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…
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…
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!
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.
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!
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….
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