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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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Sample Spree Summer Quilt Along! Starts today!!!

A fun summer quilt along…who’s in?  

I know you are doing the American Quilter’s SAL…but I don’t want to miss out either!!! So let’s just all do what we can and just keep stitching on…whatever we get done we get done…I did just finish my last Sewcialite Block today!!! Can’t wait to show that off!

Sampler Spree: 101+ Fresh & Fun Quilt Blocks by Susan Ache

You will need the book to quilt-along – that is the only place to find the instructions for the 101 blocks we’re making.  The book also has the information to make this quilt.

CT Susan Ache SS QAL Give & Take Flat

Click HERE to order your book!

Give & Take – it finishes at 83½” x 83½”.

Fabric.  How much do you need? 

Page 8.  All yardage is based on 42″ wide fabric. 

  • 1 yard total of assorted cream prints for large blocks
  • 3 yards total of assorted light scraps for blocks – or approx. 3 yards for a single background.
  • 3.875 yards total of assorted medium and dark scraps for blocks – referred to collectively as “dark”.
  • 1.25 yards of white solid for sashing
  • 2.375 yards of peach solid for sashing

The quilt-along starts today!!!! – Wednesday, June 16. 

New blocks will be shared every Wednesday through August 18 – ten weeks of sewing.

Wait.  Ten weeks, a hundred blocks… ten blocks a week? 

CT Susan Ache SS Blocks Design Wall

Yes.  Just remember Rule No. 1 about the Sampler Spree quilt-along – we’re doing this to have fun!  It’s not a race.  Some folks will make ten blocks in two days, others will make two blocks in ten days.  Maybe.  So don’t worry about “keeping up”.  Just enjoy the process.

Sewing by color.  We will be using a single color for the blocks each week – e.g., the first week’s blocks will be Blue. 

CT Susan Ache SS Blocks

The weekly colors are: Orange, Aqua/Teal/Turquoise, Brown & Tan, Green, Purple/Coral/Pink, Navy Blue, Yellow & Gold, Black & Gray, and Red.  And Blue – e.g., Cornflower, Delft, and so on.

And no, that’s not the order of the colors.  We have to keep a few things a surprise!

CT Susan Ache SS Color Bundles

When we discussed doing this, there were two things that convinced us to do this.  One, this is how Susan sews through her scrap bins in the summer.  One color at a time – one bin at a time.  Two, we liked the challenge of it, limitations can spark a whole lot of creativity. 

But – this is not required!  Nobody will be shunned, or voted off the island, for not sewing by color.  Adjust the colors and shades to suit you – your scraps, your color palette, what you like. 

CT Susan Ache SS Checklist Stack of Fabrics

We are stitching blocks in book order because we are stitching all blues!!!!

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We at Primitive Gatherings are stitching ALL blues blocks this time….the blocks are made up of Indigo Gatherings & Starlight Gatherings.  We are using 1 cream background Bella Porcelain    You also can pre- order your Starlight Gatherings HERE.  The highlighted areas are shop-able links

Do I have to make every block? 

Of course not – what’s the rule?.  There are one-hundred blocks necessary to make the Give & Take quilt, so you can skip a few.  If there are blocks you really love, and love making, then make more of those.  Playing around with the light/dark placement, and the colors, in many of the blocks will change the look of the block.  

CT Susan Ache SS Blocks 2

Will there be other setting options? 

Yes.  Susan will be sharing a couple of different options along the way, including a couple of projects made with just one block from the book.  (And so will we.)

Who is sewing along?

Quilt-along stitchers – Instagram / Facebook / Blog:

So are you ready?

CT Susan Ache SS Layer Cake Squares

This is one reason why so many of us love Layer Cakes.  They are often used for photos, and then folded to make little collection bundles.  With Susan’s book and this quilt-along, the bundles were quickly taken apart and sorted by color.  

Can I tell you a secret?  The squares look so pretty in the boxes that pulling squares out and cutting them up will be really hard. 

But not impossible. 

We’ll see you next week. 

For a PDF of this blog post – Sampler Spree: A Checklist

If you missed any of the earlier posts with Susan:

Lisa Bongean/American Quilters SAL

American Quilter’s SAL-Block 1

 

Let’s Get Started!

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!

    Finally, we can start, so let’s get to it!

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

Lisa Bongean American Quilter’s Block 1

Click HERE to download BLOCK !

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

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.

There are three ways you can donate…

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 Heroes  mail 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..

Skip your coffee or that MDs diet coke today and give the money to one deserving veteran….we really don’t need a lot from anyone just a little from everyone.!   Thank you!

Here are some ways money can/is being raised…

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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