Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Special HOLIDAY HOURS

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
OPEN DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING!!!
CLOSED December 24th through January 3rd

This year the Jackson family will spend Christmas in California and will take a few extended days to visit with family over the holidays. We would like to wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

ALERT!!!
December Mainstreet Madness will be 1 week early!
Come by and pick up your final block on Dec 12th between 5pm and 8pm

Friday, November 7, 2008

November 2008

 
This Week At The Quilt Shop
 
This FRIDAY! 
 
Get started trimming the tree early! 
These little ornaments make great gifts for friends, family and gift exchanges!
Foundation Paper Pieced - choose between 
Christmas Tree OR Reindeer
We'll teach you the fun-damentals.  
Bring your scrap bags and swap reds & greens
Friday Nov 7th 4pm-6pm
$10.  Includes patterns. 
 
 
New Christmas Books!
Kacey discovered these books and they are simply ADORABLE!  Once you've thumbed through the pages I think you'll agree!  Hurry in - limited quantities!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

October 5th Week

This Week At The Quilt Shop
The girls had the chance to dress up early for the annual costume parade at Sierra's pre-school.  They also won best-costume last week at the Mainstreet Madness costume contest. 
We will be Closed at 3:00pm on Friday Oct 31st to allow Kacy and I the opportunity to get our kids ready for trick-or-treating later that night.  We hope you have a fun evening whether getting out with the kids or simply passing out candy.
Happy Halloween!

 Upcoming Class
Foundation Paper Piecing Club
"Christmas Ornament"
We'll teach you the fun-damentals.  
Bring your scrap bags and we'll swap reds & greens
Friday Nov 7th 4pm-6pm
$10.  Includes patterns. 

Houston Quilt Market
Oh what a fun time I had and SEW many new ideas!
I simply can't wait to show you all of the goodies I brought home with me. 
I met a few familiar names:  Ricky Tims (author, musician), Amy Butler (designer),  Mark Lipinski (Quilter's Home Magazine), Eleanor Burns, Marti Michell... just to name a few.

Monday, October 27, 2008

October 4th Week

This Week At The Quilt Shop
New Classes Updated Online!
Visit www.stitchingdepot.com and click on Calendar
 
Last minute Halloween Project?
Chic or Treat by Arrin Turnmire
Ghosts, goblins, spooky mansions and candy corn are all you really need in the perfect Halloween quilt. Traditional themes in a modern little package are Arrin Turnmire's gift to us this haunting fall season.  Chic or treat is both young and fresh in bright purples, leafy greens and slushy oranges.
As always, Quilter's Cache Club members earn 5% back on every qualifing purchase. 
Do you know how many Loyalty Dollars you have?

October 3rd Week

"MAINSTREE MADNESS"
Sponsored by the Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
 
Pumpkin Carving
Costume Contest
Cake Walk and MORE!
Don't forget to bring your September block to get the October block FREE!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Week 1 At The Quilt Shop

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CLASS SCHEDULE
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This class is taught from the FriendFolks pattern by Tricia Cribbs. 
Love flying geese again with this fun, easy, no-waste method. 
Thursday Oct 9th 1pm-6pm
Fee:$25
Instructor: Kathleen Rose
 

P2 Club (Foundation Paper-Piecing)
When: This Friday from 4pm-6pm
Cost: $10/month or $50/6-months
Each month the P2 club meets to learn foundation paper-piecing techniques and new patterns. An instructor oversees the group and assists with any questions you have.  Bring your sewing machine and your bucket of scraps!  We'll provide the pattern and foundation paper.  Call to reserve your seat.

 
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QUILT SHOW
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Friendship Display of Quilts 2008
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended last weekend's Display of Quilts
to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Burkburnett.
The exhibit was a huge success: more than 130 quilts were on display,
9 vendor booths and a near sold out audience for Richard Larson's lecture, "Thread Play". 

SEPT Week 4

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CLASS SCHEDULE
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Saturday September 20th 10am-2pm
Fee:$20
Instructor: Kathleen Rose
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SPECIAL EVENT
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Downtown Burkburnett's Mainstreet Madness
When: THIS SATURDAY from 5pm-8pm
The Mainstreet Mixer block is a club program we offer on the 3rd Friday of each month between 5pm and 8pm. The initial cost is $5.00 for your first block. Bring your completed block to the store during the following month's mixer and we'll give you the next block for free. You must be present to receive the free block. Limit 1 free block per person. Additional blocks may be purchased for $5.00. If you missed a month, you may buy back into the club for $5.00 (past blocks are subject to availability).

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QUILT SHOW
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Friendship Display of Quilts 2008
"Thread Play" at the Burkburnett Friendship Display of Quilts on Saturday October 6th.
Ticket are just $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door. LIMITED SEATING!
Tickets available at The Stitching Depot (940) 569-0804
Vendor Booths Are Still Available!
If you sell a quilt or sewing related item we'd love to have you as a vendor.
Booth spaces are $45.00 for a 15' x 10' (width x depth) space.
Download an application from our website or stop by The Stitching Depot to pick one up.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW! $1.00/each or $5.00/10 tickets
Support the Burkburnett Community - Buy Your Ticket TODAY!
Contact a volunteer or The Stitching Depot for tickets!

September Update

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What's New!
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50/50 Bamboo Cotton Blend batting, 90" Wide Just $11.99/yard  Natural fibers that are softer than cotton, biodegradable and hypo allergenic.  Kyoto bamboo batting is chemical free!  The cleaning process uses no harsh chemicals.  New Punch-Needle technology avoids the use of binders or resins and keeps your batting from shifting or shedding through the cover of your quilt.  Created with an ultralight and super strong substrate, so your quilt will outlast years of repeated use and washings - even when your stitches are a full 8" apart!  Made in the USA
Bella Solids - Rainbow of colors to choose from $4.99/yard
108" BACKINGS - Just $14.99/yard  SAVE TIME!  SAVE MONEY!  NO SEAMING!  9 yards of 45" fabric = $80 Compare to 3 yards of 108" backing = $45!
Christmas Quilts From Hopscotch - Warm and Cozy projects on one side, flip this book over for Merry and Bright projects on the other side.  By Elissa Willms and Heather Willms
Quilter's Travel Companion national quilt shop directory- NOW ON CD!
 
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NEW BOOKS! 
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More Retro Aprons - by Cindy Taylor Oates,
Little Retro Aprons for Kids - by Cindy Taylor Oates,
Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin - Over 30 differnet project by Sara Nephew with Marci Baker,
More Fabulous Flowers - Mini-Quilts in Dimensional Applique by Sharon K Baker,
StrataVarious Quilts - 9 Fabulous Strop Quilts From Fat Quarters by Barbara Persing & Mary Hoover,
12 Days of Christmas - Art To Heart by Nancy Halvorsen,
Comport Quilts From The Heart - 12 Quick Projects to Take Care of Others by Jake Finch
 
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CLUB EVENT
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This Saturday is the T2 Club (Template Techniques)
When: 10am-12pm Cost: $10/month or $50/6-months.  Bring your Marti Michell Template Set A and a handful of scraps or fat quarters.  This months focus will be Flying Geese.  Don't forget to pre-register!
 
"Friendship Display of Quilts"
Just Around The Corner
Saturday Oct 4th 10am-6pm
Burkburnett Community Center (click for directions)
 
Tickets to Richard Larson's lecture on "Thread Play" are going fast!
11:00 AM Saturday October 4th at the Burkburnett Friendship Display of Quilts
Tickets are just $5.00 in advance or $7.00 at the door.  Only 50 seats!
Tickets available at The Stitching Depot, or order by phone (940) 569-0804 
Volunteer Meeting: Thursday Sept 11th 6:30pm at The Stitching Depot.  If you would like to assist with this charity event to benefit the Burkburnett community, please attend this meeting.  We are still in need of Booth Angels, White Gloves, Make-N-Take table assistants, Entrance & Ticket sales, set-up/take-down and more.  See you then!
 
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CLASS SCHEDULE
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September Calendar CLICK HERE

Pre-Registration is required for all classes

Note:  The store will be closed on the following days:

Fri-Sat Sept 26-27 - See you at the RRQG Quilt Show

Sat Oct 4 - See you at the Friendship Quilt Show

 

  • Delectable Mountains
    Date: Thursday September 11th 1pm-6pm
    Fee:$25
    Instructor: Kathleen Rose
  • Hand Quilting
    Date: Wednesday September 17th 1pm-4pm
    Fee: $15.
    Instructor: Paula Alvey
  • French Braid Placemats
    Date: Saturday September 20th 10am-2pm
    Fee:$20
    Instructor: Kathleen Rose
  • Judy Niemeyer's Wedding Star
    Date: Thursday September 25th 10:30am-6pm
    Fee: $40
    Instructor: Kathleen Rose
  • Sew Easy Geese
    Date: Thursday October 9th 1pm-6pm
    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Kathleen Rose
  • Easy & Elegant Lone Star
    Date: Thursday October 16th 12:30pm-5:30pm
    Fee: $25
    Instructor: Lori Wyatt
  • SPECIAL EVENT

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    ~SPECIAL EVENT ~
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    "MAINSTREE MADNESS"
    Sponsored by the Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce
    FRIDAY AUGUST 15th
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
     
    Don't forget to bring your July Mainstreet Mixer to get the August block FREE!!! 
     
    The Friendship Display of Quilts raffle quilt will be displayed on the sidewalk. 
    It will be hanging from our new quilt show poles.   
    Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets! 1-$1.00 or 10-$5.00
     
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    IN THE CLASSROOM
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    Only 1 seat available!! 
    THIS Saturday Aug 13th from 10am - 2pm 
    Come in and make an original bag by Joy Marie Designs
    Leave with a FINISHED tote!!!
    Deadline for paid registration is THIS FRIDAY 8pm!
     
     
    Thursday Aug 21st from 1pm - 6pm
    Bring your Marti Michell Log Cabin Ruler
    You'll love how easy it makes this quilt block.
     
    For a complete class schedule visit my CALENDAR at The Stitching Depot Website.

    Monday, August 4, 2008

    August 2008 Update Calendar

    We recently added a few new classes to the calendar. 
    Reserve your seat in advance!  Class space is limited.
     
    Thurs. Aug 7th 1pm-5pm  Quiltsmart Lone Star $30 (interfacing included)
     
    NEW!  Sat Aug 9th 10:30-12:30pm Template Techniques Club $10
    Meet the Second Saturday of each month and learn new techniques using the fantastic templates by Marti Michelle
    $10/mo or  $50/ for 6-months
     
    Wed. August 13th 1pm-4pm Hand Quilting $15 (kit included)
    Thurs Aug 14th 2pm-6pm French Braid Tablerunner $20
    Fri. August 15th 5pm-8pm Mainstreet Madness
    Sat. August 16th 10pm-2pm Summer Tote $40 (complete kit included)
    Thurs Aug 21st 1pm-6pm Marti Michelle Log Cabin $25
     
    NEW!  Fri Sept 5th 10:30-12:30pm and 4pm-6pm  P2 Club (Paper Piecing)
    Meet the first Friday of each month and learn paper piecing techniques with a wide variety of patterns.
    $10/mo or  $50/ for 6-months
     
    Fri-Sat Sept 5-6th Burkburnett Business Expo - Community Center
    Thurs Sept 11th 1pm-6pm Delectable Mountains by Elanor Burns $25
    Sat Sept 13th 10:30-12:30pm Template Techniques Club $10
    Fri Sept 19th 5pm-8pm Mainstreet Madness
    Sat Sept 20th 10am-2pm French Braid Placemats $20
    Thurs Sept 25th 10:30am-6pm Judy Niemeyer's Wedding Star $40
    Fri-Sat Sept 26-27th Stitching Depot Booth at the RRQG Quilt Show - MPEC, Wichita Falls, TX.
     
    Sat Oct 4th Stitching Depot Booth at the Friendship Display of Quilts - Community Center, Burkburnett, TX
    Thurs Oct 9th 1pm-6pm Sew Easy Geese by FriendFolks $25
    Fri Oct 10th 10:30-12:30pm and 4pm-6pm  P2 Club (Paper Piecing)
    Sat Oct 11th 10:30-12:30pm Template Techniques Club $10
     

    Monday, July 28, 2008

    August 2008

    HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY
    SIERRA SAVANNAH













    July was a busy month at the Jackson household. We celebrated Sierra's birthday at Castaway Cove waterpark and hosted a backyard barbeque to celebrate Savannah's. We had family here from Dallas, California and Colorado. It was a full house and a wonderful time. If you'd like to see more party pictures and the famous birthday cake, just visit my website and click the Newsletter link.



    If you've also been busy with summer plans all month,
    here is what's going on at The Stitching Depot....




    Moda Home 44" Texas Hankies $ 9.99/yard

    Put your creativity to work with these fun and colorful Texas hankies. Design your own kitchen towels, seat cushions, pillows, and wall hangings or piece them into your quilt. Let your creativity take over.




    Mark Lipinsky's Katmandu Collection $ 8.99/yard

    You are going to fall all over yourself in love with these fabrics. Mark Lipinsky of Quilter's Home magazine has out done himself. These stunning prints are inspired by the Indian Mehndi art.




    Benartex City Girl by Kitty Yoshida $ 8.50/yard

    Jumbo flowers in savvy shades of Lilac and Magenta, giant paisleys, dots and bar code stripes, what do you have? A fabulously sophisticated collection that just shouts "City Girl!" Inspired by contemporary fashion and furnishing designs with a truly cool modern touch.




    Bella Solids and Bella (PFD) Bleached White $ 4.99/yard

    These fabrics are 100% Cotton and 44/45" wide. More than 50 solid colors to choose from, many in stock. Orders arrive in as little as 1 day.




    Mini Bolts Just $4.99/yard

    An assortment of over 200+ yards of 44/45" cotton, clearance priced to make room for new fabric arriving each week. Highest quality fabric available from companies like Timeless Treasures, Marcus Brothers, Maywood Studios, Windham, Andover and more!




    Machingers Gloves $8.00

    Professional style machine quilting gloves have soft flexible fingertip grips to give you full control with less resistance and drag on your fabric. They are form fitting and seamless making it easy to clip, change thread and remove pins without having to take your gloves off. They enhanced hand and wrist support for reduced fatigue and tension in hands, arms, shoulders and neck. Available in XS, SM, ML, XL.




    Colorscope $7.95

    View fabrics, yarns or other colored materials through the Colorscope and its internal mirrors repeat the colors giving you an idea of how they will look together in your finished project. It helps to determine the dominant color(s), contrast, tone, pattern and ultimately the right mix of colors.




    Friendship Display of Quilts 2008 http://www.quiltshow.burkquilts.org

    Volunteer Meeting - Thursday July 31st, 6:30 p.m. at The Stitching Depot
    If you are able to volunteer your time PLEASE attend the first volunteer meeting for 2008. This will be an exciting year and there is so much that needs to be done. In addition to the quilt show, this year we have professional quilter and quilt artist Richard Larson coming to speak about Thread Play. The Quilt Show will be held at the Burkburnett Community Center on Saturday Oct 4th. If you can't attend the meeting just call and let us know you're willing to help out. Volunteers make this quilt show possible. Thank you for your help. Kimberly (940) 569-0804

    Vendor Booths Are Still Available!- If you sell a quilt or sewing related item we'd love to have you as a vendor. Booth spaces are $45.00 for a 15' x 10' (width x depth) space. Download an application from our website or stop by The Stitching Depot to pick one up.

    Calendar
    Thurs. August 7th 1:00-5:00 Lone Star - the Quiltsmart method
    Wed. August 13th 1:00-4:00 Hand Quilting
    Fri. August 15th 5:00-8:00 Mainstreet Madness
    Sat. August 16th 10:00-2:00 Summer Tote

    Sunday, July 27, 2008

    Savannah's 1st Birthday

    HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY SAVANNAH
    If you have little one's in your life than you probably have a few Baby Einstein DVD's around the house. While Savannah was watching TV I saw her giggle as this colorful caterpillar crawled across the screen and I thought, that would be an easy cake to make. It was a big hit with the big kids too!

    I bought a soccer ball cake mold at Michael's and 3 boxes of chocolate and 3 boxes of white cake mix. The head is 2 balls put together with a couple cake pins to hold it together. The rest of the body is alternating white and chocolate half balls. I used 1 ball first cut in half and then cut into 2 1/2" strips (after all I am a quilter) to make the legs. To make the grass I put coconut and green food color in a plastic bowl, cover tightly and shake shake shake. I used Pillsbury Whipped icing to help keep it light weight and found the cookies at the grocery store last minute. That's all!

    It whipped together quickly in an evening and is a lot more fun than a dry, boring store bought cake.


    Saturday, July 12, 2008

    Sierra's 4th Birthday

    HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY, SIERRA!
    This was such a fun party. At the last minute I called Castaway Cove and to my surprise they only had 1 other birthday scheduled for that Saturday. If you want an easy party, fully catered I highly recommend the waterpark. And it was super affordable. My entire family really had a fun time, young and old. I'll admit I didn't go all out on the birthday cake, but I don't think anyone really cared - they weren't there for cake!

    Monday, June 30, 2008

    July 2008

    We will be CLOSED on Friday July 4th ONLY
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    Saturday July 5th 10am-2pm
    40% off select bolts of Free Spirit, Westminster,
    Andover, Avlyn, Kings Road and many more!
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    200+ NEW yards of 44/45" Cotton on our
    MINI BOLT shelves Timeless Treasures, Marcus Brothers,
    Maywood Studios, Windham, Andover and more!
    Just $4.99/yard
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    We now carry COATS & CLARK 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread
    50wt, 300yd spools in all 52 colors. $1.98/ea
    METTLER Variegated Silk-Finish Mercerized Cotton Thread
    Small & Large spools available
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    Tutto Machine On Wheels-Award winning, medically endorsed case provides back-saving, lightweight transport of all sewing supplies. Top-Side-opening easy access, stable 4-wheel base, two inside straps to secure your machine, collapses to 3" for easy storage and stacks up to 100lbs.. Constructed of quality nylon. Available in burgundy, black, lime, purple, red, pink, blue, and orange.
    Order by Sat July 12th and receive 10% off
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    As always, Quilter's Cache Club members earn 5% back on every qualifing purchase.
    Do you know how many Loyalty Dollars you have?

    Friday, June 20, 2008

    June Mainstreet Madness

    Here is a last minute reminder:
    "MAINSTREET MADNESS"
    Sponsored by the Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce
    This month's theme is:
    SUMMER TIME
    TONIGHT FRIDAY June 20th
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Come Play "DISCOUNT LOTTO"
    Draw for Savings up to 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE FABRIC PURCHASE!

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    Don't forget your "Mainstreet Mixer Block" from last month
    The Mainstreet Mixer block is offered on the 3rd Friday of each month
    between 5pm and 8pm. The initial cost is $5.00 for your first block. Bring
    your completed block to the store during the following month's mixer and we'll
    give you the next block for free. Limit 1 per person.

    We're serving up those wonderful MARGARITA's and
    Sierra is setting up her Lemonade stand!

    As always, Quilter's Cache Club members earn 5% back on every qualifing purchase.
    Do you know how many Loyalty Dollars you have?

    Wednesday, June 4, 2008

    June 2008

    Summer has arrived and that means the HOT weather is already here in Texoma! Thank goodness my air conditioner went out last month instead of in these 100˚ temperatures. That tough old compressor held out 50 years. Can you believe that?! The new unit is super efficient and super cold!

    Have you been downtown for Burkburnett's Main Street Madness event? If not you're missing out on a lot of fun activities. It's every month on the 3rd Friday. Stop by The Stitching Depot for a FREE MARGARITA at our Main Street Mixer. Check out what's new on the shelves and receive 20% OFF ALL regularly priced bolts. That's Friday June 20th from 5pm – 8pm only! Don't forget your Mainstreet Mixer Quilt Block. Bring in last months completed block and receive the next block FREE! (1 per person) If you can't make it on the 20th between 5pm-8pm, that's okay. Come by any time after that and buy back in for just $5. It's not too late to get started. The initial block free is just $5. Past months blocks are available while supplies last. Don't wait! They're going fast!

    I'm very sad to announce, my wonderful teacher, Lori is moving to Weatherford, TX this month. The good news is she has promised to return each month to teach a class. While she is here you will be able to schedule an appointment and drop off your quilts to be machine quilted. We'll have a schedule available toward the end of summer, after she gets settled in to her new quilting studio.

    DO YOU HAVE LOYALTY $$$ Stop by and ask what your Loyalty Dollar balance is. You may have store credit and not even know it. Not a member? It's Free! Just come by the store and sign up. You'll start earning 5% back on all of your qualifying purchases.

    The Burkburnett Friendship Display of Quilts is just around the corner! WE NEED YOU to volunteer! The first volunteer meeting will be held Thursday July 10th, 6:30 at The Stitching Depot. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to help, please call Kimberly at (940) 569-0804.

    New website for all things quilted in Burkburnett. Visit www.burkquilts.org

    HELP WANTED: Do you know a quilting technique you could do in your sleep? Why not teach it and earn some stash cash! No teaching experience necessary – just be organized and patient with your students. Call (940)569-0804 or bring a sample by the store and we'll talk.