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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.

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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

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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 Marge/WA 5 minutes ago

Rita - $30 for three quilts?  I wonder what planet that guy came from.  It really is amazing how many people don't have a clue as to how much it costs for the materials alone let alone all the hours and hours it takes to finish a quilt.  Glad you got them back.

Comment by Marge/WA 10 minutes ago

Kim - the lighted lighthouse is awesome.  $50,000 to light it up? WOW!

MaryAgnes - I have never been to a tree lighting that I can recall.  Have only seen them on TV and in Hallmark movies.  With all the crowds that are there, home in my recliner is a good place to watch it.

Froggie - LOVE your Boxy Squares quilt.  I don't know why, but I did start making some of those blocks in pinks and browns a year or so ago.  It must have been a block swap on another site I frequent.  I really love your color scheme - I still have a B/R/W Log cabin to get finished to get to a great niece.

Glad that LouAnn and Cindy are back posting.  Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving LouAnn.

Rita - hope your daughter is feeling well enough for her surgery.  It has been  7 years since I have been involved in a bazaar - the following Monday I was in the hospital with a blood clot and then another round of CA followed.  Tomorrow is the Bazaar but I won't try and go.  It is so crowded and I am not wanting to dodge people with the walker.  Please let us know how she is doing.  So glad she put her health first.

  What I plan to do is some purging in my sewing room.  I finally made a call and will meet a gal in Omak next Friday with my offerings.  She and others in the Molson area donate quilts to different groups around the world so I am going to go through stuff to donate to them.  They tie the quilts with Knit-Cro-Sheen crochet thread and I have a bag of that to give them also.  Winter is coming and that is when they do lots of their charity work if they aren't out on the ski slopes skiing.

I have not heard from Agnes today so I hope she didn't get a curve thrown at her when she went to see her Dr. yesterday.  I have been sending positive thoughts to her today. 

Cindy - keeping you and your hubby in my prayers as you are going through his treatments.  Hope things are going as well as they can and that he is feeling good.

Back to the sewing room to see what more I can find to get rid of.

Comment by Rita Crofoot 15 minutes ago

Wow, Cindy you have been so busy, Hurrah for your friend with the trashed ankle, I love to hear stories with happy ending, Hope he continues to heal.  Good wishes coming for your DH too. 

Froggie, You are really pumping out the projects, holy cow, are you trying  to take advantage of Agnes being laid up to get ahead of her. Anyhow, beautiful job, you do such nice work, and I am so envious that you always put on a label, I don't have an embroidery machine, and I think my little label will downgrade the project. I saw someone was using a printer, and what putting it on stabalizer? I should do something I guess.

I had made some wall quilts for Bear Creek Lodge, that they requested and never paid for, so We (actually Hubby) asked them if they were planning to keep them or not, and He said, Oh I thought I had paid her $30 for all three of them. need less to say I was pi$$ed, and went and got them . The now exwife had requested I make them , ( she left for Alaska )and there were three of them all wildlife bears. What a jerk. but lesson learned, get things in writing, and don't leave them too long.

Comment by Cindy 1 hour ago
I told you all not to worry about me as I had an extra friend of the kids' staying here for a couple (which ended up longer) weeks to hopefully heal enough for surgery to fix his ankle. When he came it was infected, had just spent 38 days in hospital in Spokane where they couldn't get it to even begin to heal. Was facing possibly loosing the foot. He had jumped off a ladder, landing wrong tearing it to shreds. They put in several plates, rods and screws. The wound didn't close and was left with an open area you could see the bone. Muscle and ligaments were gone. I fed him, visiting nurses took care of the leg and within a week the infection was completely gone and new tissue was growing. He continued to improve over the following three weeks. He left Wed morning for surgery in Seattle. They did a muscle graft as well as skin graft. He is now on the road to recovery and after five days in the hospital will go home to his mom's in Montana. Last week I made fruit cake. He had never tasted it before. When he did he got a big grin and said it tastes like Christmas. It was so neat.

Then my sister and nephew came, was to be a couple days that stretched into a week. My normal routine and time out for naps/resting have been totally absent. I am not accustomed to cooking so much for so many people any more. Had ten over the weekend. But all went well, everyone helped as much as they could. Sleep schedules still get messed around.

So that's what has been happening here. Plus we went to the oncologist who has ordref a bone scan as he thinks the cancer may have spread there. If it has he says that's an easy fix. Will be treated first then the rest. He has a positive attitude and is looking for a good outcome. Still is a long road though.

All the finished quilts are spectacular. I went back a few pages to read but not the full time I wasn't online. Figured six or so pages would get me pretty much up to speed. Some of you have been very busy. Now I have to do the same.
Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

While the Montauk lighthouse is a National historic landmark, it is run by the Montauk Historical Society. There is a lot of effort put towards erosion control and that is very expensive. So they didn't have $50,000 it takes to light it raised in time this year.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 1 hour ago

Beautiful picture Kim. There are more and more lights around here. A few years ago it wasn't so festive.

Yes I do enjoy all our VDGKs. Love to hear grandma stories, too. 

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 2 hours ago

The federal government doesn't have the money to turn on a few lights? What's wrong with this picture?  Lucky you got your picture when you did, Kim. 

Comment by Kim Webb 2 hours ago

Montauk Lighthouse commissioned by George Washington. They have lit it up for about the last ten years, but are not doing it this because they don't have the money this year. We went several years and Santa would appear at the very top of the light house after it was lit.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 2 hours ago

Isn't that lovely, Kim.  Is it Montauk Lighthouse.  

Comment by Kim Webb 2 hours ago


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