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.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And the Winners are.......

The winners for the drawing are:  Donna Joy, Iluvffmn, Olde Crow, Dgill3, and Alicia Nagy!!! We just need for you to email the website, with your name and address and we can ship your Calendar out right away!!! Congratulations!! 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Great Holiday Music for the Young (and not-so-young) at Heart!

For a musical Christmas treat on Pandora Radio, type in "Vince Guaraldi Trio."  Oh yeah... and we're up to 50 followers....10 more and we'll draw names for free calendars!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Day Giveaway - 5 Free Calendars!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! At the time of this posting we have 30 followers.  As soon as we have 60 followers (that's just 30 new people) we will throw all 60 names in a hat and draw five names for the calendar giveaway.  Tell your primitive friends to join us!  You can see the calendar (and learn about the upcoming "Primitive Quilts and Projects" magazine) at:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let the Holiday Giving Begin.... Free Calendars!

We have some beautiful 2011 Woolen Willow calendars featuring original designs by Jeni Gaston:  quilts, hooked rugs, and a penny rug.  They retail for $14.95 and can be purchased from our website at  But we decided to offer some giveaways between now and Christmas.  For starters, the next two followers who post a comment on this blog will receive a free calendar.  And.... we are open to ideas for other ways to do a giveaway.  So feel free to offer your ideas!

Judy, Jeni, and Gretchen

Friday, November 19, 2010

A fun Christmas Quilt!

Hello!  I just wanted to share a fun Christmas Quilt I designed that we made in our Small Quilts Club at The Woolen Willow Today!

I love Primitive Projects!  I would love to see some projects out there from some of you!!! Email us some pictures at  We will post them in a gallery!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reliving the Excitement of Market!

This is just a short message.... we've been going through the business cards and brochures from the exhibitors we saw or met at the Market.  WOW!!!!

There sure is a lot of amazing talent out there!

Thank you for being so wonderful!!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

How do you define the primitive style?

When did you first learn that there was such a style as “primitive?”  My introduction was several years ago at my sisters’ new quilt shop—they had a Jan Patek trunk show with a sample quilt:  “Morning Has Broken.”  Oh my!  I almost cried when I saw it.  I had never made a quilt in my life, but it was love at first sight—I just had to make it!  Mom helped me.  She taught me paper piecing, needle-turn applique, measuring, rotary cutting, squaring off, and eventually binding and quilting.    Through all of this I didn’t realize this was primitive style—or that there was such a thing.   I just loved the style and didn’t know why.   As I spent more time browsing the quilt shop I began to realize so many of the projects shared this unique, rich, warm, comforting style.  I took note of the projects:  hooked rugs, penny rugs, braided rugs, punch needle, stitchery…yippee!!!  I realized that I’m crazy about applique… wool…warm, earthy tones…mmmm…who needs Calgon when you can be totally immersed in a comfort project?   What really grabs me is the realization that for ages, women have been taking simple function up a few notches to create not only useful items, but beautiful works of art!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Calendars are Here!!!

After lots of support from wonderful people,  our 2011 Woolen Willow Calendars are in.  We are super happy with them.  We shipped a bunch today.    To order one or more, visit:  Primitive Quilts and Projects

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jeni from the Willow

If you want to see what Jeni's up to from the Woolen Willow....


Welcome to the Primitive Quilts and Projects blog.  The folks at Homespun media will take turns blogging here--should become pretty colorful.  I've convinced Dad that he can join--he lit up at topics such as "A man in a quilter's world," "How can you tell which room is the sewing room when they all look like sewing rooms," "Interesting ways to pass time in a quilt shop while your wife is shopping," and so on.  Maybe he can even sneak in an occassional review of the latest "Cheyenne" rerun on the Western Channel.

We're excited to hear from you.  Please let us know what's on your mind.