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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 Carol Ann Hinton yesterday

Good morning, everyone.  It's still a smokey day here in the valley this morning.  DH is looking up the pollution numbers on the website for air quality as we "speak".  There is no end in sight.

An acquaintance who monitors radio calls on the fire lines said that the firefighters on the latest fire to blowup, were calling for air support, for more firefighters on the line, for FOOD, and the dispatch answers were "we have nothing to send you!"  It's heart-breaking.  The winds have died somewhat, so perhaps the fires will slow down, and they can begin to get the upper hand.

I stitched down a lot of binding last night while avoiding hearing that "debate" DH was watching on the living room TV.  Glad I missed it!

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH yesterday

Thanks a bunch  - got it!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

Carol, I do have you on my spreadsheet. I will send it to you, and to you, Rita. If anyone else wants it, let me know. I know some of you have probably already set up a list. My list has twelve names, counting mine.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Yeah, I do like starching too, Alice. For applique and HST's mostly. But I don't think I would do that dip method either. Thanks for taking one for the team and testing that method for us. I crack me up. I don't know about that picture taking thing. I got the latest and greatest, It's the 11 Pro Max. Something like that. And the air pods pro. I'm a pro now. I crack me up. DGS1 said he would help me set it up this morning, but he took off. With his brother's car. Never said a thing. I don't know where his head is, but it isn't on his shoulders. And he needs to pick up his car today. It's ready. It was the battery. 

A committee of turkey vultures, Barbara? That cracks me up. I never did get around to making that snowflake quilt. It's gorgeous, I would love to find that pattern and make one. 

You crack me up, Kathleen! You have one good DSIL there! DGS1 usually just does the transfers and setup for me, but I suppose I will go look on Apple.com and find the steps to set it up and unset up the old one. 

I didn't get any sewing done this morning. I did find some more Halloween things in my stash in the bedroom. I have changed almost everything to October already. Mr. B asked me about it, and I said I am ready for October. I still have some things that are missing. I think they are in a tote in the garage. But I'm not going to look for them today. I'm going to go get in the spa, then get a shower, and on to the quilting room. That's the plan, anyway. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH yesterday

Kathleen, did you get my email   carolvickers255@gmail.com

I'd love to have a copy of that spreadsheet.  Thanks!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

New phones scare me too! I'm fortunate to be on DD1's plan and her DH knows how to load them. He's so good with a lot of stuff. I think he's a wizard or something :o)

Thel, check your personal email.

Comment by Rita Crofoot yesterday

So let me start with a big Thank you to Kathleen for doing a spread sheet for our email addresses, now we need to make us an email group then you can send stuff with one click. I had planned to do the spreadsheet but just didn't get my act together.Thanks again.

Alice's block is so pretty, and I noticed to those perfect points.

Alice keep being that squeaky wheel, unfortunately we have to fight for every bit of health care we get.

I actually got into my sewing room and cut out the components for my table runner, I am embarrassed to say first time in months that I have done anything in there that wasn't mending. I also got the little art project planned out that I will be doing with Acoth.

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

Good morning, It's another chilly one and we had a little rain shower earlier.

Kathleen, Tux was my kitty until he got so sick. I guess I didn't make that very clear.

Wow, Alice, your block is perfect. Please tell me it isn't the 3" size. I love the Tula fabrics. I sure hope the PT can continue to comefor your Mom. It sounds like they are helping. That KFC sounds so good.

Carol Ann that's just not fair that you have to deal with smoke again. I saw where Napa Valley was in real big trouble. I spent the evening watching Gudrun's Tipsy Tuesday live feed. She has been doing a series on picking fabrics for a quilt and it has been really good. 

I think the turkey vultures go south for the winter. I did see a bunch of them ( what is that called? a flock? Oh, it's called a committee) a few days ago but think they will be leaving soon. There is an Eagle that  patrols the paved road near me for roadkill. It's a beautiful bird.

Slow down Alice! You don't need to make every QA that comes along. LOL Well maybe you do. I'm not doing the Jelly Snowflake because I have that snowlake quilt that we did here n CT a few years ago. I did get the Acorn Caps quilt out that I started a few months ago. I had forgotten what step I'd gotten to before it went in the box to ripen. I need to make a bunch of hour glass blocks then I can put the blocks together. I love the fabrics that were used for the kit. You probaly have it in one of those Sew Sampler boxes you haven't opened yet, Alice.

Froggie new phones would scare me. I get mine at the US Cellular store so they can reload it for me.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

I’ve still not received word from home health care workers whether the insurance has approved their services or not??  So still in limbo.  

Talk to you all laters.

Froggie, which new iPhone did you get??  I’ve not even set up my current iPhone with that wallet information, or even taken a picture of myself to open phone up.  I just keep thinking someone could steal your picture to access everything.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza yesterday

Froggie, I was actually happy with the block myself and starching does help for a nicer block.  That being said, I don’t think I want to starch like that every time, unless I limit what I sew—which I may have to do while mom is bedridden.

I did manage to cut out the Seaside table runner pieces to which is the first Journey2Nebula. I’m using Tula Pink junior jelly roll from the Sew Sampler box.  I figure when I’m done with Nebula, I can use that and all the pieces I’ve made from Journey2Nebula to decorate my bedroom.  At least that’s the plan.

I didn’t watch the circus act either.  I passed by it to get to other channels, but that’s it. 

I downloaded some pages for Sewcialites to see what the next block is and pick out fabrics.  Maybe I can cut them out with Kimberly on Friday, and remember to use my triangles on a roll this time.

I saw Pat Sloan’s updated look for the Jelly Snowflake pattern and I do like hers a bit better.  So I need to look at what she did and check out the yardage. Still debating on downloading her October Calendar as she’s doing some cleaning of her sewing room and areas.  I’m not doing any of her QAs right now, but I do have a Christmas layer cake and background for the Perfect 10 Birthday block she’s doing. 

Like Thel and Kim, I need to get out and take care of weeds.  Soon the pecan tree leaves will fall and that’s a job to pick up!  Hopefully by then, mom’s getting the PT, OT and maybe I’ll get an NA to come daily to help her bathe, change bedsheets, etc.  That will give me time to get  out there and rake leaves.  However she’s going to receiving just OT, and PT for the next 2 months. 

Thinking of updating my current old laptop with Office 365, as support for my Office 2010 ends mid October.

Not sure what’s planned for today.  My friend Cathy should come over at 9am, but she never called last night, so who knows.  I’ll work on cleaning my sewing area in living room this morning and work on making a path for wheel chair to get mom to my bathroom this afternoon and evening once Cathy leaves for her therapy.


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