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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!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pennsylvania 2013 Shop Hop!

Quilters Depot is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the FIRST Pennsylvania Shop Hop!

This hop will include shops from all across our GREAT state of Pennsylvania.  We will eventually have a list of the stores participating before it starts On July 1st.  You have from then to September 2nd to stop by the participating stores and collect a free pattern.  Each store will give you a row pattern!  The first hopper to return a quilt to a participating store (that means at least 8 rows, quilted and bound) will receive a great gift of 25 fat quarters.  If your completed quilt has our shop row in it and you turn it in to us you will get a bonus!
The theme of this shop hop is is fairs and festivals! If you are traveling the state this is a great way to visit some stores and make a great quilt!  Mom is designing our row as we speak!  Stay tune for updates!

Check out the   facebook page  for the official shop hop!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

It's Tuesday.  In my world it's just Monday a day late.  I am sure many of you felt the same as we all dragged ourselves back to work this morning.

The first success stories is NancyP's Mosaic block!  Great work!

I will admit there might be more success stories this week, but I completely forgot to check Mom's camera on Saturday.

The other success story is the Knit the Bridge project!  We had our event on Saturday and look at our pile of panels and pieces of panels!  I know I have a few more people getting theirs in!  I can't wait for the yarn bombing!  Remember you have until Saturday, June 1st to turn your pieces into Quilters Depot!  The ones in the back are full panels!  Yes look how high the pile is!  The pieces in front are ones I brought home this weekend to put together and of course mine ar right in front!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day!

Since I did not get any new fabrics or toys in this week to show you today will be a simple blog!


Thank you to all those that have served, those that are serving and their families!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Happy Sunday!

So this week I was on the Handiquilter alot!  I did a baby quilt (I cannot post pic since it is a gift), I did 2 quilts for mom.  They are charity quilts that alot of you worked on making us heart blocks!  I also did 2 quilts on the one at home early this morning!

You'd think one of these days I'd learn to take pics of what I do.  Oh well!

This week my goal has been to get as much of my blocks for knit the bridge done as possible.  I actually did take a picture of my blocks.  I have 1.5 to go!  I also brought a few home over the weekend to piece together from the blocks we were given!  I have done 7 full 8x8 blocks so far.  Am on #8 which is half way done and then I have my 9th to make an 8x72 panel.  I think that's only 1/4 of a panel but that's as much as I could get done.  I know I hope to maybe be able to see my piece on the bridge!

Pens have advanced!  Time to take on the Bruins and take down Jagr!  lol  I appreciate all of you who pardon my screaming in the evenings when the games are on at the store!

This week finish Knit the Bridge.  I have at least 1 quilt on the fusion at the store.  Possibly 2 if the second one comes in on time.  Plus one on the home machine!  I really wish I could do this stuff full time......lol

Have a great week everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Friday, May 24, 2013

Bonus Friday Blog! -Original Sewing &Quilt Expo

Wow!  I had enough ideas for the whole week of blogs!

I actually think I had more but will hold off until next week on those!

I just wanted to remind you or tell you that the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is back in the Burgh in August!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot (post 2) FRIENDSHIP BLOCK EXCHANGE!

If you are reader of my blog or a customer you know we did a Friendship Block Exchange a few months ago!

On Saturday we had a get together to meet who had our blocks and whose we had! We got to see how different the same blocks can look!

Great work everyone!  I will try to get a second one planned for later in the year!  We had about 50% of our participants come in.  My quilt is not pictured.  It was fuzzy!  You have seen it though!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

It's over the Hump Day!

It's also day 1 of Success stories!

Here are a Quilt Magic frog!  If you want to take this class your chances are running out!  Check your calendar for the next classes!

We also have a quilt that was getting done in a hurry for a wedding.  Both pictures were taken as it was on the fusion!  PeggyW was using my Stanley Cup design!  You can't really see it from the picture though.  The quilt was done by her daughter Jackie! Great work ladies!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot (post 2)

It's Tuesday!

Did you survive Monday?

Yesterday we did the newest fabrics that came in.  Today is little different.  These fabrics have been in the store for months.  I can hear you now saying, "Jenn, we know you love your fabrics but we want them too!  Why are you hiding them?"

Well these bolts were from the 1st 2013 BOM of the year!  Now that we have all the kits cut and patterns sorted we can sell YOU the beautiful fabrics!  We have approximately 25 bolts of the RJR Primrose Collection!  If you are doing the BOM think ahead for backing?  Do you just love the colors?  We also have 3 Full kits for you to buy and some kits of just the patterns. That way if you love the blocks but not the fabric you can make your own version!  We also have 1 kit that is a lap size pattern and is less expensive!  The quilt is in the window for a few weeks until the sun becomes too strong!  Check it out!

Mom is already planning on making a Bargello from some of these1  Awesome idea!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Monday, May 20, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot (post1)

Hi all!

We are going to have two days of What's new this week!  Today are the items that I logged in.  Tomorrow is a special What's New!

We got a lot of great fabrics in this week!  I will tell you some of these were $8/yard.  However, you have to come in to see which ones.  Am I sneaky?  It could be also that I really do not remember and I lose my notes that I make myself.  You decide which is the answer...........lol

Remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Happy Sunday!

Are you all ready for game 3 tonight!  I am!  Especially since "Once Upon a Time" is done for the season.  Gives me something to watch and try to forget it is Sunday night!

I finished a couple quilts on the Fusion this week!  However, I did not take pictures.  Yes, I know I need to work on that!

I was knitting all week too.  I am trying really hard to get my 8x72 piece of a panel done for the Knit the Bridge.  I am on block 5 of 9.  My goal is to have 5, 6 and 7 done by Saturday afternoon.  Then finish up the last two blocks by the 1st!  Remember if also are working on it Quilters Depot is a drop off point!  Our event is next Saturday the 25th from 9:30 to 1:30pm!  Be Hip2BSquared and bring your blocks or panels in and work or help sew pieces together!  I can't wait to see the bridge covered!

Have a GREAT week everyone!  LET'S GO PENS!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Knit the Bridge - Our event @Quilters Depot is fast approaching!

It's Thursday!

I know you all do not knit.  However do you crochet?

Do you want to be a part of Pittsburgh history!?!

I have been telling you and anyone who comes into the store about Knit the Bridge!  The deadline for getting your pieces/panels in is fast approaching!  We need everything turned into us at the store by June 1st!

We however are having our Knit the Bridge event Saturday May 25th from 9:30 to 1:30.  Want to be Hip 2 B Squared with us?  Want to donate.  Make a panel or make some 8x8 squares that we will put together to make the bigger panels!  Come in and work on your pieces or come hlep put pieces together!

All you need is acrylic yarn and the desire to make history.  The excitement is building and time is running short!

I am on I think my 3rd 8x8.  I want to have 9.  Are we making bets if I finish?  lol

Also on that Saturday, come meet our new knitting teacher Kristen and let's start to plan what you want in a knitting program at the @quiltersdepot!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

QOV - Collecting

I heard about this effort to provide quilts to our armed forces members from a lady in the Mon Valley Quilt Club this week.  As you know I have done long arm quilting for them and we have done quilts for a local organization also.

"The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL those service members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs).
This foundation is not about politics. It's about people."  QOFV has donated over 84,000 quilts to our soldiers, including more than 200 already in May.

QOVF wishes to accumulate enough donated blocks to make 100 quilts to celebrate their 10th anniversary by November, 2013.
They have a very easy block pattern posted on their website for this purpose.  See below for picture!   Hopefully it is big enough to see!  Not only does the block work up quickly, but the pieces are small enough to come out of your scrap basket!  The QOVF asks only that the colors in the block be red, white (or cream) and blue.  If you decide to make a block to support our armed forces, they ask that you mail the block to:
Karen Demaree, QOV Director, PO Box 628,  Platteville, WI. 53818.   

We are also collecting the blocks and will them mailed out for you as we get ours done.  I am putting a deadline of August 1st on this so we can get them mailed out in time!

You can check out their website at: www.qovf.org  (Be careful typing in the address. QOV is an unassigned name and qovf.com is an oriental website!    Here you can see their mission, photos of soldiers with their quilts, additional patterns, etc.

This is a way to support our troops doing something we love.  Hope you decide to participate.

I would like to thank my friend Getta from the Mon Valley Quilt club for forwarding and I basically copied her email into my blog for the information.  I did change a few things..........lol  I hope that you will all take an hour or two out of your time to help our soldiers! 

remember our troops!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

Here are all the successful products that were brought in the past two weeks.

Yes I finally unloaded the camera!

Great work everyone!  If you cannot tell from the picture. The first is pooh quilt and the block is from the Spring 2013 BOM and then we have NancyP's quilt and the quilting on it!  The last quilt is a signature quilt!
Remember to bring in your completed projects for us to awwww over!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Monday, May 13, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday!  Here are our new fabrics!  Check out those Black N Gold's on the bottom!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mother's out there!

I haven't posted a pic of my baby lately (yes the furry one) so here is what Princess Abbie was doing while I tried to fold the laundry this morning.  Sorry it's a little dark.  I didn't feel like turning the light on.

I finished two quilts on the Pro-Stitcher this week.  I did a baby quilt for Jane with some really cute bears!
I also put my friendship block quilt on and quilted that.  My goal was just to finish the quilt top so getting the quilting done was an added bonus!

I have my next quilt all ready to piece.  It's a cheater baby quilt that I need to get done for a gift.  I really hope the next quilt is the one I have been trying to start for months.  MINE!  lol

In knitting I have continued to work on my 101 project.  All of these 9 blocks will be put together for a pillow!  You might say why are you taking a 101 class you know how to knit.  Truthfully, I have never had one and I am learning a lot of things I was doing wrong and techniques I did not know!  Also is a picture of my new ball swift and winder.  Need a ball of yarn wound.  Buy it from us and we will wind it for free.  Bring it in depends on my mood........hahaha

Have a good week everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


p.s.  i forgot to say wooooooooohoooooooo way to go Pens!  Onto round 2!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

It's Tuesday!  Today will be the last blogs this week.  I am short on ideas this week to blog on!

Second I am sorry this should be a two day post, but I forgot to unload the camera so I only had the ones on my phone.  That just means more pics next week!

First up is a beautiful applique quilt!  Made with our fabrics our customer wanted to show it to us!  Great work!

Next up are our success stories for the Sewing Machine Caddy class we had on Saturday!  Next up is the Sewing Machine Cover in June!

Great work everyone!

remember take classes or finish projects and let me take pics and you make the blog!


Monday, May 6, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday.

This week we have only a couple of new things for you to see!

First up is the yarn!  You know I love my yarn as much as my fabric!

We have two new colors and we have restocked again on the black/gold!

We also have a few skeins of hand painted 100% cotton!  I am in love with both of these colors.

Here is the fabric we got in!  Very Very Pretty and if I remember right these are well below the $10/yard mark so if you love them get them!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Happy Sunday!

I did laundry. I quilted a customers quilt.  I am fighting with the computer.  I gave Bernie a hair cut. (no blood to show for it either).  Now watching the hockey game and the Talledega race. phewwww

I am also doing computer work.

This week I've been working on my Knit the bridge project.  I have 3.5 of my panels done out of 9.  I have been working on my pillow class pieces.

I also did a quick wall hanging on the fusion for a customer.  I started to re-organize the store some.  Wait til you see it.  It looks so much more open!

The big thing I did this week is I worked on my Friendship Block Quilt!  I only have one more border to put on and I hope to do that one evening this week!  It's going to be a little bigger than what I instructed people to make, but I know what I did to do it and it's an ok thing in my opinion.  Would you believe this is the first on point quilt I have done!  Stay tuned after the happy hour we have on the 18th and I will have pictures of my finished quilt and the others also!

remember the one with the most stash wins!