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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2014!

Wahoo! It’s almost time for our new Gifty Galore gift-making season! And, joining us this year is Anita! Yep! You have two of us to rally you, to inspire anew and create, dominate, and populate that gift-giving basket!

There are so many wonderful projects we have prepared and we just know you will love them! There is a mix of larger, weekend projects created EXCLUSIVELY for our 2014 Gifty season by IDP designers whom Anita will share, and I have smaller projects designed to accomplish in a day or less from a plethora of blog spots.

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 Anita and me!

  1. Time frame is from July 7th - December 8th, 2014 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

2014 Gifty Galore Project 4

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

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For New Gifty Members

Started by Mari/WA Jun 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Welcome to the group! I've added a FAQ for those of you who have never joined a group here on Quilt with Us before. Q: Is it too late to join?A: You can join at any time, and everyone is welcome! This quilt along group will be ongoing throughout…Continue

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Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 22 minutes ago

Hi All - I finally got a picture of a Christmas gift I made for my mom last year.  It's a two-sided pillow so it's not just for Christmas. Check my gallery if interested. I also posted a pic of some bunnies I made for my granddaughters.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 36 minutes ago

Sounds like everyone has been busy today.

Mari Ms. K is adorable. The color is very pretty.

Lou Ann you are a wonder woman. 

Mary Alice, why do you have to bring a computer to class with you? Can you just bring a USB?  Hope you've got your quilt started.

Take care All.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 42 minutes ago

Here are my recent projects. The houses are really fun to make. I think I'll do more of them. The tags are an ME project. I need to find something to punch holes in them.

Comment by Diane Gunter/Canada 1 hour ago

WOW MARI I love Miz K. She is a beaut!

Ranchmom you are so way ahead by having those pillows made for your grandchildren. Way to go!

Froggie "Red Lobster". Last time I went I lost 5 pounds. I think Fish might not agree with me.

Love the new project. I have not got one made so you can all relax. I have a wedding dress to alter first.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 2 hours ago

Mari, are you done with your trash bag for your new ride?  Did you use Neutrals or Hampton Hues???

All I've managed to do is starch my 14 FQs and 2.5 yards of background for Project 1.  Yes, I'm going to attempt to catch up, but I must say, I'm pretty slow lately.  Hoping to cut tonight. 

Froggie, I've been eyeing a Silverado with captain chairs.  But I really LOVE not having a car payment.  I have a Peaches payment instead.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

You really had a good one in Matt, Lou Ann! Great memories.

The trash bag makes me think of the thread catcher and pin cushion we made from an AG design. It used boning at the top to hold it open, and that's what I thought of for this project, too. I see this one has Peltex inside, but I may still use the boning.

DGS1 has a Chevrolet Equinox, it's a great SUV. And Mr. Bullfrog and I have the Silverado with running boards to step up on to get in. It's really high up there. Such a change from the Pontiac Grand Prix that Mr. Bullfrog lowered. It seemed like it could drive under a semi! Now I see everything, but it's even harder to park. I am parking challenged.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Lou Ann Bucheimer/MD 5 hours ago

Oh Mari, it is beautiful and I love that it is a SUV type. I had my mind made up on the make, and my daughter asked me to please try a SUV type. I did and bought it. My knees are so much better (no weight on bent knees getting in and out) and I can see more of the vehicles in the traffic. I still can't see through trucks, but I can sure see above the cars and down the road in front in back. I also love my rear backing camera. Mine is a red, but not bright. I have been toying with Ruby or Garnet for a name, but so far it is just my companion without a name, way up in above the traffic.

Thanks for all of the wishes about my marriage plight. After I divorced my first husband (I was trying to wait until Sue was out of high school, but just couldn't stand to listen to him put her down when he was home) I told people that there were a lot worse things than being single - which is what I was after 29 years of putting up! Then I met Matt, and the people in our little town (30,000 people) all got smiles on their faces when they saw us together. He was very well known, and after 4+ years on the City Council, so was I. I was the people's hero (and I wish I were there now as they just overturned something that I got accomplished years ago). Matt knew that he had heart problems and didn't think he should ask me to marry him, but I asked him if it weren't my place to make a choice. All at once he was on one knee asking me to marry him. He got a ring the next morning. Can you see me smiling? I spent the best years of my life with him!!! We had 15 years together, and not an angry word was used. He put me on a pedestal, and I loved it! For the next 9 years, I told people it wouldn't be fair to any man after the one I had had. I also used the bit about worse things than being single. My kids (mostly the daughter) convinced me that she would feel better if I didn't live alone. And look what happened. It's OK now, I'm on zoloft for a while and standing my ground. I wish I hadn't had to pay $11,000 for his deductible, but now I enjoy getting my Dr. fees, meds, etc. free. Would you call me the Pollyanna type??? :-) I even bought some fabric over the weekend and am going to make up another blazer instead of buying one. They just need to make them longer before I'll buy them again. Thank goodness I had a place to store most of them and didn't get rid of them. When you gals head for Mardens, be sure to count me in!!!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 5 hours ago

Oh ranchmom, I meant Diane. I was thinking Diane, but my fingers spelled ranchmom. I love your pillows, too, but we haven't gotten to a pillow project yet this year! It would be funny if that was today's project, and you already posted them. I crack me up.

Yes, we must listen to the attorney and her two words. PRE NUP. Have a safe trip picking up the car, MaryAgnes! A friend thought she lost her car keys when we went to lunch the other day, she was about to panic, and figured out they were in her pocket! Silly friend. I would never do that.

Oh no, Kathy, you are in trouble? Yeah, we need to see a pic of project 1.

I like my laptop, Mary Alice, and 1T of memory might just be enough for all your ME designs!

Mary, Miz K is YOU! I can see you boppin' around town in her, whipping into parking spots and hopppin' out. Your friend Kathleen sounds like a keeper! Latte! Makes me thirsty.

We just got back from wound care, then went to Red Lobster. Oh man, they have a new dish that was delicious! Grilled salmon and crab and yummy stuff. And we had a chocolate chip cookie with chocolate lava inside. Yum. No dinner for us! DGS1 is on his own tonite.

I think I will download project #4 and see what kind of fabric I can find.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Mary/ Tewksbury MA 5 hours ago

Good Monday afternoon.  Stormy this am, had a tornado in Revere which is right outside Boston.  Revere is right on the ocean and according to all the talking heads on TV it is unheard of to have a tornado that close to ocean in New England...unheard of or not, it happened.  National Weather did confirm it was a tornado, no info yet on how big.  No mention of injuries but only happened few hours ago.  Hopefully everyone is OK. Potential Jeopardy  question..what's oldest public beach in USA?? Revere Beach.  When you win final Jeopardy feel free to send me a few $S.

Welcome Karla Rae.  Where are you in Maine?  I'm heading to Searsport the end of August. 

Nice projects posted.  Your quilt came out great Rita, mine's a UFO now:( I'll get it done eventually.  Love this little project 4, I may just make this one.

Nice car Mari, good luck with her.  Love the color.  Brown seems to be back in vogue, and Kathleen's a great shade- looks like a latte.

Comment by Sheila Craft 5 hours ago

I'll take a Latte, Mari! HUH? What do you mean I have to PAY for it? LOL! Haven't seen brown cars in for-ever! Now, just bubble-wrap the interior so you don't get hurt again, please...

Mary Alice, don't get a new one if you have to go to class with it in a few weeks! Takes forever to get all your programs installed. Some may not be compatible, too. I'll have to upgrade all my Microsoft programs when I go to Windows 8. Grrr... More $$.


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