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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 Kathleen Kingsbury 9 minutes ago

You MUST be able to hear my stomach from there Mary Alice!! And I just ate lunch!

Comment by Mari/WA 29 minutes ago

Mary Alice, you make my belly growl!

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Making some posole for dinner! Don't know if you all know what it is, but it's like a Mexican pork stew. It's a boiled pork roast, with hominy, onions, garlic, salt, oregano and red chili.  Served with fresh made bread into long rolls called Bolillos  (double LL pronounce like a Y, as in tortilla).

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Good morning!  Or afternoon in the east.

Barbara, I love those pics.  Such a beautiful area!!  And Mary Agnes, we don't live in the northeast because of the snow.  I'll need to put up pictures of NM's pecan farms and mountains.

Mari, yes, my mom's old Singer also filled the bobbins in the machine too!  Why did they stop inventing that feature??? Made life more simple.

Anne, I pray everything's okay with the heart and they are just being cautious checking everything.  You take care and keep those hopes up!  

I took 2 years of Home Economics, but that teacher couldn't teach me half of what my mom did in less time! One of the teachers was pretty good and I made a really nice blouse with lace in the front.  I loved that blouse so much, I recall making several that year at home. Those blouses went great with my bell bottom levis!  LOL!

Mary Agnes, cams are what we put into the top of the machine that instructed it to zig zag, buttonholes, or decorative stitches.  

Comment by Sheila Craft 1 hour ago

Great pics, Barbara and welcome home! Not sure I'd want to "cook" my laundry but, to each his own, I guess! Do you do that on the stove or out in the yard like our ancestors did? LOL!

Miss that old treadle - especially when the power goes out!!

Comment by Mari/WA 1 hour ago

Good morning my friends; good afternoon to my East coast friends.

It is so heartwarming to read all your posts; how you care about each other and share your wonderful memories of growing up and experiences with those awesome sewing machines that so many wished they hadn't thrown away, I being one of them. My old singer was a great machine that filled its bobbin in the machine without having to remove it. It also had cams, although I rarely used them. In fact, I don't even remember their function.

Feeling a bit nostalgic today. Happy I'll be piecing all day. BBL...

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 1 hour ago
Thanks Barbara for the beautiful pictures...boy, I miss not living there!..the two years we lived in Penn, with those glorious trees were the best!..we need our Seasons!!
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 1 hour ago

Home Ec sewing machines had the knee pedal to make it go, that's what I learned on, then went home and sewed on the treadle until I had enough money to buy myself the Singer Touch & Sew. Donated that machine to charity after I got married, thinking I'd never sew again because I was busy raising my little girls.  Bad move, but good for the charity!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 2 hours ago

These pics were taken at the Nepaug Reservoir in Conn. The colors there were peaking. It was beautiful.

Comment by Anne 3 hours ago
Hi
It's Friday: raw, damp , and chilly here in New England.
Barbara..beautiful autumn pictures..where did you take them from? Nice. Mary Agnes, yes, my first sewing machine had the knee pedal a little awkward to get used to..and yes learned to sew in Jr. High school on a singer with the foot action..go slow to get it started..once she's humming you can get a nice rythem going.... our 1st project was a pretty yellow 1/2 apron...had to learn basting stitches first..if they were perfect. Then the teacher let us head to the machines..nice memories. .
 

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