Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Long, Long Way From Home… Quilting GiveAway

Redwork Gatherings

Long, Long Way from Home!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way From Home

Long, Long Way from Home… is a tribute to my time on the road away from home teaching quilting. The name of this quilt is a song title, this one from Foreigner, another song from my youth and still on my playlist today. The quilt measures 44”x 44”.

The Redwork panel in the line also makes a great backing because you do not have to piece anything…this quilt needs at least 52″x 52″ back for the Long Armer.  A yard and a half is prefect!  The panel is 58″ wide.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Long, Long Way from Home Back

I had Jake quilt this quilt in a honeycomb pattern with red thread.  Do you stitch a red & white quilt in red or light thread?  Well… you will get to see some of the other quilts quilted in light thread.   I will do a whole post on What color THREAD should I(or have my) quilt, quilted with?  I think this is in a more important question than what pattern should I quilt…

How to use a small quilt if you don’t need a baby quilt?

This little quilt will make a nice wall hanging or a little baby quilt that could be loved and loved, the more you wash it the better it will look!  I also think this size quilt is very functional for home decorating…

If you have that little boring corner like I do…you can just add something simple like a ladder or drying rack with a folded quilt…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts… Red & White

Bring some color into the kitchen or dining room…look what this quilt does to this neutral space…

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts …Red & White

They also fit beautifully as an accent on a chair in the living room.

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Decorating with Quilts…Red & White

Or sometimes you just need quilts for the STACK IN the cupboard!

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean
Stack of Red & White Quilts

Long, Long Way From Home Quilting GiveAway by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanWell…I hope you enjoyed my post about Long, Long Way from Home…

If you would like to order a pattern, or kit…This kit is really generous…you will have lots of fabric left over…the kit includes the pattern and binding as well.  So if you like these fabrics and love it when you have extra left over this kit is for you…If you want to order a Jellyroll & Charm pack and add some fabric from your collection …you could probably pull this off..without too much trouble…the Kits are on sale for 10% off and the Pre-cuts are 20% off...The sale is good til the end of April.  The sale price is added at the end of your order.  REMEMBER this is for August delivery and keep in mind we have free shipping on over $100 and only Redwork Gatherings items can be on this order…

Click Here to Pre-Order a Kit or Pattern!

Pre-order- Redwork Gatherings Pre-Cuts

I would like to give away 6 patterns and 1 kit/pattern for this project…COMMENT below and tell me how you would use this little quilt!

Winners for this quilting giveaway are determined at the end of the Redwork Gatherings campaign…Thanks for hanging out and reading my blog…Good Luck!

2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew Along

Farmhouse Threads and Friends present:

2020 Christmas Carols Mystery Quilt Sew Along

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt sew along.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

Moda’s Designer….Friendship Quilt Along…Blog Hop-repost…missing text sorry

Hello, I’m Lisa, from Primitive Gatherings.  If you are a regular visitor, or here for the first time…I welcome you to sign up to browse through earlier posts to learn more about me and my company…  If you like what you see and want to follow me in my quilting adventures, just enter your email in the box provided on the bottom right of this site…If you are an “old” friend, Welcome back…and thanks for hanging out with me…IMG_0619

Are you here today for the Friendship Quilt Along sponsored by Moda?…the best fabric company in the world…Okay…maybe I am just a little biased….I want you all to know what a joy it is to be able to work with such an “over-the-top” company such as Moda, United Notions…They truly are the best at what they do and support “us” who work with them in many ways to help grow our “little” pattern companies.

NNow on to the Quilt Along… My Friendship block features our newest line of fabric: Snowman Gatherings.  It is to arrive in our stores in April 2013.  What I love about this line is that it has 2 cute little primitive snowman prints, but then all the other prints are little “reproductions” of vintage fabrics in 5 color ways, a wonderful deep navy, a union blue, and then three tones ranging from cream to dark tan.  The prints consist of motifs that remind me of snow, swirling snow, stars and such…  Another bonus is the fabric “goes along” with my other lines…One of the union blues in my block is from “Old Glory Gatherings”.  It is nice to be able to collect fabrics…remember you do not have a “stash”…it is a Collection.  You never have to feel guilting of having a collection.  Collections are valuable!

Are you collecting all 28 blocks?  This next link contains the PDF directions for my signature block,  you can click and print…

Primitive Gatherings Block #4

I want to share some photos of Snowman Gatherings that were taken by Camille Roskelley for advertising purposes…They are so sweeeeeet!!!  Thanks Camille for your camera talents!

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Warm Winter Blessing is a BOM that will be starting in April/May…depending on when the fabric arrives…I would love to post a link to my store site where you can sign up…but at this moment our site is currently down due to an upgrade….This is a real bummer when there is so much going on right now…The new site will have lots of nice features…but right now half of our pictures and prices are not there and it looks like we were hijacked…no logo and a bunch of random stuff going on…another issue is we didn’t realize our company that is upgrading us is in England! 6 hour time difference…so Please come back and visit when all is back up and running, we have lots of nice samples and wools and inspiration…and keep your fingers crossed it all works our and we don’t have to go back to our “old” site and rebuild it…  If you want to be sure to get a spot in this BOM you may call us…920-722-7233   Sorry for this inconvenience this may cause…I am going to share the link here but it may not work for you right now…but you will come back and visit later, right?  Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Now back to the Signature Blocks….

I just love signature quilts.  This is a signature block that I had framed and it hangs in my studio.  Back in the day…they had signature stamps.  I would love to have stamp created for me…I guess this is a lost art.  This was not a “rubber” stamp like we have today…I believe they were made of metal…and could be very finely etched…  In the second picture you can see how fine and detailed they were… I have attached a few signature quilts, that I have found, some are antique and some are new…some are little images but just so you can get another idea for a signature quilt.

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What is a Blog Hop without a GIVE AWAY!!! Moda has generously donated some goodies…Two Layer Cakes and a Dessert Roll….Do you know what a dessert roll is?  It is a 5″ strip of 20 fabrics from the line….These are NEW to the Moda Bakeshop offerings………If you wish to have a chance at winning one of these “pretties” please leave a comment in my comment section!IMG_8840

If you missed any of my fellow designers posts or need to know where to go next here is a list of the dates and sites….

We also have a Flickr group for you to add your quilt blocks to the gallery.
Click here:


Remember to visit the Moda Cutting Table on March 1st for a finishing layout for all of your Signature blocks!!!

Thank you for stopping by today…and again if you wish to “sign up” for this blog…Please do so at the bottom right… I will pick winners on March 1st!!!  Take Care, Keep Stitching and Good Luck!   Lisa