American Quilter’s SAL-Block 5

First a little news…

We are saddened to hear the news of our friend Barb’s passing from Blackbird Designs.  She will truly be missed.  Our deepest sympathies to Barb’s family and especially Alma.  I miss our times together while teaching at Primitives of the Midwest.

Coming Soon...I am super excited to announce we are going to have a cross stitch pattern of American Quilter’s!  Air Force wife, Kaity is working on this sample…stay tuned for a chance to support Hogs for Heroes AND an active duty wife/mother and her new cross stitch business!


We are working on getting this all ready for you…hopefully by next week!!! We will have it available in both print and PDF options!in both PDF and paper versions.

This quilt is really starting to come alive… 

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!!!

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 Lisa Bongean PO BOX 371- BUTTE DES MORTS, WI 54927.  Write check to PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS-HOGS FOR HEROES.


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

YouTube Video Tutorial Six-Block 4-Friendship Star

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


Here are the donation we received this week:

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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16 responses to “American Quilter’s SAL-Block 5”

  1. MARY WRIGHT Avatar

    I love the quilt blocks. I just started starching fabric today. Hopefully I will get caught up soon. Thank you for doing this program to raise money for Hogs for Heroes.

  2. Deb Hull Avatar
    Deb Hull

    Hmmm the list of donations is missing? Totally looking forward to the cross stitch pattern- what a great idea!

  3. Colleen Miller Avatar
    Colleen Miller

    Thank you so much for this generous SAL. It has been fun so far! Looking forward to the cross stitch pattern!

  4. Valarie Hoffman Avatar
    Valarie Hoffman

    Enjoying this so much! And watching You Tube each Thursday. Thanks so much for the great prizes; I really am excited to get mine and to get this block done.

  5. Lynn Scroggins Avatar
    Lynn Scroggins

    Thank you so much for the pattern! Supporting veterans is a cause close to my heart. Two of my brothers served in the Navy. God bless you and your team, Lynn

  6. Kim Radzienda Avatar
    Kim Radzienda

    I can’t wait for the cross stitch, looking forward to it. It’s a toss up some days quilting and others cross stitch.

  7. Sherilyn Wethington Avatar

    Loving the SAL and what it stands for!

  8. Ann Rennier Avatar
    Ann Rennier

    I love your generous heart! What a wonderful way to support our veterans! I grew up as an Air Force brat! Thank you so much for being such a thoughtful & dedicated quilter!

  9. Jennifer Roth Avatar
    Jennifer Roth

    Love this quilt and what you are doing for Hogs for Heroes. Thoughtful, generous and kind.

  10. Traci slomba Avatar
    Traci slomba

    Everyone from grandpas, uncles, fathers, my husband, and our entire Manchu family (🇺🇸 Army Charlie 2/9 light infantry division) thank you for your efforts to raise money for such an amazing group of men and women, our 🇺🇸 Veterans. Thank you, to you and the PG family for your outpouring love and appreciation. Also for bring everyone together and raising awareness of a wonderful organization. We need to take care of our Veterans…They need our help now.❤XOXO

  11. Diana Ripley Avatar
    Diana Ripley

    Hmmm the list of donations is missing? Totally looking forward to the cross stitch pattern- what a great idea!

  12. maryruthmoran Avatar

    I’m very sorry to hear of Barb’s death. Although I started quilting after she stopped designing fabric, I sought her collections everywhere and am fortunate to have found and stored away so many of her fabrics, just waiting for the perfect quilt.

  13. Heidi Avatar

    Thanks for your generosity and the live tutorials- really enjoying it. Excited about a cross stitch option !

    1. lisabongean Avatar
      FQ bundle and 4 yds of sashing border and binding

  14. Joanne Rodriguez Avatar
    Joanne Rodriguez

    This is an amazing thing you have taken on. God bless!

  15. Barbara Avatar

    FYI, the block 5 file is named block 9.

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