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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



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Classes!

Hi All

I thought I'd spend a couple of days previewing our classes for February.

Today we will do the classes.  Tomorrow we will do misc stuff.

Let's start with the Beginner's Applique Class!

This one is really going great!  We have had alot of people sign up for the January classes.  Now is the time for those of you are evening people!  We have 5 already so hurry and sign up.  I hope to repeat this class in a few months but if you want it get it now!  Class is Thursday, February 16th and 23rd @ 6pm to 8:30.  Cost is $25.  Teacher.  Peggy Gibson.


Next up we have a Love the Log Cabin Table Runner.

Are you a Eleanor Burns fanatic?  Do you love table runners?  This will be the last time this class is offered! Take it now!!!!!!!  Class is 3 weeks long.  Wednesdays, February 8th, 22nd and 29th @6pm to 9pm.  Cost is #30 + supplies.  Teacher is Andrae Lowery



It's Fun & Done Time - Are you a quilt as you go fan?  Are you always looking for a different way to do it.  There are a lot.  Well we will be showing you the Fun and Done way.  there are loads of pattern but we will be starting with the first in the line!  You can make a placemat or something bigger.  It's up to you what you end up with in this 3 week class.

Session 1:  Tuesdays, February 7th, 14th and 21st @6pm to 8:30
Session 2: Mondays, February 13th, 20th, and 27th @1 to 4pm
Cost:  $ 35+supplies.
Teacher:  Peggy Gibson



Our last is our favorite Bargello Class.  If you do not have time for a 7 week beginners Quilting class (stay tuned our new 101 will be premiering in March!)  this is the quilt to take!  This month this is an evening class. 

When:  Friday, February 17th @ 6pm to 9pm
Price:  $30 + supplies (second class is included in the class at your convienance to finish borders and backing and binding)
Teacher:  Pauline Shushnar

Tomorrow I will tell you about BOM and happy /sewing circles

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, January 30, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Well first I didnt' take a picture of them but we are loaded with knitpicks.

We have the harmony interchangeable kit back in!  We have some extra of the  40", 32" and 24" circular wires.  We have some of the separate sizes of the needles.  We also got the Acrylic Interchangeables in too!  I am excited to try some of these also. As always if you are a knitter and need knitpick items check with us and we will try to order them for you.  If you see me standing there fondling the needles just ignore me.  It's a sickness. I've controlled fondling the fabric just not the needles yet.

Here are some new fabrics that came in last week.  I love the first one!



The second picture are actually Christmas fabrics.  You really can't tell from the picture but they are all the sparkly glittery fabrics that you ladies love!

remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn


Sunday, January 29, 2012

This Week's Knitting!

I finished my helmet liner!

I also have started number 2 in a different color for my dad's birthday party. And no it's not a surprise.  I made sure he wanted one before i started.......lol  Let's just see if I can get it done.........lol



I did get a comment it looks like a chocolate pac man............lol

Next week 7 of us start our cardigans!  Stay tuned for those pics.  God Bless our knitting Teacher........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Saturday, January 28, 2012

This Week @

Ok.  I know I'm late!    Sorry about that.  A cold has hit me and I fell asleep when I got home from the store.

If you are a devoted this week@ reader you will see I continue to make changes to the web/html email.  I still have some work but it's getting there!

Here is the link Click me !if you didn't read it.  But do so you register that you have read it!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wool Felt!

It's Fridayyyyyyyyyyyyy!

I thought I'd give you a bonus post this week.

If anyone is into wool felt or the bamboo felt check out this basket!  We bought wayyyyyyy too much felt when we ordered for the Beginner's Applique classes.  It was that or not get the colors we needed for the class!

If you are someone who is looking for the wool felt the prices on these pieces are if I may so Awesome!  Check out all the colors and come on in and get yourself some wool felt!

I hear a rumour it's hard to find.  I'd say not.  It's at our store!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quilters Depot BOM 2012.............

Just a quick note that if you waited to sign up for the Mystery BOM for 2012 you waited too long.  The BOM is closed.  I actually took more people than I said I would.

Those of you who have signed up, I will send an email blast out around March 1st with final details!

Meanwhile here's a sneak peak for those of you who have signed up.  I'm working on the blocks as we speak and I took a pic of a partial completed one.........lol  And No these are my colors.  one of a kind so don't even think about asking for them.............lol  However, if i get my butt in gear and still have enough fabrics kits might be available during the summer............lol

Please don't say that's crooked.  The pieces aren't attached........lol  I was doing layout to make sure i knew what i was doing.........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Haiti Quilt Update!

Good Afternoon!

As you are reading this the blocks that you donated for the Haitian children have been delivered.  Our customer Mary G is in Haiti on her trip!

We would like to thank everyone who helped from you who donated blocks or made a full quilt to the ladies that helped Mary at church put the quilts to together.  Or the people who did the binding or Quilting.  All of us who helped are making some needy people very warm and happy!

When we do charity events it warms my heart the response that we get from all of you.  Mary has promised pictures and I will post them in a few weeks!




remember the one with the most stash wins!  or in this case the one's with the biggest hearts win!

Jenn

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Succes Stories!

Let's see what our customers have done this week!

First we have a great picture of Joann and her quilt!  I did the quilting(takes a bow...hahahahaha). Awesome work as usual Joann and good luck with your surgury!  We look forward to when you can get back in!



Next we have Ruth's quilt!  If I know my blocks these are shop hop blocks!  Awesome work Ruth.  Hopefully I can quilt this to compliment your awesome work!


Next we have someone's quilt.  I will admit not being in the store when  pictures are taken I sometimes I have no idea........lol  Ok, yes I hear a lot of you saying Jenn, you never have a clue.......lol
Awesome work to the quilter of this quilt!  Yes, the pictures are from November.  Excuse #2.  Mom's camera.  I forget to unload it on a timely basis........lol  Oh wait!  I know what this quilt is.  This is a quilt I quilted for QOV!  So the quilter is wayyyyyy awesome because she was doing this for the QOV and I'm awesome too!  hahahahahahhaa




Our next set of pictures is one of our Beginner Applique's success stories!



Next we have some dresses done by Mary!  These are soooooo precious!


Finally, we have some of our BOM Shop Hop Block!



Keep the success stories coming in ladies!  We love show and tell time at the store!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Monday, January 23, 2012

What's New!

Happy Monday Everyone!

We got some really cool fabrics and notions in last week.

Let's start with the newest cool toy!  This little gadget is good for so many things.  You can hook it to your ironing board to hold your water bottle or bottle of Best Press.  (Did you know if you need the gallon refills we will order the scent that you want if we do not have it in stock?).  This gadget is also suppose to fit on your quilting tables so that you can hold that bottle/can of pop or glass of your favorite beverage.  No I don't mean that!   I mean your coffee or water!



Next we have the sequal to "Chase's Quilt".  We now have "The Mess"  well we all have a mess probably but it's the book that I am talking about.  The pattern is not available yet but we will have them as soon as we can!  If you and your grandkids enjoyed the first book come in and grab the second.



We have a new Purse pattern for you to make!  This is Me and My Sister's Juliet!  Come in and make it in a black and white scheme or try some other colors!



Next is the stuff you really want!  The fabrics!  We have 3 new ombres for your viewing enjoyment!  We also have one bolt of flannel and some jelly rolls.  I will admit that the jelly rolls that made it to the shelf are less than pictured. (if you are in the store when I do inventory some of you and my employees really win big......lol)  These are very hot and pretty!  They flew off the computer as I logged them in last week.  However, all colors have been re-ordered and should be in again this week!  I promise to take a ruler to my employees so that you will get a chance this time! 





remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Knitting This Week!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Hope the sunshine is putting you into a good mood before the rain arrives.

So this week I finished Mom's headband.  It fits this time and is not twisted!



And I'm cruising right along on the helmet liner.  That's actually a lie.  I had to rip 4 times to get the hat part of the liner started.  I kept twisting it and I have no idea what but I learned a new cast on by using the awesome wide world web........lol

My goal is to have the hat piece done so all I have to do in class is the ribbing around it.  That will enable me to start the one I want to make Dad for his Birthday and get ready for February's cardigan class!


I want to thank those who have already finished one of the helmet liners or more.  I can't wait until we are able to pass these on to our soldiers!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Saturday, January 21, 2012

This Week @ Quilters Depot!

Evening all!

Sorry this is a little bit later for a Saturday.

I had to do extra work trying to figure out how to post this.  This Week@ is no longer a pdf but i couldn't link to the email so i had to recreate the webpage real quick. 

Next week I'll try something different but same pretty new format.........lol

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/html/ThisWeekJan23rd.htm

that's the link if you didn't read your email!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three Rivers Quilters 2012 Quilt Show

Hi all!

Alot of you who are my customers are members of the Three Rivers Quilters.  Some of you are not so this is more for you than them.  However,  I promised I would help to promote the upcoming quilt show on my blog so here I go!

The most important detail is that the theme this year is "Irish Chain"

Second is that they would like you to know you have until Monday, February 21, 2012 to enter the quilt show!  Go to their website:  http://www.threeriversquilters.org/  to get entry forms and more information!

Dates are:  March 29-31st 2012
Thursday March 29th................10 am to 7pm
Friday, March 30th...................10am to 5pm
Saturday, March 31st................9am to 2pm

Admission is $7. 
Reduced admission Thursday after 3pm is $5

IBEW Circuit Center - 5 Hot Metal St.  Southside

remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Success Stories!

My BOM'ers have been working really hard to get caught up since February we will be finishing the quilt!  Just in time for my mystery quilt which I have started working on so I dont' mess any of you up!  lol





Rest of these pictures are just random.  The bright orange quilt was a charity quilt for the Haiti project that we are involved in.  Wanted to show a picture of it because it's an awesome quilt by Jane and of my quilting.  The last pictures are the charity quilts we will be sending to the humane society for their February ball to auction off!




remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Knitting Weekly update.

Ok I was hoping to have a finished project to show you here.

I did have it done.  It was mom's winter headband, but ummmmmmm I screwed up.

When I took it off the circular needles I ummmmm kinda had twisted it at some point probably the very beginning.........lol  So that got ripped out and I have not gotten back to it........lol

What I have been working on is our Charity Project for the troops.  It's a knitted helmet liner!  If you are a knitter we have the patterns for you.  We would love to get at least a dozen of these to pass along.  So if your a knitter you still have time to get started.  Check with us on the specifics on colors!  We will have a class on the 28th at 9:30am for anyone who needs help or would just like to work with a bunch of ladies and have some fun!


I am on the first 6 inches of the bottom of the liner.  I think when i measured it i was about 3.25 inches in........lol 

Hopefully I will have more inspiring photos next week of stuff........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, January 16, 2012

What's New!

We had a couple new bolts come in.



The first is a book panel! 

The second picture is "cheap stuff".  I think they are priced at $7/yard!  I love when I can get fabrics on sale for you quilters!

The third picture has a cartoon panel.  You have to come in and read these cartoons! They are hilarious and sooooooooooooooooooo funny!  I think I'm going to make some kind of scrappy quilt that each block highlights one of the cartoons. That is when I find time.  It might have to go into my stash for that....lol

So stop in and check out all the new things!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Newsletter!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Here is the link for the new newsletter with February classes.

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/Newsletters10/January12Feb12.pdf

Just a reminder.  You see this on the bottom of my blog on the email but not the newsletter.  If you unsubscribe from the emails you do not get anything.  If enough people request it I can set up a grouping for those who just want monthly newsletter vs the weekly and other breaking news emails.  I know I said this yesterday, but it's worth repeating!

Just let me know what you think!  You know I try to keep things simple for you all!

rememer the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This Week @ Quilters Depot!

Happy Saturday.

Here is the link for the http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/ThisWeek@/thisweek@Jan16th.pdf   Enjoy and tomorrow morning the newsletter will be in your inbox!  Hope you like the new format.  Make sure you click on what needs to be clicked so that you get the whole newsletter!

Warning and I put this in tomorrow's email.  If you are unsubscribing please know you will not receive the monthly newsletter.  If need be I can create more lists and you can just subscribe to monthly stuff.  All Stuff or however you want.

Talk to me people so I know you like what I am slaving over..........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, January 12, 2012

UFO tomorrow night!

Tomorrow night is UFO!

Don't miss it!  $8 and you get to work on whatever project you are currently on while spending time with some great people and eating some great pizza! 

Be there or be square!  or a half triangle or dresden plate.  (i know bad joke!, I have loads of them!)

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Slow Week!

I know the weather has been pretty nice.  I think that's coming to end or so they say.

I think the weather has slowed my brain down and I am having trouble coming up with blog ideas!

(gasp the horror!)

hmmmmmmmmmmm and that's my post telling you I have no post tonight!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Hours!

If you have been at our Happy Hours you know that we have a great time while demonstrating a great technique or tool!

I spent the afternoon on Sunday writing the newsletter for February and have come to the realization that I need ideas for Happy Hours. 

Any and all ideas will be considered!  I need help though.  Is there a tool or technique that you would like to see demonstrated?  Is there something you would like repeated?  Do you want a real Happy Hour....hahahahhaa  that one won't be considered..........lol 

In January do not miss our I top tool!  Tonight at 6pm is the first session of it!  I'm debating whether I want to buy one of these for myself or not!

In February we will be repeating the kanzashi and locker hooking if you have missed those.  If your a locker hooking person get your projects ready and bring them in to show off!

Commence with inspiring me with ideas!  lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, January 9, 2012

Abbie and her yarn!

So last Sunday I went to my cousin's for a family New Year/Steeler Party.

They have two cats Andre and AJ (Andre junior and yes they are named after Fleury!).  They are rescue cats that my cousin's MIL saved so they are a little bit unsocial and skittish but getting better every time we see them.

Well AJ loves yarn!  I spent a good bit of time playing with him with my yarn ball.

Then when I got home I was like I really have not played with Abbie in awhile.

So here is Abbie and her yarn ball!





remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn