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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 Brumbe on Friday. 12 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 MaryAgnes/NYC on July 10, 2009 at 8:40am
Mari: Oh, those uniforms!! complete with hat and white gloves!! We were a little smarter than you. We'd just roll our skirts above our knees going to and from school. I did a career day at my high school and all the girls wanted to talk about were the rumors they'd heard about how things were in the 60's (pre-Vatican II 60's). They couldn't have cared less about growing up and becoming a lawyer.
Comment by Mari/WA on July 10, 2009 at 7:53am
Diane! Yep, it was awful to have to say I was ignorant! I hated that! It really made me study harder so I would know my lessons better and not have to say that! Now, I imagine a parent could sue for doing that to a student! I have to laugh about it though!

Gina, what a great story! Oh, I remember that paste smell too! I loved that as well! I remember putting that paste on my construction paper by the boat loads and lifting it up to my nose and taking a big wiff! Aaaahhhh! Also, putting it on construction paper and the paper color bleeding and my hands turning green! That was awsome! Oh, your poor DH and getting in trouble! I had to wear uniforms to school and if our jumpers/skirts looked a little too short the nuns would have us kneel on the floor and if our skirts didn't touch the floor we had to go home, let our skirts out and come back! I don't know why we even cared to have shorter skirts cuz it was an all girls school anyway!! Hahahaha!
Comment by Quiltmom/NV on July 10, 2009 at 7:34am
Ok here goes a 70's story, huh? Home Ec 1978, my first project was a pillow shaped like a hamburger and a purple cowl neck t-shirt with short sleeves. Oh! I was soooooo pretty when we had to wear them to school. Then Home Ec, more or less, was required of the girls, I wish it still was. My DD is in her 3rd year of Culinary in High school, so I guess I should consider myself blessed that she knows how to cook. She hasn't had a desire to step into my Therapy room yet though, her and my DH just run by the door really fast because they are afraid if I see them I will have a Honeydo for them. Memograph paper did have a great smell, what about the mint flavored ( I mean) smelling paste? lol What about your fingers turning what ever color of construction paper you were using at the time when you used elmer's glue on it. My girlfriends and I were talking this weekend about the way kids dress today in school, especially the girls, Oh my lands. Just a pair of shorts during our day would get us sent home. My DH tried to wear a white tshirt, with writing on the front, I don't remember what it said, and the nuns about flipped, he had to ride his bike home and back to change and when he did a cop pulled him over on his bike and gave him a ticket for riding his bike on the wrong side of the road. And to add to it his mom volunteered at the school then. Oh!! needless to say he was in big trouble. Well that's all for now, talk to you later. Gina aka Quiltmom
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on July 10, 2009 at 7:24am
O.K. now I am rolling on the floor with laughter at the thought of you[Mari ]saying that! I am sure at the time it was very humbling but the Mari we have gotten to know and love saying THAT! Oh my gosh!
Comment by Mari/WA on July 10, 2009 at 7:10am
Mary ~ Oh, I didn't have those experiences with memograph paper. I didn't need to scratch anything off. Yuck! I do remember the cheap yellow paper though with wood in it! Wow! How much I have forgotten! It obviously wasn't memorable!

No, I didn't have to sign my booklets but if I didn't know the answer to a question I had to say, "No Sister, I am ignorant". A humbling experience to say the least. Yes, touching fabric is soothing! Ahhhhhhh!
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on July 10, 2009 at 6:32am
Not only do I remember mimeograph (different names but same thing) paper, but it was still in use when I first started working as a secretary. You might have enjoyed the aroma but back in those days making corrections (with a razor blade of all things to scrape the ink off the paper) was anything but enyoyable.

What about the cheap yellow paper that sometimes had pieces of wood imbedded into it? Now there was an aroma. Maybe not lavendar or goats, but far more evocative of the time and of the nuns.

Mari: Did you have to sign your exams in little blue booklets with: "I do so declare"?

I love walking between two stacks or aisles of fabric and running my hands over each bolt in turn. It's particularly satisfying if odd bolts are stacked up so the textures keep changing.
Comment by Mari/WA on July 10, 2009 at 5:53am
Hey Carol! Oh, I am jealous! I love country living! I'm on the edge of city/country. I have to tell you; we have a Lavender farm out my way and I stopped by one time and she took me on a tour of her chick coup! I know, yuck! But, NO, she had lined the floor of the coup with her discarded lavendar, mostly stems and that coup has ABSOLUTELY NO smells! Unbelieveable! I agree, there is nothing better than the country to bring you back to reality! Your daughter-in-law is lucky to have you! Happy quilting!
Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on July 10, 2009 at 5:48am
Good Morning Mari, Please bottle some of that fresh smell and send me some. I live on a goat farm and could use some fresh smells once in a while. I'm kidding. I love living in the country! Even though we have lots of animal smells, the morning air is crisp and clean, and there is total peace on our little farm. My daughter-in-law goes to sleep everytime she comes out here. She says it is the only time in her hectic schedule that she feels completely relaxed. I am going to get off line for a while and try to get some quilting done today. See Ya Later! Carol
Comment by Mari/WA on July 10, 2009 at 5:28am
Good Morning Everyone! Just got to work here at CT AND got my first wafts of fresh fabric smells....... aaahhhhh! Its Friday, I'm off at 1:30 pm and my sister is coming into town and we're going to shop, shop, shop when she gets here. She's not even going to my house; she's coming straight here to CT and we'er hitting the stores right away! Wahoo!

Linda ~ my first experience with memograph smells was in first grade when Sr. Christine would bring in our little worksheets hot off the machine. They were even still wet from the ink and I LOVED that smell. I was hooked from that time forward to smells.

Carol ~ Let's just say that the smells are a PERK! I love your use of your "Fabric Workshop" for your attitude adjustments! I haven't been there in a few days and I'm sure my attitude will need adjusting soon!

Welcome Briarose! (I LOVE your name!) Gayle is right, if you love the projects above (shown in the photo window) you can pick up the book and make them along with us. We are on the July projects right now. AND, Gayle is right again, you MUST post a pic of your finished project or, you can also post a pic of your project half-way along too. What every you like! I made the place mats and the apples. Karen made the eggplant pincushion. That little eggplant is sooooo cute! In the July discussion above (just click on it) you will find a list of "ingredients" both Karen and I used to make the projects. And, don't forget, ask questions. We are all waiting to help!!!!!! The Guidelines discussion above has an outline of this Quilt Along and how it functions. Its helpful! Take a look!

Karen ~ we can go smell'in together!
Comment by Gayle/La. on July 10, 2009 at 2:29am
Hey Briarose, are refering to the ones for the July Gifty Projects? If you want to do the exact ones shown above you will need to order a book(Connecting Threads has a good supply) from somewhere. Then when you do the project you will be required by "Mari Law" to post a picture of your finished item.LOL

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