Sit & Stitch at Anchor Point

Those of you who follow me know what Anchor Point is. It was so awesome to see it filled with quilters, stitching, eating and visiting…Tuesday I had my Sit & Stitch Ladies out for a potluck cookout.  We are a fairly new group, we only have been getting together less than a year…and now that I will be staying home more we are meeting more and will eventually meet once a month…We had a lovely day and we are all getting to know each other more and we even had a few new ladies for a total of 15!  They all brought a dish to pass and they requested I cook “chicken brats”…so that was a great plan, not a lot of fuss…I did have fun shopping for a little goodie that they all took home with them…since they came to my home, I decided they were getting something different…”kitchen” goodies, as they always get a quilting goodie….I LOVE my new kitchen and it is so fun to fill it with “new” cool kitchen stuff…so this is what my Sit & Stitch ladies went home with…

A storage bowl from Pioneer Woman, a kitchen towel..a door hanger for their quilting room, an Anchor fat quarter and a colorful new tool for their kitchen…oh…and the bowl had chocolate in it!!! Can’t forget that…

Here are some pics from the morning…

Then in the evening Debbie’s Hexi group came with about 25 ladies.. They stitched, ate,  toured of the house and and then just like that it was over…That was a lot of people and I did not get many pics because of being the cook, host and tour guide….lol….but I did manage to get a pic of the food!!!

I loved seeing & visiting with these girls as most of them have been customers/friends since I started quilting and then opened the shop, they are the foundation of the building of Primitive Gatherings…so when Debbie asked if here group could visit Anchor Point I didn’t even hesitate…YES…Being on the road I am rarely at the shop these last couple of years so I missed them…I also managed to get them a Thank You goodie as well…

I wish you all could attend a get-together like this…but I know it is not possible for so many reasons…but what if life/travel was easier…maybe it will be in the future…after all..we now have the thing to communicate like they did on Star Trek (iPhone)…maybe the thing the teleports you is next????  We can dream…

I also have some goodies left over from the party..

We will be giving them to the shipping department…If you place an Website Order in the future and put “Anchor Point in the comment section we will include something until they are gone, there is not a lot of them but maybe you will be one the lucky ones…Have a GREAT day…I’m teaching a two day class today and tomorrow on wool crazy appliqué…my favorite class to teach!

My best…Lisa

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

30 thoughts on “Sit & Stitch at Anchor Point

  1. Hi Lisa

    I’ve read all your writings on here, and have wondered if you’re talking about the Anchor Point I’m thinking about, which is in Alaska, but when I look at the pics you have, it looks like somewhere else, so I’m writing to find out if you’re talking about the same town.

  2. Looked like a fun and talented group! So wish I lived closer! Your home and yard are beautiful!

  3. Oh my every quilt for show and tell was beautiful. I wish I could join but I do have my own little stitching group that I can enjoy and be inspired. I love reading your blog.

  4. What fun!!!!!! Sure wish I was closer. Those quilts are are beautiful. Do you have a pattern & or kit for the Christmas one? Someday I’d love to see your beautiful home.

  5. Lisa, I’m so glad to see you are enjoying your beautiful home and have more time for yourself and family. It can be so renewing to Judy stay home and breath sometimes.

  6. What a fun time you all must have had! So generous of you to share your home AND send the ladies off with gifts! You truly are one of a kind Lisa….xo Redhead

  7. Such a fun time….those are good for the soul. Really wanted to be in your class…timing just didn’t work in this one. Watching for next Crazy Quilt mat. Glad you are home more.

  8. Lisa, you are awesome. Such a generous, welcoming soul. This combined with your talent is why you have been so successful. Your sit and stitch ladies are blessed to be in your group. Sure wish I lived close enough to stitch with you. Thank-you for sharing your great photos.

  9. looks like so much fun! and look at all that food, yum yum! LOOKS LIKE A PARTY OOX’S NANCY

    On Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 8:18 AM, Lisa Bongean’s Weblog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “Those of you who follow me know what Anchor Point is. > It was so awesome to see it filled with quilters, stitching, eating and > visiting…Tuesday I had my Sit & Stitch Ladies out for a potluck cookout. > We are a fairly new group, we only have been gett” >

  10. Lisa, thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us Hexi ladies on Tuesday. I had a wonderful time, you were so gracious and welcoming, the food was fabulous (I’d love to know where you got your brats from), and I’m in awe of your spacious and comfortable Anchor Point home. And thank you for the fun gift as well. I wanted to stay and stitch in the cool lake breezes all night! I’ve Always been a fan of you and your creativity. Thank you again!

  11. Lisa, you are SO giving! What a wonderful thing to do for all of those lovely ladies! And showing them your beautiful new home is just over the top! You deserve every blessing you get! This was a wonderful post to read and look at! ❤️

  12. I’m envious on so many different levels. My husband and I are looking to retire close to that area and maybe you will have room to squeeze a Minnesota girl in. Love your shop, love your quilts, love your home, and love your blog so this is dreamy to me.

  13. Lisa is there a pattern for the diamond shaped hexie pattern in the picture. Wondering what size the hexie is. We are going on a trip out west and that would be perfect to take with.

  14. Hi Lisa, Oh what a treat to have a quilting gathering in your new home!! That’s AWESOME!! The food looks delicious. You are so thoughtful, goody bags are always fun and ageless! Good for you!! Hugs, Jakey

  15. Nothing is more fun the a get together with friends. I belong to a “$5 Friday” group. Once a month we get together at friend’s house who has room for a dozen of us with machines. Those who can show up at 1pm and we sew until we need to leave. We potluck and pay $5 to help off set expenses we incur, (water, power, plates, utensils)

  16. What a fun entry to read and feast my eyes on! Lucky you to have such wonderful friends and lucky them for having you so close! How I wish I lived closer!!!!! You COULD get a retreat center here in NC and be closer, you know —- :)-

  17. Is there a pattern or kit for the Christmas quilt in the top picture? Absolutely LOVE 💕 it

  18. I have always wished I lived closer to Anchor Point. I would be a Primitive Gathering’s groupee. Looks like everyone enjoyed and finished beautiful quilts. I will enjoy from afar. Lisa, you are such a giver.

  19. Happy you got to hang out with your two groups of girl friends ( quilters) !!! Also happy you will be getting to spend more time at your new home, enjoy and keep stitching !!!

  20. As Always, loved looking at your quilts and your beautiful home. A dream home. Wish I were close to be able to attend an event at Anchor Point.

  21. Lisa, you have such a beautiful home, I love your mini tours you do on this blog. You have a real talent for decorating too. Your gathering looks so fun, I wish I lived closer so I could crash the party!

  22. Lisa, could you tell me the pattern of the 3rd quilt? The lady showing the quilt has a black and white striped shirt on. I love it! Thank you!

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