Little Gatherings Books are HERE!!!!

11 of the little quilts that will be in the Little Gatherings Book out in August

The day has arrived that we have all been looking forward too!  The Little Gatherings Book has made its debut.  They are amazingly packaged in an 82 page small spiral bound book, that will make it easy to keep the book open and ready to create!


The Little Gatherings book will cover everything you need to know about making miniature quilts.  Starting with the basic tools that are recommend such as your pins, thread and triangle papers, to fabric preparation and pressing techniques.

We will be making kits for all of the Little Quilts that you see in the book, AND we will be doing a Little Quilts Block (Quilt) of the Month with them as well.  We have all of the quilts up on our website to order your kits if you would like to order them individually.  If you would like to commit to making all 12 quilts that are in the Little Gatherings Book, the Block (Quilt) of the Month is a great way to start…..and in thanks for committing to do all 12 of the quilts we have priced it so that it is like getting one Little Quilt for free!

All of the quilts are made with Lisa’s New Fabric Line with MODA called Miniature Gatherings. We are sitting on the edge of our seats to receive the fabric into the warehouse.  We are told that it should be here by the beginning of next week! EEEEKK!!! Are you just as excited as we are??  Which means that you can place your order for the kits we will be able to get them out to you in about a week and a half.  If you are local and would like to purchase the kits individual please know that we will not have them in the Shop until the 19th.

We hope you have as much fun creating these quilts as we did in making them!  They are great to give as gifts, hang on your walls or use on tables.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!



Fall is here, and just in time for some Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes!

Okay, so who among us is not hooked on the Salted Caramel kick?  There is Salted Caramel flavored frosting, coffee drinks, alcohol drinks, chocolates and so much more.  I found an amazing recipe on the website Table for Two for Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes that is to die for!  I made them last night and thought I would share the recipe with you.

I ran to the grocery store and Van de Walle’s Candies after work and picked up all the supplies for these delightful little morsels.   Little did i know how amazing these would be!


Ingredients for the cake, because of course you can’t use just a cake mix!

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 package of Jello Chocolate INSTANT pudding

1 cup sour cream

1 cup vegitable oil

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

You can add 1 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips if you would like… but they certainly are not needed. I did not put them in my cup cakes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, divide batter out into your cupcake papers and bake for 18-22 minutes.  I did all my baking while I worked out on the treadmill! :)  15 minutes on, couple minutes off while pulling them out and filling up more cupcakes and then back on the treadmill!

Now for the amazing, absolutely spectacular Salted Caramel buttercream frosting!  I went to our local Candy store and purchased fresh caramels for this!

Ingredients for frosting:

15-20 caramel candies (make sure you unwrap them….melting them with papers on might not taste to good)

3-4 tsp heavy whipping cream

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (divide into 2)

4 cups powder sugar

Now this is a bit more intricate than baking the cupcakes, so no treadmill this time.

Place your heavy whipping cream,1/2 of the kosher salt and caramel into a small sauce pan, melting caramels over a medium heat. You will need to stir periodically so that it does not burn on the bottom.


While this is melting, place your butter and the remaining salt into a bowl and mix until creamed. I used a hand held mixer but if you have a hands free one, even better for this project!

Once your butter has been creamed add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix until completely mixed together.

Once your caramel has melted completely, slowly drizzle in the caramel while the mixer is on low (this is why a hands free mixer is helpful).  If Caramel hardens as pouring put back on heat just enough to be able to pour into bowl with easy.

When Caramel and first part of powdered sugar and butter is mixed, add the additional 2 cups of powdered sugar.


The one main thing I learned was to make sure when you frosting your cupcakes, both the cupcakes AND frosting need to be cool, otherwise, no matter how pretty you make the frosting on top, it is just going to turn into a nice tan blob! :(  I even used a piping bag to make the frosting all pretty and fancy for y’all, but failed miserably because the frosting was still slightly warm. While it doesn’t hurt the taste of the cupcakes, the presentation doesn’t look as great as these babies taste!


I hope y’all enjoy this recipe as much as we LOVED eating them!  They are truly worth the time to make!

Happy Fall!



WHAT???? Summer is over???

How was everyone’s last weekend of the Summer? Can you believe that we are already into September?  We are going into my favorite time of the year, but I still can’t believe that they Summer is over with!  We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and had a beautiful Summer as well.


Just a few things that I need to get out there…..

For those of you that are doing our Summer Blocks of the Week, we are in the process of getting those all out to you.  It is going to take us a bit longer than a week to get those out to you. We are dying wool 24/7 trying to get all of it dyed to finish all those Border Wools, but dying hundreds of yards of Christmas, Sage, Clover and all those other colors is taking a bit of time.  We did get about 200 of those out this weekend along with all the Cotton SBOWs, so those of you in Wool only please be patient with us we will get those out to you as soon as we possibly can, along with your Freebie Finishing kits and Backing Fabrics for those of you that ordered it.


One key note:  If you were in the SBOW Summer Breeze, if you pre-paid for your SBOW, you did not pre-pay for your Finishing Kit ($40, Sashings and Border fabric not yet put on the quilt below) if you ordered one.  We did not charge you at the time that we charged the Blocks, just incase you ended up needing less of the Border fabric than we thought you did.  We wanted to make sure you had exactly what you would need and not have an excess.  Thank you for understanding.


If you did not get into our Summer Block of the Week: Somewhere In Time we are going to be doing it as a Block of the Month starting in October 2015.  Sign up today to ensure your spot in this beautiful quilt!


As always the quilt is absolutely SPECTACULAR, and Linda Hrchka of the Quilted Pineapple has it in her very capable hands and we can not wait to see what she does with this quilt!!

We also received in our Shop Sample Kit for Latimer Farms by Paula Barnes and Marcus Fabrics.  This is going to be such an amazing Block of the Month program starting in January of 2016.  I love the setting on this quilt!  So different and I love all the blues and variety of blocks through out the quilt.  IMG_2056

Sign up as soon as you can, I see this BOM filling up fast.  We only ordered for a certain amount of kits, so once it is full it is full.  Here is just a sampling of some of the fabrics that are in this kit!  They are beautiful aren’t they??IMG_2185IMG_2186

I am off to do the Madison Quilt Show this weekend and then on to the AQS Show in Chattanooga, Tennessee next weekend!  Hope to see some of you there! Stop by and say hi!

Happy Sewing!


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How to finish that Punch Needle you have sitting around….

Looking for a great new way to finish that Punch Needle Project that you have sitting around?  Haven’t started the Punch Needle because you don’t know what to do with it after it is done??? The guys have been busy in their workshop, just like Santa’s Elves,  making up these awesome boards to mount your project on!


Aren’t they amazing?   I love this idea!  You could also put wool projects on them as well.   We can make them any size that you would be interested in doing.  When ordering you should measure at least 1/2″ all the way around the project and that will give you the board dimensions that you need to tell us.  If you would like for yours to be larger, that is ok too, it is all a personal preference.  Place the Punch Needle Board into your cart and then in the Comment Section when finalizing the order please place the dimensions that you would like for us to make the board.

We know you are going to be asking; How do we mount this on the board once you get it? Well we will also be providing you with a sheet of paper to tell you how to mount it on your board!  Easy Peazy!!!

Have a wonderful week!!


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Cotton Applique Class-Menasha Wisconsin Location

Wanting to create an awesome wallhanging with a great group of Ladies?  We are going to be having a class in which you will be creating the wallhanging from Kim Diehl’s Book, Simple Charm called Gathering Garden.


This will be a 2 part class with Class #1 being September 24, from 6-8pm, and then on October 1, from 6-8pm.

Supplies Needed:

Kim Diehl’s Book “Simple Charms”, Scissors, Needles for appliqué, threads to match your appliqué fabric, freezer paper, pencil, paperboard package (an empty cereal box is the right weight) and multi-size circle template, fabric requirements are listed in the book.


Please come to Class with Steps 1 and 2 of the pattern completed, which is the center dark/light 26 1/2″ block that we will be using for the appliqué.  IF you have your center completed there is no need to bring your sewing machine to the first class.

Please call the Shop to reserve your spot today!  920-722-7233

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Who doesn’t like New Recipes!!??

Everyone likes finding new recipes to try out on their family right?  Sometimes they are complete failures , which I must admit some of mine turn out to be…..and sometimes not even edible to eat.  And sometime they are an amazing success and turn out beautifully that you want to make them over and over again.  Well, we are going to start posting some of our successes, we will leave out the failures, so that you don’t have to suffer thru those like we had to!  Some of these recipes will be ones that are tried and true that have been family staples for years, and some will be new ones that we have found thru magazines, friends and family and Pintrest.

My first recipe that I would like to share with you is actually a Salad Dressing.  My Grandparents ran a Supper Club, outside of Luxemburg, Wisconsin called Rock Falls for over 20 years until my Grandmother passed away.  For those of you who do not know what a Supper Club is, it is generally a Midwestern term founded around the 1930’s for an establishment that serves food on the edge of a rural town.  Now since the build up of cities many Supper Clubs are located in the Towns, and every Friday Night there is a Fish Fry to be had at virtually every restaurant in the city.  Calumet County, Wisconsin, which is where our Shop is located has recently trademarked itself as “The Supper Club Capital of the Midwest.”  Our County is home to over 30 supper clubs and over 70 places that serve fish on Friday nights–a spinoff of the supper club, we love our Fish Fry and our simple but amazing meals that we can find only at our Supper Clubs.

I absolutely LOVE this recipe and every time I put it on my salad it takes me back to my childhood and running around the restaurant and behind the bar….meeting the customers and them playing along with an 8 year old girl serving them their food or their drinks! Most of these customers watched me grow up into adulthood and wait their tables for real when I turned 18.

Here is a list of ingredients and amount of each that you will need to complete the recipe.  I have scaled it down, as at the restaurant we used to make gallons of this at a time.


Into a Large Glass Bowl mix:

1- 16oz Bottle of Ketchup

1-Cup Wesson Oil

1-Large onion, either graded, finely chopped or larger pieces

-it depends on how you like your onions.  I like to chop mine bigger because it just adds a little bite to the dressing.

1-Can of Tomato Soup

1-Cup Sugar (you can add more to taste)

2-Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1-Teaspoon Paprika (regular paprika not the smoked paprika)

and just a pinch of Salt

Mix together so that all ingredients become cohesive.  It should look something like this, as you can tell I have cut my onions as larger pieces in the dressing. I will cover with a piece of Saran Wrap and put it into the fridge until it becomes cold and then taste, sometimes I will add a bit more sugar or paprika, depending on the taste that I am going for.


I then just put them into 2 Large Wide Mouth Quart Jars, give one away or keep for yourself! ENJOY!


If you have any recipes that you think we will enjoy and would not mind us sharing please send us your recipe for us to try!  Who doesn’t love to eat new things???

I hope you all have a wonderful day, I am off to see my beautiful baby niece who was born last night!  She is amazing!

Happy Stitching,


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If you have a recipe that you would like to share with us, we would love to hear from you!!  Sharing recipes are always so much fun, and who doesn’t like to eat?


Surprise!! Coupon Book Holders!!!


Strawberry Fields

For those of you out there that have a Coupon Book with us from our Primitive Christmas Event last year, August 25 is the SURPRISE COUPON!!! And it is going to be 20% off of ONE Fabric Quilt Kit!!!!  So that includes, kits from the Flannel Gatherings Book, Snowman Gatherings II fabric quilts, and so much more.

This does not include: Trotting Along, Murrietta Stars, any pre-ordered kits or quilt kits that have wool in them. 

Here are some great kits that you might not know about…..and there are so many more than this! Take a peak at our selection online under Quilt Kits AND also under Primitive Gatherings Designs.

As always please put your Book Number and the Coupon Code in the Comment Section in order to receive your 20% discount!

Have fun with this Coupon! It is a great one!

Have a wonderful week, Jessica

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Winter Forest


Flannel Swoon


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