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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



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hoop Sisters Elegant Elements @Quilters Depot!

You all know I love Hoop Sisters projects!

I have started the Elegant Elements and I'm in love with this one!  It's wayyyyy quicker than Sewn Seeds and is going to be a much lighter quilt than Sewn Seeds!

Elegant Elements:

It’s time to start the new Hoops Sisters Machine Embroidery BOM!  I have started the Blocks.  I am in Month 2 and these blocks embroider up so quickly you will love it!  The BOM is ten months.  You can pay the whole amount at once $150.00 or pay the $15/month!  However you can only get one month of files at a time unless you skip a month!  Come in for the first month and get all the instructions and the first month’s files!  Work on the blocks or do them at home.  The choice is up to you.  I can probably guarantee that you will get 2 blocks (if not more) done in the three hours.  Class 1 is more about picking fabrics and threads!  No machine is needed!  Check out some of my blocks and the official pictures from Hoop Sisters!



Here are some of the blocks I have finished!











Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Debby Brown Returns to Quilters Depot! May 6th and 7th, 2016

Do you know we are Handi Quilter Dealers and LOVERS!  Well we are.  All quilts that i do for my customers or quilt for the store are done on either an Avante or a 10+ year old Sixteen.

One of the perks of being a Handi Quilter Dealer is that we get to bring in their educators since I am self taught.  (here's a secret........I don't follow rules so I can teach you the basics but I do things my way).

An even bigger perk is that one of the Handi Quilter educators is a HOMETOWN girl!  So come spend your Mother's Day weekend with us and Debby Brown.  Everything you will learn in these two days can be even be used on your domestic machines.  There is NO reason not to attend!

REGISTER NOW!

Join us as
Debbie Brown of Handi Quilter
Returns to Quilters Depot!

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Classes and Times:  $40/class.  Register/Pay for all 4 and get a free gift on the day of the event!

Friday, 5/6/16  1 to 4pm.  Sit Down Quilting Boot Camp Basics
Do you quilt on a sewing machine, but long for more space? Do you have limited space for a quilting machine, and prefer to sit down to quilt? Come see how the HQ Sweet Sixteen will solve those problems and help you finish quilts of any size! The machine features make free-motion quilting a breeze, and additional creative feet and gadgets take you far beyond meandering and stitch-in-the-ditch. Topics include: • Built-in machine features • Stitch Regulation with Tru-Stitch • Pattern application and Golden Threads paper • Basting layers and manipulating the quilt • Creative machine feet, rulers and gadgets

Friday, 5/6/16  5 to 8pm.  Machine Quilting Problem Solving
Every quilter runs into common problems such as how to deal with fullness, how to create a square quilt, and how to handle crooked seams. Now you can learn the same tips and tricks professionals use to solve these problems in order to finish quilts that look spectacular. Shortcuts, specialty tools, organizational tricks – you’re sure to have some aha moments in this class. Topics include: • Creating a square quilt • Batting guidelines • Dealing with fullness • Turning a quilt • Binding on the frame

Saturday, 5/7/16 9am to noon. Free Motion Quilting Fun
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free-motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free-motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist. Topics include: • Applying designs to fill space evenly • Variety of easy fillers • Dot-to-dot quilting • Various methods for connecting design elements • Using micro handles for free-motion control

Saturday, 5/7 1pm to 4pm.  Backgrounds, Borders and Blocks
Blocks, backgrounds, sashings and borders – these are the basic components of every pieced quilt top, and there are tricks to quilting them differently while creating a cohesive overall look. Learn how to select and adapt designs to complement each area, and how to accomplish the quilting efficiently and easily. Tried-andtrue fillers and go-to designs will be featured. Topics include: • Continuous line designs for sashing and borders • Different ways to quilt the same block • Turning a quilt • Using rulers and templates • Extending designs into borders

Event Educator : Debbie Brown
Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. In addition to teaching at retail 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)

Monday, April 25, 2016

What's New @Quilters Depot!


Here are some new fabrics that I logged in Friday night!  Just a heads up get the bubbles.  They are not going to last!






remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 24, 2016

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

I think I accomplished a few things this week, but the only thing that was photo worthy is Freddy the Frog!  His new pad is in 3 Gateway Center.  He looks like a banker doesn't he...........lol  I haven't decided if I'm making another one or not.  Decisions Decisions!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Thursday, April 21, 2016

TBT @Quilters Depot!

Happy Throw Back Thursday!

Yes, I know I've missed a couple of weeks!  I hope that everything is back to normal in my life and I won't forget to do this!

As always sorry if I repeat!  lol  I am starting a new way to mark photos as I share them for TBT.












Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Success Stories/WIP Challenges part 2

Here are the rest of our success stories/WIP challenges for the week!

Great work everyone!






remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Success Stories/ WIP Challenges!

Happy Tuesday!

So last Saturday we had a free Brother Time. Check out the towels the ladies made! Some are going to make wall hangings out of them!  The machines used were 3500D, 5100 and the Dream!  All are dream machines to us!  Come check them out and then you can do cool stuff at home!

So that is today's Success Stories.  Awesome work everyone!  Tomorrow we will do the rest of the success stories/WIP Challenges!






remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Monday, April 18, 2016

What's New @Quilters Depot!

Hi all

We have two new pieces for you this week! Check out this awesome Eagle Panel!  Just in time for all the summer patriotic holidays!  The bolt of words goes with it!



remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Sunday, April 17, 2016

This Week w/Jenn @Quilters Depot!

Hi all!

Are your windows open?  Let th sunshine in on this beautiful Sunday!

I am doing my computer work and watching the Nascar race.  I broke down last night and got Starz so now I can feed my Outlander Addiction and watch on my computer!

I will be doing that later also!  Life is so much easier when you can just turn on a computer and not kick other people off the house tv...........lol

This week I have been knitting my Kermit the Frog!   I have two legs, two arms and one eye.  tonight I want to finish the second eye and get started on the body.  My goal is to assemble on Thursday night.  I have a bad feeling I'm going to be making a couple more frogs.  I really would love a pink one, but really how many frogs does a girl need?

This week I am going to long arm one of mom's quilts at the store and hopefully get back to my Elegant Elements blocks!  I am loving the 2016 BOM!  Make sure you check it out in the newsletter and if you have an embroidery machine sign up!

Not sure what else I have up this week.  I do need a new phone and a new camera.  Who has time to figure this stuff out...............lol

And of course I'll be watching the Pens!  Time to crush the Rangers!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UFO Tonight @Quilters Depot!

Ok.  I know I'm late with this but tonight is a special Wednesday UFO!

Starts at 5pm!  ends at 8pm!

Let's get those projects done!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Success Stories @Quilters Depot!

I didn't even look at the camera this week!

However, Maryann sent me a picture of one her completed projects!

Awesome work!


remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Retreat Finished Projects!

I actually took pictures at the Retreat!

Here are some of the Finished Projects and room pictures from the Spring 2016 Quilters Depot Retreat!  I know I didn't catch everyone's projects but a few!

We will be going back to the Hyatt Place @ the Meadowlands in the fall also!  I listen to you all and you guys want to be able to come and go and there are more of you who want to go!  You can sign up even before the paperwork if you really want to!

The information is in the newsletter on Friday.  The paperwork will be up in the next newsletter or sooner if I get a few changes done that need to be done on the official paperwork!

Enjoy and thank you to everyone who came and the staff of the Hyatt!













remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

This Week W/Jenn @Quilters Depot

Hi all!

Yes I know I was quiet last week!  Sorry about that.  When I got home I was too tired to write a blog and then I didn't feel like doing it rest of the week either!

Here are some of the blocks I did on retreat for the new Elegant Elements BOM by HoopSisters. Check out the newsletter you get on Friday for all the information!






remember the one with the most stash wins!

Jenn