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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



Monday, April 30, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot

Happy Monday?

I have two pictures of new fabrics.

Come in and check them out!



remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Sunday, April 29, 2012

This Week Knitting and @ Quilters Depot

First I will start with the link for this Week @ because I didn't get it in my email.  I know others did because I got auto responses........lol  Oh well email has been set to my service to see what is up with that.  So if you are a hotmail user (like me and mom who didn't get it either) here is the link!  We have a lot of GREAT classes starting in May!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/ThisWeek@April28th.html

Then I actually accomplished something in the world of knitting.  I started Christmas gifts!  So if you are my boss Mary from the bank or any of my friends quit reading right now!  No you may not look.  Ok you can just forget about it by December.

Everyone is getting versions of these for Christmas just different colors...........lol

So I finished a Dishcloth and almost a washcloth.  I love these patterns.  There are 2 versions of the dishcloth and 3 of the washcloth from KnitPicks.  Yarn is 100% cotton so they are for more than just decoration!  My plan for later is to check out some of the yarn there which could be dangerous.  Right now I'm just using the cotton we have in the store!  Now everyone is getting the dishclothes but do you know how many washcloth patterns there are?  QUADRUPLEMILLIONS.  Yes that is my made up name because I'm being weird.

I need to finish this washcloth and do one more and this gift set will be done!  Then I hope to work on cozies for store bought coffees this week.



remember the one who finishes Christmas gifts early can knit for themselves!


Jenn

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shop Hop Kickoff!

I would like to take this time to thank everyone who became a VIQ for this year's Shop Hop last thursday during our Kickoff!

Now rest up and get ready for the actual shop hop from June 20th to 23rd!

If you have not gotten your passports($5) we still have some for you to buy.  We also have a limited number of the bracelets and kickoff charms that you can buy for $8.

Remember you will receive a charm from every store you visit during the shop hop whether you are a VIQ or not!

remember the one who visits the most stores during shop hop may win!


Jenn

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Hours for May @Quilters Depot!

Happy Over the Hump Day!

Since the Happy Hours that we have for May are all scheduled the first week I thought I'd tell you about them now so you can get registered!

We are doing a Happy Hour w/Peggy on Free Motion Quilting.

So if you are tired of stitching in the ditch, hand quilting or sending your quilt out to be long armed this happy hour is for you.  Peggy will demonstrate how to do free motion quilting.

When:
Tuesday, May 1st @6pm
Friday, May 4th @11am
Saturday, May 5th @11am

remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hmmmmmm I sense a trend this week.  Short posts and it was a quiet week last week......lol

We had 3 bolts come in last week!  Everything else was re-ordered stuff so I did not take pictures of the stuff as I logged it in.

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quilters Depot Success Story

This week we only have one success story since I forgot to look to see if Mom had any pictures on her camera.

So this is our first completed 101 quilt for the new class format!

Awesome work Patty!

Can't wait to see the others!


remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Knitting This Week @Quilters Depot!

Happy Sunday.

Ok it's not as I write this.  grrrrrrr flyers.  Hopefully by the time this posts it will be better.

Ok. on to fun stuff.  I finished my helmet liner hours after I blogged last Sunday and I now have the beginnings of a dishcloth!  Hopefully tonight I can get the top half of that done.

First is the link for this Week @Quilters Depot!http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/thisweek@April23rd.html

Now for the pictures of my knitting.
This is my second finished helmet liner!

  

Second is the bottom half of the dishcloth I am making for Christmas.  My goal is to finish this for next weekend and work on my Cup Cozies too so I can make a list of the yarn I need.


Have a good week everyone!


remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Knitting PHD

Just a reminder that Saturday is a Knitting PHD. 

Are you one of our regulars who still needs to finish the cardigan, sock or whatever?

Do you have any helmet liners that you need to bring in?  I'm just about ready to send them off to the ladies who will distribute them for us!

Are you a good knitter who just needs help with something or would just like to sit, knit and socialize. 

These are all things we do at Projects Half Done knitting!

Saturday 9:30am!

remember the one wtih the most finished projects win!

Jenn

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TOMORROW IS SHOP HOP KICKOFF!

Happy Over the Hump Day!

Remember tomorrow Thursday, April 29th is the 2012 Kickoff to the Western Pa Shop Hop!

Come in, buy your passport for $5 and you will get the passport, your VIQ sticker, charm bracelet, kickoff charm, and the Kickoff block pattern!  Check out the blocks that we have done already! 

We will be open from 10am to 8pm on Thursday so you have plenty of time to get yours!  Don't wait too long though!

Bracelets and Charms will be sold after kickoff but only as long as our supply lasts.  Then in June you can collect the rest of the charms during the shop hop.

remember the one who buys their passport at Quilters Depot wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Hi everyone!

Today we have the next batch of pictures for BOM 2012 month 1 and one other success story.

Here are the BOM's!!!!!!!!!!!  I think I might have two outstanding blocks but the rest are done!  woooohoooo and GREAT job ladies!






and here is another success story!  I thought I had more pics this week but guess I don't.



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 16, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday.

Or well it's Monday is there anything actually called a Happy Monday?  I'm not sure....lol

Today, I will show you the couple of new fabrics that came in last week!

Do not if you can tell.  The first picture is of two fairy frosts.  I love fairy frost and am trying to build our collection of it as frequently as I can.  These are much brighter and prettier in person.  Come visit the fairies!



These might look like fairy frost since they are glittery but are not.  Come check these out.  Would make a great Bargello! 


That's all for this week! 

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Week @Quilters Depot minus the knitting

Happy Sunday all.

Are you reading your new newsletter? Awesome if not what are you waiting for it's in your inbox!  Stupid me send it out at 8am and it actually woke me up since my phone was on.........lol  I might have to adjust that when i send it out on a weekend.......lol

So usually this is when I show you this week's knitting.  We'll skip that this week since I did not finish my helmet liner.  I'm on the face and will be done tonight but no picture.  Then I will decide what to work on.  You will get a picture of something since next Saturday is PHD knitting and I'll have to work on something!

So this Week @ Quilters Depot you will get two links one for this week @ and one for the newsletter.


This Week @Quilters Depot = http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/thisweek@april15th.html

Quilters Depot newest Newsletter = http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/images/Newsletters10/April_May12Newsletter.pdf


Have a great week and.............

remember the one who wins 4 out of 7 wins the series.  Are you reading this Penguins!  lol  Let's go Pens!

Jenn

Friday, April 13, 2012

Congrats to our very own Peggy Gibson!

Happy Friday!

We made it.  Hope to see alot of you at UFO tonight!

I would like to take this blog entry to congratulate our very own Peggy Gibson on her Second Place win at the Three Rivers Quilt Show a couple of weeks later.

If you see a class of Peggy's take it!  She's an aweseome Quilter and teacher!

Congrats to all the winners from this year's show!  Keep up the great work!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, April 12, 2012

1 Week until 2012 Shop Hop Kickoff

Are you ready?

7 days until you can help us Kickoff the 2012 Western Pa Shop Hop!

We have your passports (ok I hope we do by the time I blog this.....lol)!

We have your VIQ stickers!

We have your Charm Bracelets!

We have your 2012 Kickoff Charm!

We have your Kickoff Block Pattern!

Now what we need is for you to come in On Thursday, April 19th and get all of the above for $5 and start getting ready for this years shop hop in June!  Around the Town is the theme and just wait until you see the blocks!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn



We will be open from 10am to 8pm Thursday since we have a class so no rush just come on in and get your passports!  This year our

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

BOM Success Stories - Month 1

Happy Over the Hump Day!

I thought I would share the pictures of the Block of the Months(Month 1) that I have received back!  I'll post the rest as I get them!

Isn't it cool to see how different the same block is in all the different color schemes!

Keep up the good work ladies!












remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Where's Quilters Depot Bag?

Here is a fun post for everyone on this Tuesday!

You all have heard of Where's Waldo?  Or Flat Stanley?  We have a version at work of a flat dog that we sometimes take on vacations or around town when we need stress relief.

Well, now we have Where's the QDBAG?

Our bag made it to Pirates Training Camp!  Will this bring luck to the Pirates this season?  Ok, I won't go there..........lol  It's not Pens.  I wonder if i would get arrested if I hung a bag around Mario's statue for a picture?  lol  However, isn't it cool that our bag made it to Florida.  A better vacation than I've seen in awhile! 

check out the pictures!  Thanks to Kay for taking the bag on vacation and sharing the pics!





remember the one who takes my bag on vacation gets blogged about!

Jenn

Monday, April 9, 2012

How to prepare your quilt for a Long Armer

Hi all

My boss and I have a joke at the bank that when people do not understand what we are saying that we claim we speak Klingon and it's not our fault.

Sometimes I think my Klingon (If you haven't noticed, yes I'm weird and that is why you all love me....lol)extends into other aspects of my life.  So maybe for those who read this and bring me a quilt to Long Arm this will help us all. 

Remember you must schedule your long arming with me in advance.  Right now I'm booked through July if everyone on my list still wants done and that doesn't count the charity things I have volunteered for.

Step 1:  Have your backing and batting.

Step 2.  Try to cut most of your strings before you bring it in.  Yes I know that they reproduce quickly but give it a try.

Step 3:  lay out the backing face down.  Place your batting on top and make it the same size.  then place your quilt top on top of that good side.  make sure you have 2-3 inches of excess backing and batting all the way around!  When you have determined that put a safety pin in the top of each piece that you have laid out.  Fold and place in a bag.

Step 4:  Then you bring it to me when I call that you are next!   We discuss how you want it quilted and what color thread you want.


I take each of those pieces. The Pins explain to me how to pin it onto my machine.
When these steps are not done I fall behind and have to waste time making sure there is enough fabrics and batting and what direction everything goes.

With these simple steps you will become someone I want to quilt for!  lol

For more information and pricing here is the link to my long arming page on the store's webpage!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/html/QuiltingPrices.html

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Knitting this Week @Quilters Depot and Happy Easter!

First Happy Easter everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

So last week I finished the cardigan.  This week I'm working hard on my last helmet liner.  I will be contacting our person to donate them in the next two weeks. So if you are finished them up let me know and I'll wait for you or get them in as soon as possible.  I hope to finish this liner tonight and Monday at the latest.



What's next you ask!  hmmmmmm I have a list that is really long.  There are so many things I have planned that I want to knit!

I want to make at least two shrugs for me.
I want to start making coffee cozies for Christmas gifts.
I want to start making tea towels and pot holders for Christmas gifts
There's a purse I really really liked for myself.

I think I will go with the cozies next. maybe I can whip out one or two quickly and at least feel I am accomplishing something!

So what will you see in next week's picture?  lol

remember the one with the most easter eggs and chocolate bunnies win!

Jenn

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Saturday! Happy Easter and This Week@Quilters Depot!

How about this for a day off. (yes we are closed if you do not know......lol)

I am working on the April/May newsletter.  Ok I did sleep in but that's about the extent of my day off!  Also off to hockey game in a couple of hours.  4pm is a horrible start time. 

So I thought I would take this time to say Happy Easter! and give you the link to this week @

If there's a class you want to take hurry and register ALOT of them start this week!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/thisweek@april8th.html

See you all next week!  Remember the Easter Sale continues on Monday and Tuesday.  Come in and get your egg for a chance to win!

remember the one who has the most easter eggs and chocolate bunnies win!

Jenn

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Happy Hours @Quilters Depot!

Happy Friday everyone.
Before I forget, we are closed on Saturday, April 7th!  I'm going to take an extra day to celebrate Easter since I get no time off from the bank!  We will be open until 8:30 tonight so get in and get whatever you need.  We will be back open on Monday @10am to continue the Easter sale which you got an email on a few days ago!

On a Happy Friday we will talk about Happy Hours at Quilters Depot this month!

First we have Happy Hour w/ME (jenn) Electric Quilt.  I am not a pattern person.  I like to sit down and design what I want to make.  Take a little bit of this. A little bit of that and make a quilt.  So a few years ago i found a great software called Electric Quilt.  I will take a quilt that is on the wall and design it on EQ for your happy hour!  You can walk out with the pattern just like that!  I have no affliation with this company.  I just love playing around with their software. 

When:  Saturday, April 14th @noon    and Tuesday, April 17th @ 6pm!  Dont' miss this one!


Second, we have Happy Hour w/Kathy, Intro to Hawaiian Quilting.
Kathy came back from her Hawaiian vacation full of ideas about quilting!  Our Happy hour will introduce you to the history and demonstration.  If enough interest is shown we will develop 1 and maybe 2 different classes to teach you Hawaiian Quilting.  Remember to sign up for these Happy Hours so we know how many are coming!

When:  Monday, April 23rd @11am or Wednesday, April 25th @6pm!




Remember that all Happy Hours are free, but please sign up!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Sewing Circles and UFO's @ Quilters Depot!

It's Thursday.  We have almost made it!

Here is a list of Sewing Circles and UFO's for you all to mark your calendars!

Sewing Circles
Friday, April 6th  (yes tomorrow) (turns into UFO)
Friday, April 13th (turns into UFO)
Tuesday, April 17th
Wednesday, April 25th
Monday, April 30th

UFO
don't miss these.  there are only two this month!

Friday, April 6th  -----tomorrow don't miss it!
Friday, April 13th!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Classes in April @Quilters Depot!

No I didn't forget that I was sharing with you what is going on in classes in April.

I just thought the other stuff had to come first.....lol

So today we will do Bargello Quilt and the PHD Knitting!

First up Bargellow Quilt.  I was going to give mom a month off from the bargello, but Friday, April 20th is make a quilt day so what better day than to make a bargello? 

So come on in and make a bargello from 1 to 4pm on Friday, April 20th.  Class is $30+supplies.  3-5 five people will have a quilt top done.  If not you get to come back a second day at your convience to finish. 


Next up are our PHD knitting class

Time to finish up those last PHD's that you have!  In May we start a new project!  Also on the breaking news front.  Heather our knitting teacher is now also a sales associate and has agreed to do some evening classes also.  So stay tuned when the May Calendar comes out for a Tuesday night knitting Class.  So yes get your PHD's done!

When"  Saturday, April 21st at 9:30 am.  $15.  Teacher: Heather Metzger.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Last week our good friend and teacher Andrae taught her last class at Quilters Depot.  She is moving to New Jersey to start a new life with a new hubby.  These are the success stories from her last class.  Some are not totally complete but you can see the awesome work the ladies were doing.


So here are the pictures of some awesoem Irish Chains!  Great work ladies!  Andrae, everyone at the Depot will miss you!







remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 2, 2012

What's New @ Quilters Depot!

Lots and Lots of fabric were logged in last week!

We have kids growth charts! The top is the boys.  The panels are actually cut so that you can just take the panel and make a wall hanging.  Add a border and bam your done!

 This is the girls version.  The other 3 bolts make great pillowcase dresses.  Or at least that is why my one employee is buying it..........lol

Next We have Rhett and Scarlett!  I will admit i have already bought a panel.  and at least a yard of each of these fabrics.  I'm making a wall hanging for a friend and a purse with the medallion face fabric.  Get in and get this!  This was a special order and is not something I'm usually allowed to buy........lol


Next we have some valentine inspired fabrics (yes it came in really late.) However, it can be used year round if you like pink.  The flowers are beautiful and I'm thinking the pink checked would make some really cute little girl clothes.





the rest of these are just some miscellaneous fabrics. The tease is once again I know some of these are $8.50, I just am not going to tell you which.  Come in and check them out and you will find out which are which............lol





Hope to see you this week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Knitting this Week @Quilters Depot and this week @

Hi all!

First here is the link for this week @.  http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/thisweek@April1st.html

Now, for what you all have been waiting patiently for and me not so patiently for.  My cardigan is done!

Check it out.  The buttons I made from Pat's I tool.  Isn't that Fairy Frost awesome for buttons!


There is a picture of me in the sweater but I hate getting my picture taken and this sweater is very bulky so I don't like how I look.  All you females understand that............lol  It's not a perfect sweater and is actually a little big on me but it was the smallest size you could make.  Possibly if I had knitted tighter.........lol 

The sweater is going to be taken into the bank tomorrow (I mean it is Dollar Bank Blue.....lol) to be worn in there when in July it's 32 degrees in the office due to the air conditioner........lol

Next up on the PHD list is my helmet liner and then I really really need to start working on Christmas gifts.  I also want to make a sock monkey for a family member's birthday. 

Have a GREAT week everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn