Warehouse sale is today and tomorrow!

Come join us for our warehouse sale!!! Today til 3pm and tomorrow 9-12pm 



Teaching Schedule through the end of the year!!! Come take a class with me!

Hi All!!!

I hope you all are enjoying Summer…We in WI love summer…we look forward to it every year…it’s seems so short and we try and make the most of our summers…boating, fishing, parties and projects…


Summer Breeze- Pieced SBOW run from PG in WI


Little Bowties…we are making 144 little bowties each week! Run from the CA store


Somewhere In Time…Wool appliqué- run from both CA & WI stores. These applique blocks are extra special with embroidery accents added!


Long sashing rows being prepared…Somewhere In Time…

For us quilter this means the Summer Blocks of the Week we run at Primitive Gatherings…I am happily caught up on my SBOW’s…I can not say that was true last week…but all doing 3 of them is a full time job!!!

I am posting my teaching “traveling” schedule for the rest of the year…I will also be teaching at our shops in WI and CA (these are not listed)..but want to let everyone know where I will be if they want to come out and take a class…there is some new info here and will go more in to details later…


CONTACT: Kay Hall Brand
I will be teaching and lecturing next week in Northwest Georgia, suburbs of Atlanta. I wanted to let anyone who might be interested know that there are still openings for my class at the Silver Comet Quilt Guild. This guild is located in Dallas Georgia. The date for the class is Monday, July 20. I will be lecturing Monday night at Silver Comet and Tuesday night July 21 at Etowah Valley Quilt Guild, Workshop on July 22 (CLASS FULL), Cartersville Georgia. Please PM KAY HALL BRAND ON FACEBOOK if you would like the contact information for either guild.




I will be teaching 2 projects…Greener Pastures and The Neighborhood…please contact Carmen at this link HERE for more details.

AUGUST 9&10    Darlene Bowman Retreat Battle Creek MI…FULL

sdquiltshow_logoSEPTEMBER 8-12th SAN DIEGO QUILT SHOW!!!

I will be teaching Garden Blooms Tablemat and Sue’s Star Quilt

Please visit the show link HERE if you want to join in the FUN!

SEPTEMBER 16-20TH  SPRINGVILLE, UTAHimage_jpg_300x300_q85

I will be teaching 3 classes during another wonderful event in Utah…here is the downloadable BROCHURE...









Lots of info here…hope you can join me in one of these classes…I am going to be cutting down teaching/traveling in 2016 and have limited dates for 2017.  I will be taking all of 2018 off from teaching other than our own places in CA and WI…So I hope you can make one of these events and I promise they will be LOTS of fun!!!

“Little Man” is getting bigger! He is being baptized this weekend!!

take care….LB





Mr. Snowman…. Pattern Corrections…

We have a few corrections to our new pattern Mr.Snowman…couple of dings..nothing too major…Please accept our apologUnknowny for this…We have corrected all our patterns in house…Please click and print this if you have purchased this pattern.

Mr. Snowman Corrections

We will be adding this to all of our websites and blogs asap…



Freebie info & Happy Independence Day!!!


Just want to wish Everyone a Happy 4th of July…I hope you all enjoy your celebrations, whether they be surrounded by family & friends or just a quiet one home stitching and relaxing…both sound wonderful..I am busy making food and sneaking in some stitching time here and there…I am working on projects for our upcoming cruise in Feb 2016, which will be Awesome!  Nick is fishing and caught a huge small mouth bass just outside of our channel…he just told me it was 18″ and 4 1/2lbs…ok..thanks Nick..we can stop wondering now…IMG_2871

There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the Freebie this year…so I want to point out a few things, that my be confusing…I know we may have a lot of new participants this year…and the shop girls are getting lots of phone calls…so hopefully this clears some of that up.

Previous commitments like Blocks of the Month do not qualify for a weekly freebie…never have in previous years.

Freebies are given out 1 per customer per week…if you place an online order and get another this is hard to figure out for us…so you may end of with a two if we do not know you are in the Block of the Week…again…not really a big deal for us… you placed another order…

If you are purchasing the finishing kit…and it is going to be shipped with your last shipment of SBOW, you will not get TWO freebies that week (one for the program and one because you place another $17 order)…see above…We are combining this shipment to save you shipping dollars…We never shipped freebies with the finishing kits as the SBOW is over when we usually ship them out…and again..1 per customer per week..

So I hope this helps clear everything up…now back to making some party food…found this cute plant at the grocery store…and my first fresh strawberry pie I have made!!!

IMG_2877 IMG_2874imagesAgain…Be Safe and have some FUN!


To Plant a Flower…Freebie Finishing…


Hi All…I just finished my pieced blocks for next week and thought I better inform you all of this…ToPlantAFlower/LisaBongeanHere is the finished 2015 Freebie I had promised…Please order your finishing kit if you are interested, asap so we can start cutting kits!!!

It going to be sent away to Linda to be quilted so we can put the finished quilt on the pattern…The finishing kit includes, flannel for center, borders and binding…with all the wools and pattern for $22.50…If you only want the pattern that will be $10…order here…they will not be shipping out until September, so no charges until we ship. ORDER HERE

If you want to get the Freebie blocks…all you have to do is purchase $17 per week at either WI or CA shops and you can collect 15 blocks free…if you missed out on the earlier ones…they are $5 each kit/pattern.

Its going to be a wonderful day here…I’m off to the Farmer’s Market! Enjoy the day!


Summer Update

I hope you are all having a great summer….I am trying to do some fun stuff along with all the deadlines I have to make!!!

I have been to SeaWorld in SanDiego…IMG_2684I have been hanging out at the Lakehouse with my Family..and friends and trying to see as many Sunsets as I can..IMG_2768IMG_2761IMG_2749I have been teaching ALOT also…At the WI studio..IMG_2740IMG_2745IMG_2743IMG_2744I forgot to take pics of the 2 Day Crazy Mat class…sorry Ladies…

I also want to share some of the samples that were brought in to the CA shop over our Grand Opening!!!

Here is Linda’s Timeless Rose quilt…IMG_2665and then we have Marsha’s Dashing Through the Snow…IMG_2666then some wool pumpkins on Midnight Harvest made by Cindy…IMG_2670It is so awesome when I teach a class and then the next time I’m at the shop someone brings in their finished project..here is Trina and her sample from our Punchneedle class…IMG_2671Then Jo shared a couple of things…little Thimble quilt…see how she placed her colored thimbles?…along with a SEW pincushion..IMG_2664Again…so much going on…I’m stitching ALL the BOW’s.  Both from the WI shop and the Little Bow Ties from the CA shop..IMG_2797 IMG_2833IMG_2821

We also are planning a wedding for the end of summer for these two…I think they were enamored with ‘little man” and want one of their own even more now!!!IMG_2796also last but not least I finished the FREEBIE…I will show it as soon as they get it on the website…lol…so coming soon!  Enjoy the nice weather and get those BOW fused down or cut if you are doing the pieced one…and then when you have little moments of time you can use it well!  Make the best of everyday….and STITCH!  LB

oh…one more thing…I am seeing lots of cool wildlife at the Lake…like this huge toad…he was as big as Luke’s hand..IMG_2779and then this big beautiful Moth…IMG_2754Until next time!!


Colfax with a border…

I just HAVE to share Gretchens quilt with you…I have edited her email to me…she is entering it in a show and needs permission, so I took all of that out…This is probably the BEST thing that someone has added to one of my designs and it is made from my fabric also….I love the border…thought I’d share it with you…Enjoy this beauty!!!! Notice the piping in the binding….so nice…I hope you win Gretchen!!!LB

—–​Hello Lisa
I met you last summer at AQS in Grand Rapids. I bought your kit for Colfax County the year before but decided for my bed I wanted some borders.

so I was purchasing some additional fabric from you last summer. I finally have the quilt finished and have attached a picture.

I hope you enjoy how I added the borders.

I have fabric left and plan to make pillow shams

thank you for your time. I love your items
Gretchen fullP1010845

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