Working in Cali

I am working my butt off in CA…Taught a couple of classes…and now we are working on our booth for the Road to California Show…Jan-18-22 in Ontario CA.

But I wanted to take a sec and tell you about some of the cool things we did in Sit & Sew…

First, I want to apologize for not taking pics of Thursday’s get together are some pics from Friday..

Charlotte with a wool-small pieced project from my book…Nine Patch Gatherings

Charlotte also was stitching Garden Blooms tablemat.

Teri finished her project from our Christmas Event that was a free pattern…it is now available as a kit and pattern…Snowflake Catcher.

Charlotte again with Tree Trimming Party…a Farmhouse Threads pattern and we kitted it at Primitive Gatherings. Sorry, the kit is no longer available…

Caren has finished Grateful…is the pumpkin project..

Beth was working on Grateful as well…she learned my fast and easy method of crossing over the stems…

Kathy’s class project Postage Due was completed and I helped her put her borders on…..isn’t this just out of this world…Tina teaches this class at our store in Murrieta!!

Patsy is an awesome hand appliqué-er who just started her first wool project…I hope she loves it because she has a beautiful blanket-stitch.Look at how Happy Betty is that her Among Friends is finished…I was like….aren’t you glad you are finished??-she said she loved making it!!!


Kim is working on Lisa’s Flower Garden…one of my favorite patterns..

Here is a pic of the whole quilt…

Linda…was working on some hexi flowers that we blanket stitched down to her block and then she learned colonial knots as well…I am not familiar with this pattern so I have no info on this one…Thank you ladies…I had a blast and can’t wait to see you when I return in March 2018!  I hope you all liked our little show and share from our get together!!!



21 responses to “Working in Cali”

  1. Barbara Nelson Avatar
    Barbara Nelson

    I learned so much with Lisa—how to thread a needle and knot a thread, using Doug Keri’s ruler for square attached to another and sewn in a triangle, what to do with fabric I have had for a long time, blanket stitch. All amazing. Thx to you, Lisa. Love ya girl, Barb

    1. Barbara Nelson Avatar
      Barbara Nelson

      Oops Doug Leki ruler

  2. marsha voigt Avatar
    marsha voigt

    The last block is from Edyta Sitar’s book Quilter’s Patch.

  3. Bernice Avatar

    Thanks for sharing the fun with us, Lisa. While California is closer than Wisconsin for me, it’s still 1400 miles away. One of these days I will join in the fun!

  4. Geri Sherwood Avatar
    Geri Sherwood

    Thanks for sharing You have encouraged me to finish Among Friends. Your quilt is beautiful. Everything is beautiful!

  5. Arti Mader Avatar
    Arti Mader

    Lisa, loved, loved, loved your pics. So interesting to see that the camaraderie of quilters is the same in Cali as in Ohio. I almost felt as if that empty chair were mine, and that I had just gone over to the iron for a minute. So inspiring to see the work on many so projects in all stages. Please do more of these posts as the opportunity arises.

  6. Julie Green Avatar
    Julie Green

    Fun, love getting together to sew with friends at a quilt shop !!! Very nice job ladies, you all have wonderful projects going there !!!

  7. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Such beautiful work by everyone!! I love seeing other people’s projects….it is very inspiring to me.

  8. Janet Avatar


  9. Anne Avatar

    Hi Lisa, looked all over where did you find the cherry chips?

  10. Jane Callan Avatar

    I LOVED your show and share! I’m new to wool and you ladies have AWESOME projects! I’m anxious to get started.

  11. Ann P. Avatar
    Ann P.

    Looks like alot of fun. I need to learn your technique for crossing over the stems.

  12. Ellen French Avatar
    Ellen French

    We always love to see you in CA, Lisa!

  13. gijane279-Liz Avatar

    WOW a lot of great projects on Friday!!! Having been there Thursday seeing Betty working on her quilt I’ll have to say Betty’s “Among Friends” quilt is LOVELY with the top finished; great job Betty!!! I had a great time at Thursday’s class and as always learned something new. Thanks for coming to CA to teach Lisa, your creativity is always an inspiration to me. Oh and Thanks again for all the tips for my Spring Crazy Table Mat and ideas for setting the 2017 HST’s, I’m looking forward to seeing yours.

  14. Kathy Marshall Avatar
    Kathy Marshall

    Happy birthday ladies 🎂🎉🎊


    Sent from my iPad


  15. Rose Bullen Avatar
    Rose Bullen

    Those California Ladies made some awesome projects!

  16. dreamworthyquilts Avatar

    This was such a lovely post. I enjoyed the photos of the quilts as well as the story. There were some real beauties being worked on in your classes. Among Friends is amazing and I also liked the flower garden one.

  17. Kim Avatar

    Looking forward to seeing you and your group at Road 2 Ca Saturday. Scarf lady 🙂

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Can’t wait!

  18. Scarlett O'Hara Barger Avatar
    Scarlett O’Hara Barger

    Wow. Now that is a bunch of really talented ladies. Beautiful.

  19. Sandy Zoeller Avatar
    Sandy Zoeller

    What awesome projects, you ladies have a lot to be proud of

Leave a Reply

Like What You're Reading? Subscribe!

Sign up below to get notified by email as soon as I post!

Continue Reading