All in a Row Again!!!

Winners are:

Here are the winners for the ALL IN A ROW BOOK!!!

Amy will be emailing you for your mailing address!!

Aww! So sad they didn’t pick the cover I liked! I follow your blog because a) you are awesome b) love your store c) I love wool! Your designs are so original and I love local stores. I seriously travel from Chicago because your store rocks. That and the cookies that were at the open house… btw can you post that recipe?! Thanks again! Have a great day off!


Sandy May
I saw Primitive Gatherings patterns and fabrics at a quilt show, and that led me to the blog. I don’t have time to keep up with it on a daily basis, but when I visit, it is like running into an old friend who brings me up to date on what has been happening in her life. She shares tips that I can use and passes on recipes that I might like. The photos of food often send me directly to my refrigerator. On topic, I leafed through the new book yesterday at my local quilt store. It will be on my Xmas list this year.


Robin Klein

Wins the Martingale PDF copy!!!


I do not leave the house on Black Friday…I even close our quilt shops…I look forward to staying home and maybe you do too…if you are willing to go out and experience that kind of shopping your hard core…(bow).

Today I get the priviledge of being a part of another compilation book!  The first row by row book what such a hit they did it again…more rows…more fun!

Today is also  Lissa Alexanders’s day to talk too….so go there for  a visit and another chance to win something!!

There were two cover versions of this new book offered and social media got to vote on which one it would be…here is the cover that lost out (Autumn harvest)…My row is on the loser cover on the bottom edge…that’s how it goes sometimes…can’t win them all…The lighter version is a very pretty cover…you can’t argue that!!!

I want to share some of my favorite rows from the new book with you…

Jens row…is awesome…super sweet and I guess I truly love appliqué…

How cute is this row….I love houses what more do I need to say…Barb & Mary…so creative!!

Then there’s Kathy’s Row…I think stitchery is coming back in a big way and I’m super excited about it…combined with simple HST’s (maybe another reason I like) this row is a stunner!!!

my row from the book…

Rows can also be runners…the can soften the hard edges of a room..

The biggest reason I do these compilation books is because the money goes to some charity each time…I don’t have time in my schedule to do quilts of valor or project linus or other things like that…so when asked to participate the answer is always yes…the proceeds of this book goes to…


They give very sick children and their families a much needed free holiday.
So when we have blog hops we have giveaways!  Martingale the publisher is providing one of you with a free E-book version of All in a Row Again…I will also give-away a couple of books too!!!
To enter, just leave a comment below about why you read this blog… Is it the quilt stuff…is it because I share some of my life with you…it is recipes??? do you want more of them??? What do  you want me to post more about…In other words…what do you like and what do you want to see in the future from me…make sure your email is in the comment as well…
If you must have this book and can’t wait to see if you win order it HERE!
Did you miss some of the other blog posts from this hop!!!
I am sure you can still visit!!  Here they are…such wonderful quilters!!!
November 17
November 18
November 19Sandy Klop:
November 20

Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson:

November 21

November 22
November 24
Lissa Alexander:
I will leave you now to stitch, shop or put up Christmas decorations!!! I think I will do all of these today!!!






















So when we have blog hops we have giveaways!  Martingale the publisher is providing one of you with a free E-book version of All in a Row Again.  To enter, just leave a comment below about why you read this blog… Is it the quilt stuff…is it because I share some of my life with you…it is recipes??? do you want more of them??? What do  you want me to post more about…In other words…what do you like and what do you want to see in the future from me…



181 responses to “All in a Row Again!!!”

  1. lbosma Avatar

    In my little wooly world you are the tops! Thank you for keeping me informed on market trends. I love to see what and where you are up to. More Appliqué please. Love the new compilation book.

  2. Marty Toale Avatar
    Marty Toale

    I love everything about your blog! It’s so nice to see a peek inside your life or what may be coming new, but most of all I love reading your blog and maybe get an explanation of a new quilt and how it fits together. Some blocks are trickier than others and your blog always has help on these. Nice to see how well you support your fellow designers as well.

  3. Sandi Avatar

    I love that you are so full of life and are so open, your talent keeps inspiring so many people, thank you.

  4. Ethelann Wood Avatar
    Ethelann Wood

    Hi, I think I read the blog for ALL of the reasons you listed. I like all the news of how the blocks come about and of the family and shop. It is nice to see there is a “person” at Primitive Gathering. I love the sharing of the community. It is like seeing friends we know whether we are on a cruise, retreat, at classes or a show. I will never be a Big Box quilter or wool worker. Thanks!

  5. Carol Garner Avatar

    I enjoy reading about all these great designers, the how’s and whys you do what you do, it is like sharing over a cup of coffee with needle and thread in hand. I am always amazed at the creativity you all share.

  6. Barb nelson Avatar
    Barb nelson

    I am a beginner and find I learn so much about quilting and LIFE from this blog. I give thanks that I receive such uplifting and valuable information. It brightens my day and I feel part of a community of quilters.

  7. Betty Lockhart Avatar
    Betty Lockhart

    I read this blog for all of the reasons you mentioned, and I’m always sure to learn something (if not a “lesson,” then maybe I study how you used color to make something “work,” or block placement, or border designs, or…… Just seeing your work is an education. What would I like to see more of? Well, I was inspired to hear that the profits of this book go to charity. How about more ways that quilting can help charities?

  8. Geraldine Sherwood Avatar
    Geraldine Sherwood

    I love reading your blog! You are inspiring in so many ways. Reading about your family makes me feel good and want to do more as you all are so giving. I love reading about your latest projects and new ideas. They are so inspiring. So keep up the good work! We love it all!

  9. Julie Kennedy Avatar
    Julie Kennedy

    I love your design! Great star pattern.

  10. Lynn Marcusen Avatar
    Lynn Marcusen

    I appreciate the break from world events, family issues and caregiver responsibility when I immerse myself in Lisa’s travels, shop events, and of course, new projects to plan. I appreciate the recipes too. Thank you for all that you and your shop do to fill our lives with fun, social connection and quality products!

  11. emilyjoy180 Avatar

    I read for various reasons-tips, tidbits of your life and lots of inspiration.

  12. KC Mitchell Avatar
    KC Mitchell

    I read your blog because it’s fun to see the things you are doing, the things you create, and makes me feel like i’m right there with you. I love your creativity and am so appreciative that you share it with us.

  13. beth Avatar

    I enjoy the variety of your blog. The quilting, the recipes, the glimpses into your beautiful home, your travels, the challenges of running a business. I am lucky enough to live in central Wisconsin and get to visit the Menasha shop often.

  14. Stephanie Smith Avatar
    Stephanie Smith

    I so enjoy your blog for a multitude of reasons, but especially the feel of community it brings. Thank you for all your positivity, enthusiasm and encouragement!

  15. Gretchen Greiner Avatar
    Gretchen Greiner

    I am hooked on the Summer Block of the Week projects. I have yet to finish one but I have finished 3 of the freebies! Love those just as much! Also your patterns, wools, threads … so I follow you to see what is coming next!

  16. Allison Evrard Avatar
    Allison Evrard

    I read your blogs for quilting ideas and patterns, suggestions, and inspiration.

  17. Wanda Avatar

    I enjoy the quilting information and hearing about personal issues . It nice to hear how professional women juggle work home and family. Happy holidays

  18. Carole S. Avatar
    Carole S.

    I enjoy it all, especially the blocks, though. I’m glad your shops are closed today. Everyone needs a break. No way I would go out shopping and subject myself to that craziness today.

    I enjoy hearing about your family, and I really enjoy seeing your designs and explanations for how you put blocks together. Just keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll be happy.

  19. Raffa Avatar

    Bello il primo libro!…il secondo strepitoso! sono già al lavoro con la “riga” delle tue stelle!

    1. Raffa Avatar

      Very nice the 1st book! The 2nd fantastic!!! and I am already working on your star row!!! Thank you!!!

  20. Colleen Avatar

    I love LOVE love seeing what you are working on in the applique realm and love your decor pictures, sewing room pics, and cutie pie grandson pics. It’s nice to hear what you are up to in the quilty world because you are one of the best. Hope you have wonderful holidays! I enjoyed the wool crazy mat class with you this summer. :o)

  21. donnalevesque Avatar

    I love everything that you write about. I guess I just mostly love how you share your knowledge of quilting and want to make us better quilters also.

  22. Patti pitzer Avatar
    Patti pitzer

    I read your blog because I love your patterns, both wool and fabric and all your tips. You really challenged me with the red and white blocks we did last year!

  23. Nancy Avatar

    I like to see the creativity from all of y’all. I bought this book and love it, as well as the other one. I would like to win so i can share it with my fellow quilters. We have a retreat each year and give goodie bags and a drawing for prizes. This book would be the grand prize. I hope I win.

  24. Sally MB Avatar
    Sally MB

    I found your blog when I was searching for a pattern that I had seen on Pinterest but was not available in my local shop. I was hooked! As I scan my messages, if your blog is there, the other messages have to wait. Inspiration, colors, ideas for dinner, and new designs keep me inspired. Wish I lived closer to your shops, but at least I know the pattern names, My local shop has more and more so I am thrilled. Thanks for your creativity!

  25. Susan Cook Avatar
    Susan Cook

    Love all the rows, but I agree the stars do shine!

  26. Judyk Avatar

    I like your blog just the way it is, some of everything. I especially love your pics and stories about Little Man, being a grandma is the best! Keep being the inspiration you are to each of us who follow you, but take time to rejuvenate so those ideas keep hatching. Thank you for being you.

  27. Grams Avatar

    I enjoy all facets of your blog, they are informative, touching, but most of all connecting quilters from all over as a wonderful group of people.

  28. June Avatar

    I like to read about all you are doing!

  29. Carolyn Avatar

    I love row quilts! I bought (and love) both books! Now to decide which rows to sew. I enjoy using your triangle papers. Have every size. Enjoying the triangle blocks and Moda blockheads. Keep up the good work!

  30. carol Avatar

    I enjoy the views, your home, little man plus your many talents and knowledge.

  31. Nan Avatar

    Aww! So sad they didn’t pick the cover I liked! I follow your blog because a) you are awesome b) love your store c) I love wool! Your designs are so original and I love local stores. I seriously travel from Chicago because your store rocks. That and the cookies that were at the open house… btw can you post that recipe?! Thanks again! Have a great day off!

  32. Glenda Summerlin Avatar
    Glenda Summerlin

    I love your patterns, and the wool project’s are awesome, I am working Words to Live By now, also love your newsletters.

  33. Debra Hulk Avatar
    Debra Hulk

    I especially love seeing your designs and tips on quilting. I am also loving the wool appliqué more and more. I really enjoy your blogs and emails.

  34. Kristi M. Burtch Avatar
    Kristi M. Burtch

    I love reading your blog because it is so upbeat! I’m not a big wool person nor am I very good quilter, but this blog still encourages me.

  35. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    Love your blog, your creativity and hearing about and taking a peek into your home life. Love the photos of your lake house too. What a dreamy place to live!

  36. Darlene B Avatar
    Darlene B

    Unfortunately, I don’t read many blogs anymore. I do love all the quilting inspiration, but found I was spending more time reading about quilting, than actually quilting. So I cut back on blogs and fit in quilting when I can around work and family. I am always thankful when I can participate in a blog hop because that gets me back to checking out some great blogs!

  37. Karen Charles Avatar
    Karen Charles

    I love the quilt blocks!

  38. Sally Hansen Malley Avatar
    Sally Hansen Malley

    I so enjoy reading your blogs. You inspire me to do more in every way.

    #1. To give of yourself and your God given talents is a true gift.

    #2. To share your life and family is so special. Your life with family is so special and sharing photos and events to let us see the real you.

    #3. I think quilters enjoy sharing there homes and food with others. That is what life is all about. FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP AND FUN.

    You had a blog last spring about planting your gardens. All white. To me that means PEACE. Thanks Lisa and keep your talents flowing.

    Sally Hansen Malley
    Ambler, Pennsylvania

  39. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I love to hear about your family doings & recipes of course. Your heart shines thru when you talk about them. I also stay put on Black Friday. Only did that in my younger days when I had to!!!

  40. Patti Gagliardi Avatar

    I love to read about your life on your blog. To see your home and read about Little Man – to get to know the woman behind the designs that I love so much. Thanks so much for sharing that with us.
    Blessings, Patti

  41. wantstoberetired Avatar

    I enjoy quilt news, tips, designs.. generally what’s happening in the quilt world. A recipe or two doesn’t hurt either! 😊

  42. Chris Day Avatar
    Chris Day

    This book seems like it will be awsome! I can’t wait to have one. Such great designers.

  43. patibeck2013 Avatar

    I have followed Primitive Gathering for about 8 years after visiting their booth at Houston show. Have enjoyed the summer projects and many other things but most of all having met Lisa and attending her workshop. She related her struggles, her beginning, her growth, her love of the art, she made each of us feel we were her friend and we could succeed. That’s real talent.

  44. Darla Black Avatar
    Darla Black

    I love your blog and just about everything Primitive Gatherings has. Yesterday I had to get a gift ready to send to Scotland so I broke into my triangle gathering stash and made a quick runner. So…. much fun. Now waiting at the post office to mail said pkg and off to work. Thank you so much. You are inspiring!

  45. Linda M Avatar
    Linda M

    Lisa, I love your blog. My favorite part is seeing photos of your Home displaying your quilts. And I also love your recipes. I’ve adopted several of them and always give you credit! I guess I just love to visit the life of a professional quilter.

  46. Sue Avatar

    Oh Lisa, I love everything about your blog. We share a love of piecing, hand quilting, wool handwork, baking and sweet grandsons! You are a constant inspiration to me in all these things and your generosity in sharing your expertise is truly appreciated.

  47. Betty Putzka Avatar
    Betty Putzka

    Hi Lisa, I love reading what you have been doing and get your tips on making blocks. Your shops are great inspirations to my quilting habit. Keep it up 😀

  48. Marie Eddins Avatar
    Marie Eddins

    I enjoy peeking into the life of designers of fabric I admire. It’s fun to anticipate your new quilty designs, store events (even though I can never attend as I’m in Texas), and all the fun stuff to go with. Great row design and love it as a runner. Thanks for the chance!

  49. Carmen Montmarquet Avatar
    Carmen Montmarquet

    Love your blog, never miss it! I love to see what you make and how you display it in your home. I love primitive and i am always inspired by your work! The stars in the row by row are fabulous! I especially love your free block of the week with HST, can’t get enough of those stars!! Thanks so much for sharing a little bit of your life with us.

  50. Pat Avatar

    Great blog, Lisa. More recipes would be fun, too. My family is tired of my same old dishes. HA!
    Thanks for the chance for the new ROW book in your giveaway.
    Hope you are rested up after Market and Festival in Houston and that you have had a chance to set up your 301 machine and stitch some on it. It really is an awesome machine.

  51. Phyllis Limiero Avatar
    Phyllis Limiero

    My grands are coming over to help us set up our tree and decorate. We make this into a hot chocolate party and just have fun. Hope your day brings joy to your heart.

    On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 6:32 AM, Lisa Bongean’s Weblog wrote:

    > lisabongean posted: “I do not leave the house on Black Friday…I even > close our quilt shops…I look forward to staying home and maybe you do > too…if you are willing to go out and experience that kind of shopping > your hard core…(bow). Today I get the priviledge of bein” >

  52. Kay U McAllister Avatar
    Kay U McAllister

    I read your blog because you are so talented and have taught me so much more than I knew before. I hang on to your every word “as the Gospel”! Keep up the good work.

  53. Edith Gorzo Avatar
    Edith Gorzo

    I enjoy reading your blog to keep up with what is going on. Thanks for doing what you do.

  54. Mary lou Avatar
    Mary lou

    This blog keeps me so inspired with new ideas and
    Projects. It creates an energy to do some of the
    Beautiful projects you all create. This Blog
    Keeps the art of quilting fresh, new and exciting. Plus it makes you feel like you belong to a group
    Of like-minded quilt enthusiasts. 🤗👍🙂

  55. 4dapples Avatar

    I have been enjoying your blog this year because I have been getting a slice of a designer’s life and I have been enjoying the blockheads and the triangle blocks. I am amazed that you can get everything into your life and how prodigious your quilting has been. Your quilt closet is amazing. I just was awed by it. You are right that the rows could be used as runners instead of just in quilts and the new book is amazing. I am hoping it is under the Christmas tree for me.

  56. Nell Avatar

    I read your blog for many reasons: inspiration and motivation from seeing the color photographs of projects in particular. I have made several of the recipes … sometimes I need that reminder to go look at all the other quilt designers’ blogs and having the link right there is easy for me to ‘link up’ with them. I’ll admit I’ve been saving all the HST designs and hope to eventually get to making something with them soon!

  57. Kim Hamilton Avatar
    Kim Hamilton

    I love reading quilting blogs as it helps get my creative juices flowing! I love your style and never miss reading your blogs. I’m going to Palm Springs next month and I’m so excited as we will be taking a road trip to your Primitive Gatherings store in Marietta!

  58. JoAnn Guerrero Avatar
    JoAnn Guerrero

    Your quilts inspire me. I read your blog to see your new quilts and techniques. ❤

  59. Carol A. Kuse Avatar
    Carol A. Kuse

    I read your blog for ideas, inspiration, recipes, news and to see what is coming up.

  60. ferne Avatar

    I enjoy reading your blog for all of its content! I like your style. Last year I followed along with your Christmas sew along…now I need to find that quilt and get it quilted so I can use it this year!

  61. Carol Avatar

    I am thankful that you write such a great, interesting, fun blog and that you design such incredible quilts, runners, fabric lines, wool projects and everything! I found your blog when I started wool applique (one of your patterns was the first) many years ago and love reading about everything. I grew up in northern Wisconsin but married a Canadian and moved there so it’s also a connection to my home state. Love your recipes, photos of family and Little Man (I have 2 grandsons), your home, and all you do. You feel so real and have such empathy. Please keep up all the wonderful things you do and be sure to take care of yourself!

  62. Nancy Avatar

    I’m new to your blog and enjoy everything about it!

  63. Eva Shimamura Avatar
    Eva Shimamura

    You’re such an inspiration. I love your style, color choices and the blocks have such detail pieces. I enjoy the challenge.

  64. Cindy D Avatar
    Cindy D

    I love the inspiration. And the fabrics!!! And the recipes too.

  65. Karen Bergt Avatar
    Karen Bergt

    I like everything about reading blogs.

  66. catskillquilter Avatar

    I read your blog (which I receive in my email) for many reasons! I love your designs, and your photos are wonderful. Your sense of color and texture are topnotch!

  67. Jean Gerretsen Avatar
    Jean Gerretsen

    I want to be your BFF, even if is only through your blog/social media. I love you sharing your life with us and the projects you are working on. Your quilt shop in Menasha is my all time favorite . I have met you personally a few times and even was lucky enough to take a 2-day workshop with you a few years ago. I would absolutely love a print copy of this book and if I don’t win one, I will certainly buy one.

  68. Larry Thompson Avatar
    Larry Thompson

    Your blog is fun to follow and your designs are beautiful.

  69. Pris Phillips Avatar
    Pris Phillips

    I love the personal aspects of your blog… life shared! And I love seeing the photos of quilty goodness!! Wonderful inspiration! I too avoid the Black Friday madness. We are small business owners and have to work today… we’d love to close our three auto painting shops but we can’t afford to… yet! Someday maybe! 😊

    Pris Phillips

    Pris Phillips

  70. vickiec54kie Craddock Avatar

    Lisa, I read your blog because I love to see what your working on and how you decorate. Simply inspiring! Was wondering though the lady at your shop said you were gonna publish your “The Magic of Christmas ” from last year. Taking care of family issues preventing me from getting all the blocks downloaded. I ordered your fabric bundle and have everything ready, just waiting on the pattern!!! Anytime soon?

  71. Janet Avatar

    To confess it’s mostly the quilt stuff – my family will tell you my head is always floating in some quilty cloud. There can never be too much “quilt stuff” :0) You design and make such great quilts and projects! This looks like such a fantastic book – thanks for the chance to win one!

  72. Hildy Avatar

    Love to read your blog and it’s because it’s not only about quilting and patchwork (although that’s the main reason) but also about your personal life. You show us the person behind that scene and that it’s not only a business for you. Love that and stay the way you are:-)

  73. Heather G Avatar
    Heather G

    ❤️ your quilty content and wouldn’t mind more recipes! Your photos are always fun, too!

  74. Marj Coldiron Avatar
    Marj Coldiron

    I read your blog to keep up with what you are designing and to see where you are teaching.

  75. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    I have been reading your blog for years, for all the reasons you mentioned. I love that you share little snippets of your personal life and recipes, as well as your talents as a designer and teacher. I look forward to seeing you in Ontario at Road2Ca…you booth is always my first stop!

  76. Janet T Avatar
    Janet T

    I read the blog because I like your work, and want to see what you have come up with since the last time. Your quilts are beautiful.

  77. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Love to read your blog. I get to see what new things you are creating and follow you on your journeys. Fun to see the participants in your classes and what they make.

  78. Mary Durham Avatar
    Mary Durham

    I read your blog because you make beautiful stuff and I want to see it, but I also very much enjoy reading about your family and what’s going on in your life. Recipes are good, too.

  79. Katherine K Morvay Avatar
    Katherine K Morvay

    I enjoy your blog because you are such a creative person, able to inspire us to expand our quilting and needlework horizons. Thank you. The idea of using the “row by row” designs for table runners is wonderful! Thank you.

  80. Barb K. Avatar
    Barb K.

    I like everything in your blog–makes for interesting reading!

  81. Jody Avatar

    I like all the others love reading your blog for all the reasons you mention. I only lasted about 30 minutes at the mall this morning & the lines were so long I told my hubby “let’s go! I’ve seen now can go home & order online from the store.” I’ll spend the rest of my day sewing. Keep up the great designing!

  82. Barbara Lotthammer Avatar
    Barbara Lotthammer

    Ever since I took a wool class from you up in Walker mn I have been enchanted with your designs. Now that I am retired and I finish my retirement home on the lake I plan on spending many hours doing your designs. You are sooo talented

  83. EllenB Avatar

    You’ve inspired me to try wool applique and big stitch quilting. I’m loving this primitive side of quiltint!

  84. Debbie Goad Avatar
    Debbie Goad

    Quilt stuff, your life, and just because you are an awesome person and a true inspiration!!!

  85. Beth T. Avatar
    Beth T.

    I read your blog for the day-to-day-ness of it, if you know what I mean. I like the blend of it all. Please just keep doing what you’re doing.

  86. Lisa Lehmann Avatar
    Lisa Lehmann

    I love reading your blog. I would like more pictures, inspiration. Your talent amazes me.

  87. Sharon Avatar

    I like to follow your blog mostly because of all the beautiful quilts and wool applique that you design and make.

  88. Darrell H Avatar
    Darrell H

    I read your blogs for the quilty stuff. All the rest is just icing on the cake and makes the read that much more enjoyable.. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

  89. Sue singer Avatar
    Sue singer

    I read your blog for the quikting tipss

  90. Tracy Petrykowski Avatar
    Tracy Petrykowski

    I really enjoy seeing the projects you are working on, seeing the pics of your home and grandson. Of course, the recipes are fantastic too
    Thank you for all you do for us

  91. Glenna D. Avatar
    Glenna D.

    I love the blocks you create and the quilts they become. It is an interesting aside to see that you DO have a life beyond quilting and are willing to share it.

  92. Deb Avatar

    Because I’ve taken a couple of your classes in person…..and when you meet a person, you feel like you know them and they’re a friend. So I have to keep reading your blog!

  93. Christine Avatar

    I can always learn something by reading your blog, especially the quilting tips and projects. Always interesting. Thank you.

  94. Liz Dyer Avatar
    Liz Dyer

    First, Lisa, I love your row it is not a loser. I decorate my home in the Primitive style and your designs work well with that. Second I read the blogs for the quilty stuff. I would love e to win a copy of this book, but in case I don’t, I have it on my Christmas list.

  95. Debby Avatar

    I like all of it and enjoy seeing the same pattern made in different fabric choices. I’ve never done a row by row but you’ve got my attention with this one.

  96. Lois Capper Avatar
    Lois Capper

    For all the awesome quilting stuff !!!

  97. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    Why do I read your blog: well I started reading it years ago because I liked your designs. I first met you at Road to California when I happened to wander into your booth after seeing “Primitive Garden” hanging near the register. It spoke to me! You took the time to chat with me as if I was your only customer of the day and encouraged me to join the 2011 block of the month “Primitive Garden” saying anyone could make it that it wasn’t as hard as it looked because it was just one block a month! So I signed up and boom the rest is history, I have learned so much from you over the years. I like reading about anything you post about from how to pin a block for more accuracy (see your never to old to learn something different), to how your life is going in both the good and sad times. I even re-read them from time to time especially when I can’t remember how to do something the Lisa way (lol my term) Your blog is like receiving a letter from a friend, and I’m so thankful to call you my friend. hugs Liz

  98. Hanke Fijnvandraat Avatar
    Hanke Fijnvandraat

    This was the first time I read tout blog because of the quilting. Thanks for the chance!

  99. Lynn D'Arcy Avatar
    Lynn D’Arcy

    I have to admit, this is the first time I have read your blog. I have enjoyed reading all the messages each quilter is sharing with us. Your thoughts about the different rows helped me, as a beginner, see what things to look for in a design. My attention was drawn to different aspects of each row, allowing me to connect with the techniques that seemed to ‘speak to me’. I am excited to become one of your followers.

  100. T. Clark Avatar
    T. Clark

    I read this post because I love your other books.

  101. Gisela Buitendag Avatar
    Gisela Buitendag

    I started to get to know your blog with mofa blog heads. I enjoy the sewing parts and vivid descriptions from you. Where I live quilting is not so big . one of these days I will visit the quilty States

  102. Bev F Avatar
    Bev F

    I enjoy your blog for all the reasons that you mentioned! I love to see what you are working on. Thank you for all the free block patterns you’ve posted. I’ve had a lot of fun with the Magic of Christmas and Triangle Gatherings!
    The book looks like fun too! Thanks for a chance to win it.

  103. Marsha Avatar

    Because you put your whole heart in everything you do!

  104. Joan M Avatar
    Joan M

    I always look forward to reading your blog, seeing your beautiful projects and pictures and learning from you. Your row is lovely. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win this great book.

  105. Sheila Symanski Avatar
    Sheila Symanski

    I always enjoy seeing what is going on with you and your family. It is interesting to see the quilting and be inspired to try the next pattern or block. I am always amazed at how much you get done. Thanks for the opportunity to win the All in a Row Again. I think this is even better than the first one.

  106. Pattie Davidson Avatar
    Pattie Davidson

    I love reading your blog for all the reasons mentioned. I love being part of your life thru the blog. Also love the free patterns.

  107. Suzie Walker Avatar
    Suzie Walker

    I read your blog for inspiration, quilting, life and otherwise. Thanks for all you do!

  108. Susan Kerkendall Avatar
    Susan Kerkendall

    I enjoy everything about your blog. The beautiful photos of your work, your lovely family, and of course the great free patterns for blocks. It is all good.

  109. Jakey Avatar

    Hi Lisa, First, I’m not commenting for the book, though it is lovely. I want you to know that I read your blog because you write from the heart. It is a pleasure to read your thoughts and be inspired by your creativity. Thank you for sharing, I wouldn’t change a thing. Hugs, Jakey.

  110. Marilyn Pearlman Avatar
    Marilyn Pearlman

    I love to read your blogs as I get a peak of some family photos. Yesterday I saw Terri at the family craft table (but she was using her cell phone) saw the little guy from behind, the other day saw Jake and his family, and love to take peaks at your home, shop, employees (Amy in video) and the wonderful ideas and work that you do. Happy holiday to all of you.

  111. Laurie Shain Avatar
    Laurie Shain

    I to follow along with the new things you are doing…new ideas, new fabrics, new patterns. I learn a lot, become inspired and laugh a lot!! I would love to see more of the retreat house stuff,,,I may never GET there. MORE of the store…I may never get THERE either. 🙄. I would like small kits of some of your BIG quilts (I are a big quilt girl and they are killer but I won’t live that long)…and I want you to KEEP doing all of your wonderful stuff. I love it and some days it really keeps me going.

  112. Bev Avatar

    I am very new to your blog I started because of your triangle gatherings but am finding more I like every day thanks

  113. sbonetsue Avatar

    I just discovered your blog through this blog hop and I have enjoyed checking it out very much, I’ll definitely be back.

  114. Karen raaymaakers Avatar
    Karen raaymaakers

    Your generosity, and sincerity for your craft, that you share with all of us.

  115. Cathy B. Avatar
    Cathy B.

    I started following from the Moda Blockheads and enjoy your blog – for me a “just right” mix of quilting & personal. Love those HSTs as well. Plus I grew up in Wisconsin, so perhaps I’ll make it to your shop one of these trips back!

  116. Mary Pasewark Avatar
    Mary Pasewark

    I Love the sense of quilting community I Get from reading your blog and the comments! I don’t have a lot of local friends that are into quilting and our local quilt scene is pretty limited. I Love all of my online quilting buddies!

  117. Diane Beavers Avatar
    Diane Beavers

    Lisa, I’m with you I dont leave the house on black Fridays….too much congestion. I’d rather be stitching! Recently discovered your Blog and yes more of the family life and what inspires you in fabrics (designers, color ranges, modern prints) , and community give backs/pay it forward. THank you for chosing to donate/give proceeds to charities. Ther’e is always room in someone’s heart and home for a quilt or comfort item.

  118. Jennifer Daniel Avatar
    Jennifer Daniel

    The quilt stuff is wonderful but I love the little insights into your life. Makes it feel like your a friend!

  119. Wanda Hall Avatar
    Wanda Hall

    I LOVE your blog! I think I started reading it to see what was new in your designs and during a Christmas event. I love the patterns that you share and all of the wonderful ideas. I have learned a LOT about quilting which is nice because it isn’t convenient at this time for me to get to quilting classes. I love the recipes that you share and the stories about your family. It is always uplifting to read your blog! I’ve seen stuff you talk about on your blog and then purchased those things from your website. Thanks for all you do!! Oh, and for future postings.. I would love to see a bit about how to do hand quilting of smaller projects.How to transfer the quilting pattern to the top of your project to be quilted. Thanks!

  120. HELEN DAVALOS Avatar

    HI PG,

    I really enjoy all of your patterns, some more than others. I love reading and seeing pictures of your home by the water and catching a glimpse of your anchor. Additionally, reading stories about “Little Man” makes me laugh. I’ve really reduced purchasing anything related to quilting – I have so much, I’ll never use it. However, just had to buy that black display block and that little snowman pattern that goes with it. I can’t wait to receive them. I’d like to watch/see more stitching tutorials. I love reading your blog as it gives me inspiration to get off of my duff and make something. I hope this holiday season brings you much joy, happiness and wonderful memories.

  121. Patti Avatar

    I read your blog because it inspires me. You have so many wonderful ideas, from quilting, using half square triangles, baking, decorating, and so on. I also love the fabrics you design, they fit my style. I like the balance you provide on your blog. Keep sharing what you enjoy most.

  122. Crystal Knight Avatar
    Crystal Knight

    I love to read your blog. Lisa you always keep us up to date on new projects. Also you give us tutorials on stitching your designs. It’s great to see your new fabric lines.

  123. Lisa B Avatar
    Lisa B

    I like the quilt stuff but you break it up nicely with other stuff and recipes. Great job and give away.
    golddust@kpunet dot net

  124. Nancy Avatar

    I do like the quilt stuff. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway too!

  125. Camille Avatar

    I started following your blog last year (red and white quilts – The Magic of Christmas block patterns). Along the way I learned about starch and triangle papers and so much more. We have never met but I feel like you are a friend as well as an inspirational quilting tutor. Since I also like to cook, the recipes are a bonus! Thanks for everything that you share.

  126. Sherrill Avatar

    I already won a book so don’t need another. Looks like a super cute book and I’m really excited to see the charity for this one. A couple that I know (who are also clowns) volunteers with this charity when they take a group to Disney World!! They love it but know it’s very tiring for them. So wonderful!

  127. Karen McMahon Avatar
    Karen McMahon

    I read your blog because I love your quilting projects , patterns, and fabric! Thanks for the chance to win.

    1. Cheryl Harrod Avatar
      Cheryl Harrod

      In this season of thanksgiving i am very grateful that you have been a part of my quilting and embroidery life. I really love learning the many things you teach us, the update on your family life, and recipes to improve my cooking life. So, please keep on with all you do because you bring so much to all of your supporters. I love the new Row by Row book.

  128. Michaele Caso Avatar
    Michaele Caso

    I fill like I had a visit with my friend and could do it in my PJ’s, thank you for it all1.

  129. wannajava Avatar

    Your blog inspires me, it is nice to read all about your adventures in life, yes to recipes. Thanks for all you share,
    When you love sewing and quilting, it is inspiring to see your quilting.

  130. Julie Scott Avatar
    Julie Scott

    I read your blog because I love your quilting style. I have been following your Triangle Gatherings, and although I haven’t made any blocks yet, I have printed each one and am saving them for my retirement!!!

  131. Bonnie Reed Avatar
    Bonnie Reed

    I started reading your blog after 1) I couldn’t get close to your booth at a previous Road to California because there were too many people and 2) I visited your California store right after I had done my first wool piece (an owl rotary cutter holder). I love the inspirations, both about life and about quilts. My goal for next year is to attend one of your retreats.

  132. Sharon Bell Avatar
    Sharon Bell

    I love your blog because you inspire me to do better and your ideas are so much fun!

  133. Arlene Mitchell Avatar
    Arlene Mitchell

    I look forward to you blog!
    Love everything about it. You are always willing to share hints, patterns, etc. with us quilters. Enjoy pictures of your family and home, and recipes you share too.
    You make us feel like a friend.
    Don’t know how you have time for everything you do!

  134. Carolyn Sands Avatar
    Carolyn Sands

    Love reading your blog. I think you inspire many quilters with both your creativity and the volume of work you produce. Thanks for all you do.

  135. Karen Avatar

    i love reading about the quilting but also the contrast in countries. I’m in australia so we’re heading into our hot summer 45 Celsius many days while so many of you have snow on the ground.

  136. Patricia Ludwiczak Avatar
    Patricia Ludwiczak

    Today was the perfect day to stay in the house, and look at my fabric and read quilt blogs – especially yours! Thank you for the rows and for donating the proceeds. You can reach so many and inspire so many more.

  137. Kate Avatar

    I enjoy yourblogfor many reasons, but one of my favorite posts was a recipe you included this summer. It was for a layered salad with honey mustard dressing. I think i have made that salad at least a dozen times, and it is always a big hit. I love your blog. Thanks.


  138. usairdoll Avatar

    Loser? Ah, No Way! I always love everything you do! I read your blog for that reason. I love your patterns, receipes, your wool work, the minis and of course I love that you share your life with us. Please keep it up! ;-D

    Super giveaway! Thanks for a chance to play.

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

  139. carmen mullins Avatar
    carmen mullins

    Hello, I like the information you share and, of course, your color choices! Thank you.

  140. Angela Brady Avatar
    Angela Brady

    I love your Row, I decorate in the primitive style. I enjoying reading your blog for all your helpful tips. I now starch my fabrics. Getting to see photos of your house how you decorate is really exciting. I love to bake so any recipes that are your most favorite for baking and finger foods I would love to have. Thank you for all you do such as the sew along. I’ve enjoyed making my triangle blocks. Looking forward to seeing how you put your quilt together.

  141. MoeWest Avatar

    I love this book and can’t wait to make some rows! I read this blog mostly for the quilty stuff. I like when you share some of your life too. We all have other interests besides quilting, so a good recipe is always welcome.

  142. Aggiequilter Avatar

    Lisa, I enjoy your blog because it is such a nice mix of great quilt inspiration and your everyday life. Your designs are exceptional and your energy is truly amazing!! Happy Holidays!!

  143. Christi Avatar

    Honestly it is all about the quilt stuff for me. I love the great inspiration.

  144. Maddy McCaslin Avatar
    Maddy McCaslin

    Lisa. Thank you for all you do for the quilting world. God has bless you with a wonderful talent. Please continue to share your life with us. Quilty Hugs. God bless. Maddy

  145. A.J.M. Bouwman Avatar
    A.J.M. Bouwman

    Reading your blog is just fun, I like the patterns and the peek into your busy life. Love the row with the stars.

  146. Paula Avatar

    Lisa, I love your recipes, I love your sharing of the family, good or bad and I love your designing….and you are a really nice person to talk to….Love your booths too. Merry Christmas. Paula in KY

  147. Debbie Avatar

    Lisa I love having a glimpse into your life and the projects you are making and sharing with the quilting world. Your recipes are an added bonus. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of this book which is for a worthwhile cause. Thank you for sharing what you do with the quilters of the world.

  148. Robin Crittenden Avatar
    Robin Crittenden

    I read your emails because you are one of my favorite designers. I love to see what’s cooking in your head. Also I love the recipes. Its fun to see what people cook in other areas of the country.

  149. Anne Avatar

    Is it the quilt stuff 😏 thanks for the chance to win this book. Nice day

  150. Lois Wilhelm Avatar
    Lois Wilhelm

    Lisa, your blog link is the first in my “Blog” folder, easy to access frequently! I love your blog because I see what you are currently working on, discussing and doing….love everything! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration and for such a big heart.

  151. Jenny Brooks Avatar
    Jenny Brooks

    I read your blog because of all your beautiful quilts and things you share and the recipes and’s always fun and interesting! Would love to win this book, and I love your star row!

    Jenny in Florida

  152. Linda Witt Avatar
    Linda Witt

    I read this blog because I love your style. I’ve spent hours in your booth at Quilt Odyssey since you started there and only dream of having a shop like yours hear in Lancaster County, PA. So I spend my time on your blog and visiting sites that feature your designs. Keep them coming!

  153. NORMA MAURER Avatar

    I love that you do it all, you’re not confined to doing just one thing such as quilting. I’ve taken one of your classes and enjoyed getting to know you and that you are real, that you are just like the rest of us. You’re juggling your life and bringing us great information along with interesting projects to try. I also like the food so in other words please don t change a thing I love your blogs!

  154. Jo Ann Fortney Avatar
    Jo Ann Fortney

    I love all the posts from Primitive Gathering, my favorite quilt shop and designer Lisa!

  155. Mary Smith Avatar
    Mary Smith

    Loved the first book……can’t wait to get my hands on the second. The creative options are endless!

  156. Cecilia Avatar

    I enjoy seeing your projects and the glimpses into your personal life. The recipes are nice too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this great book.

  157. Loris Mills Avatar
    Loris Mills

    This is such a wonderful compilation of quilt designs and particularly inspiring as the proceeds go to charities. Heartwarming! I read your blog because I love the fabrics you design and the patterns and the tips you give to go along with them. I also loved seeing you build your beautiful home and add your personal choices. You are blessed with a beautiful place to live and enjoy your family. That is also heartwarming 🙂

  158. Kd Brown Avatar
    Kd Brown

    I read your blog because I enjoy you and your quilting so much, Lisa!

  159. Helen LeBrett Avatar
    Helen LeBrett

    I love seeing your wool work: that is why I started following you, and is why I will continue! 🙂

  160. Angela Bowling Avatar
    Angela Bowling

    I read this blog for the quilt blocks. I save them almost everytime. One day I hope to make a bedsize quilt and I want to have good instructions when I make it.

  161. Linda Cates Avatar
    Linda Cates

    Your blog is quickly becoming my favorite for all the reasons you mentioned. Sharing details of life makes you real to us. It provides so much inspiration to see how your patterns are used in your own beautiful home. The details of how you use starch and mini tutorials are above and beyond helpful. Let’s face it, your Sit & Sew group clearly has THE best food!!

  162. Rebecca Avatar

    I read the blog for fun. Whatever you share is always interesting! Have fun in NC!

  163. Jan Avatar

    What isn’t like able about your blog? Can’t answer that cause it’s all like able. The quilt patterns & teachings, the fact that you offer free programs, the show & share of your workshops, the sharing of your life, your feelings, recipes. We all can’t get to you but this way you can get to us. Thanks.

  164. Sandy May Avatar
    Sandy May

    I saw Primitive Gatherings patterns and fabrics at a quilt show, and that led me to the blog. I don’t have time to keep up with it on a daily basis, but when I visit, it is like running into an old friend who brings me up to date on what has been happening in her life. She shares tips that I can use and passes on recipes that I might like. The photos of food often send me directly to my refrigerator. On topic, I leafed through the new book yesterday at my local quilt store. It will be on my Xmas list this year.

  165. Lee Avatar

    I read your blog for variety and love it! I hope you have fun in NC. I really like applique/wool so if anything more posts on that is great! Thank you!

  166. Shawnee H Avatar
    Shawnee H

    I’m impressed that you choose to contribute and donate to charity. Your work is lovely and definitely not a loser!!

  167. moosebaymusings Avatar

    Well, your row may have been on the loser cover, but it is beautiful! I love seeing what you are creating, new products you like to use, and quilting tips!

  168. Kathleen Coleman Avatar
    Kathleen Coleman

    Love every thing about the blog. Love that you are such a giving person. Appreciate how you give of your time writing your blog; sharing your life, your home, family and recipes. Wishing you all the best next year.

  169. Nancy Currier Avatar
    Nancy Currier

    I love your row !! Once I get the book making your row is a must ! I like seeing things you are working on,new products and the quilting tips !

  170. Cathi Meverden Avatar
    Cathi Meverden

    I find your blogs and postings inspirational. I work full time and when I am finally settled in for the night I am usually picking up one of your many wool block of the months to stitch. So I love to see what your working on and your words of encouragement to keep on stitching.

  171. Vicky Avatar

    It is the quilty things that have me reading!

  172. Pam Avatar

    I love everything about your blog. I appreciate your devotion to your blog and that you are willing to share with us.😊. I have always enjoyed all your ideas and designs, but since you did magic of Christmas last year I want to participate in everything. I am enjoying triangle gatherings and summer block of the week. Thank you Lisa.

  173. DonnaC Avatar

    Lisa, I read your blog for all of the reasons you listed…for your inspiration, glimpses into your personal life, and who can resist a good recipe? Thanks for being out there for all of us!

  174. JennyH Avatar

    Quilt stuff is my favorite thing!

  175. Bobbie Rumler Avatar
    Bobbie Rumler

    Your blog is fun, has wonderful great ideas to stitch, love the “Little Man” (I have one of those little men too) I really enjoy it and I live in AZ but we’re from northern Illinois so we spent some vacations in Wisconsin…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family bobbie rumler of Vail AZ

  176. Kay Avatar

    I read your blog for inspiration and found it as I had purchased many Primitive Gatherings patterns at other shops. I enjoy learning how you balance work and life and your creativity is awesome! I would like to win the new book! Thank you!

  177. Robin Klein Avatar
    Robin Klein

    I have always enjoyed the mix you have on your blog. In fact you were one of the first blogs I followed. We all need new recipes and maybe a wool tutorial project here and there. I no longer live in wool country but I love working with it and small projects make nice gifts. Thanks.

  178. Kim Kingston-Durgin Avatar
    Kim Kingston-Durgin

    Why do I read your blog? First, it’s real. The content doesn’t come across as if it were written by someone who doesn’t quilt, but wants to sell me something. The photography is excellent. Occasionally, either from you or from other commenters, I learn something. Thank you. Kim

  179. Katherine Avatar

    Lisa – your blog is such a lovely mix of recipes, quilting, your family (that adorable Little Man) and what you are up to. Don’t change a thing — you’ve hot on a perfect mix!

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