2019 Summer Block of the Weeks are HERE!

Welcome to the Summer Block of the Week 2019


 We have been waiting on pins and needles to launch our Summer Block of the Week and we know that you have too.  So I am not going to make this introduction long. I can not stress this next sentence enough….PLEASE read thru all of the information below!! All of your questions should be answered by the end of this blog/email.

General Information on how the SBOWs work:

Most of you have done one of our Summer Blocks of the Week with us in the past, we ask all of you to read over the information carefully in case it has changed from the last time that you did this program with us.  Like most of our SBOWS this will be a 12-week commitmentfrom all of you, we will start shipping the SBOW the week of June 10.  When you sign up for your SBOW, you will need to ask yourself if you would like to pay monthly or pay in full. If you are paying monthly, we will be charging you as soon as you sign upfor your first set of blocks.  This allows us to start shipping your blocks on the first of every month- instead of having to wait until the 6thof every month, when our billing cycle completes. If you would like to pay in full, you will be charged at the time of purchase as well, and this will be for all of the blocks and shipping. If you are paying in full, you will receive a FREE weekas our “Thank You” for only having to run your credit card one time! We have a Pricing section for each project for you to see what each week’s price is so that you can fully understand our pricing of the SBOW.  Weekly paying is ONLY for those that are picking up their blocks in our Shops.

***All pricing is without tax.  If you live in Wisconsin, there will be tax added on to your SBOW and items purchased to go along with the SBOW.

Square Deal-Pieced SBOW

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Our Pieced SBOW is called Square Deal and will be complete at a very beautiful 85”x 85”. This quilt is based on an amazing quilt that Lisa purchased a couple years ago in hopes of recreating it and patterning this stunning quilt.  We will be going with the same kind of warm feel for our quilt, as this is what drew us to the quilt in the first place.  There will be no bright, or in your face colors; they will be more toned down.  We have used the Muslin 1040-23, which is one of Lisa’s Muslins for the setting blocks, which you will receive as part of your Essential package in Week 1.

Pricing: Shipping included

Essentials: $61.00 (5 yards of 1040-23)

Per Week:$20.50 ($17.50 + $3.00 Shipping) (Pick up only)

Paying Monthly:$82.00 (For 3 months)

Pay In Full:$286.50 (1 week FREE and includes the price of the Essentials)

7 yards Backing Fabric:$68.80

Supply Kit:$35.00


What do you receive each week?

Each week you will receive 24-lights and 48-dark fabrics in your kit, and will make 48 blocks.  Which means you will be doing a total of 576-2 ½” Finished blocks! Potentially that means that there will be more than 800 different fabrics in your kits! Your Essentials in week 1 will be the 5 yards of Muslin 1040-23, which will be used for your setting blocks.  There will be NO Finishing Kit needed for this quilt; you will have everything you need to finish this quilt minus the Backing Fabric, as that is optional.


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 Some things to consider:

Supply Kit

Our Supply Kits are helpful notions that you might need to help with your Summer Block of the Week journey.  This year your Supply Kit (if you choose to purchase it) will include:

  • Canvas Zipper Pouch (10×11)
  • Silk Pins
  • Mini Seam Ripper
  • 6×8 Olfa Cutting Mat (perfect for trimming blocks while sitting at sewing table)
  • Spool of 2370
  • Pocket Power Snips

Regular price for these items would normally be $43.54 plus shipping. We are offering it to you at a discounted price of $35.00 including shipping. 

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Helpful Hint: For squaring up your blocks we strongly encourage you to use the Itty Bitty Eighths Ruler in either the 3”x7” or 6”x6”, they are perfect for the size blocks you are making.  We did not include them this Supply Kit as we have put them in Supply Kits in the past.

Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 7 yards of backing fabric to complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discounton your backing fabric. Which means that instead of paying $84.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $66.80 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you!


A Trip Around the World Hexi Style

A Trip Around the World Hexi Styleis our EPP for this Summers Blocks of the Week. Joanne used more of a Fall color palette this year by using the dusty blues, golds, rustic oranges, reds, browns, greens and creams.  Your quilt will finish approximately 52”x59”.

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Pricing: includes shipping

Paying Weekly:$15.00 ($12.00 + $3.00 shipping) (Pick up only)

Pay Monthly:$60.00 (for 3 months)

Pay In Full:$165.00 (1 week FREE)

Supply Kit:$49.00

4 yards Backing Fabric:  $38.60

Thread Kit:$25.00

What do you receive each week:

Each week you will receive the fabrics to create a portion of the quilt. The fabric quantities will vary from week to week as you are creating “rounds”. In your first week’s packet you will receive all the fabric needed to make the center of the quilt, which will be up to the first brown “round”.  As the weeks go by you will be creating several rounds to just one round, then corners and border fabric.  You will not need a Finishing Kit for the quilt; you will receive all the fabrics needed to create the top of the quilt and binding.  If you would like to order the backing fabric, there will be an option to do that as well. I am sorry but the size of the Hexi’s will not be released. Thank you for understanding.  We want to ensure that those who are during it with us have exclusivity with the quilt.

Some things to consider:

Supply Kits:

Our Supply kits are a collection of products that we find would be helpful for you as you make the EPP Quilt this year.  This year if you purchase the supply kit they will included:

*Canvas Zipper Pouch (10×11) $12

*Small Wonder Clips (10 pack) $6.95

*Paper packet (740 pieces and template) $32.00

*Sewline Glue Pen $7.95

*Needles $3.00

Regular price for these items would normally be $61.90 plus shipping. We are offering it to you at a discounted price of $49.00 including shipping. 

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 Thread Kit:

We will also have a Thread Kit Available for any one who would like to use the threads that we used.  If purchasing the threads we have them available for you for $25.00, which includes shipping, regular retail price would be $30.00 plus shipping if you were ordering them individually.

Thread Kit includes:

Small Spools ($5.00 each): 2326, 2360, 5004, 2390, 2905, 2370


Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 4 yards of backing fabricto complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric. Which means that instead of paying $48.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $38.60 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you!



This year’s theme is simple, easy, elegant and of course amazing. Last years Twilight Garden was over the top and intense, and this year we wanted to go easy on you but always wanted to deliver an amazing quilt that you are going to cherish and enjoy working on, which is what this year is all about.

As you can see from the blocks above you will have 3 options, Country , Urban (neutral tones) and Primitive.  These are all done on Primitive Gatherings Flannel Backgrounds. Please NOTE: there is a limited number of Urban SBOWs that are available due to the availability of the background fabric, if we have an overwhelming amount of people wanting to do this one, we will need to change out the background once we have reached our limit, we will inform you when we have exhausted our supply.  They are not all stitched because we wanted to show you that even if you did not want to do all of the embellishing stitches, this block will look amazing as is.  The amount of stitching that you want to put into your block is entirely up to you; your block will stand out either way.   These pictures do not do the blocks justice.  Each week we will feature a new video for you in our SBOW Facebook Page for you to see the way Lisa will be doing the stitching in the blocks.  These demonstrations will help you see that the embellishment done on these blocks really aren’t all that hard after all.  And once again if you do not want to do the decorative stitches, these blocks will speak for themselves with out them.   We are stressing on Simple and Easy blocks this summer.  The borders will be part of the 12 weeks that you are making, there will be an extremely small finishing kit that will be optional, however, your quilt will be complete with or with out the finishing kit.  Think of the finishing kit as more of an enhancer to the border.  Your quilt will be complete somewhere around 55” square.

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Pricing: including shipping

Paying Weekly:$ 19.50 ($16.50 + $3.00 shipping) (Pick up only)

Pay Monthly:$78.00 (For 3 Months)

Pay In Full:$214.50 (1 week FREE)

Supply Kit:$38.25

4 yards Backing Fabric:  $44.40

Thread Kit:

         Primitive/Country:  $120.00



Some things to consider:

 Supply Kits:

Would you like to purchase a Supply kit from us?   The supply kits are a grouping of products that we feel would be helpful to have while you complete your projects.  We offer a 25% discount if you purchase a complete Supply Kit from us. The Wool Supply kit should retail for $47.00 plus shipping but we are offering it to you for $38.25 including shipping.  Items in your Supply Kit will include:

  • Canvas Zipper Pouch (10×11) $12.00
  • Needle Threader $2.00
  • Fray Check $4.50
  • Needle Set: #22, Embellishment, Binding (2 of each) $6.00
  • 3 pks of SAS2 Lite $15.75
  • White Clover Pen $6.75

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Thread Kits:

The Country and the Primitive Wool SBOW will require the same Thread Kit ($120.00), the same wool will be used in both of the kits. Obviously, since the Urban Version ($87.50)is completely different, we will have a completely different thread kit for you available.  You an order your Threads Kits as a complete set, which we advise as you will receive a better price, but if you so choose to purchase them separately you can do so.  A list of threads used is posted below.

Primitive and Country- SBOW

P5 0126 843 0513 0578 or 0537
0548 078 M81 0775 P1
H204 086 H205 0521 0575
H209 0526 H202
0524 P9 P12 0518 0505


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Urban- Neutral SBOW

4 5 M49 M23 or 0538 P4
0545 P3 0178 0512 0145
0145 0512 P3 0178 P4


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Backing Fabric:

You are going to need 4 yards of backing fabricto complete your quilt. If you would like to purchase it from us we are extending a 30% discount on your backing fabric. Which means that instead of paying $52.00 plus shipping, you will only be charged $44.40 and that includes shipping! Just let us know in the comment section what color you would like, and we will pick out an amazing one for you!


Just a Little More Paper Work and you will be all set to order:  Please remember to read carefully as there is a lot of information packed into the next few paragraphs. 

International and Canadian Orders

In order to keep your shipping costs down when doing the SBOW, we have to do your shipping a little different.  We will ship your first block and Essentials out the first week of the program.  After that we will hold your blocks for a 4-week time period, and ship on that fourth week.  This allows us to have just enough money in postage for you to cover our cost to ship it to you.   If you would like to receive yours weekly, please call the Shop and we would be happy to help you, but please know that it costs us about $10.00 to ship you a package each week. Which means an additional $30.00 would be needed from you each month to get your SBOW out to you weekly.


Will there be a Freebie this year?

Of course there is going to be a Freebie this year! This year if you are participating in one of our SBOWs, you will automatically be getting one of our Freebies with your blocks.  Please note that if you are participating in more than 1 SBOW you will only receive 1 Freebie.

If you are not participating in our SBOW this year but still would like to receive the Freebie, you will need to make a purchase of $25.00 or more, each week that the SBOW is running. If you miss one they can be purchased for $5.00 a piece. 

Facebook Group

 We will be having a Facebook Group again this year. This group is absolutely amazing to keep you motivated, to learn new tricks and to see exclusive teachings from Lisa.  This year we are planning a few Facebook Live posts for everyone to learn from, which will be a lot of fun!  PLEASEmake sure that you first are friends with ME,Jessica Holzon Facebook; from there you will need to send me a message to let me know that you are in the SBOW and would like to be added into the group.  I will then add you into the Group and you are ready to start participating and asking questions if you have them.  You NEEDto be friends with me as it is a CLOSED/PRIVATEgroup, I am only able to add you if you are my friend.

Want to know when your package ships?

UPSP Informed Delivery By USPSis available for you.  You just need to sign up online with the USPS if you would like to be informed as to when your packages will be arriving, instead of having to call or email us.  This helps us to focus on the shipping your orders/SBOW/BOM as quickly and efficiently as possible. Once we put it into USPS you will be informed of its journey to you and when you can expect it in your mailbox. This will be for all letters and packages that you have coming to you; this is not a service through us.  This is just an option for you if you want to get notifications about your package, if you do not want this service you DO NOT “have” to have it.


We hope you enjoy these Blocks of the Month as much as we have had getting them ready for you!  Enjoy!


Primitive Gatherings 







15 year Anniversary Sale! May 6-12, 2019



This week we are celebrating our 15thyear in business! Time sure flies when you are having fun, and we have had tons of fun doing what we love and we hope you have too!

We have definitely grown over the past few years from just being that little quilt shop on the corner of 9thand Racine Street.  We now have several out buildings, a California Shop and Lisa is Designing for Moda and doing her rulers with Creative Grids.  We have our Warehouse where we do all of our wholesaling, wool dying, pattern printing and designing -just down the road from the Shop.  There is of course our Shop, still on that corner; but we have added new paint, carpeting, and we are constantly moving products and displays around, so that it always feels new when you walk in.  We have also put in a modern section downstairs and thanks to all of you, have expanded our Internet business and shipping department to half of the downstairs! You all definitely do your part to keep the USPS in business with two pick-ups every day!  Our California Shop just celebrated their 4thyear and we look forward to the day when we can celebrate our 15thout there! With all that being said, we could not do ANY of this with out you beside us along the way.  You all have truly helped to make this business what it is today by supporting us Online, coming to the Shop, or visiting us at all the Shows that we have done over the past 15 years.


Every year we enjoy bringing you your Summer Fun with our Summer Blocks of the Week, which is set to debut next week, and yes! we will have 3 choices for you….actually there are kinda 6 choices, since you have to decide on background fabrics for your wool project. (wink, wink!)

Do you join us for our Primitive Christmas Event and our 12 Days of Christmas Primitive Gatherings Style each year in November and December?  We have so much fun being your little elves for the Holiday Season, and enjoy every crazy, chaotic moment of bringing you all the new projects, notions, and “gifty” items that we can possibly find!


This year to do something special for our Anniversary, we have put the entire shop on sale May 6-12, 2019 for you.  We have always just had certain items on sale, with several exclusions. This year only our Blocks of the Month and our Pre-Orders are excluded from our sale, otherwise you have free reign over the website!  Come stock up on Thread kits, Wool Kits, Quilt Kits, Dovo Scissors, Juki’s and Juki Products and so many more items that we normally don’t have on sale EVER!



We hope you have enjoyed shopping with us through out the years and we look forward to helping you along your sewing journey in the future.

Thank you for all YOU DO,


Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop