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National Quilting Day March 18

22 years ago in Lincoln, Nebraska the National Quilting Association passed a resolution that made the 3rd Saturday in March, National Quilting Day! In honor of one of the greatest days on the Calendar of National Days (we quilters may be a bit bias) we have put together a few quilt kits and fabric to put on Sale to help you on your quilting journey! We asked ourselves, “what would National Quilting Day be with out FABRIC and quilt kits????”  We have made our National Quilting Day into Days (cause who doesn’t’ want double the fun?), so from March 17-19 we are going to be having some fun at our the Shop.

We will be holding a drawing for everyone that comes into the Shop and makes a purchase on March 17 and 18, and also a drawing for everyone who Orders Online March 17-19.  When you make a purchase we will put your name into the drawing for a small quilt kit and pattern from our new Liberty Gatherings Fabric called Little Patriot ($32 value).  Which means that there will be 2 give a ways; one for those of you that come into the Shop and one for those of you that Shop with us Online! Drawing will be held on Monday Morning, Winners will be announced and called.

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Little Patriot 18 x 18

Are you ready for the Sales and the Fun to begin?

All Pre-Cut Fat Quarters are ONLY $2, this excludes all Fat Quarter Bundles.  Now some of you have purchased Online with us when we have had this Sale before. If you have not here is how it works.  Because you are not in the Shop and we do not have a Fat Quarter of every fabric in the Shop it is a little more difficult for you to purchase the Fat Quarter, but if you go by my motto….”there is no ugly fabric out there” then you will find that this works perfectly, AND you also get the element of SURPRISE when you open your package.  All you will need to do is pick the COLOR and the Quantity that you would like and we will pick you out a variety of awesome fabrics to help you fill your stash!  If you make scrappy quilts this is a great way for you to stock up and get a variety of colors and patterns that you might not normally pick for yourself.  BUT there is no ugly fabric, trust me on this!!! Everything will work together!!!!!

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Pre-Cut Fat Quarter $2.00

And what would National Quilting Day be with out some Quilt Kits on Sale???  We have a handful of great quilt kits at great prices that are looking for a good home!


Belmont 53 1/2″ x 68″ reg: $75.50               SALE $53.00
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Smoked Cheddar 71 x 88 reg: $154                         SALE $108
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Union Blues 68 x 101 reg: $200   SALE $140
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Trotting Along 69×80  reg: $185   SALE $111
Christmas on the Prairie 68 x 88 reg: $187  SALE $140


Square Dance 75 1/2″ x 75 1/2″ reg: $132  SALE $93
Flower Box 52 x 68  Reg: $135   SALE $94.50

Did you find a quilt kit you liked?  Some Fat Quarters that you “need” for your stash?  We hope so!  REMEMBER domestic orders over $100 ship for FREE!!

Have a beautiful weekend!


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Last Two Days to Order: Merry Christmas!

Yes, I know it is not Christmas time….but I thought that title would catch your attention!  Many of you saw pictures of a quilt called Merry Christmas By Heart to Hand this past Christmas and asked if we could do our Wool Version of it again.

mc1And guess what?  We caved to the pressure and are putting together some Wool Kits ONLY for you!  You didn’t have to apply the pressure too too hard, we absolutely LOVE this quilt!  We originally  did this quilt back in 2012 out of Japanese Fabrics, and as much as we would love to be able to provide you all with Fabrics to go along with it, we are hurting for black Japanese Fabrics in the Shop.  If you would like for us to pick out background fabrics for you, we can do so, but PLEASE call the Shop to place your order then, so that we can talk to you about what you would like to do for the backgrounds.  Wool Kits only are $180, and will include all the wool that is needed to make this quilt, including the wool around the borders and the cornerstones.  If you need to purchase the pattern, the pattern is there and is sold SEPARATELY from the wool kit.  Since this quilt was made in 2012, there might be a few variations in the wool textures that were used to the ones that we place in your kit, but we will get as close to the original as possible.  PLEASE do not wait to order your kit, you will only have until Feb 12 to purchase a kit and it will be available to ship March 1.  So please get those orders in, it will not be offered again.

Pictures are courteous of The Quilted Pineapple who quilted our original quilt for us! So thank you Linda for letting us use the pictures!  If you haven’t checked out her website please do so, she has some great eye candy on there of quilts she has quilted and also tutorials and information about her QP Rulers that she sells for quilting quilts!

Have a beautiful day, it is 30 and sunny here today!


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WOOL SALE!!! February 9-12, 2017

You are thinking in your head “Finally” this coupon is here!  But we didn’t make you wait too long for this great coupon deal did we???! The most popular coupon that we have! Because who doesn’t want more wool, you would have to be CRAZY not to want some right?   Its like Christmas in February!

From February 9-12, now is the time to stock up on wool yardage for all the patterns you want to get done in the next few months, or ones that you have put off because you need to purchase a few pieces of wool.  Place your order during these 4 days and you will receive 25% off all wool yardage, mill-dyed or hand-dyed! This means that you can purchase any quantity of 1/8 yards to 1 yard cuts of wool, there are so many for you to choose from!  Pleaese remember that this excludes scrap bags, bundles, charms, kits, and specialty ordered wools.  Specialty ordered wools are wools that you you pick the color and the texture you would like to be dyed for you.

Have a beautiful 4 days Shopping for some NEW wool to help you along in your projects!


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Are we going to be near you this year?

Are you going to a Quilt Show this year and wondering if we are going to be Vending?  We have compiled the list of Shows that we are going to be attending this year and it is quite the list and encompasses 20 different Shows and Vending locations.  While we would love to go to just about any Quilt Show there is out there, we have to unfortunately narrow the list down as we (Amy,  Al, Jake and myself)  like to be Home a little bit too!  We hope we will see you at one of these Shows coming up this year.

January 19-22 Road to California in Ontario, California

February 23-26 Mancuso Show in Hampton Virginia

February 24-25 Feather Princesses-Spring Fling in Tampa Florida

March 1-4 AQS Daytona in Daytona Florida

March 29-April 1 AQS Lancaster in Lancaster Pennsylvania

April 6-8 Quilts Inc in Chicago Illinois (Rosemont)

April 26-29 AQS Spring Paducah in Paducah, Kentucky

June 2-4 Genesee Valley Quilt Fest in Rochester New York

June 8-10 Minnesota Quilters in Duluth Minnesota

June 15-17 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival in Overland Park Kansas

June 21-24 Shipshewana Quilt Festival in Shipshewana Indiana

July 20-23 Quilt Odyssey in Hershey Pennsylvania

July 27-29 Pine Tree Quilters in Augusta Maine

August 16-19 AQS Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids Michigan

September 7-9 Quilt Expo in Madison Wisconsin

September 13-16 AQS Fall Paducah in Paducah Kentucky

October 4-7 AQS Des Moines in Des Moines Iowa

November 2-5 Fall Festival in Houston Texas

All of these are up on our Calendar of Events on our Website as well.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our Shows this Year!

Have a beautiful Week!


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Wool Stash Builder!


Are you looking to build up your stash of wools?  Looking to find some new textures and colors to work with?  If so, look no further than our Wool Bundles of the Month starting in April 2017!  Each month for 12 Months you will receive in your mailbox a bundle of wool specially for you!  Each bundle will consist of 8 Different colors and or textures for you to play with!

Take them apart right away and start to work with them or collect them all and play with your bundles when you have collected all 12 or them!  Kinda like a Happy Meal when you were a kid and needed to collect all the toys, now your toys are WOOL! Collect all the pieces  and have fun with them!

Over the last few months we have upgraded our computer systems and have implemented a program that we feel is going to make our Blocks of the Month easier for everyone.  It is a Subscription based system that will automatically charge you on the 3rd of every month.  This is for all Blocks of the Month that you sign up for in 2017. This will allow for us to get your Blocks of the Month out to you faster, and gives you more time to work on them each month.  When looking at our Block of the Months, you will now see what the TOTAL cost of each month will be, it will include the Shipping in its price!  For example: The Wool Bundles are $16/month, shipping is $3/month, so you will see $19 for the Wool Bundles.  

For all of you currently in a Block of the Month with us, you will be receiving a note in your package this month about our new system.

Please let me know if you have any questions!


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Flannel Quilt Kit Sale!

We are rolling into our Winter Months and LOVE to cuddle up with our Flannel Quilts!  We wanted to share a BUNCH of savings with you, so that you too can enjoy a Flannel Quilt with us! IT is only going to be 9 degrees tomorrow and our low for tonight is going to be -4 degrees….I want to just cuddle up with one of these quilts right now!


We only have a few quilt kits left from our Flannel Gatherings Book and there is a limited supply so do not hesitate if you would like to do one of these quilts. Our Flannel Gatherings Book is also on Sale for 50% off, Regular price $25.00 on Sale for $12.50.

From the Flannel Gatherings Book we only have a 3 different quilt kits left.

Portland Rose is Flannel with Wool Applique, was $450.00 now $270.00!!!!!! Scoop this one up if you thinking about doing it!  There is not a better price out there for this quilt kit!  And of course pictures does not do it justice!


We have only 2 kits left I believe of our Troubled Waters kit!  You will recieve all the the original fabrics that went into making this stunning quilt!  At 100″square this quilt kit is only $179.40 down from $299.00!!!!


The last one that we have from Flannel Gatherings is Confetti!  Confetti is 110″ Square and is only $127.20!!! Seriously where are you going to find a quilt kit that size in Flannel for $127.20????


We have 3 Flannel Quilt kits that are NOT from the Flannel Gatherings Book that we have put on Sale. Each one of them are beautiful in their own right.

We have the beautiful Triangle Gathering Quilt kit that is made from the Primitive Muslin Flannel Line, easily put together using Triangle Paper.  If you have never used Triangle Paper, try it out, you will never go back to the traditional way of making Half-Square Triangles again.  This quilt is 75″x 85″ and is on sale for $120!!


Trotting Along and Murrieta Stars are both done out of the Wool and Needle III.  This line of fabrics had a variety of colors and textures that make each of these quilts BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Trotting Along is 69″ x 80″ and is on sale for $111.00!   I just love how colorful and fun this quilt is!

Murrieta Stars has that AMAZING creamy Yellow background color that makes this quilt stand out from the rest!   Snatch your quilt kit up today, at only $132.00 this would make a stunning quilt for just about any one, this quilt measures 84″x 96″.


Don’t wait too long on these quilt kits, they are not going to last long with these prices!

Next week we will be at the Road to California Show!  We hope to see you there we will be in booths 908/910/1009/1001 and if you can not join us….stay tuned for pictures of our Booth!

Have a great Thursday Night!


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Shop Closing for the Holidays 2016


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  We are almost there! I do not know where the year went, but it was definitely a fun and interesting year and can not wait to see what 2017 has in store of us!

We wanted to give you all a heads up on the Holiday Hours we will be having at the Shop in Wisconsin.  We will be Closing Early on December 23 at 1:00 to allow our Employees to go home and start their Holiday weekend with their Family and Friends, and to travel if need be.  We will be CLOSED on Saturday December 24 thru Monday December 26.  The Shop will be back OPEN on December 27th.



And then to begin the New Years off, we will be CLOSED on New Years Ever, December 31, 2016 thru January 2, 2017.  The Shop will Open back up on January 3, 2017.

We hope everyone has an Safe and Happy Holiday and New Years!


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12 Days of Christmas Event


How do you like our artwork this year? So cute…Teri does such a good job…If you have been through this for a couple of years already OR this is your first time doing our 12 Days of Needful Things, WELCOME!

Are you ready for 12 days of FUN!!!! Good…I’m ready too. I’m feeling great and want to get to work…this FIRST post is wordy…so please read all the words so you now what’s going on!!! Remember I have to write them so you have to read them!!! Ha…works good when we all do our part!

EXPLANATION: It has been brought to my attention that I do this 12 days thing backwards…and was suggested I change it…ummm no…I count down 12 days until Christmas…I start with 12 and count down till 1 day before Christmas…I guess if think about it…if I did things the way they were supposed to be done…I wouldn’t be what I am today…so you have to live with my backwards thinking for just this time of year…and every year I do this…like a tradition. I just checked this will be the 4th year of the 12 days of Christmas…You can go back in the blog archive and read the previous 3 years. Look in Dec 2012-2015.

Every year it is very hard for us to come up with 12 new things as you know I only promote what I actually use…I do not believe in owning every notion because someone thinks its a great idea…my prime example is you don’t need a ruler to help you put your binding on…that’s just a little silly…but all shop owners love those who have to have every little thing made for quilters…and bless you for keeping your quilt shops in business, but seriously my notion walls in may shops do not run the length of the store..they are very minimal…It has to be real necessary and useful for me to promote it…Some of the items may seem to have been done previously…Well.. if there is an improvement or addition to the product line we may feature it again…so keep this in mind as well…

Ordering Details…The major thing that is different this year is will will not be able to hold your placed orders as we go and ship them all together at the end…unless you wait until the end-and send your order in all at once. We are SUPER COMPLIANT with our CC processing and it adds the minimal shipping and charges your card as soon as you place your order….I know it’s different-we never see your cc number-a good thing… Think about it this way…you cannot order from Amazon and then order again the next day and have them combine them…does’nt work.

We LOVED it when we could do this as we could see if we had to order more if we had a lot of orders and keep ordering and be ready at the end to ship them…but not anymore…but if your order is over $100 shipping is FREE so keep that in mind, and send those orders through if its important to you to meet that FREE SHIPPING amount. If the minimal shipping is no big deal and you want to send your orders in you’ll be sure to get them fast, because I know a lot of people will wait till the end to send their complete order through with this new system… Just an FYI reminder…Domestic (US) shipping is $3.99 under $10 and $5.99 under $100. FREE over $100…I think of shipping like putting gas in the car…If I was going shopping I’d have to fill the tank up…trudge all over town looking for what I want and so on…I’ll gladly pay $5.99-reasonable shipping charges to stay home and shop on my computer, No big deal. So I hope that is clear. If you have any questions you can call the shop or email, but it’s pretty simple…International customers please wait until the end and regular International shipping rates will apply.

Day 12…Needful Thing

Wonder Clips…We’ve had this one before..but have you seen the NEW jumbo and NEWEST mini ones they have now?…I love those big and little sizes…Lisa BongeanSo many uses…It’s all about “together”…keeping our things together….you can clip blocks together when you are are laying out your rows…you can hold tiny counted HST’s together in the number you need to keep them”together”…if you have to have “x” amount of papers for this project…keep them “together”…not just for binding your quit anymore…and I’m sure you wouldn’t mind sharing a few of the things you uses them for?

We have a nice prices if you need to add some regular clips to replenish ones you may have lost or are forging in your sewing room on their own…10 pk.$5.56 reg. $6.95…Jumbo 24 pk. 19.96 reg. $24.95. Mini clips. 20 pk. $10.36- reg.$12.95…Bundle price all three for $31.49 sale price…. All your “things” will be forever “together” from now on…or at least once your clips arrive!







Are you looking for something for that Special Someone and just don’t know what to get them?  Look no further than a Gift Card from Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop!  This week from December 5-11, 2016; we are offering to add an additional $5.00 for every $50 dollars that you purchase in Gift Cards!  Which means that if you purchase a $100.00 Gift Card you are going to receive a Gift Card for $110.00!!!

We also have a NEW system for our Gift Cards.  They are now electronically sent to you OR the person that you are giving them too!  No more waiting for them to appear in your postal mailbox!  They will almost instantaneously arrive in YOUR email box!

We hope you have a great HOLIDAY SEASON and don’t forget to make your Gift Card purchase TODAY!

Thank you


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