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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 Barbara S/IL on Tuesday. 8 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 Barbara S/IL 15 hours ago

Sorry the link didn't work. He must have it protected. It works for me. 

Sophie seems to feel a little better today. At least she wants to eat treats. 

Mary Agnes, that does seem strange. Makes you wonder who's idea it was that Chou shouldn't come. Oh well. Their loss.

Marilyn, it sounds like a beautiful wedding. Sorry for the bad news though. Yes, we HATE cancer.

.Froggie the CC almost choked when the tech told me the total. Sophie's worth it though.

Hope I can get those little blocks done today. I managed to get the kitchen floor scrubbed while it's still cooler outside after the t-storms this morning. It's taking forever to dry.

Thel your globe is great.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 17 hours ago

Good Morning, Gifties.  Another hot one in Gotham, but still not as hot as a lot of you.

Got a call last night from Charles to tell me Candy doesn't want Chouchou in the store because she's afraid he'll bite someone.  I think it's because he is so much cuter than her dog and much better at interacting with people.  Call was almost 9:30.  Am I silly to think that's an odd hour on a Friday (or any) evening to get a call that's not an emergency from a boss?

Marilyn, it sounds like a wonderful wedding. What a shame about Hank's daughter. Big quilty hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery.

Great snow globe, Thel.

Even funnier than making that big dent, Froggie, is pulling from your stash and realizing you need one or two more fabrics to make it work perfectly so off to the LQS.

Sure hope Sophie is well.  Nicole's Sophie is doing just fine. She's adorable and loves loving but isn't a particularly good walker; she'd rather be carried.

Sweet family portrait. 

Comment by Marilyn L. yesterday

Hi All!  Been sorta out of  touch the past week. We went to Rockford, IL last weekend for a wedding. The Japanese Gardens was a beautiful setting for an evening wedding. The reception was the following day at the bride's parents home. An informal cookout. The weather turned out mild and perfect.

But, sadly, we also learned that Hank's daughter, and mother of the groom, has lung cancer. She has already had one round of chemo and will start the next one on the 31st.  So far, she is holding up pretty good. She waited till the middle of this week to tell her sons as she had not wanted to spoil the wedding.

It's hard to be so far away when you want to be more helpful. But she is handling things pretty well so far. We are only a few hours drive away if she needs us. And she has a wonderful boss who is like an old mother hen to her....it it's a guy!  Also a couple of good close friends.

So, understandably, we have both been a bit distracted this week. It's good to get out with my quilting friends and DH with his bowling buddies. You can all join me in saying "We Hate Cancer!"

Hurray to Mary Agnes on the job so far. Neat that you can take Chou with you some days.

Thel, congratulations on the new great nephew. What a sweet little chubbie cheeks!  And a wonderful pic of that special family.

Been cutting fabric for a couple of different projects in the works. I did download the first two projects above and maybe, someday, I will get to work on them.  I keep telling myself...NO NEW FABRIC....but I don't listen very well. LOL!

Off now to watch a little t-v and then to bed early as we have roofers coming at the crack of dawn to do the house and garage. I can't imagine how these guys work in this oppressive heat and humidity.  DH went out and bought a bag of ice and bottled water so we could give it to them tomorrow.

Storms still in the forecast here, but it looks like it may all stay north of us.  Hope you get some needed rain Barbara.  But, like you mentioned, it doesn't seem to scare off the beetles.  A neighbor has one of those traps out in the yard...it is so full that it is almost touching the ground! UGH!

Night all!.............

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

That pic was while she was still in the hospital yesterday.  I'm not sure on all the bracelets.  BUT I know one is a bar code that Kegan has on too to match mama and baby,  one is for allergies,  ones is just the regular info...........not sure beyond that. 

Darn,  the goat video didn't work for me Barbara. 

Finally making progress on my snow globe.  I have some hand sewing to do.  It's all "me just winging it" so the quilting isn't perfect lines,  but I don't care. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Silly Chou, deciding he can pee on fabric. Luckily, Chocolate doesn't do that. He does pee on the patio, the first thing he sees when he goes outside, though. 

I love your weather today, Mari! We hit 102 today. Yuck. Have fun with the designs. I will have to check out the catalog when it comes, I love your designs. 

I will come help you pick, Rita. I don't usually buy raspberries, but I do like them. 

Isn't it funny when you think you will make a big dent in the stash, and then you can't even tell? Oh boy, maybe we just need to eat more raspberries. 

What a great family pic, Thel. Carlena is gorgeous. Why does she have so many hospital bracelets? Good grief, isn't one enough anymore? 

I hope SOphie feels better after all these meds, Barbara. I could hear the cash register ringing up the bill. I crack me up. Darn, I can't see the video. FB says it's not available right now. 

I met DGS2 to buy groceries, it wasn't too bad. Not very crowded, and I just pushed his cart and told him where stuff on his list was. DGS1 made the list, and DGS2 grabbed stuff he saw that he wanted. He did a good job, not too much junk food. And it cost less than I expected. Then, I hopped in the swim spa for a while. And I went through more fabric and patterns. He's going to come back probably tomorrow or Sunday and move furniture. I need to be ready for the move, so there's somewhere to put the bed and things. ANd I still need to clean off the table that we are going to move in the new quilting room. I don't have an easy answer to my needle breaking yet. I need to look at my book some more. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Let's see if this works.


It's the video of the Mountain goat.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Thank you Barbara. 

Poor Sophie,  hopefully the meds will kick in and she'll feel better.  It's so hard cause they can't tell us how they feel.  

What a wonderful experience for Sven.  Can't wait to see pictures. 

I envy Mari's weather too.  It's DOWN to 105° now.   This has gone on for days.   Egads.  This is not normal for mid-Missouri. 

Back to working on my snow globe. 

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

What a beautiful family photo Thel.

I think my stash procreates overnight...every night. LOL Of course my CC card is to blame. i think they're in cahoots. And then that Mari keeps designing adorable quilts and projects so she's to blame, too. Hee Hee It couldn't be my addiction to fabric could it?

Well, Soph and I are home from her Vet visit. No definitive diagnosis but the Vet and techs could tell she didn't feel well. So she had some fluids and is on anti nousea and antibiotics. She might have a little infection because her white cells were elevated. Her x-rays showed a minimal change in her lungs but no bowel blockage. Hopefully these meds will do the trick for her. She did actually eat a treat when we got home that she wouldn't eat this morning. So that's a little improvement already.

Sven has been posting some really beautiful Glacier National Park pictures. The animals there must be very used to hikers. He posted a video of a mountain goat that walked right along the path toward him and then past him without a care. He did see a couple of bears but they didn't cause any problem. 

It's still really hot here. I'm enving your 60 degree days, mari. We may have storms again tonight. I wish t-storms would kill Japanese beetles. They are terrible around here this year. 

My raspberries are done for the summer. I might get a few later this fall again. I love red and black raspberries. I have some raspberry tea in the fridge. Yum.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

I'm pretending to be Agnes and following my own path with the project.  I sure hope it works out the way I have in my head.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

I'm making progress on my snow globe,  might have a picture later.   Woohoo. 


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