prints make up this collection. Books and beakers, calculators and earphones, alphabets, handprints, calculations, rulers-- and more!
ruler

Speaking of rulers, we’ve added another Creative Grids ruler with their signature built in gripper to our notions wall. This 3-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangle ruler features easy-to-read black and white markings printed in 1” grids marked in 1/8” and ¼” increments. As you can see, there are lots of other markings to help you make perfect cuts every time. Perfect for small projects and to take on-the-go. $14.99

kits Just 8 One-of-a-Kind Kits Left!

These Mystery Quilt Kits are left over after our final Desert Quilting Retreat. Each kit is a one-of-a-kind combination of fabrics. The first 5 shown are batiks, followed by a Halloween print and 2 Kaffe Fassetts.
Kits are $90 each
The mystery pattern plus fabric for the quilt top and binding are included.

You will need 4 yards for the backing--buy a kit plus the backing and we'll give you 15% off your backing fabric! Here are the kits we have left--see them on the website by clicking here
And, we found this kit left from the 2020 Desert Quilt Retreats--the mystery pattern is called Cruisin' Around. We have just 2 of these brown, black & tan batik kits available. $90 each

Classes, Classes, Classes!


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. 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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