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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

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 16

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project and click on the underlined project name:Project 16…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 Mary Alice Espinoza 5 hours ago

Oh, almost forgot, Lou Ann, good luck with your lawyer and I'm so happy that you are so much happier now!!! 

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 5 hours ago

Oh yay!  Movie night with Froggie and Mary Agnes.  What to drink though?  I'll try one of those tonic waters first.  

Oh wow, Debra, you live in a historical home (sounds nicer than slave cabin)!  And thanks for that warning on the step down to the loo, I might have taken a fall there.  You can order from Walmart.com and have it shipped to your store site for free. 

I need a few of those baby bugs Froggie.  I don't even know where to start. There's sewing and quilting stuff all over.  

Good night all!

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 6 hours ago

Mari:  Does your current project have anything to do with all the recent posts I've been seeing on Pinterest?  

Debra, I bet your cabin is much more than 100 years old.  Slavery was abolished about 150 years ago so it must have been built before that.  Good for you.  Singer used to have the BEST reputation.  I bet they're still good.

Anyone who gets Froggie's bug can come to my house and I'll cure it after you help me with a little cleaning.  Ann, maybe you could bring a tray of lasagne and if you do you don't have to do any cleaning.  I'll take you around to Birch for a cuppa coffee.

Froggie, did you say drink?  Am I invited to whatever you've got planned? Oh, popcorn and The Thin Man. I'm there

Lou Ann, you sound great.  I couldn't be happier for you.

Comment by Debra Mathews 11 hours ago

I share the Happy room with my washer and dryer. I live in a 100 year old slave cabin. Real small. My bathroom was a shed that was added on. It was 12 inches below the floor in the house. DH and I picked up the floor 6 inches. That leaves a 6 inch drop. Watch your step.

I went in search of a machine today. The one I was looking at was gone. I went to Wal-Mart the nearest store that had sewing machines. I live so far in the cane field they have to pipe in sunshine. Wal-Mart must have had a run on machines. None on the shelves, except a few I couldn't afford. Just my luck.  Well I had to have something, so bought a Singer. It will do for now. I guess everyone wants a sewing machine for Christmas. Blame it on layaway. 

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.

Comment by Pepper Smith 11 hours ago

Help I need many bugs for my mess.My sewing space is about a 1/3 of a room where the kids used to watch t.v.when they lived at home and is such a mess I don't know where to start.I put my sewing machine on the dining room table thinking I would get more done but I just have to keep running back and forth for stuff.Yep,I need bugs and organizers.Come on over.

Comment by Mari/WA 12 hours ago

Oh, thank you Froggie for the baby bug! Wahoo! And, I forgot I had a piece of furniture in another room full of FQs, so make that 4 rooms with quilty stuff. Am seriously thinking about filling one cupboard in the kitchen with my wool. I have so much of it and get tired of continually emptying the box looking for that special scrap.

I'll help you re-organize too! Yep! I'll even help fill your cupboards with some of my stuff!!! That way I'll help you and me!!! Your baby bug is at work already!!! He's a very clever baby bug too!

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 12 hours ago

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 12 hours ago

It's a date, Mary Alice! I will provide any drink you want!

You too, Mari, it's a date!

Someone better help me soon! I just keep cleaning! I just cleaned off a table that was in the quilting room, migrated to the bedroom, and stayed there. It was covered with quilty stuff and dust. The bedroom looks better now. And yes, Mari, the bug is procreating right now, and I am sending you a baby. Cleaning bug babies for everyone!

What Lou Ann? Are you telling me Mr. Bullfrog is visiting your house and looking for a girlfriend? OOOOOOOHHHHHH he's in sew much trouble! Oh wait, that would give me more quilty time. I crack me up.

I think I am going to work on a project now. Really. Something quilty. Lou Ann, are you sure you want to toss the whole wall hanging? Maybe just toss the bad tile. Breathe deep and enjoy some quilting this weekend. Good luck with the attorney, and work, too.

Comment by Lou Ann Bucheimer/MD 13 hours ago

Anyone who thinks that their sewing areas are bad, should come to mine. Since Dick's fall and the disaster that it caused my checkbook, (probably $14,000) would be welcome here too. I walk into a room, look around and walk back out. The one wall hanging I was making, I got the color of the threads wrong in the last tile, and I think I'll go in there and throw it all away tonight. Then I'll grab a few other things to rearrange, and one of these weekends I'll be sewing again. The guy at work who is pushing me so hard, I went to his office to ask a couple of questions by starting out with "I can't find the piece of paper I put it on" and he smiled and said, "I know that I am pushing you too hard, Lou Ann". I had done 3 air travels, 7 PO's, had checked out the last 100 of 800 people that I have been finding out whether or not they had DSS service (that is to happen every day now and piled up the 2 days I was out and all of our summer interns left). It has just been so hectic and he was talking about my taking more training, so I told him I had no extra time for more training, and if I were to take it and not do it for a week or so, I wouldn't remember how to do it without reading my cheat sheets. I hope it will be milder at the office for a while. On Friday I will meet with my attorner, hopefully for the last time so that Dick can't deplete my funds any more. Any way, I go home exhausted after working 9 hours and commuting an hour each way. I have to remind myself that I am up in age, so don't kick yourself so much.

I loved all of the things I caught up with today (see, I took some time to myself) and especially the mom and her 2 daughters. I think I'll bring my picture of my sis and I on each side of mom to display upstairs. It is a bw and I have always loved it. And mom had whitish hair and we had dark.

Mari, you are so generous to spend your special time on 2 more projects for us, but you know we will enjoy them. I love our camels today too.

And yes, I'm the one who suggested tonic water for leg cramps. It is the only way you can get quinine, and I have a small bottle every evening and haven't had cramps yet (but I don't add the gin, although I've heard that they go well together, especially with a lime).

Froggie, so glad that Schuyler is back home and so is Mr. Bullfrog. He stopped to see me on 2 nights. I thought it was a chip of asphalt and wanted to get it out of the drive. He started to hop, so I backed off and laughed at myself. He was in a similar place the next night, but now I can just hear him trying to entice another friend.

Great work everyone, and so happy to hear that the travels are being loved.  

Comment by Mari/WA 14 hours ago

Froggie, does your bug procreate? And, does the baby have the same qualities? If so, send me a baby. I promise to take care of it and send it back when I'm done!

You beat me, I have 3 rooms (my dining room and living room are actually the same space) and a closet.

I like your idea about going to each other's houses and reorganizing! What fun! All are welcome... come reorganize my quilt stuff!!!


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