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 lisab@primitivegatherings.com 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!!!










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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!

11 thoughts on “12 Designers…12 Months…12 Contests…

  1. Please respond….so I have the kit for to plant a flower…does that count? I would have to buy the black flannel and a moda fabric for backing. Right?

  2. That sounds like a fun contest! I know I have one Primitive Gathering charm pack in my stash and now I have the perfect excuse to use it. One question: does the binding and backing also have to be from your fabric collection or would any Moda collection be okay?

  3. These quilts are way too detailed for anything I do. I’ll just sit back and watch what others do! Moda is my fabric of choice though, I have lots of Moda that I work with.

  4. I would like to know how you mounted those mini quilts. Antique yardsticks? How are the attached to the wall? And the clips? Where did you get them? Awesome display!

  5. so if we do triangles papers how are we to photograph them with our quilt? Just the pack laying on the quilt or what? If our quilt is to be sent in, do we get it back? If we have looked at several pictures on Pinterest, and made our quilt from there, who do we give credit to?

  6. Hi Lisa, trying to email or Instagram my submission for your quilt contest. Just want to verify your email address and Instagram address. can’t get through either one. don’t know what i’m doing wrong.



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