Designer Tidbits: Primitive Gatherings - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Primitive Gatherings

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings to the Jolly Jabber. Lisa’s latest fabric collection is Little Gatherings from Moda Fabrics.

What was the first seed that grew into the Little Gatherings collection?

I wanted to design background fabrics with a small scale to them. There are not enough good backgrounds out there for us to design with….

What are 3 words you would choose to describe this collection?

1. tiny
2. old fashioned
3. simple

What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?

My favorite print is the rosehip #1046 and like it on many of the colors…can’t choose one!

What is your dream project using this collection?

I love black and tan quilts…so I am sure there will be a few to come…

Lisa’s Silly Secrets:

1. What music are you listening to right now?

Jason Aldean

2. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?


3. Where did you grow up and where do you call home?

Home is Menaha, Wisconsin, about 8 miles away from where I grew up in Little Chute, WI!!!

4. Do you have any pets and what are their name(s)?

Presley and Jeter…two 9 month old Staffordshire Terrier pups.

5. Your biggest pet peeve?

People who try to be something they’re not….

6. What color are you thinking about today?

A lot of them….scrappy…


  1. I agree with Lisa that this fabric is user friendly in many ways. It's simple beauty can be backgrounds or assist in other colors. It's great for reproduction quilts, and for me, a Bento Box pattern because of the wonderful contrast. Thank you for showcasing this fabric.

  2. Love the interview….and thank you for calling attention to her fabulous line of fabric! My subscribers at OleFrogEyes will be very interested for their samplers!

  3. For some reason, I've never thought of black and tan without any other colors. Beautiful quilt and the fabrics are perfect for it! What's the pattern?