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

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

869 thoughts on “Country Fair Blog Post…

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lisa,
    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!!

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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,

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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!!

  41. 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!

  42. 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

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

  44. 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

  45. 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 🙂

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

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

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

  52. 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.

  53. 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

  54. 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.

  55. 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)! 😉

  56. 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 !

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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

  60. 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.

  61. 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!!

  62. Thank you so much for the recipe and pattern!
    It was great to meet you and see your wonderful booth at the AQS event in Des Moines yesterday! Although we were in your booth with a million other ladies all of them grabbing at your wonderful patterns and projects! I am just sitting admiring all the purchases that I made in your booth, the best booth at the event in my opinion!

  63. Lisa, your dogs were just so cute in that picture. They are really growing! Thanks for the pattern and direction for the thread catcher. I am thinking of a variation in wool. Maybe I’ll use it for my floss stash as I work on a project, it’s too pretty for catching just thread scraps. I love your newest fabric lines, can’t wait for the next! Thanks for a chance to win!

  64. Thank you for the recipe and pattern…new to this quilting world and new to your blog…i’ve bookmarked all the Moda Hop blogs so I’ll be back often! Love the picture of the quilts…

    Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.


  65. Thanks for the brilliant little thread catcher project – I can’t wait to make one and get rid of the old icecream container sitting on my sewing table.

  66. Love the new fabrics, especially the flannels. Thanks for the thread catcher pattern. Also thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome fabric.

  67. Love your blog and all the projects you show — such eye candy!! I wish I was closer to your store but that would definitely be TROUBLE but what fun I would have! You always inspire me to work harder and try different things.
    Keep up all the wonderful posts and projects you show us.

  68. I love the thread catcher and will go through my stash today to find the fabrics for making one. Thank you for all the fun posted in the Moda blog this time.

  69. It’s so much fun to read your blogs. I enjoy the projects and the recipes and the fun stories about your travels. Thanks for the chance to win some of your new fabric.

  70. Those are very cool quilts in your fair picture. I enjoy reading your blog (on a regular basis) and it has been great fun to meet all the Moda designers. Thanks for the project, too.

  71. Thank you so much for the projects… I’m going to make that cute thread catcher today! The recipe and quilt block looks great… thank you for including those.

    I didn’t get to a big Fair this year, so this Country Fair Blog Hop has been a real treat!

  72. What cute puppies you have!!
    The fabrics look beautiful…just right for an autumn or winter project.
    : )
    Joanne L.

  73. Thank you for the great thread catcher pattern, I am always looking for something that isn’t breakable and this is perfect. I can fold it up without emptying in and put it in my stitchery tin when on the go!

  74. I first met you at Primitives of the Midwest and really enjoyed it. I love your fabrics and now the flannels are my fav.. Your BOM are always sweet and easy enough for novice quilters.. The tread catcher is adorable.Thanks for sharing..

  75. Hi Lisa!
    Another wonderful project for us! I love the thread catcher and the cookie recipe. Of course, I will have to make the star block…I love stars too. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. This has made me love your site and and your even more.

    Thanks again and wish me luck!

  76. Cute little project…thanks! I petted the flannels yesterday at the AQS show and it would be awesome to win any of your fabrics.
    Karen in Breezy Point

  77. So wonderful to visit your blog for the first time. I recently picked up a couple of LG charm packs and was planning to make the “Full House” Schnibbles pattern. Very sweet!

  78. What a wonderful pattern. Thank you. I love your fabric. It really works for me! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  79. The thread catcher is a perfect idea….just the right size for the arm of the couch and close at hand for some buttonhole stitching on wool! Thanks so much for the chance at the exciting give-aways.

  80. mmmm…fried cheese super yummy! I need a thread catcher, I am tired of my clothes being my thread catcher! Lisa in Texas

  81. Lisa, you have another winner! I have the opportunity to visit your store regularly for therapy and for that I am greatfull! Visiting your site gives us quilters even more of your fabulous ideas! Your thread catcher and cookie recipe are ones I must try!

  82. Love the picture of your dogs, way too cute. I have never been to a state fair, but after following the blog hop I think I am going to have to really try and go at least once. Thanks for the give away.

    1. I haven’t been to a fair in many, many years. This is one I can attend and not leave home. Now if they could just invent a computer that lets you smell the yummy fair foods.

  83. Love all of your work … Especially the wool projects. Picked up several yards of your flannels this past week while visiting the Midwest. Stopping at your store is on my bucket list for next year. Appreciate all of your hard work!

  84. Lisa – What’s not to love about all your fabrics, quilts, etc……I only wish I could finish
    90% of them in one lifetime! Thanks for all your inspirations!!!

  85. Your dogs are darling. I like your design style as well; I go between traditional and prims in my decorating taste. I’d love to live in a log house. Thanks for the chance to win some of your fabrics.

  86. Great blog post, Lisa. I saw your new flannel line in a quilt shop this week and would love to have some. The softest flannel, ever! Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Lisa,
    With your gardening talents, I do believe you are a country girl at heart! 🙂 Love the new pic of the dogs – that must be Prez singing. Thanks for all the great things you create, and inspire us to create as well. Your talents are endless. Thanks for sharing and we’ll see you soon at the shop.

    Stacy McDaniel

  88. Hi Lisa – this is my first visit to your blog. Love your County Fair pictures. I live in Rhinelander & have relatives in Neenah so will get down to visit your shop one of these days. Can’t wait to see your flannels. Give those doggies a hug – so cute.

  89. What a lovely little pattern. The dogs are .really cute .Thanks for a chance to win fabric from your line.

  90. Those dogs are the cutest things yet!! Love all that you do Thank you for the pattern and recipe. And also thanks for the giveaways.
    Paula P

  91. Thank you for a chance to win. What a cute little project, I’ll be making one of these little thread catchers.

  92. Will have to give the thread catcher a try, thanks for the pattern. Love your fabrics. Enjoyed reading about
    your fair experiences.

  93. These County Fair blogs have been so much fun to read– really takes me back to my childhood when going to the fair every year was SUCH fun… the rides and games, the livestock exhibits, the fair food! I’ve entered some of my projects over the years and have won a few ribbons– even won a “Best in Show” ribbon a few years ago for a photograph of an old, weathered mountain fence! I love the Fair and I love winning prizes!! 😉 Thanks for giving 12 of us a chance to win one of your wonderful gifts!!! 🙂

  94. Your quilt picture from the fair makes me want to head straight to my sewing machine and get busy. Thank you for the chance to win some of your beautiful fabrics!

  95. What a great post. Thank you for the thread catcher and your block pattern, and I love any kind of oatmeal cookies. I saw your red and white ‘Quilt in a Day’ . Do you have a pattern for it? I looked in your store, but didn’t see it. Would be perfect for DD who lives in CO.

  96. Ahh Lisa, I remember the 4 H fairs in Wausau and Athens during the years my daughters Amanda and Brandy rode horses in 4H. Sad how time flies.
    Thanks for the great blog, I love reading them, almost as much as I enjoy shopping at the store and staying with Terry at the Gathering!

  97. I love your new line ‘Little Gatherings’. A couple of weeks ago a friend and I went to a quilt store during the local quilt shop hop and saw 2 bundles of this as soon as we walked in. Needless to say, we snatched them up as quick as we could. However, I could always use more!

  98. Can’t wait to try the oatmeal cookies and the adorable thread catcher. Looking forward to visiting your shop some day. I have participated in many county fairs ~ fun memories. Beautiful display of quilts & ribbons


  99. I just love all of your products and your dogs!! I visit Primitive Gatherings on line daily!!! Our Fryeburg Fair starts on Sunday and I hope to go this week. I also believe in a past life I was a farmgirl!! I would love to win any product of yours. I look forward to making the little thread catcher this weekend. Enjoy fall!!

  100. Great blog post! The thread catcher is so cute, thanks for sharing the pattern. I love the photo of your dogs! I was fortunate enough to visit your booths in Paducah this year and I love your patterns and fabrics. I whipped up my Itty Bitty Pinwheels kit right away after getting back home and now I’m ready for 45 and Life to go. I LOVE that quilt. Keep up the great work!

  101. I think it is safe to say that I am your biggest fan 🙂 I have been following you forever and truly love everything you do. It’s like you read my mind and then design for me personally…he, he, he. I am currently trying to finish your 2011 Summer BOW and am hoping I can get it done be the end of this year. I really did try to do a block a week, but after 3 weeks fell behind (story of my life).

    So glad you are now a Moda designer; they picked a winner when they picked you! Keep up the good work and know that you continue to inspire not only me, but thousands (hmmm, maybe millions) of others.

  102. Thanks for a great post. You really coved all the bases! I’m looking forward to making cookies and a thread catcher. Love your doggies…

  103. Love your puppies!! Thanks for the receipe – can’t wait to try it. So enjoyed your class when you visited Cullman, Alabama and enjoy all your your projects and patterns. Would REALLY love to win one of the gifts. Thanks for the fun stuff you show.

  104. Cute Doggie People. Thanks for sharing your blog with us. I would love to give one of your gifts a nice home.

  105. I love the cute little thread catcher and have already made plans for it. Thanks for the recipe and b lock and a chance to win!


  106. Lisa I love your fabric lines! They are all the colors I didn’t have great amounts of and they blend so well with the stash I already have. Can’t wait to use them.

    1. Loved the adorable thread catcher pattern. Saw Nick and you at the AQS show yesterday-your booth is so inspiring! Like usual had to purchase quite a few beautiful wools and valdini threads and some kits and patterns! Love your posts about your dogs-such handsome fellows. Thanks for the giveaway and the yummy looking cookie recipe-enjoyed your blog!

  107. Lisa I just love your website…always something new and interesting to purchase. I also found the fair was fun to attend when growing up. . .many fond memories. Thanks for the freebie and chances to win your fabric. Liz

  108. Love, love, love your fabrics!! The Thread Gatherer will be a perfect Christmas gift for stitching friends. Thanks for sharing.

  109. Can’t wait to see the new flannels. Your work is wonderful. Really want to make road trip to your shop. I have many or your patterns and had awesome time in making them. Keep up the inspirations can’t wait to see what you have designed next. Karin E 🙂

  110. what a great little project. I think I will make one to add to a gift I am bringing to a quilt retreat!!! Love your blog, and cute little dog.

  111. Hi Lisa…I’ve been waiting anxiously all month for your Country Fair blog! This has been a lot of fun. Thanks for the pattern and recipe and a chance to win some of your beautiful fabrics in the give away. The little Thread Catcher is perfect for all my hand/wool stitchin’ friends.

    Looking forward to seeing you in Jan at Road to California

  112. Your puppies are darling. The way that the quilts are displayed caught my eye, it’s a great idea.
    Thanks for the cute pattern.

  113. I LOVE the picture of the dogs! My favorite building at the Minnesota State Fair is the Creative Activicies building, with all the quilts, handwork, and baked items. Thanks for sharing the Little Thread Catcher pattern. This will make for a great “just a little extra” Christmas gift for some quilting friends. I LOVE your Little Gathering line so much I already have two fat quarter bundles, plus yardage to make both the Little Northwinds and 45 and Life To Go quilts (I turned 45 this year, so it will be fitting). The Wool & Needle Flannel fabrics look beautiful, would love to have some of that line too. Keep up the great work that you are doing, it is appreciated!

    Linda W. – St. Michael, MN

  114. I love oatmeal cookies and will have to try your recipe. I love the new Little Gatherings line and I imagine the flannels are just as wonderful.

  115. thanks for sharing the little thread catcher pattern. too cute.
    12 prizes. Wow, thanks for the giveaway. Maybe I have a chance. I just love your designs and fabrics.

  116. I love your puppies!! So enjoy your patterns and can’t wait to try the cookie receipe. Sounds yummy! Really enjoyed your class in Cullman, AL. Hope you’ll come back to see us in Sweet Home Alabama. Of course, I’d love to win one of the prizes!

  117. I love the thread catcher, my fav project on the blog hop so far!! Your fur babies are the cutest! I have two boxers and just love the bully breeds…they are the best!!

  118. Thanks for the great project. My friends from Jacksonville who came to your retreat are usisng theirs when we sew. I think I’ll just have one too. I’m working on your wool pumpkin table mat as we speak and am loving the techinique. Would love to have some wool and needle flannels too

  119. I’m still working on my summer BOW blocks, but will be taking time off to make your darling thread catcher!! Am hoping I win your fabric in the drawing. It’s so wonderful!!

  120. Love the thread catcher – plan to make it a girlfriends Christmas gift and the cookies, who doesn’t love Oatmeal cookies and frosting with them-Yum. Sounds like a great afternoon with cookies and sewing is in the future.

  121. Prez and Jeets are very cute. They look like fun to have about. Your fabric is beautiful. Hope I’m one of the winners. Thanks for the pattern for the thread catcher. I currently use a coffee can so this pattern is a good one for me.

  122. Thanks Lisa for the great pattern. I will have to make that one – too cute. I LOVE your shop and it’s been my annual summer stop for the last five years – I love to visit your website quite a few times a week to view the “new” tab. Have made many of your wool applique patterns. Keep creating your beautiful patterns! Love the doggie pictures.

  123. Thanks for the thread catcher, now if it will automatically catch my threads!!!! Can’t wait to see you at the end of October, I am scheduled to take your class in Georgia. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  124. FINALLY! The blog post I’ve been waiting for! I love, love, love your blog, patterns, and fabric….just my style! Applique is my favorite technique, especially WOOL applique, and I love how much your new flannels look like wool. I’ve been searching locally for your Little Gatherings line with no luck, so if I don’t win it 😉 guess I’ll have to order it online! Actually I’d be thrilled to win any of your designs!!! Thank you for the cute thread catcher pattern.

  125. Lisa,

    You are so talented! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

    Hand sewing & puppies…great therapy! 🙂

  126. I’m looking forward to meeting you next week at the Crazy Quilter’s meeting in Allentown (Emmaus). I’ve signed up for your workshop, too. Have a safe journey. Thanks for the giveaways. Kathie L in Allentown

  127. Thank you for the fabulous pattern! I could have used one of these the other night at church where we were working on sewing projects, so now I can make for the next time. I love your block pattern and the oatmeal cookies sound divine. I also love the chicken quilt in the top photo–gorgeous! Thank you for a wonderful sharing post!

    Cathy ♥

  128. I’d love to win your beautiful fabrics and wool. I have several of your books and love visiting your blog. Thanks for having such a great giveaway! Lana

  129. What a great give-away – would love to win. Have made all your recipes and this looks like another winner. Cute thread catcher – would make great Christmas gifties. Thanks.


  130. I love your fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win in your give-a-way! Have a great weekend!
    PS – the quilts in the pics above are really gorgeous and there is a lot of variety too. Our fairs typically only have 1-2 quilts.

  131. Love all of your work, especially the wools. Picked up some of your flannels this past week while visiting the midwest – they are beautiful! I appreciate how hard you work to make us happy. Visiting your store is on my bucket list for next year-can’t wait.

  132. I love your stuff! It all has such warmth. Moda was lucky to add you to their line up of designers. Thanks for all your designs and sharing your cute puppies.

  133. Those quilts at the fair are so pretty. Your thread catcher pattern is great. I used the new laminates for the inside of mine to make the threads fall out easier when you empty them.

    1. Have a great time at the BIG quilt show in Des Moines. We’re having beautiful Fall days for your visit.
      Sorry but it’s impossible to read your Fair answers on your black background.

  134. Lisa, I live in Temecula and would love to take a class with you the next time you visit here. I think you got your beautiful boys here. I love your new line of flannel wools and small prints.

  135. I love the thread catcher! What a great idea, I am always putting my scraps of threads on my table beside the couch and sometimes forget to pick them up and throw them away each night. I will be making one of these for myself and my mom. Thanks for the project and a chance to win!

  136. Love the thread catcher. Need to make several for all the places I stitch. Can almost smell the cookies baking. Thanks for all your inspiring projects.

  137. Wow, you jogged my memory! A tractor pull was a first date for me too! So much fun. Love all of your stuff, bought a lot of your kits, patterns, fabric…………Love it all. Wish me luck! You are such an inspiration.

  138. I would be THRILLED to win one of your prizes!! Love your new fabric lines! Also your thread catcher is wonderful…can you guess what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!! Thanks so much!
    Take care!

  139. Any one of your prizes would be wonderful to win. Looking forward to making the thread catcher. Thanks, Marie

  140. The Blog Hop has been such fun. I’m sad to seeing it coming to an end. I love your Little Gatherings line – my favorite fabric ever! I’ve already bought some, but would love to win more. I want to make sure I have enough to include some in every quilt I make!

  141. LOVE your patterns, fabrics, and blog. I have been gathering “Little Gatherings” fabrics as I find them in our local quilt shops, the whole line is wonderful. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  142. I loved your picture from the country fair. Quilts and baking — maybe the best things at the fair. I’ve never entered a quilt, but when I was a teen, I entered a fudge-frosted chocolate layer cake and won a ribbon. Cute thread catcher. Beautiful fabrics!

  143. Too bad you didn’t get to the fair this year, but your photo of the quilts from last year is great. So much creativity in each one, they certainly deserve to be winners. Thanks for the thread catcher pattern. I usually just throw everything on the floor and vacuum it all up when I finish my project.

  144. Love your post and the quilt with the blocks from all the different Moda girls is beautiful! Love the fabric and your blog is great! Thank you for the wonderful Thread catcher pattern, recipe and Patchwork Pudding block pattern. WOW! What a great day for us!!

  145. Been waiting all month for your blog. Now I’m really looking forward to your newest line that hasn’t hit the store here where Iive. What would we do without our best four-legged friends? What do you do with your dogs since you travel so much?

  146. Your blog is on my daily routine, BUT you don’t post often enough with the fun things you are doing. 🙂
    I’m working on your summer BOW, but am a little behind. It’s going to be the best ever! Thanks for your great designs. I’ve been following them since you started under your old name.

  147. Oh dear. my original comment is still waiting for moderation – but I have already made the cookies and they are delicious!

  148. I have been waiting for your pattern and love it! I visited your shop last summer and hav been the envy of all here in upstate NY. I use your site as inspiration and have two BOM going…I should spend less time on here and more sewing. Keep creating and thanks for your inspiration! Go Yanks!

  149. Love the thread catcher pattern. Also think that one of the pictures on your nightstand is of your 3 boys when they were little. I have the same type of picture on mine, except with 2 girls and 2 boys.

  150. I have several of your patterns and would love to win any of the fabrics to use in making some of them!
    Thank you.

  151. would love to visit your shop one day. I always enjoy your booth at Houston Quilt Festival. that thread catcher is great and looks easy…great gift idea.

  152. Primitive Gatherings is one of my favorite online shops to visit. And I do so regularly. I have enjoyed reading about Presley and Jeter. What do they do when you are on the road with teaching and shows? I guess that is none of my business–I was just curious. I love the flannels and the printed muslins–great stuff! Thanks for sharing

  153. Oh I am so sad the Blog Hop is almost over… I have just recently started quilting and I look so forward to this everyday. I thank you for your little bag pattern, can;t wait to make it. Oh how I wish I would have started quilting long a go, I love it and there just isn’t enough time in the day.
    Love your fabric!

  154. Beautiful fabric line! I read your blog all the time, not only to look at the beautiful things you make but to hopefully see a picture of the dogs! Love the dogs!

  155. I am actually putting the binding on a quilt made out of your Little Gatherings fabric (still wouldn’t mind more) and it is making me very happy. Can’t wait to see more from you. Your patterns are great and your first couple lines make me want to sew even more!

  156. I love your new line and would love to win one of your give-aways. I make mostly Civil War and Primitive quilts, so you are one of my favorite quilt designers. I”m thrilled that you now have a fabric line.

  157. Love the Thread Catcher!! Thanks for the pattern! Thanks for all the inspiring pictures you put on your blog! Love looking at them!

  158. Your puppies are soooooo cute!!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!!! Canyon Ranch is also on my bucket list! Have a great day…..Nurse Payne

  159. Fabulous! All of it. And I heard that a lot of your fabric and wool loooooves coming to SC so I’ll just go down to the mailbox at the end of the lane and wait for my prezzie. Thanks Lisa!

  160. Loved your post! That picture of your pups is wonderful. How did you get that one to howl? I scrolled down and saw Jeter and his bee sting. Ouch!

  161. I enjoyed getting to ‘meet’ you in your blog today. I am new to reading the blogs but this bloghop has really gotten me into them. Thank you for the patterns and recipe. I think I will make the cookies very soon.