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


64 responses to “Today was the day…”

  1. Miss Kitty Avatar
    Miss Kitty

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

  2. Deborah Avatar

    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. lbosma Avatar

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

  4. Joan Avatar

    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. Carol joswick Avatar
    Carol joswick

    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. Michele Avatar

    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. Linda Smith Avatar
    Linda Smith

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

  8. Sue poser Avatar

    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. lori luke Avatar
    lori luke

    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. gijane279-Liz Avatar

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

  11. Judy Avatar

    Congratulations Lisa. Well deserved

  12. Sandi Avatar

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

  13. Laura Avatar

    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. Raewyn Barge Avatar

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

  15. Connie Hubbard Avatar
    Connie Hubbard

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

  16. Donna Avatar

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

  17. Sharyn Riegler Avatar
    Sharyn Riegler

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

  18. aquiltinglady Avatar

    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. Elaine Hotra Avatar
    Elaine Hotra

    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. Gayle Troccoli Avatar
    Gayle Troccoli

    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. Kathleen Matusek Avatar
    Kathleen Matusek

    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. Edie Frasier Avatar
    Edie Frasier

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

  23. Marianne Snowden Avatar
    Marianne Snowden

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

  24. Sue Mills Avatar
    Sue Mills

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

  25. Constance Avatar

    Where might I buy my copy?

    Sent from my iPad


  26. Kristy Avatar

    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. Debra Grove Avatar
    Debra Grove

    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. Janet Olsen Avatar

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

  29. Audrea Constancio Avatar
    Audrea Constancio

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

  30. Joyce Miller Avatar
    Joyce Miller

    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. Jenny M Avatar
    Jenny M

    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. Jakey Avatar

    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. Lana Avatar

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

  34. MaryT Avatar

    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. stitchinggrandma Avatar

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

  36. LeAnn Keenan Avatar

    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. Janet Houge Avatar
    Janet Houge

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

  38. Beth Esser Avatar
    Beth Esser

    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. Felice Gokey Avatar
    Felice Gokey

    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. Jane Lynn Walz Avatar
    Jane Lynn Walz

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

  41. Anne Babb Avatar

    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. Margret Berg Avatar
    Margret Berg

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

  43. ferne Avatar

    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. Linda Frihart Avatar
    Linda Frihart

    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. Karen in Breezy Point Avatar
    Karen in Breezy Point

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

  46. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

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

  47. suejean1 Avatar

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

  48. Mary kastner Avatar
    Mary kastner

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

  49. Trudi Avatar

    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. Mary Andra Holmes Avatar

    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. Pat Avatar

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

  52. darla epperson Avatar
    darla epperson

    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 iPhone App

  53. Dora Goodfellow Avatar
    Dora Goodfellow

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

  54. Melissa J. Young Avatar

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

  55. Debra Wortman Avatar
    Debra Wortman

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

  56. Shirley Garnett Avatar
    Shirley Garnett

    Congratulations to my favorite designer!!

  57. Cindy Bohnsack Avatar
    Cindy Bohnsack

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

  58. Cindy A Avatar
    Cindy A

    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.

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  59. Connie Thompson Avatar
    Connie Thompson

    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!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      THANK YOU!

  60. Dawn Schoening Avatar
    Dawn Schoening

    Congratulations! Went right out and got the magazine.

  61. suebeesmemories Avatar

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

  62. onecreativefamily Avatar

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

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