Winter Wonderland Workshop

As many of you know we put on some really awesome workshops here at Primitive Gatherings, and this January is no exception! The Gathering at Primitive Gatherings is proud to present our 2022 Winter Wonderland Workshop! Come stay with us during this three-day workshop, or join us just for a single day. Classes will run from Thursday January 27th through Saturday January 29th, 9 AM until 4:30 PM (check-in is Wednesday January 26th at 3PM and check-out is Sunday January 30th by 11AM for those staying for the full session).

The workshop includes project kits and classes that I will be teaching, along with a couple of additional classes and projects! Oh, and let’s not forget an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Primitive Gatherings (this tour is only available to guests of The Gathering and not open to the general public)! Dinner will be provided to those checking in on Wednesday night, along with daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch for retreaters attending the entire event! Lunch will be provided if you are attending a single day session.

The weather has been extra nasty out there lately and I’m sure many of you could use an excuse to get out of the house. Look no further, the Winter Wonderland retreat is (almost) here! Don’t wait, spots are limited and going fast so call Jenny at 920-778-8031 to claim your seat. You can also email us at to reserve your spot today!

I’m really hoping the sub zero temps will be gone by the time I get back from Vegas, but we all know that’s probably wishful thinking. All I can say is I’m having a great time so far and I am 100% NOT missing such cold weather! Stay tuned to my, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean” Youtube channel for my live presentation this Thursday. Even though I’m not in the studio this week, Jess and the girls will be sharing our new and upcoming fabric releases that have officially arrived at the warehouse! Of course, Val and I will be “popping in” to join the fun all the way from Nevada as well, so don’t miss us! Hit the link below to watch! See you soon everyone!



Does Your Machine Have a Cover? If Not, Here’s a FREE Pattern!

Happy Winter!

I am proud to say that I’m a part of an amazing group of designers who spread the joy of stitching! All of them are listed in the above header. We have been posting on Facebook for weeks about all sorts of fun things! There is one more designer after me on the sewing room topic, so make sure you go to Wool & Cotton Sewcial to see all the stuff happening there!

I really love the sewing room theme. It sure has been fun to update my sewing machine covers, especially since I have a few more machines now than when I made the dark one back in 2004 – that feels like such a long time ago! 

Is it time to update your sewing room? Today you can download this super cute pattern for free by clicking the link below. It’s a fun and quick project that will brighten up any space without a ton of work. This is basically how it goes…You quilt your fabrics, lining, batting and top. Then you cut them apart. Adjust the pattern according to the size of your machine. Do you have smaller machine or a monster? Appliqué on the front if you desire! Round off the corners. Make bias binding and then pin together the pieces. Apply the binding to both sides and trim the bottom edge. Then bind the bottom edge – it really is quite easy! We will have a video soon on making a sewing machine cover on our Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube Channel so be sure to watch for that!

In addition to the free download, we are selling kits for each version! No printer? We can print the pattern for you for an additional fee if you do not have that capability. Follow the links below to print or purchase!

Click HERE for a FREE Printable PDF!

Click HERE to ORDER a Kit!

Oh…and if you like the quilt shown in the background behind the machine covers, you can get a kit and pattern for that too! Sherrie made a new sample out of cozy flannel. Check out the awesome photos Kali took of it last week after we got a few inches of fresh snow. So beautiful!

I really think this quilt captures the colors of the winter season in Wisconsin just perfectly. I love it! if you would like to purchase the pattern and/or kit for this quilt, simply hit the link below!

Layers of Fun – Flannel Version

I hope you enjoy the new machine cover addition to your sewing room. It really adds a personal touch to have nice a cover for your BFF – especially one you made yourself! Thanks for visiting our blog, store and our social media sites. We sure appreciate those likes! Take care…stay warm…stay inside, and STITCH!   ~Lisa


Happy New Year’s Eve!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in quick to wish you all a very happy New Year! Just a reminder that our hours are currently different due to the holiday! We’ll be closed for a couple of days for inventory and some much needed rest, so please be sure we’re open before you make a trip out over the weekend.

Also, remember that our 12 Days of Christmas specials are still going on through January 2nd, 2022! If you need a recap of everything we covered, hit the link below! You won’t be disappointed. 

CLICK HERE for the 12 Days of Christmas – Revisited!

If you missed, “Stitch with Lisa Bongean” this week, you can check it out by clicking the link below! We talked all about the fabulous Martingale Book, “Quilt Club” project by project in this great little trunk show. Take a look and let me know what you think! See you all soon – and be safe out there tonight!


December…it’s Ho Ho Ho time…

Happy December!

I always love the first part of December…getting ready for Christmas is always a fun time…

Here are a few Holiday tips to start now…Get those Holiday cards written and sent asap!

Plan your presents whether you are buying them or making them…set your plan for getting them ordered now.  Plan your attack for the gifts you are making, make a list and make sure it is manageable…be realistic…and then stick to it…Do not let anyone steer you off your course.   

Start decorating the house so you can enjoy it for a full month…there is nothing worse than putting out decor for week or two…it’s ok if you do not get it all done at once…I like to break it up into rooms and save the tree for last for the grand babies to help!  Slow down and enjoy the whole process….Also any decor you do not use…set aside and give it away or donate it asap!

I know we have lots of new people here so I have a fun pillow project for you that I offered a couple of years ago as a FREE pdf download.  This will help if you need a quick gift or need a little extra accent for the bed, a chair or couch! I will try to get another free one for those who already have this one…  


Ho Ho Ho Pillow Download

Click HERE to order a kit!


My best …xxxoo


Soft Spot Book!

Hey…I know I am not the only one who has a “soft spot” for pillows… I can’t tell you how many I have or have made in the last couple of years…they are soooooo fun, addictive and give your home just that special look without a lot of effort.  And can i just mention that pillows make the best gifts!  Especially when you need something quick.  I have the perfect book for you….Mother Martingale has come up with another great book to help guide you in your pillow making!!!!

There are so many cool projects in this book…17 to be in fact!   Here are a couple of my favorites from the book….I’m trying not to show you ALL of them…I am leaving 12 as a surprise!

Here is my project in the book…if you have any leftovers from American Quilter’s SAL you can make this…

CLICK the link below to snag a copy of this wonderful book from Primitive Gatherings.

.Click HERE

Are you a pillow maker?  Leave me a comment and you can win my fabrics to make a pillow….and hop on over to my IG account for a chance to win a copy of the book as well.

And before I forget…see this tutorial on how to put in a zipper so you can use the same pillow form for your pillows. 

Pillow Zipper Tutorial

Primitive Christmas is going on NOW!

Did you get your order in yet?  I know we had a lot of visitors today and the site was a little difficult but it looks like everything is working fine and not bogged down now…Watch our Youtube tour of our event… 

YouTube Primitve Christmas-Store

YouTube-Primitive Christmas-The Gathering


We have some exciting things for you this Christmas!!! We always have a free pincushion kit and patterns for you to make…All the patterns are FREE with a $40 purchase!  Do you want to see the Free patterns?

Here they are:

The List (below) is your FREE kit…

Click HERE to go to our site to order to get all the above FREE patterns and a kit for the pincushion.

We also made these fun quilts!  Find them on our website as well…  Look for New and then Christmas event…now you can purchase anything on our site…you do not have to order only Christmas stuff, just to be clear.

Look at the fun flannel Gingham Check quilts!!!!  Easy, fun and fast quilt….Kitted in two sizes…Lap and Queen!

Here are a bunch of photos of today’s event…we sure know how to have some fun!  We love seeing you all today and hope you enjoyed your day with us…we would love to see YOU too …come if you can!

Hope this helps you get into the holiday spirit…it’s GO time…Let’s get those projects done!!!  We have a Sit & Stitch next week Tuesday…bring your projects and spend the day…Erica is making a yummy lunch!  Call Jenny at 920-778-8031 to reserve a spot!