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…

I Love Washington!

Last week my boyfriend and I traveled to Washington to visit a couple friends. This was my second time out there, and his first. It was the perfect vacation from humid 90 degree West Virginia. We had beautiful weather in the mid 70s all week. We spent our first day in downtown Seattle. Of course we had to go to Pike Place Market! Our second day we went on a long hike which lead to this b…

West Virginia Flooded with Love

Many of you know that we live in, and publish our magazine in West Virginia.With the news of the devastating floods here, we have been asked by so many of you if we are okay.Yes, we are fine. We are safe…the flooding did not happen in our area. We are heart-broken for our West Virginia friends and families who were in the thick of it all.West Virginia celebrated its 153rd birthday on Monday…

How Stitching Improves My Life

You have probably read, heard, or experienced the myriad ways crafting, in general, improves mental health.If you haven’t heard about this, just search the Internet and you’ll find plenty of proof.I have learned that I love hand stitching, and it has brought several healthy improvements to my life, mentally and physically.I get an immediate sense of satisfaction with each stitch in the fabric,…

Labor of Love - Primitive Exhibit 2016

Hello, blog-land! I am back from Mechanicsburg, PA at Fry Communications – press inspection for the reprint of our debut issue, Summer 2011. As I sat and waited for the pressmen to call me back for another round of 16 pages, just looking at the covers (original vs. new) brought countless memories back to the forefront of my mind. All day, I reflected on everything I’ve learned and experie…

4 Free Patterns For Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is this Sunday! We put together 4 beautiful spring projects from our previous issues in this FREE Ebook. You can download "Simply Spring" by clicking here! We are also giving you 20% off your order with promo code MOM20! It seems like beautiful spring weather is finally here to stay. I've been enjoying leaving my windows open in my house while cleaning and listenin…