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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, 2018. 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:A few…Continue

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Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 1 hour ago

It does sound like a fun party, Thel! 

Nursing homes are tough places to go sometimes, RIta. Thel likes it, though! It's good to go visit people, though. Good for you. That commuter traffic is crazy, isn't it? What was the big story? 

We have one Golden Corral that's good, and another that's not, Kim! I like their food, very good, and sometimes they have steak and high end meats. I don't like going up there and getting food for two of us, so I don't go anymore. When he gets more stable and will hold his own plate without dropping it, we can go again. Oh good, no light on the TV. Makes for better sleeping. We don't have a street light, there's one a couple houses down at the end of the street, and our bedroom is in the back of the house. It's pretty dark in there. 

I'm going back to sew today. I left my stuff there, all ready to go. I don't have much left to sew, so maybe I will look through the quilting room again and see if there's something lurking around ready for blocks to be sewn together. There has to be, as many UFO's as I have, right? 

~Hopppy quitling~

Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

Good morning, it is our last morning here and it is another beautiful day. We leave early tomorrow morning and hopefully will wake up Sunday morning in NY.

So good to hear from you Rita. Lots of things going on in your world. We still need to hear your story when you have time.

We go to Golden Corral here in Florida and have never tried the chocolate fountain. It always has lots of kids around it. We went once this visit and it's always good.

Today is a day to get the house back in order and pack up. I'm leaving all our summer clothes here as we will be back in the spring I hope. Bed is stripped already and sheets are about to go in the dryer. New fridge should be delivered between 10-2 sometime and then I plan to work on clue 2 of the mystery. Easy one this week since Bonnie is out of the country traveling with a group to Germany.

Oh DH fooled around with the tv settings yesterday and got that light on the tv off. What a difference between that and the new drapes.

Well, I better get moving. Lots to do today.

Have a great day my friends...

Comment by Rita Crofoot 9 hours ago

Hi everyone, really long day for me again, went to Spokane for the afternoon and had lunch with a couple of friends ( fish and chips) then we did some nursing home visits, one to an Alzheimers unit for a couple of our much older buddies from our Kingdom Hall, So sad, but I am glad we did it. It is amazing what difference in cleanliness and care between the different estabishments. 

Then I had  Dr appts, and tests, bone density and mamm. it put me  home during the rush hour, I am so glad I don't live in a bigger place than this, 
It took me 45 min to go about 10 miles.

Nice coloring Thel.

 I get to stay home tomorrow, so hopefully, I will have more time to post. Yawn.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 10 hours ago

Ohhh,   black and bright,  my favorite combination.  Can't wait to see it!    That's wonderful that sit and sew was a good time.     I hear yah about kids at the food bars.   Not nice at all.   

Our meeting/party was wonderful.  It's crazy how you can learn so much and have so much fun at the same time.   The stockings I received were filled with all kinds of neat stuff.   We all had fun!  

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 15 hours ago

Your coloring is gorgeous, Thel. those are some great pictures to color. 

That's good that DH did those projects, Kim. Just make sure that the electrician doesn't charge you for those. And he has a good sturdy ladder. 

Oh yeah, thouse chocolate fountains are cool, Thel. Just not at Golden Corral when I see kids all over them. I don't want none of that. 

I had a good time at sit and sew today. There were four of us from B Sew Inn today, and some different ladies. They were fun, too. I got some little mug rugs bound. They are cute. I didn't get pictures of them yet. And I got to pick up my blocks and designs for the month, so that's great. I got my blocks started sewing, so they will be ready for January. I think that BOM ends in March. I'm really loving these blocks. I'm planning to get the finishing kit, and getting it all sewn up and finished quickly. It's black background with bright colors for the friendship star. I love that look. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 17 hours ago

Thanks for the compliments.  I do love coloring.  

My DH was like that too Kim.  He could do just about anything and like you said,  better than most contractors.  AND in a timely fashion.  Boy I miss that man.  

NH visit was good.  The activity director that started a few months ago is SO much better than the previous one.  She keeps some great stuff going.  Today she was setting up a chocolate fondue bar as we were getting ready to leave - the little chocolate fountain, sliced bananas, graham crackers, marshmallows.  We had fun helping residents get there for the party.  

Isn't this the cutest!? 

Comment by Kim Webb 17 hours ago

Very pretty Thel. I can't tell you when I went to a book store last just to look around. 

DH ended up putting the fan up himself this afternoon. It looks really pretty. Now he is putting up the outside motion light up that the electrician was suppose to do today also. Sometimes it's just easier to do it yourself. DH is really good at doing things and he takes pride in his work so it's done better than what the hired people do. And he bought himself a really good sturdy ladder so I feel better about him being on a ladder again.

Thel, There was a valance built in across the bedroom window. DH took that down and built the rod into it as the rod holders were to long to accommodate the valance. This way the drapes are hung under the valence and no light can come from the top. He customized it perfectly.

Have fun at the NH today and your group party tonight Thel. It sounds like fun.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 19 hours ago

Nice job Thel!! Sometimes you just need to get the new thing out of your system for a bit.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 20 hours ago

Good plan with the oatmeal Froggie.  I need to do that for myself.    There's a lady here that is a pet taxi specifically for vet appointments (not just grooming stuff).  She's pretty amazing.  She generally won't take any money.  She did that service for me a couple times.  It was awesome.  

I'm sure you'll love the blackout drapes Kim.  They really do the job well as long as you get them snug to the window frame at the top so the light doesn't sneak through there.  

Lighting up a duck !!!  What did I miss!!! 

Geeze, too bad about your contractors Kim.  I figure that's how it is most places tho.   Thankfully the landlord gets everything done around here.

I hope all goes well with the doc appointment Alice.  

I need to get myself together here.  The NH visit is this afternoon.  I know one lady won't be going so there should be three of us.   Then this evening is a party at Paige's for the Team Coaches (9 of us).  She's making chili and veggie soup, someone is bringing dessert.  That's where we're exchanging the Christmas stockings.  We'll be talking about our Vision for our teams for the new year.   This is my first season as a coach so this is all new to me.  

It's a busy few days,  tomorrow and all day Saturday is the post Freedom Group retreat at the Dome.  I hope I continue to feel better so I can do the whole thing.  


Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 21 hours ago

Well,  I went a little crazy yesterday coloring when I should have been working on Primrose quilts.  I need to focus!  

But here's a couple pages I did.  


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