Monica’s Quilt & Bead Creations
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.
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.