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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. 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:…Continue

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Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Emmm meatloaf and asparagus sound delicious to me.  Hmm maybe I need to make a meatloaf,  I do have fresh asparagus too.    There's so much delicious food in this house right now.  

A great friend was shopping at Lowes and got me more soil.  I did play with the garden some and then they dropped off the soil.  It was getting dark and started to rain,  so more fun getting it organized tomorrow.  Boy what a garden I'm gonna have !    Yup, I figure just topping it off and adding nutrients for next year.    I got romaine but no other lettuce available so got seeds.  Wonder if I'll be able to get those to GO.    I'm excited to get out there tomorrow and finish my placement and planting. 

It's awesome that you and hubby have decided to be there for your grandbabies Kathleen.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury yesterday

You could be right about that student, Mary. It just struck me as a defiant look.

Have fun in Kentucky, Barbara.

Good that you're getting that MRI to see what's what, Mary Alice.

And, Mary Alice, that's why I watch my grandbabies. My daughter and her husband both work. If they put the babies in daycare, one of the two incomes would be just to pay for that service. And my husband said he would rather they not be in daycare until they are old enough to speak up for themselves, should something happen, like if they were being treated badly. So as long as we are able, we watch them.

Thel, my husband and his brothers remember visiting grandparents in another state when they were younger. They always enjoyed it. I only knew one grandmother, from the "old country". She lived upstairs to one of my aunts and came to our house often. My dad lost his parents before he got married I believe. And I never knew my grandmother's husband. Maybe I was an infant when he passed; I'm not even sure.

Sounds like you had a great time Froggie. Let's see pics of the projects!

Thel, at least you know for next year how much you will need to get started again. Or maybe you'll only need to add to it. I'm not sure how those elevated gardens work.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Hey Froggie............been 'hopping' around anxiously waiting to here all the excitement from you.    Sounds like it was great !  Yah for DD and will be wonderful to see DGS.  

I've got the soil in the garden now and came up a little short......grrrrrr.......     who knows when I'll be able to get more, so I figure guess I'll start planting.   Makes me so darn mad !!!  But it shouldn't cause I was just guessing at how much I'd need.  

Comment by Kim Webb yesterday

Welcome back Froggie!!! Glad you had a great retreat. Sorry you got hacked though.

Making meat loaf for dinner with fresh asparagus from the garden. I made potato salad this morning along with a macaroni salad with tiny shrimp in it. 

I have qualifying on for the Indy 500. Should be a great race  next weekend.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) yesterday

Howdy, I am home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEs, I done been hacked over ta FB. Sorry about that. Stupid-rude-moron-idiot-that-should-use-his-brains-for-good. 

We had so much fun, met lots of people, made some great projects. My last project was some paper piecing. Now to pull the papers out of the fabric. That's no fun. I'm glad to be home again and with DD1. She did a good job of keeping up the house this weekend. Cooking and taking her dad out. DGS2 is coming over for dinner, we are cooking spaghetti. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Very well said Mary.

Comment by Mary/Tewksbury MA yesterday

You make it sound like women working outside the home is the root of all evil.  Most women who work do it to put food on their tables, clothes on their kids backs, and heat in their homes. They're not eating fancy meals and living a life of leisure.  Being a parent is the hardest job in the world but there's little support and no requirements before that baby is born.  Women have to support women.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO yesterday

Good afternoon !   The day started out raining, but the rain has stopped and it's just overcast now and 69°.  Perfect weather for continuing work on my garden.  Yup got everything I wanted at Lowes and then some.  I think I'm gonna have a pretty full garden.  

Your weather sounds annoying Mary Alice.  I hope you enjoy your time with Cathy and that your MRI goes well for you.   Emmm cheesy broccoli soup and loaded tater.  I think I'll sneak into your pocket. 

We kids used to go to gram & gramps for summer visits.  We just loved it.  First we'd go to VT and spend a couple weeks with paternal grands. We used to have such fun, they lived by a river,  yahoo........and lots of cousins around too.  Then to grands in NH for a couple weeks.  Boy was it awesome.  

Time to get busy !

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on Sunday

Kathleen, my last few years teaching saw many changes in students.  They no longer seem to respect teachers much, and I saw many treat their parents with little respect as well.  It's very disheartening to see the changes occurring with our youth today.  Perhaps it's all those video games, or TV programs parents allow kids to watch, as they shove them to the side and let social media babysit their kids.  I know 2 parents working in the household find themselves overwhelmed and tired, but there has to be some sort of middle ground to raise kids in a nurturing loving home, rather than setting them before the TV or Internet for entertainment while parent relax. And some parents weren't any better as they bullied their kids at parent teacher conferences and called them Burros (donkey), or how Spanish speaking people refer to people being dumb and stubborn.  They threatened to take away everything the kids found fun until grades went up.  I told parents that spending time with the kids and being involved in helping children with homework allowed them to see what their child was doing and spend some quality time with them as well.  It allowed the child to see that education was important to parents. I also told parents that they were their child's first and most important teacher.  Everything a child learned to respect and value would come about from how their parents raised them.  

Sometimes I wonder if daycare and preschool are really good choices.  My cousin for example has no job, she's a stay home mom.  But she enrolls them in everything possible to have some free time to herself, or dumps them at grandma's house in the summer.  I sure don't recall being taken care of anyone but my mom and dad.  We were never left with grandparents or family without my mom or dad being present. 

I know in order to survive most family need two working incomes nowadays, and we must find a safe and suitable way to raise young without destroying basic morals and values that our world so desperately needs.  And this also involves respecting all life forms in our world.  Too much violence nowadays.

Ok, enough said,  Off my soapbox.  

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza on Sunday

Hello all!

Wow, so much to catch up on!

Love your blocks Barbara!  I haven't found time to start mine yet at all.  I'm annoyed by that.  I did download the hexies and some other goodies from Sweet Pea.  I'm still working on the kitty table runner when time allows.

It's awful and windy here, so I'm taking a day off from yard work.  Will do some laundry and work on my Stitcher's Garden block.  Only 3 more classes to go before we put it together.  They'll be offering Stitcher's Garden 2 after this one is over.  I've been debating whether to do it or not, but it's the only time once a month I get out to enjoy lunch out, sew, and enjoy company of quilters.  Mom always goes everywhere with me, I just pack her wordsearch puzzle book and pencils, plus a snack and water.

Barbara, enjoy Kentucky.  Sounds wonderful to go looking at horses in horse country.  I know I love passing by the horse ranch here.  Baby horses are being born and they are cutest to watch as they run and play.

Tomorrow I have my MRI on my spine to see if I need spinal surgery.  My orthopedic has already told me, do spinal surgery ONLY as a last resort. He stated he would offer physical therapy to me before spine surgery.  I'm just getting this MRI done, so I know what I have to deal with currently.   I've also made another lunch date with my friend Cathy, to have lunch at McAlister's.  I love their cheesy broccoli soup and loaded baked tater. 


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