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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 21

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 21…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 Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 9 hours ago

Thanks, Mari and Anne, I think that's true, too. I can feel her with me a lot. And you two just made me cry. It's all good.

That quilting is gorgeous, Mary Alice! I love it.

I will try to remember that, Barbara! Cooks better when plugged in. The silly things we do. You crack me up.

That's a good thing to be thankful for, Sheila! I second that!

Yes, bad flippers run in my family. Daddy had hammertoes.

I am waiting for time to pick up DD1.Her plane was delayed about an hour, I suppose it's been a busy travel day. She should be here about 11:30.

It sounds like you are thinking up some great things for us, Mari! You are the best. I can't wait to see what we will be doing next! I would follow you anywhere, ya know.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 11 hours ago

I am thankful that myself, and everyone I know and love, has made it through "Snowvember" without suffering any physical damage or personal harm.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Connecting Threads and to all my quilty friends here on this forum. Be safe.

Comment by Sheila Craft 12 hours ago

I have Thurs & Fri off, too Lou Ann. We're going to DBIL's for dinner later in the afternoon but, other than that, I plan to sew, read, and be lazy.

My fav color is Purple, Mary Alice...you know where I live!

Cute project this week Mari. I've become the absolute opposite of Diane. I have had sew much going on I haven't made the first darned Gifty item! ~sigh~ maybe after the Holidays???

Finally got to the machine quilting class last night - through the 50 mph wind, too! We had a blast. The shop is actually closer to me than the one I used to go to and they have way more stuff but, It's just never been a favorite of mine - DK? Maybe just me. Anyway, they are looking at making this 2 night class into a series of monthly workshops after the holidays. I can get into that.

Oh NOooooo! More foot problems, Froggie??? Everyone has bad flippers. What a shame. Methinks you need to develop a foot fetish!

So, we're going to Anne's for Turkey Day??? Yum. Personally, I want to see (but not up close or anything) Debra's drunk alligator. At least they don't have far to go when they play "One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor!"

I Just want to say that I'm very Thankful to have this wonderful place to come to chat, learn, and be silly with so many terrific people!

Comment by Mary S. 13 hours ago
Your quilt is delightful, Mary Alice! I had a dentist appointment this afternoon. That is an hour trip one way. I am making the turkey and dressing on Thursday. It was always my mom and I that made it together...our little tradition. I still do it the same way...and remember her. I agree that our loved ones surround us with memories and love. All of your cooking and prep for the meals makes me smile. I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be safe and enjoy your time with family and friends.
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 15 hours ago

Mary Alice, love your quilt!! How big is it?

Comment by Mari/WA 15 hours ago

I'm heading home for today. Have tomorrow through Sunday off. I'll be stopping in from time to time though.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Comment by Lou Ann Bucheimer/MD 16 hours ago

Wow, what a long time it has been since writing. But at least I'm caught up in my reading.

Mary Alice I love your quilts, the AG Storybook one and the edge to edge quilting. I've got the page bookmarked, so will take a better look tonight. Sheila, I have pillowcases scheduled, but so far they haven't given me enough oomph to make them. Maybe this long weekend will help.

Froggie, I scheduled my Synvisc shots starting next week, and the gal looked at my record and said "You know you can come after 6 months don't you?" I told her if they weren't bothering me, I just let them go. The Dr. had told me that they stop working on some people after a certain amount, so hopefully having them a year apart is a good thing.

Kathleen, you have been my mind over the past few days, and it is obvious in a lot of others as well. I've been through a 100 year flood, and a tornado that wasn't happy hitting us once, it turned around and headed back for another hit. Knowing about nature hits, makes a bond for me. I loved that area of the country when I was growing up, but after hearing about these disasters I'll love where I am. So far, we get snow and get lots of wind. If I could just get rid of the 2 trees in my front yard, I'd be happier when either of them hit. I'm getting a little old for picking up sticks!

I'll still be working tomorrow, but have Thur. & Fri. off. My son and family will take me up to his sister-in-law's for the feast. They live about 30 miles away from us, maybe a little less. Beautiful ride and she is a tremendous cook. Often my DIL will be fixing something, then call her sis to find out what next. If you have your back to them, you don't know which is talking. My son chose wisely, and Nick is now 12 and sits with me in church.

I'll bet that Anne is a great cook too. We older ones are used to making a lot of things from scratch.

Froggie, I often feel Matt's presence, so there is no doubt in my mind that he shares in my happy times and comforts me in the others.

Comment by Anne 17 hours ago
Y3ah... I've made cinnamon monkey pull bread... now Jeff and Anna do that too. Just came in. Had to pick up some last min. Things..alum foil, another dozen eggs..just in case..whipped cream. . Darn cold out there..having a nice cuppa coffee and sitting down.. all done for today.. think I'll wonder down the hallway , to the sewing room in a few.. love my sewing room. Hey kids, tlk tomorrow. .hugs
Comment by Mari/WA 17 hours ago

Mary Alice! Love the edge-to-edge! Wow, that pecan shaker is cool and 3-5 minutes per tree! I would love to see that sometime. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Lady!

Awe, Happy Thanksgiving to you Anne. Yes, I feel members of my family, but my Mom most frequently. I miss her so much. I hear you about the extra chairs, but they don't have need of chairs and am sure they will be surrounding our family table in prayer and in friendship for the meal. A good feeling!

Barbara, I tend to think Anne has made it all, cinnamon rolls among them! 

Comment by Barbara S/IL 18 hours ago

A drunk pet alligator? ROFL

Sheri, Happy Thanksgiving. Have a safe and wonderful trip, too. Bet your son will feed you turkey. I hear you on the grocery. I decided I had to go again today and didn't get out of there for less than $100. Jeesh, you'd think I was feedin a 100 people instead of between 5 and 7. Of course, DB eats enough for 3 sometimes. LOL

Great job Mary Alice. Also love the idea of uysiung an alligator to shake your trees. That would turn some heads in the neighborhood. That's funny that you can flag down the shaker truck. You must be on the main route to the tree farms.

I agree that Anne's home sounds so inviting. I can almost smell the coffee. Do you make cinnamon rolls, too Anne? I used to make a salad/dessert similar to Debra's and that was how it was made ( shaking the jello over the fruit and mixing in). My recipe used crushed pineapple and lime jello and had cottage cheese in it, too.

Guess what. The crockpot cooks much better if you plug it in. At least it will still have time to cook before dinner time this eve. 

I'm sure your DD is happy seeing you celebrate her day. Those special milestone days are the hardest to get through sometimes.

Mari, I'm sure we will have fun with the project. Sounds verrry interesting.

 

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