Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL

American Quilter’s SAL-Block 4

Happy July Everyone!!!!

Block 4-I love my country to it’s core… 

I also love my quilting friends…and YOU are one of them, if you are reading this.  I am so glad you are making this quilt along with many Quilter’s around our beautiful country!  Today’s block the a Friendship Star…where would be be with out our friends and especially our Quilty friends!

This weeks blocks are a couple of flying geese!!!!  No problem! We got this…I am loving that you are posting your blocks on our STITCH WITH LISA BONGEAN Facebook group…I would love it even if you post whatever you have done…especially if you are only on Block 1, just post and say Hi to everyone!

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!!!

Here are some of our donations  from this week!  I was in Bennington KS home of Kansas Trouble Quilters.  Where we had 64 lovely quilters attend our retreat!! Lots of fun, love and laughter was had by all…

“If everyone donates a little there is no need for anyone to donate a lot!”  Thank YOU so much to those of you who have already donated!

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  hogsforheroes@primitivegatherings.us

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..

These quilt blocks are being offered FREE to you in an effort to raise money… Please read below how you can help support our fundraising efforts , we have three ways…I know you are are all Awesome and won’t let me down!

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. 

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL THE DONATION FOR THIS WEEK!

Now here is the pattern for today’s block!!

Click HERE for Block 4

New to this Stitch Along?  Here are some helpful links to the pervious blocks…

Click HERE for Block 3

Click HERE for Block 2

Click HERE for Block 1

Here is the PDF for your Binder Cover 

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

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

 

Here are the donation we received this week:

Thomas – Marcellus, New York $50.00  
Nicole – Roseville, California $50.00  
Valerie – Katy, Texas $100.00 In memory of my husband’s uncle, Joseph Bauer, who lost his life in WWII
Shirley – Columbia, Maryland $25.00  
Marilyn – Houston, Texas $5.00  
Cindy – Troy, NY $25.00 Lisa, I love the blocks you are giving us to make this quilt and I’m honored to give to us a worthy cause. Thank you!
Phyllis  $25.00  
Leigh – Lees Summit, Missouri $10.00 Thank you for your service
Guillermo – Loveland, Colorado $20.00 What a great way to support our vets
Laura – Edgerton, Ohio $10.00  
Nancy  $25.00 Donation in honor of my husband (Air Force), mother (Navy), and father (Army). We love our Veterans!
Denise – Butler, Pennsylvania $25.00  
Linda – Wasilla, Alaska $25.00 Thanks for supporting our veterans
Nina – Gainesville, Florida $25.00  
Denise – Franklin, Massachusetts $25.00 For those who fought courageously for our freedom. Let us never forget!
Kristin – Brea, California $20.00 Thanks for a wonderful project and a wonderful cause. Let’s do this!!
Linda – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin $20.00  
Sandra – Parma, Ohio  $10.00 In honor of my father, Philip Golch. Thank you for this wonderful pattern.
Barbara – Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania $25.00 To honor my four nephews who have all served in the Navy, Joe, John, Jim, and Kelly.
Judith – El Cajon, California $25.00  
Michelle – Dallas, Texas $100.00  
Shelley – San Jose, California $50.00  
Robin – West Jordan, Utah $10.00 Thank you for your service
Debbie – Rhinelander, Wisconsin $20.00  
Rita – Salem, New Jersey $10.00  
Ruth $20.00  
Wendy – San Jose, California  $100.00 In loving memory of Jeter
Kathy $25.00 In honor of my father who served in Korea and Vietnam and with gratitude for all others who have served
Lois – Weston, Wisconsin $25.00 Great cause and I am happy to play a small part in it
Tamara – Caldwell, Idaho $10.00  
Nicole  $20.00 Thank you for all you do
Cathy – Monroe, Georgia $200.00  
Julie – Comstock Park, Michigan $20.00 In honor of Eugene Myszak
Perry – Albion, Illinois $20.00  
Theresa – Port St. Lucie, Florida $10.00  
The Van Kleef Family Trust $20.00  
Sheila – Fair Oaks, California $25.00  
Sharon – Kyle, Texas $25.00  
Vicki – Lexington, Kentucky $25.00  
Sheila – Appleton, Wisconsin $50.00  
Kimberly – Yucaipa (You coopa), California $100.00  
Roseann – Lake Forest, California $25.00  
Rosalyn – Glendora, California $100.00  
Barbara – Yucaipa, California $200.00  
Deborah – Redlands, California $200.00  
Beverly – Canby, Oregano $25.00  
Denise – Irvine, California $50.00  
Larine – Petersburg, Alaska $20.00  
Deb – Mason, Michigan $10.00  
Barbara – Waterloo, Iowa $40.00  
Cynthia – Temple, Texas $500.00  
Robyn – Greenfield, Illinois $10.00  
Debra – Adrian, Missouri $50.00 This is in memory of my dad, Joseph V. Wolfe & his brother, Kenneth B. Wolfe. They were both in WWII, and I know they would have supported this cause! Thanks.
Fran – Palmdale, California $50.00 Read her card
Kay – Kiel, Wisconsin $50.00 From her card: Hogs for Heroes is certainly blessed to have an advocate like you supporting their cause. Glad to be part of it!
Peggy – Cudahy, Wisconsin $500.00  
Nancy – Independence, Iowa $40.00  
Mary – White Plains, New York $500.00  
Kathleen – Houston, Texas $50.00  
Barbara – Paris, Texas $25.00  
Pam $5.00  
Sherri – Lamar, Missouri $20.00  
Kelly  $20.00  
Becky  $20.00  
Linda – Illinois $20.00  
Barbara – Kansas $20.00  
Shirley $20.00  

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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Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL

American Quilter’s SAL-Block 3

 

Hey…It’s time for Block 3!!! I am in Kansas with 64 HAPPY Quilters!!!   Having a blast stitching away!!! We are in Bennington Kansas with Lynne from Kansas Troubles Quilter’s and Debbie Maddy as well…

Every week I get someone saying they cannot find this or that….so…because I do not have time to answer everyone and personally send them the PDF…I will link all the blocks each week in the current week’s blog post….so there should be no reason someone can’t find something… If yours prints in French that is not on my end and you need to figure that out….sorry…look for the red buttons…those are the block directions..

 

Block 3 is ready as can be!!!! 

But first….Did you remember to send us a donation?  I am going to pester you all… everytime until we reach the goal of $25K….We really really really…want to raise a bunch of money for Hogs for Heros!!!!  WE are off to a wonderful start!!

Here are some of our donations  from this week!

 

Creations by M & J – Peculiar, MO

$10.00

 

Mary Ann – Portland, OR

$500.00

 

ShopPosh With Devi – no info

$10.00

 

Beth – no info

$25.00

With gratitude for those who serve

Shari – Kennesaw, GA

$25.00

 

Traci – Warren, IN

$20.00

 

Glory – no info

$20.00

The mission you have is so admirable. Thanks for allowing us to help veterans and make a gorgeous project at the same time.

Linda – Lander, WY

$20.00

 

Brent – APO

$50.00

Honoring All Veterans

Janice – Salt Lake City, UT

$30.00

Thanks for all your efforts on behalf of our amazing veterans, Lisa! (and for the beautiful patterns)

Joni – Bristolville, OH

$25.00

My dad was a Korean POW and servced in Vietnam – still kicking at 87!

Pamela – no info

$100.00

Thank you Lisa, for helping me help  a Hero! Big quilty hugs!

Annas Ecletic Handmades – no info

$10.00

Great job

Michael – Noblesville, IN

$100.00

This is in honor of my father (Navy), my husband (Army), my father-in-law (Army), his father (Army, WWII, shot down over Germany more than once), my husband’s other grandfather (Navy, WWII, at Normandy on D-day), uncles, and cousins. They all served with honor and had to adjust back to civilian life. Some were able to do it easier than others. Now our son proudly serves. I wish we could give more, but this is for them.

Diane 

$50.00

 

Vicki – Chesapeake, Virginia

$50.00

 

Darci – Neenah, Wisconsin

$250.00

I read about Neal. Glad to donate

Deborah – Akron, Ohio

$100.00

No one deserves our support more than those that defend our freedom!

Stephanie – Schoolcraft, Michigan

$20.00

From a fellow quilter and Harley rider! My husband, father, and two brother-in-laws served.

Kimberly – 

$25.00

This is in honor of my favorite veteran. My husband, 20 years in the Navy.

Jennifer – 

$25.00

 

Allison – South Jordan, Utah

$20.00

For all veterans. Family, friends, and all the unknown who fight for our country and our freedom! Thank you!!

Lynn – Picayune, Mississippi

$25.00

Honoring all veterans. Thank you for your service.

Sally – Austin, Texas

 $100.00

Love all your flag patterns!!

Antoinette – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

$10.00

Thank you to all service people, especially my father and my students. We could not have our freedoms without your commitment!

Victoria – Peoria, Arizona

$10.00

 

Joelyn – Draper, Utah

$30.00

In honor of my mother and father. Both Veteran’s of the Korean War.

Michele – Richland, Washington

$35.00

Donations for Hogs for Heroes. Thanks for supporting our Vets!

Bill and Susan – Nolensville, Tennessee

$25.00

Thanks for doing this Lisa!

Faerie – Colleyville, Texas

$100.00

Lisa, thanks for helping those who have served us. You are the best!

Alana – 

$25.00

 

Karen – Valley Center, California

$250.00

 

Karen – New Boston, New Hampshire

$10.00

 

Judy – Corpus Christi, Texas

$60.00

 

Donnelle – Mount Vernon, Texas

$25.00

 

Freda – Leduc Canada

$39.00

 

 

Quilter’s here in Kansas are giving me donations as well I will report on those next week…

“If everyone donates a little there is no need for anyone to donate a lot!”  Thank YOU so much to those of you who have already donated!

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  hogsforheroes@primitivegatherings.us

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..

These quilt blocks are being offered FREE to you in an effort to raise money… Please read below how you can help support our fundraising efforts , we have three ways…I know you are are all Awesome and won’t let me down!

Click HERE for Directions for BLOCK 3

Here is the PDF for your Binder Cover 

New to this Stitch Along?  Here are some helpful links…

Click HERE for Block 1

Click HERE for Block 2

 

 

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 1…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

YouTube Video Tutorial FIVE-BLOCK 3- Feathered square

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

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!

Let’s help them recover any way that looks!   Lisa

Please join/subscribe to us at the following social places:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cq4Hks2qq8Wk8ckuyFxRA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.bongean

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/lisabongean

Website: https://primitivegatherings.us/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lisabongean

 

It Summer Block of the week time!!! Part 2

2021 Summer Blocks of the Week!- Wool Version

ANNOUNCEMENT-Winner of the Embellished Art Embroidery Project Planner Post…is….Kim McKinney | please DM me with your address.

It’s wool time….we are super excited to announce our 2021 summer blocks of the week!  This year we picked a smaller and easier projects for a couple reasons.   Some of you are still working on last years…(or another years)  I try to do smaller project every other year, which helps with the price…and don’t forget the FREE project…this years will be awesome too!

Wildflower Garden | Scrappy Version 

Will consist of 20 blocks and a border…there will be no finishing kit…everything you need will be in all 12 weeks…2 blocks each week…borders are weeks 11 & 12 and will finish at 60″x 70″.   You will get the background flannel all at once so that is the essential kit to start with…and it came in already!!! We did not expect it until end of July…so we will be able to start this one earlier than expected…now that is a change!!!  You will be getting about 5 yds of flannel…if we have 100 people sign up that is 500 yards…we have a limited number that we can sign up with you needing that much yardage…so don’t miss out on this one, sign up now or you may miss your chance!

The scrappy version will contain three shades of green leaves and the flowers will be all different colors…through out the 20 blocks.

Contemporary Version

Our contemporary version will contain a controlled color palette and black leaves.

Here is a pic of several of them but they are not stitched yet. 

We will also have facebook group for this project!

Here is a peak at the FREEBIE

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD- 

Collect all 12 blocks! I have a really cool setting planned for this project!

Jessica has all the details in this document click the button below  and print it out….next post will be abut the EPP version!  Thank you for joining our Summer projects…we appreciate your business and can’t wait to get this project started!!!

Remember to click on every box when ordering…and don’t forget the thread kits and backing as well!!

All the DETAILS-shipping, pricing and more!

Click HERE to order our Wool SBOW!

If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section!   Lisa

Lisa Bongean SBOW2021
 
 
 
 

It Summer Block of the week time!!! Part 1

2021 Summer Blocks of the Week!- Pieced Version

Hey…Thanks for being patient with us while we are moving…but we are now excited to announce our 2021 summer blocks of the week!  This year we picked a smaller and easier projects for a couple reasons.   Some of you are still working on last years…(or another years)  I try to do smaller project every other year, which helps with the price…and don’t forget the FREE project…this years will be awesome too!

First up….our pieced version is based on this super sweet antique quilt….Front Porch Swing is it’s name….We are making ours 90×90…if you want it bigger, add a border…or you can make two lap quilts if you don’t want a big quilt.

Antique quit from Lisa Bongean collection

We are going to replicate this quilt with two different options…the first is a nice mellow using civil war reproduction mediums with this great blue Bella for the corners/binding, Amy will be piecing this color way…

We will also have facebook group for this project!

 

Amy’s version 
Lisa’s version

I am stitching a neutral version with lights and a nice grey for the corner…this quilt will go  together fast!!!

Here is a peak at the FREEBIE-WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD-  Collect all 12 blocks! I have a really cool setting planned for this project!

Jessica has all the details in this document click the button below  and print it out….next post will be abut the wool version!  Thank you for joining our Summer projects…we appreciate your business!

All the DETAILS-shipping, pricing and more!

Click HERE to order our Pieced SBOW!

 

 
 
 
 
 

Book Blog Tour! Giveaway!

 
Let’s go on a tour?  A book tour….I know a lot of you are crazy about your embroidery… and who doesn’t have way too much going on and in need of some organization?  
 
This amazing planner by life long stitcher, Christen Brown is such a unique and great idea.

It is designed especially for embroiderers so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your project goals, track your progress, and manage your time and works-in-progress (WIPs). Each project has four pages to track and record all the critical details: the name of your project, the layout, the stitches and embellishments, due dates, supply lists and more. Plus, flip to the back of the planner for a reference section and even more handy tools.

  • Get inspired to start AND finish your projects with project sheets, tracking logs, and beautiful embroidery photos
  • Keep track of classes, gifts, contact info, and so much more
  • Spiral-bound and tabbed for ease of use
Are you ready to win your copy? Just leave a comment below and tell me how many projects you are currently working on and why you need this planner…I will pick a winner for the planner on Monday June 21st…
 
Also Christen has a couple of other books that I own…do you have these in your STITCH library?Click HERE to order these books for $10 off if you order both!!!

You will also have a chance to win the planner from the other participants on the blog tour, when you visit their sites.

The timing on this is perfect…are you following our Crazy Fall Stitch Along?

Follow along here…all the blocks are posted each week
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All for now…take care…and keep on STITCHING everyday!  Lisa

 

Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL

American Quilter’s SAL-Block 2

Block 2 is ready for you!!!! 

Introduction & Mission Video

But first….Did you remember to send us a donation?  I am going to pester you all everytime until we reach the goal of $25K….We really really really…want to raise a bunch of money for Hogs for Heros!!!!  WE are off to a wonderful start!!

Here are a few that have come in!

20$ from Kristin- Houston TX- This donation is on behalf of my favorite veteran, my father, Ron. Even though he didn’t agree with the ideals of the Vietnam War, his love and commitment to our country was unwavering and so he served. He has instilled that commitment to patriotism in me through countless small moments every day of my life.

25$ Patricia- Maumelle, AR Honoring all veterans, my husband, my father and my uncles cousins and my husband’s mother and father for their military service. Thank you.

“If everyone donates a little there is no need for anyone to donate a lot!”  Thank YOU so much to those of you who have already donated!

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  hogsforheroes@primitivegatherings.us

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..

These quilt blocks are being offered FREE to you in an effort to raise money… Please read below how you can help support our fundraising efforts , we have three ways…I know you are are all Awesome and won’t let me down!

Click HERE for Directions for BLOCK 2

Here is the PDF for your Binder Cover 

New to this Stitch Along?  Here are some helpful links…

I hear you all have your fabrics starched up!    If not, here is a starching  video Tutorial 1…and way back in January when we thought it was almost time to start we did this post on getting ready.

 

Lisa Bongean/Block 1 American Quilter

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

You Tube Video Tutorial FOUR -Block 2

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

Hogs for Heroes- Please Help!

If you know me, you know I am a little adventurous …so when Hogs for Heroes crossed my path knew I had to do something to contribute!  Something a little unconventional, for a quilter…I know the obvious thing to do would have been to make a quilt…but I dream a little bigger than the average stitcher….let’s make a quilt and raise some money and buy a Harley Davidison motorcycle, which will change one deserving vet’s life forever!

The result….This American Quilter’s Stitch Along is a fundraiser for Hogs for Heroes…Please read all about them HERE.   All of our patterns and tutorials for American Quilters SAL will be FREE to you on my blog here with video tutorials on my YouTube Channel.  But we are hoping you can find it in your heart to donate something to this awesome cause….We want to raise enough money through Primitive Gatherings and it’s American Quilters to fund our own HOG for a deserving vet.

an American Quilter and hopefully it will be credited toward our campaign..

If you bought your FQ bundle from Primitive Gatherings we have already donated $10 for each FQ bundle…and rounded it up to $6000 in our Hogs for Heroes account!  For those of you who have purchased your FQ bundle from other shops, we hope you wish to donate as well using one of the methods above

Form your own group at your local quilt shop and start stitching together….together you all can make a donation as a group…share your progress with us while you gather together while making this fun quilt.  Fat Quarter Shop has graciously donated $750!!! So Awesome!

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!

Let’s help them recover any way that looks!

Sew let the fun begin and show me your blocks!   Please….Lisa

 

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