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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, 2018. 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:A few…Continue

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Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada on August 4, 2011 at 2:06pm

Lou Ann your story made me cry.

My friends that had that many children are husband and wife!

No I do not worry about the threads from a rag quilt. But now that you have mentioned it maybe I should.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on August 4, 2011 at 12:46pm

You crack me up, the way to make your points on flannel sharp is to not use points on flannel quilts! Yahoo!

Oh what a great story, Lou Ann! Thanks to your family! Yeah!

I hope Anne is out buying me a pretty piece of blue fabric. Sky blue. I didn't get my order in before she left, but I bet she buys me a great piece. And some Almond M&M's. They would be delicious right now.

Inside, not out, they would melt all over everything outside.

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Jennie Steward on August 4, 2011 at 12:43pm

Roz...I should have known you wouldn't be interested in a nice soft pink! LOL  Bright yellow it is!

I forget who asked now, but I have only made two flannel baby quilts.  I washed both fabrics beforehand so it wouldn't shrink up too much later on.  The flannel does feel like it is "sliding" through the machine as I sew so I just hang on to it.  I don't know of any special tricks of the trade for flannel.  I just love how soft it is once it is washed!

Lou Ann...what a wonderful story!  You are so right about how a loving Foster Parent can change lives.  I know there are many out there that are in it for the money only and are not good foster parents, but there are just as many who really love those kids.  Somehow we never hear those success stories.  I guess it doesn't sell like the bad stories do.

Comment by Lou Ann Brach/MD on August 4, 2011 at 12:05pm
Yes maam!
Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on August 4, 2011 at 11:55am

Diane:  When you say you have friends who fostered 875 children, are you talking about 2 friends who live together?  or are you talking about dozens of friends who live in many different households? 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC on August 4, 2011 at 11:53am

Wow, you've been a bunch of Chatty Cathys today.  Almost three pages while I was out plying my trade.

Dianne:  What a pleasure Luke must be, expecially as you won't have to worry about the Terrible Twos or puberty.  He's a very lucky little fella.

Don't get me started on foster care stories.  Most of mine are horror stories.

Rosalind:  Don't forget to shop on-line.  You're bound to find all the pink you could ever use.


Comment by gardengirl/VA on August 4, 2011 at 11:15am

What a darling baby, Diane!  He's lucky to have you to help him out in life!


Comment by Lou Ann Brach/MD on August 4, 2011 at 10:19am

Do you want to hear a wonderful story about a foster child? I consider her my sister! Her father was a policeman, shot in the line of duty, and mom ended up in a mental inst. My folks were asked to take at least one of them. They talked about taking the 2 girls, but already had 3 children, so only took the oldest girl. She owes her life to my parents as they raised her as their own. Her sister ended up losing her children from neglect and has never amounted to anything. Her brother went to jail at 16, and the last anyone knew of him is when he escaped from prison in the 70's. This was all documented by a terrific chief of police in Lincoln who was trying to put the story of the policeman killed in the line of duty together. Anyway, my sister is now in her late 80s, raised 2 girls to be wonderful parents, so she has 2 grandchildren and 2 greats. We are the best of friends - her entire family!

Diane, that is the difference that a foster family can make! I just couldn't keep it in anymore. I had to share the story and let you know just what a difference you are making! He is precious and you are starting him off in the way a child should be started - lots of love and cuddles!!!

Comment by Pepper Smith on August 4, 2011 at 10:06am
He is adorable Diane and what fun to have a baby in the house to cuddle. When we were foster parents the youngest ones we ever got were about 2.We never seemed to get girls either till the last case we did we had 2 little girls and her brother.
Comment by Roz on August 4, 2011 at 9:53am
ok, so coincidentally, this morning work brought me to the same town our LQS resides and I stopped in to check on baby fabric.  I think my mistake was to look at the panels first. They all seem to be very muted,  retro, nothing adorable...that screams "cute baby girl in the house!!"  Nothing spoke to me.  That made me notice that a lot of fabric lines coming out are so muted;  Christmas stuff is all dark and brown...only fun one (and I bought the panel) was the Grinch.  Anyway...didnt see anything there...will try Joann's later today.  I'm thinking YELLOW! (instead of pink)

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