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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

Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3, 2014. 0 Replies

Clear Your CacheWhat to do: 1) Use a different browser such asFirefox 13 and 14Google ChromeInternet Explorer 8 and 9Safari 5 and 6,2) I would like you to Clear Your Cache (It’s like a memory in your browser that gets too full and can’t function…Continue

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 Carol Ann Hinton 3 hours ago

I sewed most of the day today, after paying bills, etc.  I finally finished the top of a "weathervane" block quilt that I won the blocks for at a retreat earlier the year.  When you have 20 people making the same block, sometimes they don't match very well.  There's a lot of sashing and skimping on seams to get them all together and square.  Now it's off to the long-arm quilter.  Photo coming when I get it back.

I'm also trying to finish and un-clutter the sewing room. I have three finished quilts sitting on the end of the daybed and all they need is a label.  I can hear them scolding me, "It's just a label, dummy!  Get it done, for Pete's sake.  Then we can pose on the back of the couch for your darn camera, and go off to where we are supposed to be!"  (One is going to a Quilt Show; the others are just for snuggles.)

Off to the mountain house tomorrow for the Labor Day weekend.  Catch up with you all again on Tuesday.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

yeah, Mari, there ain't nothin' wrong with you! Lots of siblings, and you is fine. No fried froggie, I like that too, Mari. Sometimes we can't tell if it's thunder or an airplane, we are four miles from the airport and the air national guard station. 

My thought is, if they are coming to see my housekeeping skills, they can just leave, Lou Ann! Good for you. I know why your family comes, it's not to check out the dust. 

Ten pounds of beans is an awful lot for 100 people, Mary Alice. Especially when there's brisket. Yippee! No jury duty. Or maybe I should be sad, because it would be fun to see you taking mom with you.  

That looks like fun, Cora. Nice and relaxing, after you got out of that traffic jam. 

Mr. Bullfrog has that electric recliner, Thel. It does help him a lot. 

Now I have a visual of Mary Alice scrubbing each bean with a potato scrubber. Yup, that one is good, plop. Next bean.... I crack me up. 

I got my neighbor's doll quilt finished, and worked some on my sis in law's pillow. It's almost finished, maybe tomorrow I will be able to get it all done. And I have been putting some of my designs on my external drive, and my spreadsheet updated too. I don't know why I got behind on that, but there are a ton of designs to copy. I am following Mary Alice's lead in cleaning and purging. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 3 hours ago

My mom taught me to just spread the beans on the countertop and search for dirt and stones and discard any beans that looked bad. I'm never sure what a bad bean looks like but I recognize stones and dirt! And now with Mari's tip about the floating beans being bad I'm good to go! Never knew that. And I just cooked a bag of navy beans. I don't think I had any floaters after the soak though. I'm afraid if I had to inspect each and every bean I'd "can" the whole idea! Get it? ☺

Comment by Kim Webb 4 hours ago

Wonderful table topper Agnes. 

Washing each bean? I throw them all in the water to soak overnight , give them a good rinse in the morning and in the pot they go. Just like Mari said. Woohoo on not having to go to jury duty.

Deborah, once you get to Ronkonkoma keep going about another hour and half depending on traffic and if you get to Montauk Point you went a little to far. I'm in Amagansett.

Looks like you had a wonderful time Cora. I have never been sailing. Our boats all had motors.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

I gave the blind thought some time too, Lou Ann.  She's running and playing and seeing perfectly now in Heaven. 

Congratulations Mary Alice.  All your efforts work.  Good job. 

What a wonderful time to get to go sailing Cora.  Looks like a special time. 

I think I'm caught up now. 

House is about back to normal after all the cleaning and sterilizing things.  Pretty much kicked back now. 

Oh hey,  our local on line swap shop can be so great.  I'm gonna be getting an electric recliner tomorrow, she's even gonna deliver it to my house at no extra cost.  I've been thinking that I need one for quite some time but the prices !!! Egads !!!  I'm excited. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

LOVE you Dresden Agnes.  What an amazing gift that'll be. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

Love your quilt Sherri and the camels are great.  Baby looks like he's sucking up the love. 

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

Checking in.   been without computer most of the day after a major storm last night.  Time to catch up on reading 3 pages. 

Comment by Cora Hawkins 8 hours ago

Happy hump day everyone! I have had a wonderful long weekend spending time with my sister and granddaughter...a friend has a sail boat...we went sailing, what an experience....getting out of the marina was as bad as getting out of a mall parking lot at Christmas..(for me, not the sail boat owner, lol)...out on the ocean it was spectacular...now holiday is over! I am 235 messages behind here...getting coffee ready for a long sit and read! Have a wonderful day!

Comment by Mari/WA 8 hours ago

Mary Alice, that is what my Mom did (and I) when I was being raised. I found this method much later and it sure has saved me a lot of time.

Lou Ann, thanks for the support. So glad you have a car that helps with the pain you are experiencing. A person can sit in a car for a long time and comfort is important when on the road.


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