Friday Quilting Giveaway!

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Quilting giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting give-away….

is going to be a FREE download.  I want everyone to know how special and vital you all are to the people in your life.  I sometimes think we forget about this.  So… know you are needed and if not now, someday will appreciated for all you do.  With that on my mind I want to give this quilt pattern called Red Tulip Basket to everyone today.

This little baby measures 16 “x 18″.  It is sooooooo adorable…the size makes it so you have to look at it and and say…”How small are those pieces?”   Then add Linda’s beautiful quilting and your got yourself a little masterpiece. I know some of you can do this kind of quilting.. and some will do simple cross hatch quilting and it will look good too!  Needs to be about every half inch though….  I am hoping to see this done in some different color ways from some of you.  I myself, will probably make a couple of white tulip blocks.  Maybe a little 4 block quilt.  There are lots of possibilities with this little guy than what you see here….If you have your 1/2″ finished Triangle papers you will be so happy.  I hate trying to trim blocks down to 1″.  But if you need 1/2″ Triangle papers we have them.  Remember they are in the small variety packs as well where you have 4 sizes in those.

Click Here to Print Red Tulip Basket Pattern

No need to leave a comment on the blog this week, unless you want to...I do love reading them…but enjoy this little spring pattern and I hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend!

Stay healthy my friends…

XXX Lisa

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Here is another great Quilt Block:  PINWHEEL QUILT BLOCK

Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

My 4″ pinwheel quilt block was made with  Indigo Gatherings Urban Farmhouse Gatherings & Bella Solid… all Moda fabrics for sure!!!

Click HERE to get this week’s pattern!

This week’s pinwheel quilt block was designed by, Stacey IEST HSU, she is the Moda designer who makes all those cute, easy to make dolls from the panels.  Moda sold a ton of these panels! Pinwheel Quilt Block tutorial featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanVisit Click this link to see all her beautiful fabric lines!

 

xxx Lisa

 

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What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Stitch!

What’s going on WITH THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE?  IN WI & CA…

I don’t know what to say, as I do not know what to do, or how to fix it!  But hopefully, the smarter people in this country will figure it out.  The only thing that seems logical to me during this Coronavirus quarantine is to stay home and/or stay in a protected environment with those who choose to not venture out.  We agree only to be  going to work and back.  We have closed the WI store, but are operating our quilting web/online site…We are here if you need anything, but if you don’t need anything at the moment, we understand that too.

Dru and the crew  in CA will decide when or if to close the CA store, if you want to call and pick something up they will have it ready, or if you need it shipped they can do that as well.  If you need a quilt quilted Luke will surely love to stay busy and will have your quilt done in no time. We also know there are more important things going on right now than buying quilting supplies online. Let’s pray we will be all able to bounce back from whatever this deals us.

It was all hands on deck today to get our Wool subscription boxes in the mail, yes I actually stuffed boxes!!!  We do not want them in postal limbo.  What if they decide to shut down our mail? So to be safe, rather than sorry, our crew got them ready and they will be going to the post office tomorrow.   Not to worry, your boxes are on the way!!!  We actually have only 30 boxes unsold for this round out of a 1000, so pretty soon our subscription will be closed.  If  you are looking for some nice little projects the wool subscription boxes are super fun and a great deal… over $100 worth of exclusive designs for only $60! You will have to call the shop in order to buy them at this time 920-722-7233, the subscription is $60. They are $82 after they have been revealed.

Let’s Stay Safe DURING THE CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE:

As Quilters, we should be relishing the fact that they are telling us to stay home.  There is so much to do.  We can stay in our sewing rooms for days/weeks and be just fine with it!  Let’s stitch to our hearts content and post our progress on our social media.  Flood it with our beautiful sewing accomplishments.  When times get tough, the tough keep stitching!!!!

Personally, I am taking this time to work on my deadlines to catch up and to be actually ahead for once. We almost have all our new quilts done for Quilt Market!!!!  Here is a peek at our Spring
Quilt Market release.   Redwork Gatherings, I promise a post or two to show you all the quilts on this later.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Redwork Gatherings Coming in August 2020!

Yes, I’d be lying if I wasn’t worried about making our payroll with no sales coming in.  But worrying about it is not going to help, a lot of small businesses will be in the same position.  So I am just going to stitch away and hope it all works its way out.  We have invested in a big quilt show coming up and a beautiful retreat in the middle of April in North Carolina.

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Triumph Tulips designed for our Outer Banks Retreat in North Carolina

I hope we are all able to go by then…fingers crossed….if we stay home now maybe by then it will be over…

 

Good News!

we have a winner for last Friday’s Quilting GiveAway!

Robin Crittenden

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I buy fat quarters or 1/2 yards unless the fabric really.takes my breath then I do yards.

has won a kit for our Be Kind/ Golden Rule quilt and a Two, Four Six, Eight Quilt book using Fat Quarters! Please contact Amy at–  ahoefler@new.rr.com and she will get your kit out to you!!!  Your book will be a download and will be sent in an email from Martingale!

What can a Quilter Do During the Coronavirus Quarantine? Thoughts shared by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This kit comes from this book…

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all for now….

Be smart and be safe my friends! xxx Lisa

 

 

 

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Favorite Fat Quarter Quilts & a Friday Quilting Giveaway!

Quilting giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Two, Four, Six, Eight Fat Quarter Quilts you can Appreciate!!!

What a clever name for a quilting book?  We all have Fat Quarters, lots of Fat Quarters! So this is another tool you can use for sewing  those Fat Quarters  up into quilts, you then can make room for, maybe more fabric?  Not right away of course, but you know there will soon be something you cannot resist  so you will have room if you just “have to buy” it…

Wait, back on point, This new quilt BOOK!  This is another great compilation of Moda quilt designers coming together to aide another great cause: the proceeds of this book will go to Special Olympics!

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

and look!!!!! My quilt made the cover, over on the bottom corner!!!! My quilts usually do not make covers, they usually are too dark for covers, but not this one!!!!!

Click HERE to get your Copy of Two, Four, Six, Eight!

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Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This little quilt is called Golden Rule in the book, (Be Kind on our website, oops) It takes 8 Fat quarters plus the border fabric.  The quilt and the appliques are flannel and the whole quilt is just so fun and easy to stitch. It ca be stitched by hand or machine AND if you are allergic to wool try using flannel like I did here…you will have to eliminate the one wool piece because I did use wool strips for the stems and vines but they could easily be made out of cotton if you wish; click the button below if you want to purchase a kit for this project, if you win our Friday quilt give-away we will refund your purchase!  We have the book and kit at a special price on the website for this through the weekend!  We have limited number of kits because this flannel is so popular it is almost sold out!Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Here are a couple more projects in the book without giving every project in the book away!

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

If you would like to buy a kit for our quilt Golden Rule…CLICK HERE.

I might have borrowed a block from a certain pattern of mine. Do you know which one?                   Twilight Garden!  Fat Quarter Quilts featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanClick HERE if want to know more about Twilight Garden! Twilight is made with wool appliques on a navy flannel background.  It was quilted by long are quilter, Linda Hrcka and is just beautiful beyond words in person, here in this photo…not so much…I am going to do a whole post soon on this quilt alone…

I know some of you are still working on it, and some are almost finished and some of them are done!  If have it finished can you send me a picture of you and your quilt for my post?

Now back on point again, thanks for sticking with me..

If you want win a digital copy of Two, Four, Six, Eight…and at kit

Please leave me a comment by answering this question…What size fabric do you normally buy/collect? Do you collect Fat Quarters, half yards just simply tell us what is your go-to fabric size to collect is?  I will pick a winner by 3/16/2020

To comment click on the words COMMENTS  “at the end of this post after the date, and Leave a Reply will pop up! I am sorry some of you find this difficult but keep scrolling down…at the end of this post and you will find it!

All for now, STITCH EVERYDAY! xxx Lisa

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Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

You should not miss this: Jen Kingwell’s Workshop

I am over the top excited to be hosting Quilting Goddess, Jen Kingwell in May of this year at Primitive Gatherings in Wisconsin!

It is coming up fast and we still have a few openings in the first two classes….Cotter and Psychedelic… I really really want to do right by Jen and get her workshops all full!!                         May is Wisconsin is beautiful!!! We are less than 10 minutes from Appleton International Airport!

So I will be working hard until they fill up!  Jen’s workshop should be on everyone’s stitching bucket list!!! I will be in one class as well and I love Cotter… in person it was so amazing!…Remember you can make your quilt in any fabrics…If Jen’s cheery color palette is not yours…it’s OK…pick your own fabrics and come!  These quilts will look good in reproduction fabrics as well!   Here are the details…I also will take a few people for a waiting list on the mystery class…also…you know I will be giving you some cool swag for signing up and coming to her workshops!!! That is how we roll at Primitive Gatherings!

May 10, 11 & 12th …yes, the 10th is Mother’s day but what a better way to spend it; bring your daughter or daughters bring you mother, or celebrate by asking for your kids to gift this opportunity to you for Mother’s Day…

Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Here is a little about Jen Kingwell if you do not know her yet!!

JEN KINGWELL

Jen has been lucky in her life to have had two wonderful careers. Her first love was midwifery and she felt honoured to be included in life’s most precious every day miracles. She doesn’t know where her love of fabrics came from, her mother was not a sewer but she does know she has always been fascinated by colour and pattern. Like many she tried different crafts and stumbled into quilting over 30 years ago and there she has remained. An interest became an obsession which then became her career, including teaching and designing. She has owned quilt stores for 15 years and currently owns Amitie Textiles in Melbourne Australia www.amitie.com.au and Instagram @amitie_textiles. The store offers an eclectic mix of fabrics including Japanese, Liberty of London, linens from Europe, french toiles and a wide collection of patchwork fabrics of course including Moda!!

She describes herself as a traditional quilter with a modern twist. Loves scrappy quilts and the more fabrics she can use in a single project the happier she is. In her perfect world she would hand stitch everything but with today’s busy lifestyle she does machine piece as well. Hand appliqué and quilting are among her favorite pastimes.

Jen Kingwell is married to Richard and has 3 fabulous daughters Meg, Abby and Lucy who are by far her very best designs.

Sunday, May 10th Workshop – Cotter

Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Cotter

The newest edition by Jen Kingwell to the Tempters Range. Cotter has been designed to be jelly roll friendly utilizing a dominant print to highlight the geometric gradient of the finished quilt. This single block Acrylic Template set includes simple instructions on how to complete this block and can be made to any size.

Jen had made the original quilt specific to her released fabric range Remix to include all ‘lollies’ prints with a few highlights of her bold ‘hero’ prints thrown in the mix. Jen has been clever with her straight forward piecing executed in a soft incline, making this quilt eye catching in any finished size!  

A great way to utilize scrappy prints in the stash or cut into a complete range to start something new.

This is a hand taught class but if you wish to machine piece, bring along your machine and rotary cutting equipment.

Monday May 11th Quilting Workshop – Psychedelic

Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Psychedelia

Jen Kingwell’s love of scrappy quilts and curved hand piecing come together in this wild 60’s inspired BOM program.

12 x 18” blocks designed to be cushions with the option of piecing them together for one groovy quilt, it is an ode to Beatlemania, flower power and the psychedelic art movement!

Acrylic templates and fabric, these marvelous designs will both challenge and delight the hand & machine sewers alike. A great program to be involved in for extra classes and skills to be taught to participants.

This is a hand taught class but if you wish to machine piece, bring along your machine and rotary cutting equipment.

Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Tuesday May 12th Workshop – Something New – Tempter with Fabrics (you will be testing a new design for Jen Kingwell – I specifically asked for this…a mystery)

Tempters are a fantastic way to get creative in a measured and precise way for advanced quilters and beginners alike. In this class Jen will be releasing ‘Something New’ to introduce and share the tips and tricks of using acrylic templates for hand piecing.

‘Tempters’ are a single block acrylic template set including instructions on how to complete the finished block. Match with other Tempter blocks or repeated to make a finished quilt or runner of any size. This class will endeavour to confidently tempt the participant to try something new and improve their skills in colour choices, Y seams and more! This is a hand taught class but if you wish to machine piece bring along your machine and rotary cutting equipment.

Below is Jen’s newest fabric range FINE & SUNNY coming in APRIL 2020… If you wish to pre order it at the time of you place your order for class we can have it ready for you when you show up…Fat quarter bundles, fat eight, jelly roll, Layer cakes and so on…If ANYONE wants to pre-order Jen’s next fabric range Fine & Sunny you can do so HERE. We have added a Special Events button to our site and will be listing things for sale here for our Special Events going forward!

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All three classes are $125 EACH  and will include lunch and surprises!

 You will be sent a supply list and if there is anything on the list you cannot find you know we will have them for you in store here..

If you wish to pre-order those items as well we can assure that you will have everything you need to have a successful workshop.

Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

We will also have a wonderful selection of Jen Kingwell ‘s fabrics for sale.                                             Here is a sample of what Lollies are…8 prints in 1!Jen Kingwell stitching class featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

All workshops start @9am and will be held at our warehouse at: 1860 Bud dr. Menasha, WI 54952

Join the fun!

Call the Shop now to reserve your spot!

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Let’s all learn hand piecing the the expert and have fun at the same time!…Lisa

All for now…XX Lisa

Quilting giveaway: Valdana thread box, a giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Winner of Valdani Wool Applique Thread is….

CONGRATULATIONS!  BOTH WINNERS HAVE CLAIMED THEIR THREAD BOXES AND THEY HAVE BEEN SHIPPED! Please visit us on Fridays for another chance to win our Give-Aways!

The winner of our latest quilting giveaway for this great Valdani thread box of #5 wt variegated thread for embroidery, embellishing stitches that you want to stand out like crazy quilt stitches,  stitching the edges of wool mats, blanket stitching large appliqués…and I’m sure bunch of other uses…is

I have over 100 balls of Valdani. I just got my order from when you had your sale and love the new colors.

And because you all are AWESOME and left lots of comments I picked another that Primitive Gatherings will Donate to our quilting giveaway!
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I have 48 wonderful colors of Valdani threads!! Everyone of them purchased at Primitive Gatherings. I love that you put together thread kits for your quilts.

 

Both winners of the quilting giveaway please contact ahoefler@new.rr.com  I have listed part of your emails in the description so we know that you are the right winners…. Amy will ship these threads out to you! If you can… can you please take a pic with you and your threads?… and send it to us to post on our social media!!!!

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope the winnerws enjoy your threads immensely!

Now lets all get back to our stitching!!! xx LB

Quilting giveaway: Valdana thread box, a giveaway hosted by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean