Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations
Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations, located in Palm Desert, California, offers customers plentiful quilting and beading supplies.
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.
Customers entering the shop are reminded of the location with a Palm Desert-theme display.
Shop owner Monica Gonzales designed a batik quilt with horizontal sashing, Desert Sands, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine.
Hester Mastro machine-quilted an allover spiky leaf-and-swirl design across the quilt top.