Is it Summer yet?

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Just thought I would send out a post and tell you all what going on…First…Its fun to see the college kids come back to work…JJ, Dominic and Abbey are helping the warehouse girls…Lynn, Sherrie, Rose, Rose(foxy) and Robin get all these SBOW’s ready…They all freak out that I don’t have it ready yet!!! Then magically in a couple of days I can have 12 blocks drawn, 2 stitched with sashings 3 more fused and all 15 of the FREEBIES fused and 2 stitched, the Freebie is called “To Plant a Flower…”all the threads picked out and now I can concentrate on stitching…oh wait…Row by Row?… that drawn…Wisconsin Shop Hop, Amy pieced this for us…I just wrote directions and Val is quilting, can’t wait to show this off…all coming soon….its really non stop!!!!

I decided I would spend sometime in the evenings in my garden, which I have been neglecting for a couple of years, but not this year!…photos of gardens today and a photo bomber…I also have had a bad bad cough and sore throat that kicked my butt earlier this week…Much better today…thank GOD it is getting better…there is no time to not feel good.IMG_2527IMG_2525IMG_2520IMG_2523IMG_2519IMG_2510IMG_2524IMG_2522IMG_2517IMG_2509IMG_2518IMG_2513IMG_2507IMG_2516IMG_2512IMG_2511IMG_2505IMG_2504IMG_2503

Peek at the freebie for summer 2o15

Here is the only peek at the freebie blocks being offered this summer… If you come into the store or order online or if your in the SBOW you will get a little wool appliqué on flannel block each week with your purchase… I will reveal the finished project when I have it complete… But you will not want to miss this one! this offer is good at both locations!


New! Face Book Page for Somewhere In Time SBOW…



I hope everyone is ready for the Holiday weekend! I know I am!!! Just in case you do not subscribe to the PG blog I want to repost Jessica’s blog post about our Facebook group that will be starting with the SBOW…If you get both blog posts…press DELETE NOW….and go get ready for the long weekend…if not…I have been working on the content for this group and I am excited to share with you via video and little tips that just might help you do things better when working with wool appliqué…Here is the post… LHBlisabongean

We are going to putting together a Facebook Group devoted to the Wool Summer Block of the Week this year. This group will ONLY be for those that are participating in the Wool Block of the Week. We will use this Group for you to share your pictures of your blocks, questions about the Program, or any questions in general that you have that pertains to the SBOW and we are SUPER EXCITED about it!!!

We will be doing some videos and sharing some helpful hints for working with wool. For those of you who would love to take a class from Lisa this will be the next best thing for you to do! And possibly a give away or two might be happening! We also ask that if you are part of this group, that you do not repost or share any of the info given as these will be some Lisa’s teaching methods and they are for your benefit because you signed on to receive the SBOW… Anyone who is part of the SBOW will get this awesome information. If you are joining in but do not have a Facebook…maybe nows the time! Its not hard at all…someone can show you…all you need to do is ask them.

Also please keep in mind…this Group will NOT be about when your SBOW shipped, if it has shipped, or that your credit card was hacked and that you need to give us a new one. This Group is going to be monitored by someone who does not do the Shipping, and therefor ask that you email or call the Shop with any concerns that you might have about your SBOW.

In order for you to participate in the Group we ask that you Facebook Friend: Jessica Holz. Jessica takes care of our Facebook Page for Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop in Menasha and will be the Monitor of the Summer Block of the Week. Due to Facebook Policies, you will need to be a friend of hers in order for her to include you in this Group.

Please make sure that you sign up for the SBOW if you have not done so yet I think some of you might be on-the-fence but maybe this added bonus will push you over! It will be starting the first week of June! I know Lisa is going to be working on the Freebies that are given away each week, and you will want to make sure you get the first ones!

If you would like more information on the Summer Block of the Week please see either the link above or our Blog post about the Summer Block of the Week in earlier posts.

Please let us know if you have any other questions, thank you Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Summer BOW sign ups!!!

Hey Everyone!!…I hope you are all doing well…

First of all I want to say I am sorry for not getting this out to you sooner…but I think I am “super woman” and can make a bunch of mini quilts for market in two weeks or so…well you know if that is all that had to be done, that might be doable…but when you are teaching/traveling, and running a couple of shops and so on…it’s killer… we leave for Spring Quilt Market today in Minneapolis…and whatever is done is done…and the rest will be overnighted to hotels…for bindings to be added!!! It will all turn out fine and then we can relax…well sort of…but that is how my life goes…
Here is a peek at the wool on cotton version…Somewhere In Time…It will be 16 blocks with appliquéd sashing and the row sashings will be appliquéd as well…and then there is a border too!  This can all be coming to you in the 15 weeks of summer.  The finishing part is built right in and you will be getting a block and a sashing for the first 12 weeks and then..just two blocks for two weeks and then the 15th week the long sashing and borders will complete the kit…The only piecing is the blocks and the sashings together and then the borders…so super simple piecing…but…LOTS of WOOL APPLIQUE!!! The fabrics are from my Miniature Gatherings backgrounds…the wools are beautiful hand dyes…including a new red…Grand Hotel red that was specifically dyed to match THE  red used in all the decorating at the famous Grand Hotel on Mackinack Island MI…This SBOW will cost considerably less than last years…If you need all the specifics they are in Jess’s shop post here….DETAILS  I can’t even think about trying to list all those numbers and things now…but Jess has everything here you will need…she’s thought of everything for you.

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Now here is the pieced version…and again I apologize…only one block is pieced…(I know…I let you down…) BUT this is going to be an AWESOME quilt! img_1490

The fabrics will be amazing!!! and it will be big..90 some by 106 ish(sorry can’t remember)…or you can make 2 lap sized quilts…each week you will make 10 blocks for a total of 156…18 or so HST’s for the inner border and see those little square in a squares you will make 9…those are sashing cornerstones!!! Scrappy heaven!!! Again…here are ALL the details…DETAILS

and all of the signups can be found HERE…on our site under NEW..

There are going to be lots of things coming up…Grand Opening in June at the CA store…details soon…(PS Linda from The Quilted Pineapple will be teaching her wicked amazing machine quilting skills!)

Some new Spring Market items are now on our site for pre-order in September….and a HUGE announcement regarding shipping costs on both our websites CA and WI..

This is what I finished up… quilted…sleeved and machine applied binding to…now let the hand binding on the way to MN begin!!! These cuties are going to Mini-apolis for a Mini Quilt Show in our booth…they will all be in a spiral bound booklet called Little Gatherings!!! with at least 12 minis…maybe more..depending on how many pages we have to fill up!!! These quilts are real miniature quilts…The tree block is 6″…so you can tell that everything else is small..But you can do it with my new Creative Grid rulers and our Triangle Papers and this new book! You can pre order HERE!!!  for an August delivery…Fabric ships in September… Until next time…LBFullSizeRender-3


Day 4 at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MI 

Today was another glorious teaching day here at the GH….,14 lovely quilters making 4″ wool appliqué blocks for the sweet little Summer Blooms quilt. 


It’s such a wonderful place to relax and learn some new techniques to add to our love of quilting… 


This event is held the same time every year.. It is called the Needle Art Seminar and the Grand Hotel puts it on, treating all of us quilters like Queens!  Each of the ladies in class today got between 2-6 blocks put down and then we learned all the stitches necessary to complete this quilt. 


Tonight I’m skipping the formal meal and instead I’m stitching into the wee hours of the night… It is quilt market time next week… I’ll show you my progress tomorrow… Wish you all could enjoy this place…,well there’s always next year!