February 21, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway!! Quilters Depot!!

 NANBON44 is the lucky winner of the blue bag of goodies from Quilter's Depot!!!  CLAIMED!

She will have until Thursday at 7:00 a.m. Eastern time to claim her winnings!  If she defaults, I will draw a new name!!
Thank you Jennifer for a fantastic week!! :)

Jennifer Shushnar of Quilter's Depot has joined my blog as a sponsor and has agreed to an interview this morning!!  I am very thankful for my sponsors for giving you all an opportunity to meet them and for giving you a chance to win something nice from their shops!

I would like for you to meet Jennifer!
Jennifer has brought along something special for one of you!  I wonder who the lucky reader will be???
Quilters Depot was established in September 2009 by Pauline and Jennifer Shushnar.  The mother/daughter team have both been doing crafts/quilting for many years.  They picked Castle Shannon because it was close to a local guild and their home.  When they discovered the lighthouse plaza they knew it was the location they wanted.
Jennifer got started crocheting and doing cross stitch work when she was in her single digits.  Her grandmother instilled the love of crafts  into her at a young age.  Now as an adult Jennifer’s greatest wish is to bring other younger people into the things she loves to do while still learning new skills herself.  Her newest project is learning how to hand quilt and she wants to learn how to knit.
Jennifer concentrates on the business end of the store and runs the long arm quilting services for the store.  Jennifer works full time for a local Pittsburgh bank and is the “night” and “weekend” shift at the store.  When Jennifer is at the store she teaches a long arm quilting class that qualifies customers to then be able to rent the store’s  Handiquilter Fusion to finish their quilts.
Pauline has been doing crafts most of her life.  She has done many of the different crafts.  She has done ceramics, hand embroidery, cross stitch, crewel work, red-working, quilting, and now she is the creative side of the business.  She makes samples and teaches several classes a month at the store. Pauline is also the one who taught Jennifer to quilt.
The store is a total family business, even Dad, being a retired industrial art teacher can be found at the store.  His duties include cutting fabric to cleaning and repairing items at the store.
Quilters Depot is more than just a store.  Pauline and Jennifer want you to feel like you are coming into their home.  It is not an uncommon site to see customers receiving help from all or any of the sales associates on duty that day.  Quilting is about fun, friendship and lastly completed projects.  There are days you will find 15 bolts sitting because we are trying to match fabrics for a customer.
 Charity events are something that Quilters Depot try to have regularly.  They have done several quilts of hope to embroidering out ribbons to items for pet charities.  The ladies of Quilters Depot believe in giving back to those in need and their community.
Pauline and Jennifer have lots of plans for the store, and hope to keep growing!  If in Pittsburgh look us up and come visit!  If you are from out of state, come on in and check out our map and see if your state has been represented by a visitor!
 We have a monthly newsletter that can be found on the website.  Sign up for weekly email updates and every once in awhile you might just get a special email surprise!  We have customer rewards that are tracked by our computer system and will get you gift cards and free yards of fabric!  We have a hubbies corner, where the men or children in your life can sit on the comfy couch and watch tv or read!  We have gift cards available for sale in any denomination from five dollar and up.

Quilters Depot
4160 Library Rd
Pittsburgh Pa 15234

Wasn't that a wonderful interview!!  Jennifer has not yet set up to be an online business but if you are ever in her area, please stop in and say hello!  You never know what you might find in her shop!  And if you are searching for something in particular, I am sure if you give her a call, and she were to have the item in question, she would be glad to take your order over the phone! And as always, visit her website to view the most current newsletter to see what is new in the shop!!

So, now for the part I know you have been waiting so patiently for... The Giveaway!

What was in that blue bag???

Jennifer has sent a 4th Quarter Bag Kit with everything you need to make the bag from Silk Road Creations! She has also included 3 extra goodies... a seam ripper, an ink pen, and one other goodie!  I have never seen this 3rd goodie before so we must ask Jennifer what it is! :)  And oh yeah, the bag is  VERY nice for taking around your projects!!
So, what do you have to do to have a chance to win this fabulous kit from Quilters Depot??

Comment here leaving your email address if you do not have a blog with it listed in your profile.  Make sure you are not a no-reply blogger.  If I can't contact you, that disqualifies you from winning. :(


You must blog about the giveaway on your blog, if you have one.  The blog must have a link directly back here to my blog to count. 

If you do not have a blog, you can still enter but you must leave your email address in the comment so I can reach you should you win!

But for those of you with blogs, to be eligible to win you must blog about this to be eligible for the prize.  The sponsors are doing these giveaways for advertisement and if we don't create as many links as we can across blogland, then their purpose is not as far reaching as it could be.

I will come and visit the blogs before I choose the winner.  There were 7 ladies in the last giveaway who only commented and did not post it on their blogs.  They may have thought they could do either, or.  

But you must do both!  Comment and blog!

Now go forth and shout out the word!! For every person who signs up that tells me they saw this on your blog, you get an extra chance to win! :)

I will give this prize away on Sunday, February 20th at NOON - Eastern time!

Jennifer told me some of you have sent your comments to her.  You must comment HERE ON MY BLOG to be entered in the giveaway.  :)


Gerald said...

thanks for all the work you do. and what you do helping people quilt around the world and for the community,

Mimi said...

Awesome! Thanks for the interview and sharing. I am a follower.
micheletimms at gmail dot com

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Thearica, what a great interview with Pauline and Jennifer. Their shop sounds so peaceful and homelike, I will certainly visit there whenever I am in the area. I grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and still my ears perk up when they hear that recognizable accent. Too bad about those cheeseheads; next year, team.

Marcia W. said...

This was a nice interview and enjoyed learning about the shops charitable efforts and family participation. Would enjoy winning the kit as is lovely. Best wishes for continued success! I do not have a blog. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Peaceful Piecer said...

I blogged about your giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

PaulaDawn said...

Lovely giveaway. I will be blogging about this giveaway as well.

Micki said...

What a lovely prize! I will blog about it tomorrow, and give you the link! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pokey said...

Thank you for another great giveaway, you can see my blog about it at:



Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I included the info in my blog today:

Nanbon44 said...


I have your wonderful giveaway on my blog..Nanbon's Corner...

Nanbon44 said...

Wonderful Giveaway, please enter my name in the drawing

robin said...

I'm wishing Quilters Depot was in my neck of the woods... Thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

robin said...

I blogged about this giveaway at: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-pigtales-and-quilts.html

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Thank you for the chance to win, I am blogging about your give away right now. It will be the post for February 15th at:

Deborah said...

I'm still new to all this blogging stuff, (well, new to having my blog, but not new to reading others blogs), so I've posted about your giveaway, but not sure if you can figure out how to get to it to see it. I'm slowly but surely trying to start posting, but haven't gotten into the swing of things yet. Good luck with the giveaway. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Perfect because I need a tote bag pattern!!! Nothing like winning one :)

Thanks for the chance.


stampgram said...

What a great giveaway - Love it. I need to make some totes for gifts so I really hope I win!

Kathleen C. said...

I'm sorry to say that I don't have a blog, because I'd like to spread the news of this lovely quilt shop. (Tho if I understand correctly I can still enter). Jennifer and her mom and dad obviously work very hard, and I wish I lived close enough to visit.
Thanks very much for the giveaway.

SewCalGal said...

Wonderful giveaway. I have included this in the list on my page where I share insights on giveaways and contests: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html


Sandy said...

Thanks you for the opportunity to win even though I do not have a blog. Looks like a great store.

Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

Just found your blog and I love it! I don't have a blog myself but I would so like to win the blue bag and all it's contents!!
Thanks for the chance to participate! Kathy

Karen said...

First time visitor of your site and I enjoyed reading the interview. Please enter me for the prize. kslee27@gmail.com Don't have a blog.

Melody said...

Please, pretty please
thanks so much

Sue from Cypurs said...

I am a first time visitor to your blog and just loved the interview. As soon as I finish this comment I will visit your older posts. This looks like a lovely blog. Thank you for the chance a winning Jennifer's goodies. I don't have a blog unfortunately, but will pass on this to other quilting friends. Thank you for the chance.
Hug, Sue from Cyprus

Sandi said...

I'm a first time visitor also! I loved this interview with Jennifer and will be back to read more from you. thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

Sue from Cyprus said...

I am so sorry, I forgot to leave my email address soulla.kimishis@cytanet.com.cy
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

susane said...

En effet, cette réalisation est une vraie merveille, merci pour cet article en tout cas.

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