Farmhouse Friends Mystery Stitch Along!!!

Today is my day to launch another ornament for your garland!   Thanks to Rhonda from Farmhouse Threads and all the other participating designers who are all making wonderful projects for you!

SANTA & HIS REINDEER!

I wanted to give you another option for your ornaments… So I made one Santa, eight reindeer and 6 pennies that go together to make a little penny mat!  If you want to make single ornaments just make one of each three designs.

 

Lisa Bongean/Primitive Gatherings

Below is the link for the free pattern…

FREE PATTERN

To go to our website to order a wool kit, optional thread kit and printed pattern for this project as shown click the link below. I have put wool on  as the backing as well, but you could put flannel on the back and save the wool for something else…but I like the thickness of the two wool pennies!

Kit, Threads and Printed Pattern Info

 

I also have tutorial on how to hook the pennies together below on this link

Penny Tutorial

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I hope you enjoy making my ornaments and optional penny mat!!!  Here  is the whole schedule!

 

 

Debbie Maddy coming to Primitive Gatherings!

 

We are super excited to announce we have re-scheduled Debbie to teach for Primitive Gatherings! Debbie is doing amazing things and sharing her knowledge in two workshops. And even better now because you can stay at our retreat house!  You can also be a day student if you are local or have your own lodging!  Please read the details in the flyer below and join in the fun!

Click HERE for registration form

 

Some Primitive Gatherings News… & Give Away Winner!

 
Hey….I hope you are all enjoying your stitching this summer! 
 
We are so busy getting our new store and The Gathering ready for you all!  It is SO exciting! I want to announce that we have started taking reservations and will soon be launching some planned/event retreats!  So look for those SOON as well. 
If you feel like me, you may be going through withdrawls from not enough time with your friends or those who are passionate about stitching and creating wonderful things. Too much alone time last year, so let’s have some fun together!
 
We are here to provide a place built just for you to hang out, relax and create all the beautiful things you have wanted to work on.   The Gathering will be an experience you will always remember…the inspiration, the gardens, the food, the swag and the camaraderie you can only find when you spend a lot of time together!  I look forward to making new friends at every retreat I attend…and now I can be at one every week!  Quilters are special people to be around.
 
Here is the flyer for The Gatherings…we offer several packages, 3 nights, 6 nights as well as a discounted whole house booking…but will also do single stays as well…so whether you have a large or small group we look forward to  making  your Quilting experience at The Gathering, one of the best!  Jenny our Gathering manager would love to hear from you and get you set up!
 
Summer Blocks of the Week are almost ready to ship!!!  We have two this summer.  Our hand pieced or EPP will be a BOM and will start soon as well….
 
Wildflower Garden -scrappy above
 
Wildflower Garden -contemporary— GOOD LUCK making your choice…
 
…and then pieced with two color options as well-called Front Porch Swing…
Amy’s version

I am so enjoying stitching these simple but fun blocks..

 

Click HERE to join our Blocks of the Week!

 

Thursday is LIVESTREAM day…so mark your calendar with an alert!  It’s not too late to start quilting along with us!!! We are only on block 5!

I am doing some final stitching on our projects for our special Christmas in July box!!! We may still have a few spots open!!! Great discount and a fun gift or for you to get started on Christmas 2021!  Here are the details…

You all asked for it and we have listened! You are looking for one of our awesome Wool Boxes but you would like it Holiday/Christmas Themed, well we will have that available for you and shipping to you in July!  There will be over $150 worth of product in the box for just $105 (domestic) which included shipping!  This box will be geared toward projects you can get done over the next few months in time for the Holiday Season!  Sign up today as we only have a certain amount that we are going to be making!  Once we are full, there will be no more!

THIS CAN BE THE ONLY ITEM ON YOUR ORDER AS IT DOES NOT SHIP UNTIL THE END OF JULY

Click HERE for Christmas in July Box

and the winner of the quilted flag t-shirt from last week’s blog post is….

Thanks for this block series! I am trying to carve out some time to catch up, but until then the red, white & blue are in my every thought. Great way to support our veterans!  Ruth

Thank you Ruth for reading my blog…We appreciate your support of Primitive Gatherings and we hope you love your T-shirt!  Please contact me @ lisab@primitivegatherings.us

Then… last, yes, I saved the best for last….we are over the moon at our newest additions at Primitive Gatherings!!!  We have our first two old English Babydoll Southdown sheep!  

We are working on their names…both girls…their registered names are Sundrop and Sodapop!  We can’t wait for more…but we love that we were able find these two ladies!

My best…Lisa

 

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!

 

 
 
 
 
 
Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL

American Quilter’s SAL is starting!

Lisa Bongean's Stitch Along

Let’s Get Started!

As soon as you get those FQ bundles get them starched as fast as you can!   We need to get this Stitch Along going!!!!  They are arriving by the pallet at Primitive Gatherings!!!  Our staff has all the boxes labeled and waiting to toss in your fabric!  I filmed the first block today so It will be ready soon!  I’ll keep you posted!

I must say THANK YOU for your patience in waiting for these record-breaking fabric beauties!  You are the best for customers and we are so grateful for all the positive attitudes!  You will be getting an extra little bonus “thank you” with your FQ bundles.

Hogs for Heros

If you know me, you know I am a little unconventional…so when Hogs for Heros crossed my path I 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 if you didn’t know…is headquartered in Milwaukee WI..about an hour and a half ride from my house) which will change one deserving vet’s life forever!

This American Quilter’s Stitch Along is a fundraiser for Hogs for Heros…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 or 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 to fund our own HOG!  So I do not want to tell you to donate directly to Hogs to Heros because it will not go to our fund.  We have set up a bank account at Nicolet National Bank and funds can only go “in” not out!  Brandon my banker is taking care of everything… so you can send a check to Primitive
Gatherings-Hogs for Heros @ Nicolet National Bank 550 S. Green Bay Rd Neenah, WI 54956  or we have a Venmo account that drops directly into this H4H accounts as well.  We want to make it easy as possible so we will be announcing the Venmo info soon.

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 and we will be giving you many options and plenty of opportunities!  Here are a few examples:

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.

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!

We will also have special sales promotions, auctions, and fun ways to help raise this money…so “us” quilter’s alone can “give” a bike to a deserving vet.  I know we can do it because I know you, my quilt buddies, will make that happen!

One Vet at a time….

Read HERE about veteran, Shannon Flynn, who received his bike on May 8th…We rode an hour and a half in 40-degree weather to get there to watch him receive his bike…his bike came from money raised from Local 139 Operating Engineers…shown here with him…

MEET 2021’S FIRST RECIPIENT: Navy Veteran, Shannon Flynn of Oconto Falls, WI, is our 17th Veteran to roll out! With 23 years of service and three combat deployments, the physical and mental toll taken will undoubtedly be supported by reuniting with his passion. A rider for over 28 years and an MMI certified mechanic, he’s been without his own wheels for three years as he put his family and financial needs first. Unique to this bike, it’s been fully paid for by the generous 2020 fundraising efforts of Wisconsin’s International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139! Shannon found his love on Open Road’s floor in Fond du Lac, and we gifted it in his hometown of Suring, WI on May 8, 2021.

Let’s help them recover any way that looks!

Let the fun begin! Lisa

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