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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, 2018. 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:A few…Continue

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Comment by Kim Webb 35 minutes ago
From everything I have seen and read including info distributed through our county medical director, its basically the same as the flu in prepping for it. Wash your hands and if your sick, stay home. The same thing happens with every new thing until we get used to it.
Comment by Kathleen Kingsbury 1 hour ago

I walked to 11:30am Mass for ashes.  It was raining, but just the misty kind of rain. I've already gotten several alerts in my email, and also the kind that interrupts tv programming with a blast, warning of the upcoming winter lake effect storm. Four to eight inches, or one to two feet of snow, depending on where one lives, accompanied by wind gusts, starting tonight around 10. Like I said, I'll believe it when I see it. Lately they make any amount of snow sound alarming.

Kim, I'm sure your squad had enough witnesses to thwart the complaint that woman wants to file.

Rita, hope your appointment goes well. I had a friend who had knee surgery and he had some of the hardware removed. He brought it home in a baggie and showed me. Amazing what they used!!

Mary Alice, I pray all goes well for your mom. Keep us posted.

I was reading about the virus and how to prep for it. It's no different than what we do when we experience a hard winter storm, but it has the added advice on proper hygiene regarding sneezing, coughing etc. and stocking the associated meds. Very scary though. 

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 1 hour ago

Oh no, Rita, it sounds like you are havingn lots of problems. I hope it all goes ok with the doc. I don't know much about screws and plates, but that does sound like a lot of screws. Mr. B has some screws in his foot, and I think they are going to stay. I think he has two. 

Where are you going to put all that freeze dried food, Alice? And is it any good? I don't think I have had much freeze dried food, but maybe fruit. GOod luck today with mom. 

DGS2 and I went in the garage to clean. We found a lot of stuff to toss, some to donate maybe, and a big bunch to go through. We have a lot of loose pictures, and Daddy's slides. And there are a lot of letters between Mama and Daddy. He found his momma and daddy's wedding album I kept. He keeps laughing at his dad, because he had a perm. His hair was so curly. We are done for the day, I don't want to wear myself out. We can do some more tomorrow afternoon. For now, I am going to get a shower, then figure out what I want to do before going to Bible study tonite. 

~Hopppy quilting~

Comment by Kim Webb 1 hour ago

Barbara, the chiefs used 3 different meters in the house and got zero readings on all 3 for CO. Enjoy your snow. We will just get rain. Almost 50 out here again today.

I have never done the Ash Wednesday service but our Rector actually goes into town early in the morning  (coffee break) and again at lunch time and does the ashes to anyone who wants them right on the Main Street of town.  He started it years ago and has become very popular.

Comment by Mary Alice Espinoza 1 hour ago

Hello all!  Thank you for your well wishes!  Yes Kim this is the cement thing and a biopsy as well.  She's been hurting lately, but wondering if it's  the cold weather.  I know I've been more stiff lately in the mornings.

That was a weird call Kim.  People and their phones!  Geez, they can't live without those things for a minute.  

My prepper friend has been texting me to buy freeze dried foods to prep for this virus.  Just don't know how bad it'll be and if we can all avoid it.  I can only pray it's lost strength over time, and we'll all be safe. 

Best go rest a bit before starting out.  It will be a long day despite the procedure being done in a few minutes.  I know it's a hurry up and wait thing. 

Comment by Rita Crofoot 2 hours ago

I am here, this is my 4th attempt to post in the last few days, I get a nice long post done and then it won't post, so I will just do a brief bookmark, as I am on the  way to the Dr for the 1 year post op for the replacement reversal on the left shoulder, and we will see if I have to have another surgery done to remove the excess hardware on the right one, The first surgeon put in 10- 3" screws plus a plate, ( overkill) and now having some trouble with all the hardware. We shall see.

I wanted to report on my computer issues, but no time, and a couple of other things, 

Hope this one posts, 


Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) 5 hours ago

I don't have that much counter space either, Kathleen. But, we cleaned stuff off one counter and put the new microwave in the spot. The microwave cost me $96.96, I thought that was funny. It works great, we used it last night. DGS2 sure was happy. The microwave over the stove has the fan and light. We will see what happens to that spot. 

Carol Ann, in Camp Fire Girls, we learned to leave the spot cleaner than when we got there. It really was beat into me, I guess, and my first friend too. She always cleaned up when we would eat out, she stacked the dishes, got the table clean, all that stuff. It cracked me up. I love plums and pluots, yum. 

This is the third microwave we have owned, Marilyn. First one lasted forever. It was still going strong when we decided to go to the over the stove kind. And the second one lasted less than 10 years. The first one must have been 35 years old when we replaced it. 

I hope everyone gets some good rain too. Especially CA, land of huge fires. 

I hope mom's procedure goes well today too, Alice. 

That sounds like a very strange call, Kim. And just who is she texting in the night anyway? Filing a complaint against the medic, that's just stupid. 

I think you have the largest yard of all of us, Barbara. Good thing you don't have to mow all of that grass! I crack me up. 

Our ash Wednesday service is this evening too, Barbara. I don't know if we use ashes. It's a short service, so we will see what it's like. 

It's very cold here today, but no rain or snow. There was a little snow in the north part of the state. we have some summer birds showing up already, too. 

We are going to do some cleaning this morning. We need to clean the kitchen counters and rearrange stuff, and we need to clean in the garage. We will see how much gets done. I need a shower before going to church at 5. I guess I better get up and start in the kitchen. 

~Hoppy quilting~

Comment by Marilyn L. 6 hours ago

Mary Alice, I'm sending prayers of healing and comfort for Mom, and prayers for strength and patience for you. It's going to be a long day for you both. Hugs!

Comment by Barbara S/IL 6 hours ago

Good morning. It's supposed to be a cold windy one today. Thankfully we only got about 1 1/2' of that snow. It tracked farther south and east. Maybe you'll get some moisture out of this system, Kim.

That was a weird call, Kim. Sometimes you just gotta shake your head when deaoing with some people. I sure hope it wasn't CO that was causing her headache though.

Looking forward to seeing that quilt Alice. I saw a pictur of that row somewhere in my e-mail or FB groups. It looks pretty modern for that one. Are all of them along the same line? I have a large 'yard' too. About 33 acres. Most of it is pasture that is unused these days. It just provides wildlife refuge (until hunting season). Suree hope that you get some better weather this spring and summer. 

Same for you Carol Ann. The weather has been really unpredictable the last few years. I hope you get some rain soon. Even here the seasons seem to be messed up. The geese and summer birds are returning though so I guess they expect it to be spring soon. 

Today I want to do some QOV quilt piecing. Maybe I'll put the bear pieces together. I have choir and bell practice tonight after the Ash Wednesday service. Even the Methodists are doing ashes these days but ours won't be until this evening. 

Have a good one.

Comment by Kim Webb 7 hours ago

Good morning, it's cloudy out now but we may see some more rain today before it gets cold again tomorrow. Maybe even some thunder and lightening tonight they say.

We had a call last night. We ended up not transporting the woman. It was for an activated CO alarm and the woman had a headache. The alarm malfunctioned and according to the boyfriend the woman always gets migraines. I guess she told our medic that she was going to file a complaint against him because he kept interrupting her when she was on her phone texting. Meanwhile he's trying to assess her medical complaint and she won't get off her phone. Then when I got home, I couldn't get back to sleep. 

Working today and I'm suppose to take a class tonight but I haven't found anyone to cover me on squad so I think I will stay home.

I just saw the weather. Are you getting snow Thel? Barbara and Marilyn might be in that path to. And once again, the snow moves up and over us and we get the rain. 

I hope the doctors visit goes well today Mary Alice. Are they doing the cement today?

Well, I should be getting ready for the day. I hope I find more energy for the day than what I have right now.

Have a great day...


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