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Guys Night at the Quilt Shop December 13

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NO MATTER what Conan O’Brien says, you CAN NOT wait until the day before Christmas to start Shopping! Time is running out to find that Special Someone in your life the perfect Holiday Gift!   If you are struggling with what to get them, we have the perfect solution…Come to the Quilt Shop! We are extending our hours on Wednesday,December 13th from 5pm-8pm to help you Shop for your Special Someone! Not sure what they would like from Primitive Gatherings and don’t want to give them just a gift card?  We have this problem solved for you; print the PDF: Christmas Wish List   , leave it on the kitchen counter for the day and see what magically appears on their Wish List.

We will have Refreshments for you while you do your Shopping.  Along with several “elves” who will be more that happy to help you pick out or up exactly what is on the Wish List.

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For all those guys who make a purchase on Wednesday, your name will be put into a drawing for a $50.00 Gift Card to Home Depot, Lowe’s or Cabella’s; pick one of the 3, its your choice!  For those of you who need to do your Shopping Online, please call into the Shop that evening and your Name will be entered in to the drawing as well!  We will have one of our Elves answering the phone that night to help you with your gift finding.

We will also have FREE Gift Wrapping for your purchase! While we would love to have this for Online Purchasers as well, we are unable to do so, Free Gift Wrapping is for in Store purchases only.   Enjoy Refreshments while you do your Shopping.  We will have several “elves” there to help you pick up exactly what is on the Wish List.

Happy Holidays

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings

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UPDATE: Open House Orders

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UPDATE on Christmas Open House Orders: For those of you who have not yet received your order from the Christmas Open House and have a Mug on your order, we have to apologize. We ordered enough Mugs for ALL of you to receive them right away…..However, when we were going through the last half of the Mug boxes as we were packaging them to go out, we found that the last 15 boxes of Mugs were actually not the color that we wanted them to be….believe it or not they were orange! I am pretty sure that I have never seen an orange candy cane; I know that they are out there, but not for Christmas! We contacted Sunset Hill right away and they apologized profusely and are working overtime to get them done so that we are able to ship those out to you. We are told that we will have them hopefully by the 13th. We are so sorry for this inconvenience and hope that you understand. As soon as we get the Mugs in we will get your order and mug out to you.

 

For those of you that have orders from the Christmas Open House that does NOT have a mug in it and you have not received your order yet, it is more than likely due to the fact that we are still waiting on a few things to come in from our Distributors. We will get those orders out to you as soon as we can.

 

We want to thank you so much for your patience and understanding in this, we thought we had all our t’s crossed and I’s dotted by ordering as many mugs as we did and did not count on running into a wrong color on the mug.

 

Thank you again!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop 

Looking for a gift for a loved one but don’t know what to get them??

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Are you stuck on what to get a Friend or a Loved One who loves to Quilt or Work with Wool?  Look no further!  Today (December 1st ) thru December 3rd, are the days to get a Gift Certificate from us!  December 1-3, we will reward you will an additional $5.00 for every $50.00 that you put on a Gift Certificate!  When purchasing a Gift Certificate from us, they are are now sent directly to your email.  You can print them out to give to your loved one right away if you need to, or if you would like to you can have it sent directly to the individual you purchased the Gift Certificate for; all you need to know is their email address and it will be sent to them!  But do not delay in getting those Gift Certificates, this Sale ends December 3!

 

Happy Holidays from Primitive Gatherings,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings

Wooly Tree Class

 

 

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Have you been looking at all those Wooly Trees that have been popping up everywhere and wondering how to do them?  Debbie is going to be doing a Class on these Wooly Trees, Tuesday December 5 from 11-3 at the Menasha, Wisconsin Shop.  Class Fee is $25.00 plus supplies.  Call Today to reserve your spot!  Supply List will be given to you when you sign up.  920-722-7233

Have a beautiful Day

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings

2017 PRIMITIVE CHRISTMAS EVENT IS HERE!

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You all have been waiting patiently by your computers for the past week waiting for the projects and the goodies to reveal themselves haven’t you? Today is the day!!

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Quickly before we get into all of the goodies. If you are planning on coming to either the Wisconsin or the California Show for our Event, Please check to see the times in which each Shop is open. In Wisconsin we are OPEN during our REGULAR Shop hours, we have not changed them for this Event. This means that even though the Event goes until Sunday at Midnight, you will only have until Saturday Evening at 4pm to come into the Shop. You will be able to Shop ONLINE until Midnight on Sunday November 19th. Thank you!

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Are we ready to have some fun?? When purchasing $30 or more of regular, in stock items between the dates of November 16-19, you will receive 4 FREE patterns to a table runner, a wool wall hanging, our Candy Cane Stackable, a pattern and kit for a pincushion AND a Coupon Book; with all of the great sales coming up before anyone else!

Where will you find all of the NEW Primitive Christmas Items?

On our website under the NEW category, there will be an icon that looks like this….

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Click on that and you will find ALL of the fun items we have put together for your fun and enjoyment. NEW this year, we have also a sub category for LAST MINUTE GIFTS, which will include a multitude of goodies to be used to give to your friends and family who quilt. Many of you have seen the Pre-Cut Pennies that we brought to Houston; we now have the Pre-Cut pennies up under the Christmas Open House.

Which Freebie patterns will you be receiving?

Everyone who purchases $30 or more will receive a pattern and a kit for this awesome pincushion. If you don’t want to make it a pincushion, you can put it into a frame! We have Sand available ($3) and a Frame ($25 black or cream) available for purchase if you would like to purchase one of them and have it so you are ready to go when you finish your project. Your free kit will be selected at random, and will be automatically put into your into your package when it is sent, meaning you DO NOT have to put it into your cart to receive it. If you would like to make more of these kits you will be able to purchase them for $5.00.

 

 

 

Make and Takes

Have you joined us for our Make and Takes before? This is a great time to come and enjoy some fun at our Shop and to visit with Lisa (at our Wisconsin Shop.) Lisa will be showing you how to make these cute Candy Canes Thursday-Saturday from 10-2. We have them in 3 different sizes!! You will be receiving the pattern for these Candy Canes as one of your FREE patterns. You just need to choose the size you would like to make and come on down and make one with us. If you are not able to attend the Make and Take with us, you will have all 3 sizes available to purchase online. These are all 100% cut out for you and would make great ornaments for you to make with your children or grandchildren!

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If you have done our Stackables in the past the medium size Candy Cane is the same size as our Stacked Tree and our Do You Wanna Build a Snowman.

 

MUGS

Have you been collecting our Mugs for the past 3 years?? If so, we have the next one to add to your collection. This year, as you probably have already guessed, is a Candy Cane! These mugs are handcrafted in Wisconsin just down the road from our Shop! Each mug is 4 ½” tall, can hold 16 ounces and are microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. This year the Mugs are $19.50. There will be an additional shipping charge on the mugs, as we need to purchase extra packaging materials to ensure that the mugs get to you safely and intact. We have ordered more mugs than we ever have before in hopes that we are able to send out everyone’s mugs right away with your order.

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More, More, More

If you haven’t gotten enough of all of the goodies we have above, just wait; we have a bunch of other fun projects for you! Here are just a few of them that you will find under the Primitive Christmas Open House category. Click on the link to be taken to these and many more projects.

 

Last minute gifts, don’t know what to get your sewing circle, friends or family? We have a few ideas that we think would be amazing as gifts!

We hope you enjoy our Primitive Christmas Event this year. This is one of our favorite Events to put on, we love bringing all of this to you! Your elves are ready to help you this Holiday Season!

Thank you, Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

 

2017 Primitive Christmas Event

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Are you all excited and ready for us to reveal all of the goodies we have been working on the past couple months for our 5th Annual Primitive Christmas Event??  It is going to be happening in our Wisconsin and our California Shop AND ONLINE November 16-19.  Each Shop will have their own Opening and Closing times so please make sure that you watch our Newsletters, Facebook Page or Blog Posts for these times if you are planning on attending in person.  The Wisconsin Shop will be Open Thursday (11/16) – Friday (11/17) 9:30-5 and Saturday (11/18) 9:30-4, the Shop will be CLOSED on Sunday (11/19), but you can still order ONLINE through midnight.

When purchasing $30.00 or more November 16-19, you will receive 4 FREE patterns designed by Lisa exclusively for this event, along with one FREE pincushion kit! Which designs you ask???? You will have to stay tuned in next week for all the specifics! We will reveal everything on Thursday (11/16)!  You will ALSO receive a Coupon Book that has a list of all of our Sales that will be happening in 2018 along with some added events such as; Shows that we will be at and Retreats that  Lisa will be hosting here in Wisconsin.

Our Stackable Make and Takes are back!  Have you done our Stackable Trees and Snowmen???  Lisa will be doing the Make and Takes with you, Thursday-Saturday 10-2:00 each day.  What is the project you ask???? You will have to wait and see what we have come up with until next week!  I know…..totally NO FAIR, but it is going to be be completely worth the wait!

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We are picking up our 2017 Mugs this week!! I’m sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for those to come in.  We ordered more Mugs than we ever have on the first printing in hopes that we are able to send everyone their Mugs right away!  What is the Mug Logo this year you ask??? Watch next week for the big reveal.  If you do not have one of the three Mugs above that are from the previous years, we do have a few left from our Christmas in July when we reprinted them.  Give the Shop a call ASAP if you would like to purchase one of these Mugs 920-722-7233.  They will not be available during the Primitive Christmas Event.

If you are able to come and join us, we would love to see you at the Shop.  We will have Homemade Cookies, a Hot Chocolate Bar, and so much more!  SO make a road trip with your friends and family and come and see us November 16-18!

Have a beautiful week,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop 

Correction for Borders on Freebie Finishing kit…Happy Home..

Please accept our apology for an error in our finishing directions…We improperly wrote the directions for putting normal borders on a quilt in our directions…but we actually put them on Log Cabin Style which our kits also were cut for…so if you have the kit…you need to put them on this way or you will not have enough fabric for the top border…

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Creative Grids

Creative Grids have just informed us that after 4 years they are going to be raising the price of their Rulers.  In doing so, that means that we will have to as well.  It looks to on average about $3.00/ruler.  The nice thing about them telling us about their price increase is that it does not go into effect until August 18, which means that ANY Ruler you purchased BEFORE that day will still be at the OLD price! If you are looking to purchase more Rulers, NOW is the time to do so!  If you don’t own any Creative Grids Rulers or even if you do, I have put some interesting facts below that you may or may not know about these Rulers.

We all know how amazing the Creative Grids Rulers are!  They have the Non-Slip grids on the back of all of their Rulers so that we can get an accurate cut on our fabrics, did you you know that they are the ORIGINAL company to use that?  Have you noticed that they have both a Black and a White marking on their Rulers?  This is so that if you are working with either a Light or a Dark Fabric you can still see your fabric clear for accurate cutting.

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Do any of you have a Smart Phone?  Have you ever used the QR Code on the Ruler?? If you didn’t know what this is used for, its real simple….scan the QR Code and you will be brought to a Video demonstration on the Ruler you scanned!  Isn’t that awesome?  I know there are some rulers out there that I look at and go….how on gods green earth do I use that thing?  Guess what?  Now I know by just scanning that code!

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All of the Square and Rectangle Rulers have a horizontal and vertical line through the center.  This allows for easy square up and trim of a block whether it be appliqué or embroidery.  This is especially great if you have a 6 1/2″ block and a 6 1 /2″ ruler! Talk about EASY PEASY, no more guessing where the center is!

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Have you used the Primitive Gatherings Itty Bitty Rulers or the Charming Ruler?  This Ruler features 1/8″ marking on all 3 of the Rulers.  These Rulers help considerably with measuring smaller cuts.  The main feature of this Ruler is the dashed lines, which allows you to accurately see your fabric at all times.  No more questioning if you are a little more to the left or the right of the solid line on most Rulers.  ITTY BITTY + FREE CHARM 1-550x550

All Creative Grids are made right here in the USA!  Not many Companies can say that, and they take great pride in that fact!

Creative Grids offers more than 100 different Rulers, and have hundreds more tutorials, books and templates on how to use these Rulers.  While we do not carry all of their Rulers, we do have a wide variety of them in stock!  Take advantage of the lower price point, and stock up on these awesome rulers TODAY!

Have a beautiful day,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings

New Block of the Month coming in September

 

I say coming in September and it feels like that is so far away…when in reality it is only a month and a half!  Holy cow! Did I really say a month and a half?  Wow! That just doesn’t seem possible! Where did the year go?

Ok, ok, ok…..lets not dwell on the end of Summer and the year passing us by……lets get going on some fun ways to spend the rest of the year……SEWING!  This Block of the Month is simple and sweet to do.  It would be a great beginner project for anyone just starting to learn wool appliqué, or for someone who is just looking for a simple and easy project to do each month.  Who doesn’t like little goodies and packages in your mailbox each month?

 

 

For $20 each month, for a duration of 12 months you will receive the pattern, fabric and wools to create each of these 12 projects.  Shipping is included in the price of all of our Blocks of the Month now.  Your fabric is going to be pre-printed like the one you see below.  With the wools that you receive in each package, you will trace the pattern and apply the wools where they are needed on each of the fabrics.  You can choose to embroider in the stems or the words if you so choose but it is not necessary, we did not.   Here is one of the finished projects next to the fabric you would receive in the kit.

 

We feature these projects in a custom made frame, specifically made for this project.  Each frame has an 8″x10″ opening for your project, and is only $25.00 plus shipping.  Frames can be ordered at the time of purchase for the Block of the Month and will be sent along with your first months project in September.

If you are looking for threads for this project we have put together a Thread Kit for you, or if you have some Valdani threads you can pick and choose the ones that you need for the project as well.  REMEMBER: We always give a discount when you are buying Thread Kits verses individual threads.  The Valdani are all #12 weight and are as follows: 0551, 171, 0587, 5, 1644, 1, 199, 0154, P8, 78, 0592, 893, 46, 114, 0510, 0126, 0575.

 

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Thread Kit $80

This project was so much fun to put together, we hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!  Sign up Today!

Have a beautiful day,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings

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