12 Days of Christmas…starting tomorrow!

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Tomorrow starts my 12 day countdown to Christmas…I am going to share with you 12 of my favorite Quilt related items… most of which help me to be a “better” quilter, some of them just because I like them.  Some of my items you will be able to purchase from our store if you wish,  or you may find them on your own,  hopefully in your local quilt shop.

(Side note here:…I go on a bit about another topic here, bear with me….)Please…please…please… support your favorite/local quilt shop!  or I’m warning you…it may go away… here is my motto on this and it goes for other types of stores too…Support the business you for sure cannot live without….so in other words…if you cannot live without your local quilt shop…you may go there on your lunch hour for inspiration or to chat with the associates for an “issue” you are having, BUY from them! This includeds everything that they offer…we all know you can get “stuff” at Joanne’s or where ever using those 50% off coupons, just to get you in their stores so you will be tempted to buy more…buy what you cannot buy at your independent quilt shop from there, buy everything else at the quilt shop…then they will stay in business and you will not harbour any guilt if they close.

Now I know I am an online merchant for most of you…but probably most of what I offer is not in your local quilt shop, but I am sure they have rotary cutters and any necessities any quilters needs if you want to support them by buying those items from them.  If you ask them to carry things you are interested in and they do not listen to you, their customer, then you are off the hook from buying online from a shop like mine….we also wholesale our books, patterns, hand dyed wools and wool kits to shops all over the country and internatioanlly…if you cannot find Primitive Gathering’s stuff  at your LOCAL shop ASK them to order them from us so you can come in and buy them, this means my Moda fabric lines too!!!…just my 2 cents for what it’s worth…

Join me here everyday for the next 12 days for  this fun event…we may even have some Holiday Gifts for you!!! I love giving presents!!!

My Best…


12 responses to “12 Days of Christmas…starting tomorrow!”

  1. SueAnn Wirick Avatar
    SueAnn Wirick

    What a wonderful post! Good for you telling all of us to shop locally. It’s something we need to hear just as we should also remember to keep our local shop in town we need to spend our quilting money there………..I enjoy the crafty parts of JoAnn’s so I get the best of both stores

  2. Dia Foden Avatar
    Dia Foden

    Merry Christmas, Lisa… and to all of your staff as well. So well said about the local merchants. Thank you for looking out for the local guy. It says a lot about you- you amaze me! Thank you for your continued inspiration!

  3. Sheila Plock Avatar

    Dear Lisa, thanks so much for all you do to supply us with the things we love, wish you were closer to PA but just saw that you will be vending and teaching in Lancaster and Hershey, PA this year. I will be away from the Lancaster Show but cant wait to find out what you will be teaching at Hershey. It is on my calendar but know these classes fill up right away so just hope I can get in. Hope you and your family and staff have a Joyous Christmas Seaon and a Happy New Year.

    1. Joanne Goudey Avatar

      Thank you Lisa for all that you do in the quilt world. Very well said about supporting your local quilt shop. We carry your patterns and kits in our shop and they are one of our best sellers. You do so much to keep this industry healthy and inspired and not quite sure how you can get it all done! Wishing you, your family and staff a very merry holiday season.
      Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop
      Freeport, ME

  4. Woolie Avatar

    So well said!

  5. Audrey Avatar

    Love, love, love the local shops in the area! Thank you for the reminder, and also remember to look at the made in USA printed on any other purchased item! Buy local, buy American! The few cents or dollars more will keep us all working longer!
    …off to play with wool!…

  6. Lori Brechlin Avatar

    Hi Lisa ~
    I agree with you 1111100000%
    I am also a designer, retailer, wholesaler, etc…but I also own & operate our very own small shop here at the farm.
    I agree with you to support our local needlework shops ~ you just can’t find the ‘good’ things at Joann’s or any ‘other’ chain store… nothing better than to teach/supply/inspire locally (or travel within a certain distance) to keep our art alive ~ so, I am with YOU!
    thanks for your insight , Merry Christmas &….Blessed be!
    Lori from Notforgotten Farm

  7. Karen Wheeler Avatar

    We sure love you and your shop! I often am shopping at our local quilt shops too! I am a longarm dealer and quilter so the local business also helps me. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you.

  8. Maggie Avatar

    I love that ruler! I think I use that more than my big ruler!

  9. Siobhan Avatar

    Trust me…very little of what you offer on your site is in my local fabric (and vacuum) shops!

  10. Raquel Avatar

    Thanks Lisa for continuing to be an inspiration, an educator & promotor to and of local quilt shops! We wouldn’t keep our shops open if we didn’t love, love, love what we are doing, but having the support of our local customers keeps us in business. My customers love your products and I can’t keep any of your MODA lines in stock – thanks for giving us fabric that sells!
    Merry Christmas to you, Nick & your family-
    Stars & Scraps Quilt Shop
    (Love my Steelers!)

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