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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 Thel in Mid-MO 5 hours ago

Beautiful begonia Kathleen.  What a long life you've given it.   

I was pretty surprised with the young kids I saw driving big equipment here when I first moved to MO and this farm country.   Machines that take a ladder for an adult to get into and a 10 year old is driving it.   They even get out of school early here for prepping and planting the fields.  How cool is that.  

I've got 8 more eggs blown out, rinsed & cleaned ready to color.  I've been slowly gifting them to people.   I'll show you what I have that makes gifting fun.  I think when my friends kids bring me groceries I'll gift them a couple.  

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Ranchmom, 9 and 5 and driving tractor?? Wow. But I guess it's not an unusual thing on a ranch, right? Start 'em young. That's wonderful. They won't be afraid of hard work.

Yeah, I don't know why I'm having this problem with the pics all of a sudden. Now I'm thinking it's something to do with my new computer. But don't know what to do about it. But at least I have a work-around now!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Froggie, I think that worked!! Wait. I need to try it on another picture that I haven't posted here yet. Hah!! Thanks Froggie! This is my begonia that I've been keeping alive since 2013. It usually flowers on one vine only. These flowers are on a different vine.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

What happened to the hens?    I missed that part.   Did they all turn into soup?  

I hadn't heard about hoarding gasoline yet around here.  Yah,  where we gonna go.  People on local FB pages keep reminding everyone that this is a Stand Your Ground state.  I sure hope it doesn't get to that kinda situation but people are being idiots with hoarding, so who knows.  

I don't think it's this site causing your photo problem Kathleen.  I do the same thing you do pretty much and mind are coming out ok.  Not sure what to suggest.  

Schools not starting back up here yet either Alice.  Not sure when it will or if it will for this year.  

I saw the 'bra' masks too.  Made me laugh. 

Well,  I need to get up and move and decide what i"m doing.  

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 9 hours ago

Well, yah, Kim, the thought of that kinda grossed me out too, but the thing that cracked me up was the projected "yield" number.  Like it might be three?  It's the sort of thing Stephen Colbert (late night TV comedian) would say!  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 9 hours ago

I haven't had any problem with orientation of my pictures Kathleen.  

More snow Rita !    Geeze!!  

That's one heck of a New Subject Rita.   That's pretty spooky.    BUT also don't forget to spray and sterilize your mail from the mailbox and wait before you touch any of it bare handed.    No clue how many hands have been there.  

Hi ranchmom.  Good to see you here.  Stay well and safe.  

We each have a way we can be a positive force in all this.  I'm making sure anyone who gets a mask realizes they don't mean you're medically SAFE,  it means you don't directly touch your face and that there is a little barrier instead of wide open air.    I wasn't gonna make masks,  but the NH's are begging for them even when they know they're home made.  

I've been to both food pantries, didn't get out of the car and sprayed down everything while it was still outside.    Other than that I'm tucked in. 

Emmmm soup Kathleen.  I'll have a bowl!  

You stand Finn up here and let us give him a few little slaps Rita.  I understand the kind heart,  but really.  There's a limit!  

A bear hunt is happening here too Froggie.  It's officially tomorrow but people are getting set up for it and getting their bears in their windows and in their car windows, on their mailboxes etc.  It's sponsored by Toys for Tots here.  

One page left.  I'm running outa steam! 

Comment by Kim Webb 9 hours ago

I started a comment before but got waylaid.

Making face masks out of bras is just disgusting and that woman should have her head examined. Does she really think that's helping?

That must have been a quick moving storm Froggie. It's rare we get those kind of storms in NY.

I saw today that Bonnie is making another sort of mystery to start on Monday. She says it will be a medallion style quilt with a new round introduced each Monday for 7-8 weeks while we get through this time. Now I need my stash but that's back in NY.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 10 hours ago

I'm here,  I'm doing fine,  I just don't feel very talkative.  I'm gonna try to catch up and see how ya'll are doing.   

We got intense rain overnight but today has been dry..  I've been making some masks with supplies on hand but that means enough elastic for 7 of them.  Still waiting for an Amazon shipment due tomorrow and no,  I don't like the tie ones and none of my contacts want the tie ones.  

I also know they don't prevent but they do stop a person from touching their face directly if you have to be out.    The ones I have made are being gifted to church people who are being the errand runners for the over 60's.  They might be by to pick them up this evening.  

SO to catch up.  

To this day, I don't ever touch raw chicken and I never buy them whole.  I don't play with those nasty beasts.  Yah, we had to chase them down wring their necks and drape them over the wood block.   GROOOOOSSSSS. 

Isn't it easy to loose track of time Froggie !   Having live daily lunch time with church people is helping me to keep track.  But not completely.  

I wish they'd do that kinda alert here Alice.  I'm tucked in but I'm seeing pictures and hearing the talk about how loosely people are treating it uptown.  Pictures of groups congregated outside the Casey's etc.  

Yes, Kathleen.  I wrapped the backing around to be the binding.  Not my favorite binding,  but the fabric was there so I did it.   

My favorite market has that service Carol.  If things go on, I may take advantage and get out to shop when I need stuff.    I'm just not ready to be outa the house that early until I really need to.  

Nice Daff Kathleen...……….

On to the next page.

Comment by ranchmom/OR 10 hours ago

Good afternoon every one.  Just finished feeding the cowboys, it is time for spring turn out.  Only have three hands not part of the family and three hands that are family.  The family members are DH, DS4 and his girlfriend, she is a wonderful girl that grew up on a ranch about 25 miles from us.  The nonfamily members are from a family about 10 miles from us.  

Malia is driving in the mornings and afternoons when she is here for Grandpa to help him feed.  She drives in the field and he throws off the hay, He even had Sophia drive for his the other day.  They are 9 and 5 now, growing up way to fast.

I am so glad you are all doing fine, I have been thinking of Alice and her mom a lot lately glad things are going all right.  I know it is hard taking care of them, my father in law was so funny he would get confused and tell me I was really nice but he could not stand that husband of mine.  He got so I was the only person who could cook for him, was afraid everyone else was going to poison him.  I would get so tired of dealing with it all and now I would give anything to have him sitting at my Kitchen table having coffee, eating cookies and telling me stories while the kids were in school and DHS was out working.  He has been gone 19 years and I miss him everyday.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 11 hours ago

Your temperature cracks me up, Barbara! 

Why were you giving the military all that good flavorin', Carol Ann? Your Mama didn't use it in beans and green beans and stuff? Mine did, my MIL did, and I do. I know it's not good to eat, but some things just taste better with that pork fat taste. 

Well, he needed a lot of help, Kathleen. He said "he" would cook it. He should have asked if I would help him make it in the beginning. I knew he couldn't do all that stuff himself. You never relearn those skills if you don't try, though. Get those muscles going. When I take a picture, I e mail it to myself, then I have to open it in some kind of picture software, and do "edit' and then save. Otherwise, it's always sideways. remember Sheila laughing at me? 

Oh yeah, mom is getting bad, Alice. I know it's tough. YEah, I like having people load large or heavy stuff like that. Your brother should buy it for you with his discount, and bring it to you for sure!

I saw those bra pictures on FB, Carol Ann! I thought it was a joke. That's funny, "anyone with a sewing machine". That is why I didn't want to make some, because I have heard some masks have to be thrown away. Oh and Urban Threads has an ITH mask pattern to download for free, if anyone wants to go look or download them. 

I got the last two blocks done today. Or I thought they were the last two. I had four that I did in the beginning, and didn't put stippling around them. I tried to add it after the fact using Destiny, and it didn't work. So, I am making four more blocks. I crack me up. 

We got a huge hailstorm earlier. All of a sudden, huge amounts of hail came pounding down. I ran to the back to look, and opened the door and got a movie to send DD1. Then, it changed to rain, then it was gone. Some spring storm it is! 

So, now I have one more block made, and three to go. That's about one more day. Plus I need to figure out what to do about sashing still. I think I have time at this rate. 

~Hopppy quilting~


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