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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 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 Mari/WA 12 minutes ago

LOL! Oh, Sheila, you're too funny! I did make it small ;-)

Comment by Sheila Craft 15 minutes ago

Ah, Crap, Mari! As soon as I opened the email up, there it was - staring me in the face! Front & center. Y'all planned it, I'm sure - LOL!

My first very own sewing machine was a JC Penney brand portable that I got at a garage sale for $15.00. Loved that machine - had it about 10 years and thought I'd trade up for a new machine. Wish I still had that little workhorse.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 1 hour ago
Oh Mary Agnes!!..I am with you!!..running from room to room, is a distant memory!
Well, at least I have the game room to go to in our Senior Apartment Building...so this rolling sewing cart and all my bags will be making the trac to the poker table!..move over boys!!..I am taking over..sewing machine, scraps and all!!...the only problem I have with this, is the sound of pool balls hitting each other, while the guys play..I jump two feet, when they crash into each other...so much for a peaceful and relaxing experience!!
Comment by Mari/WA 1 hour ago

Sheila, don't look at this post!!!!

Comment by Mari/WA 1 hour ago

Awe, does someone need a hug? (that's an Elfism [sorry Sheila])

I started sewing on my Singer in 1972 and it was used so I believe it was made in the late 60's. I have the same Bernina you do, the solid, all metal, no computer Bernina. I've been told it is the best model they ever made.

Pinterest is a catch 22. I love collecting all the inspirational images in one spot for reference and pondering, however, it's very easy to loose a chunk of time doing it which I can't afford.

Every time I think of where I have my quilt stuff the rooms grow. I forget how spread out all that stuff is. Don't read the following Mary Agnes, it's for Froggie...

OK Froggie, I have quilt stuff in 4 rooms, two closets, and space under the stairs. This is bad, I need to purge again!

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 2 hours ago

Hi Gifties.  I won't mention the weather.

Keep your d**m bugs.  I've got one now and I am not happy.  Never happy when I'm cleaning.  It's almost as bad as doing the laundry.

How old was the Singer you learned on, Mari?  Bet it was an old one.  My Mom traded in her old one in a cabinet for a portable one and regretted it until the day she gave it to me and I never liked it as much as her old one either.  I donated it and didn't have any machine for a while but when I got one I got a used Bernina 830 (the old metal 830) and I love it.  Also love my Quilter's Edition Bernina.  I bought them when I had money.  I couldn't afford them now.

Lucky you Francine.  I'm glad you have reasons to stay inside out of harm's way.

I still haven't posted anything on Pinterest because the things I might pin are all on there already.

Please stop complaining about having to run from room to room and from here to there in your sewing rooms.  Remember I live my entire existence in one room.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 2 hours ago

Aw shucks Francine . . . thanks for the sweet compliment on the picture of me and my daughters :)

Also, I'm aware of all that's going on up north in your area. Very worrisome. All we can do is pray.

Comment by Mari/WA 3 hours ago

Froggie, the baby bug you sent is doing such a good job! Just look at him go! You are so right about tackling one thing at a time in the quilting room. A little bit each day makes light work in the long run.

Awe, poor Froggie & Mr. Bullfrog. My thoughts and prayers are with you two!

Comment by Mari/WA 3 hours ago

Good morning everyone! Welcome to Thursday!!! Whao, it's so dark outside and this weekend is daylight savings change time. Yep, we fall back so we'll gain an hour but it'll be darker earlier, ugh!

Mary Agnes, I finally discovered how to use the Pinterest app on my phone so I got caught up. And, got all my projects from CT posted yesterday as well so that's caught up. The answer... no, what I've been working on is all new stuff, lots of new stuff. I'm excited about it too!

Debra, The machine I learned to sew on was a Singer and to this day I will say it rivals the Bernina (my B was made in 1983 tho). Best little machine ever!

Francine, whoa! That's awesome you got new cabinets! Fabulous! I know what you'll be up to this weekend! Good for you! Hey, I don't understand, what happened in your neighborhood this week that's sad? Military? Oh, dear, I hope you and yours are OK.

Look what I found... and, I'll share... who wants one???

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 3 hours ago

Oh good, Mari, now you will have a nice, snug spot for your wool! I know you love that wool.

That's the bad thing, Pepper, running from room to room to find what you need. I am sending a baby bug to you, too.

Of course you are invited, MaryAgnes! Asta wouldn't have it any other way.

The whole mess seems so overwhelming, so start with one thing at a time. Like thread. It was so nice to get my thread all together and hopefully under control.

I was wondering how close the shooting was to you, Francine. Be safe. Big quilty hugs and prayers for you.

I am taking Mr. Bullfrog to the surgery doc this morning. I am so sleepy, I would rather go back to bed. Oh well, I will sleep when I am old and senile and can't quilt anymore. Maybe I can quilt this afternoon. I finally got to some quilting yesterday afternoon, it was very nice.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

 

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