Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Shop closed until Jan 2nd. to enjoy daughters and finish end of year task !

Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop will be closed until Jan. 2. I have decided to keep the shop closed the rest of this week to spend this time with my 2 daughters while they are home on Christmas break from school, pack up Christmas decor and finish up the last of the  inventory at the shop. Thanks for understanding, See you after the start of the New Year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Finishing last minute projects and kits !!!

Nothing like waiting til the last minute to still be finishing last minute projects and kits. Here are a few of the things that I just got done in time for Christmas to put out in the shop, (whew, just 1 week til Christmas , not much time to spare, but at least their done...) I still have many other projects, that might have to wait until next year to get done..
Next I am starting on my Christmas baking, then on to starting my Snowman projects. I am probably the only crazy one still wishing for SNOW...I love snow....

In case I don't get the chance to talk to you before next week, I want to wish everyone a very Blessed,Safe and Wonderful Merry Christmas. Enjoy every minute of it with your family,friends and those near and dear to you !


Saturday, December 1, 2012

My project for the Shop Hop Santa Postcards

We are doing a mini shop hop with 4 shops, selling these 4 fabric Vintage fabric postcard blocks, this is what my project looks like, I made 4 small wool hanging decorations to hang on the greenery garland. Hop continue Today, and then on Monday and Tuesday. Hurry in to  all 4  shops, to get each block.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Christmas Projects Available

Just finished another project...I loved how this turned out..I love anything Christmas..especially with a church on it..a nice reminder what Christmas is really about !

Kits and Patterns also now available !

Friday, November 16, 2012

Just want to let everyone know that Primitive Stitches shop will be closed on Saturday Nov. 17th. I will be teaching an all day workshop for an area quilt guild and won't be able to have the shop open and running. Sorry for any inconvenience.

The shop Will be Open on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, but then will be closed on Thursday,Friday, and Saturday (Nov. 22-24) to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family !

Blessings to you and your families during the Hoildays,


Saturday, November 10, 2012

New 100% Wool in Shop

New 100% Wool in Shop- Just Arrived 90 fat quarters of naturals,and over-dyeds,mottled,plaids etc . Some fat 1/8's also available and small bundles of (10) 5 inch sqaure packs for those small projects!
These are gorgous! You will want them all........

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vending at Lee's Summit Mo Quilt Show

It is that time again, I am off and running to vend at one more quilt show ,before the end of the year!
Primitive Stitches Shop will be closed all day on Thursday for packing ,transporting and setting up my booth.

Then will be vending at the :

Lee's Summit Quilt Guild's Quilt Show
Woods Chapel Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit MO 64064

Friday  Nov 2nd    9am- 5pm
Saturday  Nov.3rd  9am - 4pm

Featured Quilter is Jane Kennedy

Many quils on display
Vendor Mall
Silent Auctions
Bed Turning

Hope to see you at the show !
Shop will re-open on Tues Nov. 6th
Until then, keep that needle busy.....

Thursday, October 25, 2012

7 New Woolfelt colors in Shop !

Just arrived at shop, 7 new colors of National Nonwoven's Woolfelt , (colors look much better in person,) colors include: Toffee,Hallow's Eve,Enchanted Forest, Havana Gold, Licorice,Sparkling Sapphire, Shady Grove.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vending at the Baa Baa Boonville "Blood on the Rug" Hook-in

Just a short note to remind everyone that Primitive Stitches will be closed this Friday Oct 19th for packing and setting up for an event on Saturday. I will also be closed Saturday Oct 20th, for I will be vending at a booth at a Rug Hooking Event in Booneville Mo. Below is the info on the Hook-in for those interested.
The shop will re-open on Tuesday morning at 10am. Sorry for any inconivenence.

Until then, keep those needles busy,
Primitive Stitches
Warrensburg MO

Baa Baa Boonville "Blood on the Rug" Hook-in

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 322 Seventh Street, Boonville.

Saturday Oct 20th 9am- 3pm

There are 105 registrants and several people who are coming just to shop because they've heard about our great vendors.

Our vendors are:

Curly Eye Alpacas - Mary Licklider (to be confirmed)
Ewe and Eye - Beth Bellairs and Marge Haftalin
Maggie Bonanomi
Ozark Handspun Woolens - Dave Gentzch
Prairie Road Designs - Sheila Arbogast
Primitive Stitches - Melissa Towne
Rustic Rugs - Judy Cripps (two booths)
Saltbox Primitive Woolens - Patty Wallace
Threads That Bind - Shawn Williams
White Horse Antiques - Marcia Voss
Wooly Loft and M & N Creations: Donna McHargue, Maria and Nina (two booths)
Black Sheep Wool Designs - Elinor Barrett

New Wool Applique Project finished, Pattern available in shop now!

Since I am a crock lover and collector, I had to make this...Just finished this wool applique design by Meetinghouse Hill Designs. Pattern available at Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop.

New Issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects Arrived -Winter/Christmas Issue

New Winter 2012 Issue Just arrived in shop......
Amazing Christmas Projects.
.I want to make them all !!!!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Going to AQS Show in Des Moines Saturday !

Primitive Stitches will be closed on Saturday Oct. 6th all day.

I am going with several girlfriends up th the AQS QUILT SHOW in Des Moines for the day !

We will be spending the day supporting all of the vendors there, and shopping ,and shopping until we are so in debt or exhusted, and then if we have any extra time or energy left, we may even look at the quilts on display in the show, lol (But ONLY after we shop !)

I will be back in the shop on Tuesday morning,
Have a great weekend,

Monday, October 1, 2012

Extra sets of Post Cards sets available while supplies last !

For those who who unable to attend our Halloween /Thanksgiving mini shop hop to collect the Halloween or Thanksgiving Post Cards, I believe most of the shops still have a limited supply of the sets available for sale. These are designs from 1909-1910 vintage paper post cards that are then transfered onto 100% fine cotton fabric, that can be cut and sewn into a wallhanging,placemats, tablerunners, treat bags, etc. There are endless possibilities!

Very unique and original. A photo of each set is attached so you can see the images. Each set is being sold for $24 per set of 4 cards(blocks) From each set ,the shops are donating $4 per set to the local Hospice organization, that we were collecting donations for during the hop, and will be presented to them this month, so we appreciate any assistance you can provide for this wonderful program.

Please hurry in to one of the participating shops- ( you might check with the shop first to make sure they still have some in stock, They have been going fast!)

Primitive Stitches -Warrensburg
Quilter's Harvest- Higginsville
My Quilt Stop - Pleasant Hill
Liberty Homestead- Kingsville

Thank you again for all of our generous ,caring customers. We appreciate you and what you do for our community!
Primitive Stitches
P.s. Our Chrsitmas Postcards will be Nov. 30th, Dec 1,2,3rd. and we will be collecting toys a children's organization!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Photos of Post Card Projects

Just wanted to add my photos of my projects ,that I made using my post cards,that I wrote about in yesterday's blog. These are so quick and easy ideas for you holiday decor or for making a quick gift !

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Halloween and Thanksgiving Vintage Post Card Shop Hop

Our Thanksgiving/Halloween Post Card MINI HOP is- 

 Wednesdesday, September 26 9am-5pm
Thursday, September 27 9am-5pm
Friday, September 28 9am-5pm &
Saturday, September 29 9am-3pm

$1 from each post card sale goes to HOSPICE
15% of our sales for the 4 days go toward HOSPICE
$ from each shop's project goes toward HOSPICE
Yes, our charity for this one is HOSPICE!
These are really cute vintage fabric postcards and the projects are WOW!
4 Days ONLY


 Shops Participating -

 Primitive Stitches in Warrensburg
Quilt Stop in Pleasant Hill
Quilter's Harvest in Higginsville
Liberty Homestead in Kingsville

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Vending at Quilt Show in Gladstone MO

Once again It is Fall and I am on the road to all of the Quilt Shows, I am sorry for the inconvienence, for closing the shop so often, but this time of year is always so busy and seems every weekend there is a quilt show somewhere.....That's is a good thing though !
Primitive Stitches will be closed until Tuesday the 25th. I will be setting up on Thursday and the show will be -

30th ANNUAL QUILT SHOW of the Northland Needlers

September 21-22, 2012

Friday - 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Salvation Army Community Center

5306 N Oak Trafficway

Kansas City, MO

More info can be found on their Facebook page or

Wonderful quilts on display,tons of door prizes,mini quilt silent auction,25+ vendors ,tea room, plus more.......

A Must Attend Event !!!!!

Hope to see you there......


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Truman Rug Show and Hook-In 2012

I Spent a wonderful day vending at the Truman Lake Rug Show & Hook-in yesterday in Warsaw MO. It was a great turn out and a wonderful bunch of friends gathering to enjoy each others company, and of course Hooking and shopping! If you have never been to this hook-in ,you should mark your calander for next year Sept. 7th 2013. It is a must go to event ! Thanks to all of the Saltbox Ladies for all of their hard work !

Vending at Quilt Show in Blue Springs MO

I know this sounds like a repeat message, but I will be vending this Friday and Saturday at the Twilight Stitcher's Quilt Show in Blue Springs
Timothy Luthern Church 425 NW R.D. Mize RD. Blue Spring MO 64014
Fri. Sept 14th 9am-5pm
Sat. Sept. 15th 9am- 4pm

Primitive Stitches will also BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY SEPT. 12th , in order to pack and go and set up. Shop will re-open on Tuesday 18th at ...
10 am.

Sorry for any inconvience, I hope if you get the chance, please stop by the show, it is always a good show !

Until then, keep stitchin'
Primitive Stitches
Warrensburg MO

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vending at Quilt SHow Labor Day Weekend-Shop closed until sept 5th

2 Very important Quilting events will be happening during the next week or 2, so you don't want to miss out on either !

First I want to mention that the shop , Primitive Stitches will be closed from Friday August 31st and will not re-open until the morning of Sept 5th at 10 am.

I will be vending at a 3-day quilt show in INDEPENDENCE MO at the Roger T. Sermon Center at the corner of Noland Rd. and Truman Rd. It is the Independence Piece Makers Quilt Club is sponsoring its annual show this weekend. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday. It’s free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

Lots of wonderful quilts to view, and Vendors on site for your shopping pleasure.

then I will come home and spend Tuesday unpacking and putting everything pack in place(I hope), and open Wed. morning at 10am. for those coming to Warrensburg,

Our local Inspired Quilter's Guild is Sponsering another wonderful quilting event, like we did last year. Only this year it is being held at a new location. There will be 2 different sessions a day session at 1:30 and another one at 6:30pm. I will be working at the evening session, but will be at the shop during the day ,for those visiting from out of town, that would like to stop by the shop and visit or see the shop if they have not been in before.

Quilting Event! With Pat Knoechel! (Eleanor Burn’s Sister)
From Quilt In A Day Publications
American Legion Hall 733 East Young/ Buss US 50 East Warrensburg, Mo
Sponsored By Warrensburg Inspired Quilters Guild
Pat will be introducing the Newest Book: Tales of the First Ladies Patterns *Braid in a Day (Includes free template!) *Opposites Attract *Miniature Dresden Plate (includes free template!) *Oriental Fan (includes free template!) *Storm at Sea Plus many, many other quilts to inspire and delight our creative sides!
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Time: 1:30-3:30PM & Eve.6:30-8:30PM
*Cost: $7.00 at the Door
~don’t miss out on this wonderful event! **No Advanced Ticket Sales
For Information Call 660-441-1387
Whew, I know that was a mouth full, I hope I covered everything, oops oh yes, one more thing, Please have a safe and wonderful ,happy Labor Day !
Primitive Stitches

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Great White Pumpkin and the Indian Corn

I am so ready for Fall, and am ready for Summer to go away, so I am working as fast as I can on all of my Fall and Autumn/Halloween projects, thinking that it might speed things up ! (I know wishful thinking , since right now it is still 95 degress outside)

Here is my latest project I just got finished and framed. I love the white pumpkin and the 3-D effects. The Indian Corn ,looks like it is rug hooked with wool strips, but it is not!  It is using the French Knot method and uses Perle Cottons Floss...pretty neat right ?????

Can't wait to show you in person. hope to see you at a show or in the shop soon. until then...
With my needle in hand,

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Wool Projects in Shop !

Another wool project finished..Just got it back from being framed.So happy with how it turned out . Lots of 3-D details (hard to see in the photo) taking it to 2 different Rug Hook-In's, that I will be vending at this Fall. I hope it will be a hit. I have another Fall one at the frame shop now!

New Halloween Project Finished !

Just finshed this project that I got at Quilt Market this Spring. Pattern is by Wagons West Designs/Martha Rinker Walker....Love her work !  I will have either the pattern or kits available for sale at my shop Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Withdrawling from Shop Hop This Year !

Dear Friends and Fellow Shop Owners,
I know many of you know this already, as I had discussed this with you as I was deciding what path to take over these next couple of months, but I am regretfully withdrawling as a participating shop from the August Show Me Annual Safari Shop Hop, as well as The Country Shop Hop that I do in October with the shops down by the Lake area.

As not to start any rumors, the shop is NOT CLOSING and doing fine, but I have found that over these last couple of months and during this time, I have had alot of familiy activities, as well as health issues with myself and my mom and parents-in-law, etc. I find myself in the "middle life stage" when trying to still raise your children, and then finding your parent are needing your help now more and more too. Which is not a bad thing, I am not complaining, I am lucky to be able to be here, but am still working our how to prioritize.

Although I put my heart and soul into my shop, My family still is my first and foremost priority. My Fall schedule is pretty full already, I will be vending every weekend in Sept , and several in Oct. , as well as a couple other mini events at the shop. So rather than trying to " do it all" and get nothing accomplished, I plan on trying to focus on some and giving them my all. I will miss the Shop Hops this year, and those who I sometimes only get to visit with during those days, But will be ready for next year!

I encourage everyone to go on the Hops,if you can, they are always alot of fun, and support the participating shops. They put in alot of work and long hours getting ready for the hops. I will have info on both Shop Hops, so if you have questions, need dates or times etc, please feel free to ask me, if I can help in anyway.
If only there was a way to squeeze more hours into a day, then we could do all that we want to do.... but then I guess we would just find more things that we would want to do, right?
Until then, With my Needle in Hand, I'll just Keep Stitchin"

Primitive Stitches
Warrensburg MO

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Signing by Maggie Bonanomi

Spent a wonderul Saturday with my hubby and oldest daughter in Lexington MO. We had lunch, antique shopped,and most importantly ..I got to go to a book signing by Maggie Bonanomi. She is truly an extraordinaire  , and the nicest lady you will ever meet. Her New Book released -A Day at Sunny Brook. I got my book signed and arrived alittle early so we were able to sit and visit  awhile.. She is truly my idol. Thanks Maggie for all you do !

Plus I wanted to share my old woven coverlet I bought in Lexington. I have wanted one of these for so long, so when I found it....needless to say i went nuts because I got it for a really good price. (well I should say my hubby got the good price,since he paid for it, lol) I just love it !!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Fall Issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects

Newest Fall Issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects just arrived in shop .....LOTS of really nice Fall projects!. You gotta see it !

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wool N Needle Monthly Project

Sign up now for our new monthly program- Wool N Needle , designed by Buttermilk Basin Designs!

Start with making a crazy quilt woolfelt/wool base and decorate with various decorative stitches by machine or by hand. finishes 12 x 12" This looks wonderful displayed on a wire frame to display in your home, or you may also frame these, uses as a mat, or pillow etc. Your choice !

Then each month there will be either a kit or pattern available for purchase to hang in the center of your crazy base. These are attached by hook and eye , and can be interchanged each month, these are approx. 8 " sq.

The 1st "crazy base kit" will be $19.95 (includes pattern) or use your stash of woolfelt ot wool and buy the pattern for only $6.

Then each monthly woolfelt kit(as seen on our shop model) will sell for $13.00 (kits include pattern) or again, just the pattern will be available for $6.

If interested in the stand , they run $24.95. and can be purchased in the shop or ordered when your ready .

Attached are photos showing the base, and then a photo of the up coming monthly designs.
More photos can be sent to you if you request, but I had trouble attaching some to such a large email list. You you want more photos, stop by the shop or email me and I will send them to you in another attachment.

For those who sign up soon, there are a numbered amount of kits that will be available starting July 24th, and then I will be ordering more and making kits or patterns for those that are signing up.

Stop by the shop to see the display or please let me know if you have any questions.

With my needle in hand, Melissa
Primitive Stitches
Warrensburg MO

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Too Many Men..... I mean Snowmen in July !

New Fabric Panel and 3 cordinates just arrived at the shop to get you thinking of "cooler" days ahead.

To be precise, too many snowmen! Not really as the more, the merrier in this warm and charming collection from Jacqueline Paton. The delightful panel shows snowmen peeking around trees, gazing at the starry sky and conversing with their other snow friends. The panel will be effective on its own with the addition of simple borders using a few of the coordinate prints. The panel is also ideal to cut apart and use the single large and four small blocks to create stunning wall art!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop will be closed on Thursday ,Friday and Saturday. June 28th- 30
 I will be vending at the Greater Golden Valley Quilt Guild's Quilt Show in Clinton MO, during their Old Glory Days event.
Quilt show hours are Friday 10-5pm   and Saturday 11-4pm in the Rotary Bldg on the square.
The show is inside, and air conditioned!
I will be packing and setting up for the show on Thursday.
I hope to see you at the Quilt Show, it is always so much fun !
Try to beat this heat and stay cool,
Primitive Stitches
Warrensburg MO

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hello all,
I do believe Summer has arrived....if we only had some rain, to help the flowers and gardens out !
I am sending 2 attachments with this email. I know one I have already sent about a month ago, but here is a refresher copy. It is for our coming event starting this Thursday- the 2nd attachment is a photo of my project !


Hop is Thursday,Friday Saturday and then resumes on Monday (all shops will be closed on Sunday)

Hours are 9am-5pm on Thurs,Fri. Mon. and 9am-3pm on Saturday only.

Go to all 4 shops to purchase all 4 fabric Flag postcards .

Also see flier, we are collecting money for the Veteran's Home in Wbg.

Each shop are setting their postcards in different setting ideas. The 2nd attachment is a photo of my project.

I made a "Memory Collage " in honor of my dad, Bob Jakobe who served in the Army, when my parents were dating ,and when the got married. I included 2 photos , and embellished the hanging with my dad's dog tags ,medal of good conduct, badges,and pins, etc. This will be given to my mom, after the hop. She knows I am making it, but she won't see it until the hop begins,. I know she will be thrilled to see it !

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the other shops,

Melissa at Primitive Stitches

Glenda at Liberty Homestead

Pam at Quilters Harvest

Missie at Quilt Stop

Thanks , I hope to see you all at the Hop!

Piece to you all, Melissa

FYI: Primitive Stitches shop will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday), there are a few things I need to take care of before the hop, but will be open at 9am on Thursday . See you then .....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New issue of Quilter's Traveling Companion book !

Now is the shop -12th Edition (2012-2014) of the Quilter's Traveling Companion book. $19.95. A must have for finding quilt shops when you travel, also includes quilt shows and events! Get your copy today

Saturday, May 26, 2012

This is a pic of myself and a wonderful new friend, Lolita Newman ,that I met at Quilt Market, She is the designer of the Stitchin' by the River patterns, The patterns are historical/Civil War era embroidery designs stitched in black thread. She has done so much research and includes facts and even recipes from that time period. So of course I needed many of her patterns for my shop, since this is my favorite part of history. I wanted to give her a sm. token of my graditude,so I gave her some of the cotton that I grow,so she may use it in her booth displays! See more of her work on her blog-

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Here are just a couple of photos that I took at Quilt Market. The first is me standing in the National Non-wovens booth, with several of my pattern designs hanging in their booth, and then one of me and the 2 greatest Marketing ladies of National Non-wovens, Christi Henke and Michalina Centofanti. I can't brag enough about their products! They are the BEST!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hi Gang,

I just wanted to share some news about the past weekend at Quilt Market!. What an awesome time, exhausting, but loved every minute of it. I was so excited that the company that makes the woolfelt that I carry, National Non-wovens Co. asked if they could display many of my own pattern designs to use as displays in their booth. What a honor, There was a great response.... :)

I also got to visit with some of my favorite designers, and meet several new talented ones along the way. Ordered some wonderful patterns from several designers from Australia ! Great items & something new for us here in the States !

I brought back many new patterns and books, so I am needing to make space to hang them. I am putting many patterns in the shop on sale 50% off, to make room for the new stuff! I will be getting more with in the next few weeks and months!

I brought a notion, that is a quilter's dream called Heat Press, it is a fusible mesh tape that is used to join batting edges more sewing/joining batting edges, just fuse and your ready to quilt!

Also will be getting natural and white (that can be dyed) 100% Cotton-jumbo rick rack, and several other trims/ tapes and buttons for embellishing.

* Ordered some beautiful small wool bundles from Mary Flanagans woolens, and dyed woolens for kits from
Weeks Dye Works
* A few Good Men panel (snowman/and Winter designs) )and several coordinating prints that ship in June
* Several new Civil War Shirtings - ship in July
* 10 new brushed homespuns/cottons ship in August
* Complete line (29 bolts) of Red Rooster fabrics- A Year To Crow About- ship late Sept/early Oct.

I will be planning on starting several new blocks a month, over the next few months (I need some time to start stitching some samples together , so everyone can see which one to choose from, There will be embroidery,wool/woolfelt applique,quilting, etc. A little something for everyone!)

I hope you can stop in to see what's new, and don't forget ,more things will be arriving weekly and as the summer passes. Many new events will also be planned !

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Melissa

P.S.- Sales on misc. patterns will be effective starting 5-23-12 thru the end of May- Also on sale All Punchneedle patterns are 50% off, as well as Roving and Needlefelting Supplies !

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I wanted to thank everyone that has been so understanding, when I was gone out of the shop several days last week and part of this week. I am sorry for any inconvience. My mom was unexpectantly admitted to the hospital for heart and kidney problems and the due to her blood sugars,ended up in ICU for several days. Then I have spent a couple of other days in the ER dept. with my youngest daughter, who has been ill. I am glad to announce both are home and recovering nicely.

If all goes as planned, I will be attending the International Quilt Market in Kansas City -Thursday thru Sunday. I am anxious to see the newest items,patterns ,fabrics,gadgets and new techniques. I can't wait to bring these new things back to share with you all.
Primitive Stitches shop will re-open on Tuesday May 22nd
Stayed tuned or stop in the shop to see all of the newest items , until then Keep Stitchin'

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Historic Textile Event May 5th in Arrow Rock MO

I thought many of you might be interested in this exciting afternoon,planned dedicated to quilting,wool,rug hooking ,spinning, textiles etc,......Many nice demos and wonderful history!
I am planning on attending, so Primitive Stitches shop will be closed on that Saurday May 5th,
The shop will also be closed, as well on Thursday and Friday May 3-4th. I will be working at the Living History Days in Warsaw MO. It is a event that allows several hundred school age children to have a field trip and take a "step back into the 1800" and experience day to day living then. I am just thankful that I am abel to help partcipate in something that is so special to me.
Sorry for any inconvenience, the shop will re-open on Tuesday May 8th

‘First Saturdays in Arrow Rock’ Program Features Afternoon Textile Tour
The Friends of Arrow Rock announces an expanded “First Saturdays in
Arrow Rock” program for 2102, beginning with a Textile Tour from
1 to 4 p.m. on May 5.
“First Saturdays in Arrow Rock” will offer a variety of experiences in many of the 13 historic buildings owned by the Friends of Arrow Rock. They are free and open to the public.
May 5: 1 to 4 p.m.
· Barn Quilt Project: 1 p.m. PowerPoint presentation by Maryellen McVicker, at the State Historic Visitor Center.
· A display of handwoven coverlets by Jeff Reynolds of the Arrow Rock Handweavers Guild, and knitting demonstrations by Leslie Anderson and Tempe McGlaughlin, at Brown’s Chapel, 710 High St.
· Spinning and rug braiding demonstrations by Ron and Sharon Hutchinson from the Arrow Rock Handweavers Guild in the Miller House, 517 Main St. Spencer Jasper and members of the Cross-eyed Lacers (Bobbin Lace) from Kansas City will also be stationed in the Miller House along with Marilyn Roth and Joyce Vinson, who will demonstrate rug hooking.
· Quilting projects by members of the Arrow Rock Craft Club will be on display at the Craft Club located in the lower level of the Mason ic Lodge Hall, 502 Main St.
· Historic properties owned by the Friends of Arrow Rock, staffed with volunteers and open free to the public during this afternoon include the Christian Church (Sandy Selby playing the pump organ), The John Sites House (Judy Smith with a display of penny rugs) and Gun Shop (Jim Bird), the Print Shop (Tracy Brooks) and I.O.O.F. Lodge Hall.
· Master interpreter Chuck Petty will offer a special two-hour tour of Arrow Rock beginning at 2 p.m. at the Friends of Arrow Rock office on the boardwalk. Tour fee: $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under.
Kathy Borgman
Executive Director
Friends of Arrow Rock, Inc.
660-837-3231 or fax 837-3230

Monday, April 2, 2012

Busy time at the Primitive Stitches booth !

Wow, what a turn out we had at the 6th annual  It's A Gathering, event this past weekend. I have included a picture of the booth before we opened the doors. What a great turn out we had. It was overwhelming, and as always, it seemed like everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves. I tried to snap of few photos to share with you, but as you can see ,I did not have much time for photos, the booth was busy all day long, it seemed like there was wall to wall customers (not that I am complaining,lol)
Thanks to all of my loyal customers who visited my booth and to all of the new friends and customers that we just met at the show. It was so much fun !

Hope you all are enjoying your new projects ,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's A Gathering event this Fri-Sat ! Don't miss it!

Just a quick reminder that the
6th annual "
It's A Gathering" event is this Fri March 30 -9am-6pm and Sat. March 31st from 9-3pm.
Location is the Stover Community Center in Stover MO Hwy 52 & Legion Memorial Drive.
$2 admission fee, Lunch will be available on site
2 floors of Over 30 Quilt Shop vendors- with fabric,patterns,kits,books, and much more also will have pottery,woolens,woven rugs etc..
You won't want to miss this event!
Hope to see you there,

P.S. Primitive Stitches shop will be closed until Tues. April 2nd (Thurs. will be setting up booth, and will be vending at the Gathering!)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Spring Pillow

New Pattern , inspired by all of the Spring flowers popping up everywhere!
 Pattern $8, includes woolfelt pre-cut circles for the flowers and a bumble bee button!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Now on Etsy,Pinterest,etc....

I know, I know, try not to laugh too hard, but I am trying all of these new social,computer ,hi-tech new medias out there. I guess,I should of lived in the 1800's, that was more my speed.
But, I have now joined Pinterest, and Etsy.
My Etsy shop can be found under the pull down tab of shops and then type in primitivestitchesmo..

We will see how it goes. Will be posting new patterns,and projects...I would appreciate any feedback if you can fin my items or not, or have any suggestions. I will need all of the help I can get,
Thanks, Melissa

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quilt show this Saturday in Warrensburg MO

The Quilts Among Friends Quilt Show will be Saturday, Mar. 10 at the First Christian Church in Warresnburg. ( corner of Holden St. and Gay St.) Show hours are 9-4. There will be about 125 entries--also vendors,quilt raffles,minature quilts for sale and shopping boutique, I will vending at the quilt show, so my shop Primitive Stitches will be closed that day, Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New Halloween Pattern and Kit- now available

Ghost are ALREADY PRE-CUT , all you need to do is cut out lg. circle and your ready to stitch. Backing fabric is included, (orange with black polka dots)

Kit includes ghost,black woolfelt,pattern and backing fabric.


Finished size approx. 11 inches diameter

Kit is $14.00 or Pattern Only $8.00

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thanks to all our wonderful customers!

Thanks to all that participated in this event. We had a hugh response, and collected so much stuff to fill our Easter baskets for kids in our community! your generosity was overwhelming !
Can't wait , next Postcards will be Americana Flags, held on Flag Day June 14,15,16,18th . Make your projects so it will be ready for July 4th. We will be collecting items,and donations to Honor our local Heros at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg MO.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Easter Postcard Quilt Blocks-mini shop hop

Easter Bunny Hop

February 17, 18, 20, 21 (Fri-Sat. then again Mon.-Tues.)
Ready for an Easter hunt?

At each of the following shops
you will find a vintage Easter postcard(these are fabric, vintage 1907 images,expertly screen printed on to quality fabric) just waiting for you, and can be purchased for only $5 each.

Shop the shops and collect all 4 postcards!
Choose a finish kit! Each shop will be using their blocks in a different project. Placemats,pillows,runner,wallhangings etc.

Or make your own from the wide selections of fabrics
Most shop hours will be 10am-5pm, some might have different hours,so check with eacg shop first !

Quilter’s Harvest = Higginsville, Mo
Primitive Stitches = Warrensburg, Mo
Liberty Homestead = Kingsville, Mo
Quilt Stop = Pleasant Hill, Mo

Bring a donation of a stuffed toy, coloring book/colors or other items to fill Easter Baskets for the kids
(Hey, we’ll take a cash donation, too)
Your donation will enter you into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from each shop!
Donate at every shop and have 4 chances to win!
All donations will go to a womens/children’s center in the area.
Also when you check out, at the counter you may pick an Easter egg- with a % off purchase ,amounts will vary from 5%- 15% towards an item ( postcards and finishing kits or sale items NOT included)
If you have any questions or need more info,please contact any of these shops !   HAPPY SPRING!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Kits/patterns Available at Primitive Stitches

New-Kit that you make a Spring Penny Rug. Kit comes with pattern and woolfelt needed to make project., and ALL OF THE CIRCLES ARE PRE-CUT, so you only need to cut background piece, and your ready to sew. Very cute table-topper,runner,candle mat etc. Deigned by Melissa at Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop. Finished size is approx. 8" W x 14" L  Pattern alone is $8, or KIT is $14 (pattern included)

New-Kit that you make a woolfelt wallhanging or can be framed also. Kit comes with pattern and all woolfelt needed to make project.,and seed beads for snow. ALL OF THE PIECES ARE PRE-CUT, so you only need to cutis background piece, and your ready to sew. (thread not included)

Very cute wallhanging,framed project or make into a pillow!. Deigned by Melissa at Primitive Stitches Quilt Shop. Finished size is approx. 12" W x 14" L

Pattern alone is $8.00 or KIT is $19.99 (pattern included)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Spring Issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects Now Available in shop!

Spring Issue Just arrived in shop!

Wonderful Spring inspired projects,

Can't wait to start one or two perhaps!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Americana Primitive Penny Candle Mat

This is a pre-cut kit (you only need to cut the background circle) Made using woolfelt, kit includes pre-cut circles,star and backing of blue woolfelt,also includes pattern. You make this quick and easy project for your home or to give as a gift. A great addition to any Americana or July 4th display !

KIT $14.00 or pattern alone is $8.00

Finished size approx. 11-1/2" diameter

Friday, January 27, 2012

due to illness, shop closed until Tues. Jan.31st

I just wanted to aploygize to those who have been trying to come to Primitive STitches during this past week or so. I was closed all last week, due to brochitis and newly diagonised asthma, Unfortunatly, things have not shown much improvement, and I had to go back to doctor this week and was told it had developed into pneumonia.

Yuck, I am now restricted from work for awhile, taking 7 different prescriptions and doing breathing treatments at home every 4 hrs. Hopefully this should do the trick. I hope to be back in the shop working on Tuesday. I am sorry for any inconvience, and please share this with your friends, who might not get this email. I would not want any one to make a trip here, only to find the shop closed. I appreciate everyones patience and concerns.

Hope to be back stitchin with you all soon,


Primitive Stitches

Warrensburg MO

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Penny Rug Kits available!

Sorry for the delay, been down sick, but finally got some kits ready to go. Kits include pattern, backgroundwoolfelt (black) (you will need to cut) but the has approx. 110 PRE-CUT circles- just waiting to be stitched!  
 Price $29.95-   Finishes approx. 16-3/4 wide x 25-3/4" in lenght. Let me know if you want me to reserve a kit for you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Have not forgot, work still in progress on patterns/kits

Thanks everyone, I have not forgot about you, but have been down with a horrible cough, going to see doctor in am, i think i have brochitis. Will get the measurements and more info to you soon. Thanks for your interest. Melissa

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Still in progress !

These 2 are my next projects, they are still in the works, but just wanted to give you all a sneak peek! Will post more pics when I finish them ..Stay Tuned...

Also forgot to mention, on this pattern the moose and trees, etc will come in the kit PRE-CUT for your convience, no tracing and cutting required !!!!!   Sorry about the sideways photo, I forgot to flip it upright before posting!