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Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations

Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations, located in Palm Desert, California, offers customers plentiful quilting and beading supplies.

Bolts & Baubles

Shop owner Monica Gonzales combined her passion for beading and quilting when she opened Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations in 2005.


Rows of Color

Bolts sorted by color lead to the classroom at the back of the 4,000-square-foot shop.

Meet the Staff

Front row, from left: Evelia Rojas, Monica Gonzales (owner), Maria Gonzales, and Susie Contratto; back row: Lettie Rodriguez, Joanne Hunt, Venita Haagenson, Emily Chiarello, Starr May McInerny, Wanda DeHoyos, Hester Mastro, and Mary Gorfine; not pictured: Rose Mary Jameson.

A Bounty of Beads

Many customers embellish handbags and quilt projects with beads, which fill a room at the shop.

Blending Batiks and Beads

Batik fabrics, beads, and buttons combine for an eye-appealing vignette.

California Welcome

Customers entering the shop are reminded of the location with a Palm Desert-theme display.

Desert Sands

Shop owner Monica Gonzales designed a batik quilt with horizontal sashing, Desert Sands, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.

See a photo of Desert Sands in a blue colorway.

Machine-Quilting Details

Hester Mastro machine-quilted an allover spiky leaf-and-swirl design across the quilt top.

Get the Magazine!

Contact Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations to purchase Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine, pick up a copy at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online.

Peek inside The Rabbit’s Lair, another quilt shop featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue.


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