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Traditional Rug Hooking Class Announced


Are you looking to learn about Traditional Rug Hooking?  Looking to find something else you can do with wool?  If you are come and learn from one of the best in the area about Rug Hooking.  Suzie is going to teach you all about this awesome technique so that you can make some great rug hooking projects.  There are so many different things that you can make once you learn about rug hooking, you can make pictures, coasters, rugs, pillows, and so much more.  Suzie has done some beautiful projects that I am sure she will share with you in the class.

This Class is going to be held on June 18 from 10-2 at the Shop in Menasha.  The cost is $75.00, that includes the hook, wool and fabric that you will need to create the rug top!  There is an optional purchase of a bench to put your rug on if you would like, they are $25.00 unpainted.  Please let us know if you would like one when you sign up for the class so that we can have it ready for you the day that you come to the class.  Please call the Shop and Sign up TODAY! You are not going to want to miss out on this class!

Have a beautiful Day,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

It’s our 12th Anniversary Coming up in May

It is going to be our 12th Anniversary this May 1!  It has definitely been a fun ride.  I have been with Primitive Gatherings for just about 10 years both part time and full time, and every day I thank the Lord that I can do something that I love, something that is a bit different every day, to have fun creating amazing products and getting to work with each and everyone of you!

We have been busy the last 2 weeks, loading new texture wools on our site, naming and creating 30 NEW wool colors, working on your Summer Block of the Week, printing our new Christmas Gatherings Books, and getting kits ready for the book.  whew……and…..we are preparing for a month long Anniversary Sale for you! Ok I might need to sit down now!

In honor of our 12th Anniversary we are doing our Annual Anniversary Sale, but we are changing it up a bit.  All Month you are going to be able to save on just about EVERYTHING in the Shop.  Instead of doing it by the week, May 1-31 we will have everything on sale at the same time!  There will be a few exceptions to what is on sale, but I am pretty sure you will be happy with everything that will be on sale! Because this encompasses so many aspects of our business we are unable to show the discount on your invoice, please know that we will apply all discounts to your order when we charge and ship your order to you. This Sale also only applies to Primitive Gatherings in Wisconsin. Thank you for understanding. Now whats on sale you are asking? Well……

All Books and Patterns that are In stock and regular price will be 25% off.  We do have to exclude the Chrismtas Gatherings Book, our Valdani Book and any pre-order books or patterns.

All In stock and regular price Fabric, minimum of a 1/2 yard cut will be 20% off.  This will exclude any pre-cuts (bundles, charms, jelly rolls, layer cakes) Its a great time to stock up on backings or to start a  new quilt project.


All Notions that are in stock and regular price will be 20%.  Excluding: Steam Stations, Jukes, Valdani, Dovo, and Light Panels.

We are including our Stella Edges in this promo for 20% off.  These are awesome lights to put on your desk to help you with your sewing or your cutting!  We have them in Black and in White.

And last but not least we will have all of our wool 25% off! Now is the time to stock up on wool for your wool projects that you are going to be doing this Summer!  We are excluding all bundles, scrap bags, charms and custom order wools.  Most of these already have a discount attached to the price so we are unable to offer double discounts.  We are however offering, if you would like to order 1 yard of a Custom ordered wool, you CAN recieve the 25% off that 1 Yard of Custom Dyed Wool.  There is no limit to the amount of wool that you are able to purchase. Our new wools will be up for ordering mid May. 

We will also be having a few great quilts on Sale as well.  Take a peak in our Anniversary Sale Section for all these great deals!  They will not be posted until May 1 for your ordering.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  It is sure to be busy for me….trying to get my new kitchen cabinets in this weekend! yay!


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop



Who doesn’t LOVE Japanese Fabric??


Have you ever worked with Japanese Fabrics before?? If not, now is your chance to purchase a few of these fabrics ON SALE!!!  You got it!  It is another Coupon Event that EVERYONE can join on in on!  April 21-24, 2016, Everyone can join in on receiving 30% off all in-stock, regular priced Japanese fabrics off of the bolt, minimum of a 1/2 yard cut!  You will find that there are 3 different Categories of Japanese Fabrics to choose from, Prints, Wovens and Flannels!!

Just remember if you DO have Coupon Book to put your Coupon Book Code Word into the Comment Section of your order to be eligible for the $20 Gift Card!

I absolutely love the way this fabric looks in any of the quilts that I have done.  And to be perfectly honest some of my Japanese Quilts are my most favorite ones that I have in my house!  They are just so calming, soft in color, and gives my quilts such a different feel than my usual Reproduction Quilts.

From the Scrappy Fireworks Book


We have a great Block of the Month called Holly’s Garden that we are doing out of the Japanese Fabrics as well, that uses 66 different fabrics through out the duration!!!  It would take you forever to pick out that many different fabrics!  Come join in on this great Block of the Month if you are looking for something to do with these Fabrics!

Isn’t it beautiful?? How can you pass this up??  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Mother’s Day is fast approaching


Mother’s Day is fast approaching!  May 8th will be here before you know it!  We have put together a cute little gift set for that special Mother in your life who loves to sew.  We have the Teal and the Brown Mug Gift sets for only $30!!!  When purchasing the Mug Gift Set you will receive the Mug color of your choice, a Primitive Gatherings Ruler (2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″), small travel scissors, seam ripper, and a needle threader!  All items that are needed by any one who sews, whether you do wool or piece.  We do have a limited supply of the Mugs so make sure you order yours in time for Mothers Day!


If you would like to just purchase the Gift Set with out the Mug you can do so as well.  We will have those available for $16 and will come in a little bag with a ribbon wrapped around the top!

If there was only a way that we could send this to your husbands!!!!

Have a wonderful day,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Are you doing a Block of the Month with us???

If you are doing a Block of the Month with us we would like to update you on our NEW system that we are using!  We are now able to get ALL of the Blocks of the Month out with in the first 2 weeks of each Month.  We now have one person dedicated to just the shipping of the Blocks of the Month.  Judy P. used to have her hands in several different operations at the Shop that required her attention as well as doing the Blocks of the Month which is why it took her the Month to get them all out. As we continue to grow , we decided that we needed to split up some of the duties around the Shop and were in need of having one person to concentrate on just the shipping of the Blocks of the Month.  Judy P., knowledgeable in just about anything you throw at her, is now head of our Customer Service, so when you call or email the Shop she is the one that you will be talking to!

Now that we have that out of the way….lets get on to the fun stuff!!!There are a few Blocks of the Month that I would like to share with you!

Star Spangled Liberty will be starting in September and you will be able to choose whether you would like to do the Applique or the all Pieced Version of this quilt.  It is only a 9 month program so you will have it done for the 4th of July 2017!  Each month for the kit and the pattern it will be $29.00

Our Bow Tie Block of the Month is….how can I say this….Simply AMAZING!!!  When it is all done it takes your breath away!  This started this month and and will continue for 12 months.  Your first month will be $60 as you will receive all of your background fabric and your first set of blocks that you need to make.  Months 2-12 will only be $18.00, your pattern is provided for you for FREE!

I have said a lot about this Block of the Month lately, but I think that is because I absolutely love it and there are so many possibilities that you can do with it!  Tuxedo Tales is a great, fun, little project to work on each month!  We have frames that you can put them in, or you can make them into little banners, a large quilt…..and so many other things. Each month is only $11.50!!!

Do you LOVE Japanese Fabric like I do?  Holly’s Garden is the one for YOU!!! 60 different BEAUTIFUL fabrics will come in the the kit for Holly’s Garden.  This is only a 6 month commitment and is only $23 a month!

And last but not least….are you looking for a great wool project to work on?  We are doing Village Green by Blackberry Primitives.  This Block of the month is wool on Flannel and is only $20.00 per month for 10 months!


Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week and your weekend!  IT is going to be in the 70’s here!!! or so they say… is currently snowing…so we will see about that!


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop-Wisconsin

Looking to begin your quilting journey?

Are you looking to learn how to quilt? Or looking to improve your skills with your quilting? Come join Sharon on your quilting journey in Piece-ful Start: Beginning Quilting.


Learn a comprehensive range of basics in piecing and you will be on your way to growing creativity! In this series of four classes (April 30, May 14, June 4 and 18) you will be making a lap size sampler quilt top. With each block in the project you will learn a piecing technique that is a basic in many quilt patterns. You will work on the techniques taught during class but will have sewing to do at home. In addition, you will learn about handy tools and great tips other quilters use and love. When the classes are done, you and your completed quilt top will be ready to move on to the finishing class. Whether you are looking for a place to start your own quilting journey or a way to improve your piecing skills, this class can be the place for you.


Have your own sewing machine, in good working condition, be familiar with your machine and comfortable using it. Be ready to discover just how creative you can be!

Class Fee: $85, plus book, fabric and supplies

Classes held at the Shop in Menasha: Saturdays April 30th, May 14, June 4 and 18 from 10:00-1:45p.m.

Please call the Shop today to sign up! 920-722-7233

Have a wonderful week,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Spring into some New Farbic

April 4-10, 2016 we will be hosting our next Coupon Event, which will entail as you guessed…..FABRIC! All In-stck, regular priced Marcus Brothers Fabric and Windham Fabric, minimum of a 1/2 yard cut will be 25% off.

Your asking how do you know which fabrics are which on our site.  All you need to do is go to our site, go under FABRICS, and then we have sub categories for all the different Fabric Companies.   Or you can Click on the links above and it will take you right to each of the Fabric Companies that you can choose from.

There are some great NEW fabrics from Windham, which includes Jeannie Hortons new line called Manor House.  We have several kits from that one being made as we speak, and I can not wait to get those back.


New Fabrics from Marcus Brothers includes Latimer Farms from Red Crinolin. There is also a Block of the Month called Latimer Farms, which we only have 3 opening left in that one.

For those of you who have the Coupon Book, please make sure that you put your Coupon Book Code Word into the COMMENT SECTION of your order so that we can put you into the drawing for the $20 gift card.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.  And if you are in the Chicago Area, make sure you stop by and visit us at the AQS Show in Chicago this week.


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Who is coming to visit us in Chicago this week??

Are you going to be in the Chicago Area, April 7-9?  If you are you should come on down to the AQS CHICAGO Show, to see Al and I at the Primitive Gatherings Booth 1618!  The Show goes Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m-6 p.m.  at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

We have a loooong 4 stall booth with tons of wool, fabrics, kits, threads and more!

Hope to see you there!


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

You are “Among Friends” each week this Summer


We have been working overtime getting one of our Summer Blocks of the Weeks going for you. We are debuting this one early because YOU get to choose the background color that YOU would like to work with. You are going to need 7 yards of background fabric so; we need to know what your choice is going to be so that we can get it in in time for when we start to ship the SBOW.

PLEASE read carefully. All of your questions should be answered by the time you are done reading this. We hope…..if we have forgotten anything, please let us know.

Welcome to Among Friends SBOW, when finished this quilt will measure approximately 72 ½” x 90 ½”. Each week you will be making 44-3” finished blocks; 36 for inside the quilt and 8 for the border, for a grand total of 528 blocks! You will be receiving each week 44-light fabrics and 44-Dark/Medium fabrics, which means that in theory you could have 1,056 different fabrics. We are going to try and make sure that they are all different, but we might not have enough lights to make that happen. We thank you for understanding ahead of time if you should happen to get a duplicate.

When ordering your SBOW, there will be many things to take into consideration. You will be choosing if you are going to pay in full at the beginning of the program or if you are going to be paying weekly. If you pay in full, you will be getting a break in the pricing and it will be like getting one week (blocks + shipping) FREE!!!! This is our THANK YOU for not having to run your credit card every week, PLUS if you pay in full you will be guaranteed to get that FREEBIE block each week as well. If you do not know about the FREEBIE block, each week you will receive a small block that will finish into another small quilt for FREE! But your credit card has to be charged each week in order to receive the block. If you are going to be paying in full, you will be charged $277.00 if you are Out of State, OR $290.85 if you are In State, at the beginning of the program, this includes the shipping.

If you are going to be paying weekly, each week for 12 weeks you will be charged $14.00 (+ tax if applicable) for the set of blocks and $4.00 (+ tax if applicable) for shipping each week. Please note that the first week shipping will be $13, as you will have 7 yards of fabric to be shipped to you. Week 12 might be more as well for shipping if you are choosing to receive the Backing Fabric. If you are going to be paying weekly, your TOTAL cost will be $295.00 if you are Out of State OR $309.75 if you are In State, once again that includes your shipping cost.

Alright, once you have decided if you are paying in full or paying weekly, you will need to choose what color you would like to have your background fabric be. Lisa is doing hers in the Dark Navy color. We are also offering it in the Medium Blue, Dark Red/Burgundy Color, Black and Walnut. We think all of these colors will look spectacular with the quilt, it is just a matter of what you have in your house and what you are looking for.

Ok, so you have chosen the color that you would like to work with. Now on to the supplies that we are going to be recommending to help you create and finish your project. We have put together a Supply Kit that contains: a Project Case so that you can store your blocks in as they are being made, Triangle Paper that has been created especially for this project, the Itty Bitty Ruler to help in your cutting and squaring up, and finally Aurifil Thread which we recommend for sewing the blocks together, 1140 or 2370 will be in the kits. If you purchase the whole kit, you will receive 25% off, which will make the Supply kit $45.50 (its like getting the ruler for FREE). If you would like to purchase the supplies separately you will be able to do so as well, but without a discount.


You will also be able to order your backing fabric right away if you would like to. That will not be charged or shipped until Week 12. We do not sequester fabrics away for backing, trust us there is no bad fabric in the Shop. If you would like to request the Backing Fabric, please place the Color you would like for us to pick for you in the COMMENT SECTION of your order and we will pick out something spectacular for you! You will need 6 yards of fabric for the backing, which we will apply a 25% discount to, and your Backing Fabric will be $54.

Here is a computer generated image of what the quilt will look like when you are finished with your project.

We think this project is amazing and cant wait for you to join in on the FUN. We would like everyone to be able to do this project in the Background Color of their choosing, so please make sure you sign up for this project ASAP, so that we can ensure that we have enough fabric for everyone!

We are going to also have a Hand-Pieced and a Wool Appliqué Summer Block of the Week as usual, and that will be released as soon. Due to the special needs (7 yards of Background Fabric) of this SBOW, we are releasing this early.

Have a wonderful evening,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

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