Primitive Quilts and Projects

Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine

A premium publication dedicated to the primitive quilter, rug hooker, stitcher and more! Each issue features at least 15 projects from some of the most admired designers in the primitive fiber arts world.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fall 2014

This issue contains the perfect balance of large, medium and small projects. Like I said in my last post, the projects were photographed at the Henderson Hall Plantation, a 19th-century pre-Civil War mansion in our hometown, Williamstown, WV. I took some photos of my own during the photo shoot to share with you:

This is the back of the mansion. The front of it faces the Ohio river.

This is inside the the school house. It's believed to be the oldest in WV.

Everything inside is original to the Henderson family. You will find interesting captions throughout the magazine that accompany several of the project photos. We can't wait for you to see it!

You can preorder a copy or subscribe on our website. If you want wholesale information for your shop, you can contact Kristen at

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer is Here!

We sure are enjoying this warm weather here in WV! We've been taking full advantage of it too! My boyfriend, Josh, and I took a trip to Parsons, WV last weekend for a kayaking and camping trip. It was absolutely beautiful! Here is a picture that I took on the Cheat River:
The scenery was just breathtaking. I wrote more about our trip in our upcoming e-newsletter, so be sure to sign up for it if you haven't already. We will send it out next Tuesday, June 24th.

Another way to enjoy the outdoors is to do your sewing outside! I don't have the best set up in my back yard yet, so I want you all to share pictures if you have an outside sewing spot so I can get some inspiration. Here is a picture my mom (Judy) sent me of her set up outside at her mountain home:
She gets to sew outside while looking out into the Monongahela National Forest... isn't she lucky??
So when you share your pictures, you can post them to our Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram. Be sure to tag us in your photo and use #sewoutside.  We are also on Google+ now, so be sure to follow us if you are on there!

July is almost here, which means our Fall 2014 issue will be here soon! This time, our photo shoot was in historic Henderson Hall, a 19th-century mansion located near our office in Williamstown, West Virginia.

Here is a little preview of the cover!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend, and I look forward to seeing your pictures!

Friday, June 6, 2014

What have I been up to?

Since the closing of The Woolen Willow quilt shop, I have been working at home for my job with our magazine. I go into the office a few times a week or so to pick up patterns that might need testing or corrected for the magazine, or templates. I also go in for meetings, and if my help is needed in the antique and gift shop we also run, called The Painted Cupboard. When I need to dye wool, which I still sell in the shop, I do that there also! In my free evening time and weekends, which haven't been free up till now, I get to sew or relax! This is what I've been working on.....

These are blocks I'm working on from an old Linda Brannock book called "Quilt Album" and the pattern is called Primitive Star. They are all appliquéd wonky, and don't have points! I saw it finished on another blog....I believe, and asked her where it was from. I just love it!

This is a little sewing pocket I made for our retreat class at Blackwater Falls. It holds marking pens thread, scissors and pins! I can stick a few wonky star blocks in there too, and put it in my purse! It was fun to make, and I plan on doing up some patterns and maybe a few kits for when my new website is up and running! Speaking of the new website... It will be!
So.....remember that new sewing room over the garage I told you about a couple posts ago??? Still waiting!!! The papers are all turned into the bank tho! Had to wait on our accountant to finish our taxes:( We have one estimate, and are waiting on another, then we should be able to start! I will definitely take pictures and share the process!
Okay, back to work for me!!! Have a terrific weekend!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel!

Good morning!!

The dust has finally settled from Quilt Market! Now I'm on to my next project... YouTube! So be sure to subscribe to our channel here for our latest creations! We have our videos from Quilt Market posted, and I've created a preview of our Summer 2014 issue.

We also plan on uploading sneak peeks of our future issues, photo shoots, tutorials, and more! So be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don't miss a thing!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Back From Quilt Market

We had such a wonderful time at Quilt Market! Although our booth walls did NOT turn out the way we had planned, we brainstormed and came up with a great alternative plan. As you can see, we had one printed wall and one blank wall (they were both supposed to be printed)...

So we made a last minute trip to JoAnn's (thankfully there was one nearby) bought 12 yards of burlap and other supplies, and came up with this:

Not too shabby for winging it! Here are some more pictures from Market:

We had Mom from "Ask Mom" with us. She loved meeting our readers!

Diane Knott stopped by to meet us. This is Diane next to her Hearts and Stripes Forever quilt from our current issue.

This is a nice view of only half of the booths that were there!

"Mom" (I call her Grandma) and Jeni in our booth :)

And this is downtown Pittsburgh on a beautiful day!

We had a great experience here, and we are already looking forward to Quilt Market in Houston!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Offices Almost Ready!

Hello, again!

Our offices are coming along nicely. The wall is just about done, and we've cleared out most of the area so we can start bringing our furniture in. The rooms will be separated with walls made of old doors for now.

   Our future conference/ meeting room
   The entrance into Kristen's office
   Gretchen and Leah's offices
Notice the twinkle lights and fake logs under the mantle :) Haha  
There will be a wall in between the windows separating Gretchen and Leah's offices. We will probably have the mantle in our meeting room when it's all finished. We can't wait until it's all ready! More to come soon :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Our New Offices!

Good morning!

It's a rainy day here in WV. I have a few things I'd like to share with you all. Kristen's fiance, Neal, is building our new PQP offices where the Woolen Willow used to be. It's coming along really nicely! Here's the progress so far:

We are all so excited!

I also got some sewing done last night. I have about 15 blocks finished now :) Here are some pictures of my cat, Charlie, who loves being in the middle of whatever you're doing.

She's so funny :) She has so much fluff that it's hard to tell what you're looking at sometimes!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm sure I will have more progress to share with you next week!