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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.

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2014 Gifty Galore Project 3

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

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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 MaryAgnes/NYC 13 minutes ago

The reason I've got so much stuff (not much by most standards but remember I live in one room) to sell at the 6th borough market is that I don't like to give things to people who won't appreciate them and when someone compliments me or offers to buy something I like to give it to them.  But most of the time people are unfeeling like when my niece asked where the dog's Christmas stocking was when I gave her one for herself and one for each of her girls.  Or my mother who kept things in a drawer and we found them after she died.  I figure someone who's willing to pay for something will appreciate it more than most of my friends and family.  Sad to say, but there you are.

Oh, Mary Alice, don't worry about starting a diet; just think about stopping eating.  Do as I say; not as I do.  I need to lose 100 pounds.

Sheila, I may be odd, but I like crocheting granny squares and I will make a postage stamp quilt one day.  The repetitiveness lets me not think about what I'm doing so my mind can go wherever it wants and I can solve all the problems of the world.  Or maybe just a few of mine.  You know how people will tell you to "sleep on it" when you have to make a decision?  It's kinda like that.

Comment by Anne 41 minutes ago

Hi...gonna go sew in a little while...just checking you all out.  Mary Alice, you are so right...breaks by heart to think hand made items are not respected...I give things away , only to those that really want the item, and can't wait to have it, or ask for it, outright.  Froggie  what did you use to cover everything in your sewing area?  Just teasing you!!!  Kathy, you painted a pretty picture in my mind of a beautiful spot...hey kids have a good one..and hope some of our truant members log in  soon...we are worried bout you!

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 1 hour ago
Barbara, the different cities have different water codes...we can water as much as we want here, but across the street, it is different for them..restrictions..different city..Palmdale. It is strick there..no new pools can be built, water can't be in your gutters, etc..or a big fine!!
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 2 hours ago
Hi All, just got in from shopping...boy, do I have a lot of catching up to do!!..you girls are even more chatty than me!!..that is the name my Pastor gave me!...well, I guess he is right., but we all live such adventurous lives!...it is wonderful to be apart of the shakers and the doers...that is definitely this group!!
...my DDIL and son live in Puywallup, Washington.. east of Tacoma...and we used to live in Bonnie Lake on 410.. In the foothills of Mt. Rainer..15 miles from the top of the mountain...that thing was always In our face ..you could see the climbers on our side, and here the Rescue, day and night..such a beautiful place!..we would still be there but I had a severe allergy to the Cedar trees..I love them, but they didn't love back!
..I am surprised we haven't heard from Lou...that is not like her...she must be real busy, not to check in...I hope it!s not Dick again!
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

I have heard of people like that, Mary Alice, that use quilts for stupid things like covering their motorcycle. Luckily, it hasn't happened to me. I sure wouldn't give anything to her.

I got the sheetrock off the wall, and found the leak. I called Roto Rooter, and the guy showed up within an hour! It must be a slow day for them. He's soldering it up right now, then I am going to call a sheetrock guy to make the wall look pretty again. No quilting for me today, since everything is covered up right now. Sheetrock sure makes a mess. Oh well, I will play around on the computer for a while, then when Roto Rooter is finished, call a sheetrock guy, then hop in the pool.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

I did something to it when I was mowing the stupid ditches, Barbara. I'm going to buy a new mower, this one is old and doesn't have that drive function. And I am going to stick DGS1 in the ditch to mow. That's my idea. Hopefully the RICE helps my knee, I hope I didn't do anything serious.

Snoopy and Charile Brown look so hopppy for it to be Thursday! They are sew cute.

I use the Osteo Bi Flex, but have never tried Bio Freeze. Maybe that will help some. I have lost 38 pounds in the last 2.5 years since I left work, too. I have 20 to go.

Roto Rooter is here to fix my leak, BBL.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 2 hours ago

Sheila, if I EVER get this Beach Ball quilt done, I won't believe it.  I think it's going to be a project that I have forever in a constant state of doing a little bit of here and there.  Either that or it's going to be a one weekend "Git'er done! kind of project, just to get it out of the way. 

I could stand to lose some weight too.  Been debating on Herbal Life or Weight Watchers to jump start me, problem is I can't seem to start!

Embroidery class tomorrow, so I've got to pack up Peaches again.  Man, I didn't even get to sew with her after I set her back up this weekend, and not it's time to pack her up again.  Maybe I'll just keep her packed up till classes are over.   I sure hope my applique project comes out better tomorrow, cause I really like that chicken we are doing tomorrow.  I best unpack the failed towel.  I never unpacked the embroidery hoop.  

Mari and Anita, thank you for these small quick projects.  I think I'm going to make more of them than the quilts.   Besides, after finding out that one of my family members had her grandmother's hand embroidered puppy dog queen sized quilt cover her lawn mower in the shed, I went ballistic! My poor aunt slaved over that quilt with all the love she could muster on each stitch, and that ungrateful granddaughter just covers the lawn mower in the shed with it.  Good thing I didn't have her in front of me, or I would have been arrested for assault. Just makes me think twice about giving people quilts because unless they sew, they really have no clue what all goes into it (I'm talking more than just the fabric, there's a lot of love in what we do, and if they can't appreciate it, why kill ourselves to do it for them?).  I don't know, is it just me that feels this way???

Comment by Sheila Craft 5 hours ago

I'm laughing Mary Alice! You sound like me and crocheting granny squares. I hate, Hate, HATE doing the same thing over & Over & OVER. It's a cinch you won't ever find me doing a postage stamp quilt!

Froggie, rather than take a whole slew of pills (which I seem to have to do anyway:-/) I use a lot of Bio-Freeze. My knee pains are weight related, I found. I found that out when I lost a bunch of weight and it went away but - I've regained most of it and...it's B-A-A-A-C-K! Sew, I'm trying to get back on the straight & narrow again. It's awfully boring though. ~sigh~

I also hope we hear good news from Ranchmom soon!

I'll go with Snoopy & Charlie today, Mari! My day is going much faster today.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 6 hours ago

Good morning!  Awe, I love Snoopy and Charlie Brown!  

Downloaded my house warming gifty project, hmm, now to see what I can use with it here.  Still need to work on this purse, so I may go finish it in a bit.  This Beach ball quilt is BORING me.  Making 320 squares to snowball 80 squares is just over kill repeating!  Then to do it again with 320 smaller yellow squares is monotonous!  Need a project to wake me up.  

Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

Mari, I love them!!


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