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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.

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LAP QUILT FOR MARY AGNES

Started by Cindy. Last reply by Cindy 15 hours ago. 97 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:…Continue

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Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 5 hours ago

Thel, love that doggie in the window quilt!  That's what I'm calling it.  Too adorable!  That paw print border really set if off!

Well we should have a HOT day today, reaching between 88-91, then cold front tomorrow will knock us back down to the upper 70s.  YAY!  I need to do some laundry and it might be a good day to hang out clothes, but I need to check out how wet the ground is first after irrigating yesterday.

Barbara, not sure how the EPIC deals with registration marks on design, so I had thought of just doing the whole embroidery thing for the cross hatching, keeping it in hoop for the button designs.  The video from SewSweetness (Sara Lawson) shows that her train box has pockets on the inside panels.  I think she made hers a makeup bag. I need to go add the embroidery unit to the machine.  Perhaps then I'll get to do some Sweet Pea Designs too. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 6 hours ago

Good morning.  It's sunny and bright and warm out.  Now it's spring.  

Thanks for much for the compliments on the doggie quilt.  I'm working on the backing now.   I'm not exactly sure how I'm gonna do the fundraiser yet but I do know I plan to keep the quilt in my possession and figure out the raffle.  With the previous quilt showing it off and talking it up languished constantly because no one took the time.  At shows they wouldn't even bother to try to show it off, just folded up on a chair with a sign saying raffle tickets for sale.  It was ridiculous.   I'll figure out something.  

Time for some more coffee and sunshine !

Comment by Cindy 15 hours ago

Finally caught a few minutes to log on. Will go back and read the past posts in a while. First though want to say what an awesome quilt, Thel. It should raise a good sun for the rescue group. The border is perfect.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 16 hours ago

Spectacular job, Thel!  You're welcome.  Make $$$!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 17 hours ago

That looks fabulous, Thel!!! That should bring in a lot of money for the rescue. Give it a long running raffle time to get as much money brought in as possible.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 19 hours ago

Thank you beyond words Carol Ann.  I think this will be a wonderful way to raise funds for the rescue group.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 19 hours ago

Quiet day here today.  Wonder what everyone is up to.   

I have the doggie top completed.  Now to finish creating the backing.  I think it's a nice lap quilt size at 48" x 60".  I'm excited to be making such progress. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

I used to love margaritas Marilyn, but don't think they'd be the same without all the yummy alcohol.  I must admit we used to have parties where THE hit was my margaritas.  They were always what our guests wanted.  I was good at it.  

Those little lady bug looking things sure can be a nuisance.  I don't look forward to them showing up here, if I recall not only do they stink when you squish them but they bite.  

When dad was living with my nephew he went to regular adult day care to give them a break.  It was very good for them all.   I wish my sis had that option in her area cause she could do with a break.  

Getting the fresh goods is definitely a plus.  My fridge is well stocked because of them being available.  

I've got another thing crossed off my list.  Yahoo !! Slow and steady.  

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Mary Alice there are registration marks in the design. I don't k now about the Epic. My Brother has a camera that we used to line up the design with the registration mark.

I got a couple of the blocks that BH had in the recent Quiltmaker mag. made. It's been popping up all over FB and is really cute. Then I made some more Dresdens. The kit has stacks of 20 fabric wedges that are each a different fabric. I'm trying to put each block together a little differently and there are leftover wedges in each stack. Not sure how that will work out. Maybe there will be enough to do corner blocks with those.

DS let those of us who are going on the Bourbon Trail trip next month that there has been a lot of Hep A in the area. He recommended that we get vaccinated for that. My Dr. agreed so I'll get step one tomorrow and have the booster in about 6 mos. Who'd a thunk travelling in the USA would require vaccinations?

My daffodils are about to bloom. Yay!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Agnes, it could be the gasket close by.  I also know mom had the habit of just turning pump off by pecan trees and it would suck up all those hard black pecan shells that cover pecan while it grows.   I know that there's a flap that's supposed to close when pump is turned off and keep water at the top.  So I should only have to flip switch on and the pump starts.  It no longer does that.   I know that water well has been on the property for over 30 years now.  I don't want anyone messing with it for fear that it could cave in, and the county is no longer allowing the wells on residential property if there is city water available.

Mom is scheduled to go the senior community pantry tomorrow, or I can take her into the city on Wednesday.  They tend to give more fresh foods to seniors in the city, along with some meats. Here in the local community one they mostly give out canned goods, which we rarely use at all. 

Ants are the worst! On our first irrigation of the yard, we flooded a huge nest, there were 1 inch red ants everywhere.  I had to spray the hose down before we could lift it and move it elsewhere.

I've never had pineapple chicken on rice.  Strange combo to me.  I love pineapples  freshly cut up and in the fridge. Makes a cool and refreshing snack. I'm eager to go try some cantaloupe and watermelon too. 

Mom doesn't like strangers in the house, and she doesn't like to visit anyone for more than 45 minutes.

 

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