• Tutorials for Electric Quilt and Quilt Pro
  • Reviews:
    • Quilt-Pro 4 for Windows
    • Gliftic 3
    • Create Your Family Quilt Using State Blocks & Symbols by Barbara Brackman (a EQ Magic Book.)
  • Freeware added: What Cooks.
  • New product: Fall Stash 2001
  • New lower pricing on the children's book on CD or via download, Patchville Went Splitville.

November 20001: Issue 12
Editor: Sharla R. Hicks
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From the Keyboard of Sharla Hicks

As the holidays near I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for being our browsers and customers. Your encouragement and support has made our website and store what it is today. I look back over the last 6 years and I am amazed at how far we have come from our first 10 page website and mail-in form to over 300 pages of tutorials, reviews and our secure online ordering for close to 300 products.

By request from you, we here at Soft Expressions have spent most of the summer and fall increasing our product line to help you meet BOTH your quilting and computer quilting needs. Our goal has been to create an organized store that makes your shopping easier. Check us out and let us know what your think.

This fall there is great news on the computer quilting front with several new products, an upgrade, and some new lowered prices on old favorites and freeware. Check out our reviews for details!

As always we continue adding to tutorials:



May all your time Computer Quilting be a Joy, filled with right brain escape, and result in that much sought after finished Fabric Quilt, if not at least a very nifty Virtual Quilt that you send to me to display in the VIRTUAL QUILT GALLERY!!
Sharla Hicks
Editor of Computer Quilting BYTES

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Articles and additions by Sharla Hicks

From the keyboard of Sharla Hicks, overview of the articles, reviews and new products found in this issue

Quilt-Pro 4

Review Quilt-Pro 4 for Windows, a New Upgrade

Creating Your Family Quilt

Book Review: Creating Your Family Quilt using State Blocks and Symbols by Barbara Brackman, an EQ Magic Book with Design CD.
exampleGliftic 3 is back with a new upgrade and lower price of $29.95 many of the new features are excellent for appliqué. This program is of particular interest to innovative quilters. If you want to create your own unique fabric, create interesting frames for labels and design placement ideas, then this is THE program to look at. If you own Repligator buy Gliftic at $10 off.

New additions to the Electric Quilt Hints and Tips Series by Gordon Cooper:

New additions to the Quilt-Pro Hints and Tips Series by Frank Smith.

Frank has worked hard on helping you better manage creating and adjusting borders to fit your quilts. Here are two installments since our newsletter.

Freeware: KeepMany, KeepHere, YesUcan, What Cooks by Gordon Cooper

New Products

Notions for Quilters like Marti Michelle Templates, Rulers, Mats, Rotary Cutters, Sewing Accessories, Machine Quilting Supplies and more. Everyday items you use often!

A few are below! More are coming as we have time and find the right product so check back often.


This is a expanding category with quilt giftwrap, jewelry, helpful must have tools, watches, organizers and beautiful storage boxes. great for friends and even yourself!

We are adding a line of gifts that quilters will enjoy receiving or giving. Here are a few of the items.


Helpful Books for Quilting and Computer Quilters, find helpful books on quilt construction, design, printing on fabric, using the software programs and more. More quilt book!

We have added many new quilting books to our store and divided them into topic categories. We also have typed out the table of contents and the back cover intro for each book so that you can get a better feel for the content of the book.