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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 10

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project #10…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 Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 7 hours ago

It's a bit chilly here too, but I did wear shorts to  the commissary. It sounds like we dress the same, Mary Alice! I don't wear sandals, I always wear my tennis shoes. I think they do allow embroidery machines in quilter's prison, so we should stay a long time.

I am having so much fun making the Halloween Town blocks, Barbara! I wonder if we are making the same ones, or different. I started with the one with the Froggie, of course.

I went to the commissary this morning, now I am sitting and catching up on some paperwork and what's going on here. I am ready to go play some, and make more Halloween blocks.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Barely beginning to warm up here.  I think we'll be in the 70s later, and higher 70s tomorrow.  But this is definitely cooler than we're used to this early in September.  

I've been making Nursery Rhyme blocks.  Having so much fun with this quilt! 

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Man my fingers were too cold to type straight. Hope you can figure out what I was saying.

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Hi All.

I can hardly believe it was only 40 degrees here this AM. That's too cold for the middle of September!! Already sweater weather - mqybe 2 sweateand a coat weather.

Your wine tore turned out great Froggie. I bet the quilt police will let you go when you share that wine with them.

Sorry you were sick Mary Alice. No fun at all.

Francine, I make lists and then forget where I put them. Usually, I just prioritize in my mind what needs to be done first. Like today, I rearranged the laundry room becase the idea was running around in my head for the last week or so. It looks a lot better now.

I embriodered 4 Halloween blocks and some of the trim blocks. I'm trying to decide if I want to do more blocks, more trim or what. I want to do some more of the designs for the church today. It's a little boring to do the same design 12 times consecutively so I do a few then do something else.

Brrr, I need another sweater.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Froggie, I'll join you in Quilty Prison, so I can rest from all this yard work. I'll take my embroidery machine!  LOL!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Morning all!  It's unusually chilly here today! I don't think I'm ready for cold weather yet either Francine!  I like wearing my shorts, tee shirts and sandals or tennis shoes.  The only good news with this weather is that the mosquitos can't survive in cold.

Froggie, no yard work today!  It's too cold and windy out there.  I'm going to make more Nursery Rhyme Blocks.  I got some of that Pellon 100% cotton batting---don't get it for embroidery blocks!  It beards awful, and machine doesn't really like it much.  I need to stick to Warm and Natural for those blocks.  I do have some Batilizer around here somewhere.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Oh thanks, Lynne. I do need to wine a bit. I was thinking about putting binding on the seams, but didn't. I just serged them.

Oh yippee! We all get to sew 20 hours a day and drink wine. We are having sew much fun now, aren't we?

Yes it's AG, Mary Alice. I think it's an older one. Wine something. Who would guess???

Anne, that's Mr. Bullfrog's books. He has bookshelves floor to ceiling on one wall, and 3 feet on another and about 6 on a third wall, and needs more room. It's probably a good thing he doesn't read right now, we would have to buy a book house. He wants to buy them, and he wants hardbacks. And he wants to keep them.

Did someone say cannoli? Yumm.

Yes, Francine, it seems a lot of us are taking care of someone else, have too much yardwork, housework, something to interfere with our fun! And you can join me in quilters prison anytime. I don't remember if MaryAgnes has gotten me sprung yet.

Winter? Yes. It was so cold at the game last night. 55 and very windy. Usually it's hot and we are sweaty at the second game of the season. The kids did a great halftime show. I am off to B Sew Inn for an in depth demo of the new embroidery machine. I still haven't decided if I am crazy enough to spend that much money on a hobby. We will see. I still have time to decide to get the good deal they are offering.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Francine/Cda yesterday
well thanks everyone for your advices... Mary Alice I took care of my daughter for 22 years and I think I could squeeze in some time.....sometime - then started to work 6 days a week or almost and now SIL - her son lives in Chicago so she is alone here except for us - so I was wandering if it was only me or ..... -
it will take discipline but for sure I will try to do it - .....feel better....breathe.... don t want to end up in the quilters jail ....unless Froggie is there....
wow Froggie - beautiful tote... yes the glass of wine is nice but so is the quilting....
for all of you that have ....s...... please keep it your way.... not ready for that haven t even see the summer yet.....
have a great day
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on Saturday

Oh wow!  Just saw the news and we should get down to 52 tonight.  Wow!  That's chilly!  We've been in the upper 70s, so it's going to be quite a chilly night.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury on Saturday

Awesome job on the wine glass Froggie.  And the tote as well of course.  You always seem to have the perfect fabric for all these projects!  Making me thirsty for a glass of wine too.  But it's tea time now, and I have a cannoli to go with my tea :o)   Yum!


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