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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 Kathleen Kingsbury 21 hours ago

Aww, that's a sweet picture of Moose.

I remember taking Lucy to puppy school. We even played pass the puppies. I can't remember the kind of puppy one was but I was shocked when my fingers slipped through the long hair to a very tiny puppy body!! I was not at all familiar with being close to any dogs, let alone that tiny one. I remember some kind of a race to, that involved putting a tshirt on our dog. I think Lucy had to run to us from across the room and we had to get the tshirt on her in order to see who won the race. 

Mary Alice, why do doctors move around so much!! Just when one gets comfortable with a doctor, especially a conveniently located one, it seems they move on. I hope your mom's doctor ends up in a good location for you.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 23 hours ago

Awe, love that photo Thel!  I think Kim should get Tessa a kitten too, so they can grow up together.

Well it was a LONG day today.  Got to doctor's office.  Basically there's nothing that can be done for mom except give her pain meds when it happens.  Dr stated that most of the pain occurs the first month and them tapers off.  She stated orthopedic Dr might want a bone density test, and might offer therapy if mom could tolerate it.  The sad part is that she said she's leaving this nearby clinic in May to go into town to be closer to her mom and son.  She told me to Google her after May so I'd know where I can take mom.  Figuring that there's nothing to be done for this deteriorating of bone, and the fact that she'd need more pain pills, I'll be googling her and finding her new location.  Wouldn't it be great if she went to work where my doctor is! 

Want to sew, but my mojo is too tired.  I did get 18 sets with pinwheel blocks done for Frolic, but need to cut out more fabrics.  Actually thinking of trying some triangle paper from fat quarter shop for those HST's.  I've only got 22 more sets of 8 to do, and 7 more pinwheels.

I watched the fat quarter shop video last night.  I like her idea of using Lori Holt's Vintage Girl 2 book for layout of the Blockhead 3 blocks. I think I may just do the same.  I was trying to figure out how one would determine how many 4 inch blocks, 6 inch blocks and 8 or 12 inch blocks to make.  So I think I'll stick to just 6 and 12 inch, and just take the blocks as they come according to the layout to get those vertical rows done.

Froggie I'm sure you had a great time with Myra!  My sister doesn't sew, and she lives in Ohio, so I can't get together with her.  She left here to work with the FBI in Washington when I was 12, so she's been got a long time from here. She eventually transferred to Ohio to help her husband take care of his parents, and she worked for IRS there.  Sadly her husband passed away from colon cancer.  But she remarried again and lives in both Dayton and Cincinnati.  My eldest brother passed away at 49 (he'd be 68 this year), and that leaves my other older brother here that does nothing for us. 

Well it's almost dinner time, and I need to go figure out what's for dinner.  We went out for lunch.  Mom wasn't very hungry, so I went to McDonalds for the 2/$5 quarter pounders with cheese.

Tomorrow I take her back into town for a perm. Might have another Walmart pick up--amazing what one forgets even with online shopping.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Oh how nice to have a 'found day' Kathleen.  Sounds like you've really enjoyed it.  

The biscuits weren't WOW but they were good.  What you think Kim?   The socializing part will be awesome for Tessa.  Now that I'm not fostering I'm not sure my pups are very social anymore.  Well,  Buzz is doing well cause of the NH visits.  I'll have to work on that with Moose.  Aww geeze, maybe you should get Tessa a kitten.   I love the pictures I have of Moose with 'his kittens' the day they came home.  He's most close to Fitz to this day,  8 1/2 years later. 

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday
It is in the mid 50's here already Kathleen. It is a beautiful day for mid January.
I got all my errands done, grocery shopping done, everything put away and then had some lunch.
I looked at the grocery store for he biscuits Thel and they had them. They had blueberry ones also. I bought a tin of the chocolate chip ones to try. Maybe I will cook them up sometime over the weekend.
You are working with you dog in the class Thel. I'm not sure what this beginner class teaches but I believe it is basic commands like sit, stay, come etc. I think for us it will be to keep her socialized with other dogs after she leaves her litter and parents. They also have kitties in the home where she is that were hanging out with the puppies while we were there as well.
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

50 degrees here this afternoon! Rain is coming tonight, so they say. I was supposed to babysit, but DD2 woke up with no voice, and since she works in a call center, she didn't go in. So I took advantage of the nice weather and took a walk to the plaza to do some banking and a little grocery shopping. But now I'm tired. Either it's from the fresh air, or the fact that I already did a mile on the treadmill this morning before taking that walk. I might try to get a little nap in before dinner. 

I've been pecking away at a very small sewing project for the past few days. I think all that's left is some top stitching and a buttonhole. Maybe tonight.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Well,  this weather has really settled in.  Thankfully the ice turned to snow.  It's a very wet sticky snow - Snowman Snow - .   We probably have about 6 inches or so and it's still flurrying out.  I got Lexi cleaned off a while ago but she probably needs it again.  

I've got sauce and meatballs on a slow simmer.  The sauce base is from those toms I cooked down for days.  sure smells good.  

Your sewing get together sounds great Barbara.  And emmm on coming home to a cooked meal ready for you.  That's wonderful in the winter weather.   I agree,  the ride in the heavy sleet with no wipers sure was something.  Honestly, I did end up having to chuckle about it.  I'm not sure I'd have done it with anyone but Joe.  For some reason I just trust him and go with the flow.  

So wonderful that Tessa is going to kindergarten.  That's really special.  Do you go with her?  

The 'naked cowboy'.  Now that IS an image!  Didn't he have really great boots on tho?  

Hey Barbara.  We could have a snowman making contest.  We've got the perfect snow for it.  

OH how cool that you sent your sis the coloring/journaling Bible Barbara.  I'm so glad she's enjoying it.  I love mine.  I have numerous pages marked to color.  Often when someone shares a verse with me for encouragement I will look and see if it's a page to color and mark it.  I am enjoying writing notes about why a verse was shared and what it means to us.  

I've been avoiding looking at any fabric sales.  It's 5 weeks between paydays this month!  Gotta be aware! 

What a beautiful way to spend the morning Carol Ann.  You got a good book to enjoy while you're curled up?  

Oh yah!  Attack that gate!!! 

I'm WILL sew some today.  I will do that NOW !! 

I wanna be able to show you my SB progress today.  

Comment by Cora Hawkins yesterday

Hi from - it is still raining - Vancouver Island. 

Hi Thel....I cut the strips 2 3/4 .... crooked eyes I guess.... not too much waste!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Foggy and a little dreary here in Northern California today.  It's supposed to be that way most of the rest of the week!  Funny how this kind of weather makes you feel blue.  Dampness makes me cough for some reason, so I'm huddled up in my cozy chenille bathrobe in front of the fireplace, doin' nuthin'!  Maybe I'll get another cup of coffee --- or maybe not.  (sigh)

Are you depressed yet??  :-}

Actually, I've read two newspapers, made avocado toast, and I'm going to jump into a nice warm shower and shampoo my hair now!  Then I'm going to attack that "Garden Gate" quilt I have been avoiding all week!

Have a good Friday, everybody!

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good morning. It's foggy this morning. There was a couple of inchs of snow overnight but the temps are right around freezing so it is perfect snowman snow. It might snow again tonight. Kim it always get to me that your area is actually south of me. The flat maps always make it look like you are farther north.  

I need to go figure out if I have a cord left here for my sewing machine. I took it's cord to the sewing center as the ME cord is harder to get to. I might hae to try to get to it though after all.  I want to stitch some BOM blocks out.

Froggie I know you and Myra will have a great day. I love it when I can spend time with any of my siblings.

Thel, I sent my Sis a coloring journal Bible for her BD. I was so impressed with yours. She loves it.

There are sure a lot of fabric sales going on right now. It seems like every quilt site that sell sfabric has something at least 20% off. I am not even going to peek at it.

Have a great ne.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

I know I am lucky, Thel. I spent 20 years wishing I could spend time with Myra too! Big quilty hugs for you and your sis. Oh boy, that guy didn't do himself any favors by flying down the road when he was that mad! 

That bench pillow is sew cute, Barbara! I bet it's fun to work on, too. Yummy, ham and beans and soe cornbread with loads of butter. Yummy again. Yep, satin was pretty, lunch was good, and friends were great! If I trade her in for the new biggest and best, I will have to hold up my cardboard sign on the side of I-40. Why did the naked cowboy just pop in my head? That ain't happenin' here! 

Oh yeah, I need new wiper blades. Mine work, but they are losing their uumph. 

Training is a great idea, Kim. Chocolate didn't get any, DD2 was way too busy trying to just work and fix dinner for her kids and get their evening stuff done. Poor DD2, she never could get a break. Yep, candy is dangerous. There's probably some in the drawer in the fridge in the garage, but I don't see it, so I do ok. 

I'm not sure what time Myra will be here. She texts me when she's leaving her house, so I have at least 30 minutes warning. I suppose I should go get dressed and brush my teeth. Then I should have time to do the dishes. 

~Hopppy quilting~


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