Apr. 99 summary:
Quilt Software Review: Electric Quilt 4.
Creating permanent printouts using your computer and
Using AutoCad LT to create quilts, blocks and templates.
Using Creative Impulse and Repligator to create innovative
Computer Quilting Links: Sharla's Best Finds on the
Internet for Computer Quilters, plus a tip on creating fabric libraries
using the Internet.
Supporting The Expressive Quilter In Tradition, Innovation, Art & Computer Quilting
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Letter from the Editor, Sharla Hicks
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and let us know. We have streamlined our shipping department and are getting
ready to expand and would like your feedback on what you would like to
see in our product line!
Printing permanent images on fabric continues
to be a FAQ (frequently asked question.) Over the last year a new
development has occured with some printers. Many are offering waterproof
ink that is proving to be very useful for printing on fabric. Also find
some information on how to make water soluble inkjet labels and images
on fabric more permanent.
Find Sharla's best finds on the Internet for Computer Quilters.
As a side note: Quilts
Over Kosovo is a world wide philanthropy project that started as
a grass roots movement within our Internet quilting community, this
project is now complete but you can check out what quilters accomplished!
Table of Contents
- Letter from the Editor: click here
- Feature Articles:
- New addition to Frequently asked Questions
- New Additions to the Virtual Gallery since the last newsletter Remember,
I am always looking for more quilts and galleries to add. For instructions
on how to participate, go to the bottom of the Gallery page.
- World Wide Computer Quilting:
Use this page to list your events on computer quilting or where you
teach Computer Quilting!
- Information on the Internet for Computer Quilters:
- Sheila Williams has written created an outstanding set of FAQs
(frequently asked questions) for Microsoft Explorer, Netscape
and Eudora and other topics of interest to computer quilters,
information covers: Opening E-mail Attachments and Downloaded
Files From the Internet. Creating Filters in E-mail Programs.
Downloading Swatches of Fabric from the internet to be used in
Quilting Programs. Converting "Gif" and "JPEG"
Graphics to "BMP" Graphics For Use in Quilting Software
Programs. Creating a New Folder in Windows 95/98. Scanning and
Defragmenting your Hard Drive. Attaching Quilting Program Projects
to E-mail Messages. Sorry, I can not create a link to the above
mentioned web page because of the %20 in the address directly
from this page, so it will require that you copy the following
webpage location and Paste it into your Browser: http://www.iinet.com/users/donegan/faqs/FAQ%20.html
- Check out Carolyn
Laukkonen Feb. 1999 article on how she used EQ 3 to develope
several versions of a vest. This is a very interesting and creative
use of quilt software!
a group of online quilters using EQ3 & EQ 4 to complete monthly
challenges designed by Barb Vlark and put up on Pat Tribbey's
Website. Anyone who is an EQ user can join the fun.
- Build your Fabric Libraries: Drena Paulson shares with the info-EQ
mail list her method of building her fabric libraries and now is sharing
with you by giving me permission to add it here (see below!) Note
from the editor: Collecting fabrics off the Internet will work for
the following programs: Creative Impulse, Electric Quilt, Quilt-Pro,
QuiltSOFT, and PCQuilt (PCQuilt requires changing the extension, see
Drena writes: Hi all,
Just a note about scanning and fabric bitmaps. I have had Quilt-Pro
as well as EQ for some time and here's something people forget about.
Go to the fabric company web site. Benartex is a perfect example. If
you are in your browser, most of the time when you right click on a
picture like a fabric, it says save image as ... and sometimes gives
you no choices and sometimes does give you choices. Most of the time
they are in jpg or bmp form anyway.
I was just at Benartex. I chose a fabric, right clicked when it was
finished loading and picked save picture as... and went to change it
to bitmap. I checked the picture and it was a bitmap. Just fine.
You don't have to scan fabrics from fabric companies that put them
online, just use the already scanned images that are there. What a time
Just try it.
Drena can be reached via e-mail at: email@example.com
May all your time creating Computer Quilting BYTES
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
Editor of Computer Quilting Bytes