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September 30 deadline for Mystery Quilt, 47 bolts of Kaffes and more

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

Hello, everyone.
   You won’t believe the back room--it’s full of new Kaffe Fassett, Moda and Riley Blake fabrics. And we have no room on the shelves to show it off properly! My wonderful Mary has taken a few pictures (see What’s New below) but they just don’t do the the huge quantity of fabric justice, so I am doing a live Facebook video on Thursday morning at 9:30. (click here to visit our Facebook page) I’ll show you some other amazing things, too--plus I’m going to talk about our newest Mystery, Barbara’s Antiques. If, for some reason, you haven’t signed up for the Mystery yet, tomorrow (the 30th) is the last day. This is a fast, fun, incredibly easy mystery that everyone should be doing. Plus, it’s a scrappy quilt designed for fat quarter--so you can use up fabrics that you already have at home. And, you get to buy new fabric when you use up your old ones. (There’s always a method to my madness. LOL.) Oh—and if you don’t have time to stitch it up right now, sign up anyway. Print the pattern steps as they arrive and save them for that day when you are looking at your collection of fat quarters wondering what to do with them.
     I hope you are all planning to join us for The Reindeer Dash which runs October 7th, 8th and 9th. I decided to give everybody some help to purchase a little gift for themselves. During the Dash I am offering a 15% discount on one of my all-time favorite sewing room helpers. If you don’t have a wool ironing mat, well, let me just say that these mats are amazing. They heat fabric evenly on both sides and, for those of you who like steam, the mats absorb steam so that it really gets in there to do its job. Your blocks will lay as flat as a pancake. Okay--personally I like my pancakes fluffy--but still, it’s amazing. The experts say that half of sewing is proper pressing—this mat makes a huge difference in your quilt making. So, when you’re on the Reindeer Dash, my gift to you is 15% off these mats while they last. I’m sorry but shipping has gotten so expensive that we can’t offer them to be shipped at this time.
    If you were a prize winner during the Bead Hop, remember this year prizes can be picked up at the “home store” you designated on your registration. You have till October 31 to pick them up.
        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 Theresa's projects in the Classes section or give the shop a call to schedule something with Rose Mary.
    Happy quilting and beading, everyone--I hope to see you soon. 


What's Happening
mystery quilt
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Look at this charming display Letty put together for us. Just gets you in the mood to start your holiday projects, doesn't it? Two of Rose Mary's patterns are featured--Rose Mary inserted our Reindeer Dash block into the a steering wheel cover (It's Too Darn Hot) and Letty made new samples of Rose Mary's Yo Yo Christmas Tree. I love, love, love the candle holder bases she used.

What's New?

Merry Making
Bright and bold, there is nothing lackluster about the Merry Making quilt pattern! Get ready to row along with loads of fun stars – after all, the more the merrier! With three colorway options for different holidays, pick and choose exactly the look you like.

Every quilter has a "Sunday Best" list: those special quilts they dream of making someday. Now two stars of the quilting world share with you the quilts they've always wanted to create! Sherry McConnell and Corey Yoder challenged one another to design a quilt in each of 6 styles. The result is a dozen spectacular quilts that you can make too.

new kaffe bolts
New from the Kaffe Fassett Collective

 Oh boy! 47 bolts of pure color from a favorite designer. Here are a few of the prints that came in--plus links to the 2 new Design Rolls of precut strips that are on the website as well as in the shop.
new kaffe
new kaffe

new kaffe
 kaffe dark strips
Precut Strips: Kaffe Collective Darks
kaffe bright strips 
Precut Strips: Kaffe Collective Brights
Through the Woods kit
Through the Woods kit
 Piece owls on branches to create a 49" x 58" quilt. The kit comes in a terrific reusable box and includes the pattern plus all the fabrics for the top and binding. You will need 3 3/4 yds for backing. Available on the web and in the shop--click on the title or photo
 through the woods fabrics
Through the Woods
Acorns, ferns, trees, flowers, moths and more in yellow, black, grey and white prints get together in this woodsy collection from Moda Fabrics. We have 14 gorgeous fabrics from the line plus Jelly Rolls and Charms
coastal california  california beaches 
Riley Blake Destinations Poster Panels
Coastal California comes to life in Riley Blake's newest Destinations panels. These are large--36" x 43 1/2"--easy to turn into a wall hanging just as they are, add borders to make a throw, or cut apart the Beaches panel to make bags, pillows, table, runners....
 Riley Blake painters swirl riley blake painters swirl 
Painters Swirl
Also from Riley Blake, fabulous new blenders in a pleasing pallet. Pair these with her Destinations Poster Panels.
Home Sweet Holidadys
Welcome the holidays home in style with this wintry collection. Plaid mittens and boots, snowflakes, poinsettias, cardinals singing Christmas carols, vintage trucks and holly dance on red, green, black and snowy white backgrounds.
The Jelly Rolls and Charm Squares are available on the website and in the shop.
metallic whispers
Metallic Whispers
These prints will dress up any project with their hint of metal

Game Time
Baseball-inspired prints with a vintage feel. Peanuts, anyone?

It's a Dog's Life
Every Day is Caturday
If you can't resist whimsical cats or ready-for-action French Bulldogs, these prints will put a smile on your face.

Classes, Classes, Classes!

On The Bead Side

 Theresa is now teaching at the shop. 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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