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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 Sheila Craft 1 hour ago

That's okay, Froggie - your rumors are probably better than the truth anyway - LOL!

Okay, Mary Alice - speedy new 'puter is up and running. Still have lots of software to install - as soon as I find it but, I did get my McAfee all squared away and that's always my biggest concern.

Anyone with Dish net out there? What the heck happened to CNN tonight?? Sure didn't want to see MSNBC's show on James Brown. Totally confused.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 4 hours ago

Can't you just smell the fabric, Debra? You don't need anyone to pick you up, follow your nose.

Hey, when did he pose for this portrait? It's a very good likeness, MaryAgnes! Insulting letter, that's it. And use your big lawyer words.

Oh no, now I have to get up, Mary Alice. And I just got settled! IT's not Hancock's of Paducca. Just Hancock's. The selvage just says 'Style 36179'

Nice fabric, Debra! You did get some nice batiks. Good for you.

That's funny, Shannon. Kids are funny, aren't they?

Good idea, MaryAgnes, Debra can sew something for the guild or for the woman!

Nice Witchy-Poo! I have one that my sis in law and I made a few years ago, and she wraps nicely around the column on my porch. I didn't put her out this year, I couldn't find the wire that attaches her to the column.

That's ok, Sheila, we were just spreading rumors about you.

Sit and sew was fun today, I got a lot done, too. I have been working on a panel, quilting around the shapes. I bought it a few years ago, and pulled it out and decided to finally make it. I put several kits in my bag, maybe I will make them all at sit and sew.

~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Debra Mathews 4 hours ago

Good afternoon. I'm back.Had a blast. My side hurts from laughing so much.

Those phone calls are automated. Someone picks up when they hear a voice, if no voice a message is left. My Mom told me the definition of politics. Poli means many and tics are blood suckers.

My guild has many charities we sew for, a women's shelter, a home for unwed mothers, a nursing home,and hospitals, in the area. I'm sure some of  the material will end up there. There are many in the guild who are on social security, who will put the material to good use. I did not make a dent in the material there. There was boxes and boxes, and still have some at the shop left to go get. The shop owner also donated some of her things. Very giving people.

I guess I better go fix supper. My DH may be tired of quilt sandwiches.

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.

Comment by Mari/WA 5 hours ago

Mary Agnes, love that frog on Pinterest. Beautiful work they did!

Debra! Fantastic collection of large pieces of fabric! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Shannon, your children sound darling! How cute of them to adopt your quilt and love it every night! A quilters dream for all their quilts.

Mary Alice, your pictures reminds me of where most politicians should end up... and, perhaps, some company presidents, right Mary Agnes?

Sheila, that's awesome about your new computer! I love getting new computers.

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 5 hours ago
Mary Agnes..you are brilliant!!..love your ideas for Debra! and Mary Alice!!..Thank Gid we have you here to lead is through the maze
...that Frog was fabulous!..thanks for sharing!!..
Comment by Sheila Craft 6 hours ago

Argh! I've missed so much (and everyone, too!). I'm not even going to try to catch up.

Mary Alice, yes, I did get a fancy-dancy new computer - a Dell desktop with 24" monitor and the Quad4 processor. It's hooked up and running but, before I go on-line, I need to fire the laptop back up to see if I can get my McAfee info in order to load it on the new one. My sewing room is an absolute disgraceful mess. I spent all day Sunday moving stuff. Part of it is still in the spare bedroom and I have a butcher block table I need to get out of the sewing room 'cause I can't move (pictures...sometime).

DD had my MS Office disks so, she's mailing those back to me - she ended up getting Office 2010 through work for $15.00!!! What? I had to pay upgrade fees for mine and now...  Grrrrrr...

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 6 hours ago

Debra, that's a great haul of fabric!  I like that too!

Mary Agnes, I wish that would work with candidates, but as it is, I've had several call and leave the same message at least 5 times on my machine.  I don't think they are good candidates at all, cause anyone in their right mind would know if they don't answer the phone by call #5, they don't want to talk to you.  I would have thought they'd caught on sooner, but no.

Sheila, Froggie, and for me too,....some wise info this Halloween season

Comment by MaryAgnes/NYC 7 hours ago

Great haul, Debra.  Why don't you agree to take all the fabric and make door prizes?  Or a quilt that you can give to the woman who originally owned the fabric as a thank you from the Guild?  or for her nursing home to use in a raffle?   

And Mary Alice why don't you put a message on your answering machine that says something like:  If you are calling to tell me about a candidate you should be aware that I've decided to vote for the candidate whose supporters do NOT call me and I will put a curse on those candidates who leave long winded messages.  Consider what I've said and please hang up.

Aren't Hancock's and Hancock's of Paducah two different stores?

Thanks Shannon.  That clears up our latest etymological question.

Comment by Shannon/UT 7 hours ago

Mary, you're not too far off.  "Punky-Wunkin" is was my children's toddler speak for "pumpkin".  Coincidentally, my 11 year old who was the originator of the phrase, claimed the wall hanging and sleeps with it every night. I may never get any home decor of my own!  LOL

Comment by Debra Mathews 8 hours ago

Just back. Came home for lunch. I am going back after I eat. I got so much fabric. I left some. lol Every time I said "Oh I like that", someone would put it in a pile. I said "I didn't want to be greedy", they would laugh and put something else in the pile. I took a pic of some. I got a lot of batiks. I just love batiks.

I had to come home so I could " pet" it. lol I feel so blessed.

I had an idea of what we could do with what was left. We are going to put them on the table for door prizes.  Going back for a little sew time. My machine is still broke, but someone needs help writing a pattern. I will draw what she wants. It's purple and gold made with the bags that alcohol comes in, but any material will do. Oh, while I was gone DH made me something to put a seam ripper in to cut between patches when chain sewing. Will post pic. later

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.


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