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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.

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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