Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Day !!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Please have lots of fun, but be safe if your out!

Thank you for a wonderful and successful year ,here at the shop. I could not do, what I love, if it were not for you all. Thanks from the bottom of my heart !

The shop will be closed New Year's Day , but will re-open on Tuesday !

Primitive Stitches

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Class for Primitive Santa Tablerunner

I know this is a very busy time of year for everybody, but Why not,take a day to sit and relax,and enjoy some"down" time for yourself. There will be a class for a primitive Santa woolfelt tablerunner, that would be a great addition to your Christmas home decor, or maybe make a quick gift to give someone special!

Class is Saturday Dec. 11th from 10am til ?.. Lunch will be provided, probably a crockpot full of Taco Soup (Yum)

There is no class fee, but there will be a box, to collect some non-perishable food items or canned goods to donate to the local food pantry,to help others in need this season.

Pattern is $8.00 and is required for the class, Kits will also be available for $24.95 ( this includes the pattern). Deadline to reserve your spot in class is Dec. 4th.

Photo of pattern is attached, if anyone has trouble opening photo, please let me know. Reserve you spot today, class will be limited to 8 people. Please let me know if you are wanting only the pattern, or if you are wanting the complete kit!

Wishing you all a wonderful,and safe, Happy Thanksgiving !


Primitive Stitches

136 SW Hwy 13

Warrensburg MO 64093

(660) 747-7787

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shop News !!


I wanted to send just a couple of quick reminders,

Primitive Stitches will be closed this Friday and Saturday (19th, and 20th) and will be closing at 3pm on Thursday (to pack and set up my booth) .

I am vending at the Candy Cane Lane Quilt Show in Higginsville Mo.

Show Hours are Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 8am - 3 pm

Partners in Patchwork quilt guild is having a show at the American Legion Building- 1001 W. 22nd Street, Higginsville MO (East of Hwy 13 on 22nd St.)

Quilts will be on display, the Hoffman Challenge Traveling Exhibit, Vendors , Hand made Boutique shopping etc. Lunch will be available by the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies.


Primitive Stitches will be Closed Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday (25-26th) , but will be open Saturday the 27th from 10am-5pm.



Also I am having my Christmas Open House on Dec. 4th from 10am-5pm , I hope you can attend!


For those ,that I won’t see before next week, I wish you and your loved ones and safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Photos of my Booth in Columbia Quilt Show

Just wanted to share a few photos of my booth, at the Quilt show in Columbia MO. The show was held by the Booneslick Trail Quilt Guild. They were the nicest,most welcoming group of ladies. There were all so ,so talented. Their quilts were outstanding! There was a large crowd of shoppers, people were waiting to get in my booth. I believe a good time was had by all!

Also included is the latest project,I just finished in time for November, a turkey woolfelt tablerunner!. I have to admit, he is so cute! Working on putting him up into kits to sell. Then moving on to Christmas items, so many to do, time is ticking fast, Christmas will be here before we know it. Hurry ,Hurry, got to get stitching!

Will post more Christmas items, when I get them done! Stay Tuned.....

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Going to Quilt Show in Columbia MO

Shop will be closed until Tuesday, Nov. 9th.
I will be vending at the Boonselick Trail Quilt Show, in Columbia MO.

Show hours are Saturday - 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.

Includes quilt display, silent auction,vendors,quilt market place,opportunity quil ,and other items.
Admission $5

For more info, visit

This years show is being held at the
Stoney Creek Inn 2601 S. Providence Rd Columbia MO.
1/2 mile south of MU Stadium on West access rd (old route K road)
If you get the chance to visit the show, stop by and see me !
Have a great weekend, Melissa


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Teaching at Missouri State Quilter's Guild Fall Retreat

Just wanted to remind everyone that the shop will be closed this Friday -Monday (16th -19th).
I will re-open on Tuesday at 10am.
Sorry for any inconvience, but I will be teaching at the Missouri's State Quilter's Guild's Annual Fall Retreat, in Osage Beach MO.
This is always a fun filled weekend with fellow quilter's from all over the state.If you never have had the chance to attend,I would highly recommend it. For more info check out their web site for next year at
See you all when I get back, I hope you all enjoy this wonderful Autumn weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Country Shop Hop Oct. 7-9th

Whew, one shop hop is complete. We had a wonderful time,got to visit with lots of wonderful ladies, Fun was had by all. Congrats to all of the winners !
But now it is time to gear up for the Country Shop Hop starting this Thursday Oct 7-9th.
11 shops participating this year .
The theme is Follow the Dogwood Trail. All shops are using a wonderful batik, espeacially deigned by Val Studer ,just made for this hop by Hoffman fabrics. It is available only thru the participating shops.
This shop hop will loads of fun,and a free pattern available at each shop ,and of course LOTS of prizes to win!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Club

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle

You are invited to join a unique, monthly club that will take you on a journey back in time. Gather together as the Prairie Women did, and hear anecdotal stories about their quiltmaking, and what daily life was like for those who traveled by wagon train on the Oregon Trail, to the lives of quilters during the Civil War, and the years of women's suffrage for equal rights. Not only will you learn how our quilting ancestors created quilts by "Making Do" with what they had, you will be invited to do so yourself!!! Monthly meetings and Bi-monthly patterns and other surprises will be offered exclusively to PWSC club members only. Sign up today to attend the next gathering of the Prairie Women's Sewing Circle. Many of these projects are made with 1800's reproduction era fabrics in mind, but any fabrics can be used. Now is the time to dig deep into your stash and use what you already have! After all, that is what the prairie women did, they simply used what they had and MADE -DO !

Cost is only $35 for all year.

Various class times will be offered , in order to work around everybody's busy schedules. I realize ours lives are so busy and hectic, compared to our ancestors, so we want to help you slow down and step back into time,even if it is only for a few hours a month. Our gatherings will be very relaxed and laid back, no stress or deadlines to meet. We just want to gather with friends,visit ,stitch,and share some fellowship. If for some reason, you are interested in the club but unable to make it to our gatherings, you will still be able to participate by joining and working on your own at home at your own pace.

Meetings are scheduled for the:

1st Monday of each month from 9am -noon ( Oct. 4th) or
3rd Thursday from 6:30- 9:30pm (Oct, 21) or
4th Saturday from 9am-noon. (Oct. 23)

If you have any questions, or are interested in signing up for a spot in the club,
please call or email Melissa at Primitive Stitches
(660) 747-7787 or

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Fabric in Shop and SHop Hop Starts Moday!

Just arrived 12 bolts of fabric, mostly from Windham, wonderful 1800's/Civil War era reproductions, but work great for Americana decor or quilts ,Outstanding prints!

Starting Mondat Sept 27th Join us on a Quilting Safari!
Follow the Stars to the 10th Annual SHOW ME SAFARI 2010 ... Our quilt this year will be using star blocks, made with Kansas Troubles Fabrics
September 27th - October 2nd -- Mark your calendar now and plan to join Penelope Lightfoot, Q.E. (Quilter Extraordinaire) and her friend, Threads, as they seek out those quilt shops that are a "little off the beaten path".
We will be participating in the TENTH annual Show Me Safari beginning September 27th. Visit all the shops, have your Safari Guide stamped, turn it in at the last shop you visit and you will be entered in the drawing for some great prizes, including gift certificates and merchandise. Each shop will also have free patterns and gifts when you visit them.
The participating shops are: Kearney-And Sew Bee It, Smithville-Cornerstone Fabric & Quilt Shop, Belton-Heritage Fine Fabrics, Liberty-Quilting Down Home; Hamilton-Missouri Star Quilting; Higginsville-Quilter's Harvest, Warrensburg-Primitive Stitches, Kingsville-Liberty Homestead, Pleasant Hill-Quilt Stop (formally Scrapbook & Quilt Shop), and Excelsior Springs-The Wooden Spool.

Stop by when the Safari begins and pick up your guide and map and you'll be off on a great adventure! Call Melissa at (660) 747-7787 or any partcipating shop!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Vending at Quilt Show ,Come visit me!

Going to a Quilt Show !
Just wanted send a reminder that Primitive Stitches will be closed Thursday Sept. 16th thru Sept 20th
We will be re-open on Tuesday the 21st

I am participating as a vendor at Northland Needlers 28th Annual Show
Set up is on Thursday then:
Show hours are Friday 17th - 9am - 6pm
Saturday 18th - 9am - 5 pm

The show is held at the Gashland Presbyterian Church, 8027 North Oak Trafficway, in Gladstone MO.

There will be quilts on display, vendors,Silent Auction, 2 opportunity quilts, Also a Tea Room from 11am- 2pm

$3.00 Admission and the show is wheelchair accessible !

Maybe I will see some of you at the show, or if not,
I wish everyone great week-end !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Booth at the Independence Piece Maker's quilt show 2010

Just wanted to share a couple of pictures of my booth this past weekend at the Independence Piece Makers Quilt Show in Indep. MO. That is one of my favorite quilt shows to be a vendor at,That group of ladies are so nice and I have valued their friendship thru these years. I got to meet many new customers and new friend...s and re-visit with those who visit me faithly. Thanks again for your kindness.Now time to get busy,making new things for my next show in Gladstone MO Sept. 17th and 18th !!! Got to get stitchin'

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vending at Quilt Show !

Just wanted send a reminder that Primitive Stitches will be closed Friday Sept. 3rd thru Labor Day. We will be re-open on Tuesday the 7th.
I am participating as a vendor at the 34th Annual Independence Piece Makers Quilt Show . Friday will be setting up our booth.

Show hours are Saturday 10 - 6pm
Sunday noon- 6 pm
Monday 10 - 4pm
The show is held at the Roger T. Sermon Center, located on the SE corner of Truman Rd & Noland Rd. If needing directions call 1 (816) 325-7370
There will be quilts on display, vendors, and scissor/blade sharping services on site!
Maybe I will see some of you at the show, or if not,
I wish everyone a safe and fun holiday week-end !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Niagara Falls and Canada Trip Pics

Hello all,
So sad our trip had to come to an end, but it's always feels good to come back to Home Sweet Home! We had so much fun,and got to go see many new things. Loved traveling by Amtrak train,met so many nice new people from all over... the world! Got to see some amazing views from all over different areas. Loved Buffalo NY, but spent most of our time in Niagara Falls NewYork, and also Nigara Falls on the Canada side. Loved spending time in Ontario. What a wonderful place. I took almost close to 200 photos, but am just posting a few to share with you now! So glad to be able to share this awesome place with you all ..............Now back to work !!!

Friday, August 6, 2010


"Greetings all,
I just wanted to let you all know, that I am going on vacation, and the shop will be closed until Tuesday the 17th. Trying to sneek in a get away,before school starts again this fall. Going to take the train to Buffalo New York, Hubby is going there for business,but we are also taking some time to play ,and sneek over to Nigaria Falls !!! Yippy!!
Sorry for any inconvience for closing the shop, but I will be back all rested and ready to work on the 17th! (I should have lots of photos to share with you all !)

Until then, Keep Stitchin'

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New Block of the Month Quilt Barns

Starting August 1st

New Block A Month

(hand embroidered/redwork blocks)

Quilt Barns$5 per month !

Finished quilt has 9 different barns w/ a quilt pattern on them, finished quilt has a stitched quilt blocks ,on each of the setting cornerstones.

This is a 12 month program. Attached is a photo of 1 barn block as an example.(I'm sorry ,it is not the best photo).

Looks so much better in person.
Kit includes pattern, background fabric, and Thermore batting(to back stitching area.This is option to use, but highly recommened. I love it!),2 skeins Dmc floss to start with.
2 Color ways available“Light” or “ Dark” background availableYour choice of floss color !

Both background color ways will be displayed in shop-

One shop model is stitched on a creamy light background/marblized looking,stitched in a barn red colored floss.

Second shop model is stitched on a warm dark tan background/marblized looking, stitched in a dark brown floss.

All you need to do is pick which color background color you want, and any color of floss of your choice.

Come see our samples in the shop, or if you have any questions,please feel free to contact me.

For those interested, but are not close enough to the shop, I will be also able to send these out thru the mail.

Each month ,the kits will be ready for you to come in and pick up the blocks,any day or time, at your convienence!

Thanks, Melissa

Primitive Stitches
136 SW Hwy 13
Warrensburg MO 64093

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Patterns listed on Ebay

Hello all, I hope you are all staying cool, It has been a long week-end,our A/C went out sometime during the night on Friday night. Finally got a repair man out over the week-end,but did not have the part needed. Will "hopefully" get it running sometime Monday. Keep our fingers crossed.
Since it was too hot to do much else, I spent my time listing my own pattern designs on Ebay . I hope you get the chance to take a peek ! I hope you like them!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome to my 1st blog!

Well, Here goes, I am taking the giant step into the modern world of technology. I am so new at all of this, but I am learning as I go.(so bear with me,please)
I thought by starting a blog,it would keep everybody up to -date on all of the shop news,block a months,events etc.
I promise not to post daily, I am sure that would be a bore! But plan on adding items every few days,so please check back and be sure to tell all of your friends as well!

Keepin' you in Stitches,