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Inspiring others…

Now please don’t take this post the wrong way…I would never do a “shout out” about myself but when one reads a post about herself, it really justifies that YES! This is what I am meant to do…

Here is a post from Becky, who took one of my classes in Utah this last weekend: she is a young enthusiastic quilter who has her own patterns and blog…she is currently doing a 52 week series on making things with your extra blocks you may have around… i have drawers full!…visit her blog here and meet Becky! Her post is titled 10 things I learned from Primitive Gatherings!

Patchwork Posse

We are busy setting up our booth here in CA…got a lot done yesterday…Nick fell asleep before 8 last night and is still snoring away…keeping me awake! Oh well, I guess I get lots of research done when this happens…

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I am currently working on recreating this antique quilt top from my collection…I should really say that it is my inspiration for what I am working on because I am using wools, changing the colors, changing the size and adding my own little touches and revamping just a little…I have stitched all 9 blocks and now will work on the borders…but what I really love about this quilt top is the faded green vegetable dyed cotton that has faded to a unique blue….but that will not be the case in my re-creation of this awesome quilt! I also love the way the borders were put on… No matching up the vine so it flows from one border to the next…she just stitched them and sewed them on, not caring about a continuous vine of leaves..LB

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26 Responses to “Inspiring others…”


  1. 1 Kim
    January 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Lisa;
    Love your antique quilt and can not wait to see what your recreation looks like in wool.
    And I’m sure its not said often enough you are by far one of the most encouraging sharing designers out there; I have known many people who have taken classes with you and all have the most wonderful things to say about how great of a teacher and encourager you are. Can not wait until an opportunity arises to be in one of your classes.

  2. 2 Cheryl Rudnytsky
    January 23, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I just read the Patchwork Posse blog. It only makes me want to take one of your classes that much more. And I will, when I can get to where you are one of these days.

  3. 3 Carol Eberhardt
    January 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Looking forward to finding ways to use my many orphaned blocks. Took too many patchwork classes and not enough time to finish anything back in the day when my kids were young. So now I have too much unfinished business…and fabric I probably wouldn’t choose these days … but don’t want to toss or donate just yet. Still thinking there’s potential … Hoping the site you referenced will help me plow through some if it!

  4. 4 Lori A.
    January 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

    That’s a beautiful block…I’m sure your version will be even better! Any idea if there is a Juki dealer at Road? I want to try out the machine you rave about and our local dealer doesn’t carry it. My serger is a Juki so I am familiar with them. Thanks Lisa! See you tomorrow!

  5. January 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I hope I get a chance to take a class with you in the future. Can’t wait to see your version of the antique quilt. I bet it looks wonderful in wool.

  6. 6 Mary Eisele
    January 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful quilt … and I love the borders too. Will you do a pattern?

  7. 7 Kathy
    January 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Experience, the best teacher and you have plenty of that, Lisa! Thanks for telling us about Becky and her blog.

  8. 8 Kathy
    January 23, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Love, love, love the antique quilt!! Looking forward to the pattern!! Thanks for the “Becky blog” too!!!

  9. 9 Sharon M.
    January 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I can see why you are redoing that quilt. It is awesome as I am sure your quilt will be also. Thanks for sharing.

  10. January 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I recognize this quilt top; so happy that you have it & excited to see what your version will be like!

  11. 11 Cindy
    January 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    You are the best teacher! I took one of your classes & picked your brain – looking forward to taking another class in the future. The snoring issue, my husband snores too & for many years. One night I held his nose and he was swinging at me in his sleep and woke up & said “are you trying to kill me!” I told him I was saving his life…lol
    After many years of snoring he recently went to an ENT doctor, tried the CPAP machine (forget it). This thing sounds like a vacuum with your hand on it when not in place. So the doctor suggested surgery, cutting the nose & throat (not happening). I feel your pain not being able to sleep.

  12. January 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Lisa, I look forward to your inspirational project. I love how the quilter used the traditional nine patch setting, but did not do the traditional alternate placements of the blocks. I also like that she didn’t line all the blocks up inthe same orientation.

    I can’t wait to see what your colour twist is for your quilt.

  13. 13 Elaine S.
    January 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    It is so wonderful that you can share your time and talent with so many. I believe you are the Energizer Bunny. Surely enjoyed the class I took and hope to do it again very soon.

  14. 14 Janet G
    January 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I have taken 3 classes from you and all were GREAT!!! You are a wonderful teacher and it is so nice of you to share you love and knowledge of quilting with us. This is exactly what you were meant to do. Hope to take another class soon.

  15. 15 Rosemary
    January 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    love it love it – can’t wait to see your creation – just keep it coming.

  16. 16 Denise Cabral
    January 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    I wish I could have been in your class in Utah. I have family there. Next time you have a class I will have to visit them!

  17. 17 Char Hackett
    January 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

  18. 18 Beth Esser
    January 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I am lucky enough to live in Wisconsin only a 1 1/2 hour drive from Primitive Gatherings! But that 1 1/2 hour drive still makes it too far away for me and doesn’t happen often enough! Everytime I’ve visited Lisa’s shop I have recieved something free – a pattern, a book, fabric, a shopping bag, a pin cushion kit, a quilt block, cookies! Lisa is truly a kind and generous person and it is certainly returning to her tenfold! No one deserves it more than you Lisa! I met you when you first opened your shop and I feel that your success is my success – so thank you. Now don’t let it go to your head and get back to work! Oh, sorry, the word is Fun! When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life! Love ya, Besser

  19. January 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I love the antique quilt. It is so beautiful. I also like the borders.

  20. 20 Lori
    January 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Lisa, can’t wait to see your version!!

  21. 21 Rachel Friedrichs
    January 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    You left quite the impression on that blogger! Thanks for sharing her blog with us. The 10 things that she shared are now new things that I have learned too. I never even thought of putting a pillow on my lap when stitching, but I have a feeling it is going to help keep my back from getting sore. Looking forward to seeing your booth this weekend at the Road to CA! P.S. love the vintage quilt you are working on too :)

  22. 22 Vicki Hyatt
    January 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Do you have instructions for making a sleeve?

  23. 23 Janan Doster
    January 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I really like the antique quilt, and I can not wait to see how you personalize it and make it your own.
    Thank you for sharing the blog and your students 10 tips!! Many great ideas that were worth sharing!

  24. January 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Thanks Lisa for sharing my link! I am excited to meet the new readers you sent my way. :) Glad to find such a talented designer and one who shares what she knows. It was a pleasure! Thanks again.

  25. February 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I love that you’re doing a wool quilt based on this old quilt. i’ve been perusing books trying to put together an old-timey aka “classic” applique quilt, only in wool. I look very forward to seeing this in the future. I also love that blue color. though my wool collection is out of control right now, i would jump to buy a piece that faded out green/blue color.

  26. 26 Debby Warthen
    February 18, 2013 at 8:49 am

    can’t wait to start!


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