Jennifer from the Woolen Willow..

I had this scheduled to post and it didn’t…so here it is now…IMG_1889Do you know Jennifer?  She and her Sister and Sister In-Law (I believe )are the magic behind Primitive Quilts and Projects!!!  Not ME!!! So many people think this magazine is mine…They see Primitive and think that it must be mine…I am sorry but NO WAY do I have any time or energy to be putting out a magazine 4 times a year!!!   Now I do have projects in them but I do not own or run this awesome magazine…so hopefully that clears it up and I don’t get anymore credit for it!

Well back to Jennifer…she also, besides running the magazine, has a shop in Williamstown WV and a pattern company… We have many of her patterns that we have kitted in our shop and we also will be doing Log Cabin Garden shown behind Jen here….as a BOM…again…look for it later in the year…when we get out stuff together… Her website to visit the shop…The Woolen Willow

I have a pattern to give away for Log Cabin Garden from Jen…now lets see what can we do for a give-away….OK…how about this…I have a confession…I have never made a “true” log cabin quilt! right??? what is wrong with me??? I have made courthouse steps and so on but not a true log cabin….How many log cabin quilts have you made?  Are you a loser like me? or have you made many?  Comment to win Jens pattern…maybe to redeem myself I will do the sample for this BOM???

my best…LB

Kathy from Cottage at Cardiff Farms…

Cardiff FarmsNow… If you are not familiar with Kathy yet…I want to introduce you….Kathy Cardiff has one of the best decorated booths at Market…It is always perfect and very thought out…She has lots of new items  and this time and one of them is a new book of pincushions or as she calls them Pin Pals…We will be offering these pincushions as a BOM soon at Primitive Gatherings so look for this in a future email,….I love to help designers and the best way is to promote their offerings…Her site can be found here: Cottage at Cardiff FarmsFront CoverInside Front Cover


How many pincushions do you have?  Can you count them?  Do you ever have enough? NO!!!  They can always be considered a COLLECTION!

If you want to win Kathy’s new book shown here she has graciously given us one to give-away!  Tell me how many pincushions you have in your collection so far… and you will be eligible to win this book of pincushions…You have 3 days until June 20th to comment before we pick the winner!

If you think you will not be so lucky and want to purchase her book it can be done here…Cottage Keepsakes

I hope you visit Kathy’s site and see all her other creations…she truly is a talented artist and a good person!

Look for more talent from Quilt Market soon…and more goodies to be given away…

my best…LB

winner of Heart to Hand…Autumn quilt pattern give-away…is…

Comment number 54 on Heart to Hand post: Shown below…

Nick picked #54 for how many fish he caught this weekend!!!! Congratulations Nancy!…

Please send me your full name and address info: and we will get this pattern set out to you…

NancyJune 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

If it is big enough to reduce my wool stash, I need it. Hehehe

Carol Butzke…coming to Primitive Gatherings June 15th!


Do you have a quilt that needs to be appraised!!! We bring it in to the shop on Saturday where you will get an expert appraisal done on your quilt or any antique quilt you may have.

Here is Carol’s You Tube video explaining why you should have your quilts appraised!  Click Here

Please call the shop and make an appointment for a time when you may bring your quilt in on Saturday!


Duluth, MN…Chicago, IL…Raleigh, NC…Chantilly, VA…whooops I meant Columbus, OH,not Chantilly,VA?

photoOur girls are busy kitting 1000’s of kits for our shows! While we are putting the finishing touches on our June Duluth, MN June 13-15, Show INFOChicago, IL June 20-22 Show INFO & Columbus OH, June 27-Show INFOJune booths…and yes, this 20×20 booth will travel to all of these shows…which is nice not having to set up 3 different booths for all of these shows…We also will be in Raleigh NC June 20-22. Show INFO

I will be working the next couple of days on the NC booth…while the guys pack up/load and then will start out driving and setting up!

Come visit us and we promise to inspire you!!!