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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 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

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 Thel in Mid-MO 11 hours ago

That is too funny Barbara.........Maybe after you ate those week old eggs you needed the spiritual ach.  Just saying.   Everyone told me to toss my week old hard boiled eggs.  

Oh forgot to say, one of my aunts passed away yesterday.  She was at home on hospice.  It was time.   BUT I'll start a funny story.  Wonder who can trump this.  She has married one of my mothers brothers as young people.  Over the years of course all family is close.  Well Uncle Les got very sick and was a real handful in his last years.  Uncle Paul (another of my mothers brothers) was a great help the whole time.....Well here's the "Say What" part.  About 6 months after Uncle Les passed Jan married Uncle Paul.  Wonder how many families that kinda thing has happened in.  

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 11 hours ago

OH MY !! 

What a beautiful picture of Ava Nicole.  She is just so sweet.  Looks like she's got lots of hair under those great head pieces.  They sure are special on here.  I didn't even know they made such beautiful choices for babies.  

Hope you're feeling better today Mary Agnes.  

I'm waiting for the landlord to arrive.  Very late last night another water pipe burst.  This time in the bathroom, the line to the sink exploded!  I got the water turned off real quick and decided not to call him out til today.  I told him it wasn't a panic cause the water was off.  He does work full time and run a farm so I try to cut him some slack.  

Now I'm gone for a while.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 11 hours ago

I've only done quilt as you go on a table runner and it was reversible. I forgot the name of the designer. (Maybe on purpose.)  Marty Michel has a method that you quilt in sections and then join with a sort of invisible seam.

I did the machine trade this morning and managed to lose one of my gloves. When I retraced my steps, someone had parked way over to the side of the space so I couldn't see if it was there. It's time to get new gloves, I guess. 

I went to the grocery store while I was in town. There was a really good sale on citrus fruits, eggs and whole chickens. All things I will use. The Chewy order was at the basement door. Most of the stuff is put away. 

I ate week old boiled eggs today. Then I had leftover meatloaf and spiritual ach for lunch. I'll let you know if there are any repercussions. LOL That autocorrect is so funny that I left it in. It's supposed to be 'spinach' not spiritual ach.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 11 hours ago

Good afternoon.  Yup, it's still cold but not below zero.  

I was looking at the cutting ruler on Sparrow Mary Alice.  It's a few inches wide with slots to move the guide along.  I'll have to find that again and see what we're talking about.  

I've learned to work around the helpers.  And sometimes I use them as an excuse for not getting a lot done.  Depends on my mood.  

Some neat little project would be refreshing Kim.  I think that's why I jump around on things.  Big things, little things, machine things, hand things.  

Thanks for the compliments on my backing. I decided to do that so I wouldn't have this little pile of blocks hanging around screaming to be used OR forgotten.


Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 11 hours ago

Guess who?

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Comment by Kim Webb 11 hours ago

Hi, I can't remember if I posted anything yesterday but I did keep up on what everyone was doing.

Another meeting last night and a mandatory department training tonight but I decided I'm going bowling instead. We have to have priorities right? I will pick up the training at one of the neighboring department's when they do it. Especially since we normally have the class in March and the Chiefs changed it this year with only a weeks notice.

I haven't ever done the quilt as you go, but find it intriguing. Good feedback from Cindy though. Something to think about.

I should find a quick project to work on this afternoon. I feel like working on something different for a little while. 

Love your backing Thel. Good use of those extra pieces.

Comment by Cindy 12 hours ago

Oops, that's Mary Alice that is thinking of the quilt as you go. Even after proof readin, it didn't catch my attention until after it posted. Silly Cindy!

Comment by Cindy 12 hours ago

Hmm, my post from four hours ago has vanished. Silly ning.

Good morning again. Mary Agnes, now this is just my opinion from past experience, but the quilt as you go is a pain. First off, getting the strips lined up, pressing under the seam allowance, then hours and hours of hand stitching. Hands hurt, not to mention the rest of your body. Then when it's together, hopefully without any puckers and all the strips are straight and smooth, you then have more hours of binding. By the time a person is finished with the quilt, if frustration hasn't goten you down, just the sheer amount of time that's been spent wrestling with the blasted thing, is enough to make a body hate the quilt and want it out of your sight. So that's my opinion on quilt as you go. Nope, I would rather put the entire quilt together, quilt it and enjoy it. 

Mary Agnes, good to hear you're doing better and glad to know they've given you some anti-inflammatory medications. A heated rice bag is my best friend on my hips, especially at night. The cold, damp weather doesn't help either. Bundle up when you have to go outside. (Which I'm sure you already do.) 

Thel, really like the last photo you posted of your pieces you sewed together wrong. It would look awesome as a larger quilt or runner. Some of our mistakes are our inner designer coming through. But honestly, with all your helpers, how do you get so much done?I

Stay warm and safe those of you in the frigid, snowy areas. Hope you warm up soon!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton 13 hours ago

Good morning, everyone.  It is cloudy here and we are expecting rain nearly every day this week.  Maybe snow at the mountain house?  Not sure yet if we are going up there this week.

I, from experience, now have a firm rule about medications.  I never take any opiod and I never take any sleep medication!  Since I found out I don't react well to anesthetics or pain killers I have avoided them.  Maybe I'm just lucky, but I have broken my arm and have had three joint replacements and ibuprophen has worked well enough.  The fear of addiction is enough for me to tough it out. I hope your pain gets better, Mary Agnes. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 13 hours ago

Mary Alice,  the only answer for your mother is "but it sure beats the alternative."


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