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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2014 holiday season!

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

Get ready… prepare your sewing space, oil the machine, and finish up any UFOs because you’re going to be busy! I challenge you to keep up with Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 for the weekly projects.
  2. Please post all project questions on Notions where you will find the complete blog. All information is kept together there for reference later and It's much easier to find!
  3. You can join at any time. If you are not a member of our Quilt With Us Community, click the "Signup and Join" box in the upper-right corner. Once you're a member, you will see a green plus sign and a link to join "Gifty Galore” in the upper-right of the group page. Clicking on the link will allow you to join Gifty Galore.

Discussion Forum

Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3. 0 Replies

Clear Your CacheWhat to do: 1) Use a different browser such asFirefox 13 and 14Google ChromeInternet Explorer 8 and 9Safari 5 and 6,2) I would like you to Clear Your Cache (It’s like a memory in your browser that gets too full and can’t function…Continue

2014 Gifty Galore Project 16

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project 16…Continue

For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 4 hours ago
Welcome Home Barbara!!..we missed you!!..sorry that your knee is giving you so much trouble!..now you can rest up that knee ...sight seeing is taxing on the legs!..hugs, kathy
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 4 hours ago
Oh Mary Alice..boy, you take me back to childhood memories..the first machine we had in the house, when I was a child, was the traditional black Singer in it's mahogany cabinet...then, the Singer 301 came in the door with a Birthday card attached to my Mother from Gram..then another Singer made it's appearance for another birthday..10 years later!..of course, none of the machines were ever given away!...by the time my mother passed at 63..we had 9 machines...like rabbits, they multiplied and found their way to our house....the Sad part, was the fact that we had to sell them when we moved across country..from West coast to East Coast...but I plan to buy a Singer301, in memory of my Mom...I loved learning to sew on that machine...in fact, I became a Home Econ. Teacher because of those old work horse machines...
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 8 hours ago

I learned to sew on my mom's Singer machine, one with cams.  That machine was a beauty! It lived in it's own sewing cabinet in the kitchen, and the table was used to cut patterns.  That Singer made all my school clothes, mom's clothes, made all the curtains in the house, and hemmed so many pants.  One day it died.  We were forced to go to JoAnn's and buy a mechanical  White machine, on which I also learned to quilt.  Once I finished paying of my very first car, I splurged and got a Viking Lily Machine and serger.  Still have them today! I really should service them and use them.  These machines were made in Sweden, before Viking-Pfaff-Singer merged and machines are now made in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Korea.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 8 hours ago

PS, forgot to add that I had a totally great time today!!!  :)

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 8 hours ago

Good evening everyone!  Wow, lots to catch up on while I was gone today!

Francine, so terrible to hear what's happened. I just don't understand how people can be so violent and without conscious. Stay safe.

Barbara, glad you're back and had a great time on your vacation!  

Froggie, so happy Mr. Bullfrog is doing so well!  Incidently, I keep trying to catch that cleaning bug and so far it's eluded me totally! LOL!

Sheila, you're making me remember why I don't want a new computer.  Having to install everything is a pain!

Today I went out shopping for those Bernina feet, picked up my AG Flora and Fauna (among other things).  And ladies, shopping locally is killing my bank account.  I get better deals online with free shipping!  But of course I don't know where I can find Bernina feet online, and I have to dare to go to the store.  I need to hit these shops with blinders on!  So many pretty fabrics, patterns, rulers, etc.  Got fabric to make 1 more Bionic Gear bags, and got zippers for both that I'll be making.  Then found a cute pattern for a Nook or Kindle Fire.  Maybe I should give my list of stuff to the gal at the clerk, tell her I'll be back in 1 hour to pick up everything and have her gather it all up.  That way I won't go wandering around the store and find things I like and can't live without.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 8 hours ago

Francine, I was heartbroken to see the news this week.  We had just visited Washington DC earlier this month and your gorgeous monuments and parliament look so similar.  It is so sad that what should evoke such inspiration become the scene for such a tragedy.  Hugs and prayers to our northern neighbors.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 9 hours ago

Hi -- I'm back. Had a wonderful vacation except for the bum knee. It did allow nme to use a wheelchair at the airport so we got pre-boarding which was good.

Glad Mr. Bullfrog is doing better. And I love the bugs, but I need a big daddy bug at my house. I really need to do some cleaning.

Sheila it's great that the new computer is working out for you. I don't even know what most of those programs are that you mentioned. Are you still working at the new job? 

Francine I saw the news about the troubles in Canada yesterday. It's just so awful and tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mary Agnes, Kathy and Debra, I don't envy your tiny homes. You must be very organized to be able to get so much done.

Did any of you see the reports of the "riots" at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene? That was where the B&B was that we stayed at one day later. It was weird that there were TV Media trucks parked all over --the locals say the whole thing was blown way out of proportion and they are afraid all the negativity will put an end to their festival.

Anne, you take care of your sweet self. Will have you in my prayers.

Sopjie must have had a good vacation, too because whe is all worn out and snoring in the chair. All the kitties were very glad to see me, too.

Take care all.

Comment by Sheila Craft 9 hours ago

I've been fiddling with the new computer - re-installing software (I hate having to do that!). Found my Office 2003 disks and got it installed. Upgraded my Embroidery communication from 4D to 6D (gotta have that to download!!!). Trying to learn this new Windows 8 - honestly, I'm getting pretty good at re-logging in since I keep accidently logging out :-/ Still have lots more to install - as I find the original disks, that is. QuickBooks, CorelDraw, Family Treemaker, CutStudio, my other graphics program...Grrrr...

Bill fixed a really nice grilled chicken salad for dinner. Lots of lovely Romaine, carrots, celery, green onion, 'maters, cheeses, cukes, etc. Yum!

Glad to hear the Bullfrog will be hopping on all flippers soon. You've had to look at the ugly flipper for far too long, Froggie. And, Anne, hope you aren't too uncomfortable. Need to find out what's going on with the ticker, you know so they can make it all better. I would love to find me a nice old treadle machine.

Well, better go snuggle with Tigger some before bedtime or he'll be mad at me. Good night to all!

Comment by Mari/WA 12 hours ago

Awe, Anne, you're in my prayers and heart. You have such a peace about you. Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Comment by Anne 13 hours ago
Hi kids. Sitting and relaxing right now...had to have a heart monitor inserted into my chest today. .. a little treamatic to say the least..but it's done..and now to see what's wrong with this old lady. My first sewing machine was a White from Sears..mom bought it for me as a graduation gift..in its own lime oak cabinet..yes. still have it...I collect them. I have 8 different sewing machines some small..some teeny, tiny..some big. Like my EM.. no wonder why there's no room in there...Hee hee hee. Love it. Hey Mr Bullfrog pls get better..been following your progress. It's a wet day here in MASS.
 

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