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Underwear drive starts November 1



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

Good morning everyone!
    Time seems to be slipping by...neither Mary nor I got our acts together this week to send out this newsletter. Oof. Where does the time go? So, it's short and sweet this week. (Next week will be brimming with new things to share, I promise!)

 

   Fall is definitely upon us: leaves are turning, there's a crispness in the morning air, it's been cool at night and I’ve been home for two whole weeks. Next week Letty and I head down....over....er, over and down...whatever! to Tucson for the Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. The show runs from November 4 thru November 6. Hope to see all my friends out at the Expo Center. Shows are an exciting part of my job as a quilt shop owner--as I get older it's harder to set up and tear down, but I do love the excitement, seeing new things from other vendors, chatting with everyone. And, of course, I've got my favorite places to eat and shop in each town! Do come by our booth if you are headed to the show.

 

     Our Annual Bra and Underwear Drive starts November 1--that's next Monday! As I mentioned last week, we collected over 800 new bras, under pants and socks for people of all sizes, shapes, ages and genders in 2020. This year I would love to take over 1000 items to the Mission. When you’re out shopping for your loved ones please remember to pick up some of these items to donate. We will take everything to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission where they will really help some folks in need. As our thank you, each item you bring in earns you a ticket for a chance to win one of our two $100.00 Monica’s gift certificates. You never know--this could be your year to win.

    And, mark your calendars for our Bright Friday and Saturday Sample Sale on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. If you've ever peeked into the storage and staging room behind the classroom, your eye probably popped out of your head when you saw the shelves packed, and I mean PACKED with beautiful samples. Every year we put out some of these "retired" items for sale. Every year my staff groans as I say, "No--not that one." I just love these things—I remember how excited we were when the fabric came in, or meeting the pattern-maker, or who taught the class at the shop, who made the sample, who quilted it--these are more than just sales aids to me. But, the time has come to say good-bye to these dear friends and let them be part of someone else's treasured memories. So, get ready to pick up some amazing quilts, bags, children's items, things for your home. Most are priced at the cost of materials. These make fabulous gifts for yourself or someone else--if you haven’t finished that quilt or purse for a loved one, you can still give them a handmade gift by taking advantage of these one-of-a-kind items selling at fabulous prices.
     I promise that next week's newsletter will be out on time and full of the new items that continue to show up in giant boxes every day!
  
     Happy quilting and beading.

-Monica

What's Happening
underwear drive
This is a simple way to help some of our neighbors-in-need. Bring your items to the shop--we'll put a ticket in the "drawing" bucket for each item you donate. Our goal this year:
1000 items (at least!!)
sample sale


Classes, Classes, Classes!


On The Bead Side

 Theresa and Rose Mary are now teaching limited classes in person at the shop. Here's how it works: to schedule with Rose Mary, give the shop a call. 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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