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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 Kim Webb 14 minutes ago

Good morning, another beautiful day here. Rain tomorrow I think.

Happy Memorial Day. 

I am tired this morning. We had a call last night. Started as a standby to Montauk because they had all their ambulances in use. We just go to our firehouse and stay there with a full crew until one of their ambulances get back to town. Just as I was arriving at the firehouse, we actually had a call to respond to in Montauk. I got back home at 3:30 this morning. We had one call in the early evening on Saturday so 2 calls for the week. Not bad for Memorial day weekend.

Looks like some of the storm areas for today have headed a bit north. Are you in this zone Barbara and Marilyn? Stay safe.

I was reading the directions for the UFO and I got  the whole center done yesterday. Now it's borders. Except I don't have the next border fabric. I have the whole finishing kit but it's not in there. I will have to see what I can do. I'm thinking I have it somewhere. 

Well, DH just rolled in. I'm glad I didn't know they were on the road overnight. They wanted to avoid the traffic and any possible rain. 

Have a great day...

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 12 hours ago

That looks like a pretty quilt, Kim. At least the parts that Helga is showing us :o)

Oh YUCK, Carol Ann!! Crazy mixed up weather!

Yup, that's how they get you to come back, Froggie.

We had a nice afternoon at DD1's house. Got home around 7:30 or so. Thought I'd get in my comfy cloths and do some sewing. Instead I got into my night clothes and caught up on my email. Now all I feel like doing is going to bed! And it's only 9:00! My kids want to come here around 9:30 in the morning because my house is the best place to park and then just a short walk down the street for the Memorial Day parade. So I need to be up and presentable and have coffee made. I hate to say it, but I hope they don't plan on making a day of it here because I really want to get more done on that quilt. I still have one more piece to attach to the E and then start on the V. I was on a roll there for a while but then had too many interruptions; otherwise this should have been an almost done quilt by now. Oh well.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

I wonder where your quilting mojo went, Barbara. Reading is good too. 

Yum, Kathleen,  I will have some of your cookies with Barbara's pork and potato salad. I am sure they will all be just as I like best. Yummy. 

Chocolate likes to lay on fabric and batting too, Kim! But he doesn't want a quilt of his own in his bed. He even tossed out his pillow and toys. 

Oh yum, I will be by your house too, Mary Alice! Everyone is cooking such good food. 

Soggy and boggy, that's good, Marilyn. I keep calling my yard a swamp. But it can be soggy and boggy. 

That's too bad, Kim. The last trip should be a good one. 

What is that, Carol Ann? That's just crazy. Mother Nature is in a weird mood this year for sure. I hope you brought something besides shorts. 

Thanks for the good wishes for El Reno. The news people have been there all day, hearing people's stories. People are donating so much stuff, too. They had to move to a bigger place because they had so much. And  a man showed up with his grill and was cooking for everyone there. There were so many cases of water, they told people to quit bringing it! People are being helped for sure. 

I worked on some ME today. Some designs I have been wanting to make. And worked on my apron some, too. I have a couple of things to do on it still. Maybe tomorrow. I couldn't do ME and sew at the same time. I chose the ME. That's how we end up with UFO's, I guess. Oh I went to Koh's this morning to spend my $50 Kohl's cash. Got some towels. I didn't buy the top of the line, they were too much for me. But I had the cash and a couple of coupons I could use, and still spent $60. Now I have more Koh's cash again. They do that to keep me coming back, right? 

~Hopppy QUilting~

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 13 hours ago

Okay, enough already!  We woke up to this view from the mountain house of the garage!  Snow on Memorial Day Weekend??

Comment by Kim Webb 14 hours ago

Well, I talked to DH. They got to the Pentagon at 6:30 this morning. There was already a lot of bikes coming in and it took them 2 1/2 hours to get in. That has never happened before. Then they sat there till 3:30 when they finally just left to go riding on their own. He said they really screwed up how they emptied the parking lots and totally forgot about the middle areas. They have never had problems before and it was always very well organized. Not this year. 

Comment by Marilyn L. 15 hours ago

Oh YUM!  I'll make a quick stop at Barbara's for a late lunch and then fly on my broom down to have some left overs with Mary Alice! You girls certainly are in cooking mode.

Actually, instead, DH is taking me out for supper for my birthday. We will try out a newer Italian restaurant here in town.

Wow Froggie! That was a close call. Saying prayers for the folks in El Reno. Be careful as I know the whole middle of the country is expecting rain and storms most of the week. We are soggy & boggy here too.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 18 hours ago

Awe, your dog is approving of your work Kim!  So sweet.

Busy this morning again.  I'm in a cooking mood today!  Friday I was the  yard man, Saturday the cleaning maid, and today I'm the cook--I crack me up!  Today's menu is brisket, potato salad and freshly made beans.  I also cut up some cantaloupe, and I made a chicken salad for sandwiches later on.  You all come down a spell!

Barbara, I need to find my sewing mojo too!  Best go serve lunch.

Comment by Kim Webb 19 hours ago

Well, I was making progress with this months UFO until someone thought it would make a nice spot to nap.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 22 hours ago

Phew!! Too close for comfort, Froggie! Glad you are okay.

We're going to DD1's house this afternoon. I told her I could only contribute bag snacks to her get-together because I was busy all day yesterday touring the micro brewery. Well, I got up this morning, went to church, came home and made myself breakfast. And now I have ingredients assembled for a batch of chocolate chip cookies. I should be able to get those baked just in time. So she will be surprised to see those!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 22 hours ago

Good morning. It rained a gain overnight. Sigh. I emptied another 2" from the rain gauge. At least I don't need to water the plants outdoors.

I put a rub on a pork tenderloin to marinate for lunch today. I think I want to make potato salad and broccoli salad to go with it. It feels like summer has started. Maybe I can get DS to grill the tenderloin. 

I have lost my quilting mojo. I can't decide what to work on so I have ust been reading all day. I think the Harry Potter quilt will be later today. Soon the 2nd block of Gudrun's Stroll in Paris will be out and my Sew Sampler box is on the way eith block 2 of the BOM pattern. The Designer BOM will be starting soon too. I guess I'd better find that mojo quick!!

I think the asparagus needs to be cut again. It really grows fast when it's warm and wet everyday. I should pull and freeze more rhubarb too. 

Froggie,I'm glad you didn't get hit. Prayers for El Reno.  


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