12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Hey Everyone! It’s Christmas time again and I’m happy to announce that the Primitive Gatherings 12 Days of Christmas starts today! Please join me in counting down the days til Christmas, as I share a few of my favorite things that today’s Stitchers need!

Let’s start off with Little Gatherings! My brand new book from Martingale Publishing, due to come out early next year…but guess what! I heard it’s here already! What??? As of just this morning, I know for a fact that the book came early, so that means we can get them signed and out to you ASAP (Pre-orders only – Must be ordered as the only item in your cart! Our anticipated shipping date at this time is January, 2022)!

Everyone loves little quilts – you can never have too many! Little Gatherings is a compilation of 13 little quilts all together in one book. I know that when I post pictures of my mini’s wall, everyone goes crazy for them! Check out my mini’s wall below!

Now is a great time to get started on your own mini collection – OR, if you’ve already started, this will just add to the possibilities of what to make next! Also, to sweeten the deal we are including a variety pack of Primitive Gatherings HST paper with each book purchased!

Today’s deal will also include 20% off all our Primitive Gatherings Triangle Paper! Don’t forget, a free Variety Pack will be included with the purchase of an autographed Little Gatherings book! Click on the photo below and it will take you to our site for easy ordering!

I am over the top excited about this newest book! I hope you are just as excited to add another great Martingale book to your library. It’s such an honor to serve the quilting community any way I can, whether it’s books on wool appliqué, tiny quilts or being one of the designers in the Moda compilation books…it’s so much fun!

Do you want to win this book? Please leave us a comment here with an estimate of how many quilting/stitching/craft books you own. I can’t wait to read your answers!

We will pick 2 winners here on the blog and 2 on our YouTube Channel comments! The winner for our 12 daily prizes will be announced on New Years Day! If you win and have purchased the book we will refund your account!!! Take care, and see you tomorrow with another one of my favorite things!

 

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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...

463 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

  1. Love the Little Gatherings book! I have over 200 quilting related books. Sometimes a girl has to quilt by reading a book. Love getting all the ideas!

  2. I would guess I have 50 quilt books but wouldn’t be surprised if I counted, there’d be a few more than that. The new book looks like it needs to be on my bookshelf! You have the best projects.

  3. I haven’t counted but I’m guessing over 300 I have a lot of quilt books and even more quilt magazines. I also have cross stitch and beading magazines and books

      1. 250 would be a conservative number. Always seems to be one more I can’t live without. 😬

    1. Quilting books…oh my so many lovely gems 💎 estimating 75 🤷‍♀️ They are scattered about the house 🥰

    1. I have around 30-40 quilt books but they are are of date older freebie books from 1990’s that I got from my quilters guild. Love your new mini quilt book Little Gatherings especially the feathered Star mini quilt project.

  4. I can’t even begin to count the number of quilting books I have..I worked in a quilt,shop for many years so the temptation was always there to buy the new books as they came in.if I had to guess, I would say 150..I have purged and given away through the years.

  5. wow – a lot of books. Probably close to 200. I have a huge bookcase in my sewing room and now some of the newer books have taken over the bookshelves in my living area. Always can use one more!

  6. I love all kinds of crafts so therefore I have purchased a huge amount of books ( probably upwards of 500) But when it comes to “fabric “ books I’ll estimate 300 books and magazines (ie Simply Quits). I cannot stop myself!

  7. I probably own several hundred quilting books! And that doesn’t include magazine subscriptions and patterns!

  8. I would guess probably 45 or so. How many have I used? Maybe 3. It is another sad addiction. I keep telling myself I will do all the quilt I live in the books (the reason why I bought them) when I retire and quilt all day. 🤷‍♀️

  9. I would actually estimate that I have maybe 25… I love books but think I end up spending my money on more fabric!!

  10. I am addicted to your quilts. Did whatnot classes awhile ago. Hooked on the little quilts. I have 41 crafty books. Including all your books except new one.

  11. Well – I have 5 full shelves of books for all the crafts I do so I estimate about 125! I just can’t resist and love having an “at my finger tips” library

    1. I’m embarrassed to say after purging the books I didn’t love, I still have approximately 150-175.

  12. what a wonderful looking book! Your books are always AWESOME, and I think I have all but one of them. As for the number of quilting related books way to many to count but boxes full… trust me I just moved to Texas and had boxes! LOL. Happy holidays!

  13. I have quite a few but one more of yours would be wonderful. I love your style! I don’t know how you pump so many patterns and books out so quickly. You must have a lot of good elf’s to help. Merry Christmas 🎄

  14. I have counted about 42 sew far just sewing and quilting books 😁. I have one section dedicated to Primitive Gatherings 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  15. Thank you for doing the 12 days of Christmas posts again this year. I look forward to seeing what you pick each year! I have too many quilting books to count. I would say at least 50. I love to look through them when I unwind in the evening (especially in the winter in front of the fireplace) and plan for the quilts I will make.

  16. I would love to win your new mini book. I have a lot of quilt books & magazines but no books on minis. Thank you for your magazine, your website & your quilty business!

  17. I have 5 shelves full of quilt books, art books for inspiration, and general design books. I counted the number of books on a couple of shelves–one shelf had around 30 books, many of them thicker/larger art books. The other shelf was mostly standard size quilt books and there were 70 of them on one shelf. I would average it all out to about 50/shelf, which would total around 250 books altogether!

  18. I recently cleaned my book shelf and donated some of the books I no longer use. Howeve, I think I have about 50 left. Enough to keep me busy until I find another one I like!

  19. This looks like it would be an awesome addition to my collection. i currently have 4 bookshelves full (each shelf approx 4′ long) of quilt books and patterns. I love them all. Thanks

  20. I can’t count as we have moved twice across country in the last 20 and had to downsize to save on moving costs so lots of my books were given away to friends. You mini book would be a great addition.

  21. I have about 50, but only 1 on Little Quilts so I would love to add this one to my collection! Thanks for always being so generous!

  22. Congratulations on your new book! I would say I have about 200 books! I just them. I have quite a few on my kindle also but I prefer to hold the book in my hand. Hugs,

  23. I have 27 quilt books. Currently focused on signed books! Can’t wait to make my count 28 with your latest.

  24. I have an estimated 100. I started collecting the paper books after finding my great grandmother had a few in her belongings. Currently living with my daughter while building a new house and have discovered miniature quilts which I love doing!! I couldn’t give up quilting!!!

  25. Maybe 30-40? But I read and re-read again and again for inspiration and to keep my mojo up… thanks for your content

  26. I have approximately 225 and that is after weeding out a lot of them this summer. I donated them to new quilters who will enjoy browsing for inspiration.

  27. Hi Lisa!
    I know I have at least 100 quilting books! Probably more, lol! I have to say your books are my favorites! I think I have all of except a few of your very early works! I would love to win your newest book! Thanks for sharing your tsls with all of us!

  28. I have 46 books, I would have had more, but decided to weed out the collection and only keep piecing and wool books, no hand appliqué books, watercolor quilts (remember that trend?) and other types of stitching I’ll probably never do.

  29. I have about 60 books. They range from general quilting procedures to specific processes such as paper piecing and appliqué and also embellishments which includes embroidery. I am more and more interested in mini quilts. I love your wall!

  30. Way tooooo many to count! I have at least 8 shelves 3-4 foot long full of quilt and quilt history books and several that are not on the shelf yet. Quilt books are a passion as is my fabric stash.

  31. 3 Shelves of books and 2 boxes full of patterns and way too many magazines to count, which is more quilts, rugs, or stitched pieces than I can make in this lifetime. But there is always a new idea or way to do a pattern.

  32. Great patterns. I love miniature quilts. I have several books of miniature patterns along with around 30 other quilt books.

  33. Just learning to do the mini quilts and sew those small pieces so they look nice. As for quilting books, I’d have to say over a 100.

  34. I have 56 books on quilting and 42 books on knitting. After reading some of the other comments, I think I need to do more book shopping…

  35. I have about 50 or more Love looking at them and sometimes I even make something! Love wool applique the most!

  36. Your new book looks amazing. Your wall of little quilts is absolutely stunning. I would say approximately 48 books in my library.

  37. I must have over 300+ books, DVD’s, magazines and hundreds of patterns in binders. Fortunately or unfortunately these past two years we have been blessed with hundreds of free patterns from designers! The book buddy app has really helped me cut down on purchasing duplicates which it tells me I have 180 in just quilting books alone (not counting any of the other crafts I do; ie, knitting, etc). I know many keep books on their computers but I love the hard copies.

  38. I have several hundred quilting books since I also love books. Have most of yours. Perhaps you’d consider doing a larger version of the 9 patch with 2 square-in-a-square borders as the pieced SBOW in 2022?

  39. When you go to the website to order the book……the description is of a different book….just fyi

  40. I have about 25 books and 75 magazines I’ve been keeping because they have a project, “I’m going to start.” Lol.

  41. I love miniature quilts! I have been eagerly anticipating this book! I own about 150 books relating to quilting, sewing, etc. and would love to add this new book to my collection!

  42. I would estimate that I probably have about 100+ quilting books, including piecing, embroidery, wool, longarm quilting, antique quilts, and lots of primitive gatherings! I would love this Little gatherings Book to dream and make some little quilts.

  43. I would love to add your new mini book to my library. When my collection of sewing, quilting, embroidery books became too large and I ended up with duplicates, I decided it was time to index them so I could check titles before ordering. At this time, my index is 52 pages with an average of 11 book titles on each page, making an estimate total of 572. This system has paid off as I belive I have only 3 duplicates. This may seem obsessive but I love to study quilts and can’t resist a new book. My first quilting classes began with the Jo Morton Club for Little Quilts. I have made larger ones; however, the minis are my favorite. Recently I ordered from Primative Gatherings when I found your YouTube on the small UW flag quilts. I really enjoy your teaching sessions and thank you for all of your generous offerings.

  44. I probably have 30-40. I thinned them out a couple of years ago, only kep the ones I really loved (including all the Gatherings books!)

    Jenny in Florida

  45. Merry Christmas everyone at PG. I am going to order the Little Gatherings book, but it would really be sweet to win it!!

  46. Closest estimate is 300…and I recently donated over 250 to my local quilt guild for other quilters to enjoy. I’ve been a quilt book collector for decades and we recently sold our home to “right size” after my husband retired. He’s a great quilter’s husband, and never complains about the amount of fabric, wool, notions, machines, or books…well, at least he hasn’t since I reminded him I’m not shopping at the jewelry store. 😉

  47. I love miniature quilts and have been eagerly anticipating this new book!!! i own about 150 books relating to quilting, sewing, wool applique, etc,. and love to add this book to my collection!

  48. I can’t wait to see your new book. I have over 50 quilt books, but you can never have too much inspiration!

  49. I think I have around 150 books, guess I need to get some more, love this little quilts book, can’t wait to get one and get started!

  50. Love, Love, Love the miniature quilts. I especially love the beautiful patterns I’m seeing. I own about 75 books. Have tried making the smaller quilts but think the papers you use will make it SOOOOOO much easier. Excited about getting the book and making a miniature quilt!

  51. Merry Christmas PM people. I would be very happy to win ‘Tiny Gatherings’.
    I am guessing my book total is about 125.

  52. Hi Lisa! I have about 60 quilt books, it seems I tell myself I need to downsize the shelf but then end up getting another book, and another book …. Your new book looks to be sensational, definitely will have a place on my bookshelf…

  53. I have about 10 quilting books and would love to add to my collection. Merry Christmas to Lisa and your quilting family. Thanks for empowering all of us to make beautiful things.❤️🎄

  54. Just love triangle paper and quilt books. I am excited to see this one coming. Will add to my collection of about 25

  55. I would love to add your new mini book to my library. When my collection of sewing, quilting, embroidery books became too large and I ended up with duplicates, I decided it was time to index them so I could check titles before ordering. At this time, my index is 52 pages with an average of 11 book titles on each page, making an estimate total of 572. This system has paid off as I belive I have only 3 duplicates. This may seem obsessive but I love to study quilts and can’t resist a new book. My first quilting classes began with the Jo Morton Club for Little Quilts. I have made larger ones; however, the minis are my favorite. Recently I ordered from Primative Gatherings when I found your YouTube on the small UW flag quilts. I really enjoy your teaching sessions and thank you for all of your generous offerings.

  56. I have an embarrassing amount of books and though I couldn’t possibly make all the quilts I want to in this lifetime I enjoy the inspiration that quilt books bring me.

  57. Hi lisa. So excited to hear your newest book is ready. Yeah!
    I probably have way over 200 books.
    Quilting since 1976.
    Thank you for your creative ideas!

  58. I’ve been collecting quilt books for a while. Expect the count to be approximately 75. Great fun to look through.

  59. Hi, HAPPY HOLIDAYS. I love books so consequently I have a good library of books. Probably over 200. I really like books focusing on techniques, stitches, with patterns.

  60. I have between 30 and 50 books! I really do not want to know the exact number. But, they’re all wonderful and I would love to have your new book join my library!

  61. I would guess given all my subscriptions I have about 83 books, patterns and downloads on my computer. I’m always finding ideas from my favorite online quilters and adding to my to-do list.

  62. I’ve previously only done cross stitching, but recently joined your wool box club and I’m also just starting out on my quilting journey so I only have 1 quilt book and a few magazines. I would love to start a primitive crafts library in my home 🙂

  63. Since I like to do quilting, cross stitch, traditional rug hooking, etc. I must have over 100 books which I enjoy looking through. Can’t bear to give them away.
    Congratulations on your new book!

  64. So many beautiful quilts in this book. I have around 25 quilting books. There is always room for one more.

  65. I had way too many quilt books, so I started downsizing. I decided to make only small and baby quilts from now on.

  66. Well after nearly 50 years of stitching I have to admit I have a terrific library of books :0) But of course I am always collecting more since I stitch everyday. Sewing and quilting and wool applique are part of my wellbeing! thanks for the chance to win :0) and Merry Christmas!

  67. I probably have at least 225. Last year I gave away about 150. My bookcases were full. I love books too.

  68. I have about 350 books and magazines combined. I keep them for years and years. Always much to learn. Would love to have your new mini book Thank you

  69. 740 quilting/sewing books are in my library app. but I haven’t entered a few yet. I know, I have a problem…you should see my stash!

  70. I love your wall of minis. I think I have more than enough to start a gallery wall of my own. Need to look into how you use the yardsticks and clips. Also, I will have been quilting for 40 years in 2022 and have over 500 quilting, stitching and rug hooking books and still buying, as well as many magazines I just can’t part with. It’s fun to pull books and magazines out after not looking at them for a while.

  71. I’m guessing I have over 100 quilting books. Plus, I cross stitched for many years and have hundreds of patterns. I still have many of my past magazine subscriptions as well. Yikes, that’s a lot!

  72. thirty five….. and thats after ive gone through them and donated a few to friends. Always room for a few more, especially for little quilts! My favourite!

  73. So very hard to even think that this estimate is correct, but guessing maybe 75 books dedicated to quilting projects. 200+ dedicated to quilt history.

  74. I have at least 75 books and excited to get your new miniature quilt book. Your the greatest Lisa

  75. I only have 4 quilting books but would love the chance to win your new mini book. Inhave always wanted to try one of these quilts.

  76. Can’t tell you how goof I felt reading the comments – so many others have the same addiction to quilting books that I do. I now don’t have to feel embarrassed to admit that I must have over 400!

  77. I keep a library record on a spreadsheet……I have 526 quilt history books and 321 books designated “technique”………but…..I DO need this one!

  78. Oh my gosh. I think 10 just wool appliqué abs loads of sewing and needle felting books from Japan. I do have a lot woolie books if that makes sense

    I now have two grand nieces so I am into all things tiny. I have been making lots of dolls and girls clothes.

  79. Oh, I’d be scared to count since I’ve been quilting since about 1980! Remer all the states that documented their old quilts? I’ve got them! Books that had templates before strip piecing ? Have those too!

  80. Just started quilting in September 2021. I have 6 books to start my collection and will be adding this new book.

  81. I don’t own one single tiny quilt book and would love to have this along with the triangle paper so I can learn how to do this❣️

  82. About 5 years ago I started a spreadsheet of all my quilting books. At that time I had just under 100. Now I estimate that I doubled that. I have many books authored by Lisa. Even have one from her early years under Backyard Quilts!

  83. I’m sure I own at least 20 quilting and stitching books. I love to reference these beautiful resources.

  84. On my. The Little Gatherings book looks so cute. It’s making me rethink making small quilts. What a great job you did.

  85. I’ve never counted the number of books I have because I do t want to know how much money I’ve spent 😄. Realistically it’s close to 300.

  86. Such a great time of the year. I have about 10 quilting books and love them all. Have a wonderful Holiday season. Thank you for all your inspiration.

  87. Merry Christmas Lisa & Staff, Love the New Book, I think I must own at least 500 I still dust them off. Can’t wait to add your to my Bookcase!

  88. I don’t even know how many quilt books I have. I’m not very good about keeping them organized and in one location, but I have a lot! I just love getting a new quilt book, looking at all the designs and imagining what I’m going to make. Your little quilts are all so beautiful, but I’ve been nervous to try making one, your book will inspire me to get started!

  89. I would guess about 100+. Every so often I try to purge some, but I can’t seem to part with any of them!

  90. I have a library of quilt books, 878 to be exact! I have them listed on a spread sheet by title, author, date, subject. It is the only way I can keep myself from duplicating titles. (Even then I do occasionally 🤣🤣🤣)

  91. I believe I have at least 20 books of some sort for quilting, just can never have enough books with different ideas!!

  92. I cleaned out and donated a lot of my books this year. I still have a lot more! At least three shelves full in a large bookcase 😆

  93. Hello, I would guess about 100 books most recently Lisa’s books as I’ve started and fell addicted to wool appliqué, and have always loved primitive gather fabrics
    I of course ordered this book
    DanE

  94. I own at least 25 books not counting patterns. And magazines – forget about it! Thanks for the opportunity to win your beautiful book!! ❤️

  95. Oh my…. I have at least 300, but please… do not tell my daughters!!!! They’ll institutionalize me!!!!!

  96. I do not know how many quilting books I have …. LOTS ….. but I know I want this one next!
    Lynne MacDowell

  97. Oh – I’d have to estimate over a hundred craft sewing quilting books – love this mini collection!

  98. OMG! I will only give an educated guesstimate as, I am quite sure, would be a number more than I probably really want to know. When you consider magazine subscriptions, and the over flow books that are found on shelves in the living room and den etc, I wager I have close to 200. I have loved surrounding myself with those books that make me happy and above all, bring inspiration.

  99. That will be a great book to have with a bunch of your small quilt patterns in one place. The triangle paper is really helpful to have especially with the small piecing makes it much more accurate.

  100. I have approximately 150 books and quilting magazines. Can’t seem to part with them! Then there are the machine knitting pattern books. I’m guessing 75 – 100.

  101. I have around 35 to 40 quilting related books! And I just got your “Itty Bitty Celebrations in the mail today. Can’t wait to start a hand project from that. Thanks for all the great videos you do to inspire me.

  102. 🤪🤪Wow. You made me count. I have 87 books. Good grief. Made something from almost 50 of them. Sure would love to add yours to my collection. Merry Christmas

  103. Too many to count. I estimate over 400 ! OMG!!! I’ve been quilting for over 34 years and still love it 🥰

  104. I have over 200 books. I can’t pass up a good book to add to my little library! Little Gatherings will be my newest addition. I have never used triangle paper, but am excited to give it a shot.

  105. I am estimating I have 300 quilt-sewing-craft books. Some I kept after teaching 30 years, and use those with family kids.

  106. I don’t know how many quilting books I own, but I have 4 full shelves of them. There’s always room for one more, though.

  107. I have a lot of beautiful quilt books and lots of quilt magazines. I love to look at all the beautiful quilts and dream of a day when I can play in my sewing room all day. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the world.

  108. I must have 27 books dating back to the 80s. I can always use more!I also have lots of magazines
    Primitive stitcher Primitive quilts Primitive wool and Primitive place
    As you can see, I love primitives

  109. I had two big books sales full of quilt books- I like to read them in bed. You don’t have to make every quilt, but if you understand how they’re made you can improve your piecing! We’re moving to a smaller home! But I’ve rehomed about half my books. In going through them I found one of Lisa’s before she started Primitive Gatherings. Love it❤️

  110. I have around 197. According to my spouse that is way too many and my sewing loft floor will soon fall in!!

  111. When I downsized from my home two years ago, my book collection was downsized to my guild. I would say I have 50 now and I am buying new ones that have more than one project I plan to do.

  112. Probably 12 books and 10 times that in patterns. I am in to small quilts now would be fun to have your book to add to my collection

  113. I would estimate that I have around 200, more I you count magazines, probably double! Geez, 400!! Don’t tell my husband!🙂🤦‍♀️

  114. Omg my estimate of books is 30. Small quilts, many gifted a total 75 or so. Love them to add color to rooms

  115. Honestly……I have just under 400!!! And I have all of your books – most of which are signed. I think the autograph will make them more valuable to the next generation of quilters who inherit my library – mostly my new granddaughter who arrived December 1st!!!! I also LOVE miniature quilts. As always, thanks for the chance to win:)

  116. Can’t wait to get your new book !! Looks beautiful.!!
    I have never counted them but rough guess is 45-50. Maybe I’ll count them ;- D I have moved the collection a few times, maybe there’s more than 50, lol

    Happy Holidays !!

  117. I probably have about 40 and thanks for asking as I should catalog them. Some I keep with me room to room and traveling like “Wool, Needle & Thread. Great book!

  118. Oh my! Well over 200. They are running over so now I have to stack them on top. I try to clean them out, but then, when I go through them, I find something that I just might need to make, so back it goes on the shelf.

  119. I’m a new quilter, so only have a few books in my collection. I love miniature quilts because I want to learn how to FMQ, and believe in starting small!

  120. Probably about 100. Some have been inherited. Love the look of the new book. So excited about the 12 days of Christmas!!

  121. I would say I probably have had upwards of 45 to 50 books, but in recent days I’ve been trying to whittle that down to just the books I truly love. And all my Martingale books made the cut…they’re keepers!

  122. I have probably about 50, not including all my cross stitch and craft magazines from many years ago. Love miniature quilts, hoping to expand my collection

  123. I have a huge library of quilt books. Many are no longer available only at estate sales. I store them in 2 drawer file cabinets. I’ll never live long enough to make many of them, but I enjoy looking through them. and remembering the different authors. some of which I have met or taken classes from over the years.

  124. Merry Christmas, Lisa! I have close to 100 and that is not counting individual patterns or magazines. Everything from quilting to embroidery, to wool appliqué, to scrapbooking, card making, basket weaving, Bible journaling, knitting and crocheting. Ugh!
    Never enough hours in the day 😉

  125. Even after trying to thin out my holdings, I have close to 200 quilting books, which doesn’t include quilt-themed fiction novels. Congratulations on your new book.

  126. I think I must have close to 100. Wow…I don’t know that I wanted to think about that! I love them all though and look through them lots for inspiration and patterns

  127. If we are including all types of crafts, including quilting, knitting, cross stitch and stained glass. Including books and pamphlets I would say close to 750🙀

  128. Counting all my books I have 11 shelves FULL! Way too many to count. Each book has many ideas in it to quilt projects. I could never part with any of them and must always get the next new book that is published! Can’t wait to look at your new book.

  129. Yikes…I haven’t counted but I would estimate at least 125! I love books and so enjoy reading about all the quilts I might make some day!! Of course, I would need to live to be 120 years or more!

  130. Hi Lisa, I have about 50 books, give or take! But don’t ask my husband cause he will double that amount 😘
    Love the new book!

  131. Quilting and Embroidery books-not counting any magazines or patterns–1069 (according to the library program I have to keep track of them all!) These are in 2 6 foot wide by 7 foot tall shelving units.

  132. I only have a few – I’m just getting started with quilting. I love looking at quilt books from our local library and at patterns on Pinterest.

  133. I still have at least 50 quilting/embroidery/appliqué and rug hooking books. However, have donated at least 50 books to our local library and quilt guide. I have borrowed books from my quilt guide so it’s nice to give back to my local quilters.

  134. Hi Lisa! I probably have at least 100 quilting books alone! If I add all the other books related to knitting, crochet, and all kinds if needlework, there are at least another 100+! Then, add all the magazines and patterns I have collected over the past 45-50 years, I cannot even begin to guess!! And I love going through them rekindling my love for all the projects I have lined up and want to do someday, not to mention all the WIPs!! Oooooooooooh, think I had better hut the post button!!

  135. I have about 30 books. I have spiral bindings put on at the stationery store to make them easier to use.

  136. I would estimate about 400 or so. I did a purge several years ago, but you wouldn’t know it looking at my book shelves. OK, I forgot about the shelves in the storage shed, so probably well over 500. I remember when quilt books were few and far between, and I bought every one as it came into the quilt store. That time has passed. And that does not include my magazine collections…

  137. Oh my what a question! It’s like asking a lady her age ;l)
    Well I am a former librarian so I LOVE books. I would estimate about 300 titles…most likely more but I have never counted. I will admit they are in order of type of quilting and then by author…once a librarian, always a librarian.
    I’ve purchased a few ebooks for quilting too but find I like the physical copy when making the quilt.

  138. I have around 75 quilting books & magazines. Always looking for new projects that I can make. Especially love “valor quilt” patterns. I have donated 10 valor quilts this year. Love our veterans.

  139. Over a hundred books. I love pulling them out and revisiting the beautiful quilts or a specific technique. Thank you for your generosity.

  140. I have about 20 quilting books. I’m pretty new to this & have found the books to be very helpful with techniques & tricks to make it much easier.

  141. I probably have 200 and even more if you count all the years of quilting magazines that I have collected!! Thanks for the Chance to win your beautiful new book!!! Can’t wait to visit your new store again. I was there before the Grand Opening and I see from all the pictures of the Grand Opening and recent how beautiful it is!! Road trip needed from the southern part of the state. My sister lives in Wild Rose!! We need to visit again!! Merry Christmas and wishing you the very best of New Years but I’m sure it will be hard to top this one!!

  142. I have about 20 quilting books. Doesn’t sound like a ton but I’ve only been quilting for two years!

  143. I love books mostly quilting and magazines of quilting.I have a spare bedroom set up with book cases of quilting books, I try and purchase my favorite Quilting Designer’s new books when they come out or within the year. Funny today I received in the mail Yuletide Gatherings book. Two months ago Star and Stripes Gathering because I just have to make the Constitution Log Cabin. Hopefully starting it in January.I have over 300 Quilting Books. Keep them coming Lisa your books are amazing.

  144. I have way more books than I have quilting projects completed. But love them all and the inspiration they give me!

  145. How many craft books do I have? So many I can’t count them. Over 300 in my studio and then there are those that are ebooks. I love books and if I haven’t made a quilt or knit a shawl out of each one I still love sitting and enjoying them. Every New Year’s Day, I bring out several and skim through making notes of possibilities for the new year. I love to dream about quilts.

  146. Wow, I have about 200 and I’ve given away a lot over the years. Yours are in there too. This new book would make a great addition. Merry Christmas!

  147. If I count all the books that I’ve bought and given away over the years I’ve probably had 30 at any given time. My favorite thing is to sit in bed at night and just page to do them and look at the pictures and envision the patterns

  148. My guess would be approx. 75 and they are filed alphabetically. I enjoy reviewing the work by various authors. I haven’t tried triangle paper yet.

  149. It’s a bit scary to count, but I would guess over 300 books. I love to explore new quilting ideas and designs.

  150. I’ve really pared down so I have about 55…love the triangle papers, started using yours a few years ago!

  151. I have 72. It was fun to count the books, noticed some old books, Georgia Bonsteel’s “Lap Quilting”, Eleanor Burns books, to newer ones by Kim Diehl, Jo Morton and Lisa’s books of course.

  152. I never have stop to count the number of books I have..I really don’t want to know the answer.. wild guess of 150! 🤣

  153. I probably have more than 100. Should I be ashamed? I am sort if proud of them all. Lol. Merry Christmas!!

  154. Don’t know how many books I have. When I moved from Illinois to Arkansas I donated many just too many and heavy to move. Starting over. I do have both of your wool books and love them!!

  155. I would guess I have around 100 book. I love going back to them after awhile because something I didn’t like 5 years ago I my love now!

  156. I probably have at least 150 books. I have given some away to friends and our guild. I love looking at these books for inspirations and just for fun. This book with its wonderful miniature quilts looks so nice.

  157. I don’t have a lot of books but absolutely love these little quilts. Your collection is so beautiful and what a great way to display them. You are such an inspiration!

  158. I’m amazed at how many books others have, but since I just started quilting a year ago, I guess my 10 books is just the beginning 🙂 I really love the mini quilts so I don’t have to commit to a huge project yet.

  159. I have probably 50-75 books. This one looks like it would be great to have with so many great patterns in one book. I have used the triangle paper and it works great especially making these small blocks.

  160. Congratulations on your new book. So excited that it came early. I have books spread out throughout the house. It’s fun to come across one that you haven’t looked at in a while. I have 78 books right now

  161. Congratulations on your book! I love the wall of mini quilts!! I am a reader so have a room with books~ and not a single quilt book in there! 😮 As far as quilt books, I probably have around 70. I thinned them a few years ago. 😉

  162. Hi Lisa,
    Books in my sewing studio are eye candy. I love quilting books. I can’t part with them. My favorite part of new books are having my granddaughter over and we open the book and it smells wonderful. We love the smell of new books. I know we are probably crazy. Then we look at each page and dream of making each quilt soon.
    Thank you for all your encouraging!
    Geri

  163. I am certain I have more than 500 craft-related books on hand, mostly cross stitch and quilting but many other crafts as well. That doesn’t count all the magazines I have!

  164. Love your little quilts and look forward to getting this book. I have at least 100+ books — too many to count.

  165. Hi Lisa…I am really looking forward to your new book!!! You are sooo talented and an excellent teacher!!
    I have close to 175 books but never can have enough!!!! Love looking at books for inspiration..
    Happy New Year to you and your family 👪 ❤

    1. I have about 75 books. I love books. I love patterns and would love to have your new book. Minis are favorites of mine. Thanks and Merry Christmas

  166. I think I have 400 plus which includes at least 17 of yours ( not to mention a whole bunch of stand alone patterns!) I have a copy of Garden Gatherings published in 2005. Still on my to do list!

  167. I have 3 bookcases full, but I’m afraid to do an actual count. I’ve just started making mini quilts so I have fewer than a dozen books in that category. Winning Lisa’s new book would be sweet!

  168. I love mini quilts. Would certainly like to add this book to my library, which has about twenty books in it. Guess I need more! Thanks for the chance to win.

  169. Guessing I have at least 100 books..(Forgive me for not actually counting them)…collecting them for 4 decades now. If course you are well represented on my book shelves!

  170. I have 8 milk crates standing on their sides full of books. One is dedicated to your books and patterns. Love your fabric lines!

  171. I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to all of you at Primitive Gatherings I love everything Lisa designs. I have so many books I can’t count. Be well and again Happy Holidays!

  172. I must have hundreds of books, can’t count them all. This looks like another great book from Lisa

  173. Season Greetings to you and everyone at Primitive Gatherings. I estimate that I have about 75 books or more including every thing from hand embroidery, scrappy, nickel quilts, free motion quilting, applique, wool work and on and on. Blessings and Good Health.

  174. I donated well over 100 books to our library when we moved from a large home to a small condo. Too small for all my “stuff” so we moved to a house again. I only saved a few of my all time favorites so I’m collecting quilt books again. I have several of Lisa’s. I’ve always been too afraid to make a little quilt but will be trying when I receive Lisa’s new book. I’ve learned so much from her.

  175. I would guess that I have over 200 books but have numerous notebooks with patterns I have printed from the internet that have been free in so many sewalongs!

  176. I lost track at 25 and that doesn’t count all of the past copies of magazines and random patterns that I have collected. Thanks for all of your inspiration.

  177. First, thank you for allowing us to comment on your blog for a chance to win one of your beautiful gifts. I’m thinking I probably have around 100 books give or take. I love to sit snd look through them. I love small pieces and mini quilts so would love this book.

  178. I had not counted my books before and I recently gave away about 100, so here goes. Currently on my shelves I have 502 books and 57 binders. Wow. So many wonderful resources. And I refer to the almost daily.
    Can’t wait to get your newest book.

  179. I have donated multiple books to the local library and also given some to friends and I am guessing I still have close to 100. I love new books, sometimes I love them so well I buy it a second time not remembering that I already bought it!!

  180. Enjoyed all the little quilts today.. Most likely I have 200 books scattered around, but if you count all the books I have , it’s probably close to 2000. I like to read.

  181. I have books in so many different places in my house can’t even begin to give a count. Love your minis

  182. So I just started to count and when I reached 200 I had to stop. Obviously I have a problem because now I have to order another lol. Can’t wait to check out Little Gatherings by Lisa. Merry Christmas to all at Primitive Gatherings.

  183. This is like confession time!:) I’m embarrassed to say I quit counting at 50, as I started looking through each book I have purchase, I realized I’ll never live long enough to make all the quilts I have planned. But some books are just beautiful to look through! Thanks for another got to have book and the opportunity to win!

  184. I am sure I have more quilting books as I have been collecting for a long time. I know the total number as I have listed on a database along with author’s name and other pertinent information. 2,464 books. I totally enjoy making the small and mini quilts. Started out large quilts and now do the small ones.

  185. I have given some to 2 young girls that I’m teaching to see and quilt to get them started.. But I still have at least 60…

  186. Sad to say, I have way too many…and I will even notice I like a book so much, I sometimes find I will buy it twice. My girlfriends always enjoy the second book!!!!!

  187. I bet I have 100 to 150. It’s just fun looking at them and dreaming of all the projects I’d like to make

  188. I have over 400 books and love every one of them..some have very hard to find but I love the search too!!