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Gifty Galore Quilt Along

Watch this space for brand new gift ideas to get you ready for your 2014 holiday season!

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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

Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3. 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

2014 Gifty Galore Project 17

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project 17…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 Kathy Koehler Holm 1 hour ago
The re pie for Fried Chicken soup is on the back page..7or8..printed Thursday, Oct 29..I am glad you enjoyed it!
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 1 hour ago

Barbara S - here's the recipe with the potatoes on the bottom:


I'm going to try this. I remember when I first got a crockpot (as a wedding gift, 1982, still have it, still works!) one of the first things I did in it was a whole chicken, but not with the foil wrapped potatoes. I just set it on the rack that came with the pot. It always came out good and was the only way I knew how to fix a whole chicken!

Comment by Sheila Craft 3 hours ago

No warm duds needed for this post-menopausal hag! That brisk breeze is going to feel mighty fine! Cackle! I missed something about fried chicken soup??? O my! Sherri, don't tell the dog she's too big and she'll never know! Easy Peasy. Barbara, I had a friend (deceased now) who always had some of the most original costume ideas! We used to dress up and do a horseback ride on some of the local roads (mostly gravel) for Halloween. One year she went as a Hay Bag! She took one of those large mesh nets that they put hay in, cut two holes large enough for her thighs, two for her arms, stepped into it and pulled the drawstring up around her neck and we stuffed hay into it. The only drawback to that was all the horses wanted to be up next to her so they could snack! What a hoot that was. God, I miss that woman!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 3 hours ago

Hi all. Hopeyou are enjoying a Happy Halloween. Being out in the boonies, I don't get the joy of trick or treaters. I'll be watching for the flyover.

If you google or do a search for crockpot rotisserie chicken, you can find the recipe. I didn't see the one with the potatoes but did see most of them used foil balled up in the bottom of the crockpot to raise the chicken up. No liquid is added.

Had a fun time at the first day of the Hope Yoder event. It was similar to the event someone reported on (Froggie or Mary Alice?) where each of 4 of us did one project and will get the designs for all of them. I got to play on the mew Dream Weaver machine to make a monogrammed key chain. we also did a lace bookmark, a gift bag with a wine motif and a teacup 'tag'(?). There will be drawings for prizes tomorrow and more projects to work on. I think they will be ME doing fancy sewing type things. Lots of the ladies dressed up for halloween. Good thing I didn't dress as a teabag because there were others that did.

Sherri that' s acute dog mat. 

The soup sounds delicious, I'll be right over.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 4 hours ago
Anne, now we all have to fly to your house for soup. We'll all have to come home and make some as well. Kathy, you're going to have to post that recipe for us.

Kathy, already got my cuddle duds ready for our flight.
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 5 hours ago

Debra, I have to tell you what my daughter said about your quip on being 39 plus tax shipping and handling.  She laughed so hard! She said "That's a good one, because you know that S__t adds up!!"

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 5 hours ago

Mary Alice, you're right about Sherri's quilt being just the right size. I used to lay a big towel on the kitchen floor near my desk for my dog and she wasn't happy with it until she curled it up with her paws and turned it into pretty much a pillow!

Comment by Anne 5 hours ago
Happy Halloween QF's... my house smells wonderful..like Kathy Holm's Fried Chicken Soup. Did it exactly how you said. Took a little prepare time but oh my..very worth it... crock pot is nice and full..they can have it tomorrow. As long as DH doesn't get up during the nite to have some.. well hope all your trick or treaters are treats tonight..have a good one. And Kathy. Thanks.
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 7 hours ago
Looking forward to our midnight ride tonight!..don't forget to wear your long johns!!
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 7 hours ago

Froggie, you reminded me I need to get back to my Lasting Legacies quilt.  Totally forgot.  I've been so busy with this baby quilt and baby shower is tomorrow, and I've not mailed it out yet because I'm not done.  All I have is the 2 receiving blankets  and a diaper bag done.  Still need the scrappy quilt I've got ready to sammich, and to add the rows of the AG Nursery Rhymes and the backing (just sending it to my sister).  Keep getting side tracked with all these new ideas, fabrics, Bionic Gear bags, etc.  I think I've become an ADHD quilter!  Are their meds for that?

Alas, no warts at the beauty salon.  

Debra, let me get this straight, you're asking Sheila and myself to behave? Well, that's never gonna happen...., what fun would that be!  We'll make sure Froggie is okay and gets home. 

Sherri, I like your doggie quilt.  Maybe it's not too big.  You know how those big dogs think they weigh like 2 lbs when they smash your lap sitting on you.


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