Friday, May 1, 2015

Our local Piece and Comfort Winning Quilt

CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Rose! Her quilt, "Stars of Valor" won the local "Piece and Comfort" challenge at The Stitching Depot Quilt Shop. Please support Kathleen by going to, scroll down the right side to find "The Stitching Depot - Kathleen Rose" and cast your vote in Moda's National Contest!  Thank you for your support.  Voting ends at Midnight May 8, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Voting for the Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge 2015

In December, Moda launched the Piece and Comfort challenge to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by our country's military families.  The challenge was to make a finished quilt at least 54" x 65", 90% of which would be made from the fabric collections "Red, White & Free" by Sandy Gervais and "Because of the Brave" by Moda.

The Stitching Depot Quilt Shop has received 3 challenge entries:

"Star of Valor"
Pieced by Kathleen Rose
Quilted by Kathleen Rose

 "Silent Sentinels"
Pieced by Doris Megonigal
Quilted by Doris Megonigal

"Chain of Command"
Pieced by Kathleen Rose
Quilted by Kathleen Rose

Please cast your vote by commenting on this blog post below.  Voting opens on April 6, 2015 and closes on April 18, 2015.  The winner will receive a prize from The Stitching Depot and will advance to Moda's National Viewers Choice online quilt show for a chance to win additional prizes.

Proceeds from this challenge will benefit whose mission is to assist military families in time of need.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kimberly's Hot Cocoa

Kimberly's Hot Cocoa 

1/2c sugar
1/4c unsweetened cocoa powder
4c milk
3/4tsp vanilla extract

 1. Mix cocoa, sugar and one cup of milk in a saucepan. Over medium heat stir constantly until the mixture is heated. You can also heat in a microwave on 50% power until hot.

2. Slowly stir in the rest of the milk and continue to heat (do not boil). If heating in the microwave, add the remaining milk and heat on 50% power until hot.

3. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Mix well, top with mini marshmellows and enjoy!

Makes 4 cups At this point I pour the hot cocoa into a Crockpot on low heat and make a couple more batches.