Archive for May, 2012


Quilt to Share…

Here is a my design 45 & Life to go…done in red and white…it is just stunning…and the quilting…wow…does’nt get much better than that….

This is Maggie Honeyman’s quilt and I want to thank her  for sharing her quilt with me (us)…This quilt is 55×55, those are 1/2″ squares in the center of those blocks.  The pattern also comes with a 110×110 King size version with 1″ squares.

Do you have anything that I have designed but tweaked it to make yours different?  Send me a photo and I will share it with you all…


Sneak Peek at our Summer Freebie…well almost free…MY FAVORITE THINGS

ImageHere is a photo of our summer freebie…What is the Freebie?  With a $12.50 purchase you are going to receive this 5″ block pattern and a kit for it, this includes web orders, walkins and phone orders.  There will be 12 blocks offered this summer…Starting the first full week in June and running the 12 weeks of summer. We will be using scraps- so if your wools vary a little…it is no big deal…right?.. We will be offering a finishing kit at the end if you wish to purchase it, details will follow… If you are participating in the Summer Block of the Week, you will automatically get the Freebie with your shipment or when you pick it up.  Only 1 block per person…Please…we have to cut many…many…many of these…I hope I have covered all of the possible questions or issues.

As in years past…I don’t know how I am going to finish this yet…just join in the fun and see what happens…thanks in advance for joining our Summer fun at Primitive Gatherings.

FYI- Our Summer Block of the Week is Full…THANKS!!!



Opening day!

Thanks to all my staff who wirked hard to make this happen!…. and especially my quilters…Pat Doyle, Linda Hrcka, and Norma VanElzen20120518-093154.jpg









Sample spree… KC Q Market

Before & After photos…Thanks! to everyone who purchased our beautiful wools & bundles20120517-231104.jpg



4 days and counting….

ok…I am losing it… i guess i need to take a break…4 more days until we leave for KC Spring Market…i just sat down for a bit to design my “freebies” for this summer….drew a bunch of little blocks…went in the other room to find some fabric…came back and do you think I can find those little blocks???  Nope…still haven’t so I guess I will just talk to you guys for awhile until maybe they just show up…. here is what’s left for me…I have one more pattern to write…i should be doing that now, but I am not in the mood…I have written about 7 patterns in the last couple of days and that is too much computer and not enough stitching…I have to get 2 more quilts back from the quilters…so that is 2 bindings plus one I have stitched on but not hand sewn…so three bindings…but those can be done on the drive to KC…I will be handling out needles after the seat belts are snapped….the booth is looking fantastic…I actually really like how it is turning out…it will be a feast for the eyes…all that wool and thread and then the quilts….here is the quilt I have to write the directions for…do you recognize it?  It started out as Garden of Stitches…we shrunk the blocks and added the new setting…on one of my black flannels…The girls stitched it all and did a fabulous job…Linda Hrcka did the quilting again a fabulous job…you have to see it in person…so much better…I will post more of the “new” designs later…I have to design and print the brochure with all the new design, but I seem to always be doing that the night before we leave when I should be packing…today we cut wool for “sample spree” and started to pack the Valdani threads…we are so low on them…hope our shipment comes in before we leave…I need to make a pillow case for the bed in the booth and 2 curtains that will “go with” the red/tan/blue of my new fabrics…I think that is it…Nick wants to take me to get flowers for Mother’s Day tomorrow…hope I have most of this done so I am not crabby and can enjoy picking out flowers for Moms…

“Summer Pieced block of the week”-Carole is going to stitch our pieced blocks again this year…it will be so cool…this is her  sample block…To sign up click here

Here is all of the info on this:  72 pieced 6″ blocks….6 blocks per week…scrappy no repeat fabrics, includes sashing and cornerstone fabrics.  It will finish approx. 60″x 70″ after the outside border(which is not included)  $12.50 per week…1 1/2″ thangles suggested for piecing blocks.


stitching away…

Hey everyone…I am stitching away making samples for market…my newest fabric arrived and now the games begin…but I thought I should share with you a few things I have been meaning to….Do you remember the quilt blocks I asked some of you to do?  We sent out blocks to the first responders…so now for the news…Our quilt will be in the Nov/Dec issue of Love of Quilting…it will be out in October…but the best thing about “our quilt” is not our blocks…it is the quilting!!! It was machine quilted by Linda Hrcha…from MI…she is letting me contract her for her wonderful quilting…please go to her site The (click link) and view her magical talents…she has wicked quilting talent, with that machine of hers…and she has only been quilting about a year!!! I am so in awe of that alone….also here is another quilt fresh off her frame…this will be a new pattern it is on our site now, but the photo does not do it justice…here is one with the light hitting it just right…Midnight Harvest is 6 fabrics from Seasonal Little Gatherings along with hand dyed wools for the pumpkin appliqués…all for now…sorry they are not in order…forgive me.

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