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 allpeopleequilt.com.  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


64 Responses to “Today was the day…”

  1. 1 Miss Kitty
    July 31, 2016 at 7:25 pm

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

  2. 2 Deborah
    July 31, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    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. July 31, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    None more well deserved than you! Congratulations can’t wait for my copy!!!

  4. 4 Joan
    July 31, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    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.

  5. 5 Carol joswick
    July 31, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    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

  6. 6 Michele
    July 31, 2016 at 7:52 pm

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

  7. 7 Linda Smith
    July 31, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Fabulous, Lisa!!! Your brain never stops!!!

  8. July 31, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    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!!!

  9. 9 lori luke
    July 31, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    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…

  10. 10 gijane279-Liz
    July 31, 2016 at 8:08 pm

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

  11. 11 Judy
    July 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations Lisa. Well deserved

  12. 12 Sandi
    July 31, 2016 at 8:14 pm

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

  13. 13 Laura
    July 31, 2016 at 8:25 pm

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

  14. July 31, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations!! How exciting, and well deserved, I believe 🙂

  15. 15 Connie Hubbard
    July 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm

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

  16. 16 Donna
    July 31, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats…great article and great magazine …….love all the pictures!

  17. 17 Sharyn Riegler
    July 31, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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

  18. July 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    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

  19. 19 Elaine Hotra
    July 31, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    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. 👍💕

    Sent from my iPhone


  20. 20 Gayle Troccoli
    July 31, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    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.

  21. 21 Kathleen Matusek
    July 31, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    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!!

  22. 22 Edie Frasier
    July 31, 2016 at 9:32 pm

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

  23. 23 Marianne Snowden
    July 31, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Congratulations, Lisa, and your PG crew! Great article.

  24. 24 Sue Mills
    July 31, 2016 at 9:52 pm

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

  25. 25 Constance
    July 31, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Where might I buy my copy?

    Sent from my iPad


  26. 26 Kristy
    July 31, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    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….

  27. 27 Debra Grove
    July 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    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!!!

  28. July 31, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I am thrilled for you, Lisa! What an incredible honor. Will definitely need to find a copy.

  29. 29 Audrea Constancio
    July 31, 2016 at 10:25 pm

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

  30. 30 Joyce Miller
    July 31, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    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 😍😍😍😍😍

  31. 31 Jenny M
    July 31, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    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!

  32. 32 Jakey
    August 1, 2016 at 12:10 am

    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

  33. 33 Lana
    August 1, 2016 at 12:21 am

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

  34. 34 MaryT
    August 1, 2016 at 5:41 am

    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!

  35. August 1, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Congrats Cover Girl !!! Looking forward to my copy.

  36. August 1, 2016 at 6:44 am

    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!

  37. 37 Janet Houge
    August 1, 2016 at 7:03 am

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

  38. 38 Beth Esser
    August 1, 2016 at 7:09 am

    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!

  39. 39 Felice Gokey
    August 1, 2016 at 7:24 am

    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!

  40. 40 Jane Lynn Walz
    August 1, 2016 at 7:33 am

    You have been “blessed”! And also have a grateful heart…Amen Sista!

  41. August 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

    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!

  42. 42 Margret Berg
    August 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Love that you are on the cover. Couldn’t happen to a better person. Marge

  43. August 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    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!

  44. 44 Linda Frihart
    August 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

    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.

  45. 45 Karen in Breezy Point
    August 1, 2016 at 9:01 am

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

  46. 46 Tammy Marquardt
    August 1, 2016 at 9:03 am

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

  47. 47 suejean1
    August 1, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations Lisa!!! I am so thrilled for you. I can’t wait to get a copy.

  48. 48 Mary kastner
    August 1, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Congratulations Lisa! You are such an inspiration to so many quilters.

  49. 49 Trudi
    August 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

    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

  50. August 1, 2016 at 11:28 am

    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..

  51. 51 Pat
    August 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations. A big thrill for sure. Let us know how cloud nine is.

  52. 52 darla epperson
    August 1, 2016 at 4:48 pm

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

    Sent using the free mail.com iPhone App

  53. 53 Dora Goodfellow
    August 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

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

  54. August 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Congrats, Lisa! Good to see a fellow Wisconsinite on the cover!

  55. 55 Debra Wortman
    August 2, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Received my magazine over the weekend, and the article about you is great!

  56. 56 Shirley Garnett
    August 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Congratulations to my favorite designer!!

  57. 57 Cindy Bohnsack
    August 3, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Congratulations- that is what you have worked so hard for- way to go !

  58. 58 Cindy A
    August 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    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.

  59. 60 Connie Thompson
    August 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    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!!

  60. 62 Dawn Schoening
    August 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Congratulations! Went right out and got the magazine.

  61. 63 suebeesmemories
    August 25, 2016 at 9:52 pm

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

  62. October 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

    I am going to start on this today. I love Christmas and anything to do with it.

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