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Welcome to Gifty Galore 2016!

Our new Gifty Galore Christmas project season begins July 18th this year and runs through December 19th! And, Anita is back with more wonderful designers! 

We are using the book, Fast, Fun, and More Gifty. It is compiled and written especially for us! Our newest Gifty book is the best ever for preparing a gift-giving extravaganza. There are even MORE small and quick projects. Hey, you'll be able to use the projects in this book all year long!

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 us!

  1. Time frame is from July 18th - December 19th, 2016 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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Clearing Your Cache

Started by Mari/WA Sep 3, 2014. 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

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 Barbara S/IL 59 seconds ago

Mary Anes you're up and at it early today. 

Mari I hope you can get your bowties into a quilt top at your retreat. Is everyone bringing food? At the retreats I've been at, there were tables full of snacks and the retreat place fed us, too. Not good  if you're trying to lose weight. ☺

That salad looks wonderful Thel. I love beets.

Kathleen it's beautiful. I like the lighter accent sections.

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 37 minutes ago

Just lost a post. I blame the computer. It's too sensitive.

Lovely salad, Thel.

How'd open house go, Froggie? I bet all DGS2's teachers love him.

Have a wonderful time, Mari. Surgery won't be long once you're back, so you can really look forward to next year's retreat.

Wow, Lou Ann. What a different life you've had. It sounds to me like something I'd see in a movie.

Elephant ears, Agnes? You mean the pastry made with puff pastry? Never heard of beaver tails but the Italian bakery cross town has out of this world bear claws.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 8 hours ago

Definitely unlike anything I've ever enjoyed but well worth the effort. 

And I used my little red countertop baker to do it instead of the oven.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Interesting salad Thel. Looks way better than the pretzels I shouldn't be eating right now . . .

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 10 hours ago

You sure get a lot done Froggie.   Just reading your posts sometimes makes me exhausted.  Good you've got your swim spa and pool. 

I made a really neat salad for dinner.  Roasted Kale and golden beets,  with figs and goat cheese.  The dressing - EVOO, balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.   Oh so Yummy. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 13 hours ago

Cute meercat, Mari, I love them too. We have some at the zoo, and they are fun to watch for a while. 

Rita, good idea. Start a journal. I think I should do that too. Thanks for the comment on my outlook. It is tough, but I have to try and be happy and helpful. Even when I am pooped like today. Ice cream for dinner sounds like a great idea to me. With a glass of wine, please. 

It's gorgeous, Kathleen! It turned out flat, too. 

Another retreat, Mari? You really pack 'em in, don't you? Have a great time. I bet you will get a lot of bowtie blocks done. 

I wore myself out this morning, working in the yard. It was mostly sitting, too. The sun got to me, I think. But that job is done. Then, I got in the swim spa and sat, let the bubbles hit my poor joints. It was very nice. I also finished my niece's donation quilt. I will hang it up later to take a pic. I also have to go to open house at the school today. This really should be my last one. I shouldn't say that. But I did. I better get hopppin', so we can get to the school, and back for dinner. 

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting Time~

Comment by Lou Ann Brach/MD 15 hours ago

Great idea Rita, and I'm starting one when I get home.  Agnes, I loved that nativity scene as well, and I'm glad that many others are using it. And I occasionally have a little wine as well, even though I'm not supposed to do it because of 2 meds. Well, since I don't drink much, and don't have anyone to see me, I go for it!!!

How's that for a welcome Patte? Glad to have you with us.Thel, thanks for the 3 shorts to watch your furrs. There is a commercial about a dog who had the same, but they said that his food and love from his owner changed his life. Boy, I think we all are hoping for that. Oh turtles, yep count me in. Even though we lived in Lincoln, my dad and brother had many trips to places to get squirrels and rabbits until they were no longer safe to eat from the wild. He was in National Guard, so we often went along and had a tent. Another person in the complex had found a snapping turtle that was 3 ft. wide. He hung him on a line as he was dead but still flexing his muscles (just like the guys Rita). The next day he was able to clean and put in a huge kettle over a fire. All day we drooled, but when we were allowed to have our Turtle Stew, WOW! I'd love to have it again. My fondest memories were night toad catching from a paddle boat, and so many others. Dad always took his family and since he was an officer (and the only MD of rank) was allowed.

I almost forgot that Carol's BD was probably yesterday and happy belated one from me. And Kim, adopted stories go from one extreme to the other. There could have been bad memories that your mom has of your half sister. I know that Sue's mom was taken to the Home as soon as she told the father about it. This was around the time that abortion was allowed by law and we were wondering if we would ever get a child. Thank goodness we have her as our daughter, sister, mom to Beckett, etc. We were so lucky, but wondered during her teens. Boy was she a Jeckyl/Hyde. And Mari, I love your darling animal meerkats. What a treat and it is time to go home now.

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 15 hours ago

Ohhh,  a retreat Mari.  How fun !!

It is quiet here today for sure. 

Comment by Mari/WA 16 hours ago

I've been pondering this afternoon about an annual quilting retreat I'm going to this weekend. Am leaving tomorrow and will be back late Monday. It has to be a light pack because a lot of food is coming with me. This is a new location for our group and it's way out in the country, so shopping is a distance and who wants to leave a retreat for food? Not me! Thought I would take the bow tie blocks as all the cutting is done for that for awhile and a couple of embroidery/coloring projects. That should keep space to a minimum. Either my computer is not receiving postings here or it's a very quiet day.

Comment by Agnes / NW Ontario 16 hours ago

Kathleen--Very pretty. Wahoo on another finish. I have beaten my somewhat similar project into submission. One thing led to another and I was once again plugging around in uncharted territory but I do believe I have found the solution. Back to sewing now that I have my normal range in place. I'm thinking I should celebrate by making elephant ears or beaver tails, same difference. It just depends on which region you're from.

Rita--The grateful journal sounds like a really good idea. 


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