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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.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:…Continue

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Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 7 hours ago

Thel, that sounds like it will be a wonderful gathering on Thursday. Hopefully no rain. We are hoping for good weather for Saturday when we have our pig roast. And it's Community Days here this weekend, so there will be a carnival. Don't want the kiddies getting their butts wet riding the rides!

Kim, good that some members made their point at your meeting. Gotta make sure the rules of order are followed!

Comment by Kim Webb 9 hours ago

Mom lives in Sag Harbor. She was just there shopping also. Total coincidence. It helps that I have an Amagansett Fire Department sticker on my car.

Just back home from a very contentious ambulance meeting. It seems that the younger officers have ideas and they just implement those ideas with no discussion. We always used to bring any changes to the membership to discuss it before any change was made. I believe some members got their point across tonight. Glad I just take the notes as the secretary and don't have to decide anything.

Well time to look at the new CT catalog that was in the mail today.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

Sounds like a nice outing Kim.   And a nice chat with your mom.  That's cool.  

Wow,  that's awesome on the signed plates Agnes.  I like how you've thought through your work space too.  That's awesome.  I need to get and be more organized in my work spaces.  I could learn a thing or three from you.  

Hopefully you will have great success with the eye treatments Barbara.  

I finished block #10.  I'm gonna do something else before I move on to block # 11.   Maybe work on a flower for my Greenhouse Garden quilt.  That'd be super fun !! 

We have the big ladies night at church Thursday called Journey with special speakers and then a special meal.  Well,  pray for no rain Thursday evening because it's such a big event that we eat outside at beautiful tables all set up and decorated by the men of the church.  There will be 300 women attending.   I went last year (the subject was different then) and it was incredible.    Anyway,  so much of it is held outside, we sure don't need rain.  And the men do all the work, set up, serving, clean up.  We're very pampered!  

Comment by Barbara S/IL 10 hours ago

Yes, I already use the eye vitamins. The next two shots are a month apart, then it will be decided when I'll need to come back. 

Does your Mom live by Costco or was she shopping there at the same time? Funny that she recognized your car. Glad you got to have a lunch date.

It might cool down to the 80's tomorrow with rain.

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 12 hours ago

The risers for a regular height table are a great idea. The way the little station is set up may look deceiving. The riser is a plywood shelf with sides that brings it up to the correct height by all ergonomic standards. The bonus with the shelf is that I have a shelf right under the top for storage rather than useless floor space. The worst deal about cutting is the limited movement. Walking is better than resting for my back. I use the sitting time for cross stitch or reading, both more tedious for the yes than the cutting. I'm just trying to keep the body happy.

A little aside on those bird plates. I also have the artist's signature on the back of first three of the series. After that point I moved so lost that opportunity.

Comment by Kim Webb 14 hours ago

Well, I'm back. Almost 2 hours at the DMV. Plus it took me over an hour to get to Riverhead in the first place. When I was in Costco checking out I got a text from my Mom asking me if I was in Costco. She saw my car in the lot. Talked to her for a few minutes and then stopped at Wendy's for a late lunch. Everything cold is put away. Still working on the rest. Made a quick stop at the farm stand for some fresh strawberries for later.

It is breezy here but pretty warm out. Just about 80 I think.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 14 hours ago

Sounds like your moms doc knows her well and understands her tolerance level.  That's great Kathleen.  I think I probably do the TMI thing myself, but feel the same way.  There are some things I really only share here.   Isn't it great to have AC.  I sure don't know how I'd survive without it at this point.  My indoor thermometer says 77° but that sure is better than the 100+ ° outside.    They have places set up, uptown for people to hang out in the cool environments.  My favorite market is one of the favorite places.  They set up a nice area with lawn chairs and tables near customer service.  I remember seeing people sitting there reading, playing cards, knitting, snoozing in their chairs.  

I've got bacon on a slow cook.  I'm finally gonna get to that BLT. 

My hair has really been growing.  I've been debating cutting it and then on Saturday I got a bunch of compliments so maybe I'll wait a while.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 15 hours ago

Willie looks like a good dog to enjoy a camping trip.

Mary Alice, how about a table runner and matching placemats? You could put one kitty on each placement and add fabric for the rest of the placemat.

Mary, I put my kitchen table up on bed risers when I have a lot of cutting to do. Works great. And if it weren't for the weeds, my grass would not be green!!

Oh, I see Thel has the same kind of grass as I do! LOL!! Love how the block is coming along. I like the diagonal pattern.

Your dinner ideas sound refreshing Marilyn. Even though it's hot and humid here, I took out a container of turkey soup from the freezer. That will be our dinner. Hot soup on a hot day, but it's okay cuz we have AC now! :) I hope you get to go three months without an injection too. I know I've mentioned my mom gets those too, but I think she's giving up on them, even though she hasn't had to have one in several months. She asked me to cancel her appointment for last month. I rescheduled it for this coming week but she doesn't know. When the time comes I'm pretty sure she will want it cancelled. Personally, I think the doctor is letting her slide because of her age and disposition, and he probably knows they aren't doing her any good at this point. Sorry; TMI. I get carried away sometimes. But you ladies are really the only ones I talk to about her, except for my siblings.

Oh dear. Sorry Barbara. I just read your post. Yes, it's an ongoing thing. If it works well for you, after the first few you will be able to skip a month in between injections. Other times, you may need one every month. Depends on what the picture shows for the accumulation of fluid. Keep it clean right after the injection. You don't want to get anything in your eye. No gardening on the day of injection!  I will say they were working for my mom in the beginning. I think her age and other health issues interfered since. Does your doctor suggest you take eye vitamins? 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 16 hours ago

Whoop whoop,  Froggie is legal agin. 

Trying to think of something to eat for this hot day too Marilyn. 

I'm not sure I'll venture into the crochet animals.....!  One of my worship group friends is doing an elephant......but it's flat like a big doily.  I remember when we were kids a friend of my moms gave mom a gift of a crochet nativity scene.  It was really detailed but I thought it was kinda amusing.  Not my style.  I wonder what happened to that set? 

Thanks for the crochet compliments.  I'm really enjoying this block.  It's rolling easily along.  

It's 100°...……….too hot to be outside ! 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 16 hours ago

Just got home about an hour ago from my 9AM eye appt. Turns out I have wet macular degeneration in the rt. eye now. I had pictures of my eye and dye injected and more pictures then they did the first of a series of monthly injections into my eye. Sounds worse than it was. Anyway, it will probably be an ongoing thing foras long as I live. Just hope it helps stop the progression.

That's a beautiful plate, Agnes Neat that you knew the artist.

Love your kitties, Mary Alice. I really like Sweet Pea designs. Maybe I'll get to another block this afternoon, if the dilation goes away soon.

Willie is beautiful

Thel that crochet is really looking good. Maybe you'll be making those crocheted animals


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