Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine Winter 2020

The industry's only magazine dedicated to the primitive artisan. At least 15 full patterns in each issue from quilting to rug hooking - all primitive/folk art style.

United States
Homespun Media, LLC
6,39 €(VAT inclusa)
18,27 €(VAT inclusa)
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warm homespun greetings

Now more than ever we find ourselves giving above and beyond the holiday traditions: dropping off meals to a neighbor; helping with aging parents; donating blood; donating food; making and distributing masks. The list is endless. As you’ll see in Charitable Cause, a motivated quilt guild nimbly adapted to continue organizational and service activities without skipping a beat. In Designer Notes, we share favorite winter-themed projects to keep our minds off the stresses of the pandemic. Ask Mom provides sage advice for making Flying Geese blocks that shape up perfectly. Finally, in our Do-Si-Do column, Judy reaches w-a-a-a-y back to our debut Summer 2011 issue and makes her spin on the romantic Juliet quilt by Dawn Heese. Our projects cover the gamut from soft, cool blue, serene winter designs to the traditional…

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GARDEN GEESE I fell in love with this pattern, Geese in the Garden, so I made it using all cotton fabric. I made the appliqué using the interfacing method where you sew and turn inside out. I love how this turned out. —Vanessa VanTrease A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING I've finished my Busy Bees table topper from your Winter 2019 magazine. I chose the project because it provided me the opportunity to practice a combination of embroidery, appliqué, and hand quilting. I enjoyed every minute of it! —Victoria Hinds YULE WOOL This is Jolly Olde St. Nick from Winter 2018. I used old, old buttons from my grandmother and loved the machine and handwork in this fun project! I love your magazine and have subscribed from the first and would never part with any of my copies. Thanks…

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keeping flying geese information

QUESTIONS? Whether you are a new quilter or seasoned sewer, we all encounter challenges during the creative process. Send your questions to, and longtime quilter and rug hooker Jeni Gaston might address them in a future issue. Letters may be edited for style, space, and clarity. Dear Jeni, I have the hardest time making my flying geese units come out, even after measuring to make sure everything is cut correctly before I draw my diagonal line and sew. I use the method where you stitch and flip, cutting the two triangles off on the outside edge before flipping. I have never made one come out perfect, which makes my quilts wonky. Thanks for any tips you can give! Sandy Dear Sandy, My mother, Mary, the original “Ask Mom,” gave me a wonderful tip for making…

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featured reads for winter

PRAIRIE PATCHWORK Treasured Quilts and Tales of Time (Available November 2) by Martha Walker; $26.99 “Many children were left fatherless after the War Between the States, and my sister, brother, and I were no exception.” So begins the story of Carrie and her family as they travel from western Virginia to Kansas in 1871 to start a new life. With fascinating details based on family records, award-winning quilter and author Martha Walker weaves snippets of both fact and fiction into Carrie's story, imagining what the young girl may have seen on the way to her new home. Inspirations from the hills of western Virginia to the flowering flatlands of the prairie are creatively depicted in 10 quilt projects that range in size from a table runner and wall hangings to throws and…

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the peter dougherty mission house

Old Mission Peninsula is a gorgeous spit of land filled with cherry orchards and vineyards. It is just north of Traverse City, Michigan. In 1839 Reverend Peter Dougherty, at the request of Chief Aghosa of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, set up a mission on the small peninsula. In 1842, Dougherty had the mission house built, which (after great community activism and support) has now been restored and included in the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, placing the home and property in conservancy. We were lucky to have this site available for our winter PQP photo shoot! The mission and house were active until 1852, when the mission moved to the Leelanau Peninsula. At that point the village and peninsula where Peter Dougherty originally settled became known as…