Quilts…they are LOVE you can touch…


Meet Kathy…I met her this last week at the store…image1Hi Lisa
It was such a special treat to meet you and spend time in your wonderful CA store today. I hold a special place in my heart for your quilt “Lisa’s flower garden” because it was the first quilt I ever did. In 2013 I was diagnosed with cancer and after 2major surgeries and 6 chemo therapy treatment this quilt was a part of my healing and my therapy. My sister Karen would come from Utah to Idaho once a month to be with me so my husband could go out of town for work. She and her friend Angela together made 3 sets of nine patches (1 for each of us), I cut, ironed, traced, and stitched the beautiful flower patches and when we had everything stitched and ready we spent a weekend piecing our quilts together. Our quilts are done, and my quilt is now hanging proudly in my living room and everyday it reminds me of the journey I’ve been through and still continue to go through as well as the love I have for my sister and my new love for quilting.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us who love all things quilting and hand stitching.
You have a beautiful store and I can’t wait to come back.
Kathy Swaner. image4image3

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

20 thoughts on “Quilts…they are LOVE you can touch…

  1. Beautiful story for sure. Speaks to the special bond between sisters and friends. Best wishes to all three of you special ladies.

  2. What a nice saying – Love you can touch! My husband says there is nothing like sleeping under a quilt that I made. Thanks for the great quote!

  3. What a beautiful story. I pray for your continued healing, Kathy, as well as the wonderful bond between sisters. Lisa, I sure that this beautiful story must really inspire you on those days when you are feeling tired & overwhelmed. Keep up the wonderful work you do! Thanks for sharing!

  4. A very special posting. Thank you for sharing Lisa. There is so much more to quilting then the general public undersrands. Wishing all who read this a great day.

  5. What a touching story! Angela is my daughter. I’m so proud that she shares her wonderful talent with others. My best wishes to you. Lola. K

  6. What a beautiful story of love, courage, healing and quilts. Thank you much for sharing your journey with all of us!

  7. What a beautiful story you have shared! This quilt is a beautiful testimony of the love these three sisters have shared.

  8. What a beautiful story – as one going through cancer treatments with my husband, I can only imagine the joy you had to have your sister and her friend be there with you, along with your husbnad! Your story is is inspiration!!!! May you have many years of wellness!

  9. Thank you for sharing your story. May we all continue to inspire and encourage each other through our trials and tribulation. The stitching and quilting give us a place to go and release whatever we are going through. Thank you Lisa for sharing your talents with us so that we continue to get joy out accomplishing projects so beautiful. Keep moving forward Kathy and continue what you are doing with joy it is good for the soul.

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