My home town…Moda Designer Blog Post..

Hey Everyone…today is my day to post!….I would really love to thrill you with all the wonders of my “Hometown”-but If I am really honest…I have never felt like this is my hometown…I have lived here in Menasha, WI for about 20 years…my real hometown is 10 miles away…Little Chute WI…but this post is supposed to be about where I live now…Menasha is just under 20,000 people. Everyone knows Menasha by our sister twin city Neenah…they always say… yes…Neenah/Menasha….Neenah is the city on the right side of the tracks and we are the other…Menasha is home to mostly hard working blue-collar folks who love their High School Football, Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers.  We are sitting right on top of the biggest inland lake in the state…Winnebago, which means stinky water, by the way…and this year is was really “stinky”…but we will not go into that…It’s a sore spot…we have a nice boat that hasn’t moved since July 4th, which is supposed to be my escape…  I will talk about this in another post…
Lately I feel like my home is at the next “Quilt Show”….I love the thrill of wondering who I will meet, quilters are the best people, how will my class go?,  Will the quilts be awesome or just so so?   Will our sales be higher than last year’s?  When you work as hard as my crew does, you want to always to better than the previous year…and I have to admit…only twice it has not happened.  Part of my home is on the road traveling by plane or a truck, pulling a 24 foot trailer loaded to the max with all that wool and quilting stuff!  This week coming up is the 2nd time this summer I am not going to a show…I am trying to not have to do every show.  I need some time to work on this Fall’s Market Quilts featuring my next line called -Snowman Gatherings.   Nick will be gone and I will have a week before I have to leave for MN to teach at Gruber’s Quilt shop…This is kind of how my life works…home and on the road.
Now in the post I am supposed to talk about some of the best places in my hometown…hmmm…I’ve been thinking about these questions and I have even asked Luke and Jake these questions while were were driving home from the Madison quilt show last night and they kind of laughed…and then the answer from them was Primitive Gatherings!!! I have to admit I think the best thing about Menasha is Primitive Gatherings!!! When I was in front of the town board earlier this year, one of the board members kind of admitted it himself…he stated the only reason women come to this town is for your shop!!! So I think we are the best thing in Menasha…and the best place to eat is where??? my friends from my quilting retreat house know…Terri’s cooking!!!  Enough said…
So lets get to the real reason for this post…what is my project!!! It is pictured below…you know I had to add some wool to those little charms…and most of you know I love 9 patches…so this is what I came up with for you!!!
Primitive Gatherings-Moda Candy Project   click here for the directions
Below are three little gifts Moda has sent for this blog hop…By the way…Moda is the best fabric company! Right????
They sent a fat 1/8 pack and 2 honey buns…
I am also going to give away the kits for this project!!! Now here is the problem…I know I have about 10 of them….but if I only can come up with eight or nine you have to forgive me…
To try and win one of these awesome prizes….
comment on this post…tell me who you are, where you are from and if you love your “hometown” or if your heart is really in another place….
Jeter and Presley will be picking the winners…how I don’t know yet, but we will figure it out…lol
all for now…good luck! I will post winners on the 15th of September!!!
The next blog post for September 11

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lisabongean

I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 31and Jake 30 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

855 thoughts on “My home town…Moda Designer Blog Post..

  1. My name is Kristy and I live in Cincinnati, the home of the International Quilt Festival in the spring. I look forward to talking to you again in your booth. Be sure and get some Graeters ice cream while you are in town. You will love it. Be sure to get something with a chip in the flavor.

  2. I live in my husband’s hometown of Sheldon, WI, a very small town in NW Wisconsin. It is nice and quiet here, perfect for quilting when I’m done with the farm work.

  3. I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago but my heart belongs to Colorado. That is where I grew up. It will always be “home.”

  4. my name is Sue and I live in Wytheville Virginia, This is not my home town but I live here. I have lived here almost 10 years. I was transplanted here. But the town is not bad and I have some really good sewing friends. We call ourselfs the Bitchin Stitchers as when we sew we usually talk more than sew.

  5. My name is Nicole and I live in Carrington, North Dakota. A nice small town with a wonderful quilt shop. I like my town, very similar to where I grew up. Small town gal here. 🙂

  6. My name is Lia. I love living in my small village in the south of the Netherlands. But there are times I wished I’d live in a real town: with quiltshops to visit! Love your work.

  7. Well I live in Boynton Beach, FL so I guess that’s my current home town. I grew up in Boca Raton but was born in St. Louis. So you could say I’m conflicted about which is my home town. I love something about each one and still visit St. Louis. If I could move myself to a new home town it would have to be New Mexico. I know it’s a state but I love the whole place and wouldn’t be choosy where I settle down!

  8. Sounds like you need a break – success can do that to you…! We love your designs and your creativity. Looking forward to visiting your booth in Des Moines. But – take care of you. If you burn out – we won’t get to ‘experience’ Primitive Gatherings for many years to come.

  9. my name is gloria and my hometown is san antonio texas. i love it here, born and raised here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. we have cool springs, hot summers, warm fall days with chilly nights and not too cold winters. one of the things i love most are that people are friendly here, we have a lot of tourists, it’s kind of like a small town feeling but it’s actually a mid-size city, and of course we love our Spurs! But mostly, I love my town because it’s where most of my family is and that’s good enough to make me want to stay here forever!

  10. I currently live in Grand Ledge. I was born in Battle Creek; grew up from age 7 to 25 in Ionia; moved to Lake Odessa and then on to Grand Ledge for the past 25 years – all in Michigan. I believe ‘home’ is where the heart is. And I love it here. A small town but close enough to the ‘big’ stuff.

  11. My town is called Herscher and I am proud that we reach out and helps our neighbors and take pride in our community. We are so small that we lost our only grocery store this year and have to drive to do any shoping etc. The pride of our town would be our churchs, the school district (go TIGERS) and the community with a big heart to the world.

  12. Donna…. lake Elsinore , CA…do I LOVE it?? Hmmmm… Not sure… I don’t think I have ever lived somewhere where I absolutely LOVE it. It’s the only area I know…. I need to go exploring I guess and find a place to retire so I can LOVE that place! 🙂

  13. Can’t believe I get to comment this soon. Usually I only remember at the last minute but I so love the Primitive Gathering site so I was looking for Lisa’s blog post right away. My hometown is State College, PA, also known as Happy Valley, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions but our community and university is not much of a happy place these days. It is beautiful in the fall and football games and tailgating are a special part of the season. Looking forward to seeing all your special “woollies” for the holidays.
    Sheila

  14. Lisa,
    I live in Cambridge, MN, if it weren’t for family and work, I guess, I would be back home in
    Grand Rapids, in Northern Minnesota, back to slower quieter times and peaceful surroundings.
    Love the prints and thanks for the chance to win.

  15. My name is Lise Russ and my hometown is Green Forest, Arkansas! I love my hometown!! The best thing about where I live is the scenery, we are nestled in the hills of northwest AR and I wouldn’t live anywhere else! Love your stuff!

  16. I’m Cindy, born & raised in Eau Claire, WI, where I still live. I didn’t “love” EC until I got involved with various volunteer opportunities, and then I fell in love with all our community has to offer. Plus, it’s a nice 3-4 hour drive to Menasha and I love that!!! Good get-away with the quilting girls!!

  17. Hi I am from Copperas Cove Tx and the only thing we can really boast about is that we are right next to the largest miltary base in the world…. Ft Hood Tx! I ahve lived here for almost 40 years and because of the military there are a lot of people coming and going and not to many Coveites left around. We do love out football though!!!! Go Bulldogs, Longhorns and of course the Cowboys!

  18. Hi, my name is Marcy and I live in Cedaredge Colorado. It is a very small town , but full of beautiful orange Denver Bronco sunsets.Since I’m so rural, I drive 65 miles to my favorite store Hi Fashion Fabrics to buy your patterns. Thanks

    1. I love your fabric, would love to get to your shop but it is not close. So I drool over your things over the internet. I met you once a few years ago at the Chicago Quilt Festival and wish I had known you would be my favorite place to shop. I was just a newbie at the time. Keep doing what you are doing as it is beautiful stuff. My hometown was a great place to raise families, as it was about 5,000 residents and we all loved being in such a small community, though I grew up outside of town on a farm. i wish our kids could live in the world that I did where it was a lot simpler and scarey than our world is now.

  19. I’m Sharon, originally from England, living in Canada for 9 years now (where I learned to quilt!) I’d love to live in California where the sun seems to be always shining and there are loads of quilt stores! Love your work Lisa!

  20. I live on a lake in Central Minnesota and love it! We loved raising our 3 boys in this small town but now I’m dreaming of trips to other parts of the country! I’ll have to try working with wool again…..beautiful 🙂

  21. I live in Ma. I’ve always lived in the same city. Some family members have moved away. Holidays and birthdays bring everyone back home again. This is what makes my hometown special.

  22. I live in Lancaster, CA. This isn’t my hometown but I have lived here for 25 years. I can’t say that I love it here but I like it fine because this is where my family is (except for my two older kids who are away at college).

  23. Hi! My name is Judy. I live between Sharps Chapel, Tn and Sebring, Fl. My real love is Lakewood, Ohio where I was born and lived for 42 years. However, there is no quilt shop in Lakewood, darn. Also love the team spirit in Knoxville, Tn. GO ORANGE!

  24. Love the hop project. Also, enjoyed talking with you in Madison. I live in Woodridge, IL but spend my summers up in MINOCQUA, probably because I loved working at The Quilt Cottage! Enjoy some down time!
    Sharon

  25. Hi! My name is Sandy and I live in New Lenox, Ill. No shops in this town so I need to travel a little or mail order to get what I need. I love your shop and am so glad you mail. I wait at the mailbox for your stuff to arrive. My dream is to live in Arkansas and for sure will need your mail order then.

  26. My name is Deb and I live near Richmond, VA. I’ve lived in Virginia for over 28 years, most of them in the house we built in the countryside. I love living in the country, with access to the city, but my heart is in Iowa, which is where I was born and raised.

    1. Hi, my name is Tammy. I live in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin but grew up in Menomonee Falls Wi until about 10 years ago. I started quilting about about 25 years ago, and i would agree, the only thing i visit in Menasha is Primitive Gathering!!! I wish i lived closer to the shop than i already do, but overall i would say Wisconsin has some great places to shop & visit so i am pretty lucky.

  27. Hey Lisa, Thank you so much for the pattern and I would love some of your fabric to jump accross the pond here as I love this range:) looking forward to seeing ‘snowman gatherings’!! My home is in the country-the emerald isles of Ireland but I would LOVE to live in the USA! I have the solution ……..you should think about opening a ‘Primitive Gatherings UK’ for your UK followers and I wouldn’t have to move???

  28. I live in Harlan, Iowa, but my heart is in the little town I grew up next to — Maloy, Iowa which only had about 35 people living in it when I was a kid, and I’m sure there are fewer than that now. I lived on a farm to the west and Maloy had a beautiful Catholic Church and a telephone office (which gives you a hint as to how old I am) and Frank’s store where we loved to go pick out strawberry, orange and grape pop. Maloy’s most recent claim to fame is that Hilary Swank’s father bought the Catholic Church after it was closed. He was planning to make a retreat center out of it.

  29. Love your stuff!! Just spent the weekend in Menasha. You are absolutely right, PG shop is what brought us there. We stayed at your beautiful home and Terri cooked. It was the best food ever. Your mom is great. Looking forward to seeing you at Grubers next Monday!

  30. My hometown is either where my parents or children live. How weird is that, so I wonder if what my kids would say.

  31. Hi, I am Connie and I am from Columbia City, Indiana. I have lived here my whole life and I do love it. I just wish that we had a quilt shop!
    Oh, I almost forgot to tell you, I love your project!

  32. Hello I live in beautiful Green county, my address is Albany, I love my home and my country living, I like the Albany Library & thrift store, other than that I never go to town but the place I work, shop & play is Madison, WI. Doesn’t get any better! I am lucky enough to be coming to your shop this Saturday on my way to Door County for a week long quilt retreat. Looking forward to visiting Primitive Gatherings. Thank you for all your beautiful inspiration. Barb Glaeser

  33. My name is Suzanne and I live in a small town in Northern Vermont (population 3,500…there are more cows than people here). I live on a beautiful country dirt road where traffic is minimal and I can go and get my mail in my PJ’s if I want (and no one would know). I can’t imagine living anywhere else. You have your privacy, yet the community is so close that whenever anyone is in need, there are many, many people rushing to lend a helping hand or a prayer. My heart is nowhere else but here.

  34. Hi Lisa!
    I have to say that your pattern with the candy squares is by far my favorite! I love, love, love it!

    My name is Joy and I live in McKinney, Texas, 20 miles north of Dallas. I am much like you…we have lived here for almost 5 years now but have never really felt that connection of a hometown. My husband is retired USAF (22 years). Our last assignment was in Wichita Falls, Texas. We were stationed there for 10 years (not a common term). Wichita Falls felt like home. We are small town people; the hustle and bustle of the Metroplex is just not our cup of tea. We stay in McKinney because the schools are exceptional and our two children have absolutely flourished here! So, who knows where our “hometown” will be in 3 years after our youngest graduates high school. 🙂

    Thank you for the great pattern!
    ~Joy

  35. Hi…I’m Kris and I’m from McCook Nebraska….and of course I’m a huge Husker fan! GO BIG RED! I love college football and qulting….My town of McCook is a nice place to live. We really don’t have much to brag about here, though the high school football is good on friday nights.. My true hometown where I grew up is 25 miles to the east….Cambridge also has a great high school football tradition. I love you wool patterns and enjoy your blog…

  36. Cheryl. Home to me is Cave Creek AZ! I still consider Doylestown Pennsylvania my hometown, even though we have lived here for 22 years! I look out from my window at some of the most beautiful mountains in the West (just a bit biased ;)). One of the best things about living here, is our local quilt shop! Oh yes, they have lots of Primitive Gatherings books and wool kits. What’s not to love out all your creations!

  37. I have lived in Ottumwa, IA all my life and its home. I would love to move to Branson, MO where my sister lives but that won’t happen. Thanks for all the great giveaways and love your designs.

  38. I’m Shawna and I live in Springfield, OH. I grew up in the Rocky Mountains – in UT and CO – and they will forever be my home. I just wish I could move all my friends and family out there. It would be wonderful!

  39. Hi, my name Toni Anne. I live in New York in the south eastern part of Long Island in a town called Yaphank. Do I love it, I guess I do. My parents live around the corner, to be close to us and their only grandchild (my son A.J.). I have the best neighbors in the world. We live on an Island, we’re close to Manhattan and a few hours to the Adirondack Mountains. I don’t think (for me) it gets better than this. I’d love to come your way and see your shop it sounds wonderful. ;-> Toni Anne

  40. Morning. My hometown is Fergus Falls, MN. The All American City. I could be at a lake in 5 mins riding a bike. 🙂 Totally love your stuff.

  41. I live in Milledgeville, GA, a town close to the center of the state. While we’ve been here for almost 27 years, it has never felt like a true “hometown.” We don’t have any quaint little shops or quilty shops that I would love to frequent. The closest quilt shop is at least 1 1/2 hours away. But we are here and as far as I know, plan to stay. I’d love to win some beautiful Primitive Gatherings fabric! Thanks for the chance!

  42. My name is Dana and I live in O’Fallon, IL (about 14 miles east of St. Louis, MO). I find I am just the opposite of you – I grew up in the next town over (and never even came to my current town as a kid – there was nothing here!). I moved here after college and have lived here nearly half my life now, so I feel that this is home.

  43. My name is Phyllis and I live in Longmont, Colorado. We love our town and living here in Colorado is incredible. We are blessed with gorgeous weather and awesome quilters. I love Primitive Gatherings.

  44. I am Brenda and I live in Epsom, NH a small town. My hometown is actually the next town over and would still really like to live there. I do like where I live but I guess my heart will always be where I grew up.

  45. I live in Fall River MIlls, Ca. We moved here in 03 from Smith Valley, Nv. I had been there for 32 years, and raised my family there. It was a hard move, but I cowgirled up, and made it. We are in ranching, and I don’t have a lot of quilting time. I joined the local quilt guild, a month or so after moving here. It was wonderful, and all my friends here seem to belong. Best group of ladies in town. 🙂 . I couldn’t have made it without them. Also try to go to the Thurs AM quilting group-The firehouse quilters. Because we get to use the Soldier Mountain Vol Firehouse, thats what we call ourselves. But got to admit part of my heart is still in Smith Valley. If my husband is happy, then I am happy, and that is where my happy heart home is. As long as I get to quilt and have quilting friends. Would love to win a pack of the colors you used in your pattern. Using those colors in the Temecula stars block of the week. Great colors and great project you put together. Good job Lisa.

  46. Greetings from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan CANADA! I love my hometown. Born and raised here. Wasn’t planning on it but married a farmer – we live on what used to be my uncles farm. Raised 2 beautiful boys. The lord new me better than I knew myself. Isn’t it wonderful how life turns out?! I love everything Primitive Gatherings! And wool – am addicted to wool these days! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway! Love your free pattern – thanks!

  47. Hi, I’m Terri from Lawton, Michigan. I live 5 miles from town and it’s a very small town, no stoplights, but home to Big T and Decoy Duck’s restaurants (both yummy!). We’re close enough to Kalamazoo that I have access to quilt shops so that’s a plus. Love the small town life! Also loving your Summer BOW wool project.

  48. Hi, I’m Melanie and I live in Canton, GA. But my heart is really in Arizona, which is where I am originally from and definitely feel a pull to. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  49. HI!i`m Rosa from Murcia, Spain.I love to live here and I wish here are one fabrics shop and more quilters.Thanks for your lovely design and giveaway!1

  50. My name is Shawn and I live in Michigan. It is the only place I have ever lived and I love it… the great lakes are the best. I could do without the long winters though. Thanks for the chance to win.

  51. Tazewell, TN is my adopted hometown and I have lived here for 31 years-much longer than my “real” hometown!! This town has truly made me who O am tody-911 Dispatcher, farm girl, quilter, crafter, Grammy, -you name it! I would not change a thing! Just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary yesterday with my high school sweetheart! Let’s just say we were very young teens (17) when we married!!

  52. When I was graduated from college, my parents moved from Iowa to Weyauwega so although it isn’t my home town, when my folks have lived in the the area for nearly 40 years I feel like the Fox River Valley is my home area. Love your shop, the sisters will be visiting you in October when we are in town celebrating Mom’s and Dad’s 86th and 87th birthdays. Thanks for the give away.

  53. Hi, my name is Elaine. I live on the central coast of California, San Luis Obispo county and I have to say its a slice of paradise. Mild weather, friendly people and beautiful! I came up here 42 years ago from southern Califirnia to attend Cal Poly and I’m still here. Pace of life s slower and our little town even has been on the Oprah show… It’s been deemed ” The Happiest City” in America, my heart is here…

  54. My hometown, Ottumwa, IA, has lots of pretty parks. One nice thing is that it’s somewhat centrlly located to see many things in the midwest. But, I’m a transplant and my heart will always be on the Oregon coast. Just LOVE your site, products, etc. Would love to win. Your little quilt is adorable and I’m going off to make. Can’t wait to see you and all your goodies at the AQS show in Des Moines. Sure hope that is one stop you’re planning on making:)

  55. I live in terrell, Texas. It’s nice and hot here but I live out in the country and really love it, Don’t know about much famous except that’s there’s a state hospital here and sometimes when you tell people you live in Terrell they will ask how close I live to it.

  56. My home town is where my husband and three dogs are. We have move a lot in the 41 years we have been married and enjoyed every place.

  57. I live near Elmwood NE, but out in the country so I don’t consider living in that small town, but the community of quilters is great! I grew up about an hour away and I think the home is where you make it! Love the country living!
    Also love Primitive Gatherings!

  58. I live in a small town called Big Rock, Il. We have lived here for 40 years and love the quietness of it and the friendly people. Stayed at the Gathering last year and enjoyed it and loved your shop as well.

    1. Lisa my hometown is Rice Lake and I am currently living in Eau Claire. My new favorite place is our land near Birchwood. We hope to build a cabin there next summer. It will be tucked into the woods. It’s such a pieceful spot that it’s hard to get in the truck and come home on Sunday nights. I love your wool projects, they are just the greatest.

  59. Oops, I think I left my comment on the wrong post! lol It’s early here, what else can I say? My name is Beth Strand and I live in Oregon City, Oregon. I love my (for me) little town of 30,000. I say little because I was raised in Orange County, California. However, there are days I long for the beach and the feeling of driving on Pacific Coast Highway!

  60. My name is Janet….my hometown is Fowler, Kansa (pop 500). I acutally live on a farm 15 miles from town. Although I don’t “Love” my hometown…I certainly love my farm!!!

  61. My name is Mary Jo and I live in a suburb of Detroit but was born and raised in the city of Detroit. I moved out when I was 21 and have lived in Detroit suburbs ever since. My dream home would be in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our daughter lived there for a year following law school and I visited a lot but couldn’t convince her to stay there.
    I’ve visited Menasha several times just to shop at Primitive Gatherings. It’s well worth the 9 hour drive.

  62. My name is Karen and I live in central Arkansas, we have lived in so many places over the years though that I don’t know where my heart is – I do no that it is not really and truly here in central Arkansas – if I could live any place I wanted to it would be somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.

  63. I live in Houston,TX and it is ok. My heart is definitely still in England where we lived for 2.5 years, but this is home for now! Thank you for sharing about your home town!

  64. Well, I am just a skip and a jump away from you in Mason City, Iowa. I have lived here all of my life. We have great local cuisine…greek, ribs, pizza, mexican. This is the birthplace and boyhood home of Meredith Wilson, and we have recently refurbished the Frank Lloyd Wright – Park Inn Hotel. It is fabulous. Right now we sit at about 28,000 people and sit mostly surrounded by corn and bean fields. Yes, I love it here. The changes are beautiful every season. We lost our local quilt shop about a year ago, but we are lucky to be within 30-45 minutes of 5 really good ones, so…life is good.

  65. Hi, Lisa, my name is Betty. I moved to Madison WI four years ago and love living in Wisconsin. We love everything about Madison except I wish it were a little closer to Menasha and the shop

  66. I love your addition of wool. I agree with you…nothing exciting about my town except that I am in the middle of California and can easily travel to quilt shows and shops in other places.

  67. Hi Lisa! I’m Kathy, we got to chat at one of those “quilt shows”! I live in metro Atlanta, but my heart is really wherever family is…which is scattered from coast to coast! My oldest and family live here, so that is good! I can’t wait to see the Snowman Gatherings – I’m sure it will be as great as the other lines. Love the project, hope to win something!

  68. Beautiful fabrics Lisa. Thank you for the wonderful quilt pattern. I live near Rockford, IL in a town right on the IL/WI border called South Beloit. I am really indifferent about this town and wouldn’t be upset if we had to move because really, there isn’t much here. I was raised in another small town five minutes from here and always wanted to live there after growing up and having my own family. I never did because property taxes are four times higher than where I am living and that also is another reason we’ve just stayed here. It’s a nice quiet town for the most part with under 5500 residents. I love that we can hop in our car and drive anywhere and not have the concern of a bigger town of traffic. I also love that we can drive an hour to Madison, WI or 1 1/2 hrs to Schaumburg, IL to do shopping at the larger malls and at our favorite store, IKEA. The drive into Schaumburg is enough for me of the busy traffic. LOL

    I hope you did well at the quilt show in Madison. I really hoped again this year to get up there but as it has over the past three years something happened once again this year to prevent me from going. 🙁 Hopefully next year I’ll finally make it up there. (I say that every single year)

  69. Hi, my name is Joyce and I live in Palos Heights, IL. I have lived in the area my whole life. I would love to have your shop in my hometown! I have only been to your shop once, and just recently found your blog. Thank you for your posting and I hope to visit you soon.

  70. I live in a small town called Genoa City WI. I have lived here all of my life. I can’t say that I love it here but it is my home. There is really nothing in our town and we have to drive a minimum of a half hour to get to any shopping. I am about 2 hours and 45 minutes from Primitive GAtherings and have never been there. We always shop your booth at the shows we go to. I think the first time we shopped your booth was in Houston and we loved it from then on. After taking your lecture in Madison, we are planning a trip to your shop in October or Novermber. Thanks for the pattern. It will help me as I start with wools.

  71. YES by all means MODA is the best fabric company there is. My name is Sandi and I am from Sonora, CA where this city is my hometown. I was actually born in Jamestown where my mom and sister still live there. My mom’s house is directly across from Railtown where engine #3 is the famous train used in movies. I have a lot of autographs that I still have from famous movie stars. However, my heart belongs to Sonora, CA forever. It has become a much bigger city because of people moving here to retire and just get away. We are actually 2-3 hour drive from San Francisco. Just like to visit but not live there. Thank you so much for the quilt pattern and the chance to win your giveway.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  72. Well, Lisa, if i lived in a small town with you and your quilt shop I would tag it a bit of heaven! I am blessed to live in two places. I call Houston my home from Nov. until mid-June. Then I bug all your wonderful ladies to change my BOM.BOWs address to Jackson, WY. This land calls to me and I travel with my five cats and dog (all rescue) to this enchanted land. It’s a little rugged, a little sophiticated and a lot QUIET. I span three seasons here, work at the Animal Adoptioon Center five afternoons a week, call these wonderful people my “family” and rejuvenate. I am truly blessed.

  73. I’m Janet and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I’ve lived here for 10 years and I love it! It’s near the mountains and we have the most beautiful summers :0) Your fabric line is lovely – thanks for the chance!

  74. Hi Lisa,
    This is Peggy, the potter, quilter and mom/gramma. Currently I live and work in Saint Germain WI, way up north. I enjoy your posts alot, especially this one since it cements for me how blessed you are with your family, crew of employees and your business. Your posts don’t say it, but we all know how hard you all work to keep it all together. I have to admit I have gotten to know Menasha solely because of coming down to Primitive Gatherings!
    Thanks for letting us into your family too.
    When I think of the many places I have moved to in 59 years, mostly I consider Langlade (a speed bump east of Antigo) and my folks home on the Wolf River as my mostly hometown. But since they sold it years ago, it’s more a memory page. Living up north in vilas county has never seemed like home since this area is too seasonal to encourage a hometown feeling. But I love the woods, the soaring eagles and osprey. I guess my “heart” is wherever my daughters, Amanda and Brandy, are. All else is temporary. When I lived in Iowa, I could come north for my woods and water fix! I love the shores of Lake Superior from Duluth to Marquette, but best of all I love being with my grandkids, Anna and Andrew. Family is a blessing, but it takes hard work to achieve that. And all good things are worth working for.
    That’s my home story.
    Peggy

  75. My hometown is Shawnee, Oklahoma. I grew up on a farm north of town, and I am the fifth generation of my family to live in the area. I think Shawnee is a great place to live and is home to two universities and has a rich heritage of industry and agriculture. Love your design for the hop!

  76. Anna from Arlington VA, Great city, love it !!! Grew up in Washington, DC – great city too but Arlington feels more like home after living here 30 years. So much to do, culturally diverse, great restaurants, great parks and rec, nearby hiking along Potomac river and Great Falls, could go on and on. Cannot wait to finally meet you at the Dulles sewing expo next month. Your class was full so I guess I’ll just shop at your booth. Bring lots of stuff with you! Im telling all my quilting buddies to come out.

  77. I have been waiting for this design! I saw it on your cutting table back when you showed a tour of your quilt studio, and have been watching for it ever since! LOVE this!! My hometown is Libertyville, IL, and I have to say I really like it here. It’s a great little town with big old houses and tall trees, fun shopping and eating, and lots for families to enjoy. I loved seeing your booth at the Madison show this year, and picked up some more wonderful woolie treasures to make. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you guys at the reinstated Chicago area International Quilt Festival next summer!!

  78. I live in McCammon, ID–population 800, but I am from a suburb of Detroit. Talk about culture shock. I have lived here since 1999. It’s been a difficult transition, but I think I am finally starting to adjust. There is a great sewing/quilting community in Pocatello which is about 25 miles from here. I was just introduced to Lisa via Mary Fons’ show online!

  79. I’m Julie and I live in Paducah, KY. I don’t have a “hometown” as I grew up in several places. What I do like best about living here is the AQS Quilt Show every spring! Primitive Gatherings has the best booth! Love the free project and would love to win a kit!

  80. My name is Phyllis and I live in Mabelvale, Arkansas. This is actually a community outside Little Rock, the state capitol. My heart is really in the northwest part of the state where my daughter lives. I would love to someday move up that way to be closer to family.

  81. Love the new Hometown blog post. I was raised in a small town outside of Atlanta that has since been consumed by Atlanta.
    I love Jefferson GA where I was able to raise my daughter in a small farming community near Athens GA.

  82. Hi Lisa! I live in Hollis, New Hampshire a quintessential New England/New Hampshire town and truly enjoy it. I have the pleasure of being in an agricultural community with fruit tree orchards and farms running throughout the town. We are close to the mountains, seacoast, and major cities like Boston. Lots of quilters here!

  83. Small towns are always interesting that way! We have lived in Central Virginia for 16 years now, just outside Charlottesville, VA which as you know is all things Thomas Jefferson. We are from South Jersey and although there was no Jefferson, we had the Cowtown Rodeo and Richmond’s Ice Cream and on and on and on! So yes, maybe I like where I grew up better, but this area with the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Skyline Drive and the Appalachian Trail is by far, one of the most beautiful places in the country so we feel blessed to live here! And I get to work at Mr. Jefferson’s University (UVA) which can be very entertaining at times to say the least!

  84. I live in Uithoorn, a small place near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I love Amsterdam because of the many restaurants, shops, museums, canals… And two quilt shopss!

  85. I live in Glen Dale, WV, and I like it here because it is pretty quiet yet close to many things, such as shopping and parks to visit. Lots of festivals are held throughout the year in various neighboring cities, and I enjoy visiting Oglebay Resort, which features a lake, paddle boating, walking trails, a nature center, and more.

  86. Cute project! I live in my ‘adopted’ town of Laramie, Wyoming and it is truly ‘home’, now. It is always nice to go back to Canada to visit but I am always ready to come back home to Wyoming and the soothing muted colors and big, big sky.

  87. I am sure your shop is the best place in town! We don’t have a fabric shop here but if we did I would love it and give it a lot of business. we do have a couple of handmade chocolate shops so I have to give them my money instead. My name is Kay and I live in Lincoln, England. I have lived here for 14 years and my children call it home but my heart is in London. I lived in London for over a decade and miss the shops, the theatres, the amazing multicultured lifestyle where you can eat any kind of food and know people from all over the world. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  88. HI! My name is Karen and I live in very small farming community of Richmond Twp. Michigan. I am surrounded by soybean fields and very tall corn fields. I keep expecting the baseball players from the fields of dreams to step out of one evening! I love to quilt, x-stitch and do any other projects that make our house a home for my family! Autumn is fast arriving in Michigan and it is my favorite time of the year! Hayrides! Apple picking! Sitting on the porch with a hot cup of tea! Watching the combines pick there harvest! Sleeping under piles of quilts!

  89. I am NancyB ani live in Maple Grove, Mn. I guess my hometown is wherever I hang my hat. I often wish I lived in a small town. I was just in Menasha this past weekend with a great group of gals. We stayed in your wonderful home and ate great food cooked by Terri. I have to agree, the best part of Menasha is anything to do with PG. the best food?? Anything cooked by Terri. Looking forward to taking your class next Monday at Grubers.

    NancyB

  90. My hometown is Plymouth Nebraska. As much as I love that little town, I’m very happy to be living out in the country now. There is just nothing like the calm of the country.

  91. Hey Lisa, My hometown is Franklin, TN set in the beautiful rolling hills of middle TN. I totally love my hometown and have lived here all but 3 years of my life. We have 3 great quilt shops here in Franklin and one of them carries your patterns. I met you on the quilting cruise and took all your classes. I came home with great projects and have been a fan ever since. Thanks for the great project. I can’t wait to get started.

  92. I love your fabric and your patterns. I am working on one right now! My Hometown is Kirkton, Ontario, Canada. We really enjoyed seeing you and your booth in Grand Rapids. Keep up the great work!

  93. Hi Lisa! I live in Plymouth, Wisconsin… but I can’t wait to leave. I want to live in Minocqua… that is where my heart is… up in the pine trees and lakes so my husband can fish and i can quilt :o)

  94. My hometown is Mishawaka, Indiana but I left there in the late 60s. It was a nice hometown to grow up in, but my heart has always been living country-I loved loved living in Denver co especially the mountains, that was back in the 70s. My true heart now belongs to the ozarks of missouri where we retired to about 9 years ago. eldridge, mo is the tiny village near by, we live in the woods-awesome! I just love it here.
    I love your awesome giveaway-yours is my favorite giveaway so far-would be so thrilled to win. thanks for the chance-I am off to copy your pattern thanks Kathy

  95. Hi, I live in the Des Moines, Iowa area but I love the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and we have been there so many times it feels like going home to me. I would love to live there. And since I have found Primitive Gatherings and your great teaching Lisa, I always have wool projects with me to work on. What could be better than being surrounded by beautiful mountains and working on something fun?

  96. Hi Lisa,
    My name is Lynn and my hometown is Manhattan, Illinois. Even though I haven’t lived there for 30 years, it will always be my home town. It was a small farming community and hasn’t changed much over the years. I only live about 8 miles away and my Mom still lives there so I get to visit often. Whenever anyone asks where I’m from, I automatically answer Manhattan! Love all things “Primitive Gatherings” and really enjoy your blog!

  97. My name is Nanette and I’ve from Vancouver, WA. I’ve lived here most of my life and think the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful places in the United States to live. I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled to most of the 50 states at one time or another and actually lived in Tennessee for a year, but Washington is a place I’ll always want to call home.

  98. I have lived in Grand Island, NE for 32 years, raised our 5 children here, but like you still don’t feel like this is my hometown. I was born in Germany as my Dad was in the Air Force & grew up living all over the country. My mother’s hometown which is 30 miles from here probably feels the most like home since we would move there whenever my Dad had to go overseas & my parents ended up retiring there. We have 3 quilt stores in this city of 50,000 which is pretty amazing & can travel to other good quilt stores all over the state. Thanks for your little pattern. I can’t wait to get start sewing with some of the candy charms.

  99. I consider Cozad, NE my hometown. We are located on the 100th Meridian. I’ve lived in Cozad for 30 years. It is a small town where everyone knows each other. (Something my kids didn’t like when growing up, because they couldn’t get into trouble without everyone knowing.) My other hometown is Hastings, NE home of Kool-ade.

  100. My home town is San Antonio, Texas. I’ve lived here my whole life & I like it a lot, but I am not sure if it is my “place”. I lived in New England for one year, 27 years ago, & *that* touched my soul…But life brought me back here & has not (yet anyway) made a clear opening for me to go anywhere else.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    And, YES< Moda is *the best*.

  101. Hi,, I live in Carrollton, Texas. Although I love it here, it is not my hometown. Home is still upstate NY and will be as long as I have family there and keep going back to visit. I love the wool/ fabric project as I am a quilter and a rughooker and love to do wool applique as well. Fun, quick project.
    Connie

  102. I’m not sure if where you live is your hometown or if where you were born is your hometown-so I will give both. I was born in Boon, MI, population maybe 100. I was taken there to be born MANY years ago in my Gpa & Gpa’s old farm house. They passed away a long time ago but my wonderful hubby and I still do drive-bys several times a year even though it is a very long way (an overnighter) from our present home. When I am sad-back I go! Now, since marrying “wonderful hubby” 20 yrs ago, my home is Dexter, MI, the hometown where I think Laurie Simpson was born. It’s a very nice town with a fairly new library, a brand new trail park system and a cemetery where President Millard Fillmore’s brother is buried. And if that’s not exciting enough-we can always go to Ann Arbor. I love your blog and was so pleased to see you vendored in Grand Rapids this year! Yea!

  103. I’m Vio from Seattle, WA. I’ve lived here since I was 13 years old and it definitely feels like my home town. My heart will always hold Mexico (where I was born) in a special place, but Seattle is where I was “raised” and where I am raising my family. It’s a wonderful place.

  104. Hi Lisa, I live in Comanche, Texas, have for about 5 years and I finally feel like I’m where I belong. We lived 60 miles south of here for 27 years, it felt like existing.

  105. Hello, I live in Englewood,Fla gem of the suncoast. Is beautiful and have lived here for 33 years but my heart is back home new york-change of season and miss manhattan. love primitive anything and wool thanks for the great giveaway

  106. Hi Lisa!
    My home town is Flower Mound, TX. It is a nice suburb outside of the Dallas/Ft.Worth area to raise a family. It is not where I am originally from, but it is where I have raised my family the longest — 10yrs. Although we are not military, my family has moved a lot, and we have things about each area that we find to love. My home town is were ever my family is. Flower Mound — or Flo Mo as it is often referred to — is an easy going place that is a mixture of other transplanted families. Like all Texas towns, football is king. My dream is to make it back to Houston to see you there and get to shop in your booth. Back in 2006, I went with my Mom who recently passed away, and my sister. It is a memory that I treasure, and I have several projects that I bought on that trip that got me started loving wool including “Jack” and “Burl”. Snowman gatherings sounds like an awesome fabric line. I can’t wait to see it. I love your projects! Michelle S.

  107. Hello,
    thanks for the pattern. It’s gorgeous!
    I live in a small town in Northern France (Europe). I love life here, the farmers’ market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the belfry tower and the bells ringing on the hour, the Speculoos-flavored ice-cream for sale on the main square … Only thing missing: a quilt shop, so winning one of the prizes would be most welcome! Beatrice.

  108. I live in the Minneapolis area, and I love our bike paths and parks and lakes. Love your patterns and projects.

  109. I do like my town, I have lived here in LaPorte, IN for 36 years and it is most definately home. If you ever get to LaPorte you must eat at Mucho Mas fresh Mexican Grill. We have 3 lakes in town which are great for boating or just a scenic drive.

    Always thank you for your beautiful designs and the chance to win some wondrful fabrics.

  110. Hi Lisa! My home town is Naples, Florida. You have visited near to my hometown, but I sure hope some day you will make it all the way south down here to Naples because you have a lot of fans in this quilting community. The beauty of Naples is the Gulf Beaches, the incredible expansive sky, and the weather; which I know you will be jealous of in just in few months when it starts to get cold up there. Thank you for your beautiful designs and your creative spirit. You inspired me to try wool applique, and I love it! Lisa Z.

  111. Hi, I live in a small town in southern New Hampshire and I do love living here because it’s close to may favorite quilt shop.

  112. My hometown (where I live) is Costa Mesa, CA – it’s just about 30 miles from where I grew up, but I consider Costa Mesa home. Love it? Well, no, but I do like it a lot – and I love my home, so I guess for me, hometown is wherever home is!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  113. My home town is Dighton, KS. Lived away from there longer than I ever lived there but my mom and bro are still there and it will always be home. Even to my kids who never lived there!!! I like to say I am from Little D and presently live in the Big D (Dallas)! My small attempt at humor :0) I have the best quilting buddies here in Dallas so don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon.

  114. I have lived in Milford, PA for a little over a year and it is starting to feel like home, but I am a Southern girl at heart. I still wave at people I don’t know and say “Good Morning” to strangers in WalMart – people think I am a little out there (but that is OK ’cause I think we would all be happier if people were a little more friendly). My heart is in Macon, GA while my roots are in Shelby, NC. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  115. I live in a smal village (population 400) in northern Germany and I feel like home. I lived for almost 20 years in Bremen, Germany (population 500000) and felt at home there too. The only thing missing is a quilt shop ;).
    Greetings from Germany, Inka

  116. My home town is Aldergrove BC Canada. I have lived in this area my whole life. I love this location firstly because my family all lives close by, but secondly because we live within a short driving distance to the ocean, the mountains and to the US border. All great vacation locations. Thans for the chance to win!

  117. Pat DuBois

    I was born in St. Paul, MN., lived in Chicago for two years which I don’t really remember, then back to St. Paul. I now live in Woodbury, MN with my husband of 46 years. 45 of those years have been here so Woodbury feels like my home town. It was mostly cornfields when we moved here and if you needed to shop or wanted to go out to eat or a movie, you went elsewhere! Now Woodbury is a huge suburb of St. Paul with over 65,000 people and every restaurant you could want!
    I have fallen in love with Primitive Gatherings and have been fortunate enough to visit the shop two times. Wool applique is my favorite thing right now. I did both the pieced and wood BOW this year and kept up with both of them and also the freebie. I also did the miniature Home for the holidays and won a Blue Ribbon for it at the Washington County Fair!

  118. I live in a small town in Maryland, not quite home but I’m happy. I hope to visit your place next time I visit WI.

  119. I live in upper Westchester County, NY and am quite happy here. I have to say my heart is on the coast of Maine though, Boothbay Harbor or the Acadia area. We vacation there when we can, and I love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. I have the same thing going on. I live about 30 miles away from my home town which is the West Side of Grand Rapids Michigan. the west side was an ideal place to grow up though much has changed there now. I do just love Michigan. It is so pretty and the fall is stunning. We go for walks in the woods and there’s always a pond within a few miles. It is horribly crowded now and there seems no place for the wildlife to live.

  121. Hi My name is Tina, My home town is New Orleans, LA. I now live in Destrehan, LA about 20-30 mins west of NOLA. I love my cities because of there uniqueness. Of course NOLA has Mardi Gras, French Quarter, Good music and great food. Destrehan has more of the old southern plantation feeling. With 2 plantation homes less than a mile from me on River Rd.Thanks for the give a way.

  122. My heart too is in another place.I was born and raised in Ottawa Ontario Canada and moved to a farming community 50 miles away.I love a big city there things are so much more to do.Big stores are right there.Now 3 of our 4 daughters along with their families are in the city and I miss it more and more each day.The place we live now was a good place to raise children , It is my hubby’s hometown and my DH loves farming so I guess this is where we will be.

  123. My name is Judith, and I live in Victoria, Texas 10 miles out-of-town where I met my DH. Mostly our home for the last 12 yrs. has been on the road for his work. So many beautiful places, we called home temporary, but nothing is more better than our own home. Thank you for sharing…Judith, Texas

  124. I just moved here to Yorktown, VA. Moving is common for us, because my husband is in the Army. I’m from South Dakota, but as of this May, I have no family left there. I guess I do the best to feel “at home” where ever we are. There is a common saying, “Home is where the Army sends you.” So far, I like it here, but we haven’t done too much exploring yet.

    Thanks for the drawings!

  125. Hi I was born and raised where there is 9 months of winter and 3 months of hard sledding!! Really most call it Michigan but my my heart is where my parents loved the most and wintered there due to health issues for the past 20 plus yrs, that is Black Canyon City in AZ. They have passed over the last 3 yrs and knew How much I love it there they left it to me. That is my very own peace of mind place where I box up and send quilting stuff to arrive 2 days after I do and sew my heart out for 3 or 4 months! Then of course I ship back the day I am leaving!!

  126. Hi Lisa! I’m Kathi and I live in a sweet little village in western New York called Lima. It’s famous for (surprise!)—- the Lima Bean Festival! There is a lima bean cooking contest, bed races and all sorts of other fun activities.

  127. I live in Salem, Oregon. I would prefer to live in a small town but then I might not have 4 quilt shops to enjoy. I guess its a trade off. Love your work. Only recently got into working with wool and I love it!

  128. Hey Lisa, I’m a farm girl from SW Iowa (Massena, pop.300)and I have meet you a couple of times. Once at Primitives of the Midwest and the other time at the Des Moines AQS show. Love that you vend there so we can stay up-to-date on what you are doing. We will be seeing you in a few weeks. Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I actually grew up in Audubon, IA and then married a farm boy from where both of my parents were originally from. I’ve always felt that when I married and moved to Massena that I was coming home because so many of my family relatives live in this area. I feel truly blessed that I was able to raise my family in a small loving community. Keep cranking out all the wonderful primitive wool and quilt designs. But be sure to make some time for you….it’s good for the soul.

  129. I live in Tennessee, which I love, but was born and raised to adulthood in Alabama so I’ll always be first and foremost an Alabama girl in my heart. Thanks for chance to win!

  130. Hi I am Liz from Arlington Hts, Il and I suspect by evenings end there will be so many replies to your blog that it will knock off the whole blog. LOL Illinois is Illinois can’t say very much about it except it’s the home of governors who usually go to jail, politicians that leave you wondering and I am sorry I left Michicgan. The people however are wonderful as it is in most places. My town is nice an politically clean one quilt shop and one knit shop who needs more? I never knew I would be fit for the dogs but if Jester and his pal choose me that would prove my case. Thanks for Lisa who will forever be famous for her shop on Menasha.

  131. Hi Lisa,
    My name is Bonnie and I live in the town of Menasha right across the bridge from your shop.
    I am a fairly new quilter, started out doing traditional stuff, then discovered wool and your shop.
    I agree with you that the best thing about Menasha is Primitive Gatherings and I consider myself lucky to
    be so close.

  132. I live in Coppell, TX – there are good and bad things about everywhere. I grew up about 60 miles from here but it’s no longer my home. I love my town because my friends live here and my kids were raised here. It’s close to DFW airport, everything Dallas and Fort Worth has to offer – shopping, tex-mex, Dallas Stars, Mavericks, art, The Dallas Symphony, concerts, etc. I love that my family – all my brothers and sisters and parents and in-laws – live within an hour’s drive. I love that we don’t get long, cold winters but summers are somewhat of a challenge when we have many days of 100+ temps. I love that there are fabric stores and quilt shops close around. Overall, I’m grateful for where I am and probably would fight to stay and not have to move.

  133. I was born in Newport, RI, lived in Fl for about 40 years and now call Dallas, Oregon my home. Small town of 15,000, has a quilt shop and fabulous people. Love your project am starting it tomorrow. Thanks

  134. I live in Belgtrade Minnesota, a small town of about 500. I grew up here and lived in big cities for many years and finally arrived back at home. I love being here where it is a peaceful life and I always feel safe. Love all your products escpecially anyhting wool.

  135. Hi I’m Pat and originally I’m from New Castle, Pa and I loved it. But I came to Ohio when I was 10 and to Berea Ohio when I started to work. Been here 55 years and I really love it. We have a college, arts, good hospitals, great library system and plenty of recreation called “The Emerald Necklace” and everything within walking distance for me.

  136. Hey Lisa,
    I live in Garland, Texas, suburb of Dallas, sooooo you know I live in the big city world and have for 44 years! My hometown is Little River, Texas, population 1200. It was a shock to move to a highly populated area! I agree that Primitive Gatherings and the Gathering are the nicest and best places in Menasha! Love your shop and can’t wait to see it again, soon! Your hard work is appreciated by your fans and faithful customers. See y’all soon!!!

  137. I live on a farm outside of Monkton, Ontario, Canada. I love this town! It has the best little library with the greatest librarian. We also have a great community center and arena. A friendly town where everyone works together to improve it!

  138. Hi, I’m Wanda wejust moved to this area in Iowa,so no it’s not home…actually home would be in another state which is Nebraska .Thanks for sharing and your giveaway!

  139. My address is Elwood, Nebraska, but we live between several towns and have only had this address for 8 years. Lexington, Nebraska is the next town over and that is where our kids went to school and where we go to church and do our shopping so that is really home.

  140. Hi ! My name is Beth, and I live in Jamestown, ND, (pop. 17000 approx. ) but my hometown is Luverne, ND ( about 60 miles from Jamestown, and with a population of 28 when my DH and I are up there. ~ yes… 28.) I prefer my hometown, in fact, so much, that we are restoring a 1917 home there and will be moving there in a couple of years…hopefully we are done with the house by then ! ! ! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest !

  141. I currently live in Long Beach, CA but am originally from a suburb of Chicago, Maywood. My heart is in CA where I raised my kids and who all are definitely Californians but sometimes when I am asked I answer with Chicago…I think that’s about the lake, food and all the folks I loved growing up. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great Moda fabrics too.

  142. It’s not so much about the hometown for me as it is the area I’m in at the moment. And that “area” is in the country. I feel very much “at home” if I’m anywhere but the city.

  143. My hometown is in Casnovia, MI — about 20 minutes North of Grand Rapids (I saw you at the quilt show but didn’t get a chance to say hi). This is a very nice small community and I grew up here so love it!! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  144. For the last ten years I have called Murrieta, CA my home. I enjoy the weather, scenery, and my kids live in San Diego but sometimes Illinois where I spent the first 55 years of my life seems more like home.

    Just love the project – it is going to the top ten of the to do list!

    Charlotte S

  145. My hometown is a little town in Southern Utah called Washington. I love it. It is homey and quaint. We are also surrounded by 3 great quilt shops so life is good! Thanks for designing beautiful fabrics and I love this cute project 🙂

  146. I’m Maryellen. I love my town of Tobyhanna, PA. It’s in the Poconon Mountains of PA, and my favorite thing is the State Park lake. It’s so peaceful!

  147. I am a mother of four, quilt teacher, seamstress. I am from Oil City, PA. I used to feel like this
    town was a good place to be but since I divorced after 27 years you see things in a different light.
    My place or hometown is with my quilting friends and quilting. I love your shop and quilts. Quilting heals the soul.

  148. I live in Sarasota, Florida and do not like it at all! Summers are way too humid and hot and winters are too crowded with tourists! I don’t really have a hometown as my father was in the military and we moved a lot when I was a child.

  149. Hi, my name is Samantha. I live in Surrey, BC Canada. I love loving here because it is where my family is. There is lots to do here whether we go into the city or go see historical sites. Or if you want to hike there are plenty of places to go 🙂

  150. Hi Lisa, I live in a small town in Michigan, Lake City, population about 900. My husband and I have lived here our whole life and love it here. It is so nice to go anyplace and know everyone there. That is in the winter, but in the summer the population increases 10 fold because we have a beautiful lake. We think it is the prettiest lake in the state. Earlier this summer, we were in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and made a special trip to visit your shop. It was worth the trip!!

  151. I am like you – feet in one place and heart in another. I love living in Santa Cruz but miss my family in Canada.

  152. My hometown is in rural IN and didnt’ have much there pop 1,500. I now live in Lafayette In and love it! Home to Purdue university and lots of culture! I fell in love with Primitve Gatherings at Chicago quilt show also. Great candy project as always!

  153. My name is Misty. I live in Godley, Texas. I have live her since I was about 4 so it is truly my hometown. I love living here and I am so glad I am able to raise my daughter here as well!

  154. Hi, I’m Bunny and I leave near Elora, Ontario. It’s a quaint little town that attracts tourists. It’s interesting that people come from miles away to visit and yet I spend very little time in the shops. Maybe if there was quilt shop that would change!

  155. I am Tammy and live in Woodland, CA. I have lived in a few places, all within 30 miles of each other! I feel like the town I spent my teen years and early twenties is my home town. Even though I have lived in Woodland 25 years!!!! I still go to Davis, CA for the movies, dinners and the farmers market. So I get my fix!

  156. My home town is Copperas Cove Tx, which is a bedroom community for Fort Hood TX. I have lived here for 49 years and I do call it home, however, we have an HEB grocery store and a Walmart. If you want to shop, be it quilting or clothes, etc, you must go to Austin which is 65 miles away. Thank goodness for the web. I so enjoy your blogs and of course your “stuff”. Look forward your seeing you in Houston in November.

  157. I consider my hometwon to be Clara City, Minnesota–even though I really live 10+ miles out of town. I love the small town atmosphere and knowing my neighbors. I also LOVE your project out of the candy!! Very cute

  158. I live in the Endless Mountains of PA. Beautiful place but about an hour drive to the quiltshops! Love your Moda candy project and a chance to win!

  159. My name is Carol and I live in the northwestern part of Nebraska. I have lived in this area my entire life. I am a ranchers wife and wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love to quilt and watch Cornhusker football. Thanks for the great give aways.

  160. Hi Lisa,
    First of all, thanks very much to you for hosting the hop, and to Moda (yes, best fabric ever!) for supplying the candy for the giveaways!
    Secondly, my name is Erin and I live in Evanston, Il. But, like you, my heart is somewhere else.
    My husband and I moved to Chicago last year for his job. We’re originally from Vancouver BC. It’s been a tough transition but we’re making it happen. We were just back to Vancouver for 2 weeks in the summer and although it was nice to be there, it was also nice to get back ‘home’ to Illinois. 😀
    Thanks for everything Lisa!

  161. I’m Rose and I live in Peru, IL which is centrally located in the state. Not too far from any of the big cities! I have always lived within 5 miles of where I grew up so this is “home” to me.

  162. You are so right…Moda is the best! I live in Waucoma, Iowa…grew up near New Richland, Minnesota. My hubby has a job that has made him move several times. I have found my real home is where he is….sappy right??

  163. This is Jo from Lees Summit Missouri a suburb of Kansas City. I like my town but over the years it has grown a lot, and I yearn for a small town as long as it has a quilt shop!

  164. Love your moda candy project Lisa! Looking forward to seeing your snowman gatherings. I sure don’t know how you do it all. My hometown is Peachtree City GA. I have lived here for 17 years and do really like it. If I could live anywhere it would be in the mountains but this is a good place too.

  165. I live in Selah, Washington – a small town in the center of the state. I have lived in this area all my life (that is to say, quite a few years) and I love the small town feel and the small farms and orchards. We aren’t too far from the big city – Seattle or Portland – if we want to check those out but our daily lives are quiet here. Thank you for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric. P.S. I love your patterns, they are just my taste.

  166. I currently live on the edge of a large city in Yorkshire, but my real hometown is a small town about 25 miles north of London. It was the world’s first Garden City, and also home of the world’s first traffic roundabout.

  167. I now live in Appleton, WI after living and raising our children in Fond du Lac, WI. However, Lisa I agree with you, in that, my heart is in where I grew up in my childhood, which was Menasha! What is the best part of Menasha? Without a doubt, it is Primitive Gatherings which I wish would have been in business when I lived there! Your girls are the best and your store is just the therapy my doctor ordered!

  168. Demetria W
    Fox River Grove IL has been my home town for 21 years. Living here is wonderful because we are an hour outside of Chicago and an hour from WI what more can you ask for. We can pick and choose what kind of day we want fast pace or relax in the country. Or stay where we are at HOME!

  169. I am from Buffalo MN – just 30 miles Southeast of Gruber’s Quilt Shop. I have to check out your class there!
    Yes, it feels like my hometown because I have lived here for 40 years and raised both of my children here. I live on the lake which is the best place in the world!

  170. I’m from England – from a tiny village of less than 100 people! my nearest town is Gloucester!
    I love life here – I was born about 2 miles away!

  171. I live outside a small town in Alabama. The name is Trinity and it is very small, a spot on the road. We are outside of Decatur and Huntsville. I have lived here all my life. I recently moved back across the road from my mom in the country and I love living in the country. It is so much more peaceful. I don’t miss the train noise I used to live with and the traffic noise. Although some of the night noises here are scary, trying to figure out what it is. I still love it. Thanks for a chance to win in the giveaway.

  172. My name is Dyann and I live in Gilbert, Arizona where the sun shines more than 310 days a year. I love the sunshine and our winters are fabulous. I grew up in a small farming community a few miles from where I live now, but progress has changed it into a booming town that I don’t recognize but I still have many wonderful memories of growing up there. Home is where the heart is and my heart is here in Arizona where my children and grandchildren live.

  173. I live in the farmland of Eastern Oregon, I like it fine here, but the mountains are always calling. We do live close to some of the mountains of Idaho & Oregon. Love your fabric & your patterns. Wool is good! I’m just wondering – would you like to move to E.O.?

  174. Hi, I’m Barb and I live in Winterset, Iowa home of Fons and Porter! I have the joy of living in the country but only 20 minutes from Des Moines and big city shopping! Lisa, you ate lunch with us last year at the DesMoines AQS show.
    Loved meeting you cause we’d just spent and hour (and lots of money)in your booth and there you were in the food court sitting alone when we asked you to join us! Loved hearing about your quilt shop and hope to visit it some day.

  175. I live in the country near a small town in central Minnesota. I love our home but not that connected to the town although I like it. I grew up in Minneapolis and left when our 1st child was one. I liked Minneapolis and now 3 of my 6 cheldren live there. But the country is a great place to raise children.

  176. O O Ohhhh! This fabric has been on my wish list!! My hometown is Pinedale, Wyoming, 77 miles from Jackson Hole. I LOVE it. It’s a little mountain town, and very quiet and peaceful 🙂

  177. Had a wonderful time with your class and booth at Madison. I live in a small town in Illinois, but at heart I’m a city girl from Chicago. Gotta love all that ethnic food! Can’t tell you how much i enjoy your style!

  178. My name is Janet Glover and I live in Buford, GA which is about 30 miles north of Atlanta. I was born about 5 miles from where I now live. I have lived here all my life and I can’t imagine living somewhere else. Of course, over the years the area has grown and changed a lot. Buford is the home of Lake Lanier and the Mall of Georgia. I love all things Primitive Gatherings and look forward to seeing them in Oct at the Georgia Quilt Show.

  179. I’m Linda and we live in Strasburg, PA in our 18th century fieldstone farmhouse. It’s filled with quilts, including Garden of Stitches which is currently resting on a loveseat. We love everything about this area – from the farms to the fabric stores. It’s only recently that local shops are carrying primitive type fabrics thanks to your recent lines. Thanks for all you’ve done to spread our love of wool and all things primitive.

    1. Lisa, It was so good to see you in the town where I live – – Madison, WI My hometown is actually Gaylord, MI but I haven’t lived there in 38 years….odd how we think about hometowns! I agree completely with your comments about Menasha — when I go to the Fox Valley (frequently for work) Primitive Gatherings is my destination of choice and my reward when I’ve worked hard at my job. Driving home after a stop at Primitive Gatherings I feel this sense of calm. Thanks for coming to Madison last week – -we were glad to haveyou in town.

  180. Hi Lisa! I live in Anderson SC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts..for past 10 yrs…lived in Houston and Dallas for 25 years but born and raised on a farm in Western NY. We live on Lake Hartwell so enjoy the water and woods. Guild is where most of my friends live!!! Love your STUFF….met you a few years ago in Paducah and since in Atlanta…you are down to earth and a talented designer…we are so lucky for you to share your talents! Stop by for coffee on the deck anytime!

  181. I live in Covington, Ga. also known as “The Hollywood of the South” . There have been many movies and television shows filmed here. I suppose there are other places I would like to visit but anywhere in Georgia would be suit me fine. Thanks!

  182. Love your project. It is so sweet!
    I live in Roanoke, TX and we are home to the original Babe’s Fried Chicken. They don’t offer a menu because they only offer Chicken Fried Steak and Fried Chicken. For sides… Mashed Potatoes and Cream Corn. That is it. They have built Main St around this little hole in the wall.
    I don’t think Home is just the town you live in but the surrounding areas. I don’t spend any time in my town (unless I’m home) since our town is so small. No shame in that.

  183. We live in Eagle Mountain Utah. We just moved here from California at the end of last year. I am really enjoying it though. The weather is better suited to me than the desert we left behind. I melt in the heat. It has been hot here, but not as hot as in the California desert! I can’t wait for cooler weather and snow. Hopefully we get lots more than we did last year. We really need it! Thank you for the chance to win.

  184. My name is Cheryl and home to me is where I live although some places are better homes than others. We have lived in IL, CA, SC and GA and are now back in IL to stay.We lived in Charleston, SC when my husband was in the Navy and I loved it there. I agree that Primitive Gatherings is the only draw to Menasha WI and having been at your retreat, Terry’s food was good too. I love your wool designs and hope that I am one of the lucky winners.
    Thank you Lisa!

  185. I live in Temecula, Ca, which is in Southern California. I’ve been here for over 20 years, so I consider it my Hometown. I was born in Southern California, but my first hometown is very run down and a scarey place to go, so I won’t even mention it. Temecula has hills and vineyards and orchards, lots of people and two great quilt shops and loads of wonderful, friendly people!

  186. I live in Charleston, SC. You are my favoirte quilt store hands down. I’m coming for a visit at the end of September just for that reason. We are going to a Brewers and Green Bay packers game while we are there. Wool is one of my favorite things to work with, but quilt shops here don’t carry it. Guess it’s too hot. Thanks for the give-away. Love your fabric lines.

  187. Hi! I am Joan Jeffers and I have lived in Reno, NV for 16 years. It is a wonderful place to live…I feel I could work for the chamber of commerce. We have the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountains and about 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe. On top of that, we have 4 seasons…I am originally from Louisiana where we have one season…hot. Summer nights are cool and winters give us lovely snow that seldom stops us from doing what we want. Reno almost always has a breeze and for that reason we gave been dubbed the City of Trembling Leaves. We are a beautiful green oasis in the high dessert. I love it…come and visit!

  188. My name is Regina and we have lived in the Village of Holland, Ohio for 40 years .Almost everything I need is within 5-10 mins. from my house, The park and the library are at the end of my street. BUT it’s 20 mins. to the closest quilt shop. But I’ll drive for fabric. Love your little pattern, thanks for the give away.

  189. Hi Lisa, My name is Marjan and I’m from Nootdorp, a small town in the Netherlands near The Haque. We also lived on Bonaire a Dutch iland in the Caribian. In that time I went to Houston to The quiltfestifal you signed your book for me but probably can’t remember sibce you meet maby people. My friends and I are planning a trip to WI and your shop or maybe a retreat are on top of our list! Love your designs and fabrics.

  190. My name is Diane and I live in Visalia, CA. We’ve lived here for 35 years, and although we are originally from the Midwest, this is now home and we really enjoy it. We’re midway between our two daughters – a good place to be!

  191. Gulfport, MS is, for the past year, now my home and (rumor has it) where it will be for the rest of my life 🙂 However, OK is and always will be where my heart remains. It was where I was born and spent most of my life, until 15 years ago when I married a corporate guy…which meant moving about every 4 years. Amen to Moda being the best!

  192. My name is Sharon and I live in Kyle, Texas in central Texas. I’ve been here 26 years so it seems like home now.

  193. I live in a small community about 20 minutes north of Victoria, BC, which is on Vancouver Island. It’s not my original hometown, but I do like it here. There’s plenty of farmland around, so lots of fresh produce, eggs, etc., all available within walking distance. I love your sweet little pattern, so have downloaded it. If I don’t win, I will definitely be making it.

  194. Hi Lisa, My name is Karen. I am hoping to meet you in Oct. when I am coming to spend some time at your place with a friend. I have heard wonderful things about your place and follow your blog. I love working with wool and I can’t wait to get my hands on yours. I live in my home town and just love it. I was born and raised here. I love this little pattern and would love to win a kit to make it. Thanks, Karen

  195. My name is Hildy and I’m from Munich, Germany, and for me it’s the best cities in the world! I was born here, raised here, still live here … and will always live here. I love that although we’re a big city with about 1.4 million people the city still have a small town flair. Thanks for the giveaway and greetings from germany, Hildy

  196. My name is Stacey Larson and I’m from Apex, NC. I do love where we live but “my heart” is in Jamaica, Vt. at my Aunt & Uncles Farm / Bed & Breakfast. It is so peaceful and a special place for me. The view is amazing and it’s just an awe that is priceless. I hope to come and visit Primitive Gatherings and it is a dream I have.

    thanks for all you do – from on of your Rock Star Fans 🙂 from Raleigh

  197. My name is Christine and I live in Chalon sur Saône, Burgundy, France. I like my town and I don’t speak very well english, sorry. Yours fabrics with colours red and blue are beautiful and I like the free with the sheep. Good end of afternoon

  198. My name is Wendy and I live in San Diego California. I was born in Pasadena CA so didn’t really move too far away from my original “home town” but SD is the best place to live. The weather is perfect all the time. Being along the coast brings an even climate year round. I wouldn’t trade it with any other place. I love your booth at the shows I go to. I hope to make it to your shop some day. Please pick me for your wonderful gifts.

  199. I live in Taylorsville Utah the same town I was born in. I love old Taylorsville back when it was mostly a farming community. Now it is a suburb of Salt Lake City with all the traffic and people and lines to stand in if you want anything. When I was 16 my Dad took a job in Kellogg Idaho for 4 years. I thought I had moved to the end of the earth but learned to love it.It is a BEAUTIFUL place and I would move back in a heart beat.

  200. I grew up an air force brat and can’t say I really have just one hometown, I have many! After a long stinit in the DC metro area I relocated to Austin, TX last year and so far enjoy it. I think the beach will eventually call my name though, so I’ll keep adding to my hometown list 🙂

  201. Hi! I’m Chris from Geneva, IL. My original home town is Sterling,IL, but I haven’t lived there since I got married. When we moved to Geneva, it was a small, quaint town. We really liked the ‘small town’ atmosphere. Now, 30 years later, it’s grown and feels more like a suburb of Chicago. There are many quilt shops in this area that are easy to get to. Course, I wish I could visit Primitive Gatherings all the time!

  202. I live in Lehi, Utah, but consider Clayton, CA my hometown. I grew up in Clayton and loved the small town. We have also lived in Tigard, Oregon and loved the home feeling we received there. I love gardening along with quiliting and especially four seasons.

  203. Hi Lisa – I moved to the Neenah/Menasha area the same time you opened your shop. You, your employees and fellow quilters welcomed me into the community with open arms. I am forever grateful for the hospitality. Sue D.

  204. I live in a small community in the Central Washington Cascade mountains. While it is beautiful here, my heart is still on the west side of the mountains in Everett, washington.

  205. I live in Rigby, Idaho, about 6 miles away from the home I grew up in, so . . . I’m thinking that I must like it here. 🙂

  206. I live near Rochester, MN where I was transplanted about 20 years ago. Having been a military wife and moving all over the country, I guess where I hang my hat is home. I was originally from Philadelphia, Pa. I have been to your shop and it is a great place to visit.

  207. I live in a small town for California – Visalia, which is in Central California but I do love it. I was raised in a big City (San Jose) and after living here and then visiting home, I wonder how I survived all that traffic every day. I have lived here now for 24 years so I do now consider this home. And luckily my folks moved out of San Jose to an even smaller town than mine so it’s a pleasure to go visit them.

  208. I am Joanna from Fall River, Massachusetts and this is my hometown, but no longer where my heart is. I would love to live in a more rural area and hope I get to one day. The advantage to where I live is that we are near beaches and wild life refuges so when I need to see that kind of beauty it isn’t hard to get to.

    Just love the project you made. Thanks so much for it.

  209. My name is Carolyn. I was born in FL and have lived here most of my life. I have to agree with you about “hometown” – I grew up in Orlando and my parents still live there, so I think of that as my hometown, even though I no longer live there.

  210. Hello! My name is Linda and I live in Montana in the beautiful Rocky Mountains;we are retired here and I’m enjoying lots of Quilting Time now! Thank you for your Blog+neat giveaway! HAPPY STITCHING !

  211. Hi! My name is Cindi and I live in Stansbury Park, Ut. As much as I like it here…my heart is in Sandy Ut where I lived for over 30 years and raised my family.

  212. My name is Donna andI live in Baraboo, WI, with my husband and our dog. We moved here from the Chicago, IL suburbs and YES, we do love it here. It is a small town with the Ringling Circus World as it main attraction. It may be a small town, but one does not have to go very far to get to a big town. And, by the way it is not that far from Menasha, so I can always make a trip to Primitive Gatherings! Thanks for the chance to win

  213. Patti from SW Virginia. They say home is where you heart is and mine is here now though from Pittsburgh. The area is historic and mountains are all around us but most of us quilters/hookers/wool users are so glad for internet service and access to Primitive Gatherings. Thanks for all your great work.

  214. My hometown is Washburn, Wisconsin. I am from the Twin Cities in Minnesota and my heart is really there but a job brought us to Wisconsin. I agree… Moda is the best!!!

  215. Hi! I’m Lori Albrechtsen! I live in beautiful southern California in the City of Glendora (just northeast of downtown Los Angeles about 27 miles). I do LOVE living in SoCal, especially because of the weather. I grew up here. But, I do own another home in Morgan, Utah, in the country. My heart is more there than here. Our home there is near a ski resort and two lakes that we loved to boat on. Our family also loves to mountain bike so we can do that in both places.

    I LOVE seeing Lisa and Nick at the shows and walking around the booth to pick up new things! I would love to win this kit!!!!

  216. I love where we live now but to me hometown is where I grew up. So, I guess Highland, UT would be my daughter’s hometown. I do love it here though. We are nestled up against the mountains and live in a fabulous community! It has a small town, rural feeling but lots of options for entertainment and shopping only 15-30 min away. Cute project!

  217. Hi, Lisa. My name is Marcia and you and I have met at several quilt shows (of course, lots of people can say that, can’t they?) I have lived in Forsyth, GA, an hour south of Atlanta, for about 7 years. The best part of living here is that all of our family lives within an hours drive and we are able to gather often. Your giveaway is so fun and I can’t wait to see your new fabric line!!

  218. I live on Vashon Island in Washington State. Yes, I love it here. It’s rural, peaceful, artistic… We have many wonderful quilters who live and visit here plus a terrific quilt shop, tea shop and farmers market.

  219. I am Conny I am from a small village in the Northern part of the Netherlands, called Tolbert. I love it but I can imagine nicer place to live…Italy for example , I lost my heart to that landscape, the culture, the people….so maybe once when I am retired….oer else I keep om dreaming!
    Love you beautiful fabric, this bloghop and the change to win! Thank you.

  220. Lisa, I’m so glad I found you in this blog hop… I’m also a Wisconsinite & Packer fan! My hometown is Cadott but I’ve lived here in the Madison area for about 30 years. I look forward to the day I can move to the Eau Claire area near my hometown.

  221. I’m Bree and I’m “from” Clearwater, FL (as in, currently reside.) My heart is my real hometown of Gorham, Maine. Florida’s too darn hot and crowded for me! I totally long for the breezy, crisp fall days of home. Apple picking, Cider, real hayrides, and pumpkin patches that aren’t pallets in a church parking lot!
    On an aside, this fabric is totally perfect for my husband – he does primitive camping and keeps bugging me for a real quilt for his camp set!

  222. I live in Holt MI, which is just south of Lansing. My real hometown is a tiny town about 80 miles east of SanFransisco, but I have lived in various parts of Michigan almost all of my life. I’d love to live closer to Lake Michigan, but it’s easy enough to drive there. A piece of my heart is near Chicago where my daughter, son-in-law and sweet granddaughter live. We have great bike trails in the Lansing area as well as in other parts of Michigan. We have a beautiful state no matter what the season, but it’s especially nice in the fall. I like how you made your 9-patch scrappy.

  223. i’m rita, i was born here in beautiful downtown seward, alaska, more than 70 years ago and have lived here off and on most of my life. now, i have a little bachelor ‘cottage’ where i installed cabinets and countertops here in a little back room so i can sew and stow my stuff. i take pix of the mountains and birds from my windows, from the beach and around the bay and out by the glacier … seward and its environs is known for its scenic splendor!

  224. Hello Lisa, Jeter, Presley and family!
    My name is Janet Richards and I live in Apex, NC.
    North Carolina is really a great place to live. But when I think of my hometown… my heart is in Wisconsin. LaCrosse to be exact. Then there is Waukesha where a sister and family reside. Where if wishes were reality… there I would be.
    Sure like the pattern you designed. Loved all the backgrounds and I need to be working more with wool. So thank you very much.
    My summer thrill was visiting Primitive Gatherings for the first time and meeting Lisa.
    My girl, Daisy, a good looking blue eyed mut, reminds me to say hello and to post for her as well. She thinks her hometown is just peachy. Though she’s not actually a quilter, she is very involved in my work. She has great taste, a good eye for color and she is especially fond of quality brushed homespuns.

  225. I live in Burnsville, MN and grew up next door in Apple Valley. It’s just a town what’s important to me is the family I live close too.

  226. My name is Marsha and I live in Fair Oaks, CA, a suburb of Sacramento. I love my little piece of California! It was much more rural when we bought the place, but still has some of that feeling. I am very lucky to have a nice array of local quilt shops. My family all live around the area, so keeps us from looking elsewhere to live. Can’t wait to do your project, Lisa, my fav: primitive and Americana! Thanks.

  227. I love my home town: Lubbock, TX, and my adopted home town: Phoenix, AZ. I’m almost done with my Summer Block of the Week blocks and am looking forward to receiving my finishing kit! Safe travels and Happy Stitching!

  228. I love where I live….Yuba City, Ca because that’s where a lot of my family is. My roots are in East Tenn and I long to visit. I spend a lot of time in the Pacific Northwest. I love all things Primitive so these give-aways look fabulous !!!

  229. I really don’t have a “hometown” as I live in the country but I do love where I live at! I live near Calhoun, Ky which is a very small town. Everyone is friendly and there is always a small festival or something going on.
    I love your little quilt! It is wonderful and I would love to have one of the kits or other prizes. Wonderful!

  230. Hi – I’m Lana from Maryville, TN. I have a new hometown and I love it. We are nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and we have a beautiful community of quilters. I enjoy being with my quilting friends which makes everything extra-special. Thanks for your giveaway!

  231. My name is Susan and I live a long way from my original hometown of Greenville, SC. I now live in Kelowna, BC, Canada, where my husband pastors a church. We do love our adopted home country and city! Your little prim project is perfect for a friend of mine – so cute!

  232. I’m Pat from Pittsburgh – our city is fantastic! Our sport teams, so many universities, the food, entertainment. We have so much and I’m proud of our city!!

  233. I am Tami and I was raised in Northern California, but now live in Reno, Nevada. I really love living so close to beautiful Lake Tahoe. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your beautiful fabric!

  234. Hey, I’m Richy… I live in Chewelah, WA and I love it… We have tones of art and quilting in our small town.

  235. Hello – I live in Sunnyvale, CA. My hometown is the neighboring Los Altos, but to me “hometown” is the way it used to be 30 years ago with orchards, no sidewalks and a more rural feel. I miss the beauty of our apricot, plum and cherry orchards… The trade-off is the way our community has grown in diversity provides many opportunities to explore other cultures – especially when it comes to great food from other lands. Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

  236. My name is Ramona and I live in Brandon, Manitoba Canada. I absolutely love all of your projects – I am trying to keep up with 6 BOM in addition to other projects. I am very appreciative that you thought of us “Canucks” when you designed your summer Freebee and added a Maple Leaf. I do love the city l ive in now, but I have only lived here for 7 years. Previous to that, I lived much further North in Gillam which is not far from Hudson Bay and the town of Churchill – Polar Bear Capital of the world.

    I love visiting your booth at the Annual Minnesota Quilt Show – we missed you at Rochester this year but know that your booth was very capably “manned” by your son and friend. Both were very knowledgable about your products and great ambassadors of your business,

    Being a dog lover and owner of three, I am hoping one of your dogs will pull my name. Good Luck to everyone.

    Ramona

  237. I am Debbie and I iive in North Kingstown, RI. I love my hometown, I was born here and have stayed.
    I am close to the bay and I can drive to the mountains in a few hours, so being the smallest state has it’s benefits.

    Debbie

  238. I’m Janet and I live in a little valley at the northern most edge of Utah. I’ve spent all but about 3 years of my life here and I do consider it home. You will be in the valley just south of us in January and I will be there with bells on!!
    Love all your stuff–have made a few of your patterns and have more in line to make.
    Such a cute project!!

  239. I am from Mankato, MN and love all things Primative Gatherings – can’t wait to see you in IA at the Des Moines show!!!!! The best thing about where I live is I am on the farm land I was born and raised on, and my children and brothers live close

  240. Hi Lisa, my name is Nancy Allen. I was born in sunny Southern CA. But my husband and I left here some 28 years ago. We have had 9 regional moves across the United States and are now getting ready to move to Maryland for a total so far of 10! Can you say Gypsy? I will be moving into our 18th home. . . .wow just saying it outloud makes me wonder how we did it. As far as where my heart is? I think I have left a little piece of it in all of the places we have lived, especially when I leave one of our kids behind. This time I will be leaving our 3 daughters and 4 grandkids. But on a high note we will be close to our son and his family.
    Anyway one of my favorite things is to get to see you and your booth at all of the shows close to wherever we live, and yes MODA is the best!

  241. My name is Mary Campbell, and I live in Beaufort, SC. I love this town for its historic past, scenic beauty, lively arts scene, and great people. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  242. Greetings from Eagle River Alaska where I have lived for the last 35 years and it is home. I was however born and raised in a coal mining town in Pennsylvania.

  243. I’m Lynda and I live in Vancouver, WA. I really don’t have a “hometown”. Spent the most years in Anchorage, AK but I go back now and really don’t enjoy it much. I think that friends make a place you have lived and liked a real hometown, and we just moved around so much that I really have no childhood friends – therefore I have no “hometown”

  244. I’m Phyllis and live in Northern Wi, land of loons and lakes, I love my home town of OMA, peaceful, beautiful and most of all quilting neighbors. What more could a girl ask for.
    Love all your fabrics and will have to get a road trip together to visit your shop.

  245. My name is Marilyn and I live in Council, ID….not my true hometown but only a short drive a way !
    Lisa..you’ve been to my town and to my home ! So I think you know why I love it so much ! Always
    have a Primitive Gatherings project going on !

  246. im from a tiny little town called yerington in rural nevada. growing up, i really wasn’t a fan b/c there isn’t really much to do, but now i love it there… really, b/c there isn’t much to do 🙂 but it is a simple quaint little town where everyone is family.

  247. I live in Pipe Creek Texas which is literally a dot in the road, have lived here for the last 12 yrs, don’t call it home though, have to call San Antonio home. I love your project….so cute.

  248. My hometown is Youngsville, NC on the outskirts of Raleigh, NC, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t know that much about it. It’s so tiny that not much happens here. It’s mainly just a postal address. I’m really glad you’re designing your own fabric now. I love the colors and feel of your last 2 lines.

  249. My name is Monica and I live in Granbury, TX. I don’t know that I’m in love with where I live but there are certainly worse places to be.

  250. I love your mat, especially with the wool. Those moda candies look like a lot of fun. I am from west Chester, pa. Home of QVC. I love my hometown, lots of fun.

  251. I was born in, grew up in and have returned to live here, in Vancouvetr B.C. This is were my centre is. This is home. During the earlier years of my marraige we saw different parts of Canada, most of them small towns, a couple of tours were in isolated spots. I have lived on the prairies , in Qubec in a time of political unrest, on an island with ferry dependancy, but they were adventures and tastes of my country, not home. Ethel Snow

  252. My hometown is Saline MI however I currently live in Brooklyn (same State). My heart is in both, I like them equally for different reasons :-)!

  253. My name is Patti and I live in the Milwaukee, WI area. Grew up here, moved for school and came back. I do consider this area my hometown. A great area to live with lots to do.

  254. Hi Lisa, I’m Rebecca and I live in Utah, same town forever and I can’t wait for your retreat in January in Brigham City. I love your dogs names, especially Jeter since my whole family are Yankees fans and several of us have dogs named Jeter. Have made a ton of your patterns and this nine patch is now on my to do list.

  255. Ilive in the UK in the town of High Wycombe. I don’t love this town but I do like the area it is in and all the pretty villages we can’t afford to live in. And I love the neighbours in our small cul-de-sac – and I have no idea what one of those is in US English! It is a short, closed end road of just 39 houses – a bit likeliving in a village really.

  256. I’m Michelle and my hometown is a small little community in West Texas. My heart is definitely here in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where I reside! 🙂

  257. My name is Syd and I live in the small rural town of Franklin, Idaho. I’ve lived here for about 20 years. I love it because it is so close to the mountains and easy fishing. About 8 miles from here is Preston, Idaho known for the movie Napoleon Dynamite! And unfortunately that movie is so on the money of these two towns. Kind of embarrassing if you ask me!! Thanks for sharing your cute pattern.

  258. Hello from Spokane, WA. I grew up in a military family so my roots are very short but I guess I have lived the longest time here in Spokane…so it is my home town. By the way, I love your fabrics! When I attend a large quilt show, I always gravitate to these colors and fabric. Thank you so much for this fun contest.

  259. I am Tiara from the north Ga mountains but my hometown is in Gwinnett county. After having our first child we just thought it was time for a slower change of pace.

  260. Hello! I am Mary and my hometown is Marshall, Missouri. It’s kind of hard to call it that now as I’ve lived about 24 miles out on a farm for 26 years, but when we go to town that’s what we’re referring to rather than the smaller towns that are closer to us. I did go to high school there and am proud to be a Marshall Owl. Not a ferocious mascot, but its ours.
    I would love to visit your shop sometime. You designs are so wonderful.

  261. My hometown is London, Ontario Canada, a fair sized city with a small town attitude, and not really in the good way.
    My heart is actually in several cities, all to do with family. Peterborough is where my very large extended family is centered and growing up it was always more home feeling then home.
    My husband is from a teeny, tiny hamlet in North Carolina and I did find it felt like home the first time I visited.
    The whole of Scotland felt amazing but Gairloch really felt like a place my soul has known forever. The only other place that has felt like that is Muskoka, which is cottage country here in Ontario.

    And wow that was rambly lol

  262. My name is Cathy and I live in the small town of Stevensville on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I love living here and have for the past 37 years! We fell in love with our old farmhouse the first time we saw it and have stayed put ever since! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway…..

  263. I live in the rival state of Iowa on a farm…..I mostly like where we live, but not so much in the winter. My heart really is in Arizona then. I have never been to your shop, but the next time we visit family in WI….I need to put that on my list. I like your designs and projects!!!

  264. Love your hometown, and your fabric, and your project and your store 🙂 !!!!
    My name is Terrie and I live in palmdale california. I love my hometown and have always lived here.
    Was never one of those “can’t wait to get out of here” kind of kids and at this point couldn’t really picture myself anywhere else. Thanks so much for sharing !!!

  265. Hi Lisa, I’ve lived in Fargo, ND for 36 years and it’s a great place to live, but I grew up 45 miles away in Detroit Lakes, MN and I love it there. Great lakes everywhere and beautiful countryside. I’m lucky to be able to go there all the time.

  266. I’m with you Lisa, my original home town of Harbor Springs is still what I consider home ! I like where I live but…
    Why would I like to win one of these prizes, well because 9 patch has always been my quilting favorite since I started quilting, good reason I think !!! Enjoyed doing your class in Battle Creek, Mi., and still haven’t opened my bottle of wine. Keeping it for the last weekend I get to camp at my 5th wheel at the Double RR ! Julie

  267. Diane here from Nashville, TN, Music City USA. Throught the years I have lived in the city and in rural areas. Enjoyed both for different reasons. Nashville is famous for a lot of different things. Music, NFL team, NHL team, numerous colleges, BBQ, lakes and humid weather. Love your project.

  268. Hi, I am Nancy from Cedar Falls, Iowa. Cedar Falls has been my home town for about 24 years. We are located in prtetty northeast Iowa and we live on the edge of the community so we have the best of the community and country.

  269. My name is Gaila. I live in Bridgeport Texas. This is definitely not my hometown. I was born in Cedar Hill Texas which used to be about the same size as Bridgeport, until expansion moved in. Now my little home town is a BIG citified town. I miss the country feel there. But my heart is really back in the Garland, Texas area. That’s where I have lived for over 20 years until moving here. I miss the city life and my friends.

  270. My name is Pat and I live in Selkirk, NY. Transplanted here from Albany, NY in 1969. Have roots here now; however all my children have grown and moved away. Love the area and have wonderful friends here. Our local quilt shop has relocated even closer to me. Life is good.

  271. I live in Cumberland, WI. I’ve lived so many places none of them seem like “home town” so I usually refer to the small town in Minnesota where I graduated from hight school. I’d love to win one of the prizes and really like your little project. I’d love to see you in Mesa or Tucson this winter.

  272. I’m Candy. After 27 years following my Air Force husband from base to base, we have settled in Amelia, Virginia. One thing we learned along the way was that our home is where we are, where our children and grandchildren are, for however long we are there. Loving details, like your Old Glory Gatherings project, have helped make each house feel like a home. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.

  273. Hi Lisa. I live in Augusta, GA home of the Masters Golf Tournament. I do not golf, nor have I ever been to the tournament. The best thing about Augusta is my family; but if given a chance I think I’d rather live in New England, or North Carolina, or someplace a little cooler than Augusta in the summer. It gets really hot and usually really dry in the summer. I love to garden and quilt and would love to live where I could leave my windows open more than 2 weeks a year :D. Oh and my ideal spot would definitely have a wonderful friendly quilt shop that carries wool and wonderful Moda fabrics. We have two sewing and vac stores-not the same :(. I am enjoying reading about everyone towns, kinda like traveling but cheaper, lol.

  274. My hometown is Alexandria VA, which I really do love, but I don’t live there anymore. I am in another seaport town of Annapolis MD. I do like living here, it’s quite beautiful with the Naval Academy here.
    Joann in Annapolis

  275. That is such a cute little project! I always like the mix of wool and cotton textures.
    My true “hometown” where I grew up is a tiny, tiny town called Westfield, Maine; and I now live much further south in Winterport, Maine but my heart belongs to Boston, MA. I lived there for 7 years and loved it!

  276. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for being so honest! We don’t all live in wonderful, fun-filled places but you are a great example of “blooming where you are planted”. And that is a major accomplishment for anyone. I live in Sping Hill, TN. It is a great little town but I think I would love living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Love you little quilt.
    Peggy

  277. Although I love living on a farm in southeastern WI, I grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa. Thank you for your project – and, like everyone would love to win.

  278. I live in Jamestown, NY, which is not my hometown. I grew up in a rural area of Genoa City, Wisconsin and would consider that to be my hometown. Nice area, but other than having family there, I’d rather be in the southwest. My sister was lucky enough to go to your lecture at Quilt Expo in Madison and said it was great. Wish I could have been there but hope I’ll be one of the lucky winners. Thanks for the cute pattern!

  279. I was born & raised on the “right side of the tracks”. After being away from the area for 35+ years I moved to Winneconne, WI 10 years ago. The best part of living here is being 20 min. away from PG. Have to agree that it’s the best there is in Menasha. Love all the projects & just being able to hang out with your great staff.

  280. I am from a town called Ramos Mejia in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, now living in Luxembourg… I have to say I will always love my home tome, but starting to like living in an old and tiny European city, with all its quirkiness, old streets, pathways that ends in old towers and so on…

  281. I live in Neenah Wisconsin, which is right next to Menasha, so that IS the best part.
    i feel fortunate to be so close to Primitive Gatherings. Some people that I met in Madison
    said the same thing. a steak sandwisch fro Mihms in Menasha is GREAT!
    Suzie Jankowski

  282. I live in Foothill Ranch, California. But like you, my heart is always in Missoula, Montana. I was born and raised there, all my family, excepting my wonderful husband, is still there. It is only for the man I married would I leave the heaven that is Montana.

  283. Hi I am from Winchester,Va and have lived here most of my life in the country. It’s part of the great Shenandoah Valley and I always have loved it here. I guess our claim to fame is the Apple Blossom Festival every spring which draws around 200,000 people. I’d love to win the prize and love appique. Phyllis

  284. Hi – my name is Bari Jo and I live in the Land of Enchantment – Albuquerque, New Mexico to be specific. I do love it here…the other half of my heart is back at Clifford Lake in Stanton, Michigan, though, where my grandparents lived. :O)

  285. Hi Lisa..I’m Pam from Kalamazoo, MI. I got my first chance to shop *live* at Primitive Gatherings, at the AQS show in Grand Rapids a few weeks ago and now have lots of fun things to keep me occupied at least till the snow starts to fall. I am not native to my town either and grew up about 90 north of here, very near Lake Michigan. I do like some things about this town tho. We have 2 colleges and a community college and with all that influx of students every year, there is always something going on. I think too that Kalamazoo has an amazingly active quilting community and active art community, backed by education. It looks like your little project is done with your Old Glory line (??) which I’m anxiously awaiting. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  286. I love your designs– what a fun post. I live in Mission Viejo, CA and it’s a wonderful place to live. I’ve lived here for almost 30 years, and it’s really nice, but….. I don’t know why, I just can’t explain it, but a part of my heart belongs in England. I’ve been there twice and both times felt like “home”….. strange, huh. 🙂

  287. Hi Lisa,
    I love anything you design and make. Hope I win!!! My hometown is in Jackson, Michigan but I live in Murphysboro, IL. Can’t say that I love this town but we do have a few good things here. The 17th Street Bar and Grill is the best place in town to eat. Mike Mills is famous for his BBQ ribs. Yummy! Also, we are getting ready for the Apple Festival. Everything made from apples. Big parade and apple peeling, pie contest. Sooo much fun. Wish you could make it to our event. Lisa if you ever decide to expand, please come down here to Sputhern Illinois and rock our qullting community. Everyone loves your patterns, wool and your amazing personality.

  288. Hi Lisa:
    My heart is still in New Mexico. The majestic sunrises and sunsets and the sky are just too wonderful to describe. It is called “The Land of Enchantment” which is so true. I live in New Braunfels, TX and have for 17 years. I love Texas and will probably not live anywhere else, but my heart is in those Sandia Mountains of New Mexico. Your little town sounds like a hoot…All the women just go there to go to your shop! Of course…I would love to try Terry’s one of these days. I ADORE your mini quilt and would die with pleasure if I won a kit! Your designs and your booths always take me back to a time when life was less rushed and life on the family farm or ranch was Heaven.
    Hope to see you in Houston.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love,
    Mary

  289. Live in Clayton, NC for a very good reason – quiet country community with the kindest people around. Having to drive into Raleigh is torture all via interstates – so when we come home it is a very big sigh of relief that we are on our shady and quiet tree-lined street and home safely once again. Wonderful giveaway and thanks. Judy C

  290. We now live in Centennial, Colorado with the beautiful Rockies in the distance. We’ve only been here a short while having moved from California so we’re still a little homesick.

  291. I live in DeForest WI and I love the fact that I am in the country but close to a bigger city. I also love the fact that I’m less than 2 hours from Primitive! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    Stacy

  292. I live in Mountain Home, AR, but my heart is in Baton Rouge, LA. I grew up there, went to school there, and got married and had my son there. When someone asks me where I’m from, I tell them Baton Rouge.

  293. Sandi Hall, Mayville, MIchigan….. Retired here 18 years ago. All of 12 miles from where I was born. Three children… One in the Army, One in the AirForce, One in the Marines (now he and his wife are National Guards. Red ,White, and Blue are the basis of my decor and has been for years. Your fabrics are wonderful!!!!!

  294. Hi, my name is Polly. I have lived in Mission Viejo , CA for 38 years. It’s been the most wonderful place to raise a family. My hometown is Bellflower, CA and it was a great place to grow up – a Dutch dairy town – “no flower like Bellflower” was the saying since there were so many dairies. It’s where I met my husband of 45 years. LOVE your fabrics and patterns. I belong to a GREAT guild, Beach Cities. When you quilt, life is good!

  295. I live in my hometown of Rockford, Illinois, where we have 5 quilt shops! I was in your booth last week at Quilt Expo in Madison, and it was great!

  296. You are definitely my fav. fabric designer-oh I would looooove to come to Primitive Gatherings. I buy lots of fabric but always yours, it just speaks to me or something. I live in Canandaigua, NY-the Finger Lakes of Western NY. My hometown is actually 15 miles down the rd. in Geneva NY but I haven’t lived there since I graduated from high school.

  297. Hi, I’m Laurel – Living in Elgin, IL , but grew up in Bartlett just a few miles east. My family owns a business there and that is where my heart is. It was a town where everybody new everybody, it had a soda shop and summer carnival. Much has changed since then, but it’s still my favorite. Love the little quilt and am excited about the new little candy bundles.

  298. Hi Lisa, my name is Wendy and I live in Somerset UK but my hometown is in Lancashire…I’ve lived here for 15 years and have to say I much prefer it, thank you for the chance to win the giveaway x

  299. Lisa, This is Laura B from Peachtree City, GA, yes the same town you are coming to at the end of the month. I am one of Sue Schultz’ Woolie Buddy converts. There are five of us enjoying your BOW and Freebies. I love my adopted hometown, Peachtree City. As a retired military family hailing from southern California Peachtree City is the perfect place for us. I am inspired daily by my quilting friends, the beautiful surroundings, and your wonderful Primitive Gatherings projects. See you soon, can’t wait to stitch on the Redware Crow and Patiently Waiting.

  300. Although I now live in Loudon, New Hampshire, I was born and raised (for 52 years!) in Coldwater, Michigan. It will always be home to me.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  301. Oh my…I love your project!… and your fabric, and your patterns, and your blog!!! I currently live in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, but my heart is most definitely further north near the mountains of New Hampshire where I grew up. My husband is from the seacoast and we’ve been living in his home town now for 22 years. I’m thinking when we finally retire in, hopefully, another 5 years…it’s MY turn to choose where we live! Mountains here I come! Thank you so much for your free pattern, and for all your wonderful prim and wool designs and fabrics. Your style is most definitely my style as well.

  302. For the past 40 years I have lived in the Hamlet of East Northport, where every summer beautiful baskets of flowers hang from the lamposts and every winter Christmas lights are strung across the main road. The local library has a fireplace and coffee bar and a big wood carved bear holding books right outside the front door. East Northport is one of several towns in the Township of Huntington.

    Just 1 ½ miles from my front door is Northport Harbor with so many beautiful boats at
    anchor. The town park offers weekly concerts and family fun nights. On Tuesday nights the main street is filled with collectible cars and outdoor dining. We have more restaurants than can be mentioned and several with water views.

    We are about 2 miles from Long Island Sound and views of Connecticut or a 30 minute drive to the Atlantic Ocean Both great choices for bringing a quilting project. East hamlet in this township has something unique to offer, garden tours in the summer and genealogy lectures in the winter; fall festivals and craft
    Fairs. There are at least 4 farm stands and places to go pumpkin picking. We even have a quilt shop – Pieceful Quilting.

    This is home to me and I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Oh, did I mention the traffic?? Of course not! That would ruin everything!!

  303. I live in Hemet, CA to be near my girls and grandson but my “hometown” is Albany, NY , upstate NY is a fabulous place, 4 seasons great food, family and friends. Love your patterns and material. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Nancy A.
      I live in upstate NY in the little hamlet of Apalachin, right on the northern border of Pennsylvania. Our claim to fame was in 1957 when the State Police raided Joseph Barbara’s home while he was holding a gangland convention, several of his mafia friends scattered through the surrounding woods and got away.
      Our more recent claim to fame is Doug Hurley, the astronaut, grew up here. I love your designs and mixing wools and cottons together I always look forward to your e-mails.

  304. Somehow I never realized that you travel so much for your work — loved that lifestyle when I was able to do it, way, way back when craft shows and fairs were happening. I live in Green Cove Springs, Florida now, a much friendlier climate than upstate NY, but I always seem to miss the Catskills, no matter where I am!

  305. I live in Magna, Utah which is near Salt Lake City. I grew up about 20 miles east of where I live, but the area has changed so much I’m not sure I’d live there again. I love your project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  306. My hometown is Auburn, WA and it is a great little town south of Seattle about 20 miles. Some of my favorite things about Auburn are the library and High School music and drama (love supporting the kids who participate in these programs).

    Also I love Moda fabrics but I do not have time to buy and sew it all. Thank you for your giveaway of patriotic fabrics.

  307. My hometown is Hamilton, Ontario, Canada & has been all my life except for a couple short periods living elsewhere in Ontario. See? You most always come “home”! I love having access to everything & living in Hamilton, you can even access the USA easily enough! Thanks for the chance at the give-away. Your fabrics & designs are fabulous…I love anything “primitive”!

  308. I love my town, Portland, OR. I love its gardens, especially the Rose Test Garden, and the climate and especially I love that when peoplel come from afar to visit, they rave about what a great place it must be to live here. It is!

  309. Hello my name is Jenelle Jo. I love my name. I was raised in Iowa and lived there until I was 39. I moved to Seattle, Washington for 11 months, then moved to Portland, Oregon for 22 years. Now we live on a farm in Kansas we have been here 11 months but this will be our home until the end. I still concider Iowa as my home. And I really loved living in Portland, my favorite place to shop was “Fabric Depot” in Portland. I could spend hours in the store at a time. So once I get use to the town in Kansas I can’t say if I love it or not. I just wish they had better eating places and there is not even one fabric store here. That is sad. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and I love your project.

  310. Hi I am Deb from upstate New York. I love it here! Especially with fall coming. I love your pattern too! Thanks for the opportunity for a give away!