Primitive Gatherings

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Known world-wide for her primitive style of quilting, Lisa Bongean calls Menasha, Wisconsin home. This is where it all begins for Primitive Gatherings – for Lisa, her family and staff and for her customers.  It is where Lisa designs most of the primitive and folk art style quilts, wool applique and stitching, and where the hand-dyed wools, homespun and reproduction fabrics originate.

Lisa’s talents are many.  She is a proud mother of 3 sons – Lance, Luke and Jake; a designer, an acclaimed teacher, an award-winning quilter, a shop owner, and a business woman partnering with her husband, Nick.

They opened Primitive Gatherings in 2004 and it has continued to grow to include a thriving online shop, a wholesale business, a quilting retreat house located less than a mile from the shop and in 2015, they opened Primitive Gatherings West in Murrieta, California. They also take the “Primitive Gatherings” retail experience to quilt shows around the country.

Primitive Gatherings was selected by the Editors of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine as one of the Ten Best quilt shops in North America for the 13th Annual Quilt Sampler – the Spring/Summer 2006 edition

Lisa is honored to be working with Moda Fabrics – designing fabrics for her primitive and folk art style.  She embraces the opportunity to reach out to quilters and work with Moda to support independent quilt shops like her own.

  • Today is my block…Juneau…I’m so sorry…I was working on a project for a book deadline and I watching “Call the Midwife” episode after episode and I just looked at the clock and it was after midnight…so here is my block…You can get the pattern here Block29LB_Juneau Question of the week….Do you ever... Read more »
  • Triangle Gatherings…block 69
    Hey…I’m home from Paducah…So much excitement there…I meant to post this while I was at the show…but you know…too much going on…So here another fun block!Click her to print Block 69 I am in Paducah( ok…i WAS)….surrounded by wonderful quilt…this is the show banner…I snapped a few pics of the quilts... Read more »
  • Moda Blockheads Block 28
    Boy the weeks just fly by…I don’t know if I like that or not…Time flies way to fast now… and here we are with another block…this week it is Jan’s turn again with a super cute pumpkin block… Visit her blog to get the pattern…Jan’s Blog I wish I had time... Read more »
  • Triangle Gatherings Block 68
    I am so happy to see all your blocks on our FB group!!! Keep up the posting…I will do a give away next when I get home from KY…Click here to print Block 68 I am in Paducah teaching all week at the fall AQS show…I hope to see some of... Read more »
  • Triangle Gatherings Block 66 & 67
    Click here to print Block 66 Click here to print Block 67 What are you working on besides TG? I am trying to get this center of Live a Simple Life BOM together so I can work on the borders…This will be a 6 month BOM starting in Jan 2018…We will be posting details... Read more »
  • moda blockheads…blocks 26 & 27
    It’s been a wild ride over here in my world…I’m glad to back on track… Here is my last weeks block and this weeks!!! If you need last weeks Cat’s Cradle block from Betsy…here is the link BLOCK 26And then for this weeks block you will need to go to Jo’s... Read more »
  • Triangle Gatherings Blocks 65
    Thank you everyone for understanding that I needed to take care of hubby during his surgery…He is doing well and I thank you again for continuing to pray for his recovery…I just entered the sewing room today for the first time in about 10 days…Feels good to be back…unpacked from... Read more »
  • home now…
    It was a busy last 3 days…the same day Nick had his surgery…”little mans” other granddad..(who he lovingly calls  Grumpy) was admitted into a different hospital with a tumor IN his pituitary gland (Nicks was by it)…wow…what is happening here??? I went home after Nick’s surgery at 7pm and took... Read more »
  • the big day…
    I have kind of given you a scrap of info that we are going through something “big” and today is the day…Nick is going to be having “brain” surgery for a 3cm tumor that is attached to the pituitary gland and causing all kinds of issues that we have been... Read more »
  • California Big Stitch Class
    I’m in my 4th state in less than two weeks…(Texas, Utah, & Cali…flew out of Vegas so that counts as four…lol) Had a wonderful flight Friday and a class the first thing this morning…(Sat.) Todays class was Big-Stitch Quilting…we had 9 new stitchers and one repeat from the last one I... Read more »
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