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Last few days of our Anniversary Sale! Ends May 31st!

It is 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!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

 

 

Do you “Believe”?

We are almost into our 6th month of the year!  Can you believe it?  I have no idea where this year has gone!  It has flown by pretty fast and even though we are just getting Spring like weather I know that in a couple month the Snow will be flying again.  But shhhhhhhh, I did not really say that, we have been known to get snow in May! Hope you all had a beautiful weekend, its a brand new week and we have great things planned for this week, so lets get started on one of those things!

We have a great NEW Block of the Month to bring to you from Lily Anna Stitches called Believe.  This wool on wool project will help you count down day of the Holiday Season with a Holiday Traditions Advent Calendar!

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We are using a textured Hand Dyed Wool for the Red Background in this project. If you need something to hang your project on we have the option of purchasing the metal hanger.  The numbers on this project are Hand Made Clay Buttons with the dates printed on them, which you can purchase OR you can embroider the dates if you so choose.

The first month which starts in June (next month) will be $30+shipping, as you will receive your Background Wool the first month, the pattern is sold separately.  Then months 2-6 will only be $9+shipping! You will receive your last package in November, so that your Advent Calendar will be finished by the this Holiday Season!

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This is one that you do not want to miss! Make sure that you sign up Today to start this beautiful project!

Have a Beautiful start to your week!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

2016 Summer Block of the Week is READY!!

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You all have been waiting patiently for us to reveal to you our 2016 Summer Block of the Week (SBOW)…..and TODAY is that day! We have shown you what our Pieced Summer Block of the Week is: Among Friends, and we now have 2 more to show you. Yeap, that is what I said….2 MORE!! YAY!..So we have an English Paper Piecing, a Machine Pieced and a Wool SBOW! We are ready for the most amazing Summer EVER? All this fun will start June 13, 2016!

There is going to be A LOT of information that is going to be handed out here. So settle in with a beverage and maybe something to snack on and hopefully we answer all of your questions. Please let us know if we missed something…but I don’t think we did.  All pricing below is Domestic Pricing Only, we will handle International Orders on an individual basis, for those of you that have participated in our SBOW we are handling it the same way as we have in previous years. If you have never done it before with us please Contact us by email if you have any International questions. primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com

My Crazy Life SBOW

Our Wool Summer Block of the Week will be called: My Crazy Life. Who cannot relate to that? Each week My Crazy Life will consist of making 4 wool on flannel -7 ½” blocks. There will be an official total of 48 blocks, however we will have a few extra block designs that you will be able to choose from to make, if one of OUR Crazy Life blocks doesn’t fit into YOUR Crazy Life.

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Our finishing kit is NOT ready for you to order, and we will NOT be taking any orders for it until we reveal it and the pricing. We are hoping to have that available to start ordering in a couple of weeks. If at the time you choose not to purchase the Finishing Kit, your quilt will measure 42” x 49”. If you DO choose to order our Finishing Kit, once we have everything finalized, your quilt will measure approximately 64”x 72”. When purchasing the Finishing Kit, you will also receive the Binding. Again these are estimates as Lisa is known to change her mind!

We have put together a Supply Kit for you that has everything you should need to create My Crazy Life. Our Kit will be an Empty Project Case containing 3-packages of Steam a Seam 2 Lite, a tube of 6-#24 and 6-#22 Chennile needles, and a 7 ½” Creative Grids Ruler and a needle threader. You will need the 7 ½” ruler to square up your blocks, this is the best way to ensure accuracy.  Lisa thought is necessary after cutting one of her block down wrong.  These Supply Kits should retail for $49.25, however if you purchase a COMPLETE Supply Kit, you will receie 25% off which will bring it to $38.00. This will be shipped with your first SBOW. (yes, if you look real closely that is not a 7 1/2″ ruler, but I didn’t have one in stock…so I used what I had, you will receive the 7 1/2″)

We will also have the option for you to purchase Flannel Backing Fabric for your SBOW. If you would like to purchase Backing you can do so with a 25% discount on the 4 yards you will need, which will come to $36.00. Please put the color you would like to have on your backing in the COMMENT SECTION and we will pick out an amazing one for you. If you do not put one in the COMMENT SECTION we will still pick out an amazing one for you! Just some of the colors that you can pick!

 

We will be doing the Thread Kit in 3 sets. Our first set of threads will be for weeks 1-4.  We have those available for purchasing now.  It will be $140.00 for the first set of threads, this will be the bulk of the threads that you will need.  Shipping of the threads will be Week 1, Week 5, and Week 9. We will let you know when they are available to order as soon as we are able to. When you do order the Thread Kit we will match that up with your SBOW so that they ship together. Please let us know each time you order the threads which group you are in, be it the Paid in Full or Weekly, or the In State and Out of State.  Thank you

You will have 2 options for paying, Pay in Full or Paying Weekly (In-State and Out of State). If you Pay In Full, you will receive one FREE Shipment + Blocks as our Thank you.

Here is your pricing break down: 

Paid in Full: Will Receive 1 Free Shipment for Paying in Full

(Block + Shipping)

$ 15.00 per week for the block        Out of State: Grand Total $209

$   4.00 per week for shipping         In State: Grand Total: $219.45

$ 19.00 total per week OUT OF STATE

$ 19.95 total per week IN STATE

 

Paying Weekly:

$ 15.00 per week for the block         Out of State: Total Paid $ 228

$   4.00 per week for the shipping     In State: Total Paid $ 239.40

$ 19.00 per week OUT OF STATE

$ 19.95 Per Week IN STATE

 

Clara’s Stars

This is something new for us. We have never done a Hand Pieced SBOW, we know how popular it is, and we have an awesome Antique Quilt to model our Quilt after, so we thought: Why Not?

We will be using 5 yards of Primitive Muslin 1040-22 (creamy color), for our Block of the Week, if you would prefer to do yours in a bit of a lighter version (as seen in the antique quilt) we would be happy to replace it with 1040-21, which would be our White Primitive Muslin.

You will be receiving 18 blocks each week, for a total of 216 blocks. Each week a total of 50 different Reproduction fabrics will be sent to you to help you create your Blocks. You will have extra fabric that will allow you to make your quilt bigger if you so choose. With your fabrics you will be able to mix and match as you see fit. You will have enough of one fabric to put in each corner of the blocks to make the triangles uniform like the Antique Quilt OR you can make it scrap like the Blocks. Your Choice!

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If you choose to purchase our Finishing Kit ($60.00) your quilt will measure approximately 72”x 83” when complete and will look similar to the quilt above. Your finishing kit will consist of 7 yards of Muslin, either 1040-22 or 1040-21 depending on which background you are choose. Binding will be included in the Finishing Kit only.

There is a Supply Kit available for you as well with this project. It will include, 1,000 Diamond pieces, 250 Triangle pieces, an Empty Project case, an Acrylic Template for both the Triangle and the Diamond. The Supply Kit is $72, regularly $94.00. If you would like to purchase more of the Paper Pieces you can do so for the 25% off, however, we do recommend that you reuse some of your Paper Pieces.

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You will have 2 options for paying; Pay in Full or Paying Weekly (In-State and Out of State). If you Pay In Full, you will receive one FREE Shipment + Blocks as our Thank you. Your first weeks Shipment will be $13 due to the 5 yards of Muslin.

Here is your pricing break down:Paid in Full: Will Receive 1 Free Shipment for Paying in Full (Blocks + Shipping)

$10 per week for block                                OUT OF STATE; Grand Total $221

$ 4 per week for shipping                          IN STATE: Grand Total $229.80

$ 14.00 per week OUT OF STATE

$ 14.70 per week IN STATE

Paying Weekly

$10 per week for block                               OUT OF STATE: Total Paid $236

$ 4 per week for shipping                          IN STATE: Total Paid $243.35    

$ 14.00 per week OUT OF STATE

$ 14.70 per week IN STATE

 

Among Friends

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. Your first week of the SBOW will be $84+shipping as you will have 7 yards of the background fabric and one set of “blocks”, every week after that for 11 weeks it will be $14+shipping.

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. You must purchase your background fabric from us.

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, 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.

You do not have to limit yourself to just doing one Summer Block of the Week! You can do any combination if you would like to or do all 3! When placing your order, please order EVERYTHING that you would like to purchase. Due to all different options that we have available for each of the projects we ask that you order under those categories, and if you do more than one we will adjust your prices accordingly. Please see the links below to see the combinations that can be done and the pricing sheets for all of them.

All of the SBOW 2016

Among Friends and Clara’s Stars 2016

My Crazy Life and Clara’s Stars 2016

My Crazy Life and Among Friends 2016 

Already placed an order for Among Friends?  Let us know in the COMMENT SECTION of your order and we will match your orders up and adjust your pricing for you so that you save on Shipping!

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FREEBIE!

We always do a great Freebie Block to go along with your SBOW, this year is no different. Our Freebies will revolve around pennies. We do recommend that if you do not already have our Circle Template that you invest in one. It will help in making those circles a breeze for you! The Freebie revolves all around your credit card payment.  If you pay in full you do not have to worry about your credit card being valid each week. If you are paying weekly, your credit card needs to be able to be charged each week to receive the Freebie, if it gets denied and we do not hear back from you until the following week, your Freebie will be pulled from your package. This is a reward for doing our SBOW and paying on time, 2 projects for the price of one!

FACEBOOK

How can we forget about Facebook?  It is everywhere!  We created a Facebook Group last year with our Somewhere in Time SBOW and it was a blast.  This year will be no different.  We have created one Facebook page called My Crazy Life AND one Facebook Page for Both the Pieced and the Hand Pieced called Among Clara’s Friends, for those of you who are on Facebook.  Because it is a Secret/Closed Group only available to those that are participating in the SBOW, you will need to friend request ME! Jessica Holz and let me know that you have signed up for the SBOW and which one and I will get you added into your appropriate Group.  These Groups are amazing, it is a great way to learn from each other.  We will also be doing give aways, helpful hints, sneak peaks and so much more in these groups! It is a great way to keep motivated all Summer long and to see everyones projects progress. Here are my pictures on my Facebook Page so you will know who to friends request.  If you do not have a Facebook Page, you do not have to join…but I do highly recommend you join Facebook if only to join our Group.

 

We hope that you will join us in our Summer Block of the Week Extravaganza!  It is going to be so much fun! We have lots in store for those of you who participate!

Have a Beautiful Day,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

 

Closed Memorial Day May 30

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It is Memorial Day this weekend!  A time to officially kick off the Summer fun a head of us. In our fun and games that I am sure we will all be having this weekend, PLEASE make sure to Remember and Thank all of those who gave their all, those who returned and those who did not.

We will be open Saturday May 28, 2016.  However, we will be CLOSED on May 30, 2016 so that our employees can enjoy their Holiday Weekend.  We will reopen on May 31.

Thank you and have a beautiful weekend,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Its just about Summer, so you know what that means……

ROAD CONSTRUCTION!!!  Don’t know about where you live but every Summer there is TONS of Road Construction being done in Wisconsin.  If you are coming to visit us this Summer, or if you live in the area and visit us often please be aware of the following Road Closures, in addition to the ones already in effect.

If at any point you need help getting to our Shop PLEASE give us a call and we would be happy to help you out with directions.

*Racine Street From 8th St to Airport Road will be closed from June 11-October 4

*9th Streen between Happy Valley Drive and Warsaw Street will be closed from June 11- August 19

*12th Street between Racine Road and Appleton Street will be closed from June 11-August 19

*9th Street and 12th Street intersections will be open to traffic on August 19

Please check out the WisDOT website for further information and Maps if you require them.

Thank you for understanding!  Let us know if you have any questions!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Beginning Traditional Rug Hooking Class Announced

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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,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

NEW Wooly Fun to be had by ALL!!!

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We are getting ready to go to Market Next week in Salt Lake City and want you to be the first to see all of the NEW Wool Bundles and Charms that we have available! And to make this post even sweeter, we are offering a promotion on our Wool Bundles and Wool Charms in honor of all of our NEW Wools!!

We are Show casing our AWESOME New Primitive Woolens in some of these pictures. We now have a collection of 30 different Primitive Woolens available for you! We have colors like, Salmon, Salsa, Lake, Foxglove, Periwinkle, Cranberry, Scarlet, Parsley and even Pigs Ear Pink! We wanted to call that one Oink, Oink, Oink! Think how much fun that would have been to order over the phone!!!


We have NEVER offered a Sale on our Wool Bundles and Charms because we already have a discount built into the pricing. But TODAY is the day we change all of that. From Today until Sunday Night at Midnight, if you purchase 3 or more Wool Charms you will recieve 20% off of each one, which will make them only $9.60 per charm pack! Each Charm Pack has 10 different colors and/or textures in them.

Or if you purchase 3 or more of any size Wool Bundles you will receive 20% off of each of those as well!!!! Any combination of Sizes, it does not have to be the same size to receive the discount. Each Bundle contains 8 different colors and/or textures in them. With the 20% Discount, your small bundles will be $16.00; Medium Bundles $30.40 AND your Large Bundles which already comes with $10 FREE in the regular Bundle price to $56.00!! That Large Bundle…..talk about a STEEL, each 12″ x 14″(approx.) piece in there would only be $7!!!!


Not only do we have the NEW colors of Bundles on Sale, we also have all of our older, but still fabulous colors on Sale as well! Holly, Christmas, Union, Chocolate, Mustard, Pumpkin, Buttermilk, Raven, Sheep and so much more for you to choose from!

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I could say “Choose wisely” but with all of these yummy colors I don’t believe any one will ever say, “You choose poorly!” Can you tell I love me some Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? This is my little Indy! Always in the way of my sewing!

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All discounts will be applied when we ship your order, you will not see it applied on your computer invoice. Thank you for understanding.

Have a great day! We are hoping after 3 days of rain and over cast we get SOME Sun today!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

So many NEW wool colors! Whats a person to do????

Have you seen what we did on our website with our WOOLS??? We have added a bunch NEW textures and 30 New Hand Dyed Colors!  We have also added thread colors to match the Wools….and we have also divided the Wools into their Color Category.  whew! So if you are looking for Red Wool, you can look right in that category and see ALL of our different Reds!  No looking through pages and pages of colors just to find the one that you are looking for!

AND GUESS WHAT???!!! They are ALL on SALE with our Anniversary Sale! Perfect time to purchase some of those NEW colors!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  It is absolutely gorgeous out here today, should hit a high of 82 today!  Tomorrow it is back down to 65….but I can’t complain, that is Spring in Wisconsin!  And to all Mother’s out there: Happy Mother’s Day!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

 

Traditional Rug Hooking Class Announced

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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,

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

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