Tuesday, May 31, 2016



Do you have a featherweight sewing machine (Singer)?  Do you know of a friend that owns one?  How long has it been since you've sewn on your machine??? Is it sitting at the back of your closet?  When was the last time you oiled, cleaned or greased your machine?  uh huh... just as I thought... you don't want to admit how long do you?

Well.. now is the time to dig it out, dust it off and get you and your little machine into Cinnamon's Quilt Shop this Sunday (June 5) from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Our "Featherweight Club" has a great time together... working on our own projects.... listening to the 'hhhhhuuummmmmm' of these sweet little machines as they all stitch together!  It's such a good time seeing what everyone is making!

Now.. if it's been some time since you've oiled, cleaned, greased, threaded this little fellow.. don't panic!  That's why I'm there with you.  We'll get them all "prettied up" and you'll be wanting to sew on it more and more!   So.. find that one project you've been just itching to get started... bring it with you and we'll all be a stitchin' together before you know it.  PLUS....

I'm going to show you all how to make an "infinity scarf" from a t-shirt!!!

Yes.... from a t-shirt!  So... here's what you need to bring... find a t-shirt that you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE... it should be an X-Large (or larger) in any color or pattern that strikes your fancy... it can be a man's or woman's t-shirt... preferably one that is either plain or has a pretty cool pattern on it.  One with words will work... but YOU WILL NOT be able to read the words once we have it finished.  You can bring a rotary cutter, 24" long ruler and mat 18" x 24" is good... or... just an extra sharp pair of scissors!    In less than 10 minutes our scarf will be finished!  They are VERY cool!!!

Then... don't forget to bring your lunch... and maybe a snack... and your current project you are working on!  See you at 10:00 am... I'll have the coffee brewing!!!


See you soon!

Friday, May 6, 2016

"Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" Retreat - FULL

Afternoon to everyone!

I wanted to post a quick blog/website message the
"Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" Retreat in Appleton/Menasha WI for November 13 - 19, 2016 is now FULL!!!

We are taking names for a waiting list... please email:  oldgreencupboard@aol.com  and I'll add you to the list.  It's just started but I'm sure it will become large after awhile too...

We do get cancellations... you all know how things come up... sickness, family issues, etc. so don't think that just because you're going on the waiting list you may not get in... sometimes that is not the case at all... it's over 6 months away!

Now... we are still in the planning process in planning another wonderful trip for March of 2017 for Lisa - Primitive Gatherings!!!  Something brand new.... and is it ever a hum-dinger.... we hope you will love it... more to come on that at a later date.

Thanks so much for all of your wonderful excitement to attend the "Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" with Red Crinoline Quilts, Primitive Gatherings & Olde Green Cupboard Designs.  We are all so honored by your excitement to be with all of us and we have an awesome trip planned for all of you. 

For those of you that will be attending - we are getting a hotel list prepared for you. When it's all ready I will email it to each of you.

Please let me know if you have any questions on anything.  We will have pictures of the "main" projects out to you asap.  We won't show you everything.... we have to have some surprises you know...

Chat soon!!

Paula & Mary Ellen - Red Crinoline Quilts
Lisa - Primitive Gatherings
Gloria, Heather, Vicky - Olde Green Cupboard Designs

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

"Cotton-n-Wool Gathering" - November 13-19, 2016 - Appleton, WI



Red Crinoline Quilts
Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison

Primitive Gatherings - Lisa Bongean

Olde Green Cupboard Designs
Vicky Iannucci, Gloria Parsons 
and Heather Lynn

November 13 - 19, 2016 

$375 ($150 deposit required
check or cash only at registration. 
Balance due October 31, 2016)

*  One day of Quilting with Paula - NEW design - kit included

*  One day of Stitching with Lisa - Kit included

*  Multiple projects taught by Vicky & Gloria - Kit/s     included 

*  Demo Day - Paula and Mary Ellen -  Lucy Boston blocks, English paper piecing,  "mini" hexagons, stars, Dresden plates, and more!  Supplies/kits available to purchase.

*  A days deluxe motor coach bus tour to JJ Stitches & Country Sampler Quilt Shops with lunch & FUN

*  Christmas open house at Primitive Gatherings (Yippee!)

*  Free time for stitching and shopping

*  Welcome package

*  Door prizes, goodies, and surprises....


Meals - We will prepare a menu, grocery shop, (and cook), then average out the cost for all of us to share.   It averages out VERY reasonable (includes sodas, snacks, etc.  Some meals may be at your expense when out for the day)

Lodging and Transportation:  Your responsibility


November 13 (Sunday) arrive at Primitive Gatherings by 4:00 pm

Welcome Get Together/Lisa's Studio - Tour the studio and warehouse - Have dinner out together (our own expense)

November 14 ( Monday)  1st day of class - 20 at Lisa's for her wool project for the entire day. 20 at retreat house for Paula's quilt class.  Afternoon shopping at Primitive Gatherings. 

November 15 (Tuesday) 2nd day of class - each group of 20 changes locations for their classes.

November 16 ( Wednesday)  Demos (Lucy Boston blocks, mini Dresden Plates, hexies, mini pointed stars +) and Project Day along with some Make-it-Take-it  sessions at both the Retreat House and the Studio.

November 17 (Thursday) Primitive Gatherings Christmas Open House + Free afternoon for shopping (sounds like a great time for antiquing)

November 18 (Friday) FULL Day deluxe motor coach tour bus trip from Menasha to JJ Stitches and Country Sampler quilt shops(with lunch, fun & games).... they will be all "decked" out for the holidays!

November 19 (Saturday) Travel Home

Email:  Olde Green Cupboard Designs    - and we'll send you the registration form.  This retreat is for ONLY 40 students... so don't delay.  You know how fast these retreats fill up.... Bing, Bam Boom....!!! 

Come join us for a fabulous week of friendship, fun, shopping, and having a BLAST!!!

Thanks so much.

Paula, Mary Ellen, Lisa,
Vicky, Heather and Gloria

Primitive Gatherings Cruise 2018 is FULL !!!

Hi everyone...

Lisa's March 2018 Cruise on the Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas is FULL!! 
She's done it again... filled her cruise up faster than a "jack rabbit" !  We have exceeded our student maximum by a few and have a waiting list already.

We will be more than happy to add you to the waiting list!  Contact us at:  Olde Green Cupboard Designs 

We do have 2 more wonderful events we're helping Lisa with...  One is November 2016 and March 2017!

Keep watching our blogs!

Lisa, Gloria, Vicky and Heather