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Liberty Gatherings…Please read if you have this pattern!!!

I am posting this to alert you there have been errors found in our pattern and we think they all have been discovered now- so this is why I am posting now instead of every time one was discovered…I know this is frustrating and we are so beside ourselves with it…See the correction link below…

My friend Val is teaching this at The Christmas Goose in Las Vegas and has helped up with getting everything straight with the pattern…We also thank the other shop owners who are working on this as well for letting us know… Val has made up a cutting chart for the whole quilt that we have also listed on the corrections if you shop owners want to kit it as a whole quilt instead of a BOM…Thanks again Val!  Some of the numbers that were incorrect are fabric numbers which mean a lot to whoever is kitting your kit, but aren’t necessarily needed for making the blocks. Again we sincerely apologize for this…

Please Print this and add it to your pattern    Corrections

This is a fun and beautiful quilt…I hope you enjoy stitching it!!


Block 17 Triangle Gatherings…

I hope you are all doing well this morning…unlike Nick who has pneumonia…so I decided to hang out with him yesterday and not work after returning from Normal/Bloomington IL…home of Illinois State University…I had such a wonderful time at the Hands All Around Guild…wonderful, wonderful ladies who took such good care of me and our class…They made lunch everyday instead of having to order out and waiting on us like we were queens…Their facility was beautiful and once I unpacked it all could stay up and out for the three days I was there…We had 29 and 31 students for the two classes and just delightful ladies…eager to learn the next stitch and elated with how easy they are once they are getting hands on attention…here are a few photos of the two days…again…I love that some of them did their own thing and switched up the colors…they came up with the term…some were murky and some were perky…and all are going to make wonderful tablemats….img_0212 img_0213-1 img_0199 img_0211 img_0200-1

Also while in IL…Linda & Jenny brought me to their famous quilt shop…The Treadle…it was definitely an experience…I was pleased to see five of my fabric lines…and Vicky the owner says they do very well for her…There is definitely 3 times more fabric in her store than mine…and she has quite the unique way of displaying it… but It all works and I found a few treasures!!! So if you are in the area…it is a MUST stop for any and all quilters…img_0206img_0204-2img_0203-1img_0205-2block-17
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Also…We have just added lots of Finished Goods on our ETSY store…Click HERE to see!  Where it says ITEMS…click on Handmade Finished goods and then there is a category for Hand made Quilts…


Block 16 Triangle Gatherings & Hampton VA


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I hope you ALL are enjoying our group on Facebook…I love looking everyday to see who has posted…I only found one little item for our 1000 member giveaway so I’ll have to come up with something else to go with it…I think we will do the giveaway on Sunday later this week…I am getting ready to go to Bloomington IL on Thursday for some more fun with all you crazy quilters!!!

I also want to Thank all the ladies I met in Hampton VA this past weekend!!! We had blast!!! I love that you brought me projects from our last years class!!!

First up was Thursday & Fridays class a two day class making Flower Garden Crazy…This is an awesome class for learning crazy stitches…we lay down that wool base in the morning…work on appliqués in the afternoon…and blanket stitch them….then…on Friday its all about the crazy stitches and combining them together to make awesome works of ART!!!  Pattern and kit available HERE

I know we are missing a few students from this pic…we decided to take it at the last minute!!! Sorry Ladies…img_0107


LISA BOGNEAN FLOWER GARDEN CRAZY…This is Linda Baker…she is such a sweet taking my class again on Saturday…Look at this work from last years class…she probably could teach it!!! EVERYDAY CRAZY MAT pattern and kit


Linda was in Saturdays class…where we had lots of creative things going on…look at the renegades in class!!!  I tristed Trish’s arm to do all white flowers on her blue background… sew sweet!   Scrappy Flower Basket Kit and Patternimg_0127img_0120


Trisha and Loy with their HOME pincushions…Home pincushion kit and pattern...comes with all 50 states…and can also be framed…see pic on website

Loy with her finished mat from last years class..img_0118img_0116

Trisha with her  Traveling Stitchers pillow… Stitching Travel Pillow kit and Pattern. This pillow has a spot to hold your scissors…under the wing is a spot for your needles and you can put your thread in the zipper in back…and comes in three different colors…

Saturdays class had 25 students in it..thats a lot for teaching hand stitching!!!  Thanks again Ladies for a wonderful experience!!!img_0122


New designs for our Primitive Christmas Event

I am still nursing a “tennis elbow” injury from stitching too much…I wanted this event to be the biggest one so far…so I stitched and stitched for Quilt Market/Festival and this event in October…all before I left for Houston…so the crew could work on all the kits while we were gone…and in return…I still can’t grab/hold anything with my left hand with out a little pain…so hopefully that goes away soon….I’m not stitching too much…teaching a lot, but not marathon stitching…it’s getting better…but…Do you  want to see what we’ve got NEW from Primitive Gatherings!!!


The following are purchase patterns…the FREE patterns for the event are in a previous post…

As some of you know…we have moved to the Lake…and our home is decorated a little differently at the Lake…you will see that in my new designs…a little vintage modern…so to say…

Did you love the FREE pattern Snowman Collector?  If so…you can just change the snowman to a tree and make this mat…Bringing Home the Tree…along with Frozen and Let It Snow…I can’t wait to display all three of these together in the new house…I have some snowy trees and other goodies to decorate one of the large farm tables in the house…Here they are all shown together…I took all the items home to photo…but somehow…Bringing Home the Tree was not is the bunch…so I had to shoot this at the shop of them all together as a set…

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Then we have some ornaments…can’t have a Christmas Event without ornies….Can you come to one of the shops in CA or WI?  If so…come make this stacked penny snowman…Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? We have a primitive version…with scrappy light pennies…all kitted in a cute package of snowman parts!
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We also have a cleaner more modern snowman kit…lisa bongean/primitive gatherings

The best thing about these are that we have kits all pre cut for you…you just need to cut out the scarf, holly, berries and nose and you can assemble…so sewing involved…you just thread/stack the pieces onto a threaded needle until all the parts are in order!!! Great to make with the Grandkids or anyone!!! What about your co workers….get together and make some snowmen!!! These kit/patterns are $12.50…extra kits with no pattern are $12.  So were kinda giving the pattern away with this one too…

So Jess and I brainstormed and came up with the stacked snowman…but then…she had to take it to the next level and do a Snowman Couple!!! These were a big hit when we had a preview last night with 50 retreat ladies from the Primitive Gatherings/Red Crinoline Quilts/Old Green Cupboard retreat that is happing  here all week!!!snow-couple-lr-350x350

We have kitted this too and for $20 more we have pre cut all the circles for you… they are a very perfect couple when precut!!!

We all need a dated/personal ornie for the year…right?lisa bongean/primitive gatherings

We have Mom/Dad versions and then kid versions…for Boys and Girls…these can also be name tags at the holiday table or gift tags…so many options here…Pattern is $7 and kits are also $7 each…they are sold separately, so you can order as many as you need without having 6 patterns too!

Then last of the projects was a simple 2016 pincushion…again…very vintage modern in this lovely hand dyed grey wool…I don’t have to remind you that the wool from Primitive Gatherings are the best in the country and probably world…I can say this because everyone tells us so…and no one can really figure out how this magic happens, so I can say it’s the best…Keep this in mind when you think about getting a kit or not…if you have the kits you can start making your projects…if not you have to search for all the materials… and those may not be as pretty as PGs!!! Our kits are reasonably priced and we know you will be very happy with them!


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Wait…what about the MUG!!! He is so adorable!!! Continue your collection with this dated 2016 Snowman mug! It is very rewarding doing business with another local family business…we ordered lots so we won’t run out…so don’t let me down…I’m counting on you! lisa bongean/primitive gatherings


All of the above items can be found at this link…PRIMITIVE GATHERERINGS

Thank you for viewing all our our PG designs…Jess will be doing a post on all the other kits and patterns we have from Lily Anna Stitches and Buttermilk Basin for our Primitive Christmas Event…

Have a great day and come make a snowman with me if you can…from 10 am to 2pm…have some fun!!! Bring the hubbies too…you know I love harassing them into making one too!!!

with all kinds of stitching love, LB



Our Primitive Christmas Event…

Today is the day of our Primitive Christmas Event…Even through we let you start shopping early…because we learned “stuff happens” and it did…you crashed our new server…which I guess needs to be bigger for the months of November and December…but all is up and running again so you should all be able to place your orders…

With so many NEW things under the site for A PRIMITIVE CHRISTMAS it may be a little confusing to see what your FREE patterns and kit are with a $25 reg price purchase…This year we have 4 items for you… You do not have to order the FREE patterns in your cart…we will automatically put them in every order the next 4 days.

Up first….Layers of Fun…63″x 81″…a pattern for a quilt made from a layer cake…this one is Snowman Gatherings II but could easily be made from any Layer Cake and some extra yardage…This quilt goes together quickly and would make a great gift or….look how nice it looks on my outdoor living couch…hmm might have to live here this winter….You can order a kit for this one…for $76.50

img_8716-1 img_8706 img_8718-1 img_8717-1Layers of Fun was quilted by Valerie Krueger from Las Vegas….love how fun the quilting is!!!!

Then we have a little wall hanging Winter Diamonds….17″x 21 “…winter-diamonds-lr-550x550This little cutie is made using 2″ diamond papers…this was pieced by Deb Diedrich and I added the cute little snowman, which will be featured on my next Snowman Gatherings III fabric line…due out in May 2017….img_8727this is a triple top secret…so double pinky swear…you won’t tell a soul…Kits can be ordered for $18…there is also 6 Valdani threads used…which a kit can also be ordered for $31.50…the threads are listed on the website.

Then there is the wool project….I love this one…did you have a “woody” station wagon growing up? img_8721-1 This was our gem…Dad…love those white rims!!! I’m sure we had the only one ever with white rims…Tina had this picture…why???…maybe she has fonder memories of it than I do!!! Ha…img_8728Our wool mat is called “Snowflake Catcher” as he is collecting snowflakes on his ride home…how fun…mat is 16″ snowflake and a kit can also be ordered for $35…thread kit for $45.

Last but best of all….well may not best of all but it sure is fun!!! Our HOME pincushion kit and pattern…img_8697This is a way cool as a pincushion but also can be framed and given as a great little gift to anyone…see how you stitch a heart where you/they live??? We have included all 50 states…this pattern is 4 pages!!! Do you have friends in all 50 states? Hmmmm that is a good goal….pretty attainable if you are a quilter on FB!!! We have 3 color versions available…and sorry we will randomly put one in your order…however if you want to make sure you get a different color…you can oder however many you want for just $6…threads $10.50 for 2 Valdani threads….Do you like it framed?  We also can make you a frame for $23.

All of these patterns plus a kit for the HOME pincushion/frame  come in your packet…

I love how all of our projects turned out…I think this is the best Primitive Christmas Event EVER!!!

Thanks again for being so loyal and breaking out site…shows how much love you have for us…and its funny to watch the web guys scramble and be amazed that this many people love our handwork!!!  This is why we went live early at 6pm instead of 12am, just in case…and we needed it!

Here is a quick LINK to our site if you have not placed your order yet   PRIMITIVE GATHERINGS

Take care…my next post is all the OTHER goodies we have for you….Not just the FREE ones….LB


Need A Getaway!!!

I know I do…Now that most of the Market prep is crossed off the list, I am working on the bazillion emails and my calendar and whats up and coming…

Can I squeeze in a vacation in December?…or should I just stay home and enjoy my new home? I’ll be pondering that…but…the Old Green Cupboard Girls have let me know we only have a few more openings in our March Experience…I say experience instead of retreat because I think this is going to be above and beyond a retreat!!!  There is still plenty of time to plan for this get-away from it all…Get the girls together…or come alone…you’ll make a bunch of friends…we promise!!!flyer-pine-island-lodge-black primitive-gathering-reservation-form-copy 

Above is the link for the registrations form…come and join us for the experience you will never forget!

Here is a first time peek at one of my kitted projects for NC…its precut for you from the upcoming Liberty Gatherings line of fabric, and it only takes a couple hours to complete the top…its about 6 1/2″x 36″ you will get all three designs to choose from…and it’s included in your fee! Sorry for the crappy photo, but I wasn’t planning for this post and its a small part of a big picture I cropped in to show you…Happy Sunday!!!



November Retreat in Wisconsin…Red Crinoline, Old Green Cupboard & Primitive Gatherings

Yes…that”s right…due to some unfortunate circumstances some of our fellow quilters  had to cancel their retreat means….that there are 5-7 opening for this 40 person retreat!!! All info on where to sign up is in the following email…PG does not take the reservations for this event.

Its going to be fabulous…and it the same time as our Primitive Christmas at Primitive Gatherings!!! The Old Green Cupboard Gals have planned an almost week long retreat in WI…with classes, kits, traveling to other great WI quilt shops, Country Sampler & JJ Stitches and lots of stitching time. Here are all the particulars!!!peace-on-earth-flat-web-350x350

Primitive Gatherings, Red Crinoline Quilts & OLDE GREEN CUPBOARD DESIGNS

November 13 – 19, 2016

Ok… here we go… it’s time for a triple adventure this time… with instructors – Paula Barnes & Mary Ellen Robison from Red Crinoline Quilts(TX & FL) – Gloria Parsons, Vicky Iannucci & Heather Lynn from Olde Green Cupboard Designs(FL) and myself, Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings

$375 (check, cash or money order) to include 5 full days of:

* One day of Quilting with Paula – NEW design – kit included

* One day of Stitching with Lisa – Kit included

* Multiple projects taught by Vicky & Gloria – Kit/s included

* Demo Day – Paula & Mary Ellen – Lucy Boston blocks, English paper piecing, “mini” hexagons, stars, more! Supplies/kits available to purchase.

* A one day deluxe motor coach bus tour to JJ Stitches & Country Sampler Quilt Shops with lunch & FUN * Christmas open house at Primitive Gatherings (Yippee!)
* Free time for stitching and shopping
* Welcome package

* Door prizes, goodies, and surprises….

Lodging – will be on your own. Menasha and Appleton have tons of great hotels and VERY reasonably priced – many of them serving breakfast. If you have double occupancy, your cost will be approximately the same amount as staying in the retreat house. The hotel list below has rooms blocked for you… until October 13, 2016.

Some meals and transportation are on your own. You can fly into Milwaukee (approximately 2 hour drive time to Appleton/Menasha) or Appleton (APX) airport (only 10 – 15 minutes to retreat house – if you need to be picked up…. We can do that for you!).

Nov. 13-19, 2016 – Lodging Options Fairfield Inn

132 N Mall Dr Appleton, WI 54913 (920) 954-0202 Rate: $149.00/night

I have “blocked” 10 double queen rooms at each of these hotels. When
“Olde Green Cupboard”. The rooms will be held until October 13, 2016. After that, rooms will be on a first come, first serve basis, and the daily rate will increase.

Country Inn and Suites 355 N Fox River Dr. Appleton, WI 54913 (920) 830-3240

Rate: $105.00/night

the girls call to make their reservation, the party name is

November 13

November 14 November 15 November 16

November 17 November 18 November 19

Agenda (draft only)
Sunday – arrive at Primitive Gatherings Warehouse/Studio by 4:00 pm Welcome Get Together/Lisa’s Studio – Tour the studio and warehouse

Welcome Bags – Agenda/Schedule/phone numbers, Show project samples Have dinner out together (our own expense)

Monday – 1st day of class – 20 at Lisa’s work studio for her wool project for the entire day. 20 at retreat house for Paula’s quilt class (You will need to bring a sewing machine). Provide lunch both locations?

Tuesday – 2nd day of class – each group of 20 changes locations for their classes. Provide lunch both locations?

Wednesday – Demos (Lucy Boston blocks, mini Dresden Plates, hexies, mini pointed stars +) and Project Day along with some Make-it-Take-it sessions at both the Retreat House and the Studio. Provide lunch both locations?

Thursday – Primitive Gatherings Christmas Open House + Free afternoon for shopping (sounds like a great time for antiquing)

Friday – FULL Day deluxe motor coach tour bus trip from Menasha to JJ Stitches and Country Sampler quilt shops(with lunch, fun & games)…. they will be all “decked” out for the holidays!

Saturday – Travel Home


October 2016

Starting March 8th!

Our newest book! 20 projects!

Thread book!

A new little book filled with info on Wool Appliqué and finally a method to keep track of your Valdani Threads!

NEW BOOK! Click to see our project!

Click to see our quilt in this great new book!

Click to see our quilt in book!

see our quilt in book
So I sent a very simple quilt off to Vegas Val my quilter...and then this is what happened!!! Can't wait to show the whole think... doing binding now...#lisabongean #primitivegatherings #modafabrics#showmethemoda #woolapplique#snowmangatherings3

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