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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Primitives of the Midwest & Quilter's Station Quilt Shop

Quilter's Station Quilt Shop, located in Lee's Summit, just outside of Kansas City, MO, is not only a top-notch shop, but is home to the infamous Primitives of the Midwest quilting retreat.  

Attending Primitives of the Midwest has been on my quilting bucket list for years and years.  I never thought I'd be teaching there!  Primitives is held for five days and has from 6 to 17 nationally known designers teaching classes.  I would love to show you the projects we offered, but they're all designed exclusively for Primitives, at least until the event is over.  Gotta attend to get them!  

This year, Barb Adams & Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs opened the event with a casual lecture/trunk show of their fabulous and inspiring work.  Teaching workshops were Lori Kabat of Lilly Anne Stitches, Maggie Bonanomi of Butternut House, Shawn Williams of Thread That Bind, Victoria Ingalls, and myself.  You won't be surprised if I say there were many happy quilters making some really beautiful things from cottons and wools!!

Shop owner, Rita Briner, a designer in her own right, is the creative force for the shop and Primitives of the Midwest.  Rita has impeccable taste for Prims and Folk Art, not to mention energy from I don't know where, and seemingly never stops creating. 

You will most definitely find Quilter's Station inspiring, too!

Aisles and aisles of wonderful fabrics....my favorite aisle....RED!!

From just about every fabric company out there, with loads of Marcus fabrics!

Doesn't Rita have great displays??  I want it all!!

Watch the Quilter's Station website in the spring for the announcement on next summer's Primitives of the Midwest.  You never know which of your favorite prim and folk art teachers will be offering classes.  If this event isn't on your bucket list, it should be!!  

From Primitives, I traveled to one of my most favorite places on the planet!   I'll tell ya all about it in my next post!

It's getting much closer to the beginning of our Friends & Companions Sew-Along!  Just a few more weeks!  I wanted to remind you to save the date.  You can buy a kit from Homestead Hearth Quilt Shop or Red Crinoline Quilts,  or gather your own fabrics, and sew-along with not only Marcus designers, but Lisa and Pati from the Marcus home office.  

Click here for all of the info....
Don't miss a thing!!!

8/1                        Pam Buda ~ Heartspun Quilts                                  www.HeartspunQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/8                        Paula Barnes ~ Red Crinoline Quilts                     www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
8/15                      Sarah Maxwell ~ Homestead Hearth                      www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com              
8/22                      Pati Violick ~ Marcus Fabrics                                 www.MarcusMentions.com
8/29                      Gloria Parsons ~ Olde Green Cupboard               www.OldeGreenCupboard.Blogspot.com  
9/5                        Nancy Rink ~ Nancy Rink Designs                           www.NancyRinkDesigns.com/blog
9/12                      Mary Ellen Robison~Red Crinoline Quilts          www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com
9/19                      Dolores Smith ~ Homestead Hearth                       www.HomesteadHearth.Blogspot.com
9/26                      Lisa Shepard ~ Marcus Fabrics                               www.MarcusMentions.com
10/3                      Red Crinoline Quilts ~ Quilt Revealed!                www.RedCrinolineQuilts.Blogspot.com


  1. Goodness me, what an amazing looking shop!

  2. looks like a great shop to visit and maybe have a god spend too

  3. Lovely shop.
    Quilt a long looks very interesting.
    May have to keep my eye on it

  4. Glad you had a blast at Primitives! I love Rita's shop - it's the best!

  5. I see a road trip in the near future... can't think of a better way to spend a mid-week day off from work!

  6. I love your Union Forever block. I wanted you to know I have already signed up for your bom w/homestead hearth and can't wait for it to begin! Something to look forward to in January.
    Harriett M

  7. Love it. Mine will be made from scraps, as that is what my stash consists of.
    I make many many warm hugs for others who are in need, and am happy that I can.
    I look forward to the other upcoming blocks.