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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. 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

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 June 25, 2010 at 10:56am
PLEASE no Miracle Whip. Let's stick with good old Hellman's (called something else west of the Rockies). Carrot salad has a dab (or two) of sour cream, and no marshmallows (let's save them for the 'smores), and no pineapple (which we can save for the carrot cake with cream cheese icing). Anyone have any idea what to do with fresh beets with gorgeous greens? My neighbor subscribes to an organic veggie club, but she doesn't cook so she gave me the beets and she expects a taste.

Froggie: Now you know why my clients kids get put in foster care. You'll have to explain depreciation to me. Oh, never mind. I've done without it all these years; I'll get along without it now.

bikinis? very funny.
Comment by Kit Rosskamp (TN) on June 25, 2010 at 10:36am
My books came today! What fun. Can't wait to get started.

Carrot salad sounds great. I haven't had any in a long time. We'll make sure to have some potato salad without eggs and radishes. I have never had radishes in potato salad and would never have thought about using them.

Past bikini days -- I was never in bikini days. The more I cover up the better I am. Kit
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on June 25, 2010 at 7:08am
That is just too funny, Pepper! I love red hair. My first friend Lolly's hair is red, and my wonderful MIL's was red, too.
Yeah MaryAgnes, I will bring the fireworks. You have to tell the newbees that I am harmless, I just go off on a tangent sometimes, and nobody knows where it comes from. I'm just having fun, that's all.
How sweet, Kit! Kids are funny. I gotta get a card, my DD's fiancee's birhtday is the 5th. Just don't laugh at me in my suit, I love swimming, but lets say the bikini days are long gone.
WHAT! Tried to bring fireworks into the courthouse? What was she thinking?
That's a lot of stuff to put in potato salad, Diane. We just put the celery, onions, egg, vinegar, potatoes, mayo and mustard, and salt and pepper. I think thats it. My SIL makes great potato salad, so does my DH.
OK, here is a thought from another CT group- If you can depreciate your fabric, you have lots of free projects sitting in your closet! I think this is a great idea, I have lots of fabric aging in the closet. It should be fully depreciated by now. Sorry, I am an accountant, and quite the geek. OK I better run, I have to leave to get my ID card renewed in a bit, and then go grocery shopping. Yuck.
~Hopppy quilting~
Comment by Mari/WA on June 25, 2010 at 7:05am
Oregon has stricter laws than WA (or at least they used to) with firworks and frequently people would buy and take illegal fireworks from WA to OR.

My Mom use to make a carrot salad with carrots, miracle whip, marshmallows, pineapple and raisins. It was good as an adult but didn't like it at all as a child.
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on June 25, 2010 at 6:49am
Gee I thought up North was Canada. We would be arrested if we tried to take them across the border.Guess Mary Agnes would miss the party as she would be with Francine and I in Court![LOL]
My family puts celery, peas,green onions, egg and Radishes in potato salad. And of course Miracle Whip and salt and pepper.I dislike radishes immensely and am allergic to eggs ao that is why I asked for them to be left out if possible.Some people also put red and green peppers in too.
The carrot salad sounds great.
It is a gorgeous day here. I have one meeting and then I hope to be able to quilt the rest of the day.
Hope everyone has a good one.
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on June 25, 2010 at 6:10am
Fireworks are illegal up north unless you happen to be a professional fireworks company like the ones who do the spectacular displays over the river and in Central Park to accompany the 1812 Overture. I'm always shocked when I go to VA to see road side stands selling fresh veggies and fireworks. Of course it's illegal to take them back to NY so I don't. Lots of people do and you can buy them from guys who hawk them on Canal Street (Chinatown) to passing motorists around appropriate holidays. Had a client once who bought some on her way back to Court after lunch. She nearly got arrested when she tried to bring them into the Courthouse!! See why I'm surprised when I win a case?

I've never heard of radishes in potato salad, only with butter and salt. I was all growed up before I learned about eggs in potato salad. Can't say I understand the eggs. Why not just make egg salad? Last summer I made a carrot salad from an old edition of Joy of Cooking. Every last morsel was gone. There's something about food from years ago that gives us comfort. Maybe I'll bring another carrot salad to the 4th party.

Have a good day everybody.
Comment by Mari/WA on June 25, 2010 at 5:26am
Mary Agnes ~ I'm also curious about the fireworks and the South. Do they have special ones??? Hey, Congrats on winning your trial!!! Wow, three days without Gifty or Summer School ~ bummer, lots of reading.

Kit ~ My DDIL was born Dec 31st and her parents told her every year all the NY's Eve fireworks were for her birthday. She was devastated when she found out they weren't. I think her parents might have took it too far. She still grumbles about it today.
Comment by Kit Rosskamp (TN) on June 24, 2010 at 9:45pm
Oh yes, we will have fireworks. The stands are beginning to sprout up on every street corner. My DGS1 was born on July 4th and he thought that all the fireworks were to celebrate his birthday until he was at least 5 - now he will be 23. Remember to bring your bathing suits so we can all get into the pool. Such fun. Kit
Comment by ranchmom/OR on June 24, 2010 at 9:40pm
Oh Pepper your DGD is darling and I love the red hair, my Mom had red hair, never knew for sure where she got it. Nobody else has red hair. Now her hair is a beautiful color of white.

Hi all you Newbees, yes DH ranchdad was found and we went to town today to get all the parts for the haying equipment, I even got him to stop at the lqs I was nice to him only got basting spray and basting safety pins.

MaryAgnes glad you are going to make to the 4th celebration we are going to have such a good time giant s'mores, potato Salad ( some with out eggs and radishes for Diane) Diane I didn't know they put radishes in potato salad? I may have to try it the only thing growing in my garden is radishes!! Oh and MaryAgnes why does some one from the south have to bring the fireworks?
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on June 24, 2010 at 2:32pm
I can't believe how chatty you all have been, and we haven't started yet. And all the Newbees!! I just hope Froggie doesn't scare you off. I spent three days on a trial that should have taken an hour, so my whole week is thrown off. Won the trial, so I guess it's worth it except it's taking forever to catch up with all of you. I promise I'll relax at the July 4th celebration. I hope some of you southerners will bring the fireworks.
 

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