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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 20

Started by Mari/WA Jul 8. 0 Replies

To go to the project just click on the underlined project name:Project 20…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 7 hours ago

Duh! Just got my hair colored again so, I'm going to use the blond excuse, Mary Alice! Why did I not think of that? Oh, yea...my brain is a tad fried today. Sinuses are morphing into something ugly, I think. Ugh...

Got an order from MSQC this last week with some of the papers and wacky web stuff. Bill was watching old "oaters" on tv which are not my thing so, I pulled out my hatbox full of strips and started making some 10" string blocks.

Kathleen, glad you're getting some help and actually able to see other people in person, finally! All of our snow is mostly gone. Lots of highways closed here this a.m. due to icing from the thaw. I hate ice more than anything - I just don't bounce.

I thought the red pillowcases really popped so, thanks for the kudos! I sent DD a pic via text and she came back with a thumbs up so, I guess they're a go.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Love the nursery rhyme quilt and the pillow cases! I have a stuffed toy rabbit pattern cut out and ready to sew. Now that we had to reschedule the baby shower, my daughter will be getting more than a quilt for a gift!  I just keep finding things I want to make. And so far I've been using just my stash.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 8 hours ago

Hi All!

Guess what! Around 5:00 today, we finally found someone to plow our driveway of 5 plus feet of soggy and very heavy snow!! Five days snowed in completely! And they lifted the driving ban today, so my daughter and her husband came to help us start shoveling (before we found someone to plow). So it was nice to see new faces after 5 days trapped in the house.  Now we worry about flooding.  We have a couple shop vacs on standby.  Also, we had a group of good samaritans that came in from Binghamton, stopped on my street, and started helping to shovel out driveways.  They said they remembered all the help they received from everywhere after a couple floods, so they were just paying it forward.  They even brought their young ones with them and they had shovels! Although they were really enjoying playing in the snow too!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 8 hours ago

The Nursery Rhyme quilt is adorable Mary Alice. I agree it would be fine for a baby boy, too.

I love the pillowcases Sheila. They are a quick project that packs a punch. Love your color comb. too.

That salad/dessert sounds great. I can see why you nevre have leftovers.

It's Deer hunting weekend here in IL. My 3 brothers and DS#1 came for supper - they brought pizza. DB's wife is at home trying to pass a kidney stone. Poor thing. Hopefully she will be able toget it takencae of soon- the DR. says the infection has to be down before they can zap the stone. She's pretty miserable

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 9 hours ago

Froggie, HSTs that you need to make bigger then trim down do take time to get done.  Can't wait to see your pillows.  

I have to find something easy to do. This embroidery design quilt is intense.  Want something I can slap together easily now.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 9 hours ago

Thank you Debra!  I need to embark on a diet.  At least dessert is covered! Whew!

Comment by Debra Mathews 9 hours ago

Here's the recipe:

Dreamsicle Salad (sugar free0

1 3oz. pkg sugar-free orangs jello

1 3oz. pkg sugar-free instant vanilla pudding

1 10oz. can mandarin oranges (drained)

1 8 0z. sugar-free cool whip, thawed


Dissolve jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Let set in refrigerator 20 minutes.

With a whisk or mixer, add dry vanilla pudding. Mix and beat until smooth. Fold in oranges and whipped topping by hand. Refrigerate.

Can also try strawberry jollo, and other flovors with the fruit.

Never bring any home.

May all your ups and downs be in stitches.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 9 hours ago

Sheila, love those pillow cases!  

What's wrong with Nursery Rhymes for boys??  Just change the colors of the sashing to blues. Lots of teachable moments with Nursery Rhymes--not only rhymes, but adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns, finding high frequency words, and you can play "I Spy."  This quilt should last my great great niece through Kindergarten, maybe even first grade.  

Comment by Sheila Craft 11 hours ago

What an adorable quilt, Mary Alice! Makes me wish my niece was having a girl but, they're positive it's a boy.

Got two sets of pillowcases made today! AND fixed chicken & dumplings for dinner at DH's request.

Comment by Mary S. 11 hours ago
Forgot to say that the fabric organization shelf system is a good idea!

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