Welcome to my 12 Days of Needful Things! I am grateful to know there are a lot of NEW Quilter’s & Stitchers following me here now than ever before. I want you ALL to know that this warms my heart in a big way. 2020 has been a big year of change…change that we will look back on and talk about as a big world event…like this… Do you remember the year we all “stayed home?” and so on. (Click on Links to find out more information)
For me, 2020 ‘s changes were very dramatic in my quilting life. Who am I kidding… my quilting life IS my life…hahaha…bear with me here before we begin the 12 Needful Things… I am not upset about 2020. I am an optimist…I found lots to LOVE about 2020. But here are a few things that changed significantly for me…
No travel...I used to travel two to three times a month, teaching for guilds, vending at a shows, traveling with quilters on an adventure, buying trips, regular visits to our California store and work & personal quilting retreats…all gone for 2020.
Re-Creating how we do business. Primitive Gatherings was a strong family business. But what do we do if we can’t attend a quilt show and sell our products? if we don’t have a class full of students? I guess we get on social media, start a group….(Stitch with Lisa) where I could fill the void of not being able to teach. I started sharing little videos on stitches, how to’s and then the LIVE video’s sharing what I am working on, tutorials and sharing my home life as well. In other words being available to those who needed some social interaction because the only place we were going was the grocery store, in fear mind you….I believe we still are in the infancy of our business transformation. We are now on YouTube, I have become a little more comfortable in front of the camera…We are working on a better set up for video/audio and learning our new equipment. We have big plans and in the end…we will make the best of 2020.
Personal care...being able to stay home allowed me the ability to take better care of myself… I hired an online Life Coach which helped with many issues, time management, work/personal life separation, weight loss, personal relationships, and learning how to celebrate my successes. These are just a few things that I am working on with her. It is all still a work in progress but I feel much more confident and in control than I have ever been before.
Collaborations..when you are unsure of the future…you work harder. I have two possibly three books coming out in 2021 with Martingale. We have four MODA fabrics lines with supporting pattern books coming in 2021. Two are regular cotton lines, one flannel, and one homespun. I have 2 more already in the works for 2022, this would have never happened before…to be this far ahead with my fabric lines. I do not recall how many other collaborations we will be involved in…I know we are in American Patchwork & Quilting in early summer of 2021…and a few more Moda All-Star books too!
Why am I telling you all this? As this year ends I want to change things for next year. We will be moving into a new Shop & Warehouse and then our retreat house. This will allow us to better to serve our quilting community. For our online community I want to offer more Stitch-Alongs, tutorials, Add a “quilty” subscription box in the alternating months we do not have a wool/stitchery box.
I do not know if we will have the Summer blocks of the weeks the same way as we have offered them for the past 15 years….and this event the 12 days of Needful Things will also change…but I promise the changes will be good and you will probably like it much better!
I can’t possibly thank you enough for your participation, loyalty, and friendship when we all needed each other this year. As the leader of Primitive Gatherings, I promise you we all give 100% in everything we do…We care and want our customers to be happy…Stitching is our happy place…
Now onto the Needful Things...Important Info first…please READ.
There will be 12 days…starting today…some will have multiple items some only one….you can keep your items in your wish list until the end…or not…shipping is free after $100. If you are keeping them in your cart they will clear after a certain amount of days…so add them wish list and then add them to the cart when you are ready to order. If the item is a pre-order it needs to go in a separate single order…
We have items in stock, however, we do not know if we will sell 5 or 500 so we may have to order additional items in, this takes time…so do not be in a hurry for your order…it is also the holidays….there are days we are shut down and employees are on vacation…if you wait to place your order at the end, know it will be well into January before it comes….
Please understand we are a SMALL business (do not compare us with major online shopping outlets)….we are expanding with the BUILD (click here for weekly updates) but for now we have two or three persons working to ship…we do work more than 1 shift at times like this…but this is not a normal time and we cannot hire just anyone off the street to get your orders right…we need to train them for a long time to know threads and designers and all that knit picky stuff…
Now back to the fun stuff.
Day 12-Fabric…Ahhhh yes, we all NEED fabric and I bet for most of you, stitched a lot of fabric this year! The fabric I would like to offer here in my next fabric release in April 2021. For this event we are featuring 20% off our pre-cuts and 10% off our kits and book. This will be a pre-order and only pre-orders of this fabric can be on the order with the April delivery.
Style is personal, it’s how we share something about ourselves without speaking. Urban Farmhouse Gatherings, it about mixing vintage prints with a modern color palette to create a mood that is warm, welcoming, and comfortable, while also being independent and distinctive. This time there are beautiful large scale floral prints to accompany our tried-and-true shirting-style prints. Just when you thought you knew me, right?
With Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II, make something beautiful for you home, or that special person in your life, by sharing a bit of yourself with them.
If you missed out on Urban Farmhouse Gatherings, now is the time to create with this beautiful line…If you are lucky to have Urban Farmhouse Gatherings, now it is possible to add to your collection for more prints in this beautiful, timeless palette with Urban Farmhouse Gatherings II!
Interwoven Star-Finishes at 77″x 77″
This quilt looks hard but is easily constructed of large HST’s and rectangles. The light large beautiful print is featured in the center.
This fat quarter friendly quilt is designed by my graphic designer Teri. Strip piecing will make this intimadating pattern not-so scary!
Cabin on the Ridge- Finishes at 70″x72″ If you know much about me you know what ridge it is named after…but I LOVED making this quilt. So fun, easy and it turned out so perfect and Jake quilted it sooooooooo beautiful! This so far is eveyone’s favorite from the 6, but we are not quite done making them all yet…so that can change.
Snowflake Star- Finished at 85″x108″ Now do not be fooled…this quilt looks hard but those blocks are big…and I know you all know how easy those HSTs are to make now…So this quilt features one dark grey and 6 light prints! Sure to be a classic on our bed this winter! ( next winter for you)
Clematis- Finished size is 69″x 78″ By far the easies quilt in the book…The center are a beautiful fussy cut clematis flower. This floral is so intricate and beautiful!
Trellis Flower Garden- 72″x 81″ We are stitching these strips of flower as I write this…beautiful fabrics and easy wool appliqué compliment the wools and cotton combination!
Precuts again are 20% OFF! Only til the end of the year!
I will be posting and video-ing a lot of about these NEW quilts and the pillow projects as we finish them up and create a couple more single patterns as well! It is hard promoting fabrics that will not be out in the world until April 2021 but we have our order in and if we need to adjust it will still may be able to…but not for long. I am also using this fabric for Sewcialites sew- along with Fat Quarter Shop!
I have a F8 bundle of this line ready for one of you!!!…if you read all the way to the end you can leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite fabric line from Primitive Gatherings is for you….If you have never sewn with my fabrics…time to start!!!! lol…. I will post winners for each post on Christmas Day!!!!
Have a great Sunday you all …and I may pop up live today in our STITCH group..with something fun!
All for now…Lisa & the hardest working Quilt Shop staff at Primitive Gatherings!!!