Archive for August, 2017


Moda Blockheads…block 25

Twice the Friendship…by Kansas Troubles Quilters…Click the link and go to her blog for the pattern….

Hey Ya’ll!!!…This post is coming from the road….I was just in Texas…and now I am in Utah…so…I quickly made this block yesterday for today’s post…I did not follow the directions.. AND…I really don’t know how I pulled it off…because I cut blue triangles…when I should have cut squares but I made it work anyhow…just made sure the seam allowance hung over 1/4″…but it turned out GOOD ENOUGH!!!  I found a bigger iron at Joyce’s house so I kind of have the same look to my presentation…right??? lol…


The questions of the week is…Settings…have you thought about it?…I am stitching 1″ HST’s all around the blocks..and then I need to sash it with wider sashings for quilting…I did not think about the cornerstones yet…

Make sure you visit us all today…see whats happening…


I had such a blast in Texas hanging out with quilting friends- I look forward to this time every is extra special!!!

I took a pano shot of the room…look at all that creativity!!  The location was Sunset Retreat.

Now yesterday…we started a retreat in St. George…lots of lovely quilters! I only took one stitching pic of the class I taught…but it’s a good one…This is Beth’s…Just Picked wool runner…but after dinner last night  we went for a little side trip…a hike up the red rocks…Joyce Weeks runs a retreat every year in St. George…#quiltstgeorge    If you can, come join in next year, I wound not miss it!!! It’s only been one day and I love the quilters and the location!!!  Us ladies should not be hiking in our flips…but that did not stop us…


Triangle Gatherings Block 61 & 62

I realize some of these posts are not coming as fast and as consistent as some of you would like…lol…but I reminded everyone in the beginning that I lead a very busy life…and life sometimes throws things at you that you have to deal with and things get put on the back burner….we all have this happen to us, I am not immune from it…I will be sharing what has happened in a post when I have a little more time…but its something major and we are going to need your prayers…  I am asking that you do not send me comments like this…

Is 60 the end of the blocks? 8-16-2017 no posting?

I have removed this from the comment section, but it does still hurt that one feeling I still have left…

We have 4 1/2 months left and 30 blocks…we can and will get them in…here are two more…
 Click here to print Block 61

Click here to print Block 62
Block 62

I am in Dallas…at Moda working with a bunch of wonderful designers…OK… we are having fun too!!!!But I want to share with you some of the photos from the classes/sit and sew’s we have had…

Kathy…made Penny Path from the American Patchwork & Quilting issue I am featured in ……Look how BIG she made it!!!  So Awesome!!!
These are antique dresdens….look at that quilting!!! OMG!!! Roxy’s hexi project…Her and her husband just arrived home from a 4000 mile motorcycle trip!!! I wonder if you can do hexies while riding on the bike? lol…

Another wool project…we helped get that edge finished!!!


Terry had two projects…one hand pieced another kit from PG- Small Treasures Book…she added a fab border… This was a bag…. Then we all stared in amazement at Lori’s hexi project…look at this organization…so impressive…Makes me want a hex project!!!!

I will share more…with some more blocks soon…take care my friends…and let get some stitching done!!!LB



Moda Blockheads…Block 24….

Today’s Block is Corn No Beans (don’t you just love that name? from Miss Carrie Nelson, it can be found here on the Moda Blog.

This was an easy block to make with  my 1″  Triangle Papers….

I am heading to Dallas and will be arriving just as this posts near midnight at DFW…Going to the Mothership and to hangout and work with some awesome quilty people!!!!  I will post some fun pics!!!

Make sure you visit us all today…

Have a Great Day…It will be even better if you stitch a little…LB





Teaching in St. George Utah next week….

I will be teaching next week in Utah…come take one of my workshops!!!!  These are the two projects…come hangout…stitch and learn lots about wool appliqué!!! See flyer below for details…Would love to have you in class…I am taking 2018 off from teaching…so it may be awhile before I am back in UT!  


12 Designers…12 Months…12 Contests…

I hope you are up for a contest??? Moda is sponsoring lots of prizes for us designers to give away to our followers who want to participate in something special!!!  Primitive Gatherings is also going to sweeten this deal with Big Gift Cards and many more prizes…

August…is my month and we are going to have a “mini” quilt contest…This is my wall in my home sewing studio…I can just look at this for hours!!! Everyone LOVES mini quilts!!!

here is the info…

3 categories- you decide which one yours belongs in…we reserve the right to change it if necessary.

 Pieced– patchwork  can be hand pieced or machine-no applique, the following are a few examples. of what is good and what is not…

all PG fabric in this one…

This one…would be disqualified…not enough PG fabric…


 Applique–  can have some piecing as well…applique can be any kind…wool, cotton, cotton flannel…all are good…can have embroidery embellishing-here are few examples…


Quilt featuring Triangles- 1″ or smaller– must use Primitive Gatherings Triangle papers and they must be shown in the picture…can have appliqué or embellishing or anything else goes…

We strongly want you to consider submitting an original design….but if you can’t…please list pattern designer and/or inspiration for your quilt- maybe you sized down a bigger quilt pattern.

Rules-not too many but contests must have rules….

At least half of the fabrics (50%) need to be from Primitive Gatherings designs/Moda Fabric to qualify.-example…if you use two fabrics, one is a PG muslin and then you use another fabric other than PG we are not going to figure out the yardage to make sure is exactly 50%…this also means not just any fabric purchased from Primitive  Gatherings quilt shop…it must be our Moda fabrics…the selvage will have our name on it… You can use your stash, visit your local shop and ask if they have any Primitive Gatherings Fabric…. or visit our website. HERE   we have lots of it!!!

We just want you to use some of our wonderful fabrics and support us since we are giving away fabulous prizes,   wonderful exposure and some bragging rights and we are hoping to get enough quilts for a book, so you will be published too!!!

Quilt perimeters must not exceed 100″ example… 25×25 would be 100″

Contest will end Sept 30th.  We will pick 12 quilts from each category and have you send them to Primitive Gatherings.  They will then be in a Quilt Show and we will have customers vote on them and will also put them on Facebook/Instagram to see which get the most “Likes”

Please post using #12contestsPGmini on Instagram/Facebook-tag Lisa Hoefler Bongean  and make sure you mention the contest in the description or email photo to to enter your quilt.

We know how creative you all are and are looking forward to your wonderful submissions…

I will be firming up the prizes and will list them sometime during September to inspire you to finish and post your mini quilts…

Good Luck!!!











Moda Blockhead…Block 23!!!


Block 23 already!!!  Why does it just seem like it was just my turn??? I just love taking simple blocks and adding to them…a simple 8 pointed star and…I added four patches in the center and the corners… Click here to print out the pattern…Block23LB_WinneconneStar

I had just enough time to do one block…but will catch up with the scrappy version later when there are not so many deadlines…we have our warehouse sale this weekend and I am teaching Tuesday and Wednesday (today)…I made them Chicken Dumpling soup tonight(this is Monday)…I hope they like it!!!

The question of the week:   What is your favorite brand of rulers?  And why do you prefer that one? 

After quilting for 20 years of quilting and owning many many rulers…I prefer the Creative Grid rulers…when I wanted to design a ruler I went to them with my idea and they were totally “onboard”…I now have 3 rulers currently with them 5″x15″, 6″x6″ and 3″x7″…why do I like these rulers?…so simple…everything is a dashed line…no solid lines…I can SEE where my fabric is…and…those 1/8″ markings…all there so.. no more counting hash marks for 3/8” or 5/8″…then last but not least…the famous built in no slip grips (see those see thru circles?) …If you need one of these  you can buy them  HERE or see our whole selection of CGR rulers HERE   I can’t cut with out them…I will soon be working on another size?  Any of you have these already? Thanks for hanging out this long and listening to me “talk” about CGR rulers, I appreciate your time and hope you enjoy making my block this week…

Go check out everyone else’s blocks too!!! See what rulers they like!!


Triangle Gatherings Block 59 & 60!!!!

Hey!!! We are about 2/3’s the way done!!!  I gave you all some time to catch up again…your all doing great!!!  Please post on our groups FB page!!!



Click here to print Block 59

Click here to print Block 60



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