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Ozz and Mary Graham start a mailing list on which it is OK for quilters to talk about business!
Latest surveys show there are more women using the internet than previously thought.
Local quilter's guild begins support for Electric Quilt users.
The original quilting maillist, swollen to 1200 members, closes its doors. Is it impossible to get in?
Members of the Quilters' Forum at AOL present "corporate quilt" to the online service.
This pioneering software company has plans and suffers delays.
California art quilter and early member of Quiltnet talks about her quilting and her life on the internet.
Is this DOS program with a bazillion blocks in its library impossible to catch?
This preview of MSN shows the company wishes to welcome quilters to its new service, and is offering many innovative features.
A catalogue of the quilt blocks in EQ2 assists users in unexpected ways.
Learn about quilting in the Netherlands and how it is about to get an online boost from an enterprising couple.
See what a dime is good for!
The face of computer games could be changed by new concepts being tried by Girl Games Software.
The explosive growth of the Web's World Wide Quilting Page has created headaches, and opportunities, for Sue and Eric Traudt.
Learn why for this Prodigy quilter both quilting and computing are matters of necessity.
Does this inexpensive quilt design software stand up to the mega-programs?
Meet Melissa Bishop, iconoclast and founder of Interquilt, the quilting maillist that takes pride in its differences.
Internet quilters soon will have to pay for something they have long enjoyed for free. Is it a harbinger?
Australian quilters, spread out across a large and sparsely populated continent, find new ways to communicate.
A special feature on quilting resources on the web, part I. This issue focuses on the origins of the World Wide Quilting Page and reviews sites at the Smithsonian and Suzanne Marshall's quilts.
GEnie quilters participate in unusual charity quilt.
Miriam Neuringer of Quilt-Pro Systems talks about the company's accomplishments and plans.
Jerusalem quilter seeks participants; CompuServe cuts rates; how to run quilt programs under Win95; Crafter's Marketplace on MSN; New maillists-- Kaffee-Klatsch, Viking, Featherweight Fanatics; New EQ Web site.
Is Quilt-Pro the program for those who want to design quilts while doing Windows?
Canberra quilter moves the Australian tradition in new directions.
Finally, a bible for computing quilters, and other needleworkers. Everything you ever wanted to know.
The purchase of an old Georgia quilt leads a California couple deep into its mysteries -- textile and human.
Five quilting sites, both new and established, are reviewed and their offerings evaluated.
Find out how a small mail-order fabric business found happiness on the World Wide Web.
Sue Traudt of the World Wide Quilting Page explains the intricacies of servers, T-1s, and other internet mysteries.
Find out why it makes you rethink quilt design software.
Diane Lockwood is a quilter, but that's not the only interesting thing about her!
Free web space at the World Wide Quilting Page; an innovative paper-piecing swap at Delphi; Quilt Traders Newsletter changes editorship; AOL sponsors virtual quilt contest -- good prizes!
Reviews of Turtle's Playground, Alphamall, Jan Cabral's "High Tech Quilting," and Judy's Heim's Miscellany Page.
Author of "A Needlecrafter's Computer Companion" and numerous other computer-related books, including "Internet for Cats," Judy reveals the events that transformed her life, and her vision for the future of computing.
Jan Cabral's "CorelDraw for Quilters and Fiber Artists." Is this the CorelDraw book you've been waiting for, or should you continue waiting?
Sue Traudt of the World Wide Quilting Page concludes her primer for setting up your own web site.
Chicago quilter and sardonic humorist on Quiltnet, Robbi talks about her quilting and her "Moon Hut."
Reviewed by Marina Salume. Is QP the best for the Mac?
New quilting maillists, new version of Quilt-Pro for Windows, new websites and maillists for internet entrepreneurs, CompuServe inaugurates new quilting forum; QuiltBiz Contest.
In a new series on world quilting, TVQ takes a look at quilting through the eyes of two Israeli women active in quilting and on the internet.
Much-maligned in the newsgroup and elsewhere, is this pioneering Windows program as bad as everyone says?
A Cincinnati artist and quiltmaker with a growing reputation talks about his art and teaching.
TVQ continues its reviews of quilt-related sites on the World Wide Web. This issue will look at the new That Patchwork Place site, the U.K.'s National Patchwork Association site, and several others.
The third in our series about establishing a presence on the web. This installment focuses on how to increase traffic to your site.
New developments at Prodigy; will the internet crash and burn in '96?; Jan Cabral replies to last issue's review of her book; a proposal for a new textiles newsgroup; and much more!
Nearly 400 quilts made by Georgia quilters to commemorate the Olympic Games are on display at the Atlanta History Center. This remarkable exhibit is reviewed.
Quilter, mathematician, and software writer Catherine Jones speculates on the artistic direction of quilting under the influence of HotJava (among other provocative findings).
Is quilting's first CD-ROM ready for prime time?
Maine quilter, designer, and Compuserve forum leader Anne Brown talks about her use of CAD software to design quilts, her "organized scrap" quilting style, and the rewards and frustrations of being a volunteer sysop.
Reviews of websites from Australia to Illinois, a look at the tessellating art of M.C. Escher, and a rundown on what's new at the World Wide Quilting Page.
Girls' games revisited; Billions wasted in internet investments? Online quilting featured in QNM. And much more!
Two North Carolina quilt stores reviewed-- TVQ visits Georgia Bonesteel's quilt & hardware store and Mary Jo's Cloth store, which boasts 15,000 bolts of quilters' cotton, and can find that fabric you've been looking for.
Anita Fors of Goteborg, Sweden, shares the history and contemporary state of quilting in her country in a colorful profile.
A review of Patty McCormick's book about her adventures as a "stunt quilter" and technical advisor to the movie "How to Make an American Quilt."
This eloquent contributor to the Quiltart list shares her thoughts on quilting, intellectual property, and the "Frog Prince" quilt.
These two tiling programs take a different approach to quilt design.
VQuilt 2.0 released; QUILT ART group promotes art quilting in Europe; FSU dissertation considers Florida depression quilts; and more!
Japanese quilters talk about their contributions to quilting and how computers have been changing their quilting lives.
, reviewed by Addy Harkavy. Learn about three rich sources of history and photos of stunning Japanese quilts.
By Catherine Jones. Another provocative and thoughtful exploration of what it means to be an art quilter, and whether there should be such a designation at all.
Addy Harkavy reviews template sets sold by Shar Jorgensen and Marti Michell. Her findings may surprise you.
Learn how this well-known teacher and quilter helps us all find the humor in quilting. And how she keeps her sense of humor in the face of a grueling schedule.
: Men's quilts wanted; New painting/ quilting maillist; more!
TVQ, and its readers, provide a guided tour of Portland, Oregon, as seen through its quilt stores.
by Addy Harkavy. Addy covers the waterfront on paper foundation piecing, with reviews of books and magazines.
Find out why BlockBase is the best thing to happen to quilt blocks since Barbara Brackman.
by Catherine Jones. Computers may play a pivotal role in defining the future of geometric designs.
Reviews of Sharla Hicks' primers on quilt design programs and, by Addy Harkavy, a look at new books on bindings and stripes in quilts.
Reviews of quilt-related sites associated with online quilting communities: Quiltart, QuiltBee, FCREATE, and Canadian Quilters Online add to the quilting riches on the web.
You can learn how to stitch from these, but will they win an Oscar?
Forum leader and architect of America Online's quilt forum, Amanda shares the challenge of leading, and serving, a community of 4,000 online quilters.
by Addy Harkavy. Are these two unusual quilting products useful, or just curious?
Indianapolis Quilt Show; Feedsack Club, Quiltopia, more!
A small group of black women in Atlanta continue the Georgia rural quilting tradition.
Addy Harkavy reviews five books on the design of quilting patterns and the mastery of the quilting stitch.
Reviews of three sites which combine quilting with commercial enterprise. Includes the Quilt Gallery and the new site of The Electric Quilt Company.
Merry May reviews the recent meeting of this scholarly group, which discovered murder and mayhem among its subjects.
TVQ reviews a remarkable new quilt show in Atlanta, of African American Improvisational Quilts from the folk art collection of Eli Leon.
Deborah Roberts provides the ins and outs of quilt appraisal, and why you may not get more than $50 for the loss of a quilt.
Nancy Cameron Armstrong (and friends) survey the world of quilting across the expanse of the north country.
Addy Harkavy takes a look at two books about fabric manipulation. Why is she so excited over tucks and pleats?
This is no April fool -- Addy Harkavy put it to the test.
Art Quilter and world traveler Linda Colsh talks about quilts, creativity, and Tiananmen Square.
Upcoming quilt shows; chocolate quilts?
Lynn Holland discovers the pleasures of quilt store shopping in this trendy Texas city.
Regular TVQ contributor Catherine Jones explores the issue of artistic identity in a world being changed rapidly by the internet. She finds models in unexpected places.
Nancy Cameron Armstrong takes a look at books chronicling French and American Quilts. And explores the issue of quilts as tablecloths!
Gloria Hansen does wild things within the confines of geometry. She had to give up rollerblading, but now she puts that energy into quilts, computers, and a new book.
Lynn Holland writes about rediscovering a childhood sewing book that she's been hunting for 30 years. And she found it on the web!
Addy Harkavy reviews a new device to protect your hands from your rotary cutter's vicious blade.
Addy Harkavy reviews Joen Wolfrom's new book, Patchwork Persuasion; A Point Well Taken, a new book on needle and thread; and Sylvia Siegel's guide to paper-pieced borders.
The Smithsonian's new traveling exhibit brings more than 40 native American and Hawaiian quilts to 8 cities.
Learn why Judy Montano is so good, and her video production company is so bad!
Anne Fisher started out as a quilting perfectionist, but her wrists caused her to give up perfection and make better quilts.
Harriet Hargrave's From Fiber to Fabric and Waldvogel and Brackman's Patchwork Souvenirs are two books that belong in any quilter's library. Find out why from these reviews
Four new quilting sites with lots of goodies and "quilt-lits." Sites rated according to TVQ's website ranking system.
One of the early pioneers of online quilting, Susan recounts her days at Delphi and her current work at The Mining Company. And don't miss her silk cocoon quilt. It's fabulous!
Turtle's Online Quilt Show has new host who tells you how to have your quilts displayed on the web; TVQ looking for Quilter's Essential Library. Send us your nominations!
- Guild Profile: The Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild
A force to be reckoned with in this west Texas City, the GSAQG, Inc. sponsors a large show and has its own "Operations Center." Find out how they do it, and why.
- The Patchwork Planet: Quilting in South Africa
Jenny Whitehead, past President of South Africa's national quilt guild, shares the history of the craft in her once-troubled land. They haven't been quilting long, but they're making up for lost time!
- Magazine Review: Bottoms Up Down Under
Lynn Holland reviews the latest Quilt Sampler, and takes us for an excursion through the new Australian mag, Down Under Quilts. Learn about the quilter who "pulls beers with one hand and quilts with the other."
- Book Review: The Quilter's Computer Companion
Judy Heim teams up with Gloria Hansen to top her last book. The Quilter's Computer Companion provides both a global and microscopic perspective on the world of computer quilting. And it's hilarious into the bargain.
- Quilter Profile: Debra Weiss
Former MSN Stitch Forum maven and publisher of the elegant web magazine Quilt Gallery, Debra Weiss has found a way for her two loves -- computers and quilting -- to provide her a living. Find out how a cybergeek who couldn't quite make those clothes she sewed in home ec fit right, made good!
If you couldn't make it to the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year, or even if you did, read Corinne's highly opinionated review.
The secrets of Electric Quilt software finally revealed! You'll never look at the program in the same way again.
Ursula Adler and Lilo Wesely talk about their country's very young quilting tradition.
Lynn Holland's sewing machines have had a life all their own. And have changed hers.
Quilter, teacher, and computer-jockey Barb Vlack tells what it's like to write and publish one of the hottest books for computing quilters.
Quilt-Pro and The Electric Quilt Company both have dedicated foundation piecing programs. Which one is best for you?
Patricia Littlefield gives us the guided tour of the four quilt shops on the corners of Hawaii's Big Island. She also introduces us to some very interesting people!
Rob and Lynn Holland give two different views on thimbles. They may be small, but they make a big difference!
Lynn Holland takes a restrospective look at Eleanor Burns, who had a great influence on her life as a quilter.
Two new books. One made Christina happy. The other, well . . . .
TVQ visits three quilt shops in Maryland, including the fabled G Street. Which ones were best? The visits yielded a few surprises!
Anita Smith's dream comes true, with the help of the web!
Author of a great new book on quilt labels shares her insights with TVQ readers.
Pat Autenrieth's background in painting and other fine arts brings an unusual dimension to her quilts. She also maintains a great website!
Christina tries paper piecing for the first time with the help of two of Carol Doak's books. See how it came out!
Readers respond about quilt shops in Maryland. Ann Arbor quilt show and auction to
benefit the Mary Schafer Quilt Collection, recently donated to the Michigan State University
Four Ribbonry Books, Carol Doak's Quilt Book for Beginners, and Free Stuff for Quilters!
Kinga Tibor shares with TVQ readers news of the new and growing quilting community in Hungary. For Kinga it began with an American movie.
AQS's new 1999 calendar has a quilt for all seasons.
Master applique artist and originator of her own unique technique, Suzanne Marshall continues to challenge herself, and us,with new ideas and approaches.
Sew Precise with Shirley Liby combines a bunch of new paper piecing patterns with Shirley's creative tips and designs.
Teacher, quilter, and author of "Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts," Bethany tells us why her best ideas are all wet.
Reviewed by Carol Miller. Respect for quilting as an art form is alive even in small towns, as Martinsville, Virginia proves in its support of this local invitational show.
The organizers of an oceanography camp for girls in St. Petersburg, Florida, had no idea the role that quilting would come to play in their activities.
Meet one of quilting's longest-standing and most entertaining web queens, who also finds costumes are interesting to her visitors!
Lynn Holland and Christina Holland review two new books.
Christina Holland visits the Little Quilt Museum that Could. The museum's
rotating quilt collections make a good antidote for Silicon Valley's cyber-everything.
Lynn Holland decides to stay home in Atlanta and write about the quilting
riches around her. Four shops in the Great Atlanta area include the new store
opened by Little Quilts.
Addy Harkavy tests out the new cutter from Olfa, purported to be safer and
easier to use. Is it? Addy clues you in.
The Atlanta History Center's new exhibit of 80 Georgia quilts extracts the
history behind them while educating the public on quilting
The Red River and the Holocaust.
Gunsu Gungor combines her business and quilting skills to create a mecca for quilters in Turkey's capital..
Christina Holland reviews a recent show in the Tampa Bay area with lots of sunny (and fishy) quilts.
Alabama quilter Iris Aycock's unique style has earned her the honors as Mistress of Botanicals. Find out how she brings the natural world literally into her quilts.
Carol Miller gives us her usual amusing and insightful take on one of the East Coast's most popular quilt shows.
Lynn Holland visits two high profile quilt stores in Houston.
Christina Holland surfs the web for new quilting adventures.
Find out how "The Dutch Quilting Couple in America" bring their talents and interests to the art of quilting, and create something quite new.
Quilts for Kosovo and Oklahoma, and more!
As the web becomes a necessary part of doing business, the best quilt shops are setting up sites. Lynn Holland has a review.
Lynn Holland goes to San Francisco and makes it her business to visit the local quilt shops. On the way she encountered lots of local color!
Will people buy quilts over the internet without seeing them in person first? This innovative new site combines the best of eBay and your local quilt dealer.
In quest of dinosaurs and quilts, Christina Holland gets more than she bargained for on a recent trip to Our Nation's Capitol.
The inventor and programmer of the world's most popular quilt software program talks about how it all started, and where it may be going from here.
Lynn Holland travels to "The Big Easy" and finds quilting alive and well there, as represented by a wide array of great shops!
Christina Holland uses a new That Patchwork Place beginner's book to help her make her first double wedding-ring. See how it turns out.
What kind of quilts? You heard correctly. Quilts from manhole covers.
Oregonian Shirley MacGregor has been quilting and teaching quilting for most of the last 15 years in Asian cultures. And she's made some gorgeous prize-winning quilts of her own!
Lynn Holland looks at a couple of great quilting aunts who influenced the quilters now writing and talking about them and their work.
"Georgia Celebrates Quilts" is the theme of this year's gigantic Cobb County Show. Lynn Holland visits the quilts and the vendors.
Patricia Littlefield visits two great shops in New England, including Keepsake, the "Mother Church" of quilt stores. Lynn Holland reviews a great store in Lexington, Kentucky.
Christopher Holland hasn't ever laid hands on a quilting needle, but he knows great quilts when he sees them. Tour the American Craft Museum in New York City with him.
Quilt book author, teacher, and Simply Quilts host Alex Anderson talks about what inspires her and how she finds time for quilting in her hectic schedule. Find out how she came to be host of the popular HGTV show!
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