If you have recently purchased an Urban Farmhouse Gatherings book we have a corrections to the Hole in the Barn Door quilt.

I like to notify everyone and not just hide the boo boo in my corrections…better to let you know and make the change right away…this is a cool quilt and I am sure there will be many made.  Here is the correction, and we apologize for the error. PrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn.ii

Fabrics Needed:

10-F16 (9×11) grey prints

16- 1/8 yds grey prints


Cutting for 9″ Large Blocks

From 10- F16 of grey, Cut…





We have a limited quantity of soon-to-be-released books….here in HOUSTON!

As you can see…Kathy Schmidt’s, Lissa Alexander, Mary and Connie from Country Threads and Yoko Saito’s books are For Sale in our Primitive Gatherings Houston booth!!! So if you coming tonight for preview… might want to snap one, two or all of these beauties up! We all know these books are going to be fantastic because their authors are fantastic!!!…and you’ll want to be the first to have them in your hands…I think they are all a December release for the public….AND if you want a kit for out quilt in the Blue & White book we have kits and triangle papers!!!!

And don’t forget to grab ou new book…it’s finally here are I can’t stop smiling after all the buzz about it during Quilt Market…makes me feel good about the decision to just put it all out there and in such a grand beautiful way with the Martingale team..

PS…I can sign it for you too!!!!

We are booth 2025 and it is all stocked full…we can’t wait to see you tonight!

Oh..and I am going on a spur of the moment field trip soon this morning…I can’t wait to share it with you!

All for now…Lisa

Urban Farmhouse Fabric is starting to arrive at Primitive Gatherings

(A quick break from all the blue and white you are going to see….)

Finally the wait is over….Urban Farmhouse Gatherings is starting to come into the store and your local quilt stores may be getting it soon as well…we did get to cut and bring some yardage to Houston, but we are waiting for the large quantities to arrive to make the quilt kits….

So let me run through the projects….6 pillows…but they also could be framed or used as a center of a quilt too.

 Note: Anything with a line under it is a live shopping link to the product we are describing.  Click on it and it will take you to our website.

Stay Awhile...Wool appliqués with some embroidery as well.



House + Love +Home…wool appliquéd pillowPrimitiveGatherings_House+LovePillow.i

The grass is greener…this could also be a pillow


We are better together…wool & stitchery pillow…perfect for a new Bride & Groom., or the longtime married couple for their anniversary…PrimitiveGatherings_BetterTogether.ii


Then after the babies come along they will need this one…LOL!

Been there for sure.  Bless this Mess.PrimitiveGatherings_BlessThisMessPillow

Another inspirational pillow with just a little appliqué.  Chain stitched words.           Spread your Wings…



Then there’s 6 quilts as well..and let me tell you these picuress do not do them any justice…they are spectacular in person!

This quilt  Bear Necessities has an ombre look to it…the middle features the lightest greys and they grade out darker from there…and a fussy cut detailed stripe for sashing finishes it off nicely.




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Hole in the Barn Door…It is hard to pick a favorite from these 6 quilts but this is a design from my friend Rhonda McCray, this might be my favorite …when I seen her design on paper I asked if we could use it for this book and she said YES!!!      I knew it would be fabulous in dark grey instead of the usual traditional scrappy.                                       81″ x 93″

Look how nice it looks on my king sized bed!   You do not have to make 100×100 something quilts for king beds…Turn the quilt and lay it the other way!  I have an under plain quilt used as a base that reaches a little longer on all sides…PrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn.iiPrimitiveGatherings_HoleInTheBarn

Grey Stone Farm is a little throw quilt that would also make a perfect neutral baby quilt! Young Mum’s love grey!  40″x 50″



Broken Fences…is another little throw quilt…if you want a bigger one just make these little quilts bigger by adding more blocks or buying two kits!


Looks nice as a table quilt too!


Weather Vane Star…a lovely simple two fabric quilt that can be made any size..this one is 80″x 80″


Then there is the tiny scrappy version of the Weather Vane Star…which will be going to a new home as soon as we pick a winner for a quilt shop who has purchased this fabric line!!!





Fade away...uses all the prints in the line plus a bella solid…40 rows from lightest to darkest…big triangles on this one…90″x 100″


All these projects are in this book HEREimage.png

To win a book and pillow kit…leave a comment and tell me which pillow is your favorite and why?  I may pick more than one winner if you have some clever answers…

Urban Gatherings is so current right now…make sure you don’t miss any of this…and by the way…Urban Farmhouse II is in the works already, so there will be 80 prints someday…so sash some away for when 2 comes out and you can have them all in one quilt!!!!  Can you tell I love as many prints as possible?

all for now…Lisa

Did you notice the silence?

I’m leaving on the jet plane…on my way to Houston…Sorry about that two weeks of no communication from me, it always happens this time of year, but not on purpose, getting ready for market and festival and the November wool box and our Primitive Christmas event…and now on the radar our the Special Edition Christmas wool box in December it has been an all out fast break…and I missed talking to you about all this good stuff….

I did manage to sneak off to Miranda Lambert in Milwaukee  with Amy and Ruby for a little birthday girl time…but that’s about it…Thanks to ALL of you who sent me Birthday Wishes on Social media…it was much appreciated…and fun to read.IMG_6534.jpeg

So a little about Houston and Fall Quilt Market…Our fabric line is called Indigo Gatherings…and you know it’s hard for me to talk about all the beautiful quilts and fabrics we are making BECAUSE the fabric does not come out til FEBRUARY!!!! So I’ll just touch on it a bit and will feed you more and more info this week and continue  until the time you can pre-order and don’t have to wait 5 months for it to arrive…So here is a peek…40 skus of yummy-ness…10 vintage prints- 10 creams. 30 blues in bout 5 shades of blue.

Allow yourself some time here to “look” at the whole line….ok…breathe…yes they are wonderful right?  Did you find a favorite?IMG_6622

Also did you know? (I kinda planned this) I knew Martingale was coming out with a Blue & White book featuring lots of great designers and their quilts…so I tried to time a blue and white fabric line to help add to our blue and white fabric collections!!!!Blue-and-White-Quilts

So they are not available “perfectly” at the same time…but the book will be here soon…Click HERE to order your and get one of the first copies available…I’m hoping the ladies at Martingale will bring me a few copies to sell in our Festival booth in Houston…fingers crossed and holding my breath….and then the fabrics will follow early next year…so after you get your book you can page through it and decide how many quilts you are going to make from it and re-appropriate some grocery money for a couple of months and buy lots of blue and white fabric! I’m kidding of course, but I know some of you have done this!!!  Some tell me they have stopped drinking Starbucks to save some money as well…we all have our ways of making sure we have lots of fabric in our lives….

Here is our quilt in the book…Sapphire Star, now before you get all bonkers about those triangles here’s a little story…Amy, my assistant helps me on some of my quilt projects…she will starch the fabrics and get those triangle papers stitched among 90 other things…well I was supposed to help assemble this but she finished the whole thing while I was on one of my teaching gigs…all without me!!! So in less than a week she put this together and I admit I feel a little left out, but it is what it is!!!  She has become a fabulous, expert piecer…She loves that triangle paper…1″ finished for this quilt.…We also have kits for this quilt, with the exact fabrics we used.  There is a special price ($10 off) on the book if you buy our kit with it Click Here for all the options. Pg54_SapphireStar_B1521_BlueAndWhite_WEB

I’m also in love with this quilt from the book….an antique from Jennifer Keltner’s collection.  These pieces are tiny!!!! Just how I like them!Pg32_AntiqueHuntersStar_B1521_BlueAndWhite_WEB

Here is the rest of the line up in the book…I don’t want to share all the quilts and spoil the fun for you…FINAL_01-96_B1521.indd

Oh Boy….look what Moda made!!!! little note pads!!!….Coming soon!

Look Ames…our quilt is one of them!!!!! And look at the on point direction of the flap!!! Genius!


Look for lots of posts this week and a give-away or two!!

Jenny your navy rotary cutter is on it way from our last giveaway on Instagram!!!


We are loading up and ready to sell some fabric in Houston!!!! Stop by if you are here…

All for now…LB

Pine Island…NC Beach house…here we come, again!!!!

6 Days in this BEAUTY!!!!  Trust me most of will never stay in anything like this…

We’re going back!!!! This is actually the first house we stayed at a couple of years back….       it was in early March=no swimming….but we are going to heat the pool and hope for a 70-80 degree spring days!!!

We have 50 spots open….for April.13-19 2020! So eat that Easter ham and then the next day jump on a plane, in a car or Uber and come retreat with us!!!!!                                       We will have some wonderful times in this house…

This was us March 2017 on those decks shown above…we had some nice weather…but we will be one month closer toward summer this time!!!

I love getting to know these exceptional ladies…hanging out, bonding over our stitching, what books to read,  what’s cool in the world that we might have missed…what do they have that I don’t….what are they working one that we have to have….keeps me entertained for a long while with what I learn when attending something so intimate as this…This is nothing like staying at a hotel…this is true girlfriend bonding!

FOMO…we all have it…Don’t Miss Out on this trip…oh…and there will be no hurricane!!!!

FOMO=Fear Of Missing Out.

Here is the registration form and the details about classes and other important things…I know its a lot of words but please read it so you understand everything and Gloria doesn’t have to field 200 calls or emails with questions that are in this PDF she prepared below.

Pine Island Registration Form

Nick is unable to go on Vacation for 6 months…so…this is my get-away!!

All my best, Hope to see you there…

PS…we may do some things according to who signs up first…so it matters!


Stitcher’s Gatherings…CA & WI

I spent a lovely day last Thursday with the CA girls…Such a lovely bunch of ladies…It is fun when you get to see them time after time and get to know them…and seeing their progress is very gratifying….

Barbara….I helped her with her border idea for setting her blocks…she pulled it off well!!!


Caren…this a a project from a year or so ago…Grateful…it is now fininshed in time for Fall!


Nest…is another Primitive Gatherings design…it is now a pattern but was in the Summer Gatherings book.


Barbara…had another finished top for her son who teaching High School History…


Marsha is making cover’s for her mugs, for Christmas presents with some kind of fancy stitching that I can’t remember the name of…but it will be very fun!   This is another reminder to get your mug order in for this year…they make wonderful gifts and I think this years mug is exceptionally beautiful!  2019 PG Mug


Pat…showed off her Everyday Welcome Banner that she switch the background fabric to our Primitive Muslin…it love it!  Everyone loves this mottled background and we use a ton of it!  Hard to keep in stock!


Kim…is working a quilt for her son made from a Layer Cake


Terri really was excited to be working on her Old Glory mat,…even though I didn’t quite capture that here…and I know someone will ask me about the quilt in the background because it is too awesome to ignore…it is called Summer Breeze it was our 2015 pieced Summer block of the week…sorry you missed out on the kits…but this years is awesome as well and we will be offering them as a whole kit soon…Look for Square Deal quilt.


Debora…making beautiful stitched words for a christmas present…this one of the blocks from a quilt called Covered with Love…from Farmhouse Gatherings.


Just when you think you know everyone”s  name….I think… this is Patty…but if I’m wrong I hope she forgives me….She is working on a Heart to Hand pattern which spells HOME.

See photo below…and if you order say HI to Kathy from me…



I also want to thank Debbie and Marsha for bringing Sylvia….who is a rug hooker and we are hoping she comes in January with some of her rugs…

now …almost two weeks ago we had Stitcher’s Gathering in WI….so here we go again…lots of inspiration for you here as well..

Judy is helping MaryAnn hold up her projects from the July’s wool box…MaryAnn just moved and her sewing room is all packed up…so she loves the wool box right now and that is what she is working on while she moves in to her new space…


Karen is showing off how she made her wool box pincushion just a little bigger for a mat…


oooohhh look at this one she says…..I’m almost finished!  Wild Sunflower Runner


Teri is showing off her Lori Holt cross stitch…how sweet is this?  Quilter’s Cottage.


Darci, is elated that her Home of the Brave   is finished and framed by Jake, who wouldn’t frame it until she fixed her flag stripes, which she thought was hilarious that he cared enough to notice and tell her about it.

Jodi showed off her beautiful cross stitched pieces…


I do not know the origin of this pumpkin mat but it’s a beauty!


Jodi’s friend Kathy made her this duffle!!!!  Nice friend…


Kathy…(Jodi’s friend who made the duffle) showing her Luna pumpkin mat from our         Wool Subscription Boxes…


Kathy’s Crazy Seasons Quilt is all together as a top!!!! Here is our block in her quilt.

and….here is the link too the Facebook group where you can join and see everyone’s blocks…and here is a link to my post to see where to go to get all the other blocks…I can’t wait to see Kathy’s quilt quilted!!! It is already amazing!



Donna and her Luna pumpkins…52 mini ways and pincushion…all from the Wool Box. IMG_5872

This is a lot of inspiration!!! I hope you enjoyed it!

If you want you can join us!!!

Call the shops and come stitch with me!

 920-722-7233 WI

951-304-9787 CA

Have a great rest of the week everyone…and find sometime to stitch!