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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!

Jenn



Monday, August 31, 2015

Whats New @Quilters Depot!

This week I only have a couple bolts for you.  Should be more but some how we misplaced three bolts.

I know how do you do that?  We are very talented!  lol

So here are our new stuff for the week!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, August 30, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

I have a very bad habit that I make things for people and forget to take pictures of them.  So this week I get a Smart Needle free design.  It's Halloween and I'm not a big Halloween person so I decided to make the design for our Deb at the store.  I did a place mat with it but I forgot to take a picture.

I did want to try their designs and will probably go shopping for more.  Like I need more designs.  They are like fabric, thread, etc.  You have a stash you never use!

I also have been working on my Hoop Sisters BOM.   Nope no picture there either........lol

Hope you have a great weekend and upcoming week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome Home Handi Quilter Educator Debby Brown! @Quilters Depot!

Join us for a Summer of
Handi Quilter Educator Events!
Event #2
Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th.  Handi Quilter National Educator (Pittsburgh’s Own! Returning for her Second Year with us!): Debby Brown.  $35/per class. 
Classes and Times:
Friday, 9/11 10 am to 1pm.  Rule your Quilt:
If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs. Skills Featured: • Straight line quilting • Fast continuous-curve method • Right angles and echo quilting • Crosshatching • Piano keys and borders 12. Quilting Circles and Curves (3-hour class) Learn the tricks for making half circles and flattened
Friday, 9/11 2 to 5pm How Do I Quilt it
Largely a collaborative class, this is an opportunity to bring quilt tops that have you stumped and leave with multiple design options. Learn how to select, resize, preview and apply designs; explore border options; and discover new design resources. Give your quilt tops new life with designs just waiting to hop on. Skills Featured: • Selecting attractive and appropriate designs • Properties of designs • Resizing and auditioning designs • Border design options • Design resources
Saturday, 9/12  9 am to noon  Start with a Stencil
Transform a basic stencil design from ho hum to extraordinary. Watch the skeleton come to life as you add extended and secondary designs, fills and special effects. Learn to make your own stencils as well as useful tips for marking your quilts. Skills Featured: • Designing your quilt using stencils • Methods for embellishing basic stencil designs • Making your own stencil • Marking quilts with stencils • Repeating designs for special effects
Saturday, 9/12 1pm to 4pm.  Creative Textures and Fills
Once you learn rulers, you won’t want to miss this class. Fills are creative design elements used to quilt the background and empty spaces of a primary quilting or block design. Whether elegant, whimsical, structured, or meandering, there is a style to compliment every space. Skills Featured: • Effects produced by variety of fill designs, in relation to primary design • Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style • Scaling the fill design size appropriately • Evenly placing and spacing fills • Effectively using HQ Micro Handles


Event 2 Educator : Debby Brown
Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. In addition to teaching atretail shop events and guilds, Debby teaches at major quilt shows nationally and internationally, including International Quilt Festival (Houston), Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), International Quilt Show Dubai, and American Quilters Society (Lancaster, DesMoines). She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®.Since Debby began quilting in 1986, she has completed several thousand quilts for  herself and others. When not busy teaching, she is constantly creating in her studio in upstate New York. She and her husband were just promoted to “grandma and grandpa” and are very enthusiastic about their new roles! Debby writes a popular quilting blog, Quilty Pleasures (higheredhands.blogspot.com). She regularly uploads quilting  videos to YouTube (debbybrownquilts). Her teaching calendar, books, and more information are listed on her website debbybrownquilts.com)






Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

We have two success stories for you this week!

Check out this awesome quilt!


Also if you have not seen it in the window this is our Row by Row winner!  Awesome work Lori!  


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, August 24, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Are you a Batik lover?

Jane has gotten the Gaia BOM totally cut that means the extra fabrics from that is now out!  Check out these Batiks!  You are going to love them!




We also got some miscellaneous bolts in!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, August 23, 2015

This Week W/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

So what did I do this week.  I swear I don't know!

I worked on some of my my Hoop Sisters BOM!  Two nights I taught Handi Quilter Classes and I spent too much time as usual on paperwork!

I hope this week to get a few more blocks done.  I have my to do list the shortest it's been in a long time!  Maybe I can keep it that way or work on things on the long term to do list that never gets shorter.......lol

In the knitting, I am trying to knit a Hello Kitty doll.  Black n Gold version.  I am really moving slow but since i'm not motivated to knit anything else I might as well keep slogging through this.

Have a great week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, August 20, 2015

More Brother Machine Information

Did I get you excited yesterday with the new Persona?

I thought I would give you a little more information on all the new stuff that is too long to type.

Click on the picture below to be taken to Brother's detail on all the new machines!



remember the one with the most MACHINES wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jenn's NEW FAVORITE Brother Machine @Quilters Depot

Now that I have this music stuck in your head!  Isn't You tube awesome!  Well it's awesome if this works!  Hopefully you can click on the picture/video above if not click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtYQYzJXT9U

I would like to introduce you to........................



If you have always wanted to Embroider Ball Caps, Stuffed Animals, Socks, Shirts, you name it without having to fight with your project on a regular embroidery machine this machine is for you!  Based on and looking like a 10 or 6 needle this is a ONE needle but you can do so many things with this free standing arm machine!

If you have ever wanted to start your own embroidery business but found the larger machines too expensive come talk to me!  This is the machine for you!

To top it off it will have DISNEY DESIGNS!  you also can add more from I-broidery.  Now you can't sell the Disney stuff but how fun would it be to decorate those kids clothes and heck yours with Disney designs!

We will have one in hopefully in the next month!  We will having some demos and play time for you.
So stay tuned for more info.  There is a really cool table that you can also order!  We will be having one of those too!  It will make it alot easier to roll around the store and demo for you!

Below are some pics I took.  You can come check out the ballcap, hedgehog and a small zipper purse that Debbie, Verna and I did in class!


  


If you want one come talk to me!  I will announce when it's in the store!

You know you want one!

Jenn

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What's New from Brother Machine Convention!

Hi

Instead of doing success stories we are going to take two days and go through some of the new stuff from convention.



First up is the new Dream Fabric Frame.  This is a "Fabric Movement System" that Brother has introduced.  Don't call it a Quilting Frame it is more.  If you cannot fit a Long Arm into your house and the Sweet is not for you then this might be the option for you.  If you have one of Several Brother Machines you will have Stitch Regulation.  If you have another machine you can use the concept but not the stitch regulation.  We will not be having a floor model because we do not have room but if you would like information on it come talk to Jenn.



Some of these Machines you have seen in the store already!  If we do not have a floor model we can still get it for you!








There is a new Scan Cut out!  Stay tuned to emails and such, Debbie and I are planning a really cool class that all of you Cricket, Silouette and old Scan Cut machines will want to come too!



 This is just a little bit.  Sometimes I forgot to take pics!

Come talk to us and stay tuned to tomorrow's blog.  My favorite new product will be introduced!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn






Monday, August 17, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hi all.

I have a couple of new bolts of fabric for you this week!

First up is Cotton and Steel!


Next are our new Batiks!  I think I'm in love with the red even though I'm not a batik person......lol

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Yes,  I know I haven't blogged in over a week!

Did you miss me?  lol

I had big plans to blog when i was in Nashville for the Convention, but my hotspot on my phone was eating up my dataplan and the fancy hotel did not give you free wiifii unless you paid an excessive amount.

So today, you get to see alot of my personal pictures I took.

Monday will be new stuff at the store as usual.

Tuesday will be new stuff from the convention itself!  Lots and Lots of pics!

The Ryman Auditorium.


One of the hole in the wall Barbeque joints on Broadway.

The Nashville Predators hockey arena.  If you know me you shouldn't be surprised I took these pics. Too bad there was no hockey going on.........lol


Hard Rock Cafe.

Debbie and a street performer.  Yes that's a statue.  It's a real guy!  There were several of these dudes up and down Broadway!

For you Parrot Heads.  Margariteaville
 This was the entertainment (Hot Country Nights) on the Stonewall Jackson Steamboat during the convention wrap up party.  With the Blurry pic you can almost pretend it was a big named performer of your choice!  lol


The rest of the week was spend trying to catch up on my paperwork and working on my Hoop Sisters BOM!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Second Annual Quilters Depot
Fabric Swap!
When:
Saturday, August 15th 10am to 3pm!.

The Facts:
Do you have fabric in your stash you want to get rid of?  Have it in by Friday, August 14th @noon!

Cotton’s Only! 
NO NOTIONS!

Package it up in zip lock bags and label it with your name and what you want it sold for. 

Bring your labeled bags in to Quilters Depot NOW!

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 after the swap!

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!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

I only have one success story for you today and then I have a cool pic.

First up is a yo yo place mat!  You all know me by now so when I say I think this is JoannB's please forgive me if i got it wrong.  I really should make notes when I take pictures!  Awesome Work!  If it was someone else I apologize!



The second picture is a Where's Waldo type of picture.  I have one customer who takes her Quilters Depot Hobo bag on vacation each year!  It's about the only time anything Quilters Depot gets to take a vacation.........lol  So here is Kay and her bag at the Zion National Park!



Remember the one with the most stash wins!
Jenn

Monday, August 3, 2015

What's New @Quilters Depot!

We have some great fabrics for you this week!

This is the panel I showed you I had done in yesterday's blog.  The fabrics that go with you is the third picture down!





 I also have some of these fat quarters separated out if you only want one or two!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, August 2, 2015

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

I got my next round of blocks sewn onto my BOM!

Check it out!  I probably could quit now.......lol  I won't though! This is only 3.5 months of the BOM!



I also finished a cheater panel.  I don't care what others say Cheater Panels are sooooo cool!  You will see this in what's new tomorrow also.  In less than 3 hours I had everything done on this.  The quilting and the binding.  I don't do binding so that is what took the longest!  This is going to be hung in my office at the bank!  I listen to y108 everyday and I always say the pledge along with them so this will be a great hanging for the office!


I think that's all I have to tell you today!

remember, the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn