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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

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5. 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

Please advise

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

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Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

WOW,  that is one amazing bear quilt.  It sure would be a lot of work.  

I've got chuck roast in the crock pot,  a large batch of rice made to package up in individual Food Saver bags, the sage, oregano and dill taken off the steams and on a tray in the freezer to partially freeze before bagging it up.  (and of course plenty of those fresh herbs in the crock pot too.  Taking a little break and will then get back to it.  

Temp is up to 92° .  A good day to be inside making accomplishments.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 8 hours ago

Kathleen - I REALLY like your posted "bear" pattern!  I made a very similar quilt several years ago with the bear-paw block and appliqued bears walking along the  bottom.  However . . . unless you are unusually dedicated, it will take a very long time to make  (mine did!) and the baby would be about 20 years old before it was finished!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Here you go Carol. Check this out. You can click on the thumbnail buttons to see different color views and different amounts of blocks used to adjust for quilt size. I think this is a neat pattern.


Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Carol, I actually like the little bear cub, in the last picture. But I hope you haven't decided yet because I have a pattern in mind, if I can find it I'll post a link. 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 8 hours ago

Morning all!  Checking in.  Wild start to the week.  I'll catch up later on reading.  Hope everyone is doing well.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 10 hours ago

good morning.  It's overcast but doesn't feel like rain and it doesn't feel like it's gonna be too hot.  

Carol the silhouette says baby bear cub to me.  The nine patch is cute but looks very like teddy bears heads.  The other bear heads might look less teddy-ish but with fewer bears.  Anyway, who chooses blue and grey for a bear theme?  Bears are brown or black or white or white and black. 

Here's hoping Chocolate survived his sandwich.  Don't you just hate it when you eat without considering the consequences?

Comment by Barbara S/IL 11 hours ago

Yes, at the virtual parties, we are all very happy, carefree and able to do anything we dream of being able to do. There are no limitations in the virtual world. Time to rev up the brooms.

Hope you are able to kick that virus soon, rita, but don't kick it this way, please.

I hope we get a little rain today. It is cloudy. The weather gods sure made the weather girl look bad last night to the west of here. she predicted very little rain and no bad storms for that area. They had lots of lightening and thunder and up to 6" of rain.  She's cute though.

Whee, Thel. Sounds like your freezer will be full again. What a haul. One of the food pantry gals at church, plays in the bell choir. She encouraged us to take a zucchini home. I took one; it's only about 18' long and 5' across. lol It should make a lot of zucchini bread. I don't remember what the Italian name is for the big squash but it definitely qualifies.

I got tomatoes canned yesterday. Then I was able to cut out the pieces for two of the Grandma's Kitchen blocks. I should get them sewn together this morning or afternoon. I know that quilting is therapy for me, too, Froggie. 

That is a hard decision to make, Rita. Bet that dog gets lots of lovin' in the next few days.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 11 hours ago

Great "bear" ideas.  Her brain must be spinning with ideas.  

I'm planning for today to be a productive day of food prep and cupboard organizing.    AND of course I need to do some tidying up for the party tomorrow evening and get out all the extra recliners.  We need to party in comfort~!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 11 hours ago

Here are a couple of images I found that may help, Carol. I entered 'circus bear quilt' in my search, There are lots of ideas there.

Comment by Kim Webb 12 hours ago

Good morning,

Another late night last night. Had bowling first. Got home at 11:15, got into bed at midnight and had an ambulance call at 12:03. We didn't have to transport, but still takes time for on screen treatment and then paperwork.

Today is packing day and then we are leaving early tomorrow morning. I prepped some of the JB mystery quilt yesterday and I might try to get another step cut out today and might try to sew it while in the car.

Carol, I am going to be different and say I like the top bear quilt the best and I really like what Carol Ann did with the bear panel with the bear family. The others are cute but look like teddy bears to me. 

Rita, hope you and Finn are feeling better. That is a very hard decision that DD has to make. We have never had to make that decision.

Woohoo a new chair for Mr. Bullfrog. Hope the surgery goes well.

Wow Thel. You really filled up your stocks yesterday. Good for you. Lots of good things. Very nice.

Well, time to get something done today. Have some errands to run and need to get a few snacks for the drive to Florida.

Have a great day ladies.


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