Country Fair Blog Post…

This little Piggy did not make it to the “fair” this year…but I love the fair…the animals, the quilts and food entries are my favorite…I have also seen many concerts at our County Fair…too many to name, but I love going, I also think one of my first dates was going to the fair and the tractor was so much fun…I think I was once a farmgirl in a previous life…anyway that is a whole other conversation but I will have to make a promise to myself next year to take time to go to the fair…here are some pictures from a previous fair…

I want to thank Lissa from Moda for putting all this together it is a lot of fun and she keeps us all on our toes…who knows what she will come up with next…but it is really fun to work with such creative people…here are the ???’s that I have answers to…                                                                                                       What’s your favorite fair food?  Fried Cheese! I am from WI

What’s your guilty pleasure?  Massages…I wish I could get one a month!

What’s on your bucket list? I would want to spend a week at a Spa Resort…like Canyon Ranch…that would be awesome…someday…    

 What inspires your work?  Antique quilts and my garden, nature and architecture.    

What movie do you watch again & again?  Pearl Harbor, Pretty Woman & Titanic

What’s on your night stand?   Two pictures, one of my Dad & me and then one of my three boys when they were little making a sand castle on the beach.

Do you sing when no one else is listening?  Yup…right now I am singing Dirt Road Anthem and Don’t you wanna stay…I am getting ready to see Jason Aldean someday….I will know all the words…by then.

Tell us about your pet…Jeets (Jeter, after Derek Jeter of the NY Yankees) and Prez (Presley after the KING).  The two handsome dudes are the best dogs we have ever had…come and see them when you visit Primitive Gatherings!

How many quilts have you made?  A lot…but not enough yet….

Below is my project for the Blog Hop…a little “Thread Catcher” for all of your thread ends or tails….  My block pattern and recipe are also here Lisa recipe and block  These cookies are great and easy to make…they contain oil instead of butter and only have a few ingredients!  The Blocks we have all contributed have been stitched in a quilt made by Lissa A….here it is it is so beautiful…it uses a lot of fabrics from our latest lines….mine is the top left…also here are a bunch of my new friends…these Moda girls are a blast to hang out with at market!

Now for the giveaways…Moda has given me a couple of bundles from my Little Gatherings and Wool & Needle Flannels to give to you wonderful ladies who visit this blog…I will also add some more to the loot…so there will be 12 prizes total…We will do a random picks from the comments you leave…I will post winners on the last day of the blog hop and you have a week to contact me, with you info…thanks for blogging…all for now…LB

869 responses to “Country Fair Blog Post…”

  1. Celine K. Avatar
    Celine K.

    Thank you for your generosity! I love the log-cabin variation quilt in the photo.

  2. Betty Avatar

    This has been really fun to read the blogs and hear about the county fairs. Farm animals, quilts and food all make the fairs something to remember.
    Thanks for the memories!

  3. Denise W Avatar
    Denise W

    Cool photo’s ~ pictures of the doggies are cute!

    1. Connie Avatar

      Your dog’s are so cute. thanks for the pattern. Love your new lines of fabric.

    2. Joanne Toetz Avatar
      Joanne Toetz

      Great puppy pics, thanks for the free pattern, it’s so cute!

  4. Eva Avatar

    Qué fotos más bonitas !!!! Muchas gracias por el blog y por el sorteo.

  5. Christine Avatar

    love the pattern for the thread catcher…thanks!! would be fun to win some little gatherings fabric…

  6. Pat Hammerstein Avatar
    Pat Hammerstein

    It is my birthday today and guess what – the first present I opened was “The Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt”, so I cannot wait to get started on some of these blocks. Thank you for your project.

  7. Karen Avatar

    Those quilts look fantastic! Thanks for thread catcher pattern:)

  8. Elaine Avatar

    What a great chance to win, I have really enjoyed this blog hop, thanks for taking the time to make it happen. Really enjoyed looking at your photos.

  9. Helen Avatar

    Love the thread catcher pattern. Definitely on my list of TO-DO’s.

  10. Teresa Vicars Avatar
    Teresa Vicars

    I love the little thread catchers, I need to make one for my mom and myself. She hand pieces quilts and I am working on my first grandmothers flower garden and that thread catcher will come in handy. Oh yes and I will have to try the cookie recipe…always a sucker for a cookie and a hot cup of coffee. Best wishes.

  11. Lil Avatar

    nice post and thanks for the pattern, very useful

    love your site and work and my dream is visiting you one day

  12. Cindy Crowell Avatar
    Cindy Crowell

    Your pups are so cute! I like your new line of fabric and can’t wait to use them in a project.
    Wish I could get to Wisconsin and visit your shop is such a treat!!!!
    Cindy from Calif.

  13. margaret Avatar

    Am enjoying this country fair blog hop. Lissa has really got some fun ideas! Hope I’m “IT” for winning one of your giveaways. Oldfashioned is my favourite.

  14. Lilian Winther Avatar
    Lilian Winther

    I love to read your newsletter. I love quilts and making them. I am living in Milano, Italy, too far away to follow any of your classes.
    Lilian W.

  15. Susie Brown Avatar
    Susie Brown

    I also always liked the county fair, and since our kids were in 4-H and we worked in the Parents booth with the band, we were almost always there! I love the little thread catcher! That would make a great gift for my guild friends for Christmas!
    As a p.s., I finally finished my Primitive Garden quilt……..I absolutely LOVE IT!

  16. Robyn Avatar

    I like the way the quilts in the first photo are displayed, the cakes look tasty & your puppies ar sooooo cute! I’m hoping I’ll be one of the lucky ones to win a give-away from you!

  17. Crunchy Con Mommy Avatar
    Crunchy Con Mommy

    All this fair talk is making me so hungry! I’ll have to check out your recipe after I finish commenting!

  18. Marlene Leonardo Avatar
    Marlene Leonardo

    Great idea…..a thread catcher….and it’s looks so easy to take along with you.
    Enjoy your trip. 🙂

  19. Joan Avatar

    Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. I’m going to have to try this recipe.

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  21. Madonna Kay Avatar
    Madonna Kay

    I just received some Little Gatherings fabric and I love it. Thank You!

  22. Deb Diedrich Avatar

    Too funny Lisa, I remember those days too. County fairs, boys and concerts. Those were the days! Love your new fabric lines and absolutely love the thread catcher. You are such an inspiration! Keep going girl!! The sky’s the limit!!!

  23. lisa Avatar

    the thread catcher is sooo cute! i am going to make one today. will make nice christmas gifts too. thank you. the cookie recipe looks yummy. unfortunately, my physical limitations won’t allow me to enjoy them. however, it looks like a good recipe. so nice of you to do this. your pups look so sweet. enjoy their company! hope to win and am grateful for the opportunity. thanks!

  24. Erika Szabó Avatar

    Wonderful quilts and lovely doggies!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. Cathy Avatar

    I am a huge fan of your entire site. I love all your fabrics new and old and have recently discovered the world of wool. 8 completed projects so far and many more to come! Thank you for a chance to win!

  26. Diane H. Avatar
    Diane H.

    Love the fabrics, thanks for the thread keeper. I’ve shopped your booth at Houston and always enjoy seeing what you’ve brought. it’s the closest I can get to the actual shop.

  27. Mary Avatar

    Your pictures are great – almost as good as being there!

  28. QuiltSue Avatar

    Thank you for the pattern. I have been looking for something to make as thank you gifts for one or two friends, and this will be perfect.

  29. Sandy Kipphut Avatar
    Sandy Kipphut

    I love your site and store. Visited once and hope to get back soon.

  30. Deborah from Valparaiso Avatar
    Deborah from Valparaiso

    the pupplies are the bet! Love your fabrics!th

  31. Paula Avatar

    Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  32. betsy Avatar

    Thank you for the chance to win Lisa. I have some of your patterns and I thoroughly enjoy your creativity.

  33. Joan Avatar

    Love your blog and your patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Sharon Avatar

    Love your pictures! The dogs are SO cute! I’ve never worked with wool, so that would be nice to win!

  35. Raedene Avatar

    Nice photo of the pups…Jeets is the GQ and Prez is singing ‘Cotton Candy Land’. I will be making a couple of those cute thread catchers for sure as the are easy, fast, and much needed.

    1. Diedre Rahn Avatar
      Diedre Rahn

      What a nice blog. Brings back memories of the fairs I attended. I never had the nerve to enter anything I made. Now I regret it! Cute project. You are so talented.

  36. bethingersollBeth Ingersoll Avatar

    Cute puppies!!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  37. Michelle Avatar

    The thread counter looks great and thou puppies are just so CUTE !! Beautiful giveaway. I have really enjoyed this blog hop.

  38. Robyn Brown Avatar
    Robyn Brown

    I love that you named your dog after Elvis! LOL. They’re both so cute.

  39. Mary Avatar

    I LOVE this project! I am always leaving little piles of embroidery thread around the house and it drives my DH to distraction. I’m going to get to work on this today! Thanks for the chance at some Little Gatherings. I recently made a quilt of valor quilt and used some of it in there. Perfect!

  40. Lisa Avatar

    Great post!! I love your stuff!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  41. Mariagrazia Avatar

    What a lovely post! Beautuful pictures. I love your quilts (alzo the disposal) your project …..and all!!!
    Thank you for sharing with us, and many thanks for the vive away

  42. Melanie Avatar

    A routine stop when I go to Appleton, I love your shop and patterns. You are definitely busy….. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  43. elanie Truesdale Avatar
    elanie Truesdale

    My bucket list has on it – travel to Wisconsin to Primitive Gatherings to shop. I’ll make it, until then I’ll just enjoy your the eye candy you give us and buy on line. Love the pups!

  44. Lorrie McDonnell Avatar
    Lorrie McDonnell

    The puppies are so cute! My sister is a big Jeeter/Yankees fan. Is Prez singing? By the way, the quilt is gorgeous.

  45. Karen Wilson Avatar

    That thread catcher is a brilliant idea. I end up with a little pile of threads next to my work, then my daughter comes near the table, it all gets bundled up and moved out of the way, and I spend my next hand sewing session sorting all the rubbish thread ends from the good bits of embroidery thread!
    Thanks for sharing.

  46. Katherine Hawkes Avatar
    Katherine Hawkes

    I have so loved reading all the posts about the fairs! When we lived in Maine, they had the best county fairs and we went every fall to one or two. These posts sure get me pining for all the smells, tastes and eye candy! Thank you for the little thread catcher. It’s just adorable and a quick and easy project. Have a blessed day!!

  47. Jane Avatar

    Those dogs are very sweet – it is a fantastic photo of them – and I love the Bakers Dozen quilt – it has turned out beautifully

  48. Sue Avatar

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. trillium Avatar

    Those are great country fair pictures! The quilts are beautiful. I love cheese–many kinds, but not fried!

    I hope I win some of your striking fabrics.

  50. Neita Avatar

    I didn’t get to the fair this year either and we have so many around us to choose. But am having fun visiting all the sites in this Country Fair Blog Hop. A great idea!

  51. charlotte Avatar

    I think this is my first visit to your blog. Your pup is so cute, glad the Benadryl worked. I didn’t know you could give it to a dog. I love flannel for quilt backs, but I have never thought of making a whole quilt out of one. Not that much real cold weather here in NC.

  52. Sue Tokash Avatar
    Sue Tokash

    Love the new section with Lisa’s recipes! The Whoopie Pie recipes has become a family favorite here. I also love the new line and hope to win a few extras for my stash.

  53. Debbie Goad Avatar
    Debbie Goad

    Happy to see someone from WI has joined the Moda team. Love your fabrics and also your booth at the Madison show this year. I’m inspired by your minis. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. RJ Avatar

    Thank you for the great giveaway… and the pictures of the quilts at the fair. Very inspiring!!

  55. Debbie Goedtel Avatar
    Debbie Goedtel

    Great pictures. Of course, I love the puppy pictures the most. I would love to win some of your new fabric line too!

  56. montse Avatar

    Terrific giveaway! Love your puppies!

  57. Amy Avatar

    Oh, LOVE that picture with all the quilts – I wish we had a fair close enough to go to. Thank you for the tutorial, I’ve already printed it out & hope to make two tonight for two friends who are visiting tomorrow. And thank you (and Moda) for the giveaways! Fingers crossed that I win (which is making it very hard to type!) lol

    Thanks so much & have a wonderful day,

  58. Kim Avatar

    Your so right, the county fair is really fun. Ours is a 4H fair so it is especially fun to see what the kids are making.

  59. Sheryn Avatar

    I had some surgery 3 weeks ago and since I can’t do anything, I am working my way through your 9 patch book. Right now I have the peony wreath and the vintage 9 patch started. Great fun! Thanks for all your great projects.

  60. Judy S. Avatar
    Judy S.

    Thanks for the pattern and recipe Love your work. Thanks..

  61. katie paxton Avatar

    Love the thread catcher, I need several of those when I work on quilts.
    Love the quilt and the Moda gals. Such talent.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    1. patti jarvis Avatar
      patti jarvis

      Meet the puppies when I come to Primitive Gatherings? No problem. See you at wool weekend in Nov. Yeah!

  62. Wenda Avatar

    Love your blog and your fabrics!

  63. Kay Avatar

    Great photo of your dogs! Beautiful primitive designs – Thank you!

  64. Susan Cook Avatar
    Susan Cook

    You gave us the pattern for the thread catcher at the Gathering earlier this year; I have made a couple and love them. Thanks for that and I would love some of those flannels.

  65. Becky A. Wright Avatar

    Great post! Love your pups too. Are they boxers or pit bulls?

  66. Linda K Avatar
    Linda K

    First of all, love your pups picture! And your fabric is terrific, right up my alley. Thanks for the chance to win. I look forward to touching all of your fabrics, patterns, and yummy wools in Georgia next month! I’m just starting on your snowman wool framed picture pattern and I’ having a ball.

  67. Kathleen Avatar

    Beyond perfect! Someday I will make it to “your house”!

  68. Gloria B Avatar
    Gloria B

    Thank you for the recipe. With oil instead of butter AND oatmeal it is really a health food!
    The pattern for the thread catcher will be useful – I may make them as gifts and fill them with oatmeal cookies wrapped in cellophane.

  69. Sue Bennett Avatar
    Sue Bennett

    What a great little gift for a hand sewer. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Love those pups and there names.

    1. laura Avatar

      I need one of those thread catchers! I’ll just add that to my list….

  70. Beth Buning Avatar

    Thanks for the cool project. I would love to win some wool.

  71. Linda W Avatar
    Linda W

    Your little thread catcher is adorable! Thank you for sharing with us.

  72. Connie F Avatar
    Connie F

    The pups are too cute! Thanks for the project and the receipe!
    Also for the chance to win!!

  73. Vida Avatar

    You project is darling. Can never have enough of these around

  74. Quiltedsquid Avatar

    Thanks for the thread catcher pattern. Your dogs are adorable. Love the fabric !!!

  75. Sherry Avatar

    I really like your patterns and have decorated my home with several of your projects. Your new fabric line is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your creativity and thanks for this giveaway. Hope I win.

  76. Cathi Avatar

    Great post! How did you get the boys to pose like that? I don’t think there are enough Milk Bones in America to have mine sit still. Mine are a little bigger at 95lbs. each. We didn’t get them until they were 1 year and 2-1/2 years old (Father and son). We had a little “un-training” to do first!

    Thanks for the pattern and the wonderful giveaway.

  77. Pat Avatar

    I love your wool and needle flannels – so soft and cuddley. They are beautiful! Pat

  78. Rebecca Avatar

    Cute thread catcher!! I’m bringing mine to Wisconsin in November!!! Thanks for the hop!

  79. Linda Avatar

    Loved your post, especially the puppies. How cute are they. Just found your new fabric “Little Gatherings” at my quilt shop, have to make something, just love them. Thanks for a chance to win some. Can’t wait to see if you pick me. Keep up the good work.

  80. Kris Gahm Avatar
    Kris Gahm

    Lisa, GREAT pattern! Quilting friends have made these into individual candy dishes for a Church luncheon, very cute!! Thanks for all your great patterns, fabric & ideas. Keep up the good work!!

  81. Gail Avatar

    Your cookie recipe sure sounds good, will have to try them. I really like both of your new lines of fabric, the flannels really look nice!! I hope to get to your shop someday! Am enjoying the blog hop. Thanks!

  82. Pascaline Avatar

    thank you for pattern .
    i would like win the pack of materials!

  83. Leslie Avatar

    Hi Lisa!
    Thank you so much for the giveaways! I just received my Flower Penny Garden BOM, can’t wait to start!
    Thank you for the project and the cookie recipe!
    Take care, Leslie

  84. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    Really liked your post and pattern. The thread catcher is a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog.

  85. Robin Avatar

    Your little babies are so adorable!
    Love the little thread catcher ~ Thanks so much for the pattern and those cookies sound sooooo yummy!
    Would love a chance to win!
    Prim Blessings

  86. Kathy Avatar

    Love your new fabrics, thanks for the giveaway and post!

  87. janet Avatar

    Loving your new magazine. Hope I win…I really need to get started on my wool stash…janet

  88. Julie T. Avatar
    Julie T.

    Great pattern and recipe, Lisa. Thanks! I liked the quilt with the chickens and I don’t usually go for chickens. Pigs, but not chickens. Not sure what that may implicated I was in a previous life 🙂

  89. Lorri Avatar

    I am a new follower of yours. Great sight. Glad I found u. Love the thread catcher tut. Thanks for the giveaway.

  90. Rosemary Avatar

    I love the post and I’m lucky enough to get to go to the shop whenever I feel the need! Ca’t wait to make the thread catcher I know just where it can go, next to my chair in the living room!

  91. Mary G Avatar
    Mary G

    Love your blog and puppies, glad the eye is better.

  92. janet Avatar

    Love your magazine and designs…hope I win…I need wool for my stash. janet

  93. Kathe G Avatar
    Kathe G

    Thanks for the recipe – believe there will be some oatmeal cookies in my cookie jar this weekend – and probably a thread catcher, too. Thanks for the giveaway, too.

  94. Janice King Avatar
    Janice King

    Great post , love your new fabric line.Thanks …Janice

  95. Amy Avatar

    I heard about your header on Cupcakes and Daisies – it is lovely! And Jeets must be the dog on the left, and Prez the one on the right… they are precious.

  96. Shelley dionne Avatar

    that’s the coolest thread catcher! Thanks so much!

  97. Laura Kissel Avatar
    Laura Kissel

    The pups are adorable! I have two “boys” myself -Gage and Gannon! 2 year old lab/shepherd mix, the nicest dogs ever! And two grown-up sons too! Enjoyed visiting your shop in person last year, and am a frequent online shopper! Love your designs, am currently working on your summer block of the week – a little behind, but who cares!

  98. Kim Q Avatar
    Kim Q

    I couldn’t read the magenta print, but I sure could see the pictures…thank you for the cute thread catcher pattern!

  99. Margaret Avatar

    Oh I would love to win your giveaway! Thank you for the pattern too!

  100. CarolE Avatar

    I’d love to add some wool to my stash for winter projects! I just checked and see you’re only 250 miles from me. That sounds like a fun overnight trip – before the snow flies.

  101. Charlsey Avatar

    Thank you for the pattern. Always enjoy reading your posts. New fabrics are awesome!

  102. vquint Avatar

    I finished up one of your free patterns from the shop last summer – a small wool basket and it keeps me company in cubicleland. What a treat to get when we bought something at your shop! Thank YOU! Vicki Q. of Watertown, Wisconsin

  103. Melissa Avatar

    Thank your for the chance to win. What a great pattern, I still don’t have a thread catcher so all my pieces wind up all over my counter and floor.

  104. Mary Beth Avatar
    Mary Beth

    Oh. that food made me soo hungry!!

  105. Karen Avatar

    Wonderful post, LOVE the Thread Catcher!!!

  106. Stephanie Avatar

    Lisa, I love you and everything you do! I read your blog all the time and have made many of your kits and patterns! Keep up the good work (but take a break and go to that spa sometime)! 😉

  107. Maria Grazia Avatar
    Maria Grazia

    what a nice post! i love so much your quilts and the way you have showed..
    Love your colors , your kind project for the Country Blog Hop, your poppies …. at the and all …
    Thank you !

  108. Karen Avatar

    Thank you for sharing the pattern. I need to make one and stop wearing threads all the time!

  109. Yvonne B Avatar
    Yvonne B

    I love the Thread Catcher pattern! It’s cute and simple. I’ll be making several. Thank you!

  110. Janet Avatar

    Love seeing pics of your pups! Cute thread catcher, too!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  111. Kim Hartwig Avatar
    Kim Hartwig

    Thanks for the project and the recipe. Love reading your blog. Being from Wisconsin I also love fried cheese! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  112. dee j Avatar
    dee j

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE PRIMATIVE GATHERINGS AND LITTLE GATHERINGS. I am so fortunate to be in DesMoines and be touchly feeling in their booth. The wool, the thread, Little Gatherings. I am in heaven!!!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity. Will be stopping by the booth, again, today.

  113. Deb Carlson Avatar
    Deb Carlson

    Love your blog and fair memories! Cannot wait to sit down and make my thread catcher. My bucket list….visit Primitive gatherings (with a checkbook full of money, of course!). Blessings, have a great fall! Deb C from Michigan

  114. Dawn B Avatar
    Dawn B

    Visiting your shop and taking one of your wool classes is on my bucket list (some day) 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and it’s been a lot of fun getting to know more about you designers on your blogs. Love your dogs. You do beautiful work.

  115. Jean Ziessler Avatar
    Jean Ziessler

    Thanks for the giveaway it would be nice. Jean

  116. Jennifer Hogsed Avatar
    Jennifer Hogsed

    Love your thread catcher!!!
    Thank you for a chance to win!!

  117. Pauline Avatar

    Lisa…..what a great pattern….luv it….now I won’t find little threads around the couch anymore. The Moda Designers blog hop has been so much fun….we sure got to know a lot about Moda’s AWESOME designers…. Thank you for sharing your talents and your time during this busy time….can’t believe Fall Market will be set up in just 4 weeks…wish I could be there this year. Thank you Lisa and Moda for your generous giveaway…keeping my fingers crossed!!