15
Nov
17

Crashed site

We are so happy you are all excited about our event that you have crashed the site.. Robb is working on getting it back up so please… it will only be a little bit for him to extend our bandwidth ( I think I got he terminology right) to handle the very heavy traffic….. this is so awesome!!! I know it’s crazy but please bear with it for a little bit…we are happy you all want to order from us and really really appreciate your understanding while it’s down…it won’t be for long…

15
Nov
17

Are you ready for our Annual Primitive Christmas Event!!!

Well I hope you are all as excited as we are tired!!! lol…no really we are excited too…to see all of the work we have done all staged up and ready for you all…I wish you all could come through our doors and see how beautiful the shop is…I will post some pics tomorrow…but I promised a reveal of the last two items…

Here is our 11″x 33″ish runner..I designed this to go on my “behind the sofa table” So its a little skinny but big enough still for any regular table or coffee table.. We have included a cute alphabet and numbers in case you like to date your project…but wouldn’t this make a great gift…very simple piecing and a little wool appliqué!!!  I think my runner was sent to CA, but the WI store will have the one with the year on it..

 

I took this pic of Jean’s runner while it was being quilted…so it is “in progress”…we cross hatched about every half inch…so those lines will have one more in between as well and crossed the other way…

Then we have the candy cane santa….he is soooooo cute…but his eyes were bugging me so I re-stitched them…much better now…he was “scared straight” Santa…now he’s just jolly old Santa… Now you have seen all four of your projects…I can say I really am happy with how they all turned out…I did a few more Christmas projects and will be teaching these in NC the week after Thanksgiving….you will be able to order these as well…

The shop girls have also been working hard making new projects for this event from many talented designers…like Stacey, from Buttermilk Basin and Bonnie, from  All through the Night…many more but those are a few I seen many samples from…The shop girls also have created all these little quilty gifts for you to buy for your quilty friends…I want one of all of them!!!  Jessica will be blogging about all the things and prices and so on on our shop blog…sometime today yet…so I hope you are signed up for those posts as well…Then another great thing about this years event is our MINI Quilt show….our customers will be voting on their favorite quilt in 3 different categories…Triangles-blue tags Appliqué-yellow tags and then Pieced-red tags….I am not showing ALL the quilts now…I want to give them a whole separate blog post…they are so awesome!!!

Please visit our site soon to order all of our goodies!!!https://www.primitivegatherings.us

 

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15
Nov
17

Triangle Gatherings Block 82

Just a quick post to let you know I have not forgotten about our Triangle Gatherings blocks…only a few more left…part of me wants to savor them but I know some of you want them all asap!!! So today I am getting my essentials for a Hot Cocoa Bar at our Primitive Christmas Event that starts tomorrow…and finishing up just a few loose ends…but I thought I would quick shoot you a block to work on if you have nothing else to do!!! LOL…we probably all have 12 things going on at the same time…take care and stay warm today..Click here to print Block 82

14
Nov
17

Moda Blockhead Block 37

I absolutely LOVE this block….it is from Lynne from KT Quilters….Go HERE for the pattern.

Here is my version of Lynne’s block…

Today the question is…– Do you remember your first Quilt Market as an Exhibitor?  When was it?  Was it exciting?  Terrifying?  Both?

My first quilt Market…Kansas City 2000….It was both terrifying and exciting…I had know idea what was going to happen…I’m making plans to go to Portland in 2018 so that 18 years…wow…where does the time go???

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14
Nov
17

the easiest make & take ornie ever…

I know you have loved our “stackable” ornies that we designed the last two years, the TREE and then the SNOWMAN but this year’s I think is the easiest and so super cool….Our stackable  candy cane is 6″ which is made from 1″ pre-cut circles…but then what happens if we made them from 3/4″ or 1/2″ wool circles…such adorable minis which measure 4 1/2″ and 3″…The pattern will be free and included in your packet of FREE patterns and you will be able to order kits that I know you all enjoy so much…each kit will have two candy canes in it…one red, one cream…prices are reasonable and will be in Wednesday’s post where I will reveal the rest of the projects…

Now that  I have revealed the Make & Take ornie that we will be making during our three day event at both stores I can’t help but show you the annual mug and then you will discover our “theme”.  Which all of the projects have featured…all but the pincushion as I do not think it should be seasonal…

This mug is beautiful!!! We absolutely all love how it turned out and we have hopefully ordered enough to handle all the orders…I have ordered mugs based on past sales,  in hopes we do not have to order again and everyone will get theirs well in advance of Christmas…If something has happened to one of your past years mugs we do have a very limited number of them…but you will have to call and order an old mug as we cannot put them on the site and control the number we actually have on hand.  Tomorrow I will reveal the last two free patterns…

NOTE: I am sorry but the CA store will only have the 4 1/2″ candy canes for this event..we will eventually get all the sizes to them, but these kits take a lot of time to make and with shipping it just didn’t happen…but we will do our best to get them there as fast as we can….thank you for understanding…you can order them at the CA store and they will put them aside for you as soon as we get them there…

Time to get my post for the Moda Blockhead ready to post early tomorrow morning….all for now…LB

13
Nov
17

What’s coming up?

I know some of you know we are all working our butts off for our biggest event of the year…I am taking a break…eating a bowl of chili for dinner for the third day in a row…gets better everyday…still a lot left…hopefully it will take me to Thursday…

This Thursday is our first day of our Primitive Christmas Event!!! I love this event…its tough getting it all ready…designed, stitched patterned, cutting and kitting…patterns checked…always pushing…make another set of samples for CA…mugs came in on time…shipped everything to CA today 2nd day air…watching the Voice stitching one last binding…now…time to start sharing what’s coming…the Free pincushion kit or you can frame it…yes..I think it’s that cute…So how does this all happen…I walk through the warehouse…find a bunch of bolts or end cuts just sitting there…maybe a little while too long…it’s time to “get rid” of this…no…scratch that…it time for it to “be something”….Well…we give lots of these away…between the two shops and our web orders…so I want to design something that every “stitcher” will LOVE…

So…here is your pincushion you will get free along with 3 other patterns with a $30 purchase Thursday the 16th-19th at the shops or through the 20th on our website…I hope you like it…you will be able to purchase extras for $5 each and you can pick your color…We have red, gold and natural….I have to admit I am a little smitten with the “vintage farmhouse” look that’s so popular lately…so that is what the natural one is trying to encompass…the urban farmhouse stitcher!!!We will also be selling black /cream frames for $25 each…If you are framing your pincushion you will have to stitch some scrap extenders on to wrap in the frame…they will have a 5 1/2″ opening.

Thank you all for being the best part of Primitive Gatherings…I will be revealing more tomorrow…can’t wait to show you our “stacked” project this year, sweetest one yet!!!

Is there enough time yet tonight to make a Moda blockhead block and maybe a Triangle Gathering block too…until tomorrow…LBGreat shot of the sunset…love the reflection…Anchor Point 11/12/17.

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08
Nov
17

Moda Blockheads…Block 36

We are fresh home from Quilt Market/Festival…tired…very tired…but we have a Primitive Christmas coming next week which is Primitive Gatherings biggest event of the year in our Wisconsin and California  quilt shops…We give away 3 patterns along with  pincushion kit to each of our customers who places an order November 16-18 in the shop and through the 19th on the web…I need to make our projects, get the patterns written, kits made some need to be sent to CA and then after that we can relax a little…So I hope you can join us for this event!!!  The more the merrier!!!  If you can come to the store we have some very cool fun stuff for you!!! Hot Chocolate bar (in WI, its probably 80 degrees in CA!!)…the best ever make and takes ever!!! and a mini quilt show for you to vote on (WI)!!!

This week’s block is from Carrie…Go to the Moda blog to get the pattern…

Nice and easy block…take about 15 min…some of you love that!!! lol..

Question of the Week ~ How many fabric collections have you created?  Do you have a favorite?  If so, which one is it and why is it your favorite? Well…I know I have 21 for sure…but it’s early in the morning so I could be off by one or two…I do NOT have a favorite..I have cotton lines, some with accompanying wovens…6 full lines of cozy super soft flannels…all my lines are different than each other, unless we of course re-create a line…like Snowman Gatherings I-III…which by the way sells like crazy…that is why we had three!!!  All my regular cotton lines feature small/tiny mostly reproduction prints I find in my lovely collection of antique quilts…I will be working on a few more this week for next year…so who knows what you will be seeing from Primitive Gatherings!!!

Have a great day and you have to go see all the designers blocks and find out who has the most Moda fabric lines…I bet I know who!!!  LB

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