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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



Thursday, November 29, 2012

December's Happy Hour @Quilters Depot!

I made it to Thursday with Blogs!

I'm getting better at this.......lol

Today I want to tell you about December's Happy Hour!

I am excited about this one!

Happy Hour w/Anne - Hand Piecing!

Come learn how to hand piece.  We will give each of you a couple of charms, a needle and thread and Anne will show you how to hand piece.

I have hopes I can do this in front of the TV, be good at it, and get more projects done!

We shall see!  How about you?  We have some great notions to show you to help you with your hand piecing!

See you there?!

When:
Tuesday, December 11th @6pm.
Thursday, December 13th @10:30am
Saturday, December 15th @12:30pm


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Upcoming December Classes!

It's over the Hump Day!

Let's go over some more of the December classes!

Attic Window:
You have seen mom's samples above the cash register for 3 years.  You can put anything into your attic window!  Make a cool Christmas theme or show off what you want to see in the window.  Once you know this concept you can do anything. You can put pictures of your grandkids or favorite pets in the window!

This is a TWO week class!

Session 1: Fridays, December 7th and 14th from 6pm to 9pm.

Session 2: Mondays, December 10th and 17th from 1 to 4pm!

Teacher: Pauline Shushnar.  Cost: $25 + supplies

HURRY AND REGISTER!



Next up.........................

Make & Take - Baby Cloth Books!

You have seen these awesome panels that when constructed make a flip book for baby to read and play with!  Whether you need to learn how to do the book or you just want to make one for someone.  In three hours you will be done with this great little project!  We have two types for you to make.  See below for the pictures.

When:
Session 1: Wednesday, December 12th @1 to 4pm.
Session 2: Thursday, December 13th @6 to 9pm
Session 3: Wednesday, December 19th @10:30am to 1:30

Teacher: Jane Casne             Cost: $15+supplies




remember those who do project classes or learning classes @quilters depot have fun and accomplish things!

Jenn

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

It's Tuesday!

That means success stories!

These are two of the three kids 101 Bargellos!  The third I will eventually have.  She was out of town for the last class.  We hope she brings it in for a picture in the near future. I will then show you!

Great work Girls!



remember the one who finishes projects gets their picture taken and spotlighted in the blog!

Jenn

Monday, November 26, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hi Ladies

Today is the kind of Day I like.  I took the whole day off from ALL my jobs!  No bank due to a vacation day and I stayed away from the store.

It's Also the kind of day I like because I can show you a whole bunch of new fabric!

This is all Windham fabrics!  The good news I got it on sale so I am passing the savings along to you!

Everything you see is $8/yard!!!!!!!!!!!  The colors are beautiful and so's the fabric!  Hurry in and get these awesome fabrics!









remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi All

I'm rushing to get this done this afternoon so it makes the cut off for the email that blogger sends out.

I've been making Christmas Chocolate since 11am to about 3 and all I want to say is BahHumbug!  I'm not done either which means a second Sunday without being able to earn extra money by LongArming.

I did do a quick quilt top this week at the store.  A naughty Firemen quilt for a friend in San Francisco Area whose hubby is a firemen and she spends alot of nights alone while he is serving the community.  I hope Wednesday night to get it on the Fusion so I can pro-Stitch some awesome designs I found for it.  I will post pics when everything on it is done.

I'm still knitting Christmas gifts.  Bah humbug to that too at this point.  Yes I'm not in the holiday mood................lol

What else did I do.  I ordered a bunch of Cestari Yarn.  You got that on Friday's blog and we hired a Knitting Teacher.  Wendy will be starting her first class in January making knitted felted house slippers!    We are going to start tailoring our knitting classes as Project classes.  So if you like the project come on in.  Want to learn a new technique let us know and we will plan something!

Stay tuned to tomorrow's email for all the awesome and affordable fabrics I logged in on Friday night!

remember the one who has the most stash wins!

Jenn

p.s.  On Thanksgiving I wrapped Christmas gifts.  Here are the furrgirls helping!







Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday Bonus Blog @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

I just have to throw this out and tell you some knitting news!

a) We have a boatload of new yarn coming in!  I met with the owner/founder of Cestari Yarns  www.cestariltd.com  on Wednesday and I went wild!  In the next two weeks we will have some of the finest wools and wool mixes that I have ever touched!  And they are very very reasonably priced!  I will post pictures once it comes in.  You may have to fight me for them........lol

b) On December 6th we will be having our first Knit Club from 5pm to 9pm at Quilters Depot.  In conjunction with the yahoo group PghKnitters we welcome anyone who does knitting, crochet, hand work of any kind to come in and have some fun and work on their projects. If we have enough people we will all chip in for pizza.  This event is free!

c) If you are lonely with the local yarn store closing and want to knit we have found 1 of the 2 teachers we are looking for!  Come in and talk to us about what you want in knitting classes!  I want to make Quilters Depot the place to be for knitters!  Any level welcome!

And remember we are open til 8pm tonight and we are having an awesome sale!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mom and I and the rest of our Staff would like to wish all of you a very very.................





HAPPY THANKSGIVING!








Did you get your Black Friday Spectacular email?  If not go check your email!  Always remember to look in junk if you don't like me and haven't made me safe yet!  lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Upcoming Classes @Quilters Depot

Happy Wednesday and day before Thanksgiving!

I am already thinking about the stuffing I'm going to eat!

I wanted to take a quick moment and tell you about three classes that will be coming up very quickly at Quilters Depot.

All are repeats so don't miss them.  It may be the last time for awhile we have them!

1) Locker Hooking Trivet!

First the deal is if you took this class previously you can for FREE come in and work on your project if you have not finished it.

It is now a two week class!  Make a great Locker Hooking Trivet

When:  Saturdays, December 1st and 8th @9am to noon!  Teacher: Peggy Gibson

 

2) Beginners Applique 

This is also a two week class!  You have seen some of the cute towels that have been done in this class!  This is yet another quick and easy gift you can still make for Christmas!

When:  Saturdays, December 1st and 8th @Noon to 3pm.  Teacher: :Peggy Gibson


Now if your really feeling productive you could take both and spend the whole day with me and Peggy!

3) Quilt as you go!

This is one of the several techniques out there on Quilting as you go!  Join Lisa and get learn how to do this great technique to get your quilts done faster and easier!

This is also a two week class!

When: Tuesdays, December 4th and 11th @1 to 4pm.
Teacher: Lisa Trozzi



I will remind you of rest of the classes and sewing circles and such next week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot

What's New?

Ummmm  hmmmmmmmmm it's Thanksgiving week!

I do have some stuff that should be in this week.  Mostly re-orders however we have 20+ bolts coming in from a distributor.  It was shipped last week so stay tuned you are going to love these fabrics!

I am not sure with the holiday when it will be in.

Of course the other thing that is new is our 2013 BOM.  Yes I know I just posted this on Friday, but it's still new!


remember to keep your eyes open for your Black Friday  Spectacular email on Thursday!

Jenn

Monday, November 19, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday!

Here is our latest class that was held over the weekend.  Pat showed 2 ladies and 1 younger lady how to make Christmas stocking!

If you like this Christmas stocking you to can still take the class.  I am doing Success Stories early this week because you can still sign up for the class that is tomorrow night!

Two sessions left!

Tuesday, November 20th (that's tomorrow!) from 6pm to 9pm!

or

Monday, November 26th @1pm to 4pm.  Register by 3pm on 11am on the 26th!

These make very very quick gifts if you still need ideas for those special people in your life!






all supplies can be bought when you come in for the class so REGISTER NOW!

remember the one who takes classes @ Quilters Depot have fun and get projects done!

Jenn

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi Everyone!

I'm going to bore you today because I have not really been crafty this week.

I am still working on knitting Christmas gifts but it was just another dishcloth and not yet finished washcloth. You have seen those several times through the fall so I won't post it.

I did not touch my fireman quilt I was going to start.  I need to sit down and come up with a design so I can start it.  Do I be lazy and just take X amount and put one border on it and quilt it or do I fussy cut the firmen and do sashing and do it more fancy.  Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

I've done a lot of computer work if that counts.  Don't expect a Wacky Wednesday this week.  However, expect a BIG email on Thanksgiving announcing our Black Friday Spectacular!

Anne decorated the store on Friday night and I did some on Saturday so we are officially in Christmas mode even though I personally think it's too early.

Please remember that we are looking for Teachers.  Quilting and Knitting.  I should have an interview with one knitting teacher this week but I am possibly looking for multiple people to give you all lots of classes and projects.  Same goes with Quilting!

I have a big meeting on Wednesday in the store with a yarn distributor.  I just love this company's yarn and hopefully will be getting some into it.  Maybe I can make up a little for the yarn store closing in the area.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bonus Friday Blog!

Happy Friday everyone!

I am giving you a special Bonus Blog this week to announce our BOM for 2013


this one is going to be so much fun and is beautiful!  Register early so you get the color wave of your choice and you don't have to put up with my weirdness since I didn't design it!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Quilters Depot needs Teachers!

It's Thursday and I have blogged all week!

How about that!  lol

So today I would like to post that we are looking for teachers!  I would like the teachers to just be teachers at this point.  If you would like to be a sales associate that may be something we can discuss!

1) Quilting Teacher

First a concept class teacher!  I have been a tad been slack on replacing Andrae and have figured out over the weekend that I am not offering you all enough classes!  I like having a full calendar and giving you lots of great things to make.

So you think hmmmm maybe but I have not ever taught.  Or what are you looking for Jenn?

What I am looking for:

Can Quilt........lol

Can teach one class a month in two sessions.  one day session and one night session or a day and saturday or a night and saturday if you work full time.  You do not have to have previous teaching experience.  Just be willing to learn and adjust as you go!

You tell me what you want to teach.  Come up with an idea. Make a sample and present it to me.  I am thinking concept classes that may or may not teach a new idea.  It might be new to the person taking the class or is a project class that people just love and want to make it!

Interested?  Bring some samples of your work in and talk to Jenn about the details!

2)Knitting Teacher

I am looking for a new knitting teacher!  Would like to have day/evening and weekend classes.  Should be able to teach a 101 class to adults or youngsters as needed.  However, I want projects!  I want you to be able to lead the way for me and the other knitters to create awesome clothing/toys/gifts/ etc!

I want to expand the number of people who are coming in!  I would love to start a club where we meet one night a month to just have fun and knit!  The more the merrier but I want someone there to be able to help if anyone runs into trouble!

So if you are interested come in and talk to me (Jenn) about what type of knitting we can re-start up at the depot!  Basically you can make this a position that you want it to be with a little help from the boss's ideas..........lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Last chance to register for these Quilters Depot Classes!

So I mentioned I was getting in a rut with my blog titles.

This is a new one........lol

So if you want to make the awesome Dresden plates you have been seeing in the success stories you must register NOW!  Friday night the class starts @6pm!  Mom is Teaching and she can see again!



How about the Christmas stocking class.  We have one young girl in the Saturday class.  Would be a GREAT kids class for your children or grandchildren.  As an Adult this is a great quick class to get at least one Christmas gift done!  Register now for Saturday 17th @9am, Tuesday, the 20th @6pm or Monday, 26th @1pm!


Call and Register!

remember classes @ the depot are FUN!

Jenn

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Happy Tuesday.

Can you believe how cold it got!  brrrrrrrr

I am not ready for this.  I wasn't ready two weeks ago and don't want it now!  Hopefully nothing will fall from the sky for the next three months until it warms up!

I think Tuesday Blogs are my favorite.  I love to show off what you all are working on!

We have BOM's, Stained glass and Misc this week!






 These were of course in no particular order.  I love them all but I bet you can figure out which was my favorite..........lol

remember the one with completed projects gets in my blog!

Jenn

Monday, November 12, 2012

What's New @Quilters Depot!

I think I am in a rut!

Is it a good thing to use the same titles week in and week out for the blogs?  lol

Oh well.  I am a creature of habit......lol

Here is what's new this week!


I will admit the notions I logged in I think Mom bought or were ordered for people special so I do not even have something exciting in that to tell you about!

oh well!

Talk to you tomorrow.

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

P.S.  Happy Veterans Day again since today is the Bank's and governements version of the holiday!  I think they deserve two days, don't you!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

This Week W/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

So no Sunday football, what are you doing today.

Me?  I am writing the newsletter for November/December.

Doing the blogs.

Watching nascar.

So what did I do this week?  I knitted cup cozies.  I think I did about 6.........lol  I love projects that I can do in one evening!  I still think I have two to do for Christmas gifts.  Definately one.  Have not decided if the second will get one or not.

Here is a picture of one friend's whole family's cup cozies........lol  Not sure which one belongs to which family member though.  Oh well I'll flip a coin when I wrap them!


So tonight I hope to start some more knitted handtowels.  I think I can see the end of Christmas gift making list!

Hope you are too!

Happy Veterans Day to all the Veterans and the ones fighting for our freedom now!  Remember we are collecting for them and if you got your email this weekend it would be an awesome time to donate some supplies!

P.S. I'm in the store tomorrow come visit and let's see what your working on for Christmas!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Friday, November 9, 2012

Reminder from Quilters Depot

Hi

Yes we skipped a few days of blogging!  I wanted to get this blog out so you have time if you do your grocery shopping this weekend to get some extra stuff.  What stuff do you want us to get?

Well this is your reminder that Sunday is Veterans Day and that Quilters Depot is collecting supplies for the troops this month.  We are collecting items and cash for postage.  Check out the newsletter for a list of the items.  The list is on page 3!


We are also collecting knitted helmet liners!

If you bring in your donation on Monday, November 12th you will get 15% off any purchase you make!.  This is only for the one day even though we are collecting all month!  I will be off from the bank and will be working so come visit me and bring me stuff for the men and women who are protecting this country!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Jenn

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Here are this week's success stories!


A bunch of our BOM block!








A dresden success story!


Keep up the great work everyone!

remember finish your projects and you get into the blog!

Jenn