American Quilter Stitch Along

New for 2021- Stitch Along! Read all about it!

UPDATES.. forgot yardages for finishing….and fixed a broken link…thanks for letting me know….

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Hey Everyone!

I am going to be talking about my new fabric, American Gatherings, (that releases out in January 2021), in the next couple of weeks, yes it’s that time again for more fabric!   But the very first thing I wish you all to know is I am going to be holding a Stitch Along featuring these 36 irresistible prints!  Please read the whole post to the end as there is some VERY important information all the way through…

 (Also…you do not have to be an American Quilter to make this quilt…if you wish to make it go right on ahead! Maybe you love American quilters, quilts or American designers…or for what ever reason you wish to make it you are welcome!!)

As a proud American Quilter I can’t think of a better way to show off my loyalty to you and my country.  The quilt will feature 15 blocks (finish about 70″x 80″) and we will release one block a week starting soon after the fabric ships for 16 weeks (3 months), the last week being finishing options….  Don’t miss out this fun event…be the first to order your Fat Quarter bundle HERE  so… you will be the first to receive it when it arrives!  Also this will start when Moda Block Heads 3 will be wrapping up…and our quilt can be finished in plenty of time for Spring/Summer!
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The line features crisp reds, whites and blues, in true American colors…

Also take your pick between a navy or white setting/ borders & binding…You will need 4 yards…the choices I picked for us  are our Primitive Gatherings navy primitive muslin  which is not our darkest navy but more medium navy that will match these blues in the line for a darker quilt…the other option is an eggshell Moda grunge with white stars for a lighter finish to the quilt…I think both will be fantastic!

You can also pick out your backing  ahead as well. You will need 4 yards as well… I’d order 6 if you have any plans on making it bigger.

 Click HERE to see all the American Gatherings prints, to maybe pick your backing or order more for another project.

All the blue links will take you to the products that are mentioned just click them.  All items are pre-orders to ensure there is enough product available for our project come January 2021!

Because this will be a FREE pattern I will not be offering any of the products on sale. I am counting on you to participate and this line to be sold as fast as it comes in (like, Liberty Gatherings, the last one).   Primitive Gatherings will be taking this opportunity to donate $10 for every Fat Quarter bundle WE sell to Hogs for Heros…I will talk more about this organization and why I picked them.   Also, I personally am planning to donate a large portion of MY royalties from this fabric to Hogs for Heros as well, so by hosting this Stitch Along I am planning on this fabric line to be a HUGE success, but as always I cannot do it by myself…I will need you all to help make this happen!

You will be so happy you joined in!!!!

So lets kick of 2021 with giving in mind….We will have give-ways, and special prizes, and so much more for everyone!

Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel….Stitch with Lisa Bongean

Join our Facebook group STITCH with Lisa

Visit our Website: Primitive Gatherings

And have a GREAT day…Be AWESOME today…

Let’s kick this off by leaving me a comment…I have a few pre cuts to randomly give-away…what’s on your mind today…do you have any questions about this Stitch
Along?  I am looking forward to reading your comments about this exciting event!
my best…Lisa,

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lisabongean

I live in Butte Des Morts, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 31and Jake 30 I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

187 thoughts on “New for 2021- Stitch Along! Read all about it!

  1. Thanks so much for your post. It came at just the right time to boost my spirits. I’ll be checking out all the links ASAP. Another fabric line I can’t resist. You have me pegged.

    1. The fabric collection is beautiful! I have never made an America quilt but always wanted to. Thanks!

  2. Hi there. I am a better than beginner quilter but not a confident quilter. I love this quilt- however I don’t think I can do all the blocks. Do you feel this is an advance beginner quilt pattern? Will I be able to use papers to make the crisp lines? Welcome thoughts! Thanks

  3. It’s a beautiful line, Lisa! I love that you are offering two different options for the quilt, one darker, one light. It’s a terrific way to start 2021!

  4. I love this line of fabric and the pattern. What a great way to bring us all together and stitch for America.

  5. This is gorgeous. I’m a veteran and am so happy to support other veterans. I will be participating. Thank you for your generosity.

  6. Loving this quilt and all the giving that goes with it! That IS the American Way! Thanks Lisa!

  7. Love this classic, timeless fabric line! Can’t wait for the Stitch Along… think I’m going with the navy muslin. Reminds me of my favorite jeans. Thank you for all the wonderful projects. I would love to know your tips for being so productive.

  8. I was so excited to see this. Love your enthusiasm and spirit. What a way to bring in a new year and I have never taken the time to make a red, white and blue quilt so I am thrilled. Thank you for giving me a reason to do another one of your projects. 😉

  9. I’m so excited to see that you are hosting another stitch along! The fabric is beautiful – I can’t wait to get my hands on it (and Redwork Gatherings too)!!

  10. How awesome that you are donating some of your royalties to Hogs for Heroes! That is so generous!

  11. So excited for your new fabric line. Love the red, white & blue and anything patriotic. & love the giving theme. Here’s to 2021!!

  12. Loving this new fabric line. I can’t wait. I also work with Quilts of Valor so am SO thankful for another lovely line to make beautiful quilts with. Thank you, thank you!!!

  13. Ordered bundle and background. Sounds like fun during the cold winter. January is usually a somewhat sad month. All the decorations are down and family has returned to their home. What a treat to start a new project together.

  14. You are a hero to all quilters for organizing this and being so generous in your donations. Great way to kick off 2021.

  15. ❤️ Patriotic ❤️ American Pride ❤️ Our Veterans. I’m in! ….and a great charity to boot!👍🏻. Another gorgeous fabric line.

  16. Wonderful fabric and quilt! I’m in. So good to learn about Hogs for Heros. Thank you, Lisa, for all you’re doing to support them. And those little hexies look like fun!!

  17. Your fabrics are timeless and I am really looking forward to this stitch- along. I think it is great that you are supporting a favorite charity as well.

  18. Wonderful fabric and quilt. Those little hexies look like fun too. I’m in! Good to learn about Hogs for Heros. Thank you, Lisa, for all you’re doing to support them.

  19. How great we will finally have good fabric well designed by you for quilts of velour.
    When I don’t have time to help out with sewing I donate fabric to the ladies who do.
    Thank you again for your great designs.

  20. This American Quilter is SO in on this stitch along. 🇺🇸 I absolutely love our country and I love that some of the proceeds will go to the heros that help keep us safe!! Thanks Lisa! 🇺🇸❤

  21. During this crazy year I have started and finished more quilts than ever! It seems I want to do ALL the QALs that come down the pike, but I know that is not physically possible. This one, however, I will do. What better combination than American red, white and blue! See you in January for the start of the QAL!

  22. Thanks for offering a wonderful Stitch Along and fabric line. I think it is kind of you to do the project to help a charity. I find that many in the quilting world are very giving. Sharing ideas, giving their time and finished projects to others, etc.. I will look forward to your quilt project for us in the months ahead. We can never go wrong with more red, white and blue especially right now in the U.S.A…..thanks for the boost.

  23. I love that you are blessing others with this fabric line. You are such a generous person. When you came to my guild in Huntsville, AL you went above and beyond with your generosity. And now, in this crazy weird time, you are still finding ways to give. I love that! When my kids have a bad day, I tell them to do something nice for someone else, so it is not a waste. You inspire me. I don’t need free fabric. I am not going to run out. But, I truly want you to know, when you do good it reminds others to do good.

  24. Love the American Quilter theme. Looking forward to seeing this fabric. I love red, white and blue.

  25. Awesome way to let our American spirit shine! Thank you, Lisa, for all you do to keep us involved and lift our spirits!

  26. Oh this looks great!!! Someone mentioned that there are so many QALs popping up, and they are lovely, but THIS is awesome!!! I LOVE the new line (of course) and cannot wait to start this!!!

  27. I love patriotic quilts! I’ve never heard of Hogs for Heroes. Looking forward to learning about them!!

  28. Blessed and grateful. My 11 month old granddaughter walked yesterday! Her daddy is deployed to the Middle East and missed it. But he saw it in the message my daughter sent him after it happened.
    This new quilt will be a perfect Quilt of Valor!
    Thank you for the design and beautiful fabric!

  29. Have not done a stitch along for a while. This looks like a great one to break the dry spell! Love the new line❤️

  30. I’m feeling like we need more patriotism in our country right now! Sewing RWB will inspire me so much thank you for getting us all started together!

  31. This is a beautiful project. I also love that you are donating to Hogs for Heroes. I’m excited to learn about them.

    1. So looking forward to this. A beautiful one to make in memory of my Dad, a 30 Army vet. Thinking there might be a vet out there who could use a nice warm quilt hug.

  32. How do you do it ALL? You stitch book is great and so help. American Gatherings seems
    Like a great way to kick off a New administration that is truly patriotic.

  33. A great boost for the winter months! Love the fabrics and the blocks look do-able for even confident beginners.

  34. This would make a fabulous Quilt of Valor quilt. I am a member of a QOV group and am always looking for an appropriate pattern.

  35. Lisa it sounds and looks like you’ve got another great quilt project coming our way. Thank you for all the inspiration and tools to create wonderful quilts. 💕

  36. Awwhh Lisa,when do you ever sleep?
    It is Just beautiful, and such an awesome cause!! I’m thinking I’d like to make this for my Dad, I always love listening to all of his “Soldier” days❤️
    He LOVES his flag🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  37. I am always excited to see your new offerings and this one is beautiful. Thank you for the stitch along, it’s going to be fun.

  38. Lisa, you’ve done it again! Another beautiful line.😍. I have not yet made a red, white and blue quilt and I’ve always wanted to. This is my inspiration!!

  39. So looking forward to using these beautiful fabrics and proclaim my great love for our country. looking forward to seeing what 2021 will bring, Praying for a new beginning of great health and happiness for all in this great USA. Your challenge gives me more to look forward to. Thank you!!

  40. I love this patriotic palate. I periodically make a patriotic quilt to donate to the military. Love your shop in Temecula.

  41. Thank you for creating such a beautiful line of fabrics… true reds, whites & blues! After a not very good Monday (health wise), I’m grateful to be feeling a bit better today. I hope and pray that 2021 will be a year of peace, healing and camaraderie in our nation.

  42. This looks exciting. I really like the fabrics. Have you priced the bundle as yet. I am interested to know more about the group you have chosen to support. Thanks for all you do.

  43. This looks like it will be a beautiful quilt and so much fun to make. Can you reveal the size of the star blocks?

  44. Love the beautiful prints and patriotic is just what we need now. Support for any veterans group is okay with me!

  45. Lisa, this is an exciting event! So glad you are supporting our Heroes in a time when it seems to be cool to be unAmerican! I look forward to joining.

  46. Thank you for donating to Hogs for Hero’s.
    Hogs for Hero’s is a wonderful organization! Our veterans deserve to be recognized and honored for their service to our great country.
    I will be joining your American Quilters Stitch Along in 2021; the quilt is perfect for proud American quilters! 🇺🇸

  47. You always come up with an idea when we quilters need it. I have a feeling we will be in for a different kind of winter and your quilt along will be just what we need to get us through! Another great fabric line I just have to have!

  48. I love love love this fabric line!!!!! Proud to be an American !!!! I will be making quilts from this line for Quilts of Valor.

  49. Perfect timing for the stitch along!! Love the new line of fabric looking forward to stitching up a beautiful quilt 🥰

  50. I love the American fabric colors and your fabric all ways hits the mark….thanks for a chance to enter

  51. Love it all – the fabric, the planned SAL, the giving to the Hogs for Heroes, and the American Prides that all of this will ignite!

  52. I am so excited about this patriotic collection in your classic country style!! Now is the perfect moment to help us all focus on our wonderful country, by stitching a quilt that unites us from coast to coast. Ty for once again bringing us a beautiful fabric line, an exciting sew a long, and your personal commitment to charitable purposes. We need a unifying project to heal America, I think this is a damn good start!

  53. I’m SEW EXCITED that you are doing this QAL with such a beautiful design and fabrics.

    I LOVE all of your Americana fabric and quilt patterns, and as an Australian-US “transplant” have always been drawn to these quintessential American Quilt Designs. I recognize some of my favorite prints from Star and Stripe and Liberty gatherings in the new collection, so am excited that the new collection can also be added to my Primitive Gatherings Patriotic Stash.

    The quilt looks absolutely stunningI I love the design simplicity, color contrast with the navy background and the unique flags that make up the cohesive whole quilt. I also appreciate that that the QAL will also bring awareness to and support of US Veterans through Hogs for Heros!

  54. Your new line is very nice. This is a good time to show our pride in America with the election year. Looking forward to this sew along

  55. You ALWAYS have the best SAL patterns and fabric!! Can’t wait to start the American Quilters! 🧵❤️✂️

  56. What an awesome patriotic line. Can’t wait ! Thank you for being so generous with your donations! Have really enjoyed your u tube sessions!!

  57. You’ve done it again Lisa! Beautiful fabric. This touches my heart, coming from a family with lots of vets. You are so generous.

  58. Your new fabric line is gorgeous, as always! I’m looking forward to joining the sew-along!

  59. So excited!! Will there be 16 flag blocks, similar to the quilt shown in your post? Also, when we order the backing, will it be a fabric from the collection or a fabric that will coordinate with the quilt? Thanks for all your hard work to keep us busy!! =:)

  60. Placed order. My husband was a captain in the Army and spent time in Vietnam and has PTSD and has managed it and we have a couple of horses the 4 legged kind not the 2 wheel and that has been his therapy. I encourage you quilter’s out there to do the stitch along.The men and women who have served this country deserve our respect and support.

  61. This will be a wonderful creative Primitive Gatherings quilt to do. I am looking forward to doing this project.

  62. We love the red—the white—and especially the blue. Blue is my most favorite color on earth. Life is a struggle for the world, but let’s all work together to achieve being a winner. As a donor, we will fight for the red, white and blue!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Lisa!!

  63. These are beautiful. I normal like a creamy white with my red and blue but this would look so crisp and clean. Looking forward to this quilt

  64. The theme is so appropriate now with the November election around the corner. Red, white and blue are so patriotic and your fabrics will make a beautiful quilt. I sure hope to see you at Road in January. Fingers crossed.

  65. So very generous of you with your time, talent and treasures! Looking forward to all the great projects with your new line of fabrics!

  66. Camping in the Eastern Sierras right now. Very excited to hear of your new line, American Gatherings. I will be placing my order right now!! Thank you for your continued lines of beautiful fabric.

  67. The fabrics for this quilt are stunning! I am soooo far behind on my SBOW but just might have to find time to participate in this as well. Keep up the good work Lisa. Your patterns and fabrics are awesome!!!

  68. Hogs for Heroes…Wow! I’m seriously impressed with your chosen charity. I love that they make a huge difference to a individual local hero.

  69. 2021 can’t get here soon enough! I am so excited about this latest project and look forward to hearing about your chosen charity.

  70. Love the fabric line!! Great charity as well. So easy to take what veterans have done for granted. Will be looking forward to your posts.

  71. Thanks for letting us know now so we can plan our time and be ready for the January 2021 stitch along.

  72. Hi Lisa, Just wondering if there will be any appliqué in the quilt? I love the new collection❤️💙❤️

  73. Love the quilt and will be ordering as soon as I am done here. Glad that part of the money goes to a veterans organization.

  74. Wow, the new line looks to be sensational! This will indeed be a great start to a new year and I’m getting my pre-order in for the fabrics. Also love your U-Tube videos, my now subscribed! Lots of excitement ahead – Go Lisa!!!

  75. Love, love, love the prints!! I’m a “True Blue” red, white, and blue girl!!!! I’m excited to participate in the SAL!

  76. Looks great! Love Americana anything!. Sounds like a fun way to start a new year! Thanks for all you do!

  77. Absolutely love this line and the quilt along, and the Hogs For Heros donation is icing on the cake! When my brother in Seattle passed the local Harley group of combat vets escorted his casket to the cemetery. They do so much to support their brother in arms from emotional support to putting wreaths on every grave at the vet cemetery. My dad was a vet, as is my husband (Vietnam), son, and three brothers.
    I will be placing an order and making the first one for my brother-in-law a two tour Vietnam Marine Sargent. I belong to QOV, and already made my husband’s and still need to make our sons. Thank you so much for this Lisa!

    Sorry if this is a duplicate, I couldn’t find where I posted earlier in the day.

  78. Love the colors. If I’m going to be sewing this quilt, I’d better get my rear in gear and get a few things finished.

  79. Your theme is so appropriate for me right now, I think we all need some American Pride and togetherness right now. I LOVE your donation choice. I’m a fellow Wisconsinite and am so grateful for groups like “Hogs for Heroes”. Thank you!

  80. I love the new patriotic fabric line! My husband is a Korean veteran and I would love to make this quilt for him! This would be my first SAL but I have been involved in several Wool Blocks of the Week and Blocks of the Month projects! I have loved each and every one of them and especially all the hints, helpful videos and teaching Lisa provides for us!

  81. I’m not a beginner quilter
    But I’m rusty! Lol will this be a good
    Project for me? I love the colors and the cause!

  82. Love love love that a portion of the money is going to charity. I already knew I was going to participate as the fabric is amazingly beautiful. Charity is extra bonus. Very nice touch. Can’t wait to see it in person

  83. I was going to make a flag quilt for my bed this summer but never got around to it. Now I’m glad I didn’t. This looks beautiful and fun.

  84. Hooray for being a proud AMERICAN quilter and for supporting Hogs for Heroes through this stitch-a-long. You have a generous heart! Will the quilt be more of a sampler block style or will they be flags with unique elements? The fabrics are gorgeous and I agree I think it will look awesome in either a light or dark colorway. Thanks Lisa!

  85. Love, Love, Love the Red, White and Blue !!! Can’t wait to start this beauty! Thank you Lisa

  86. I love patriotic quilts and pillows. I just made my first flag pillow a few weeks ago. I am looking forward to this stitch-along!!

  87. This fabric collection looks amazing! I love flag quilts, signs, pillows, etc… Americana tugs at my heartstrings!

  88. So many questions! will the fat quarter bundle be all the fabric we need for the top/front? will the theme be stars? Will the blocks be primarily HSTs? Can we get at least a hint if not a full blown picture of the proposed quilt? Where do you come up with so many great ideas??

  89. Looking forward to the stitch along and will be checking out your fabric line. I’m all for the red, white and blue theme as hubby was military for over 20 years. 🙂

  90. I can’t wait to join in on the sew along! Your fabrics are beautiful! I have always loved patriotic fabric lines.

  91. My husband is a Vietnam vet and I have helped with QOV so this sounds like a great project. Lisa, thanks for all you do!

  92. Hi Lisa. I’m very excited for this new stitch-a-long. Primitive gatherings is my favorite and especially patriotic fabrics! Could you please tell me if this will be advisable for an advanced beginner? Thank you for this opportunity! Ordering now 😁

  93. Am scratching my head! While I was reading your email , our power went out and I also lost wifi.. Was just getting ready to order the sew a long bundle for $99! This morning power and wifi are back but now the bundle is $122! Am I seeing things, or have I missed “the boat” because of the power outage? Always love your creative ideas, and having fun! Do you ever sleep? When I go to California I visit your store and I’m like a kid in a candy store! It’s amazing how much fun I can find to keep me busy! Looking forward to the January 21 EVENT!

  94. I’m very new to quilting and stitching, and I’m really looking forward to starting this in the new year! As a proud wife of a veteran, it means a lot that you are supporting a worthy cause. I am excited to see what I’m able to create!

  95. COVID has been stressful, but the silver lining is that because my travel schedule has been eliminated, I have more time for sewing and stitching! Hope you and your family are safe and well.

  96. What is on my mind today? I would like to thank you, Lisa, for getting me and many others through all the craziness trying to deal with COVID. I am presently doing your SBOW. It has been a blessing to unstressed and work on such a beautiful project. ❤

  97. I’m so excited for your new quilt line and I love the bright colors! They will be perfect also for the Quilts of Valor that our guild makes. God bless you, Lisa, for promoting Hogs for Heroes – such a great cause!

  98. ❤️ all things patriotic! Can’t wait for this quilt and fabric line! Thank you so much for supporting our veterans. ❤️🤍💙🇺🇸

  99. What a great idea! I love that you are donating so much for such a great cause plus provide free patterns on top of that! Thank you, looks wonderful!

  100. Love america and love your cause Have made a quilt for my very best friend who is a Vietnam veteran. I will love to sew long with you in January thank you very much. Will be making my order for the background soon

  101. I LOVE this fabric line, just order my FQbundle. Looking forward to the sew along. When will we be able to purchase the backing fabric?

  102. I especially love red, white and blue since my birthday is at the beginning of July. I can’t wait to see this.

  103. Oh Lisa, this is a beautiful quilt and also a great cause. I’m looking forward to sewing along with everyone. I’m going to make this quilt for my husband. His man cave is very patriotic and this would be a beautiful addition to his room.

  104. Being a Marine mom, I love this patriotic quilt! Will be checking out all the links ASAP.

  105. I LOVE RWB quilts! I help make several Quilts of Valor each year with my small quilt group. This looks like a great QOV quilt to donate!

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