I don’t believe I’ve ever encountered such an all-inclusive word!

Gallimaufry (gal-li-maw’-free) n.
A hodgepodge, jumble; a mixture of diverse things. From the French galimafrée, “a stew, hash, ragout,” from galer, “to make merry,” plus “mafrer, “to eat heartily.”

This divine little word has been used to denote everything from a stew of leftover odds and ends from the kitchen, to a collage of art pieces or photographs, a collection of short stories, an assortment of musical pieces, a mismatched and motley crew of folks, and so on … you get the picture.

My crazy quilt closet is a gallimaufry of fabric. What does yours look like:)?

  1. Naomi says:

    My craft room is a gallimaufry of patterned papers. I can’t wait to see what greeting card I come up with next! Thanks for this bounteous word! 🙂

  2. Tomi says:

    Love it! Pastiche describes my art. Yes, I use a hodgepodge of materials!
    I would love to see a close up of your crazy quilt. I just finished a throw this February. Love, Love those crazy quilts!

  3. Diane Sanderson says:

    My husband and I are both excessive gallimaufriests.

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