Thread the Needle: 230 Tips

In our March 28 newsletter we asked for tips on threading needles.  We received useful, enlightening, inspiring, and entertaining answers.  We edited out several repeated tips, but left many in because they were so fun to read.  We learned some great tips, and decided to share.Have patience!Needles really do have a front and back. If you're having trouble,turn it around and approa…

Retro Camper Quilt

I know you’re familiar with the primitive style of quilts. But are you familiar with “primitive camping”? Primitive campgrounds consist of small campsites with fire rings, a vault toilet, and occasionally a hand-pumped well.We are based in West Virginia, which is known for rugged outdoor adventures and scenic natural beauty. It has lots of primitive campsites.My husband (Dave) and I like to camp a…

Sewing Machine Repair 101

Last week as I made my way around town doing errands, I decided to swing by my parents’ home and say a quick hello.  PQP’s former Ask Mom and Shipping Department Manager retired last October, and so our daily interaction has dwindled to Sunday church/brunch and my impromptu visits. Usually, mom and dad put in “service” requests ahead of time with me so I can ma…

Our 2016 Falcsik Family Sing-a-Long

We held our annual Falcsik Family Christmas Sing-A-Long a couple weeks ago, and we think it was the best one yet.  Our family continues to grow with new babies, friends, and loved ones.  We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and Happy New Year.  May it be the best ever.Love,Judy, Jeni, and GretchenMom and Dad are in the lower left of this photo.Gretchen and Jeni are on t…

Our Annual Falcsik Family Christmas Sing-a-Long

This is a repost of Gretchen's blog from last year.  We will celebrate our 24th event on Saturday, and will post updated photos (and hopefully videos) next week.Thursday, December 17, 2015On December 5, 2015 we all gathered together at sister Sally's house (hubby, Gary) for our 23rd annual gathering. Everyone brings their instrument of choice...guitars, flutes, mandolins, banjo's, reco…

Macular Degeneration Quilt Raffle

If you’ve been reading Primitive Quilts and Projects for any length of time, you’ve most likely developed an affection for our mom, Mary Falcsik, and learned that her vision has been on the decline due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Mom’s sister, Judy, also has AMD, and our sister, Sally, recently learned that she is in the early stages of the disease. It seems every day we learn th…