Sunday, May 26, 2013

Civil War Sunday #6, Quilt Market, and a giveaway

Sorry I haven't posted Quilt Market pictures sooner but...you know me...always a day late.  But, I'm like the little tortoise that keeps plugging along and in the end I come through for ya.  :)

We're on Block #6 of the Civil War Sampler and this block is called "Port and Starboard".   I love  civil war cheddar fabrics and decided that this block needed them.   Check out Karen's blog and see what she came up with.  

 After Quilt Market was over, Karen came back to Bend with me for a few days.  After some rainy days in Portland, the weather here cooperated and one day we had crystal clear skies.   I took her up to Pilot Butte for the view and nice man snapped this picture of us.   (My old house is in the background.  Can you find it?) Oh, I crack myself up sometimes.  

We had a great visit and I hope she enjoyed a little part of my world.

Now, on to Quilt Market.   One of my favorite booths and designers is Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings.   I feel like I have every pattern and kit she's ever offered, big and little.  She's unbelievably talented and such a smart businesswoman.  You go, Lisa!



Here are her newest designs.  I'll be buying this one for sure.  


And here she has more wonderful new mat designs.





Wouldn't this look cute in your sewing room?





The little quilt on the rack had super tiny pieces.   Lisa loves working with those itty bitty scraps!


Loving that cheddar fabric.


 Check out the crazy stitches on this one.



This is the "freebie" from last Summer's Block of the Week.    Oh, by the way, there's still time to sign up for this summer's one.   It's a stunner, that's for sure.  (and, you'll get freebie blocks too).



 So simple, yet so effective.


When I asked Lisa if I could blog about her booth, (I always make sure to ask the designers), she very generously offered a kit for a giveaway.  So.... the only thing I'm asking for you to do to enter is...


tell me what your favorite thread is for your wool applique.   If you haven't worked with wool yet, then tell me what your favorite thread is for general sewing.  


I'll pick a winner in the next couple days.   (I hate to give you a specific date, because you know me...)   Hehe.

 

Head on over to Primitive Gatherings and pick up a pattern or kit or two.  

Thanks for stopping by and stick with me because I have a few more giveaways.  

Hugs, Anne

93 comments:

Tina said...

My favorite thread to appliqué on wool is Valdani, I love all the verrigated colors,both size 8 and 12.
Tina
Tina@brainer.com

Kathy said...

Since I'm a Primitive Gatherings lover as well, my favorite thread is Valdani.

Kathy said...

I love all the Primitive Gatherings stuff, too. I like the Valdani threads for working with wool. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Gale said...

I just love Primitive Gatherings and have been to the store in Wisconsin. I like the Valdani threads, but wool threads are good too and it "disappears".

Quiltsmiles said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is DMC 5 or 8. That's all I've ever used but hear wonderful comments about Valdani. Jane

needletat said...

I have taken lessons from Lisa and she introduced me to Valdani -- my favorite!

JulieF1962 said...

Thank you so much for sharing pictures from Lisa's booth! Hardly anyone has pictures from any of the primitive booths at Market, and primitive is my favorite. My favorite thread to use for wool work is Valdani.

Patti said...

I was initially taught wool appliqué by Maggie Bonanomi so I always use Coats ad Clark Summer Brown sewing thread #8360. I want to try valdani, but havent made the plunge yet.
Blessings, Patti

Sandy Feigner said...

Blocks are looking great! Great picture of you and Karen.

Lori said...

Hi Anne! If I'm doing a whipstitch on wool I don't have a favorite thread! I use whatever is conveniently located and is the color I want.
If I'm doing some type of fancy stitch I like a thin cotton thread that comes on a roll.

bobjodee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures of market! I have just started working with wool this past year, and so far, pearl cotton has been wonderful to work with!

Me and My Stitches said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is definitely Valdani - love it! Glad you got to see Lisa's new designs!

Quilt Hollow said...

Valdani is a favorite! I just love her patterns and style. I've got m eye on hat snowman one too but have to be careful with spending while the house thing is underway.

carol said...

I have just started to do wool and have purchased a few patterns from Primitive Gatherings -so I also have been buying Valdani thread. By the looks of it I think it will be my favorite.

Monica said...

Honestly? I just use DMC floss. It's readily available and inexpensive.

Thanks for the visual tour of Lisa's booth. As usual she's designed some great new stuff.

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

My favorite thread for wool appliqué is Valdani. I took a class from Lisa and fell in love with wool appliqué!

jackiero said...

I originally worked wool from my old DMC stash, looked good, disliked having to separate the thread. I am so into Primitive Gatherings too! Just bought her new mini snowman wall quilt kit, love it! And I'm converting over to Valdani, so lets say this is my fav now.
Please enter me into your super giveaway, I'd love to be the winner :D

Michele said...

I haven't yet worked with wool. My go to thread these days is Aurifil 50-wt...fine smooth and strong.

Jeanna said...

Great picture of you and Karen.

Being fairly new to quilting, I haven't worked much with wool. However, my favorite bobbin thread for machine quilting (domestic) has been bottom line. I'm still experimenting with top threads.

Sheryn said...

I love Valdani! Love Primitive Gatherings and made a trip out there last summer. It was just the best!

Yvette said...

Ahhhhhh, what nice photo's. I want it all!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Have always used DMC but would like to try Valdani

Julee said...

My favorite thread is Valdani...love the variegated look. Love Lisa's work and patterns.

Brenda said...

I have lots of DMC floss that I go to for my applique. But, I have purchased some wool Aurifil to use on some prim designs. I will have to pop over to Primitive Gatherings and check out her threads. It is always fun to try new things.

Thanks so much for the tour of Lisa's booth. Her work is nothing short of breath taking. I must start collecting her wool mat patterns. They are so perfect for my house! :)

MJinMichigan said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is Valdani. I first heard of it in a class with Lisa at Primitives of the Midwest. Her shop is one of my favorites at quilt shows and I've even driven 9 hours to Wisconsin several times so I could shop at Primitive Gatherings. It's well worth it!

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Delores said...

I love Lisa Bonegan's designs and would be happy to win the runner pattern! Enjoyed the photos of her booth at market.
My favourite thread for wool is perle cotton #8.

Ronda Walker said...

I love Lisa's work, thanks for sharing pictures of her booth. I use good ol' DMC

marie said...

I always use Valdani thread. Either #8 or #12 depending on what the design is. I did pass on this years BOW as I need to finish 2011 and 2012 first.

Julie said...

My favorite thread is Valdani - it just glides thru the wool so easily. Love Primitive Gatherings designs - always pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

WoolenSails said...

I am loving the new designs and that is a beautiful new piece, perfect for gift giving too. I usually use dmc floss since it is easy to get, but I also love using valdani and pearl cottons, just depends on what I have on hand.

Debbie

quilt cookie said...

I have used DMC#8 for my wool projects. I agree that the Primitive Gatherings patterns are wonderful.

Brenda said...

I love Valdani, probably because that is what Lisa recommends! I love her stuff too!

Pat said...

My favorite thread for wool appliqué is a sI gle strand of DMC embroidery floss.

Ronnie said...

Primitive Gatherings are wonderful, thanks for a chance to win, great pattern. I like Aurifil Lana it is a 12wt. thread. It is also part wool, and it is good for embroidery.

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan! I love Valdani 12! I have several now. Also some 8. Also have several balls of DMC. My favorite color right now is the Valdani 12 in variegated blue.
Thanks for the chance! Love your blog!
Catherine

Tina said...

I don't think you can beat Valdini thread when working with wool - love it!
P.S. I thought the picture with your house in the background was really a crackup!! LOL!

LONA said...

I love Valdini- I have seen wool applique using wool thread and it was wonderful. I would love to try it, but I have so much invested in the Valdini thread that I will continue to use it.
Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Cathy said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie! I swear I need a 10 step program when it comes to that shop!! My favorite threads are Valdani because there are so many colors but Aurifil Lana comes in a close second. The threads just melt into the wool. I would love to win the new mat....thanks for a chance at the giveaway!!

DianeM said...

Please enter me for a chance to win the generous giveaway. I've never done any wool applique but I hear such great things about the Valdani threads that I'm sure I'd use those. Thanks for all the great pics too :)
Smiles, DianeM

Crystal said...

I love any pattern by Lisa /Primitive Gatherings. Her shop is so amazing. Love the p11 Valdani thread an I use it a lot for stitching wool. Thanks for a chance to win!

Sue said...

I would love to have a go at working with wool. I made a penny rug mat with felt & I used DMC perle thread. Haven't heard of Valdini here in Perth Western Australia but will look out for it. I love love the 'all things sewing' mat.

rebecca said...

Thanks for sharing the new items. Primitive Gatherings is the best and of course, Valdani thread!

Susan said...

Love PG myself! Great selection, big or small. And I love Valdani threads most of all.

Sharon Hughson said...
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Sharon Hughson said...

OOPS forgot to mention Isacord thread is my current fav for frame quilting.

Karen said...

Good pictures! I too like the snowman quilt. I think doing it with those same fabrics would be the way to go.

Joyce said...

I didn't think thread mattered until I used Valdani #12. Love the varigated colors and now I don't use anything else. Met Lisa and took a class last year...like you, I must own half her patterns!

wendy@iqlt said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is Aurifil wool thread. Thanks for the chabce to win the giveaway.

wendy@iqlt said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is Aurifil wool thread. Thanks for the chabce to win the giveaway.

Synthia said...

I prefer wool thread for wool applique, either Aurifil or Genziana. Thanks to you and Lisa for the great giveway.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh wow! It's killing me that I can't see the pictures...Internet is not too strong here at my mom and Dad's house today! I know those quilts must be stunning!! I have recently used wool thread for my wool appliqué. I have Aurafill and Genzania. They slide through the wool like butter...

moosecraft said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is Valdani 3-strand... there isn't any sheen to it... and since I also use a casual whip stitch, the finished piece is very prim. Lisa's designs are always a fun stitch.... I've been admiring this one since it's release! Can't go wrong with fresh picked daisies in a glass ball jar!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Aurifil thread is my favorite! And oh, how I love ANYTHING with Ball jars. This is so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kellie from Indiana said...

I usually use dmc but have used valdani. Sometimes I just want to see a pattern come to life I just go with what I have!

The Woolen Cellar said...

I love the Aurifil Lana for my wool projects and it is my go to thread. I too love everything Primitive Gatherings! I love the new patterns and kits and can hardly wait for the first ones to arrive.

MoeWest said...

I love Primitive Gatherings! I have used Valdani and Aurifil and like them both.

Vivian said...

I love the Primitive Gatherings designs and am fairly new to wool (still trying to finish up my first BOM). I've only used Aurfil Lana wool 12 wt. for my project and like it so have stuck with that.

Thanks to you and Lisa for the chance to win!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I haven't quilted with wool yet, but sure want to get started. I love the pics you put up for us who visit your blog, thank you. I use Aurifil thread for general piecing but when I need a specific color, I go to my thread stash and who knows what brand I might come up with.

Thanks again for sharing!

Fay Iseminger said...

My favorite thread is Sulky Blendables. However, I am using it for hand embroidery, not on wool. I love the variegated colors of the Sulky Blendables.

Blessings,
Fay

Linda K said...

Primitive Gatherings is my first and last stop( in case I missed anything) at any show! Love it all! Great new patterns, too! I use Valdani or Sulky Blendables 12 wt for my wool projects. Thanks for the chance to make another Primitive Gatherings project!!

Carol C Thomas said...

I hate to say I am just learning about Wool and special threads. Where have I been?

So my poor answer is "gray" I obviously need a giveaway.

Loris said...

Thank you for all the pictures. I love seeing them! Lisa's quilts are gorgeous. I have just started sewing with wool and am using Mettler. I have some Valdani to try though.

Nancy said...

I haven't done a lot of wool appliqué but my favorite thread to appliqué on the wool I have done is Valdani.
Thanks for the pictures of the Primitive Gathering booth.

audrey B said...

I have never done a wool project, don't know what thread to use! Wouldn't that little Mason Jars and Daisy project be a cute one to start with? I am not experienced enough to know about the best threads to use. I just use regular old Coats and Clark on my old Featherweight. I enjoy your blog - hope Iwin so I can try my hand at wool applique!

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Debbie said...
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Debbie said...

Hi Anne, My favorite thread for wool applique is Valdani Perle Cotton size 12. The colors are so sumptuous! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway... I love Lisa's designs too!

Beardie Mom said...

Aurifil Wool! Sweet to work with!
and Valdani 3 ply Absolute Heaven!

Sandy said...

I love wool and would love to win this giveaway. I have used DMC and Valdani threads...I love Valdani.

kathyinozarks said...

I have been following your blog for awhile but don't always comments-read wool and giveaway and had to enter.
I love wools, I like to use wool threads when I applique with wool Kathy

~Laurie~ said...

I just started working with wool this past year and just used regular ole DMC floss. But then I read about Valdani and ordered some. Boy did I love that stuff! So smooth through the wool!!

Jan said...

I love Valdani thread and everything Lisa does! She is so talented.

quilter47 said...

Valdani threads are the best, love the variegated colors.

quilter47 said...

Valdani threads are the best, love the variegated colors.

janeks said...

As another Primitive Gatherings devotee., I love valdani

Diane K said...

I love the look of the Valdani thread. Whenever I am making one of Lisa's projects I try to use the Valdani. But I have also discovered wool thread which blends in well. When I first started wool applique I used one strand of dmc. I still fall back to that on some projects.

Michelle said...

Glad the weather was good for her visit...we were there this weekend...today was not a pretty day...no it was not..took my friends up Pilot Butte....yeah...cold, windy and not clear.

I am loving the Valdani thread. 12 weight I believe it is...

I almost bought this kit but didn't, so please draw my name.

Quilter Kim said...

I always use the varigated threads from Valdani for my wool projects. Great pictures of all of the new projects.

suz said...

I recently discovered Valdani had a 45 weight thread (tatting people use it a lot) - I love how it works with wool! I also love Primitive Gathering patterns and am eagerly awaiting the summer BOW!

Valjean Sanford said...

My favorite thread for wool applique is Valdani varigated...love, love Primitive Gatherings. Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

Love your blog too!!

Beth said...

I can't see your old house, but my mom can see Pilot Butte from her house, I can see her house in the picture. Ha, just kidding. My husband is trying really hard to talk me into coming up to Bend in July.

Cindi P. said...

I started to use Valdani threads when I joined Primitive Gatherings BOW two summers ago. Thanks to both you and Lisa for the chance to win!

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...

I'm a Primitive Gatherings junkie. I bought Valdani threads from Lisa for her Snowman bomb but haven't taken the plunge with that first thread yet.

SYLVESTER MEHLING said...


I'm so sorry. I'm trapped in Blogger-land and accidentally reposted multiple times. Don't know how to delete them. This is why I never post!!!

Michelle said...

I love anything Lisa does. I use Valdani threads on my wool projects.

Pattyjoe said...

I use Valdani but would like to try Aurifils new wool line.

Carol Candlish said...

I like Pearl Cotton!