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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 MaryAgnes/NYC 3 minutes ago

Good Morning Gifties.

Love the pictures, Barbara.  It's pix like those that make me wonder why anyone would want to live anywhere but the Northeast.  

Okay.  I'm going to admit my ignorance.  What are cams?  And did you all learn on Singers that had the knee thingy rather than the foot pedal to make it go?  I don't like using the knee thingy that raises and lowers the presser foot because I still sometimes hit it when I don't want to.

Anybody remember Roscoe Tanner, the bad boy tennis player?  Met him in my local last night.  

Late start this morning.  BBL

Comment by Barbara S/IL 1 hour ago

Good morning. It's Friday already?? 

Got the last load of laundry cooking and need to make a grocery list. Much prefer 1/2 'n' 1/2 to 2%milk in my coffee.

here's a few pics.

Comment by Francine/Cda 1 hour ago
Hi girls - thanks for all the nice posts - tha sad part is that we are not safe anywhere anymore!!!! - thefirst one he just ran over two soldiers coming out from a restaurant - no sense
the second ran into the parliament house...
they are not close to me but...( first one is about 30 minutes from here and Ottawa is 1:30 away from here)
on another note... -
Anne be strong - they will figure out - they know - hugs
Hi back Barbara - hope you had a nice trip
first machine was a good old singer ....should have kept it .....
painted the cabinet until midnight .... I am determine to make this work ... second coate tonight....
off for the day hugs to everyone
to you too Froggie -
Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 2 hours ago

I never learned how to use a treadle, my Grandmother had one that Grandaddy put a motor on for her. I guess she wanted to modernize. Sis has that machine now.

Big quilty hugs and prayers for you, Anne, the docs will figure out soon what the problem is and fix it!

I didn't see the report of the pumpkin riots, Barbara! I will have to google that to see what happened. I'm glad you had  a good vacation.

I'm glad you had a good time yesterday, Mary Alice. There's way too many goodies in the shops!

I love all the sewing machine stories! I forgot to say, Mom's machine was a Kenmore from the '40s, with cams. I have it now. It runs, but needs to be serviced. It's a lovely blue-green. In a cabinet. And weighs a ton.

I am going to the shop today for the first Destiny class. Then, DD1 gets here this evening! I better get hoppin', I have to finish gathering things up for the class, not to mention get a shower.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 9 hours ago
Welcome Home Barbara!!..we missed you!!..sorry that your knee is giving you so much trouble!..now you can rest up that knee ...sight seeing is taxing on the legs!..hugs, kathy
Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 9 hours ago
Oh Mary Alice..boy, you take me back to childhood memories..the first machine we had in the house, when I was a child, was the traditional black Singer in it's mahogany cabinet...then, the Singer 301 came in the door with a Birthday card attached to my Mother from Gram..then another Singer made it's appearance for another birthday..10 years later!..of course, none of the machines were ever given away!...by the time my mother passed at 63..we had 9 machines...like rabbits, they multiplied and found their way to our house....the Sad part, was the fact that we had to sell them when we moved across country..from West coast to East Coast...but I plan to buy a Singer301, in memory of my Mom...I loved learning to sew on that machine...in fact, I became a Home Econ. Teacher because of those old work horse machines...
Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 13 hours ago

I learned to sew on my mom's Singer machine, one with cams.  That machine was a beauty! It lived in it's own sewing cabinet in the kitchen, and the table was used to cut patterns.  That Singer made all my school clothes, mom's clothes, made all the curtains in the house, and hemmed so many pants.  One day it died.  We were forced to go to JoAnn's and buy a mechanical  White machine, on which I also learned to quilt.  Once I finished paying of my very first car, I splurged and got a Viking Lily Machine and serger.  Still have them today! I really should service them and use them.  These machines were made in Sweden, before Viking-Pfaff-Singer merged and machines are now made in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Korea.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 13 hours ago

PS, forgot to add that I had a totally great time today!!!  :)

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 13 hours ago

Good evening everyone!  Wow, lots to catch up on while I was gone today!

Francine, so terrible to hear what's happened. I just don't understand how people can be so violent and without conscious. Stay safe.

Barbara, glad you're back and had a great time on your vacation!  

Froggie, so happy Mr. Bullfrog is doing so well!  Incidently, I keep trying to catch that cleaning bug and so far it's eluded me totally! LOL!

Sheila, you're making me remember why I don't want a new computer.  Having to install everything is a pain!

Today I went out shopping for those Bernina feet, picked up my AG Flora and Fauna (among other things).  And ladies, shopping locally is killing my bank account.  I get better deals online with free shipping!  But of course I don't know where I can find Bernina feet online, and I have to dare to go to the store.  I need to hit these shops with blinders on!  So many pretty fabrics, patterns, rulers, etc.  Got fabric to make 1 more Bionic Gear bags, and got zippers for both that I'll be making.  Then found a cute pattern for a Nook or Kindle Fire.  Maybe I should give my list of stuff to the gal at the clerk, tell her I'll be back in 1 hour to pick up everything and have her gather it all up.  That way I won't go wandering around the store and find things I like and can't live without.

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH 14 hours ago

Francine, I was heartbroken to see the news this week.  We had just visited Washington DC earlier this month and your gorgeous monuments and parliament look so similar.  It is so sad that what should evoke such inspiration become the scene for such a tragedy.  Hugs and prayers to our northern neighbors.


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