Here’s to New Beginnings – 2022 – Revised!

Wishing you all the best for 2022! Between the construction and opening of the new retail shop and retreat house, last year sure was a whirlwind blur! I can’t thank you enough for shopping, sharing and stitching along with us both in person, and on our social media platforms. We have big plans for 2022, and hope we can continue to be a part of your life through the art of stitching!

I wanted to start off this year on a positive note so I picked out this great quilt from my archives to share with you all. It was designed a long, long time ago – 2004 to be exact – and today you can get a FREE printable PDF by clicking the link below!

CLICK HERE for your FREE Printable PDF of the Lincoln Ladies Quilt Club “Streak of Lightning” Quilt!

I figured since all the Christmas decorations are down, now it’s time for blue and white in honor of the Winter season (Ok… Maybe Nick still has yet to take the tree down – that’s his job every year). “Streak of Lightning” is a beautiful blue and white quilt that can be done as a full-size quilt (70″ x 82″) or as a lap quilt (40″ x 58″).

“Streak of Lightning”  was originally designed by the Lincoln’s Ladies Club. The club specializes in recreating and designing quilts based on earlier time periods, using reproduction fabrics. The group was founded by Carole Charles and myself back at the Menasha, WI location of Primitive Gatherings, long before we built our new facility in Larsen, WI.

Take a look at how I’ve displayed this beautiful work of art in my own house for January! I just love this black setting for the Blue & Cream HSTs – or it actually could be a really dark blue – but ours is black…

I especially love how these colors tie right into my Anchor Point decor. Even though it’s the middle of Winter, blue and white together feels light at airy to me. Fresh and crisp like a cold Winter’s day!

If you’re looking for a smaller project, don’t worry! This quilt can be done at full size or as a darling lap quilt. Either way, I hope you enjoy it! New beginnings and a new project for 2022!

CLICK HERE for your FREE Printable PDF of the Lincoln Ladies Quilt Club “Streak of Lightning” Quilt!

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I live on a lake in beautiful Butte Des Morts, WI. I have three sons: Lance (forever 29), Luke 33, Jake 32, and two grand-babies, Little Man and O-Bug. I've been married to the love of my life Nick, since 1998 when we started our crazy adventure together! I am a quilter, rugger, and gardener. I also love to cook when I get the chance. Thanks for visiting and supporting Primitive Gathering Quilt Shop where I try to bring you the best Moda fabrics and wool projects anywhere!

32 thoughts on “Here’s to New Beginnings – 2022 – Revised!

  1. Thank you so much, the pattern is striking! Ha, I just realized what I did there… Streak of Lightening!
    Striking! I amuse myself…😝

  2. Thank you, Lisa, for this sweet pattern. I think I will collect fabrics and work on this when we visit the retreat center, this March.

  3. Happy New Year! Thank you for the pattern! I love the colors and what a great picture of you and the quilt!

  4. Happy 2022 Lisa, thank you for sharing the pattern – I’m inspired already. I love the photo of you wrapped in the quilt, in the snow!

  5. Thanks for your generosity! Wishing you, your family and your wonderful staff (at both store) a wonderful 2022!

  6. Thank you for this pattern. You are so generous! Love your fabrics and your patterns!! Happy New Year to you and everyone at Primitive Gatherings!

  7. Hi Lisa,

    What a great pattern, thank you. I learned about you many years ago when you vended at the Minnesota Quilt show. I was in love with your store/booth. I can home to tell all my quilting friends about my new favorite store. When I was at your booth, I talked to Carol and both you and she signed my book. Whatever happened to Carol, she was so helpful, you are lucky to have a talented employee.

  8. Thank you so much, Lisa. I have a ton of half-square triangles already sew that will work perfectly with this pattern.

  9. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing this pattern! Blue and white does look so crisp and perfect for winter!

  10. This would be a very pretty entry in your Red & White Challenge! Thanks for the pattern. Love everything about your blog, your videos, your shop!

  11. Love this quilt! Thanks for the free pattern. Can’t wait for Starlight Gatherings to come out:)

  12. Thank you for the “Streak of Lightening” pattern. You look so cute wrapped in the quilt & I love it on the table. Another great Lisa Bongean project! Thanks again.

  13. Happy New Year. Wishing everyone a better 2022. And Lisa thanks for giving us a free pattern to start our New Year. Thinking of using red & white fabrics I’ve been collecting just need to decide on the 3rd fabric.

  14. Thank you for the free pattern! Beautiful blues! It is very cold here in Kankakee, Illinois today and supposed to be colder on Friday. That is winter in Illinois! Good stitching weather!

    1. Hi there! Unfortunately no, we don’t have them for sale. I can’t blame you for wanting one, it’s super cute! I got that one as a gift from a friend. 🙂

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