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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



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

We have three Success Stories for you this week!

I know the first one is Beth's!  Awesome work.  I love the Kitties!

This is sooooooo cute!  Great work!

This is so cool! Very nice runner!

remember when you finish a project get it's picture made at Quilters Depot and make the Blog!

Jenn

Monday, September 29, 2014

What's New @Quilters Depot!

What's new?

FABRIC!  You know I love to pass on my deals for you!  18 bolts (i know there are only 17 in the picture. Not sure how I did that).  Awesome quality!  Some great designs!  $8.50/yard!  Yes you are reading that right!  These make great blenders and boards and backings!





We have a new  panels for you.  One is a kids panel.  One is an apron panel!  You know we have lots of panels and we have quite a few on order for you in the coming months!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Do you ever go through a rut where you really do not feel like being crafty?

I am in one of those ruts.  I can't remember the last time I actually got something done knitting wise.  I am kinda glad that baseball regular season is over.  At least I am not getting any farther behind.......lol

I am excited to start the Penguin Scarf because that means it's Hockey Season!

I do have goals this week, but I am not sharing them since that seems to be jinxing me.......lol

I have been working on a quilt for a customer at the store because I am doing customized block work on the Pro Stitcher for her!  It's good practice so that I can start to write the new manual.

I have ideas for advanced Long arming class for you all.  However, I have to practice to be worthy of you!

Have a great week everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jenn's Screwup @Quilters Depot!

Well today I sat down to tweet and post pictures of the trip and saw somehow they posted back to last week.  Wow the fun of technology.  So I re-posted tonight!  hopefully now some of you will see them and you get to blog entries from me in one day!

sorry for the screw up

Jenn

Salt Lake City Pictures by Jenn @Quilters Depot

Today I have some Salt Lake City Pictures for you.

Handi Quilter took all 29+ of us to the Roof in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  If you are ever in Salt Lake City this is a must go to restaurant.  The view alone is worth it!  Just remember you will not get coffee, pop or alcohol!

Do not ask me what the pictures are of.  I really do not know.  I was just snapping pictures.  I am guessing that is a statue of Joseph Smith.









remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More Pictures from Jenn and Deb's Utah Trip!

Today I will show you the pictures that I took from the Handi Quilter Headquarters.  All the quilts hanging are from employees.  They rotate the quilts that they hang on a regular basis.


This is the manufacturer floor and warehouse.  Even though parts for the Handi Quilter machines come from all over the world, the machines are built, tested and shipped from the USA!  (shhhhhh they make other brands too but we won't mention them..........lol)









Stay tuned for tomorrow's blog.  I will show you the pictures I took in downtown Salt Lake.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Monday, September 22, 2014

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Happy Monday.

Today, we do not open until Two PM due to we hare hosting the 2015 Shop Hop meetings.

However, we have a bunch of new fat quarters and other fabrics for your enjoyment!

Kona Bay
 Moda Fats

P&B Bear Essentials2 - these are restocks.  We have about 5 more coming in also!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, September 21, 2014

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

I will tell you right now this is going to be a picture filled blog!

I did not get done as much of my knitting as I wanted.  ok.  I only did like 3 games.  So yes I am way behind still on my pirates scarf.  I did finish a hand braided chevron bracelet for my boss's birthday.  However, apparently I didn't take a picture of that!  Hopefully, by next week I will have some knitting done since I am so far behind.


Deb and I are back from our Handi Quilter Training in Utah!  Deb is all ready to clean and time your machines!  Here she is hard at work on the Avante's.  Ignore my finger.........lol



Next is a picture of me and my favorite Handi Quilter CSR Becki!  Yes I actually am letting you see a picture of me!  You know I hate getting my picture taken.  You know it's me.  My name tag says so.......lol



I will tell you that was the best part of the trip.  The people.  Everyone at Handi Quilter are down to earth awesome people.  I also got to make a new friend who is also a Store owner from the Pittsburgh area.  I got to spend a lot of time with Sarah from Little Foot Quilt Store in Evans City and her husband Dale was with Deb in Tech!  It's always great to find a new quilting friend and one near my age!  One day when I actually do not have to work two jobs I want to drive up and check her store out! 

I promise that tomorrow you will get What's New and then we are going to skip success stories this week because I only had one on my camera.  Instead Tuesday and Wednesday blogs will be more pictures from my trip!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Jenn's Handi Quilter class pictures @quilters depot!

So today I left the best for last.

Pictures of the mountains.  Oh and some of what I was working on it class.

sunrise from our hotel parking lot.
Both of these are outside the Handi Quilter building.




One of the things I learned was how to use the micro handles and do some couching.





I hope you enjoyed the pictures that I took!  The micro handles and couching feet will be in stock soon if you want them for your machine.

I will be starting to work on the new Pro Stitcher manual.  Give me another few weeks to get that manual going and then the classes can resume!  

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's almost here! Quilters Depot Fabric Swap!



First Annual Quilters Depot
Fabric Swap!
When:
Sunday, September 21st from 11am to 3pm.
Saturday, September 27th from 9am to 3pm.

The Facts:
Do you have fabric in your stash you want to get rid of?

Cotton’s Only! 
NO NOTIONS!

Package it up in ziplock bags and label it with your name and what you want it sold for.  All pieces must be at least 5” to be included.  Only exception is if  they are 2.5” strips.

Bring your labeled bags in to Quilters Depot Starting on September 1st.

During the swap we will keep track of what you sell. You will get a Quilters Depot Gift card for 55% of the amount you sell.

All remaining fabrics will be donated evenly to Project Linus and the Salvation Army Annual Sale!

All bags must be properly labeled and priced before we will accept them! 

Give us two weeks to get you your gift card calculated.


If you donated at least $25 retail value to the swap and nothing sells you will get a minimum of $5.00 in a gift card for participating

Update:  As of writing this we have collected 60+ bags of fabric.  We would like a hundred!  You have a couple more days to go through your stash and get your stuff in to us!  Remember Scissor sharpening guy is coming!  Then on Saturday Deb will be doing her Stash Management class!  You do not want to miss that!

Jenn

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What's New @Quilters Depot

Yes, You are still getting blogs even though I'm not at the store!

This week we have a couple new things for you!

Moda's Best Day Ever layer cakes!

Osnaburg is back in stock!

If you looked at your newsletter that you received this morning (what you didn't.  Why don't you go to the website and sign up for it!) these cute little Elf on the Shelf items are the items that are listed in November classes for both kids and the adults!  The kids will do the little elf ornaments and the adults will be allowed to choose!  sign up early so we can make sure we have enough of these!


remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

Hangs head in shame.  Yes I forgot to unload again.

However, I have one awesome success story to share with you so all is not lost!

This is Mary Ann K's Mystery Quilt that she did in for my Quilt Along!

Awesome work and thanks for sharing!  I had to scan the hard copy in so sorry if it's hard to see. I just ove the colors!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Happy Sunday all!

As you are reading this Deb and I are on our way to Utah for Handi Quilter training.  By Thursday night we will be experts.  Ok, maybe not experts.  At least we might know something more than we do now!

I did finish my Stereo Cuff.  It's in my bag packed though so I can connect it.  Somehow mine is wayyyy bigger so I am going to just sew the ends together and not use the clasp.  I will have a picture maybe next week.

I have a second one with the beads on it ready to knit!

My goal for the evenings this week in the hotel is to get my pirates scarf caught up and Deb has promised me to teach me some hand crafted bracelets!

Have a great week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Breaking News! Penguin Scarf!

Ok.  You know I always try to give you guys more of a heads up then everyone else!

So since I announced the Pirates Rally Scarf (How are you coming?  Yes, I am wayyyyy behind!) everyone has been asking me about a Penguins scarf.

You knew I would do it right?  lol

Here goes.  As always I am giving you choices because this is your scarf.

It's your choice how many you cast on.  I am thinking between 20 to 30 sttiches depending on the yarn you decide to use.

I want you to decide how long you want the scarf.  For example.  I want a 60" scarf.  I will divide 60" by 82 games.  So I need to do 3/4" each game.

1) Buy 1 black and 1 gold skein of yarn.  Very simply.  If they win you knit in gold.  If they lose you purl in black.    You can also do all knit if you want.

2) With 2 or three colors.  gold = win, black =loss, blue OT game.  CO 20 or 30 and do some rib.  you pick how many you want.  How cool would a knit 15, purl 15 for a win.  do opposite for a loss.  or just do 2 to 4 rib.  just figure out how many to cast on.


3)This is what I am doing.

I am going to pick three colors. I haven't decided if i'm doing glitzy black or regular black.    We have this yarn available!



gold = win
black = loss
blue = OT or shootout.

I am also going to do a little bit of pattern work.  for a win.  Size 8 needles  20 CO  i will purl 5, knit 10 and purl 5  if they lose I will do knit 5, purl 10, knit 5.

That pattern is what will stand out in the blue to know if they won the OT or shootout.........lol

Here are some other yarns that will work that we have in the store!  We have some others too so come check it out.  You know I'm always loaded with Pittsburgh Colors!




remember the one with the most stash wins!

jenn





Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Success Stories @Quilters Depot

I actually unloaded the Camera!






Awesome work everyone!

I really thought there were more pictures on the camera.  (sigh).  If we took your picture and I didn't put up this week I apologize.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, September 8, 2014

What's New @Quilters Depot!

We have some pretty new stuff for you this week!

You know we love our panels!


This is the finished book for the panel below it!  This is an awesome Christmas Gift for the Teachers in your life!


New Moda's!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn