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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



Thursday, May 31, 2012

Free Ricky Tims Registration @Quilters Depot

It's Thursday!!!!!!!!  Don't these short weeks seem like they go on forever. Well they do if you work.  If you had off all week it probably flew by!

Last week I sent you all an email blast (did you read it?) about a give away we are having at Quilters Depot!

By doing the email blasts promoting Ricky Tims's Super Quilt Seminar that is going to be held in Rochester New York in July we have one registration to raffle off.  This is the $219 registration for the event only.  You have to provide your own transportation and hotel accomodations.  

Come in and make a purchase and you tell us you would like to enter.  We already have two entrants so someone will win it!  The contest runs from now until June 14th when we pick the name.  At that time we will send your information in and get you your registration packet!  For more information on the seminar check out Ricky's Site.  http://www.rickytims.com/seminars/


Have a great weekend everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

Happy Hump day!

Let's see some of the success stories that we had from last week!

First up are two more pillow case dresses!  These are great whether for your dolls or granddolls!



Next up we have a Cars Quilt!  Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!



Finally, but not least Verna made another BYOB bag to showcase our Shop Hop Bag.  You still have time to come in get the fabric and have your very own bag ready to go for the Shop Hop in 3 very short weeks!


Awesome work everyone! Keep those finished projects coming in for their 15 minutes of fame!

remember the one with the most completed projects win!


Jenn

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Tuesday!

It's my total day off so I'm writing this in advance!  Making Mom and Dad work so I can have a stay at home in my Pajamas Day before heading back to the bank from a few days off!  I love days like this.  It's all about ME ME ME!

Oh wait you want to know what new fabrics we got in last week?  I guess I can concentrate on you for a minute.





The first are some bright solids for you!  If I remember hmmmm this is the part I have trouble with.  I think those are $7.50/yard.  The second set are Buggy Barns.  You cant' tell the one on the left have little stars.  Awesome fabric!  Lastley is a "cheater" fabric for you!!!!!!!  I love these.  Cut and Add borders and you have a quick quilt!

Hope to see you all coming in to get the new stuff and the old!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Here is to remembering all of our soldiers.  Past and Present that have given their lives for us and for those who are still tugging on the boots every day to protect our homeland!

If you have a soldier in your life tell them thanks and we appreciate them!

remember without our soldiers we do not have our freedom!


Jenn

Sunday, May 27, 2012

This Week W/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Happy Sunday all!

I'll lie and tell you it is really Sunday as I write this..hahahahahhaa

Actually I am doing some of my work on Saturday after the store has closed so that I can go to a family party on Sunday.

Here is the link for this week @ Quilters Depot before I forget to give it to you.

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/ThisWeek@May26TH.html


What did I do this week?
Well since I was off on Thursday from the bank I actually got a lot done!  I finished my boss's quilt top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  no picture.  I can't spoil the surprise.  My goal is to get it quilted this weekend (do you know how hard it is to quilt your own stuff when your a long-armer?  jeez scheduling myself is a pain!)  I will say it turned out pretty nice.

We almost have the Shop hop quilt done!  Mom just has a couple of borders yet to do and we will be done.  So I was helping with that again this week.  If you bribe us we might let you see it before it's done.  Just don't tell anyone........lol

I have been knitting up a storm.  Meet Mr. Monkey!
By the time you are reading this.  Mr Monkey will be at his new home.  This is a birthday gift for my cousin Samantha who is turning 12!  I actually got Mr. Monkey done 4 days in advance!  I can't wait to start my next since I've decided a few people will get these for gifts but in different color variations!

Now I am starting on Coffee cup Cozies for Christmas gifts.  I didn't like the one pattern so i ripped it out.  Am working on a second one but had to redesign it to fit the type of cups we get here versus the cups in New York where the pattern came from!  I'll show you next week what I have.  Hopefully, I'll have at least two done.  Goals.  What we do without them!

Other than that.  I had two fusion classes.  I actually went shopping (like I need more clothes). Actually I ordered new glasses which I've been procrastinating on for months and some pants that I desparately needed and some tops and skirts that oh well were bought but not needed.......lol

I also logged in!  stay tuned to Tuesday's Blog for that fabric!

remember the one with the most stash and goals wins!

Jenn

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reminders about Friday and Saturday @Quilters Depot

Happy Thursday!

Just a reminder that tomorrow night is a UFO night!  Come in with your unfinished projects, chow down on some pizza and have some laughs!

Then remember Saturday we will be closing early @ noon for the holiday!

Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

It's over the hump day!!!!!!!!!  And my last day at the bank for a few days!  Yes.  want to come visit.  I'll be there alllllllllllllll day and evening on thursday and Friday in the afternoon and evening!  Gotta to use the vacation days somehow.  Might as well vacation in Castle Shannon.  Sounds exotic?

Here are some of our success stories.  We have some 101 quilts.  Nice work ladies!



We have a purse that our very own Verna made!  We are donating it to the Wish 99.7 2nd annual Purse Party for a cure.  This purse and the snap happies that mom made will be raffled off on the evening of June 15th.  Quilters Depot employees will be partying hard that evening as our Purse helps to raise money.  Interested in the event at St. Square?  Check out Wish 99.7 website for more information.  Darn now that I look at the picture I chopped off the handles.  Darn!


Next come a few miscellaneous photos of finished projects people brought in to show!

We have a quilt that was just finished on the long arm.  So there is a picture of the front and back and a few other completed projects including one of our pillow case dresses!  Keep up the GREAT work ladies and keep bringing them in to show!






remember the one who brings in their completed projects gets their pictures in my blog!


Jenn

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

BOM - Success Stories

Happy Tuesday,

The BOM's keep trickling in!  Sometimes you will see two pictures if the participants are a little behind. Bring Block three in starting June 1st and you can grab block 4!

Awesome Work!


remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Monday, May 21, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

I know I have logged a ton of stuff in this week. Guess most of it was re-orders or special orders.

I do have one picture of fabric to show you.  These are Black and Gold flatfolds.  Flatfolds mean we do not have a lot.  Approximately 5 yards of each color that you see.  Last year when we got these we made the shop hop quilt out of them.  So a couple of the colors might be the ones you were looking for if you kept saying do you have that yellow with stars........lol

So if one of these interest you DO NOT wait!


remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This Week W/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi All

Now If your not paying attention your weekly email may have gone to junk.  We have changed the from email so that the ISP's may start to play nicer with each other.  You all know That C doesn't like A or V.  V doesn't like C etc.......lol.  All emails are really still coming from my email and all your out of office and other miscellaneous responses still come to my owner email, but pay attention since the extension is now quiltropolis.

Here is the link for this week @Quilters Depot if you  missed it.

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/ThisWeek@May19th.html

Now you ask what have I been doing this week?  Well most of it I have not been able to take pictures of since one is the boss's birthday gift and the second quilting project is I was doing my share of the shop hop block.  Not sure how much I can tease you before then so I won't take a picture.

Now in the world of knitting I did take a picture for you.

Here's my sock monkey.  See he has ears and and a body.  The piece on the ground is arm #1.  I actually think I'll have this done for next weekend!  Just arms, tail and mouth thingy to knit!


remember the one with the most projects going at once.........loses their mind first!


Jenn

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sneak Peak Shop Hop

I thought I'd do something special since I have a picture.

We are working hard on our Shop Hop Sample.  We have each building done that goes into our town.

This is a preliminary layout of our town.  Still need sashing and my special piece that I'm putting into it.

Thought I would tease you though and make you wish Shop Hop wasn't still a month away!  If you have not bought your passport we have less than 20 left to sell.  We do have the kickoff bracelet and charm that you can buy and be ready to collect the rest of the charms!


remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Success Stories _ BOM

Oooops did I forget to post yesterday.

Sorry I guess it's a slow week and I didn't feel like rambling on about nothing.

I have another BOM picture for you. Ignore the third one.  I'm not third what the third block is.  Might be number 3 but I don't think those are the colors I gave out....................lol

Enjoy! and keep up the good work!  and Yes that is all I have.  hmmmmm get busy people!  bring me your completed projects!  lol


remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Monday, May 14, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and SNOOPY!

Hopefully that got the attention of the people who have been asking me for cupcakes.

We had a lot of our Quilting Treasures/VIP fabrics come in this week.

First up is the Loralie and friends Cupcakes!  There is a panel and if you look the frist bolt on the floor has cupcakes all over it!


Next up is snoopy!  There is Charlie Brown's shirt fabric!  A panel of the characters.  Two tossed character and 2 solids!  These are awesome!  We already have a pillow case done and Mom is working on a bargello.
The bargello will be kitted.  If your interested stop in and tell us so we make enough!


The third set of fabric I'm not showing you a picture of.  It's some of the first Christmas fabrics already starting to flow in.  I'll tease you with that closer to Christmas in July!

Next is The grouchy ladybug and a solid!


Next up is red fabric with some glittering hearts on it.  I think this was back ordered and should have been in like ummmmmm February, but is still a pretty fabric for year round usage!


Finally, we have some Jelly Rolls for you.  If you want these you had better get in quickly!  These will not last once my employees get their hands on them!  If you like the Black and Gold just wait!  We have some flat folds that will be out in about a week!




Hope you all like the new fabrics!  Come on in and get them!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This Week w/Jenn (knitting and quilting)

Ok.  So usually on Sunday i give you the this Week Knitting @ headline.

I'm changing it up because this week I've been working on three projects.

Before I tell you about those here is the link for This Week @Quilters Depot!

http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ThisWeek@/ThisWeek@May12th.html

Now on to the fun stuff.

Project number one is my knitting.  I'm making a sock monkey!  This is for a cousin's gift at the end of the month.  I think i can. I think I can..........lol.  Now that I've started one of these I keep thinking of people I can make them for and in different colors!



My second project is a class sample for the July project class i will be teaching.  Start making your christmas yo yo's now!


The third project.  Yes I rotate.  1/2 hour on this. 1/2 hour on that.......lol  Is my boss's birthday gift.  So I could show you the picture of the design that I made but then she'd know what she was getting.  Wait til mid - june and i'll put the finished project in here.  Or maybe I won't.  I might have to blur out people to protect the slightly ummmmm never mind I'll get in trouble if I call her crazy or obsessed...............lol

So that is what Jenn has been doing this week!

Goal is to have most of the monkey done next week and the tree done and the pictures for bosses gift printed and cut to size!

I think I need a nap and I haven't even begun the week! lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Something Fun @Quilters Depot

Happy Friday!  We made it to the weekend!

I thought I'd share you a bonus blog entry this week and post something fun.

Most of you know I work a full time job in Downtown.  So sometimes you get to see things that others won't.  Believe me if I did not have to travel to Downtown I would never be there.......lol

So about a week ago as I stumbled my way to work.  (7am is wayyyyyy too early to see clearly)  As I was walking through I noticed what looked like people where they shouldn't be at that time of the day!  After looking closer I realized they were statues.  Thinking they were there to promote the upcoming Arts Festival I continued to stumble my way to work.........lol.  Some of them are a little bit creepy because they are so life like.  My favorite is the man painting the fountain since it's right next to said fountain........lol

Well there is a story behind the statues.  Check out the post gazette article.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/art-architecture/15-sculptures-dress-up-plazas-15-sculptures-dress-up-gateway-center-plazas-634380/?p=2

I only got a picture of a few of them. Hope you enjoy them!  If your in downtown they will be around for about 3 months!

remember the one who has to work in downtown sees weird things at 7am!


Jenn






Thursday, May 10, 2012

Month 2 of BOM!

Hi all!

Thought I'd share the pictures I have so far of Block 2 of the Mystery Quilt!  There's one Block 1 too.  You should be able to tell which one......lol

Everyone is doing a great job!  Most of you have picked up Block 3!  Can't wait to see those too!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn











Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot

It's over the Hump day!  Almost time for the weekend!

We logged a few new fabrics in last week!  Yes, the first is Christmas and YES those are the cardinals that we have had in the past.  We have two bolts!  The second picture is some marble heads you all have been waiting for to come in.  The last picture is 118 inch for those BIG quilts you need backing for!

Check them out!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

Happy Tuesday!

We have some great success story pictures for you this week!

We have a couple fun and done's to show you and a triple rail quilt to show you also.

Great work everyone!  Remember even if you have not finished bring it in when you do and have it's picture taken!






remember the one with the most completed projects wins!


Jenn