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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



Monday, September 30, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

It's another Monday!  We had a few things come in this week!

I finished kitting the Let's go Pens wall hanging!  So we now have them in stock for you!  The backing is different but just as awesome as this one!



We are now back in stock of the Starbella Stinger.  If you do not know which one that is.  It's the one I call the Pittsburgh Starbella!  Ie.  The black n gold!


We have some new Jelly rolls! Awesome price on these!


Finally, there are a few new fabrics in!  Love these colors.  I apologize for quality of the pictures.  I am trying to figure out settings that will enable me to tweet pictures on the fly.  I do not know if it's my phone or twitter and this is the lowest level of pictures and they still are not tweeting from my phone (sigh)  I promise to go back to a better quality for the blog next week!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn




Sunday, September 29, 2013

Week 5 Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

 Jenn's
Mystery Modern Quilt Along!


Email 5:
Step 1:
From Bag 1.  Pull out your 3” strips x wof.  Take 2 and sew together lengthwise.  You will have a 3.00” x ~80” strip.  Do with the second two 3” strips.
Pull out your 3.5” x wof fabric strips.  Sew together.  You will now have a 3.5” x ~80” strip.
Take your 2.25” x ~80” strip from the bag.  This is your outside strip.  Sew it to a 3.00” x ~80" strip.  Sew the 3.5” ~80” strip to this strip.  Finally sew the last 3” x ~80” strip.  Depending on WOF your seams may or may not line up.  Do not worry.  It will not matter in this quilt!
You will now have what I am calling your first completed block.  It should measure 10” by ~80 inches long.  Leave your uneven edges uneven.  We will worry about final length farther into the project.  Do not worry too much if your not exact in measurements! 
Place this block back into Bag 1 after pressing.
Step 2:
From Bag 8 repeat the above steps and put back in Bag 8.
You now have completed two of your 8 “blocks”
remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

I know it's Wednesday and I am late with the Success Stories, but you have to admit the pictures were worth two days of What's New!

Today we have a successful Curling Iron Cover.  (If you missed this we will be repeating right before Christmas).  Great Work PeggyW!


We also have what I am working on!  I have been searching for almost a year for a pattern to make myself a new blanket for my bed.  I found this cool Log Cabin pattern!  This is what I have done so far on the first block!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot - Day 2

In today's post we will show you the other new stuff!

We have new skeins of cotton yarn!

We have some Moda Mini Charms and Charms!  Hint my next project will be a mixture of those top two!


Finally, we have some pretty fabrics!  I want those cats but not sure what I would make!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, September 23, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday.

I am going to split up what's new into two days because we had a boat load of fabrics come in last week!

First up is 64 bolts of P&B Textiles Bear Essentials 2!

Now these bolts only have 6 yards on them.!  If you see one you want get in and get them.  Not sure when we would be ordering.  I will also say you have to beat my sales associates to it.  Some are already half gone due to them..............lol

Enjoy!









remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along Week4!

 Jenn's
Mystery Modern Quilt Along!




Email 4:
We have your first sewing instructions this week and more cutting.
Step1:
From Bag 1.  Take strip A and strip B from Bag 1 and sew together lengthwise so you end up with a 2.25 x ~80” strip (you might have a little longer or shorter strip but don’t worry we will take care of the length later) (~ means approximately). Put a safety pin in the top of this strip.  Put this strip back in Bag 1.
From Bag 8: Do the same as you did for Bag1.  Put a safety pin in the top of this strip like you did for the first one.

Step 2:
Pick Pick 6 colors.  Think of them as A, B, C, D, E and F.  I suggest different colors than what you have already used, but if you repeat up to 2 it will be ok.  You can also repeat 1 of the colors in your color scheme
Cut 2 strips of A, 3” x wof.  Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in Bag 8
Cut 2 strips of B, 3” x wof.  Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in Bag 8.
Cut 2 strips of C, 3” x wof. Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in Bag 8.
Cut 2 strips of D, 3” x wof.  Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in bag 8.
Your cutting size now changes! Pay attention!
Cut 2 strips of E, 3.5” x wof. Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in Bag 8
Cut 2 strips of F, 3.5” x wof. Place 1 strip in Bag 1 and 1 in Bag 8
remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Quilters Depot
http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ 4160 Library Rd
Pittsburgh Pa 15234
Lighthouse Plaza at the corner of
RT 88 and Connor Rd
 412-308-6236 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Need one more for Retreat!

Hi all!

Due to circumstances beyond one attendee's control she had to cancel out of the retreat.

The ladies who were on my waiting list can also not go.

As I write this I have one spot open.

Retreat info

Holiday Inn Express - Campbells Run Rd
Noon on Friday October 11th to Noon on Sunday October 13th.
You would be rooming with one of sales associates.
Cost would be $200 due by October 1st.

The first person who gets back to us can have the spot!  We have lots of goodies for you and some great Make &Take projects lined up for you!  Did I mention the food is awesome at this hotel!

thanks
Jenn

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

I think Tuesday blogs are my favorite.

One of the most favorite parts of my job and which keeps me going are YOUR success stories!

Here are a few from this week and last when I forgot to unload mom's camera!







Awesome work everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, September 16, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

We have two new things for you this week.

First I showed you some really cool Starbella Strata that makes cowls with no knitting or crocheting a couple of weeks ago.  I promised you new colors!  They are in! Check them out!  Remember you can get 3! cowls out of each skein!


We also got 2 new 108's in!  We have alot more due in so stay tuned!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week 3. Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along!


 Jenn's
Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

Email 3:
Are you ready for some cutting?  This is your easy week!
Pick 2 colors from your fabrics.  Make sure you have your ziplock bags

Let’s think of them as A and B for this week.    My pictures aren’t doing the fabrics justice.  Believe me!
Cut 2 strips of A 2.25” x wof (width of fabric).  Put 1 strip in bag 1 and 1 in bag 8.
Cut 2 strips of  B 2.25” x wof.  Put 1 strip in bag 1and put 1 strip in bag 8.



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot (Day 2 the employees)

I figured since I am not doing my weekly emails on what I'm doing I would do it this way.

First up is Jane's quilt!  Can you see what it is?  Take a look!


Do you see it?  It's a Star Wars Storm Trooper!  Jane took the design from a crochet pattern and designed this quilt!  I so want to make one.  Not sure what I'd do with it though!

Next up is my success story!  I finished my second Tennesee Monkey!

Here she is! Yes I decided the monkeys are female since they are for two little girls!

And here she is with her twin sister!

And this is the store's newest little animal.  This is Mr. Googly.  I was blowing off steam on Saturday and procrastinating doing my next Starbella scarf and this is what I came up with.  I think he's kinda cute.  Check him out in the window when you stop by!


This week I am long arming!  If I remember I'll take some pictures well the first one I won't because it's a gift for someone who might read the blog.  The rest I will though!  Plus i want to have two starbella samples done this week of some newer yarns that we have in!

I also forgot to say I forgot to unload mom's camera again. (sigh).  There might have been more success stories.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot! Day 1

Once again I am splitting up the Success Stories!

One is Mom and daughter Duo Julie and Ella!

This is Mom's Quilt!

These are Ella's Scarves!  I love these scarves!



Awesome work ladies!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, September 9, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

This week we have 3 bolts of fabric for your viewing and buying pleasure!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Week 2 Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along @Quilters Depot!

Email 2:
Welcome to Jenn’s Mystery Modern Quilt Along @Quilters Depot.
Step 1:  I would like you to collect 8 different fabrics.  You will need at least 1 and 1/4 yard of each.  You should have extra left over for your stash.  We will be doing 2.5 to 3.5 inch strips x wof (width of fabric) in this quilt along.  As you go along you might be able to stash bust if you want.  I bought all new because this quilt is for me!  You can do 8 shades of one or two colors or be wild like what you see below.  I went with hot pink and blue because those are my favorite colors.
Step 2: I would also like you to find 8 ziplock bags and label them 1 to 8.  (The mystery starts)

You will now have a week to get your fabrics.  Remember if you come in to the store and you are signed up or are signing up you will get 10% on these fabrics.


remember the one with the most stash wins!
jenn

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Upcoming Quilt Shows in the Area!

I just thought I'd take a minute and let you know about two upcoming Quilt shows in our area that we have been asked to publicize!

Beaver Valley Piecemakers 19th Annual Quilt Show
Location - Holy Family Parish
1851 3rd Ave.
New Brighton, Pa 15066
Dates and Time - Oct. 11th and 12th 10-5
Oct. 13th 11-4
Approximately 100 quilts judged by a National Quilt Association Judge. The theme this year is 2 color quilts. Also, quilt and sewing machine raffles, vendors, café with homemade food, and a boutique. Admission is $7 and children 12 and under free.




Quilt Company East Quilt Guild 2013 Quilt Show
Location - Beulah Presbyterian Church in Churchill Pa
2500 McCrady Rd, Pittsburgh Pa 15235
Dates: October 31, November 1 and 2 2013


remember the one with the most stash wins.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot Day 2

Here are the rest of our success stories for the week!

Our Travel Iron Case!

One of our stained glass angels!  I love this color combo!

Another successful Bargello!

Awesome work everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot (day 1)

Since I am short on ideas to post about this week and once again it's closing at the bank my brain is a little fried.

I will split up our success stories up into 2 days for your viewing enjoyment!  Awesome work to Peggy W (first three quilts) and a big shout out to the customer who did the last dress quilt!





remember finish projects make the blog even if they weren't our project!  I love the Asian Dresses!

Jenn

Monday, September 2, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday!  Happy Labor Day!  I hope you all have a great relaxful day!

First yes I know I had a couple spelling errors in yesterdays kickoff email for the quilt along.  I don't understand why spell check doesn't know right = write.  (sigh)

We logged a bunch of stuff in last week but it was all some of the notions that we were out of!  We also got a refill of some of our Moda Marbles in!  What we did have new was a new type of Starbella Yarn.  This one is a no Knit Yarn!  All you have to do is stretch the yarn and you have an instant Cowl!  You can get two out of one skein!  In just 10 minutes you can have an awesome piece of clothing for yourself or make tons of Christmas gifts.  We have two colors in right now and more coming in!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Week 1 Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along @Quilters Depot!

Email 1:
Knit Alongs are all the rage!  This got me thinking.  Why not do a Quilt ALong?  I need a new quilt and I have been collecting fabric. 
I have been told I have a very eclectic quilting view.  I love traditional stuff but I’m not one to follow patterns. I like simple things.  I like bright.  A few people have labeled me as the Modern Quilter in the store.  I have decided that this is a Modern Quilt.  It does not have all the aspects of the modern quilt but is definitely in that realm!
Starting next Sunday, September  8th you will receive an email (There is no signup REQUIRED, but I would love to know who is following!) with the first instructions.
The emails are going to go out to my email list.  If you are on my weekly email I have put you on this email list.  If you do not want to receive the quilt along email weekly for the next 12 weeks you can unsubscribe or just hit delete or let me know and I will remove you.  I hope you all will follow along  even if you are not making the quilt.
 I do not care where you are in the world!  Join my Mystery Modern Quilt Along!   Depending how ambitious I am at the end I may write this up to be a regular pattern and kitting.  I have check the pattern and you may not come out to the exact measurements depending on how you cut.  This is my disclaimer that this is my first pattern I am writing like this!  Please be patient.  It's easy and flexible!
You will get an email every week as we make an approximate twin size (70x88) quilt.  Since this is a quilt along, it is a 12 week project.  Yikes you say!  I say it will be a totally unique pattern that is coming straight from my brain to your email!  Any likeness to any other quilt is coincidental!    You all know I do not like patterns.  I create my own!  This might be the yikes of the email......lol  You will get this Jenn’s Mystery Modern Quilt Pattern to use going forward!   If that in itself is not enough reason to do this I do not know what is.  The level of this quilt along is Confident Beginner.  There is cutting and piecing so you have to know how to quilt!  Remember this is about having fun!  Do not stress if things are not exact!
This will cost you nothing to follow.  If you decide to do it you will need fabric of course.  If you are able you can probably raid your stash or you can buy new.   
If you come into the store and you have told me you are doing the quilt along you will get 10% off the purchases.
I would love if you would send me pictures of your quilt along so I can post on the blog and give you all the props you deserve as we go along!

Remember the one with the most stash wins! Jenn