Today was the day…

Today was the day I finally got my OWN copy of the American Patchwork & Quilting October issue! Featuring Primitive Gatherings with ME on the cover!!!

I wasn’t going to believe it until I really saw it in person!! Which was yesterday…but today Beth a student in my workshop brought me a copy!!!!APQOCT-COVER_DIGITAL

I admit…I was told about it, about a month ago in an email from editor Linda…that night after receiving the email that I was going to be on the cover…I could not sleep, I was in disbelief???? Was there ever a person on the cover of APQ?  I could not remember…I started looking at all my magazines…no…always quilts!!! What were they thinking???

The APQ crew visited  in January 2016…it was a blast working with them to shoot our workplace and my home…it was about a day and a half of “shooting”, a quick dinner after and then poof they were gone…later an interveiw with Judy Friedman…and then half a year later…Editor Linda Augsburg calls me…it was a Sunday near the end of June I believe…Lisa?  Yes? This is Linda from APQ…do you remember that antique quilt you were holding when we photographed you?  ummm Yes…Do you have it?  Ahhh Yes…Can I come and pick it up?  Ahhh Yes…aren’t you in DesMoines?  Yes…but I’m on my way to Manitowoc WI for a graduation……OK?….  I think we should include the pattern in the issue as well…Ok, sounds great!!!   Linda later admitted she had a good idea it was going to be the cover, so she thought it would best if they patterned it as well!!!  Then about a week or two after she picked it up she broke the news to me… I really never told anyone, Nick of course, but until I got the email from the office with how to promote the magazine did I really believe it was true, there it was..the jpeg of the cover with me with some of my collection !!! It was CRAZY!!!

This really is a big honor for all of us at Primitive Gatherings and we cannot thank APQ enough…we all are still in disbelief that we were featured in our favorite magazine and they really captured some wonderful pictures of what Primitive Gatherings is like…they also have more pics HERE on their website  Like this one of the bedrooms in the our Northridge House that they shot that day…img_5445-1

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting.

You need to go and get this issue if you do not subscribe to it…Available at PG on our website OR see if you can find it anywhere you can get quilting magazines!!!  This is a great issue about antique quilts…and it also has lots of advice and quilts from my fellow designers…then Barbara Brackman tell little histories about the lots of the quilt featured in this issue!!!

all too much….gotta go now…I’m going to read the magazine AGAIN!

my best…Lisa


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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!

64 thoughts on “Today was the day…

  1. What an honor, but what a deserving lady! Good job Lisa, Nick and the staff of PG!!!

  2. This is all so extraordinary. Congratulations, Lisa. I ordered my copy from your shop and I can’t wait to find it in the mail.

  3. I was so excited when the magazine came in the mail. I usually throw them aside to be looked at later but not this one. What a wonderful article and it made me proud for you to have such a wonderful article. You are the best.

  4. Hi .Lisa….I got a copy of the magazine and just loved your article. I started the penny quilt in that issue today. I did get to visit your CA store in April and loved it. Thank you for all your wonderful Designs! Sincerely Carol

  5. Wow!! What an honour and very much deserved!! Enjoy your celebrity status… I’m going to have to get a copy of this issue!!

  6. Great story, I read cover to cover. I have not done that for awhile with quilt magazines, but every story and pattern were excellent. The magazine finished with Sarah from Bay Window, and the cutest pattern Smashing Pumpkins. We are ordering more mags tomorrow, to kit!!!

  7. Congrats to you…This is AWESOME and you work very hard for all of us. We love what you do and the patterns you bring to us everyday…

  8. I’m so excited for you Lisa, you’ve worked hard for all you have received and deserve the recognition!

  9. Congratulations!! You have been such a talented contributor to the quilting world-way to represent our area!

  10. Wonderful! And so deserved! You and your shop reinvented the wheel with your talent and your shop. Congratulations to you and your hardworking staff!

  11. Got my copy in the mail on Saturday and that was the first article I read. Great piece for someone very deserving.

  12. This is just do exciting! Congratulations again for being recognized for your talent and hard work! Congrats to all of you!

  13. Congratulations, Lisa! Can not think of anyone who deserves this more than you.. You are truly an amazing woman and one that I admire greatly. Your strength and beauty inspire so many. Enjoy this moment..I know there will be many more for you
    ♥ Looking forward to seeing you in 10 days! I’ll get my autographed copy, then 🙂 xoxo

  14. Lisa Congratulations. I drove to Barnes & Noble, Torrance, CA (1/2 hour from my house) and lucky me, APQ magazine had just arrived. You look gorgeous and loved the article and pattern. 👍💕

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  15. I was thrilled to see you on the APQ magazine cover. You are one of my most favorite designers. I love your patterns and fabrics. I enjoyed the article and was totally amazed at how many antique quilts you own. I love seeing how you decorate with them. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and life with us all. Congratulations Lisa.

  16. Congratulations Lisa. What an honor to be on their magazine cover. I can’t wait to get my copy. You work very hard and are very creative and talented, so I am not surprised you landed on the front cover!!

  17. Lisa, Congratulations on your cover photo and article in the AP & Q magazine. Great job! Edie

  18. Yes, I got my copy today as well!! Congratulations!! So happy for your success!! 😄

  19. I hope you are feeling quite honored, as you have earned it! I am over the moon happy for you! Loved all the photos of your quilts…those red and whites in the guest room make my heart sing! OK, now I must go back to pouring over my issue….

  20. Congratulations Lisa and Nick and your entire crew! What a well-deserved honor! I’ve been a huge fan (and collector) of your beautiful projects for years now. I’m hoping to live long enough to complete at least some of them! You are so very generous with your beautiful wool in your kits unlike some! It’s so easy to brag about your shop to others knowing they too will fall in love. God’s blessings to all!!!

  21. I am so excited for you! I told my fiancé that your the one that sends all the white packages. Lol

  22. It was a great article!! The whole magazine was wonderful! So happy for you! Love your blog and designs and ALL you do!! Keep up the good work 😍😍😍😍😍

  23. How exciting for you all! Yes, straight away I thought the same thing, I don’t remember anyone being on the front cover before ~ great photo!

  24. WOOHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS LISA!!! How exciting for you and yours. I think it’s wonderful. So happy for you. I can’t wait to buy an issue. Hugs, Jakey

  25. Awesome!!!! You truly earned this honor!! You, Nick, and all your staff are wonderful! Your designs are timeless. I know a cover girl!!!!

  26. A cover girl!!! I usually don’t pick up this magazine as their quilts are too modern these days, but I will definitely buy this issue. Congratulations! Met you at Paducah and you are as cute as can be!

  27. I got my copy this week and read your article immediately. I think it’s the best thing they’ve done in a long while!! Plus you look great on the cover. Congratulations!

  28. good Morning, I read the article when I saw the cover! Awesome, Lisa, so proud of you, your family, and your store family.

  29. I was so excited when my copy came 2 days ago and I saw the cover! I thought, I know her!! I(It is the only magazine I subscribe to anymore). I’m So proud of you. Congratulations, you deserve it, I talk about you, your shop, your patterns, to all my friends, even if the’re not quilters! Love you! A big Yeah for you and your team!

  30. I don’t know why you’re surprised. I cant think of anyone more deserving of this cover than you:) Thanks for all you do!

  31. Congratulations, Lisa! What an honor. Every time I read an email from you I wonder how in the world you manage your time to get so much accomplished. It is truly amazing. You certainly deserve this. I can’t wait to buy my copy and read it it. In fact…I will now renew my subscription. Blessings from S.E. Texas!

  32. I have to say that have read and reread this issue and the article on you especially. You have an amazing quilt collection and am so glad that you share it and your talents with other quilters!

  33. What a thrill to feel like I know the “cover girl”. AP&Q couldn’t have picked a more enthusiastic quilter and promoter of quilting. Have to wonder when you sleep. Thank you for being so generous with ideas, your life and all things quilting. My dream is making a trip to Wisconsin and meeting you. Met Jessica at KC — she is a delight. You have a great, loving team that is always responsive to my calls.

  34. I got my issue last week–fun to see you on the cover and so many of your beautiful quilts. Congrats!

  35. Congratulations. I will have to get my very own copy. You are so deserving of this.

  36. Lisa, I’m so proud of you. After meeting you this weekend, I’m even MORE proud. You and Nick are absolutely wonderful and all of us at the Maine Quilt show enjoyed you so much. I hope you can come back soon. All the best and huge congratulations!!!! Trudi

  37. Lisa, its fabulous and so well deserved. Congratulations! Lots of Moda designers included. I’ve been practicing on a wool applique project and ready to start your Words To Live By. Such a tribute to all..

  38. Lisa, This is so wonderful! You’ve worked hard for it and we’re all so proud of you! Congratulations from a friend! Darla

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  39. Congratulations Lisa, you worked hard to get here and great that you are being honoured!

  40. Congratulations! You are an inspiration! I love all of your work and the fabric you create. AP is my favorite magazine and you are the perfect cover girl! I love all of the reproductions of antique quilts.

  41. Congratulations to you, Lisa, and your entire staff! You all deserve the attention and can’t wait to get the magazine. Wow, the cover…how nice!!

  42. Heritage Quilters of Huntsville is looking forward to your program and workshops in a few weeks! Can’t wait to meet you!

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