I am home from my last teaching job of the year…and…

I have so much to share with you and wanted to earlier in the month but Jessica said I could not post because they were so busy at the shop getting the Primitive
Christmas Event stuff out…so now most of that is on the way to you or you have already received it…and again…thank you for the best ever Christmas event!

Now it’s time to show off some of my student’s work…and boy let me tell you this last trip to CA and then to Normal IL (next post…this one got way too long…lol)…I have lots to share…

Right before our Christmas Event I was in CA for our Christmas Retreat…which usually happens after Thanksgiving but since it was a late date this year we got switched to before Thanksgiving!!!  If you want to join the fun we are doing it again in June 7-11th!  Please call the CA shop to sign up.

If I have some names mixed up or something like that…I apologize in advance…please shoot me an email and I can update it…but with 60 ladies it is a lot to keep track of…

also…I have linked the projects to their source of information for your convenience.  Just click on it and it will take you there!

Let’s start off by showing off Angela’s FINISHED Twilight Garden!!!

Angela works at the CA store…stop in and take her wool class that meets once a week…as you can see she definitely is qualified!!!

We play a few games for sewing prizes and then maybe for dollars….oh..shoot…there is always the one…

One of our retreat projects was this project called….Have Ewe Any Wool?

Then we worked on the Peace Love Joy pillow.…if you placed an order during our Primitive Christmas event you have this pattern!

And then our last project was the Santa stitchery...one of the ladies put hers on red flannel so I have to show this off!Here is the stitchery after it was washed to remove sulky product that you can run through the copy machine and stick on your fabric and stitch through it…I will do a whole post on this soon…and no the my MODA red flannel does not run…in case you are wondering!

Here it is all dried and beautiful!

Now here are a bunch of photos of the ladies working on their projects…

Look at the tiny flannel Dresden’s being made…

Theresa..thought she would escape me… I did catch her working instead of shopping one time!  The ladies went crazy over the wool subscription boxes!  I think that is the PG website still on her computer!!!

Neatest person at retreat…I won’t reveal who you are…but I wonder…no I’m sure her sewing room looks the same….

My sewing space is never this clean or organized…

I see lots of wool box projects in this next photo…

Look…my NEW book being used!!!!  Sales are crazy!!! Thank you to those who already have it…and tell everyone about it!!!  Wool, Needle & Thread…the go-to guide for wool appliqués!  



Here was our show and tell on Wednesday night…

Glenda she put her Santa embroidery on a pre-made table runner.img_7405Deborah Thomas shared Covered with Love from Farmhouse Gatherings book.



       and Deborah and  Karen shared blocks from A Primitive Garden  .img_7409

Karen Twilight Garden Freebie calledAll things Grow with Loveimg_7410

and a project from Kathy Campbell….HOMEimg_7411

Karen is also the one who put Santa embroidery on red flannelimg_7412

 Debbie Brigle Houses by Yoko Saitoimg_7413

    Traveling Stitching pillowimg_7414                             Nest block ready to be framedimg_7416

                                    June retreat project – Personalized Pumpkinimg_7417

                                    “I love naps” from Farmhouse Gatheringsimg_7418

                                    Pre-cut welcome banners from Primitive Gatheringsimg_7419

                                    Perseverance…Flag runners (pre-cut tumbler mini blocks)img_7420img_7422

  1. Judy ?-schmit Nightmare before Christmas Bannersimg_7423
  2. Michelle Howe Teacup blockimg_7424

Stitchen’ heaven – holiday snow village (x 2)

Teapot w/teacups exchange table topper (round)img_7427

  1. Denise Snells Woolen needle Autumn splendorimg_7428

Enchanted Garden …..zen birdimg_7429

  1. Lisa Bofress Stitcher’s pillow Juneimg_7431

Penny Pinkeep…img_7432

Santa Embroideryimg_7434

Welcome banner – sunflowersimg_7436

Pumpkin welcome pillowimg_7438

Everlasting blocks (all of them except two from the wool subscription box)img_7439

Nancy Anthology book….182 blocks so far Click HERE for Book


  1. Sandy Retreat sheepimg_7440
  2. Irene Cute as a button – Lynne Wilde

Country Quilts Pattern – Quilt maniaimg_7441

Retreat Sheepimg_7513

  1. Jane Summer’s wool block of the weekimg_7442
  2. Paula Barnes…. Lucy Bostonimg_7444

Retreat sheep projectimg_7445

  1. Pat JordanHouses (same as Debbie Bricker)img_7447img_7446

                                    PG – Table Runner – Pumpkin Farmimg_7448
Notions basket – donation for fundraiser from Shirley’s class…    (I think I missed this pic as well)

  1. Laura PG – Pumpkin Spice pillowimg_7451

(June retreat sunflowers welcome banner missed this photo)

Tuscan Village quilt top (Blue and orange)


  1. Kerri Domingues Turtle collage – Susan Calrson design img_7454

Peace Love Joy w/three snowgirlsimg_7455

Heirloom Rose..this summer’s wool block of the weekimg_7456

  1. Nancy Hogan PG – Snowman catcher pillowimg_7458

Shirley’s shared her notions basket that was a class at CA storeimg_7459

                                  and  Tula Pink Tabby Road – Judy Niemeyer raindrops paper pieceimg_7460Cathy Winger from Utah!! shared Santa Embroidery…img_7461

          Twilight Garden Grey Border (Lake flannel color)img_7463

                                          Retreat Sheep (sorry missed this pic)

Halloween Beware blocks – x3     img_7464

Project portfolio bag with red cardinal birdimg_7466

  1. Rosanne… Thimble Creek design red and white quilt which I cannot locate on their website…img_7467

Retreat Sheep – smaller sizeimg_7468

PG – Summer Bloomsimg_7469

Becky…Fun Friends and Fat Quarters by Val Krueger /Primitive Gatherings bookimg_7470

                                    Father and Son Pillow img_7471

Peace Love and Joyimg_7472Bev Johnson  all the way from Oregon shared  9″ Wool Stockings from Primitive Gatheringsimg_7474Hillary…I Believe…img_7475

                                    Santa and reindeer “In the Photo booth” wall hangingimg_7477Mary Jane Peace Love Joy pillow and  Santa Clause embroideryimg_7480

                             Joanne Big Turkey (pink color way) “Gather”img_7481


Make and Take ornamentimg_7483

Retreat sheepimg_7484Barbara Loyce…  Everlasting blocks from wool box


LOVE pillow from Farmhouse Gatheringsimg_7486Susan….. Irish Chain… Penny’s place – connecting threadsimg_7488

Kathy Tuttle… Retreat sheep with an additional crow to make it her own…img_7489

  1. Connie Boulay… Wool Box – Fall pillowimg_7490

                                    Ornament hangingimg_7491

                                    Pin cushion #2, 3, 4 (w/ 3D printer box her hubby made)img_7494img_7492img_7493

Luna table mat

Wool Box (Hello Spring table runner)img_7496

June retreat welcome banner sunflowersimg_7497

Moon Garden last year’s SALimg_7498img_7499

Maureen shared her finished Somewhere in Time Quiltimg_7500Carol Manfito …Patchwork stockings img_7502

Autumn Love three-blocks runner from Lori Holt…the CA store has 3 kits for the whole kit and lots of Lori Holts fabrics…img_7504

Bee Happy quilt from Lori Holt img_7505

SoCal Fall pumpkins quiltimg_7506

  1. Mama Shirley Murch…. Stitchin’ Pillowimg_7507

and a dark version of  Somewhere in Time….Summer Block of the week:img_7510Gloria…. Retreat Sheepimg_7511Linda Ohio Star quilt blocksimg_7512Rosalind’s  Notions basketimg_7450

So thanks for hanging around til the end and I hope you enjoyed all their accomplishments…and we would love to have you attend this beautiful retreat in Temecula Wine Country….we retreat in June and November.  We do an awesome goodie bag and all the projects come with the price of the retreat.  Call the CA shop if you wish to find our anymore info…951-304-9787

Look for my next post from Normal IL…


This post contains links to buy or learn about the projects.  Some are to our Primitive Gatherings website…some are to the the original designers web sites…some are affiliate links.  I may make a small percentage of the sale if you order from the affiliate links.  I do not make any money when linking to other designer’s  websites…I do this because they are in the same business as I am and trying to run their small businesses.  I hope this makes sense…I do the links instead of answering single questions of “where can I buy this?” or “who’s pattern is this?”…if there is no link I either do not know of where it came from or I already linked it earlier in the post.




15 responses to “I am home from my last teaching job of the year…and…”

  1. Jan Doyle Avatar
    Jan Doyle

    This looks like a lot of fun and great projects.
    Lisa, I have tried to contact the store in Wisconsin by the “contact us” on the web page. It keeps coming back as undeliverable. Trying to find out when my order will ship.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      jan…If you order was placed during the Christmas event…remember you are one order in about 1500…it takes a bit to get through them all..
      here is the email….but if they are answering emails…they are not shipping… primtiivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com

  2. Constance Boulay Avatar

    The retreat was so much fun, will be back in November. Fun looking at everyone’s show and tell, again. It is inspirational.

  3. Sandy Avatar

    Looks like a fun time!

  4. Joan Richards Avatar
    Joan Richards

    I was wondering if you ever announced a winner from the urban farmhouse gatherings post? I have been watching but never saw it.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thats a good question…I will look…but i usually don’t forget them…LB

  5. Lanette Boelter Avatar
    Lanette Boelter

    Will you be doing the 12 days of Christmas sale this year? I look forward to it

    Lanette Boelter

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      YES! Starting Thursday!!!!

  6. Michelle H Avatar
    Michelle H

    Awesome post…wonderful to see all their amazing projects!!!!! Love them all!!!!

  7. Aileen Rubin Avatar
    Aileen Rubin

    The red and white Thimblecreek pattern is Red Prelude.

  8. Larry McFatridge Avatar
    Larry McFatridge

    Oh thank you for sharing the beautiful projects I know this was alot of fun 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

  9. Kathleen King Avatar
    Kathleen King

    It looks like everyone was having so much fun and I loved seeing all the pictures of projects they worked on. I also absolutely love the sewing notions baskets you showed. Any chance you might be able to have a pattern/kit for them in the shop sometime soon?

  10. Dana Haskell Avatar

    Just saw the Twilight Garden Quilt and it is breathtaking! Is this a BOM?

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Yes or a whole kit… please call the shop if you need help finding it…

  11. Cathy Clark Avatar
    Cathy Clark

    WOW, Lisa thats a wopper of a post! Thank you for sharing so many of the ladies beautiful projects. I’m going to your website to find the Snowman Catcher pattern. So cute, and… the beautiful work of Angela’s Twilight Garden!! Exquisite!!!

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