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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.

Discussion Forum


Started by Cindy. Last reply by Agnes / NW Ontario Apr 27. 98 Replies

Block size                12 1\2" unfinished to finish at 12" Pattern .                  Log CabinColors .                    Center 31\2" square jewel tone ( brights)                                 Logs cut at 2"                               …Continue

2017 Project list.

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Cindy Sep 5, 2017. 18 Replies

Here's a list of projects for 2017. This will be mostly free patterns as selected by group members. Everyone's welcome.#1 The Grim Ripper…Continue

Organizer Box

Started by Mari. Last reply by Joanne Maner/TN Apr 19, 2017. 26 Replies

Rectangle Organizer Box:…Continue

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Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 5 hours ago

Sunny and bright, but chilly here.  It's supposed to warm up in the middle of the week.  That'd be a nice change.  

Sure hope DH feels better quickly Kim.  Sick is no fun.  

I've always thought a pasta maker could be fun to have.  When I make it, I cut by hand.  I like the abstract-ness of the hand cut but wouldn't work well for a quantity now would it.   Where's the pizzellas !! 

Yahoo on the bells Barbara.  Well, too bad the two things times conflict.  That's a shame.   I never ended up taking the lasagna out of the freezer.  Guess I still have time.   

I got a collar and bell on Tyler so I can find her easier.  She's had some self introductions today that have gone pretty well.   I got some really cool pictures of that on Facebook.  

Here's a video of  her pretty little self.

Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

Good morning. It's still cold here and we have snow covering the ground from a few days ago. That makes for short outside trips for Sophie. I guess she doesn't like cold feet.

Froggie your littles are great. I agree that you sure get a lot done.

Tyler knows who to go to in need. I bet she was curled up sleeping somewhere. Glad you can corral her now. 

Bells went well last eve. It was a community service and we were the very first thing. We had to bring all the bell stuff and set up. One of the QOV gals was there and asked where I'd been the last couple of months. Guess that means I'm still a part of the group. Our last Bible study was a 9 week one and meets at the same time as QOV. I think I'll get my QOV quilt top out and get reacquainted with it.

Oh no Kim. Some guys can be really wimpy when they get sick. I know my DS was. Wishing you patience with the patient. I'm not doing the BH mystery this year. I usually think "I can do this" , then get way behind. So I am not even starting it this time. The colors look really bright this time around.

Pasta would be good. I have an attachment for my stand mixer that makes pasta. The problem is that I have to get the recipe right to begin with. Every once in awhile I get it right. lol 


Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 7 hours ago

Was that the last race of the season, Kim? I saw Mr. B was watching it. We used to watch every week, and somewhere along the line got away from it. 

We must have been typing on each other's fingers, Kathleen. That really must have been embarrassing. Mr. B would tell you that can't happen. I tell him, yes it does, these things are posessed with little gremlins. I bet it threw you off for the whole service. Toymaker! You crack me up. I guess it's true,though. I might make some more stockings. We will see, they are time consuming. 

I will be right over for lasasgne, Thel. I am sure you made delicious noodles from scratch like Anne did. I think about her every time I think about lasagna or homemade noodles. Did I mention DD1 has bought herself a pasta maker, and she is going crazy making pasta. She told me that I need one. 

Good Fortune, Kim? I bet that will be one pretty quilt when it's finished, especially with all that DGS2 orange in it. 

It sounds like Tyler knows what to do now when she gets hungry, instead of scrounging around someone's trash, she goes to her hero, Thel! 

I need to do some cleaning today, get things all clean and set for DD1 coming, and for Thanksgiving dinner. DGS2 doesn't know he's about to lose his table for a week. He will be fine with it, he's a trooper. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 8 hours ago

Good morning, a cloudy day with some rain later tonight into tomorrow. And then much, much colder as we get closer to Thanksgiving.

Got up early this morning and have been straightening up in my sewing area get ready for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt that starts on Friday. It's called Good Fortune so GF for short in the future. I have most of the fabrics pulled already but did order some oranges since I didn't have very much orange in my stash to pull from.

I think I will go to the farm stand today and get my vegetables for Thanksgiving and then work tomorrow when it's raining.

I agree, Tyler works for a girl. She so cute. She disappeared on you Thel but showed up when her tummy told her it was dinner time.

Well, I better get moving. Hubby is home sick today so I suppose I will be at his beck and call today. He is the worst when he doesn't feel well.

Have a great day...

Comment by Thel in Mid-MO 21 hours ago

Good luck to DS Barbara.  That sure would be wonderful for the family.  

Froggie,  you rest and just roll around and get that organizing done.  

DH and I took the commercialism out of Christmas a very long time ago.  I love all the great traditions but don't exchange gifts.  The celebration of the reason is what makes me happy.  Your desserts sound awesome Mary Alice.  I'll take a big slice of cake please. 

Oh boy Bells.  I wish we could hear it.  Enjoy the evening performance too.  

Woohoo, your phone wanted to celebrate at church Kathleen.  That's pretty weird tho.  I wonder how it did that.  

LOVE your projects Froggie.  WOW,  you do beautiful work.  I'm not sure which I like best.  I hope you stop hurting soon.  

Yummy food Kim.  I like your idea with the cooked meat in the freezer for quick use later.  Great plan.    Hmm, maybe I though thaw out the lasagna I have in the freezer.  I need room in there.  Yah! 

Cammies back! 

I got the condo back and Tyler is enjoying herself.  She'd rather be free range (she disappeared on me for hours earlier).  She finally appeared when she got hungry!  I need to get some more pictures.  She's so pretty.

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 21 hours ago

You've been a busy little toymaker, Froggie . . . love your projects. The stockings are my favorite.

Comment by Kim Webb 22 hours ago

Very cute Froggie. You sure do get a lot accomplished. 

I made a meat sauce today and used some of it to make a pan of lasagne for dinner. The rest I packaged up and put in the freezer. Then I had some extra chop meat that I didn't use in the sauce so I decided to brown that up and put it in the freezer. I'm thinking I can use it for tacos or something like that.

Just a few more laps and this season's racing is over till February. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 23 hours ago

Couldn't you make a bigger cup of coffee, Mary Alice? Like, put the Keurig on the largest size? That sounds like a lot of desserts for Thanksgiving. We will be there, with coffee. 

More bells, Barbara? I wish I could hear them. I hate that hunting time too, whether it's for a recipe, or quilt supplies, Barbara! I do that all the time. 

I cleaned in the quilting room all day. My hips are killing me now. I decided to sit for a while before fixing dinner. I got some pictures of three projects, the Embroidery Library stuffed designs, the top row is for Myra, and the bottom row is for me. And the pears, they are for DD1. And the stockings that I think I am going to hang in the living room, where the ghosts are now. And I have a project ready to quilt and finish tomorrow. It's a Thankgsiving project, so I might just get it finished. 

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 23 hours ago

Sherri, that's a wonderful idea to donate your quilts. The Christmas one looks great!

I was thinking Tyler worked for a girl too, but wasn't sure.

So I had a first happen to me in church this morning. I get there early to say the rosary, which hadn't started yet, but my cell phone did!! I had the switch flipped to all sounds off. It's a hard switch. Can't be bumped. Well, all of a sudden, country rock music started playing loud and clear!! I grabbed my phone and started pushing buttons to get it to stop and it just would not! Had to walk back to the entrance of the church to compose myself and figure out how to stop it. I was ready to step on it! Finally pressed the home button twice to see what's running in the background and got rid of all that and it finally shut up. Good thing there was only a handful of people in church at that time. Just a tad bit embarrassing . . . .

Comment by Barbara S/IL yesterday

I was thinkg that Tyler might be a girl as it looks like he/she is a calico. Male calicos are very rare. Tyler works for a girl name too. Hope you enjoyed church.

Bells rang this AM at Church. We actually did pretty well. WE ring again this evening at the Community Thanksgiving service.

I hope you aren't too tired out to enjoy the redo, Kim. I miss having someone around that will do all that kind of thing. Plumbers, carpenters, electricians and HVAC people are expensive.

Sherri those are cute quilts. It's great that you are willing to share them and I'm sure they will be loved. Hope you can feel a little Christmas Joy in giving them away.

Hope your sis finds the recipe you want Froggie. I hate it when I have to spend more time looking for a recipe in my recipe collection than actually making the item.


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