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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, April 30, 2015

Movie Night!

Just want to remind you all if you are free Friday night May 1st and have not seen or want to see again Frozen.  We will be having a free movie night at the store.  I know I work 7 days a week and never have a chance to see movies.

So my solution is to see movies while I work!

So if you want to see Frozen, this is a free event.  Bring your favorite movie snack and come have some fun!  We will have chairs set up and there will be room on the floor if you are still young enough and mobile enough for that!


Be there at 6pm!

there is more to quilting than just quilting.  it's about fun and friendship!

Jenn

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Western Pa Kickoff Pictures

Hi all!

Fun was had by all last Thursday and Tummies were full!  Prizes were won on the prize wheel and alot of goodies were bought!

Here are some pictures.  If any of you have pictures of yourselves from that day please send them to me!










Thanks everyone!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

We have a successful Labyrinth for you to see and a couple of our Pillow Fights Month 1!





Ignore the dates.  They were all taken on 4/25.  I think I need to reset camera!  Awesome work in the order of the pictures,  MarcieG, Dana and Molly!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 27, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot!

We have some great new fabrics for you!


First up is the newest Pittsburgh Pirates fabric!

Some more Orientals!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

I really do not have very much to show you.

I have been working on my Cowl.  Almost there.  Maybe two more weeks.

I set up one of the New Brother Embroidery/Sewing Machines.  If you want a smaller Disney Brother embroidery machine that sews too, come check out the 3500 D!  It's a pretty cool machine!  I have started back on my BOM!

Want another hint to our Brother event?  I wanted to give you one, but I can't find the picture.......lol  I do know the details will be coming soon!  I also know you will be able to do Red/White or Blue/White!  I also know I'm trying to do something innovative with this event and have to get approval from Brother!  That is how ground breaking it is!

Hope you all have a great week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Friday, April 24, 2015

Row by Row Experience @Quilters Depot!

Have you heard of the Row by Row Experience?

It started a few years ago as a New York Shop Hop and then started to expand.  The past couple of years it was a Pennsylvania one.  Well they have have expanded again and it is nationwide and in Canada!

Quilters Depot will be participating this year:  The theme is H2O!

Here is our row!  You know we love our lighthouses!



Row by Row is:

All 50 US states and Canada, too!

No passports! No fees!

How about this… a shop hop type event with no fees, no passports and all summer to play? Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Row by Row is when:


Travel and collect rows:
June 21 - Sept. 8, 2015

Bring in completed
quilt for prize:
June 21 - Oct. 31, 2015


Check out our License Plate (available May 15th.  $4.00.  Order yours in advance so we can get more if needed)


Check out the Northcott charm packs we got in!



We are kitted and ready? Are you ready?

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Western Pa Shop Hop Kickoff @Quilters Depot!

Get Ready to Hop around the World!  Come to Japan with Quilters Depot!

Kickoff is tomorrow, Thursday, April 23.

Time: 10am to 8pm!

$5 you will get:  Passport, VIQ status, Luggage Tag, a chance to win on the Quilters Depot Prize Wheel, Asian themed snacks during the day. If you were at our retreat remember to bring back your fans for an extra bonus gift!

Buy your passport from us during the day or stopping in during the evening;  you are invited to a complimentary Japanese buffet from 5pm to 7pm!

Then from June 17th-20th you can hope around the world with 12 of the local stores!  Your passport will get you a progressive quilt pattern from each store.  You will get a fat quarter.  Optional gift bags and food are provided!  If you are a VIQ you will receive an additional pattern from each store!

Check out the webpage at www.westernpashophop.org.  Like us on facebook and follow updates as they appear.

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot, Day2:

Today is all about the new fabrics!

Layer cakes!

 
Yes, Christmas!  It's never too early and we believe in Christmas year round!

 Patriotic fabrics!

Everything you need to make a Patriotic quilt is in that bag!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 20, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot Day 1:

Hi All.

We have a bunch of new things for you!

First up.  Are you a fan of The Embroidery Store products?  If you are a serious machine embroidery you have heard of them and used their products.

We now have the stabilizer and some of the Exquisite Embroidery Thread Kits for you!  Need thread? Need another stabilizer?  We will order what you need in as our stock grows!




Check out this new yarn we got in!  It's a Cotton/Bamboo/Silk and Elastic Nylon mix.  Awesome for sweaters. See the purple?  That's my next sweater!  Yes, I planned ahead and bought you enough too! The best part is that it's affordable!  $8/skein!  If you do not know we have a nice selection of different levels of yarns in our store.  The Starbella is 60% off right now!  Come get it before it's all gone!

Tomorrow I will show you the new fabrics!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 19, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

What have I done this week?

I have worked on my cowl!  I think I only have 20 more rows!  I did not work on my penguin pillow.  I hope to work on that since class is Thursday night again.

I have always told you guys that my blog is for breaking news.

So here are some facts.  The announcement will be coming in the next week or so. See if you can figure out what is going to be announced and save the dates.  Space will be limited.

Check out this picture of what I embroidered yesterday. Think four of these and what it might make?


Save the dates.  July 15th OR 16th.  9 am to about 4:30.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel.
In conjunction with:  Brother Machines.  Do you love machine embroidery?
Perks:  Lunch will be served!  You will get a CD and a kit to make the project.  You will leave with a finish project! (well except for the binding......lol)

Those are your hints.  Announcement coming soon!

remember  the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Friday is UFO @Quilters Depot!

Don't miss out on a UFO Chance!

Be at the store @5pm til we kick you out.

Bring your projects and we'll order pizza!

you know you love our UFO Fridays!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

I have a couple older success stories.  I finally remembered to unload the camera!

Great work everyone!




remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hoop Sisters @Quilters Depot!

So usually I show you what's new, but I didn't log in the bolts that came in last week.

I hope to have those done this afternoon some time since I am at the store due to a Shop Hop Meeting.

So Instead I am showing you the blocks from the first session of Hoop Sisters and once again give you a chance to sign up for the Saturday class that is starting at the end of the month.

First the pictures.





Now the info you need to sign up!

Quilters Depot is proud to announce that we are going to be doing the Hoop Sisters 2015 BOM (Block of the Month)!

Here is all the facts! 10 month program.  $12/month or $120 for the whole program.  You will get 1 month's files at a time.  Pay as you go or pay all at once.  We will have a class each month.  Month 1 is all about making decisions and getting your supplies!  Register in advance! This is our second session of this BOM!  If you missed out on the first now is the time to take it!  You will get both the premier quilt and the sampler quilt files!  Do one and love it so much you can do the other! Come talk to Jenn and Register!

Session 2:
Session 2 will be starting on April 25th @9am to 10:30 then you get shopping time!  It will run the last Saturday of every month for 10 months.  First class just bring yourself!  We will be making the important decisions of what you are making and picking out colors!  Starting at the second class you will be able to bring your machine and have embroidery time or you can just come in and pick up your next month's files!  It's up to you.  I will be on hand for all classes to demonstrate and to help!  Sign up now through April 18th for the second start date!

This is a great quilt to be making and so many things you can do with the concept once you learn it!

SIGN UP NOW!  Embroidery with Jenn!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

So the hockey season is over!  Somehow we have made it into the playoffs.  First time in 9 years I am not even going to think about them getting past the first round.

Below is my scarf!  All I need to do is weave my ends in.  I definately liked the beginning of the season better than the end.  those two black streaks are a tad bit ugly........lol



It's been awhile that I have actually finished a knitting project.  I have started the intarsia penguin pillow but I have not gotten very far.  i am also working on the cowl still too.

I was busy all week getting my quattro ready to sell!  I now have to pick which machine to use next.  Do I claim the Dream or go for the 5100?  I think I may go with the 5100 until the BRAND new 3500D arrives in the next couple of weeks.

If you looking for a machine we have the new 6200D in stock.  5100 floor model.  and we have the new 3500d coming in.  we have a bunch of other machines for you to check out too if you are interested in a Brother sewing or embroidery machine or a combo!

have a great week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Shoots and Ladders @Quilters Depot!

Did you play this when you were a kid?  We aren't playing the game but making the quilt!

Register now for this upcoming class!

Shoots and Ladders: Come Play Shoots and Ladders and go back to your childhood!  This is a great quilt to use up your stash.  All it takes are 6" x 21" pieces.  You can do it in a  two color as in the picture or as a multicolor with a neutral.  Wouldn't this look great in country colors with a tan neutral?  Or maybe in blacks and whites?  If you're stumped, come in and we'll help you pick colors.  You will also learn some "quick" techniques for making the blocks. This is a THREE Week Class.  Level 200: When: Session 1: Tuesdays, April 14th, 21st and 28th @10:30am to 1:30pm.  Session 2: Wednesday evenings April 15th, 22nd and 29th @6 to 9pm.  Cost: $30 + supplies  Teacher: Jane Casne.

remember the one with the most stash wins!
jenn

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

This upcoming Saturday classes @Quilters Depot!

Yes, I know Tuesdays are suppose to be success stories.

So it's two weeks in a row I have forgotten the camera.  Yes, you do not need to say it.  I need to figure out a way to remember to do that.......lol

So instead these are the classes you want to take this Saturday!  Do not Miss these!

Trapunto Quilt Class:  Here’s your chance to try one of the old quilting techniques but made easier with modern day notions.  You can use the design shown on the sample or bring your own favorite “closed design” pattern (i.e., a feather wreath quilting pattern, a flower outline, a teddy bear outline for a child’s quilt, etc.).  Your class trapunto piece could be incorporated into the center of a larger quilt as the focal point.  This class will require advanced sewing and quilting skills plus the ability to heavily quilt background so trapunto areas stand out.  For you HAND quilters, this type of quilt was originally done by hand so you are most welcome to come to the class and complete yours by hand. This is a THREE week class! Level 300.  When: Saturdays, 4/11, 4/18, & 5/9 @9am to noon.  Cost: $35 + supplies.  Teacher: Peggy Gibson.


Timbuktu Quilt Class:   Here’s a visually appealing quilt that can be made from coordinated fabrics or give it a scrappy look.  Peggy chose to use 1930’s fabric for a softer look.  It is from a pattern by Quilt Queen Designs and uses the 5” “Zig-Zag” Ruler.
It is a little challenging since blocks are cut on the bias, but is well worth the effort to achieve this striking quilt.  The quilt can easily be made larger by adding additional blocks.  This is a TWO week class.  Level 200: When: Saturdays, 4/11 & 4/18 @noon to 3pm.  Cost: $25 + supplies. Teacher: Peggy Gibson.



REGISTER NOW!

JENN

Monday, April 6, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot!

We luv fabric!

Hope you love these!








remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 5, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Happy Easter!

I will admit that I have nothing for you this week.

I spent my week arranging events for the store for the next year.  You will read all about it in the newsletter when it comes out on the 15th.

I am only two games behind on my Pens scarf.  I only need to do yesterday's and today's losses. Do not really want to knit those.......lol

I only got like one block done for the Hoop Sisters.

I did a couple of rounds on my cowl.

I logged in new fabrics!  You will see those tomorrow.

Today, I long armed and spent most of the day writing the newsletter.  It's a whopping 10 pages this month due to retreat and new BOM info.

Yes that's my exciting holiday!  Hope you had a great one!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Knit Klub and UFO @Quilters Depot!

You still have time to make arrangements for the hubby to make dinner and for you to come out and do some knitting tonight!

It's Knit Klub night @ the Depot!  5pm to about 8 or 9!  Come put your feet up and get some knitting done!  Have ideas for classes or you need help?  Kristen will be by 6pm!  To top it off we have our yarn rep coming in tonight!  Want to influence what we carry?

Tomorrow night is UFO.  We will be getting pizza!  Come in and work on anything you want.  Or sit and chat.  We have been known to do that too!   Starts @5pm!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Quilters Depot's Debbie's favorite Quilting App!

When a customer comes in to the store asking how much fabric do I need you will see each sales associate do it her way.

I have one employee who has a blackboard in her mind.  She's awesome for figuring it for you.  Alot of us use paper and calculator.  We even have a quilt calculator in the store.  No one uses it though because it can never be found.

Debbie claims her brain has a dry erase board and it gets smeared.  So she has found a new way! 

Most of us almost always knows where our smart phones are?  Yes I will admit I've called mine a few times.  Found it in my driveway.  Found it under the truck. etc.  We called Debbie's this week too. 

However, when we do know where our phones are Debbie has found an awesome app for you!  If you go to your playstore and look for the Quilt Calculator this one is by Quilters Little Helper which is a Robert Kauffman Fabrics App.  

We do not get paid for endorsing this app, but it is cool and you will at least see Debbie using it at the store.  (We do not all have smart phones.......lol)

Hope you enjoy it!

remember, the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn