Road to California?…and some updated info…

Just thought I would send a post out to show you my “Class” project for Road to California Jan.2013…this is called: Home Grown…If I have any Canadians in my class don’t worry…I will  have an option for you….the Class Signups start in July and I am only teaching 1 class so don’t delay if you want to have some fun with me while I am in California…

This weekend I finished all my center blocks for the Summer BOW…even the setting ones…now to square them up and put them together…Most of you should have or will be getting blocks 1 & 2 early this next week if you do not already have them in your possession…thanks for waiting and some of you got a break of shipping because we shipped 1 & 2 together so that is a bonus…but thanks for not calling and being patient…while the fabric was being cut and shipped..

Pieced BOW…I also pieced my 6 blocks for #1 Rocky Mountain …and I have to confess I made all 6 wrong!!!   I had to rip them and now they are done right…so pay double attention to the layout of those pieced blocks…

We are still waiting for the fabric for Jackies Album…Moda said sometime in the middle of June…so I am sure it is going to land soon…we have 1200 yds coming in…that’s a lot of fabric…but I promise this BOM will be worth the wait…

We kind of worked all weekend getting ready to leave for Raleigh NC…Nick leaves bright and early in the morning…I hope to see lots of new Quilters in NC…we have never  been that far on the east  coast…

I hope all of you who visited our booth in MN this last weekend enjoyed your time at  the show and our booth!!!…I think my son, Jake (wool dyer) and Amy, (sister-in-law aka-personal assistant -pattern stuffer)did a great job!  This is the first time we sent someone else besides Nick and I to a show…it is just too much with leaving for NC tomorrow and I think we will be able to vend a few more shows now that they have their “practice” under their belt…I really wasn’t worried at all I knew that would be just fine…we initially were not going to go to MN, but I  had a lot of upset MN quilters when they found out we were not going to vend…so we figured it out and worked our butts off to pull off 2 shows with a very quick turnaround…

all for now…keep on stitching!!!

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

13 thoughts on “Road to California?…and some updated info…

  1. I’m workking on my pieced BOW now… One question… the directions say to press towards the dark on the thangle blocks… do you press all the other seams open?? Also hoping that sometime you’ll make it to one the Pennsylvania Quilt Shows. (Lancaster in the Spring, Hershey in July or Oakes, PA in September) Would love for you to come to PA!!!!!

  2. Waiting for you to come! Can’t wait. We (in Raleigh) are so excited about you and your staff coming. Taking your class and really excited. See you Friday 🙂

  3. I really enjoyed the booth at the Minnesota Quilt show. So did a lot of other people, judging by the long line. Nick did a great job, very patient, sense of humor intact. Thanks for vending there!

  4. I am soo excited for January! I think I am doing 3 or 4 of your BOM and BOW .. I know I’m crazy. Anyways… Will you be visiting any shops and or doing any other classes in January after or before Road?
    Donna

  5. I was at the show too and your booth was packed when I was there. I bought 2 kits and Amy and Jake were both great!

  6. I also bought (cc was hurting a little) and Amy was really helpful!! Jake did an good job collecting . I am so glad you were at the show as i was able to see the banner done and ofcourse couldn’t leave without all the kits to it. have a great trip east!!

  7. Oh I just LOVE this Welcome design! Will you offer it on the website for those of us who can’t get to a class? I received the pieced BOM over the weekend and love all the fabrics! I hope to get to piecing it within the next week or so. So many goodies in your shop! Enjoy NC! I’ll ditto what Betsy said with a “hope you get to a PA quilt show”… as I am from NJ… We have the one huge Mancuso quilt expo in Somerset, NJ (March)… just sayin’…. lol!

  8. Hi ~ I was at the MN Show and Jake and Amy did a great job. Your booth was stunning, and I am glad you did not leave us in MN
    out of your show list….MJ

  9. LOVE the Welcome flag and hydrangea bucket! not seeing the pattern/kit on the PG site. i need that kit asap !!!

  10. Lisa, I was so happy to meet you in person at the Sewing Expo in Raleigh this past weekend. I hope to see you in these parts again. We would really use a southern branch of Primitive Gatherings!

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