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Halloween Fabric 20% off, new kits, Bra and Underwear drive is underway....



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A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400     monicasqbc@aol.com

Good morning everyone!    
  Wow! There is so much stuff going on at the shop that I don’t know where to begin…Near and dear to my heart is our Annual Bra and Underwear Drive which started on November 1st. I’m determined to exceed last year’s donations…let’s see…how many items did we collect for the Rescue mission…pretty sure it was 856. Hmmmm... lol. Well, anyway, let’s knock it out of the park and go for 1000 bras, panties, socks, undershirts for folks of all sizes, shapes and ages. Yup. 1000! It turns out that my friend, Angela, is one of the directors at the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission--I was so surprised to find that out at one of our class reunions. What a small world. Remember, as our "thank you," each item you donate earns you a ticket for a chance to win one of our two $100.00 Monica’s gift certificates. Bring in a package with 3 pairs of socks, earn 3 tickets. You never know--this could be your year to win.
     This week, Letty and I will be in Tucson for the Rusty Barn Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival. The show runs from November 4 thru November 6. Admission and parking are...wait for it....FREE. It's a great show--especially for those of us who have more than one passion in the creative world. Hope to see all my friends out at the Expo Center. Remember--this is the last time I get to be a vendor at the show so don't miss this chance to get some of the latest and greatest that we have!

    As many of you know, Halloween is my fave holiday and I always buy lots of fabric for the shop--who can choose? Naturally, some of it is still here. We've got to move it out to make room for a ton of fabric that (we hope) will be here soon. So, from now through November 30th, take 20% off all Halloween fabric, including pre-cuts (fat quarters, panels, charms, strips....) Yardage on the bolt is subject to a 1-yard minimum cut to qualify for 20% off. 

    And, don't forget to grab some great bargains at our Bright Friday and Saturday Retired Sample Sale on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The time has come to say good-bye to many dear friends from the back room and let them be part of someone else's treasured memories. Quilts, bags, children's items, things for your home--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.
     Look at this tribal belly dance mask that Rose Mary created for one of her Granddaughters' Halloween costume. She used rhinestone chain in two sizes, gold tone chain in two sizes and 4 mm crystals with red crystals rondelles in the headband.
      Keep reading to see What's Happening and What's New. And, come see us soon.
  
     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!!)
Joan Vernola shared her Barbara's Antiques mystery quilt top. What a dynamic fabric combo--I love way it seems to shimmer.


What's New?

Homestead Christmas Warm Spice
Quilt Kit

Featuring Tim Holtz's Christmastime collection from Free Spirit, this quilt is may just become your favorite seasonal snuggle quilt. Finished size: approx. 48 x 64
Skill level: Confident Beginner

 The kit is available in the shop and on the website.

 Here's a close-up of the dark print in the kit so that you can see the lovely detail and subtle shading. In true Tim Holtz fashion, there are also text prints mixed in with more traditional holiday prints.

Sparkle and Shine Glitter
We have 15 bolts of Christmas prints from Moda, each is kissed with a bit of sparkle like sunlight on snow. We also have Jelly Rolls and Charm Squares. The precuts are available in the shop and on the website. Click on each photo to see them on the web.


Jelly Rolls

Charms


Noah's Story
quilt kit and two panels
The bright colors and cheery animals in this Henry Glass collection cannot fail to put a smile on your face. We have a throw quilt kit featuring the Ark panel below plus a darling panel to create a soft book. Both projects are suitable for beginners and beyond. All 3 are available in the shop and on the website. Click on each photo to see the item on our website.

Noah's Story quilt kit
48 x 58

Noah's Story Ark Panel


Noah's Story Book Panel


Our order of Tulip Needles for the bead side finally arrived. We stocked up in a wide variety of sizes and types.
These are high quality, long-lasting needles.

Elastic Strips with Adjustable Cord Locks
Mask-making looks like it will continue for the foreseeable future. These comfortable bands come in packages of 5 pairs for $5.00

Here's a teaser for next week! This line from Moda is called Sew Happy Canvas. It is perfect for bags and such. We are putting together kits for the Buttercup Case--the Positive Vibes text on top comes from a panel. You are going to love this fabric line and project.

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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