Primitive Perspectives Issue 27
In This Issue, we want to see your finished projects! Designer and Product news, Crab Dip recipe from our local long-arm quilter, sneak peek sewing tips and survey

We hope you all are enjoying your summer and are able to spend time relaxing (and stitching), enjoying time with family and friends (and stitching) and taking some time for yourselves (and stitching)!

So, for all that stitching you've been doing this summer, we want to see what you've been doing. Now's your chance to Show us your work!

Our Fall 2014 issue has shipped, and subscribers and quilt shops should have their copies any day now, if they don't already. Let us know what your favorite projects are by posting pictures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of your progress and finished products! Be sure to tag us and use #pqpshowandtell with your pictures and we will share your work on our Pinterest page. We might even print your photo in a future magazine!

Here is a finished project from Fall 2012 by one of our readers, Sherrill.

We know you all have a lot going on and place a high priority on stitching. So to save you time in finding new recipes, we are sharing some of our favorites...

This recipe is from Karen Barron, who is our best pal and local long-arm quilter!

1 � 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 pkg. frozen crab meat or 2 cans crab meat
1 small onion, chopped
2 hard cooked eggs, chopped
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. paprika
Parsley, for color

Drain crabmeat. Mix cheeses with mayonnaise until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. May be served cold or kept warm in a chafing dish.

For variation: add chopped red or green peppers or chopped olives. Serve with crackers or fresh veggies.

Karen used to make yummy treats and bring them in for our events in the quilt shop. Everyone always wanted the recipes!

Designer and Product News
Woolen Willow Designs

Our very own Jeni Gaston has her new website up and running! Visit to see all of her beautiful patterns, links to her blog, retreat info, and more!

Tweet Home Kathy Schmitz has new patterns available from her new Moda fabric line, A Patchwork Garden!

Visit Minick & Simpson's Etsy Shop for Tulip Hiroshima Needles: 6 assorted embroidery needles. These are good for all sorts of embroidery, sashiko, and big stitch hand quilting.

Lynette Anderson has adorable mini embroidery hoops for sale that can be customized and turned into a beautiful pendant!
The painted cupboard prize
The Painted Cupboard
Now's your chance to WIN this beautiful handmade wool pillow with hooked flowers, provided by The Painted Cupboard. Located in Williamstown, WV, The Painted Cupboard offers a wide variety of terrific antiques, repurposed primitives, great gifts and home decor. They even have yummy salsas, gourmet mustards and coffees - samples are out daily! Be sure to visit them at

We are starting to nurture our YouTube page and are really excited for what is about to come! We received great results just from including our Fall 2014 video in our last newsletter! Our goal is to provide you with the best content and keep you entertained at the same time! So we want you to tell us the type of videos you would watch on our YouTube channel!

CLICK HERE to Help us out and you might just be the lucky winner of this handmade pillow, a $40 Value.

YouTube Be sure to subscribe to the Primitive Quilts and Projects YouTube channel so you can see what all we have in store for you!

Update on our survey from
our last newsletter:

And thanks for the great response to our poll from our last newsletter. We asked what you did to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. Here's what you said. Woohoo on the highest percentage of you doing some stitching!

what did you do over the 4th of July Holiday? 42% said Watched Fireworks, 43% said relaxed at home, 11% Didn't do any stitching, 46% did some stitching, 42% Family cook out, 7% said it's july already?? 9% said Traveled for the long weekend, 14% said other

Congratulations to our winner from the holiday survey, Linda McLean! Linda will receive a roll of the amazing wool batting from Fairfield Batting! Way to go Linda! And for those of you who wondered what Linda did over the holiday weekend, well, she relaxed at home and did some stitching.

Sewing Tips

Here are some helpful sewing tips:
Arrange your immediate sewing area in a U-shape: Place sewing machine in front of you, then a small cutting station to your left, and a small ironing station to your right. This way, you can quickly trim and press as you go without getting up and down a trillion times - very efficient!

For a handy ironing station, take an inexpensive wood TV tray, cover with a layer of iron protective fabric, batting and pretty fabric on top. Using a staple gun, staple it to the bottom pulling tight and make an easy moveable ironing surface wherever in your house you are working, or for taking to retreats!

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