American Quilter’s SAL-Block 6


American Quilter’s SAL Block 6!

I am super excited to announce our cross stitch pattern of American Quilter’s! is ready…Katie

is keeping up with us…even though I accidentally switched two blocks when I put the quilt together…what can I say…it happens.

here we give you an opportunity to donate to our Hogs for Heroes campaign. You can choose the amount…$5 will go to Katie and the rest goes to Hogs for Heroes!!!

Katie is an wife/mother who’s husband is an active duty Air Force… If you need a printed pattern you can order it on Katie’s site…she will donate a portion from each sale to H4Hs as well.

Here 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.


This week’s Donations…

Magnolia and Vine – San Antonio, Texas $    10.00
Carolyn – Frisco, Texas $    50.00
Jean – Blair, Nebraska $    10.00
Deborah – Brea, California $    50.00 Thank you Lisa for giving us the opportunity to support our veterans. I love this and without you I wouldn’t have known about it. Quilters can do wonderful things together.
Vicki – Temecula, California $    25.00
Julie – Tygh Valley, Oregon $    25.00
Jean – Hendersen, North Carolina $    10.00 Thanks for our heroes and this gorgeous quilt pattern
Jasmine – Fresno, California $    20.00
Susan – Keller, Texas $    20.00 Thanks to all who serve. Especially my two brothers who served in the Navy.
Sheila – Kernersville, North Carolina $    25.00
Mary – Sunriver, Oregon $    50.00
Jody – Liverpool, New York $    20.00
Mary – Durand, Wisconsin $    25.00 Thanks Lisa for all you do
Judith – Freedom, Pennsylvania $    25.00
Gail & David – Clewiston, Florida $    20.00 Thank you for your pattern!
Janett – The Villages, Florida $    50.00 Former Neenah resident. (SEE CARD)
Susan – Coos Bay, Oregon $    25.00 For all our vet retirees that keep on pushing down the road! Sue, thank you for the wonderful note. Sue rides with a local group along the south Oregon coast.
Frances – Maryville, Tennessee $  100.00 In memory of my uncle, Roger H. Brown. Thank you for the beautiful patterns.
Jonina – Katy, Texas $  100.00



Last Weeks Donations….sorry I forgot to add…

Deadmore $10.00
Beverly – Hamburg, New York $20.00 In honor of everyone who serves!
Margo – Bakersfield, California $20.00 Thank you Lisa and staff for all that you do for those deserving more! I appreciate your cultivation of free patterns in exchange for heartfelt donations to a worthy cause
Vicki – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma $100.00
Lisa – Wichita Falls, Texas $25.00
Mary Lu – Huntington Beach, California $25.00 I am following along and saving the patterns but not making the quilt right now. I did however want to make a donation to say thank you for this wonderful opportunity to help a veteran.
Dorothy $25.00 Thank you for hosting a sew along and supporting veterans at the same time.
Dorothy – Yorba Linda, California $25.00 Thanking veterans for their service
Karen $20.00 Thank you so much for this SAL. I am loving it so much. Love your channel.
Buyagelesstoday – Suinsun, California $10.00 Thank you for all you do!
Raquel – Lake Forest, California $25.00 A small token for all you do.
Susan $100.00 Thank you for supporting our veterans, hosting this great SAL and loving the USA.
Merry – Arlington, Texas $50.00
Mary – Brevard, North Carolina $30.00
Cynthia – Escondido, California $15.00 Honoring my brother and father-in-law who served
Quilt Designs by Sassa, Sugar Land, Texas $100.00
Barbara – Woodsboro, Maryland $25.00 Win, win for me. I was able to support my LQS by buying fabric from them and happy that I can help you reach your goal as well. Good Luck!
Heidi – Greenville, Texas $25.00 Our family has a long history of serving our country! Thanks so much for all you do and the quilt a long!
Terri – Clay, Michigan $25.00
Cathy – Lees Summit, Missouri $250.00
Janet – North Salt Lake, Utah $50.00
Kathy – Columbus, Mississippi $25.00
Laurie – La Grande, Oregon $30.00
Earlean – Rancho Cucamonga, California $15.00 Honoring the vets in my family. Thank you!
Maggie – Leesburg, Alabama $50.00 Thanks for all you do for our Vets…Hogs for Heroes! Blessings Lisa!
Mary – Folsom, Louisiana $40.00 In honor of my mother, Francis Dee Lenon Lancaster, Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and father, Clyde Innis Lancaster, Navy Chief Petty Officer
Joanna – Lebanon, Indiana $10.00
Cherie – Belleville, Illinois $10.00 Thank you for this opportunity to contribute to this amazing organization


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

YouTube Video Tutorial Seven-Block 5

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

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One response to “American Quilter’s SAL-Block 6”

  1. maryruthmoran Avatar

    Thanks so much for commissioning a cross stitch pattern. It’s really nice to display both a quilt and a matching framed cross stitch project!

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