19
Oct
14

Market Prep…almost done

I am so sorry for ignoring this blog and keeping you informed of what is going on with me and the shop…but when its Market time and your fabric arrives late on Wednesday (15th)and you need to cut piece and appliqué 3 quilts to be shipped out the the next week (21st) so they can be quilted sent back, bound and photographed for patterns and brochures.  There isn’t enough time to do much.  I even had help with Amy making all the HST’s for Triangle Gathering….Its also not very glamorous…sometimes its a few days between hairdos but I always soak in the tub each night after sitting for so many hours and stitching.  So this is the story of why the neglect…Oh…and I hope you are all liking out new website for Primitive Gatherings…still a little more work to do but I can’t believe all the features it has and it will take us a bit to learn it all…If you have had problems with not getting to our site…please type in your browser Primitive Gatherings and remove the old cached one in your bookmark and add the new one.  We also have sent out a post from the shop about all the techy stuff you can do, as our site uses the latest technology.

IMG_0442The week before this I was working on new wool appliqué designes…I was bummed because when I was on FB and Instagram everyone was stitching on Autumn stuff and I was working on Spring and Flowers…New projects for Fall Market so shops can buy our designs make them and have them ready for Spring and Summer…Well…I snuck in a new Fall one…Here is Pumpkin Farm…pumpkin farm/primitive gatherings

 

This is what is looks like when I first start stitching… I just drew the branches on the trees and have them stem stitched…pumpkin farm/lisa bongean

 

Then here it is after having one side done…see how it comes to life with the small details you can do with a needle and thread?  Lazy daisy fall leaves…falling off the tree and piling on the ground…the mums are blooming, the fire is lit in the Pumpkin house and the geese are starting to fly south…over the harvest moon…

photo-both sides stitched. The size is 10×30…Notice the cool background wool?  This is a limited background that we will only have for the first kits we make….I love the added interest it adds.  If you want, I say want because I know you don’t need to have another projects…but this one is fun to stitch!  Here is the link to our website for kit and pattern info.  Pumpkin Farm

I will try to keep posting about the other projects…Happy Sunday and Go Packers!lisabongean/pumpkin farm

02
Oct
14

Updating website!

Let’s cross our fingers and hope the magic happens like it should!

UPDATING WEBSITE TODAY!!! 10/2
by lisabongean
UPDATING OUR WEBSITE
Over the past couple months we have been working on upgrading our website in order to make navigating and ordering on our site easier for our customers. When we upload our NEW site, we are going to need to be down for a span of 24 hours. This is going to happen from Thursday (10/2) at noon to Friday (10/3) at noon. After this time, you will be able to start ordering from the NEW site. The site will look different from the old one, so do not panic if you see something different than what you are used to seeing: our layout will be different, our products will still be unchanged.

Key Features:
1. You will be able to change your password, credit card, mailing and billing
addresses easier.
2. Comments will be seen clearly in your order
3. Search engine is better equipped to find what you are looking for
4. Wish list option

Log In Procedure:
When logging into the NEW site, you will be using your current user name and password.

IF this does not work for you there are 2 steps for you to try.
1. Ask for a NEW password, this will be sent to the email that is on file for you, once you have used this you should be able to get into the site. IF this does not work for you please use Step 2.

2. You will need to Re-register COMPLETELY. Even though you could be a current customer, when we uploaded current customers into the new system, one or two of you could have been missed.

We realize that this switch might not go as perfectly as we want it to, so please be patient with us during this process. We will get everything corrected in a timely manner and get this site running smoothly.

Again thank you very much for your support and understanding,
Lisa and Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop Staff

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25
Sep
14

Look what we have in stock!!

It’s finally here, as promised I said I would let you all know…we are still waiting for it on the roll, but you now can order the sheets! Click HERE   

Happy fusing…I will let you know when it comes in, in the 28 and 24 widths…LB
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15
Sep
14

Stitch Along Part 4…

Here is Part 4 for the Stitch Along!  PATTERN

Your kits will ship later this week they will be $9…remember to get a 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ ruler or order one from our site they are  on sale for $11.95.  The ruler and Part 4 can be ordered -on the NEW page…scroll down a few offerings….HERE  

If you are on Auto ship you do not have to order again. Unless you want the ruler…you can email and tell us to send it along or your can place an order.

lisabongeanI am o1754n my way to lisabongeanPieced SALGeorgia today to teach a workshop with the Gwinnett Quilt guild and do a trunk show on Tuesday September 16 at 9:30-12:30…I think you can come as a guest for the trunk show if you are in the area…I love the GA girls…we are going to have a blast in class!

Now for some customer show and  share…BarbCutlerBarb Cutler is sharing her embellished center block!  Karen Schultz

Karen Schulz is showing off here up to date SAL!  and I am going to add this in here…

Kathy Bowen’s Words to Live By: all quilted and finished! How wonderful!!  Happy Monday! LBIMG_0115IMG_0118IMG_0116kathy bowen

 

 

13
Sep
14

Market is over….now festival begins…

Just want to say HI, after a long time away…this little quilter has survived market and has lots to talk about when I get home….

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Here are our quilts in the Moda booth…the small quilts worked really well on the ladder as the sales reps could easily grab them bring them over to the quilt shop owners to feel and admire how wonderful the quilting shows up on these primitive muslin flannels…they have the best feel to them…it’s hard to describe what it is but it is something different than the other flannels…

These patterns and kits will be available next month as Moda has ordered them in advance for a late November shipping. Tell your local shops about them as lots of shop owners do not attend market…. They are available on 8 yard bolts if they order all 25 colors…also they are basics so we will be designing many future projects with them…they have the look and feel of wool, but not the cost!!!

13
Sep
14

and the winner is?

I want to thank everyone for the wonderful comments…It is the coolest thing ever to be a MODA designer and get to meet tons of quilters through our LOVE of fabric.  I don’t have to remind you that Moda is the best fabric company around hands down.  It shows in everything they do and how they treat everyone from designers, to shop owners and then end consumers.  It takes a lot creativity, effort and attention to detail to do all things MODA.

I hope while you visited my blog your subscribed so we can continue to quilt together all year long.  I currently am finishing up on all the pattern writing that comes along with Lakeside Gatherings. IMG_9909 Did you notice that Lakeside has homespuns also?There are 24 total light and dark homespuns.  They are again just gorgeous… so soft and wonderful companions to the prints.  Almost all of the antique quilts I collect have homespuns in them.  Here is the homespun FQ bundle next to the print FQ’s.  I know the homespun is going to be scarce as production numbers we not nearly what the prints were…so if you see it in your Local Quilt Shop grab it up…just an FYI.  If you want to visit the precuts on our website you can pre-order HEREIMG_9911

Good Luck to you all and I hope you find your name on one of these winning posts today!  And the winner of the Lakeside Gatherings bundle is….

Amanda Kay
September 9, 2014 at 8:34 am
I love your new line. Moda is my favorite fabric to work with too! I can always tell which fabric is moda because I am drawn to it. I am just now beginning to tell the fabric from different designers too without even looking at the designer name:)

Please email us with your physical address to we can get this out to you..

Contact Judy P…at: primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com   and she will ship it out to you!IMG_9902

Now my little friend Jeter here wants photo copyto go for a walk…he is bugging me while I type here…have a great day…and make sure you STITCH!  LB

 

11
Sep
14

Getting Ready to post 10th Anniversary Stitch Along Part 4…

PIECED VERSION 10TH ANNIV.SAL

PIECED VERSION
10TH ANNIV.SAL

I am done stitching both versions for Part 4 on the SAL!  Look for it to post next week…You can see a peek on the website! HERE  I want to bring to your attention that we will be making square in a square units for the next round…I just happened to have this 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ ruler and it worked amazing for making these units…It has a center line that you line up in the corners of the square and then trim…it creates perfect 1/4″ seam allowances.  The ruler is 2 1/2″ wide so you can do both edges!  Go and get yourself one of these at your LQS if you don’t have it OR we have discounted the ruler for you all…reg.$14.95 for you it will be $11.95! It is a great size ruler for many other things as well…this won’t be the only thing you use it on!

If you  are AUTOMATICALLY receiving the SAL and would like one to be sent with your Part 4 please let us know when placing your order for the ruler (in comment section-say…send with SAL)

If you order each time the SAL posts just add it to your order it there is a drop down box for the ruler on the Part 4… and we will get it out to you with your kit.

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Part 3- kit corrections- you will be getting 2 different strips of green fabric…we are NOT putting them in the Part 4 kit.  They will just be in the envelope…so make sure you look for them as well as your Part 4 kit..

If you get your SAL automatically we have already corrected or will be correcting yours with Part 4.

If you order each time the SAL posts we will also be sending the 2 green strips with your Part 4.

If for some reason you are NOT going to order Part 4 and you did order Part 3, email us and we will get the 2 strips out to you.

Again, I apologize for this and hurried to get Part 4 done so you can finish up your Part 3.

 

Now no more words now…Here is a 10ASAL- that this kind Quilter( please email me with your name again…I know I wrote it down somewhere)brought to Grand Rapids show to show me…Isn’t it awesome! Can’t wait to see her next rounds…securedownload-1

Martha MumawHere us Martha Mumaw’s SAL!  Did you notice it is on point??

Please send your SAL photos to:

primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com

Have a great weekend…and don’t forget to send me some photos!!! I love getting them..LB




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