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…

Take-Along Projects

Here I sit in the waiting room.......why didn't I get my take along project to bring with me? I brought my I-pad, so I could check and answer emails. I brought my planner and spreadsheet for upcoming issue designers. I brought my "things to do" notebook, my "bamboo Spark" in case I wanted to play with new designs. What am I doing? Wishing I had some hand sewing along! There is a lady in…

It's time for Spring Quilt Festival!

The new Summer issue is getting ready to ship!! We will have it with us at Quilt Festival in Chicago this weekend (April 8-10) If you're attending, make sure you stop by to see Gretchen, Judy and Jeni at booth 1923! Jeni will be giving rug hooking lessons and punchneedle embroidery demos. We will also have our projects from Summer 2016 on display! These are just a few: If you want t…