American Quilter’s SAL-Block 4

Happy July Everyone!!!!

I love my country to its core… 

I also love my quilting friends…and YOU are one of them, if you are reading this.  I am so glad you are making this quilt along with many Quilters around our beautiful country!  Today’s block the a Friendship Star…where would be be with out our friends and especially our Quilty friends!

This weeks blocks are a couple of flying geese!!!!  No problem! We got this…I am loving that you are posting your blocks on our STITCH WITH LISA BONGEAN Facebook group…I would love it even if you post whatever you have done…especially if you are only on Block 1, just post and say Hi to everyone!

Did you remember to send us a donation?  I am going to pester you all… every time until we reach the goal of $25K.(we are more than half way!)  We really really really…want to raise a bunch of money for Hogs for Heros!!!!  WE are off to a wonderful start!! So I’m counting on you!!!

Here are some of our donations  from this week!  I was in Bennington KS home of Kansas Trouble Quilters.  Where we had 64 lovely quilters attend our retreat!! Lots of fun, love and laughter was had by all…

“If everyone donates a little there is no need for anyone to donate a lot!”  Thank YOU so much to those of you who have already donated!

There are three ways you can donate…

Primitive Gatherings-Hogs for Heroes  mail donation to:  Nicolet National Bank 550 S. Green Bay Rd, Neenah, WI 54956

We have a PayPal account that drops directly into the same H4H account as well.  Our email is

If you wish to donate directly to Hogs to Heroes please note that it is from an American Quilter and hopefully it will be credited toward our campaign..

Send us a check and tell us who you are honoring with your donation, a son/daughter, a brother/sister, a dad/mother, grandfather/grandmother a friend..we will read/post your letter/pictures on one of our social media platforms!  I really look forward to this and hope some of you take this opportunity to talk about your favorite Vet!    You can send your dedication letters to:



Catch up on these YouTube videos!!!

Introduction & Mission Video

I hear you all have your fabrics starched up!    If not, here is a starching  video Tutorial ONE…and way back in January when we thought it was almost time to start we did this post on getting ready.

Click here for YouTube Video Tutorial TWO-Cutting Red & White stripes what do you think happened when I might have made a slight cutting variation when cutting the stripes? 

YouTube Video Tutorial THREE-Block 1-Shoo fly

YouTube Video Tutorial FOUR -Block 2- Heart

YouTubeVideo Tutorial FIVE-Block 3 Feathered star

Or here is the Playlist for all the videos in one spot!


Here are the donation we received this week:

Thomas – Marcellus, New York $50.00
Nicole – Roseville, California $50.00
Valerie – Katy, Texas $100.00 In memory of my husband’s uncle, Joseph Bauer, who lost his life in WWII
Shirley – Columbia, Maryland $25.00
Marilyn – Houston, Texas $5.00
Cindy – Troy, NY $25.00 Lisa, I love the blocks you are giving us to make this quilt and I’m honored to give to us a worthy cause. Thank you!
Phyllis  $25.00
Leigh – Lees Summit, Missouri $10.00 Thank you for your service
Guillermo – Loveland, Colorado $20.00 What a great way to support our vets
Laura – Edgerton, Ohio $10.00
Nancy  $25.00 Donation in honor of my husband (Air Force), mother (Navy), and father (Army). We love our Veterans!
Denise – Butler, Pennsylvania $25.00
Linda – Wasilla, Alaska $25.00 Thanks for supporting our veterans
Nina – Gainesville, Florida $25.00
Denise – Franklin, Massachusetts $25.00 For those who fought courageously for our freedom. Let us never forget!
Kristin – Brea, California $20.00 Thanks for a wonderful project and a wonderful cause. Let’s do this!!
Linda – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin $20.00
Sandra – Parma, Ohio  $10.00 In honor of my father, Philip Golch. Thank you for this wonderful pattern.
Barbara – Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania $25.00 To honor my four nephews who have all served in the Navy, Joe, John, Jim, and Kelly.
Judith – El Cajon, California $25.00
Michelle – Dallas, Texas $100.00
Shelley – San Jose, California $50.00
Robin – West Jordan, Utah $10.00 Thank you for your service
Debbie – Rhinelander, Wisconsin $20.00
Rita – Salem, New Jersey $10.00
Ruth $20.00
Wendy – San Jose, California  $100.00 In loving memory of Jeter
Kathy $25.00 In honor of my father who served in Korea and Vietnam and with gratitude for all others who have served
Lois – Weston, Wisconsin $25.00 Great cause and I am happy to play a small part in it
Tamara – Caldwell, Idaho $10.00
Nicole  $20.00 Thank you for all you do
Cathy – Monroe, Georgia $200.00
Julie – Comstock Park, Michigan $20.00 In honor of Eugene Myszak
Perry – Albion, Illinois $20.00
Theresa – Port St. Lucie, Florida $10.00
The Van Kleef Family Trust $20.00
Sheila – Fair Oaks, California $25.00
Sharon – Kyle, Texas $25.00
Vicki – Lexington, Kentucky $25.00
Sheila – Appleton, Wisconsin $50.00
Kimberly – Yucaipa (You coopa), California $100.00
Roseann – Lake Forest, California $25.00
Rosalyn – Glendora, California $100.00
Barbara – Yucaipa, California $200.00
Deborah – Redlands, California $200.00
Beverly – Canby, Oregano $25.00
Denise – Irvine, California $50.00
Larine – Petersburg, Alaska $20.00
Deb – Mason, Michigan $10.00
Barbara – Waterloo, Iowa $40.00
Cynthia – Temple, Texas $500.00
Robyn – Greenfield, Illinois $10.00
Debra – Adrian, Missouri $50.00 This is in memory of my dad, Joseph V. Wolfe & his brother, Kenneth B. Wolfe. They were both in WWII, and I know they would have supported this cause! Thanks.
Fran – Palmdale, California $50.00 Read her card
Kay – Kiel, Wisconsin $50.00 From her card: Hogs for Heroes is certainly blessed to have an advocate like you supporting their cause. Glad to be part of it!
Peggy – Cudahy, Wisconsin $500.00
Nancy – Independence, Iowa $40.00
Mary – White Plains, New York $500.00
Kathleen – Houston, Texas $50.00
Barbara – Paris, Texas $25.00
Pam $5.00
Sherri – Lamar, Missouri $20.00
Kelly  $20.00
Becky  $20.00
Linda – Illinois $20.00
Barbara – Kansas $20.00
Shirley $20.00

I can’t THANK YOU  enough for your donations…Let’s help them recover any way that looks!  PLEASE leave me a comment here to win a gift card to MakerValley for a T-shirt!… Lisa

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30 responses to “American Quilter’s SAL-Block 4”

  1. Jasmine Cooper Avatar
    Jasmine Cooper

    Love these blocks! Would you recommend laying out different combinations of the red and white stripe fabrics for each block, or use the same patterns for every block?

  2. Karla Avatar

    Thankyou Lisa for everything you do, you have such a big giving ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Kim Anderson Avatar
    Kim Anderson

    Thanks you for supporting a great cause. Looking forward to visiting the new shop soon!

  4. De De Avatar
    De De

    Great thing you are doing with Hogs for Heros

  5. Freda Molenkamp-Oudman Avatar
    Freda Molenkamp-Oudman

    Thank you for block 4. I’m loving this project. Quick question, on the video, I saw that you have a metal ring on your sewing machine for your scissor. Can you tell me more about where you got this? I think that is such a great idea because between my scissors and my seam ripper, I’m always trying to find it when I’m sewing. Thank you.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      We sell them!

  6. Pam Knight Avatar
    Pam Knight

    I love this! The shirt is so cute! Thanks for all your hard work.

  7. Joanne Avatar

    You are a wonder! Thank you for all that you do! A special woman with a very big heart

  8. MARY WRIGHT Avatar

    Thank you for your dedication!

  9. Dee Avatar

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have made and donated several quilts for QAV and always appreciate a new pattern! Thank you for all you do!

  10. Sheral Brewer Avatar
    Sheral Brewer

    Lisa I love what you are doing for our Veterans. I am a Navy veteran my father an Army veteran. Thanks again.

  11. kpavski7243 Avatar

    so happy you are working with hogs to heroes. glad our patriotic SAL Is helping veterans

  12. Diana Rosenthal Avatar
    Diana Rosenthal

    Excited for block 4. I look forward every week for Thursday for a new block release. I’m thrilled to be part of this wonderful project and helping Hero’s get a joy in their life. They gave so much and now it’s a small price to pay to give back. Thank you all for helping get this SAL Organization going !! It’s a win win for all !!

  13. Joanne Rodriguez Avatar
    Joanne Rodriguez

    Hogs for heros is a great thing for you to raise money for!

  14. Joanne Rodriguez Avatar
    Joanne Rodriguez

    Love your heart

  15. Cynthia J Crist Avatar
    Cynthia J Crist

    I love this pattern. I hope to make 4 more of the quilts next year as Christmas presents for my family. I suppose that means I better get fabric ordered before it gone. I love that you are supporting the veteran community. My donation is on it’s way.

  16. Barbara Avatar

    I am just starting and I can’t tell you how VERY much I appreciate the videos. I was overwhelmed with the red and cream strip cutting until I watched your video (more than a few times, i must say) I couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂

  17. Natalie Rogers Avatar
    Natalie Rogers

    This quilt is going to be so wonderful. I am so glad I joined this sew along.

  18. Sherilyn Wethington Avatar

    Excited to see all of the donations coming in! Loving the quilt and all the wonderful instructions! Happy 4th! 🇺🇸

  19. Val Hoffman Avatar
    Val Hoffman

    Thanks Lisa for a great quilt along and your charitable gifts for Hogs for Hero’s. I am grateful for all those who do willing served. Happy 4th of July🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  20. Kris Rex Avatar
    Kris Rex

    Thanks for posting the donations!! Thanks for the Hogs for Heros SAL and for all you do. Can’t wait to see you and you new shop in Appleton in August!!!

  21. Lisa Alle Avatar
    Lisa Alle

    I’m loving this quilt along! Thank you for all of the time you’re spending on it for all of us. Hogs for Hero’s sounds like a wonderful cause!!

  22. Barb Reininger Avatar
    Barb Reininger

    Beautiful blocks and great cause. Your tshirts are always the best.

  23. Gerri Alldredge Avatar
    Gerri Alldredge

    I couldn’t be more proud of us! Participating in this quilt along just seems so right after coming out of Covid Season and coming together with the red~white~ and blue. Thank you Lisa for all you have done for the community of quilters. Love continues….

  24. Kathy Holland Avatar
    Kathy Holland

    Love the support you have promoted for this cause. You have a huge heart. I enjoy watching all your videos. Great tshirt.

  25. Ruth Tacoma Avatar

    Thanks for this block series! I am trying to carve out some time to catch up, but until then the red, white & blue are in my every thought. Great way to support our veterans!

  26. i2crafty Avatar

    Thank you for this quilt pattern and more importantly Thank You for supporting our veterans.

  27. Lorie Shay Avatar
    Lorie Shay

    Love this sew along and the cause you are supporting! Thank you for the patterns and also Love, Love, Love the fabric!

  28. Donna Faris Avatar
    Donna Faris

    How can I sign up for your you tube channel without setting up a Google account?

  29. Jill Seely Avatar
    Jill Seely

    is there a list of fabric requirements that I missed somewhere? I cn not seem to find anything that tells how much I will need for the entire project. Thank you

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