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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!


Thursday, October 31, 2013


Just a reminder that tomorrow night is UFO night!  Friday, November 1st!

5pm to whatever(usually 8:30 or 9pm)!

We supply the pizza, the room to sew and good fun!  You add yourselves for a successful UFO!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Early hours this week!

I just thought I'd remind you that we are following winter hours which means we close at 5pm instead of 6 unless we have classes.

If you are used to us being open late on Wednesday and Thursday nights for classes; we are not this week!  We are all going to go home and nap!  (jk.  well I might........lol)

Thursday night is Halloween so the doors may even close at 4:55 so if you need something get yourselves in there early!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

We have several pictures for you this week!

Some are classes.  Some are from miscellaneous projects people have been working on!

Remember you can also get your picture in the blog by bringing in your finished projects and telling us you want to be in the blog!

A curling iron holder from a class several weeks agao!  This wasn't PeggyW's 1st one!  She loves them so much she has made several!

Two of the 4 people in the knitting class finished their Laura Nelkin Necklaces!  The blue set is mine.  Yes I knit way toooooo tight!  I ripped out and am making another one!  Awesome work to Joann B on her red one.  I'll have a picture in next week of my new blue one!  We still have kits available in several colors if you are a knitter and want to make these.

This is Marilyn'S's table mat!  Awesome work!

A success story from our Disappearing 4 patch from a couple week's ago!

This weekend's twister class!

Awesome work everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Monday, October 28, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hi All!

We have some great new fabrics for you this week!  And If I remember right these are priced at $9/yard!  There are three yellows also but I lost the picture!  UGH!  These are very vibrant and pretty!

We also re-stocked on some of our staple notions!  Come on in!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Email 9. Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along

Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

Email 9 ,
Start with picking 4 colors.  A B C and D.  Hint this is going to look a lot like block 3.  Use same colors or change it up.

Cut 1 strip of A 3” x wof
Cut 1 strip of  B 3” x wof
Sew A and B together for a 3” x~80” strip.  Call this strip 1.

Cut 1 strip of  C 3” by wof
Cut 1 strip of  D 3” by wof
Sew C and D together lengthwise to make a 3” x ~80” strip. Call this strip 2.

Pick 2 more colors.  They can be from the first four or different ones.  E and F
Cut 1 strip of E 3.5 x wof
Cut 1 strip of F 3.5 x wof
Sew these two strips together lengthwise to make a 3.5” x ~80”  strip.  Call this strip 3.
Now sew together strip 1, 2, and 3 to make a 8.5 x ~80”  piece.  This is now Block 5.  Put it in that bag.
remember the one with the most stash wins

Quilters Depot
4160 Library Rd
Pittsburgh Pa 15234
Lighthouse Plaza at the corner of
RT 88 and Connor Rd

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Santa's Workshop for Kids!

Santa's Workshops for Kids!

Every Saturday in November, our teachers will be teaching your kids some great crafts that
they can use to make gifts for their teachers and loved ones! The classes will be $15 a class. If you sign up for 4 or 5 of the classes you will get a Quilters Depot $15 gift card back. Each class is from noon to 3pm! They will be using our tools unless specified. If at the end they would like to buy what they are using they can! YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE!

Santa's Workshop - Yarn Fun!

Join Kristen Strom from noon to 3pm on Saturday November 2nd, as she teaches your kids how to make pompom’s (decorate gifts,clothing, make garland, put on pillows(see nov30th class)) and learn how to knit a basic bracelet! Once they can knit this they can advance to larger projects! Open to girls and boys ages 6 and up! We will be using pompom makers and size 8 knitting needles. If you have them, bring them. If not we will supply them and the scrap yarn!

Santa's Workshop - Markers and Rubber Band Fun! 

Join Peggy Gibson and me, Jenn from Noon to 3pm as we take one of the skills we all have, using markers to color, and learn how to make quilt fabric! We have a lot of different coloring pages (including penguins, cats, unicorns and sports!) we can use to make pictures for gift frames or a bigger block they can then use in a bigger project (check out
week 5’s class). If your child has an Ipad, have them bring it along. They can color on that and then print! We will also be teaching them how to make the popular rubber band bracelets that are all the rage! We will have a Rainbow loom on hand, but we will also be teaching them how to make them by just using an old fashion latch hook. This is so if Santa does not bring them a loom for Christmas they can make all their friends and relatives bracelets! If you have a latch hook bring one with you! If not they can use mine! Open to boys and girls all ages! We do ask though if they are under six that an adult stays with them!

Santa's Workshop - Hair Ribbons and Fabric Wreaths!

Come Join Pat Renihan on Saturday, Nov 16th, from Noon to 3pm as she teaches everyone how to make hair ribbons and fabric wreaths! Makes great little gifts for their friends and relatives! We will be supplying the ribbon and buttons needed. Hot gluing will be done by Pat or assistant on hand! We will supply the plastic lids and fabric tubes to make some great Christmas decorations! Open to all boys and girls 6 and up!

Santa's Workshop - Yo Yo Tree

Come Join Deb Will on Saturday, November 23rd, from Noon to 3pm as Deb teaches your kids how to make Yo -Yo’s the new fangled way! Once they learn how to make the YoYo’s they will make a great Christmas Tree. Yo Yo makers, fabric, the tree stick, star, and some finished yo yo’s will be supplied to the children! These trees make great decorations or gifts! If you have a stash of scrap Christmas fabrics send them in with the kids! Open to all boys and girls six and up.

Santa's Workshop - Make a Pillow!

Join Deb Will on Saturday, November 30th, from Noon to 3pm as she teaches you a more advanced class by making a pillow! If you made fabric on November 9th you can take that piece and make it into a pillow! If you did not we will show you how to just use fabric to make an easy pillow! The kids will need sewing machines. If they do not have one let us know and we will set one up for the class! You will need to buy a 14” pillow and fabric for this class. Use the items that you made in several of the other classes to decorate your pillow! This class is for boys and girls 8 and up. If you are younger we ask for an adult to stay with them.

remember it's time to pass on our love for crafts to the next generation!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

We have our chubby birdies this week!

Are these not the cutest!  You still have time to sign up for the day Class which is tomorrow, Wednesday October 23rd from 1 to 4pm!  Register up to noon!  Come join the fun and make your flock!

We also have another successful Bargello!  Awesome work!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Monday, October 21, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

It's Monday again!

We have a couple of new things for you!

These two bolts are 108" wide.  The cream is a Buggy Barn!

These three bolts are the newest technology in fabric printing!  These are digitized fabrics!  Come in and check them out!  I love them all!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Email 8: Jenn's Mystery Modern Quilt Along @Quilters Depot!

Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

Email 8:
This week we will be doing cutting and sewing.  Hint this is going to sound just like Block 2.  Use same color choices or mix it up with different ones
Pick 3 colors.  Consider it A B and C
Cut 2 strips of A 3” x 37”
Cut 2 strips of B 3”x 37”
Cut 2 Strips of C 3” x 9”

Sew 1 strip A, C, and B together to make one 3”x~80” strip.  Call this strip 1

Sew 2 strip A, B, and C together to make a second 3” x 80” strip. Call this strip 2.  I combined the picture.
Pick 3 more colors. D, E and F  (you may pick one color from above if you like)

Cut 1 strip of D 3.5” x 37”
Cut 1 strip of E 3.5” x 37
Cut 1 strip of F 3.5” x 9”
Sew Strip D to F to E and make a 3.5 x ~80” strip.  Call this strip 3.

Now sew Strip 1 to 3 to 2 to make a 8.5 x 80” block.  This is block 4 put it in your ziplock marked that.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Bonus - Duckie!

Happy Friday.

I thought I'd give you a treat this week and post on Friday.

A couple of weeks ago I went and checked out the Duck!

Here are the pictures of it.  My favorite are the ones that make the Duck look even huger than he is!  Monster Duck!

I had a picture of me but I looked dorky so I didn't post it!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Entertainment @Quilters Depot Fall Retreat

Last Retreat post of the week will be about our entertainment.

First I would like to thank everyone at the Holiday Inn Express on Campbells Run Rd!  Ralph you and your staff are awesome and make our stay a great one!

Now on to the entertainment!  We are very lucky that one of ours Sales Associate, Deb has a very talented son.

Meet Tyler Stacy!  You can check out his website at tylerstacymusic.com  He is a very talented musician!  Check his music out!

Here are some pictures of our ladies inside and outside the sewing room listening to the music!  Even the ones who didn't stop sewing was able to enjoy the music as well as the other patrons at the hotel!

remember we are more than just a quilt store!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quilters Depot 2013 Fall Retreat!

Well we did it again!  A successful retreat!

Here are some pictures of all of our success stories of what we completed during retreat!  No we didn't take a group picture this time.  We even had our knitting teacher sewing!  Awesome work everyone!  We have a lot of totally talented ladies!

Hope everyone had a great time and hope everyone has caught up on their sleep!

The next one will be March or April and stay tuned for more information!

remember what happens at Quilters Depot Quilt Retreat Stays at Quilt Retreat (well except for the awesome projects!)