Gathering of Stitches Retreat…CA

The best thing about retreats…. the people.

Getting the opportunity to hangout and get to really know a person is better than all the quilt fabric in the world… making friends is priceless and when you attend a retreat this happens…

I just spent a wonderful 4 days with a bunch of awesome women… whom I will miss until I come back in August and then November…here are some pics of our fun!

Betty had lots to share…finished PG designs … Tomorrow’s FlowersSomewhere in Time….Among Friends..Deb shared a finished Sue’s Stars…Deb is really a lot happier than what I captured here…loland Snow Dancethen Traci showed a fabulous Nancy Rink design… sorry I didn’t catch the name if it…she also had My Crazy Life almost done as well…Susan shared a few wool finishes… NEST is a single pattern now but was also in the out of print Summer Gatherings book which you may have already and then Geranium Baskets

Cindy finished a few projects she sent home with me to frame plus this Everday Crazy Mat that I helped her attach the bias binding to finish it up as well!!!

Here is another great PG quilt… Whirlwind Flight…with our signature HSTs…We only have the pattern listed right now for this but I bet we could make a kit if you wished…Karen is almost finished with it!!! …

Then we had some new projects we worked on especially for this retreat…

This is one of the new Welcome banners coming out in November…We will be putting up Pre Orders for them soon…here are the others that I showed in my Quilt Market booth in Portland OR…I do not try to show you things you can’t have but here is a peek!  Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter…these kits will come regular and Pre-cut/fused for those who love that and have some difficulties cutting and tracing…when you pre order on our site it charges your card on the spot…so I think it’s a little too soon to be holding your $$ that long…They will be $38 for the precut/fused kit/pattern, background and binding- and less for the non precut with pattern.

Then Star Penny Mat was super fun and easy as all the circles are precut/w/fusible!!!someone is working Moon Garden!!!  Look for those patterns here on the blog…search Moon Garden…this is our FREE stitch along going on right now…

We had about 30 women which made a nice cozy group.. if you want to join us in November 25-29th in sunny southern CA..please call the shop ask for Dru and she can send you the info… 951-304-9787 or email…

Hope you enjoyed our “retreat”…LB






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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!

16 thoughts on “Gathering of Stitches Retreat…CA

  1. Thanks Lisa for a wonderful retreat. It was so good to see you, friends from past retreats and meeting new ones. Good times. See you in August

  2. Wow what awesome work these ladies do. They should be so proud and the new projects look great. Can’t wait. Thank you for sharing.

  3. No question…I have to do those banners! Loved all the show and tell. So inspiring! Seeing your workshop in progress makes me want to join another of your workshops! Thank you for sharing.

  4. The Welcome banner didn’t look like the cotton was “backed” with anything (e.g., SoftFuse). One of your later comments said that the applique pieces are fused. So….does one “glue” the pieces onto a non-fused background? Thanks in advance for the clarification.

  5. Margie, i was looking at the pictures and noticed that a couple of these ladies were using the wool mat we got on our trip, (only the next size up) their projects were on them and they were using them to work on. ummm might have to get the next size up. check it out and let me know what you think.


  6. Betty you are a machine! Beautiful work 😊 glad to see such a productive group…..

  7. What wonderful inspiration! These quilts and smaller project are beautiful. I am wondering, do you quilt your banners, or just attach the backing and bind ? Bating? Thanks

  8. Sooo beautiful quilts and works!! It is always lovely to see the ladies stitching during retreats and very motivating!
    Thank you for sharing the pictures and greetings from Switzerland!

  9. Thank you Lisa and Dru for the fantastic retreat! It was a much needed break And jumpstart for me. I finished some projects, started some new ones, learned some things, spent time with old friends and met some new friends.

    I know how much each of you put into these and I am so grateful! Thank you for the wonderful time and all the help. See you in November !

  10. Love the photo of your booth from Portland. The little bitty quilt is so sweet. You are awesome.

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