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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, 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:…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 Carol Ann Hinton 4 hours ago

Thanks for the input about Rita, Thel!  She and I are the "elders" of this group, as established a few weeks ago, (when no one would admit to being more than 78 years old) and I miss her!  I wish all good things for her and a speedy recovery from her unfortunate fall.

p.s. Avoid falling everybody -- it's the bane of old age!

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 6 hours ago

Ranchmom, your granddaughters are adorable!! Beautiful quilt and sweet tshirt.

Thanks for the info on Rita, Thel. I sure hope she recovers soon. She has such troubles with her feet, and now this. Praying for you Rita!

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 6 hours ago

Love the pictures ranchmom.   What happy girls.  Love the quilt and the hat.   Maybe that's a hat girl for the future.  I think once you start with hats, you're hooked.  

I will definitely pass along the prayers.  I hope that Ben will keep in touch me.  He sent me a long email. I'm not sure how often he'll get to the computer.  But I did ask him to get permission from her for me to share more details.  

Devotion time was wonderful this evening.  We decided on a new picture being that we've been catching up now on our coloring.  

Comment by ranchmom/OR 6 hours ago

Thanks Thel for the update on Rita, I have been keeping her in my prayers.  Please pass on to her family that we all have her in our prayers.

I have some pictures of the little granddaughters.  Sophia with her quilt and Malia with a silly hat on.Oh Mailia has on a t-shirt I embroidered for her.  I guess I didn't get pictures of the other t-shirts.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 7 hours ago

Great that dad takes care of kitty.  I sure hope we can amuse you while you're away.  BUT don't forget to give us our April # !!! 

I bet you're exhausted Kathleen.  Addie sure is growing up.  It's nice that she surprised you today with her potty business.  Have a great day tomorrow !!! 

Maybe the piece of broken needle is within the quilt Froggie.  Just saying!  

Sounds like a fun time at Farm King Marilyn. 

OK,  I haven't been given direct permission to share this information BUT I'm gonna share the basics because I think she'd want you to know so that she could be in your prayers.  Rita took a fall on Sunday in her home and is currently in hospital.  She is stable and not in ICU but will be there a while. I will give you more information once I've had permission to share more.   I've been getting updates from her son Ben.  

Chat with you later.

Comment by Marilyn L. 7 hours ago

Hi All!   I am expecting a visit from my niece over the Easter weekend. She lives in southern Michigan. So, I worked on cleaning up my sewing room so that I could find the bed. Ha,ha!  Actually, it really wasn't bad. I also ironed a few shirts for DH that have been waiting to be done. Now I can stow the ironing board in the closet for a few days.

Of course, while picking up and putting away things, I found a few more UFO's that have been languishing in bags and on shelves. Why did I think that I needed to buy NEW fabric?  It's just a sickness that we quilters have to deal with, right?

Boy Kathleen, I can understand that you are beat by evening time. Looking after two busy little girls under the age of 3 wears out even the youngest mothers.  And even when they are good and so helpful. Put your feet up this evening, have a cuppa, something sweet and relax.

Our local Farm King has customer appreciation days tomorrow and Sat. They give away hot dogs and soft drinks to the customers.  The church where I quilt on Wednesdays usually works to serve the hot dogs. So I am working tomorrow from 11 til 3.  Farm King pays, or rather gives, a good donation to the church for our help. And it's fun to visit with all the folks who come in for the hot dogs.

Wonderful news for your sis, Barbara!  She has to be so relieved, and you too.  I like hearing GOOD news!  It sounds like the worst of the storm will be just to our north.  At least we can assume that it won't last too long this late in the season.  Hope your area is spared the worst too. Just 20 or 30 miles makes a big difference some times.

Yum, stuffed peppers!  We had them the first of this week. And DH had a rerun of them last night when I was out for supper with my bingo group. I tried a new recipe for a Cinnamon Roll Cake. It turned out okay, but a bit heavy. Don't think I will keep this recipe.  At least it was mostly eaten up by my fellow quilters yesterday.  We try out new recipes on each other. Ha,ha!

Hey, where is Rita lately?  I hope she and Finn are not down with the flu. Or snowed under by all the storms.  Sure do miss our friends when they don't check in.  

Mary Agnes, we keep you in our prayers and send you hugs to let you know you are missed and that we care.  And Mary in Massachusetts is missed too.

Night all!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 9 hours ago

No, I don't use the premade binding, Thel. You know, the binding I like to make ahead of time so it's ready when the quilt is finished? Then I lose track of the binding, so I make more. One piece I had was for DD1's king size quilt, and it was a great beige, it worked for both quilts! Oh I forgot to get a picture of them. I will do that later. 

That really changed your plans didn't it, Mary Alice? But you got a couple of other errands finished. I didn't clean a thing or put away groceries today. They will wait. Sadly, her flight was on time, and she got to BWI safely, so I am assuming she is at her house by now. I wanted her to be stuck here for a few days. 

I will drive you, Thel! Be right there. Snooki is funny, he knows that word, doesn't he? 

That is good news about your sis, Barbara. Sending more quilty hugs her way. 

I don't like reubens, Thel, but I am glad you got to have one! It sounds like you really enjoyed it. 

Oh good, we don't want to miss you, Kim. 

I got a migraine this morning, at first I thought it was the fabric I was cutting. Nope, it was one of those swimming migraines. And my back was hurting, and shoulder. They are still hurting, the migraine is mostly gone now. I hate that. I got in the spa, and it sure did feel good on my neck and back. Oh and while I was stitching the binding on one of the quilts,  I moved the presser foot weird, and hit it with the needle. Broke just the tip off. I can't find the tip, so I turned her off and moved everything to quilting room to use the Destiny. I will take the other machine to B Sew Inn soon. And it's strange because a lady at sit and sew broke a needle, and by the time it was all put back together, somehow a piece was bent and it was eating her fabric. Poor thing only got to sew for about an hour. Then, mine ate a needle! What is going on? At least I have another sewing machine, so I could finish sewing what I was doing. Then, I took the leftover pieces from one of the quilts, and cut them into 3.5" squares, and sewed them together for four patches for donation quilts. That's what I was working on when the migraine hit. I didn't get very far. Oh well, maybe tomorrow. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 9 hours ago

Wonderful news on your sis, Barbara.

Snooki looks so happy, Thel. Good news that someone may be interested.

Have a great two weeks Kim. Glad to hear you get WiFi so you can still stop in here. After all, what would we do for April's UFO number? ;o)

I had the babies all day today; long, tiring day. It really is work caring for two. Although Addie is a very good girl when I'm taking care of her sister. She shocked me and emptied her own pee from the potty chair into the toilet! I heard the toilet seat clank, peeked upstairs and she was just getting ready to come down and ask if she should flush! I said did you empty that yourself?! Yes! All this time I've been doing it for her. She didn't spill a drop!

Tomorrow is my first free day in two weeks. I plan to make good use of it!

Comment by Kim Webb 9 hours ago

Your Rueben and fries sound perfect Thel. So happy they deliver for you.

My Dad is going to feed the kitty. He has done it the last few years when I'm away. He says it gives him something to do.

We will be gone for two weeks. I think I will have some WiFi so will be able to keep up with everyone.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 10 hours ago

I was looking at those fabrics too Mary Alice........... such temptation.   I have the Cabin Window kit in my cart and keep being able to resist.  After all,  I do have all the fabrics for Jane Ellen's quilt sitting here waiting for me.

Geeze you've had a busy day Barbara.  Awesome news for your sis.  

Thanks for the quilt compliments.  I'll pass them along to my sis.  

How long you gonna be in Florida Kim?  Who feeds the kitty while you're gone.  

My BBQ place decided to do Rueben's for St. Pats.  Well,  they got so much amazing feedback that they decided they needed to do it again.  All I can say is WOW.  I had delivery, came with delicious fries.  I could only eat half the sandwich.  I know I'd get sick if I kept eating but it sure was hard to stop.  I might just revisit it later instead of it being for tomorrow.  

OH NO !!!! batting is on sale       and I need some. I guess I better take a peek.


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