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Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2016 holiday season!

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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 Mari/WA on July 8, 2009 at 11:48am
Linda ~ I think we were pretty stylish in the 70s. Not so much now. That is so cool what you did with your Mom's clothes too. How dear of you to do that for your family!

Jackie ~ I LOVED Ruth Buzzi. I had her "sounds" down to a fine science. She was so fun to watch and Arte Johnson as the "dirty ol' man" was a riot. Oh, I remember those zippers now. I forgot about that. It was at that time that the invisible zippers came out and I used them a lot.

Welcome Katherine!
I'm glad you are joining us. Yep, I think most are waiting for their books to arrive to get started on their projects. A few are posted now above though and the two discussions will help in giving you some direction as to how this Quilt Along works! I'm so glad you joined us!

Carol ~ I remember my Mom ALWAYS waring me about pressure cookers. She was so scared of them that she wouldn't have one in her possession! I can imagine how awful the mess was from that potato soup! Good grief. If it took days to clean it up by the last day it must have been like dried glue!

Good Morning QuiltMom! So glad you are joining us! Take a look at the two discussions above for helpful hints and direction. I'm so happy you joined us! I bet you have some wonderful memories too to share.

Carol ~ CT usually doesn't participate in IQF as a vendor. We have people who attend from time to time but not sponsor a booth. Wow, you are a busy girl! Phew! You wear me out reading the list!

Katherine ~ I wish we had more pics to show for you! I might have to sit at the sewing machine this weekend so i can post something! Its so invigorating to see finished projects from everyone!
Comment by Katherine/WA on July 8, 2009 at 11:21am
Goodness Mari, it makes me tired reading it...lol. Good for you though. I have several projects just need to get one picked up and finished! Thanks for the warm welcome and looking forward to more posts and pictures.
Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on July 8, 2009 at 8:52am
Mari, Will Connecting Threads have a booth at International Quilt Festival Houston in October?
Katherine,
If all of you are like me, you are working on more than one thing at a time!
I am working on a paper pieced miniature quilt. It has 52 - 2 inch blocks with 10 pieces to each block. When I am finished and put on the borders and binding, I will have a 12' X 12' finished quilt. I am also working on a One Block Wonder quilt. They are called Kaleidoscope quilts. I have completed my kaleidoscope hexagons and will begin working on the tumbling blocks that are added to them. It is very interesting! I am also working on Secret Sister Blocks, 1 per month, a Round Robin for Round Robin's Nest, 25 Christmas Blocks for a Bee exchange, 45 signature blocks for a guild retreat in August and 2 seperate Blocks of the month. I'm tired, just writing it all down! Carol
Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on July 8, 2009 at 8:46am
Linda I'm waiting for my books to arrive so I can start sewing.Then knowing me I'll have lots to say!
Welcome Quiltmom.
Comment by Quiltmom/NV on July 8, 2009 at 8:41am
Good Morning - I just joined this group. It sounds like it will be fun. Now I just need to get started.
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on July 8, 2009 at 7:52am
Carol,
I always wondered what would happen if you took the lid off the pressure cooker before releasing the steam. I bet she was a strong girl, those lids were hard to get off, and I bet it was really hard with all that pressure. I bet the potato soup all over the place was ugly.
We sure haven't been talking about our projects much lately, have we Katherine? We should be getting around to them soon, as soon as we get back from the 70's.
Happy quilting!
Comment by Katherine/WA on July 8, 2009 at 7:31am
I was looking to join your group to get see some ideas for gifts and I just finished reading the last 6 or 7 pages of posts thinking it would be mostly project hints and ideas and to my delight the stories took me back to my own childhood. The styles of the 60's and 70's were like no other for sure. Especially the Neru shirts. Thanks for the memories and the smiles this morning.
Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on July 7, 2009 at 7:40pm
You all made me remember some great old memories. I remember one day in Home Ec. we were fixing potaot soup in pressure cookers. One girl tried to take the lid off before releasing the pressure and POW. She was not hurt, but we were cleaning up potato soup for several days! Carol
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on July 7, 2009 at 6:31pm
Oh, yeah, Jackie, and the zipper was huge and meant to show. With a huge pull, probably a circle. You were a groovy chick.
One ringey dingey, two ringey dingey....
Happy quilting!
Comment by Jackie Orton on July 7, 2009 at 5:03pm
Sharyn, you beat me to the punch with the Laugh-In comment...and Linda I was going to remind you to use GROOVY, but you got in there before me on that one, too. Wasn't Laugh-In great? Loved Arte Johnson as the dirty old man and Ruth Buzzi as the old lady. Plenty of bright colors and FLOWER POWER!! My dress was bright blue with multi-colored flowers. The full length zipper was in the front and went to the top of the collar that could either lay flat if unzipped a couple of inches or be a wide stand-up collar if zipped up all the way. It was my favorite!!
 

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