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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

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 us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 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.

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Started by Cathy Coale. Last reply by Cathy Coale Sep 13, 2016. 6 Replies

I have joined this group and have the book.  What do I need to do next?Continue


Started by benilde howlett. Last reply by benilde howlett Jul 22, 2016. 2 Replies

can someone please tell me where to find the projects?Continue

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Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

Good morning,

Another beautiful day here as Mary Agnes said. I am enjoying the mild temps with no heavy coats to wear. I absolutely hate having to wear coats, hats, gloves etc.

Rita, how is DH doing post surgery? When will be be coming home?

Carol Ann, I really like your kitty quilt. Your wildlife quilt is perfect for a mountain house.

Did the defensive driving course last night and it was pure torture. 5 hours of listening to a man talk( I would estimate that he was in his 80's). At least we had a break midway and could walk around a bit and have a bite to eat. No videos or anything, just him talking.

Well, laundry is started and I'm off to run some errands and then hopefully sewing will commence after lunch.

Have a wonderful day my friends.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 1 hour ago

Good morning. It's gray and sprinkling rain here. I think winter us trying to return this weekend. I'm with you on the cold/warm seesaw Mary Agnes. It's no wonder so many people are fighting sinus allergy colds around here.

I want to finish up my quilt club homework this morning as it meets this afternoon. I'm liking my fabrics so far. I did get the swuares folde and pressed and have about half of block B to baste those to. It was supposed to be glue basted but I'm stitch basting. I don't want all that glue in my quilt.

Carole Ann I love your quilts. I don'r know what was bothering you about the stained glass cats; I think they're adorable. I have that pattern around here somewhere. The Animal quilt will be great with  your winter scene quilt in your cabin.

Have a happy.

 backlit camel desert dusk evening landscape morning

Into the weekend.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 1 hour ago

NING still hasn't fixed the problem with adding comments from other than page one. And I have no tool bar this morning. Maybe we should start sending CT emails every time we have a problem, except they may decide to cancel QWU as the easiest solution

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 1 hour ago

Lady on the radio just said temp would be up to 68 today. Too much, too early.
I was spoiled when it came to walking Chou. I'd never really walked a dog before and he taught himself to curb himself. Honest. About twelve weeks old we went outside; him on a leash and he walked to the curb and did his business. And now he still does it. He starts in that direction, dances back and forth a little and that's it. He walks back and forth in front of me following whatever he smells but doesn't walk around me and he always knows to avoid obstacles between us. Did I ever mention I live with a genius?
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 2 hours ago

Good Morning, Gifties. Summer's here. Wish winter would stick around until it's truly ready to give in to spring. This hot then cold weather isn't for me.

I don't know where yesterday got to. I had an early start but didn't get to check in with all of you.

I am trying to change my eating habits too. I've decided to eat when I feed Chou. Problem is what I eat between feeding us. Don't think I've ever met a temptation I could resist and that's particularly true of things like chocolate and chips and other good stuff.

Happy belated Birthday, Carol Ann

Happy belated Anniversary, Froggie and Mr. Bullfrog. KFC? Really?

Hey, Mari.  Good to see your new enterprise has you so busy.

Don't be so hard on yourself Carol Ann. Maybe it's not your favorite but it was a great idea and it's very well done. I love the stained glass fabric although in the picture it looks like colored pebbles, like at the bottom of an aquarium. And I love your wild animals.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

Yippee for you, Mari! I got a lot done today too, but it was hard work. I should have just played on my anniversary, but noooooo I had to work in the garage and the back yard. My joints are screaming at me now.

Oh yeah, Carol Ann, you should send a pic of that fist bump to Funniest Videos. You would win. Just give me a good finder's fee. And I just looked at that cat quilt close up, and I think it's gorgeous. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, you know.

I don't know why I don't lose weight all the time, Mari. I am always moving and doing things. I suppose I eat wrong. I am trying to change that. I can do it, I can do it! And yes, dogs are hilarious. Fred, our Navy days dog, loved the sun patch too. He was a 12 pound mutt, what a good Navy dog. He lived 18 years.

We had our chicken, it was really good as always. They really should give us free chicken. I should call the colonel. I crack me up.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Mari 16 hours ago

Howdy everyone! Got so much done today it makes me happy!

Carol Ann, I really didn't know you could teach a cat anything cuz they're so independent, but I guess food is quite a motivator for them too! How cute, a fist bump, LOL! Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! Speaking of birds, I heard a birdsong this AM I haven't heard in a very long time. Don't know what kind of bird it is but I love the song and am so glad it's back. Spring is on its way. Love your Winter Wildlife! Beautiful and will really be a great companion to the other quilt you posted last week. They'll both look great together in your mountain house!

Froggie, don't you just love critters and all their antics?! Jac makes me laugh all the time. Recently I notice how he travels through the living room following the sun patch on the floor. If I want to know where he is I look for the sun patch, LOL! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Don't party too much! Mr. Bullfrogs rippits will become burppits! Froggie, you can loose that weight too! It took me a whole year to loose 35 pounds (I'm rolling my eyes), but I did it! You can too! You are such a worker getting so many things done! Ummmmm, ham. Never heard of Frick's ham but I want some, nom, nom, nom...

Barbara, the peony in pinks fabric sounds beautiful. I love those flowers and I love pink! As Elf would say, "I WANT SOME!"

Kim, congratulations on the weight loss! Good for you!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 20 hours ago

Oh good, Barbara. I didn't know why you wouldn't already know about it. Whew. Don't confuse the machine, it's smarter than we are. That is very groovy that the club is going to help make the angels. Beanie want a treatie? That is hilarious. you make it rhyme. How clever.

Hopppy birthday, Carol Ann! We were married on your birthday. I would love to go have seafood with you tonight, but we must have our tradition of KFC.

I love the stained glass cats, Carol Ann! Someone will cherish it.

Good for you losing 15 pounds, Kim! I need to lose about 35. That's my plan. As much as I have been working in the yard and swimming, I should be dropping pounds now.

No goof off anniversary day for me. I worked in the garage purging things in totes, and then went out back to clean up some of the grass and leaves that migrated to my yard during our rainstorm last week. I got about half of that cleaned up. Now its time to have a good swim. And we had some fried ham for lunch. That ham is so good! I don't know why it's better tna other brands. Mr. Bullfrog found the Frick's ham when he was working, and we won't buy anything else now. Butt. That's what my MIL always told me to buy.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kim Webb 20 hours ago

Happy Birthday Carol Ann.

Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Bullfrog.

Have fun with your celebration's.

The defensive driving class is hosted by the fire department and paid for by the department if you are a member. You have to pay if you are not a member, but it is the regular class to get a discount on your personal insurance. It also helps the department on their insurance if a certain percentage of the membership take it.

It's good for 3 years.

Back from the doctors and I'm good for another year. She told me that from the time I went in to get the clearance to do the wellness challenge( mid January) to today's checkup, I am down 15 lbs. Pretty happy about that.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 21 hours ago

Oh, by the way . . . I have been telling you that I have been working hard on some "finishes" so now I want to show you a couple.

This one is a disaster!  I had a good idea (I thought) for using some "stained glass" fabric I had collected.  But the project did not turn out at all as I imagined it.  My idea was for a reversible quilt with the cats on one side and a stained glass print on the back, held together by the blue binding that compliments both sides.  Yikes!  Well, it will be going to the Sheriff's department for the traumatized kids comfort project, cause I can't stand to look at it!  It's called "Stained Glass Cats."

Here is the back:

This one is called "Winter Wildlife" and is a companion to "Prelude to Winter", which I showed you last week.  Both are going to the mountain house.


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