Primitive Christmas is Coming!

Hey stitchers! How’s your week coming along? I’m busy as usual, with a lot of my focus going toward our annual Primitive Christmas event that’s coming up next week already. If you haven’t been lucky enough to participate in this festive event before, you’re in a for a real treat! Join us Thursday, November 16th through Saturday, November 18th (both in-store and online), and Sunday, November 19th, 2023 (online only, the retail shop will be CLOSED) to celebrate the official holiday kickoff off at Primitive Gatherings!

Shoppers will enjoy several holiday Make & Take Project options, along with complimentary fresh baked cookies and hot apple cider. I also designed at least four exclusive patterns (one of which includes a kit) that are available as FREE gifts with a $40.00 minimum purchase (not including tax or shipping). Not to mention, my annual holiday quilt show will also be up on display for your enjoyment at The Gathering ($5.00 admission fee required to view the quilt show). This year’s theme is Red, White, and Green!

Of course, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the spirit of giving back so as always, we’ve selected a charity to share the proceeds of your generosity with. This year we’ve chosen Toys for Tots – an organization founded in 1947 by the United States Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them Christmas presents. You can contribute to this wonderful program right here at Primitive Gatherings now through the beginning of December 2023 by either making a $10.00 (or more) cash or toy donation toward the cause. To show our appreciation, we will then match your donation with a coupon worth $10.00 OFF your Primitive Gatherings purchase. Everybody wins! You can also donate directly to Toys for Tots by clicking HERE.

I can honestly say I’m pretty pumped about this event, mostly because I’m excited to see The Gathering “dressed” to the nines, all decked out for the 2023 Primitive Gatherings Red, White, and Green Quilt Show. We don’t have quite as many entries as last year’s Red and White Quilt Show, but it’s still going to be a sight to see! Do you have a quilt in the mix? Let me know in the comments so I can watch for it.

Ok gang, that’s it for today! I will see you all back here tomorrow for block release #9 of the Moda Blockheads 5 Quilt-Along, and then again on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST on STITCH with Lisa Bongean, with CommentSold directly following (appx 2:!5 p.m.). Have a wonderful evening! ~Lisa



41 responses to “Primitive Christmas is Coming!”

  1. Jonnie Nottingham Avatar
    Jonnie Nottingham

    I sent a quilt in to the show! It’s the Springtime pattern of tulips done in porcelain, green and red instead of the original black, green and ivory. Excited to see it hung in The Gathering!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I can’t wait to see it, Jonnie!!!

  2. Diana L Ripley Avatar
    Diana L Ripley

    Sounds like a wonderful time!

  3. Nancy Whitton Avatar
    Nancy Whitton

    I have a Baltimore Album style quilt with hand appliqué and hand quilting. Wish I could see the show but we are already in AZ for the winter.

  4. Lorraine W Avatar
    Lorraine W

    Yes I have a quilt in the mix! A mini log cabin. Can’t wait to see the quilt show! Also Moda Blockheads block.

  5. Ann W Avatar
    Ann W

    I sent in my quilt Christmas Mums. I wish I could see the gatherings all decked out in person, but look forward to seeing pictures of it. I know it’ll be beautiful.

  6. Wendy Nystrom Avatar
    Wendy Nystrom

    Lisa, I look forward to Primitive Christmas. Taking half a day of vacation on Thursday to attend as I had committed to watch three of my grandchildren ranging in ages 2-7. It was either vacation or bring 3 children. This Nana is too weary to bring them there. Lol.

    Ladies if you have the chance to attend in person you really should. It is so fun and festive and really gets you in the Christmas spirit. See you there!❤️

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Thank you, Wendy! Can’t wait to see you!

  7. Annie Bartus Avatar
    Annie Bartus

    I, too, sent in a quilt! Looking forward to seeing it hung in The Gathering (on line)! I named it “Christmas Galaxy.” The original pattern was yellows, greens, and cream.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      That’s awesome, Annie! I can’t wait to see it hung up!

  8. Jean Cassell Avatar
    Jean Cassell

    Even though I’m just an at a home quilter I sent an embroidery quilt in

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      I can’t wait to see it, Jean!

  9. Sherry Cowley Avatar
    Sherry Cowley

    My friend, Chris, and I will be there starting Monday. Can’t wait!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Looking forward to having you there, Sherry!

  10. Jo A. Weinkauf Avatar
    Jo A. Weinkauf

    I delivered my “Cozy Christmas ” quilt for the show last Monday. I can’t wait to come and see the display.

  11. Maggi Avatar

    I so wish I lived near enough to come in person. I hope you are going to show us onliners some pics of the new stuff!

  12. Mary Linderud Avatar
    Mary Linderud

    I’m excited too for the primitive Christmas event. Lisa always creates great new Christmas patterns for us!!

  13. Kandy Avatar

    Will be fun to see my quilt in your retreat house…I am sure it will be a beautiful display again …such a cool place to have a quilt show…

  14. Kimberly Anne Brandt Avatar
    Kimberly Anne Brandt

    WOW what a wonderful thing you are doing for Toys for Tots, I hope it is a successful are your Hogs for Heroes”! Will there be a way for us at home to see the Red and Green quilt show? And how can we at home donate to Toys for Tots, should we go through you or donate directly to their organization? From a proud family of Veterans and Marines, we thank you so much for all you do for us all.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hi Kimberly! We hope to do a walk-through video after the holidays for those who can’t attend in person. As far as donating to Toys for Tots, you can either go through your CommentSold account (type Toys for Tots in the search bar and use code TOYSFORTOTS at checkout) or by going to the Toys for Tots website directly. Please keep in mind that if you choose to donate online you must use your $10.00 purchase credit toward the store at the same time. Thank you and happy stitching!!!

  15. Pat Widmaier Avatar
    Pat Widmaier

    So looking forward to visiting again. I challenged myself and entered a log cabin in the stars quilt. Working on it, there was a little bird telling me “you can do it, Pat”! Gee wonder who the bird is?!? 😉

    See you soon —- toys in hand!

  16. alice vail Avatar

    Looking forward to the Primitive Gatherings 2023 Christmas event next week. Last year is when I “discovered” your event and video’s. There has been “no looking back”. I do not have a quilt entered, but look forward to your video when/if you create one for all the quilts that were entered for 2023. (Just one more thing for you to do). Lisa and staff have been so generous with the quilt a-longs, the gifts/prizes they distribute, and they have been very helpful throughout the year, to so many. I’m sure the PG event will be a success. If there is a vote for my favorite picture of Lisa this year, it is her standing in front of the angel. She has been an angel to so many. Happy Holidays to Lisa and all PG staff (that includes Nick too)!

  17. Sherry Cowley Avatar
    Sherry Cowley

    See you next Monday!

  18. Shari Smith Avatar
    Shari Smith

    I’ll see you next week. I’m excited to see my quilt hanging at the retreat!!!

  19. Tammy Marquardt Avatar
    Tammy Marquardt

    My favorite event of the year! Yippee!

  20. Harriett murray Avatar
    Harriett murray

    I sent a quilt in for the show. So wish I could be there to see them. Can’t wait until y’all post pics (I hope)! Mine was my own creation, strip piecing. Then decided to use your poinsettia patterns to embellish outer border in wool. I had so much fun making it. Kinda scary bc I’ve never entered my quilts into anything where others can see. I’m sure all of the quilts will be gorgeous.

  21. Debbie Chapel Avatar
    Debbie Chapel

    I sent in my Tannenbaum quilt. It was sew fun making it for the show. ❤️💚🤍

  22. Carrie DeCoster Avatar
    Carrie DeCoster

    I cannot wait to attend the “Christmas in the Gathering”. It is also my favorite time of the year, (what Grandma does not love Christmas) and yes I entered one in the show as well. Cannot wait for the privilege to be hung among many talented quilters, the leap of faith I have always been dreaming of. My quilt is called “mixed emotions” as there are many being entered into my first quilt show. So excited!!!

    Carrie D

  23. Dana Doerfler Avatar
    Dana Doerfler

    Finished my quilt just in time to get it in the mail! Looking forward to seeing the show during the Naughty or Nice event!

  24. Stephanie R Avatar
    Stephanie R

    My quilt made it there too! I am hoping to see it in person before the take down in December. This is my first quilt show submission so I’m pretty excited. I can’t wait to see everyone else’s quilts and all the fun goodies Lisa has in store for Primitive Christmas!

  25. Susan Avatar

    I sent my quilt in first of October. I used your Joyful gatherings on an Edyta Sitar Liberty Star pattern. I started early so I would have it finished in time. Last year I didn’t finish mine. It was totally beyond my skills. But I was kinda glad as I saw someone else had entered the exact same quilt. I can’t wait to see it in the video. I’m in Southern California so I won’t be seeing it live. 🙁
    Some day….

  26. SHERRI G Avatar

    Can’t wait! Primitive Gatherings Christmas is the best!

  27. Harriett Murray Avatar
    Harriett Murray

    I sent a wool bordered strip pieced quilt in for show. I used Lisa’s poinsettia runner for my inspiration. Wish I could see all of them hanging, but alas, I live along the gulf coast south not possible this year.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Hey Harriett! I’m sure we’ll be putting something up on YouTube once the show is over for people who were unable to make it in person.

  28. Sharlene Andoe Avatar
    Sharlene Andoe

    Thank you Lisa for offering this Primitive Event! Looking forward to your 2023 Holiday event online! I will get to your store one day! Have a wonderful day!

  29. usairdoll Avatar

    So happy for your charity this Christmas. My son is currently in the USMC and I know all the recipients will be so happy. Wish I lived closer to come in person but will definitely be visiting online for all the goodies ;- D

  30. usairdoll Avatar

    Hmmm .. didn’t see my post, so here it is again 😉

    My son is currently serving in the USMC and so Proud of him ! I know all the recipients of Toys For Tots will be so happy. Thank you for your’s and everyone’s support ! Wished I lived closer but I will definitely be visiting your PG Christmas Celebration online.

  31. Jean Fisher Avatar
    Jean Fisher

    I delivered my Legacy Tree of Life flannel wall hanging on Oct 22 to PG. I also had a fair isle themed quilt there last year on display. Can’t wait to see it all in person once again during Sit, Stay, Sew & Shop Retreat Dec 1-3. Such a fun weekend! My best friend will be with me from Florida. The Gathering is such a fantastic experience & truly a sight to behold. Every entry is a showstopper and deserves praise. It takes a little courage to let others “examine” your work and let your yourself be vulnerable enough to be “judged”. But it also makes you a better quilter too! Thanks Lisa for pushing me outside my comfort zone and trying new things!

  32. Julie Myszak Avatar
    Julie Myszak

    I can’t wait until PG Christmas Event! I am already making my list and checking it twice!

  33. Jean Woskoski Avatar
    Jean Woskoski

    Hi Lisa! I have a quilt in the RWG show this year. I named my quilt after my dog – Capi Love. I am totally outside of my comfort zone entering a quilt in the show…but as my mom always says “if you don’t enter one, there is nothing to see”. After a long battle with eye surgeries, I did not think I would ever be able to sew again. After months of healing, my vision has improved, and I started working on my Heartfelt quilt. She may not be perfect, but she is all mine! I cannot wait for Sit, Sip, Sew and Shop weekend, where I will have three days to admire it along with all of the beautiful quilts that others have entered. Humbled to be part of the Primitive Gatherings Christmas and the RWG Quilt show.

  34. Julie Myszak Avatar
    Julie Myszak

    Thank you for all the wonderful patterns! I loved seeing all the beautiful items in the video on Thursday! I wish I could buy it all! But I had to choose just a few! Everything downloaded easily and I can’t wait to start making presents for family and friends!

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