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Welcome to Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog!

Welcome and Enjoy!

This is the spot where I will update you on what is new @Quilters Depot. Check out our website http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/


From pictures of new fabrics to what's going @ the store this is the place to be.

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Thanks and happy quilting!

Jenn



Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Week @ Quilters Depot!

Hi Everyone

If you have read your emails we are now using an email delivery system instead of doing regular emails.

Hopefully this will make our emails faster.  For now there will be links to pdf's.  Evenutally i hope to get this week's @'s straight html but i need more hours in the day.

here is the link for this week's this week! http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/ThisWeek@/thisweek@Jan2nd.pdf

Happy New Year and remember we are closed on Monday.  We will open back up at 10am on Tuesday!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Success Stories!

Hi Everyone!

Here are two of our success stories!  The purse inspires me to make one!

What a beautiful runner also!

Good work ladies! 



If you want to be featured in the blog bring in your finished projects when I'm in the store and I will get a picture and you also can be in the blog!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What's New!

I think I got off schedule this week of when I post what.  Oh well, it keeps you guessing......lol

We only had a couple of new fabrics come in!

Here is a picture of them!
I'd tell you what they are going to sell for but I forget.  It was a week ago when I logged them in.

Don't you just love the kitty cats, and the rainbows!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My project: The Continuing growing Sock

Ok.  So I didn't work on it a lot in the past week.  Got a lot done on it on Christmas Eve.  I was getting frustrated and lost.  Thanks to JoAnn for setting me straight Friday night so I was able to continue.  Sometimes when you are working on a project and your new to the skill it always helps to have someone there to help!

That leads me to don't forget their is a sewing circle and UFO on Friday, the 30th and on New Years Eve Day there is also a Sewing Circle!  Got new projects from Christmas.  Get them going!  Christmas is right around the corner again............lol

Ok.  I got off the subject.  Here's my sock!  I took a picture of it on my foot so you could see that I am accomplishing something.  The second one is just hanging out.........lol

Monday, December 26, 2011

Quilters Depot Gift Cards!

Did you get a Quilters Depot Gift Card for Christmas?

I know Mom did.......hahahhahahaa

We will re-open tomorrow at 10am so you can come spend your Gift Cards while they are hot!  We have a bunch of affordable fabrics that have come in during the past couple of weeks!  And some that are so cute and adorable that you will want them anywhere.  Scroll back to the blogs on what's new to check them out!

remember the one with the most stash wins

Jenn

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hope you are having or had a really awesome Christmas and that Santa brought you what you wanted!

As I write this we haven't opened our gifts.  Waiting for the fourth member of our family to arrive.  Tomorrow is our big day where we have Christmas with my cousins.

Hope to see a bunch of you on Tuesday when we re-open at 10am for you to come shopping!




remember the one who got the most Quilters Depot Gift Cards from Santa wins!

Jenn

Saturday, December 24, 2011

This Week @ Quilters Depot

Remember we are closed on Monday and today if you are reading this on Saturday.......lol

I will open Tuesday morning at 10am!

Here is the link for this week @. It has the majority of items for January so you can start planning your classes now!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/ThisWeek@/thisweek@dec26th.pdf

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, December 22, 2011

UFO night!

Hi all!

Just a reminder that tomorrow Friday, December 23rd is a UFO night!  Means we are open for business as you sew your fingers off!

Do you have those last minute gifts to finish up?  Come on in!  We'll play Christmas Carols and eat food we shouldn't as we finish up those gifts!

Starts at 5pm but we'll be there all day if you need to get away from the family..........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Schedule for Holiday Weekend!

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Monday December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.

We will be back open on Tuesday Morning at 10am!  You can use all those gift cards your family bought you to the store then.........lol

We will be open late on Friday, Decmeber 23rd to 8:30 pm!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Success Stories!

Evening everyone! 

Here are some success stories from last week!

Shop Hop BOM blocks



Next up are two knitting projects.  A Tam by Andrea and a sock by Joann.  I was going to use the picture of the sock when I showed you my project and say I had changed colors and finished but Joann did such a good job I'll actually give her credit.  lol

An No mine won't look like it because I have a baby foot and like short socks.........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, December 19, 2011

My project week 3!

Hi ladies

Here is an update on my sock!

To me it looks like a dog sled at this point..........lol  I also started a second one while I was waiting for class to begin.

Hopefully it will be closer to being finished by end of next Sunday, but as a new knitter it's a little frustrating......lol    I want results and I want them now............lol


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What's New!

Happy Sunday All

So what are you watching since the Steelers don't play until Monday night and the Pens played last night.  Did you watch the game?  It was a awesome one!

Me, I'm watching sappy Hallmark Christmas movies as I do my homework!  lol

So this week we have a couple new fabrics that have come in!

These are going to be in the lower price range.  I know you ladies like those.  I'm going to say around $8/yard but there might be a $7/yd in that pile too!


The next one are some new fabrics that are brand new from the distributors  This picture has one of my favorites in it.  Aren't those Penguins cute!  I might have to make another picture quilt and use this as my border.  Those whites aren't just white!  They have beautiful lines of shimmer in them!   The fourth one are cookies and cookie sayings!



Have a great rest of your weekend!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hi All. 

Here are some important links for you!

This Week @ http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/ThisWeek@/thisweek@dec19th.pdf

and if you missed it or need the link  here is the new newsletter. 

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/Newsletters10/Dec11_Jan12.pdf

Have A great weekend everyone!  I'm off to the hockey game! 

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2012 B.O.M Announcement

Ok!  Here is the announcement you have been waiting for!

Mom and I have decided on our BOM for 2012!

We are going to do a mystery quilt!  It will be called the "Light and Dark of it"

Here are the preliminary plans:

More will come in the January 15th Newsletter.

You will have from January 15th to February 15th to sign up.
$14.99/month for 9 months.  You come in for the 10 month with 9 completed blocks you will get your sashing, backing and a magazine for free.  The quilt will be approximately 36x36 when finished!  If you do not have your blocks finished you will have to pay $14.99 for the 10 month also.

Pick from the following color schemes:
Red/Black
Black/White
Christmas
Marbles (give us your favorite colors in general)
Batiks
Patriotic

Each month you will get a block pattern, the fabric you need to make the block and a time that you can come in to work on your block or get some help.  (I promise all the blocks are easy!)

This is an in-store only BOM. Sorry we are not ready to do mailings yet!

Any Questions let me know and read the January 15th newsletter for more details!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Week Sale!

Here is a special blog for my customers!

You will be getting this a day before everyone else!

Starting Friday, December 16th through Friday, December 23rd at 8:30pm will be our Christmas Sale!

What's on sale?

All Christmas fabric will be 30% off!
All Panels will be 20% off!

The first 30 customers who come into the store starting at 10am Friday, while supplies last, will receive a special quilting gift from us!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Find My Fabric

Have you ever been working on a project from your stash when you run out of that one fabric.  You go back to your favorite quilt store and they sadly tell you that sold out six months ago.  Yes the hazards of using stash.....lol

You sit down at your computer and start searching.  You wish there was somewhere you can go to find your fabric that you want.

Well there are alot of them!  Here's the first one!

http://www.findmyfabric.com/

When you go to find my fabric you can search for those hard to find fabrics! It will tell you what online stores you can buy it!   There is also a feature if you do not know what it is called you can upload a picture.  I have not tried the picture feature but I have searched for fabrics.

Give it a try the next time you need that fabric in your stash.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, December 12, 2011

My New Project......Week 2

My sock is growing!

I am kinda glad for the first time in my life I have a kid's sized foot!  lol

So in this picture I have the leg done and the heel flap. Since the picture I have turned the heel.  My goal this week is to finish my last Christmas scarf and start the second sock to the same spot so that on Saturday I can learn how to finish the sock.

Stay tuned to how my sock grows..........lol  (sounds like a bad soap opera.....lol)

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What's New!

Happy Sunday!

So what did you do without a Steeler game to watch.

I finished long arming a customer's quilt.  I also got half of one pinned on to start next week.  Now It's paperwork time for the store.  Hopefully, I will have time to wrap a few gifts and then knit tonight.

So this week we got some GREAT fabrics in!

This first picture is of the two bolts of Generals Wives we were able to get in!  Man I am still upset about not being able to get more in <sigh>. 



The next is a lone yellow bolt with white dots.  I think we have some coordinates, but I can't remember!  lol


Now the next set I am so excited to show you.  We got a special from Quilting Treasures/VIP and we are passing the savings along to you!  The fabrics you see in this photo are priced to sell at $7.00/yd.  You know you cannot get fabrics of this quality that cheap right now!  Grab these while you can! 


Hope you all have a great week!


Remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Friday, December 9, 2011

My new Project.

Ok it's not quilting. I have those on my to do list.  You might even get to participate in one if I get my butt moving over the next few weeks.  Hint Hint Hint.  maybe an blog mystery quilt?  hmmmmmmm  we'll see.........lol

As you know if you have been reading the blog.  I started knitting this summer.  This is the latest project that I am doing.  Ok.  I have not gotten far in one day, yes this is what i had done last Sunday when I took the picture.  I have a goal for the next class which is tomorrow.  I'll take a picture again then so you can see my process.

This is my first pair of knitted socks!  I am trying to stay positive and say socks......lol  If not Abbie or bernie might have a new hat for christmas if i only do one........lol  You probably can't tell that is a sock yet.  Like I said give me until the next class........lol


 
The yarn I am using is Lion Brand Sock Ease.  75% wool, 25% nylon with aloe.

We have about 5 different colors stocked if you still need to do some Christmas gifts!  Pattern is on the ball of yarn.  So come on in and make your feet a gift!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn



Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just a Quilt.........Sequal

Happy Thursday.

It's almost the end of the week!

If you remember a few months ago we had a book signing event at the store.
We were honored to have Author Dalen Keys and his wife Mitzie in the store reading, signing and showing us their book, Just a Quilt and the quilt/pattern that went with the book!

Did you read it?  I did at least twice..........lol 

Here is a picture of Mom, Me, Dalen and Mitzie with the quilt we did from the pattern.




Exciting news is that Dalen has released his sequal!  The Mess is the second in the series.  I have not read it yet but am excited to order my copy!

The little blurb that Dalen sent us is the following:
"Can a messy bedroom and a cluttered sewing room produce something beautiful?  In this heartfelt and fun story find beauty in unexpected places through the eyes of six-year-old Tiffany.  Spiders, hedgehogs, and dark jungles await Tiffany on her adventures in Mommy’s sewing room.  This tale explores the magic of quilting and the amazing beauty that comes out of the web of activities in everyday life.  Enjoy this delightful book and its vibrant illustrations with your child."

There will also be a pattern released by Mitzie in the near future.

If interested in having a copy of the book let us know and we will order them from Dalen or our distributor!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cancellation of the Generals Wives BOM

Hi everyone!

I am very disappointed to have to announce that the BOM that we had scheduled for 2012 has been cancelled.  We cannot get the fabric in that we need to do the project.

I will take partial blame for this.  I am still learning when and how to order inventory and to do things that you probably take for granted if you shop at a store that has been in business for more than a decade.

I will admit I might have waited to long to order the fabric.

However, Windham Fabrics also did not order enough of the line produced, so therefore our order has been cancelled.

I am very disappointed since I was going to share the project with Mom.  Oh well.

Now we are thinking about some different choices of what we can still do.  At the top is a mystery block of the month.  You come in and pick X number of fabrics out of a line.  Maybe the 30's?  Maybe black and white or a fairy frost.  You choose those fabrics and we give you a mystery block each month.  We will give you the time to come work on them in the store if you like or maybe not........lol  Have no idea the price or any more details other than the ideas bouncing around like rocks in my head.

We will let you know as soon as we know what we are doing!  If you have any ideas share them.  Just remember, this late in the year we might not be able to get the fabric, make a sample and promote it to you.  Ok, I think mystery BOM is in the lead........lol


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Success Stories..........

Happy Tuesday all,

Today I will show you some of the latest success stories. 

First is a small embroidery I did for one of our kids 101 students.   It's an embroidery library design!  I dont' get a lot of time to embroidery but this one turned out really nice!


Next we have a purse done by one of our customers!

Next, is a couple of towels one of our customers did for Christmas gifts.  What a great idea and how amazing how just a small piece of your favorite fabric can jazz up a plain towel for a gift!




Next is a quilting job by Mary on her Bear Paw Class!  You might have to look closely, but those are hearts all over the quilt!  All done on the Fusion Pro Stitcher!




Next is my successful Quilting job.  Usually, in my longarming I enjoy just meandering.  I can relax and just do whatever.  However, every once in awhile customers want fancy stuff.  Check out Nancy's quilt!  First Awesome job by Nancy and second I think I did a decent job on the quilting.............lol 




If I have repeated any of these pictures for success stories I apologize.  Sometimes I forget to clear the folder of stuff I need to do........lol

Next is a finished project from the Six Halves class!




Finally, we have some inspiration for you ladies who are doing the Shop Hop Blocks.  If you do not want to do the big quilt here are some table runners that a customer made instead!  What a great idea!  You could make a bed runner, table runner, or placemats with your blocks!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, December 5, 2011

Charity Project!

Evening all!

I have a new charity challenge for you!

You all did soooooo well helping out the troops now it's time to help FLM Haiti's mission house!

http://flmhaiti.org/home/

One of our good customers, Mary, is involved in the charity.  In January, she will be traveling to Haiti to help open the newest Mission house.  The goal is to have a quilt for every bed.  She still needs to do four quilts out of the 21.  This is where we come in!  Bring in a 15" Scrappy Block by January 7th, 2012 so that she can sew them together and make her quilts quickly.  You make it anything you want.  Make it bright colors because the Haitians love bright colors!

What a lot of people do not know is that before the earthquake Haiti was a country in trouble.  Today, yes they are rebuilding but they still need the help of others.  Let's do what we love, making quilts, and help those who are in need!

Go to their website, http://flmhaiti.org/home/  and learn more about the organization and other ways you can help!

Thanks for listening and thanks for your support in advance!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What's New @ Quilters Depot

Happy Sunday.

As I write this the Penguins won last night and the Steelers seem to be tromping all over the Cinnci Bengels so all is good in the sports world of Pittsburgh........lol  If they lose it in the last few minutes do not blame me for jinxing them!  lol

What's new!  Well we got some backordered Moda Marbles in.  The two shades of Red that we have been out of are finally in!

We also got about 15 bolts of white on whites in!  Aren't they pretty!


We also got this really pretty pink batik in.  There should be a few more of this line of batiks coming in, but not sure when!


Have you seen the new Knitpick needles?

I know Santa is bringing me a set of the interchangeable ones for Christmas!  They come in interchangeable, DPN's and sets of 10" and 14" singles.  They are the nicest needles!  Come in and check them out. If there is any needle or notion from KnitPicks that you wuold like other than the yarn let us know and we will order for you!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Week @ Quilters Depot!

In case you missed your email.

Here is the link for this week @.  I promise to blog better this week!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/ThisWeek@/thisweek@dec5th.pdf

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn