The Build

 

I found a little time to start this journal of building our DREAM shop, warehouse and Retreat house…I will try and share all the details each week…and now that a month or so has gone by there is some things to show…

The first picture is Brandon and I….He is the man with money…He was in my corner from the beginning to sell my dream to the bank board and make this happen…

Corey,  from Keller, the builder…Collin, site panning and surveying. Jim and Keith from Keller…Mike and Brad…my brothers from August Winter who will take care of the HVAC…This is the crew that will be hands on building the actual building.

Everyone who came to the Ground Breaking..

Most of our Awesome Employees…

 

The Town of Winchester crew..they were on-board from the beginning and made this easily happen with zoning and permitting..I could not wait to run up this hill and let the excavating begin!

Here, we brought the boys out to have some fun…

We tried flying the dragon kite…no wind…

My grandson’s had a blast with the big trucks….one is a little more cooperative for pictures than the other.

The first of the footing’s going in…

and the here is the current situation as of this week. 11/24/2020..walls and footing’s all the way around!

 

Pads for the interior columns…

Here is a 360 view…

all for now…until next time…LB

Primitive Christmas Event is HERE!

Jessica has written this post for you detailing all the goodies we have for you!  I hope you love ALL the projects we have made for you.  The following photos are all free patterns with a $40 purchase, a total of 5!  Kits are available and some will sell out…but PLEASE read all the info so you know what is all going on!  I hope you have a Blessed Holiday Season…enjoy everyday of it…Lisa

 

It is such a bummer that this year we must have our Primitive Christmas Event only onlinePrimitive Christmas Event Click HERE

this year. This is the Event that we all look forward to the most at the Shop! We love seeing each and everyone of you come out and “oohhh and ahh” over everything that we have done to make this event a success.  It almost feels bah-humbug that we do not get to see you all, have our make and takes and of course have those COOKIES!  (I, jessica, personally live off those for like 3 days straight! Lol.)

Despite all the changes that we have had to make for this Event, I think this is going to be one of our BEST yet!  We literally have dozens of designs from Lisa to share with you all.  Some of these products a few of you might recognize from our being in our exclusive Wool Subscription Boxes.  We are releasing about a dozen of those patterns and kits to everyone for the first time. (Openings for the Wool Box starting in January will be up the first of December) We also will have just about a dozen NEW designs from Lisa that none of you have ever seen….unless you have been following her on our Stitch With Lisa Bongean Facebook Page, where she has given you a sneak peak at some of the designs.  And I think you can agree with me that they are bound to put the Holiday Spirit into you!

Lets get down to business!  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED!!

This is IMPORTANT:  If you are planning on coming to our Wisconsin Shop for the Event….YOU CAN’T! �� WE ARE CLOSED UNTIL DECEMBER 2!  This Event is All Virtual this year, our Shop is small and we can not social distance properly, therefor we have chosen to keep you and our employees safe by doing our event virtual.  If you are local and place an order with us and would like to pick up your order when we reopen, please put that in the comment section and we will call you when your order is ready to be picked up.

Where Will you find Everything?

You will find all the projects and goodies on our site under New Items and then there will be a little icon that says Primitive Christmas Event, click on that and you will be whisked away to Santa’s Primitive Gatherings Workshop!

How do I get the freebies this year?

Here is where somethings change from previous years.  This year when you spend $40 or more you will receive a collection of freebie patterns, a kit for our pincushion New Beginnings and a coupon book for the coming years sales exclusive to YOU.  (excludes BOMs, Pre-orders,  American Gatherings) This year we are doing downloadable patterns for all of our freebies and coupon book, by doing so you will receive 1 MORE FREE Pattern as a “Thank You” for not having to print all of the papers that normally went into your package, you do not need to do anything they will automatically come to you. You will receive the Downloads as soon as we process your order….you will receive a message from us on how to find your downloads. Now if you still would like a hard copy of the freebies and coupon book you will need to put that in your cart so that we know to send those to you. You will find the hard copy under the Primitive Christmas Icon…it is called 2020 Primitive Christmas Event Hardcopy of Free Patterns (primitivegatherings.us).  Just a REMINDER though, you will receive 1 LESS free pattern.

What are the Free kit and Patterns this year?

You will receive one Free pattern and kit for the deer pincushion called New Beginnings. Your free kit will be selected at random, and will automatically be put into your package when it is sent, meaning you DO NOT have to put it into your cart to receive it.  If you are purchasing for a friend and would like for them to be able to make it, we also have patterns available for you to purchase. ONCE AGAIN, you do not have to purchase or put the pattern in your cart if it is only for you; it will automatically go into your package. 

Donner is our super cute reindeer leading our Primitive Christmas Event this year. Donners antlers are too big for the project and go right off the project! He is 7.5″ x 12.5″ when finished, we have 2 different ways to finish him. Scottie has made a white wash board that you can hang on the wall or one that you can have him sit on a table with our white wash stand. Both you will be able to find in his product information.

Happy Holiday Pillow has the classic Christmas look with a blue-grey background and a white and taupe wool applique and stitching. I could also see the Happy Holiday pillow as a framed piece as well!

Merry and Bright Christmas Quilt is 60″x70″ and uses a wide variety of Christmas fabric that we have available at the Shop. We used 2 1/2″ triangle papers to create all of the half square triangles in this quilt.

If you choose to download the patterns this year and NOT get a hard copy you will also be receiving the pattern for We Three Gnomes!!! If you do not want to download and want a Hard Copy from us, this pattern is available to purchase.

We also have so many other projects on the site that you are going to love. I just wanted to give you all an overview on how the program is working this year.

Please let us know by email if you have any questions, we would be happy to help you any way we can!

Thank you, Jessica and the Primitive Gatherings Staff

It’s Wool Block Adventure Time!!!

This year the theme is….Into the woods….and we made this super cute little bear block among the birch trees!  Are you collecting all the block for this year’s 2020 theme?  Download our block for free today or tomorrow!Click HERE to download the pattern

If you wish to visit our site for a kit and/or printed pattern.  Click HERE

We want to Thank you for supporting us during this difficult time.  We feel we can help by making our time at home a little more enjoyable making beautiful projects!  THANKS for stopping by today…We hope to see you in our STITCH with Lisa group on Facebook!

my best…Lisa

 

Moda Block Heads 3-Blocks 40-42

Hey there….It’s been awhile since I have been here…my world is pretty crazy and I find that I wanted to take the time to come here…and do something that was familiar…I have posted some of my blockhead blocks in our facebook page, but I wish for life to have some resemblance of pre-corona virus…and that will be a little blogging every week…so hopefully I can accomplish that….

Today’s block is from Fig Tree Quilts…click HERE to get the pattern and see Joanna’s gorgeous block you will need this in conjunction with my measurements below.

I did notice right away that Joanna’s block this week did not have 4″ measurements…so this was my version those doing the 4″ finished sizes.Here is my block all cut and ready to piece together after I trim my HSTs.

Block 41 was from Jen Kingwell…here block is SO BEAUTIFUL! y

you have to see it…but I could not do the applique with our 4″ size…so here is an alternate pieced version you can make for Block 41 if you desire.

Lisa Bognean/ Alt Block 41

Please forgive the rough directions…we are working on so many deadlines that there is no time for me to stop my graphic person to help me with this…I know you will understand…directions for block 41

Block 40 was from Janet Clare.…I simplified mine and I love it!

Block 40

 

I want you all to know about my January 2021 Stitch Along!!!!  Read all about it below! It will be so much fun and you will not want to miss out!!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!
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The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

 

 

Also I want to point out we have been loading our YouTube Channel each week with tutorials and LIVE streams from our store our my home on the Lake in Wisconsin…Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day… and… Be AWESOME today…my best…Lisa,

Sewcialites-2-Loyal Lisa Bongean

Do you want to be a Sewcialite?

Stitch Alongs are so addicting!  You will want to sew along with this one for sure… Kimberly and staff at Fat Quarter Shop have done it again with a wonderful new project.  Each Friday there will be a new block posting…it is available in three sizes, 3, 6 & 9″ blocks.  A beautiful finishing layout, a facebook group to hangout for advice, inspiration and place to share your blocks…

Click HERE for all the info on this great project!

Click Here for a link for block 1 & 2.  I will be sharing my all my blocks each week and I started with my block so…next week I will share 1 & 3.  You all get it, sometimes we have too much and have to get what has to be done first…

Block 2 –Loyal is my block…

I am sewing 3 & 9″ blocks…

Sewcialites-2-Loyal Lisa Bongean 3″-Moda Bella Solids & 9″-Urban Farmhouse Gatherings I & II

If you wish to make your block using the same fabric I am…Here are the links…

Urban Farmhouse 1 Urban Farmhouse two is coming next Spring….Bella Solids

Here are the yardage requirements…

DOWNLOAD FABRIC REQUIREMENTS


DOWNLOAD COLORING SHEET

 

Ready to chat? Meet us in the Sewcialites Lounge

Meet your fellow Sewcialites by joining the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook (where we will also be posting weekly updates and where you can ask questions). Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates and share your progress with the #SewcialitesQAL hashtag so we can see and share your work!

The FQS team has put a lot of thought into this sew-along…I hope you join in!!!

I have a little give away planned so stay tuned as I post my blocks here each week I will be announcing soon!

my best…

 

WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE/PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS

Wooly Block Adventure 2020!

It’s Wooly block time….the THEME this year is….INTO THE WOODS…

WOOLY BLOCK ADVENTURE/PRIMITIVE GATHERINGSVisit this link for the  Wooly Block Adventure to see ALL the blocks from each 34 Quilt Shop’s participating….October 1st through November 30th. 

Once you are there you choose which blocks you want to collect or purchase kits for to make YOUR Into the woods quilt.  Another great Stitch Along for you to join in on…

Our block is up for sale on our website…Click this link below and discover your options.

Primitive Gatherings Wool Block 2020