Primitive Gatherings is in Paducah at the Finkel building downtown and we are open today for business!!! We have a little giveaway with a $25 purchase!!! Come pick up your spring  little needle and pin keep and say HI!   Linda from the quilted pineapple is here with her rulers us as well!!! 


Cruise 2018!

You asked for another…here it is!

Wool-n-Hand Gathering-Needlework Cruise

We are sailing the Oasis of the Seas…March 18-25 2018-7 day cruise to Haiti, Jamaica and Cozumel Mexico, sailing from Port Canaveral FL (Orlando)

Here is the flyerFlyer CruiseWe had so much fun this last February we are doing it again!!! Feb, was our 1st cruise and now that we have one under our belt we are making some adjustments to make everything perfect!!! We are only taking 75 cruisers to give everyone a little more room and moving it a little later in the year for nicer weather…We have more fun than ever planned…so don’t wait or it will be filled up… our last one filled up in 2 weeks!  You only have to make a down payment $250 per person and you have over a year and a half to save for it!!!

Bring your friends, boyfriends and hubbies, there’s lots to do while we stitch…come single you’ll make lots of new friends!!!… although Nick says he’s staying home this time to let me hang out with the girls more!!! What a guy! (We all know he really wants to just stay home and fish for walleyes, but I guess it all works)

The flyer goes into more detail on everything but there are lots of things not mentioned…goodies bags…door prizes…last cruise we gave away a big quilt!  Were gonna treat you reeeeaaalll good!!! quilt winner

So call/text or FB the quilting friends..send it to the wooly group see if they want to meet up!!!…or tell the hubby he’s taking you on an awesome vacation and come have some FUN! Here is the registration form…RCL wool n hand registration form   

Warning…75 spots will fill up fast… 

Can’t wait…let countdown the days together…

My best…Lisa

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I have an Esty shop!!!


I already have a shop/website but… we may be able to reach a whole new set of shoppers on Etsy!…so with the help of Rose, who will be managing the Etsy store we hope you can help us find these projects a new home!

We are starting to get overloaded with quilts and other projects that we have made here at Primitive Gatherings…some will be my designs…some are others, but keep in mind…everything has been made from high quality materials that we sell at Primitive Gatherings and to clarify..these are not kits/patterns…these are finished projects!!! Here are a few…arent’ they Awesome!!!il_570xN.1001170595_px2i il_570xN.1001185067_chzn il_570xN.952995410_7ddw

Maybe you don’t have time to make a gift and want to just buy a hand made item here…we promise we won’t tell.  Or maybe you know people who would want to purchase finished goods instead of making it themselves?  I don’t know why but there are some out there who think they need to be “crafty” to quilt/stitch…we know that’s not true…you just need to know how to read and sew a straight line, right?…

Or maybe you are a shop owner and want to buy a sample for your shop…we have listed  the pattern designers if they are not from Primitive Gatherings line of patterns…

Also if you can click that we are a Favorite Shop, that would help us out!!!

Here is our Etsy site PrimGatheringsLB

Please keep in mind we are just starting to put things on, we have 19 so far…so check often if you are an Esty shopper!!!

All for now..back to stitching!!



Did you know I have a Frivols tin?  Do you know what a Frivols tin is?


They are cute tin boxes that feature a little quilt made with a current MODA fabric line.  There are 12 total…Mine is number 7!  Lucky no. Seven…that’s ME…Lucky to be able to share my love of fabric with my MODA fabric lines!!!!  Each tin has fabric to make a little quilt. Moda…has put together this project, its packaging and they are just so cute…I love to collect tins…to store all kinds of quilty goodies in…

So this tin features my current fabric line called Songbird Gatherings and here is the little quilt that this little bundle makes!  It is 28″x 28″, a nice size. You also get some kind of treat…like the cracker jack prize!  This one contains a little sheath for your scissors…with MODA on it!!! Someone also said some pretty nice things about Lisa Bongean in this pretty box…made me choke up a bit!!! more thing…each of  the Frivols tins come with a block pattern and our selvage quote on it too! How fun is it to collect selvages with quotes on them!!! This quote is one of my favorites and how fitting for Songbird Gatherings!IMG_3921 (2)…if you collect all 12 tins you will have a little sampler quilt too…here are some of the blocks from the previous six tins.  If after reading this post if you MUST have one of these limited edition tins…you can get yours HERE
CT-Maker-BlocksI also want to let you know about who’s tin is who’s

No. 1 – Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille
No. 2 – Polka Dots & Paisleys by Minick & Simpson
No. 3 – Eliza’s Indigo by Betsy Chutchian
No. 4 – Windermere by Brenda Riddle
No. 5 – Petite Prints Deux by French General
No. 6 – Strawberry Fields Revisited by Fig Tree
No. 7 – Songbird Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings
No. 8 – Bread ‘n Butter by American Jane
No. 9 – Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique
No. 10 – The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater
No. 11 – Sew & Sew by Chloe’s Closet
No. 12 – Blue Barn by Laundry Basket Quilts



As long as I have your attention… I’m going to show you the fabrics in the Songbird Gatherings collection or range, as Jen Kingwell would say..she’s an Aussie..they say fabric range…like we say fabric line or collection…just thought I would educate you, when you get to take that trip down under..IMG_6119IMG_6120IMG_6121IMG_6123As you can see the colors and the prints are VERY nice! If you HAVE to have any of these prints they are all available on our site HERE…along with all the precuts!!!images-5Also…here are couple of quilts made with the Songbird Gatherings line…

Star Crossed which I was making when Dru, from the CA store, was visiting us here in WI.  Here we are at the retreat house in our jammies!!

Dru is here fixing one of my blocks that had a slight variation than the others…IMG_3958 (1)Then here is a closeup of Nine Patch Melody…very simple, but very stunningIMG_4125As you can see the photos on the patterns are always much brighter than in real life..

Then there is Whirlwind Flight…hanging in the Market Booth 2015.IMG_4109 (2)

I also take in progress photos…some are so fun!!!IMG_3886 (1)These pinwheels are 2″ here…1 1/2″ finished in the blocks…images-3We still have some previously offered (1-6 )  Moda designer tins available at both our stores…just visit our sites…some may even be on sale!!!  Wisconsin   California 

Did I mention…I love my MODA sisters…Spring Market is next month and I can’t wait to hang out after all the hard work we do to get ready!!! We always have a great time, especially at the Moda party, which I call the stress relief party!

Now this was one long post…so to reward you…do you want to win a tin?  I’m sure Moda sent me something to give away and I’ll sweeten it up a bit too!!! Share with me what YOU think I should design next for a  fabric line? colors, theme or whatever!!!…I’m thinking this will be fun to read and see if we think the same!!! Now keep in mind…I have some already in the works, so it really won’t be the next…but future…I will also do a give-away on Instagram this weekend too and another post about…something Frivolous I do!

Well the fun must come to an end and I must pack for MI…you will read this while I’m already there…all for now…LB



Did you miss the podcast? Listen whenever you want!

For those of you who may have missed the podcast you can listen at your convenience by clicking here and scroll down just a bit on Pat’s blog and you find it easily…PODCAST

Pat Sloan and I go back a long way…she is super nice person and fun to hang out with…We are both blessed to be MODA designers and if you want to listen to our chat we had today we had lots to talk about.

I am on a roll, the move stalled my stitching a bit but…I do a little unpacking each day and I’ve made lots of progress..I also had a little overnight visitor this last weekend!  Little Man loves Grandma & Papa’s  house….he explored and explored and opened every door that had a handle…IMG_6066IMG_6065IMG_6052IMG_6055IMG_6058

He loved the big window with the quilted bench pad…I made the long panels and Vegas Val quilted it and added some thoughtful touches…IMG_5552 (1)IMG_5551You can’t tell but the bench pad is 12 feet long!!! But I’m glad I took the time to do it…It adds a nice touch to the dining room….It is shown here where they converted my quilt “pieces” into the bench pad. Fockels Drapery which is conveniently located right across the street from my studio…IMG_5553I have all the book projects done…all the directions written…just waiting for a few quilts to come back from my A-mazing quilters!!! I’d be lost without Linda and Val.  Book will be printed in the middle of this month!  Thanks to all those Applique-ers who got these blocks back to me in a most timely manor…will do a post about this quilt after it comes back from Val.IMG_6032

I have started all the SBOW’s (Summer Block of the Weeks) and figured out all the particulars with Jess and I am ready to stitch away…so here is a peek here on the pieced version called Among Friends….I giving you this early peek so we can order fabric ahead because we are giving you a choice of red, black, dark navy(this is what I picked)  medium navy and brown…!!! This quilt will have 1056 fabric in it!!!! How awesome is that! Click here to sign up and reserve your color choice…AMONG FRIENDSlisa bongean

Did you know it is Spring Market time in the quilt world!  I have a new line being offered at Market…I don’t know if I can talk about it yet…but I have 2 quilts designed and I just finished the directions today and we are starting to cut and stitch this week! I also am thinking about doing a simple folky BOM with it…will show you this soon also…as soon as I get the “ok” to let the cat out of the bag…

We also snuck in finishing 3 new quilts from The Farmer’s Son- Wool & Needle Flannel line coming in May..I cut out all the quilts, and only pieced on, Farmer’s Market, IMG_6031but Amy, aka the pressing Queen, got to stitch the other two while I was on the road teaching…I’m bummed because Crop Circles was super easy,IMG_6013 … I love stitching super easy…then Heritage star is just an amazing quilt and very traditional but very current at the same time.IMG_6100  We will be getting these on the website soon…all these pics are “in progress” so will post again with finished quilted quilts!!!

Will be back soon with more quilts and more house!!! I’ll leave you with Big Papa and little man…playing in jammies!!!IMG_6070