Expressive Quilters Newsletter
Past Expressive Quilters' Newsletter issues
Editor 1996 to present:
Sharla R. Hicks
Dedicated to Supporting the Expressive
Quilter in Tradition, Innovation, Art and Computers
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- News will include Sales, New Products, reviews, hints and tips,
tutorials, how-to and frequently asked questions about products
we carry and how to use them.
- Local news and events for the store here in Anaheim, CA
Newsletter Archives Below
FAQ's, Tutorials, Reviews and
Creating Fabric Printouts, Photo Transfers and Memory Quilts
Topics of Interest to Quilters:
Quilt Embellishment with Mixed Media, Foils, Paints, Pens, Inks, Stencils,
Pearl Ex Powders & More
Sharla Hicks' vision for Newsletter?
- Sharla has a life long background in teaching what ever she enjoys
doing at the moment. To view her Online Zentangle®,
Art Quilts & Mixed Media Gallery, Click Here.
- She understands the journey of the expressive quilter because she
has taken it herself and appreciates all styles and forms of quilting.
- Expertise in: Zentangle®, computer
quilting, design, color, adding the edge to your quilting style and more
- traditional machine piecing & machine quilting.
- machine appliqué, freestyle machine embroidery & quilt embellishment using designer threads (thin to thick), beads, charms
and more for embellishment on quilts and wearable art.
- mixed media fabric painting, foiling, glitter work, and embellishment.
- Sharla poses the following question to students, "How do you make
your style of quilting (traditional, innovative or art) stand out from
the crowd with an exciting edge."
In the mid 1990's Sharla authored a series of computer quilting how-to books
that are now out of print.
Scan Fabric to use in Quilting Software & Convert Internet Fabric
FAQs, Review & How-tos: Computer Quilting using Quilt Design Software
and Other Programs
Other Software & Ideas that are helpful in designing quilts,
applique, innovative designs, and wearable art
Quilting Software Reviews & How-To Information
- Computer Quilting has come of Age! What
does it have to offer you the quilter? Very helpful overview of what
is available in quilting software and how your computer skills fit into
picture when making choices.
- Quilting Software Reviews and helpful tutorials
- 1-2-3 Quilt: Simple to use quilting software for
traditional quilters and beginning computer quilters who love fast piecing
quilts and rotary cutting techniques.
- Auto Cad
- Block Factory (paper piecing software): Themed blocks
libraries for the computer quilter that prints blocks and template, a
Quilt-Pro Systems product.
- Clip Art that is useful to Quilters
- Electric Quilt: Quilt design software review and related
articles on how to use
- Foundation Factory (Paper piecing software)
- Freeware: helpful to the computer quilter. YesUcan,
KeepHere, Triangles, IrfanView, and Graphic Paper Generator
- Organized Expressions . . . Diary and Notebook for
Quilters, Needleworkers, Scrapbooks, Rubber Stamps, Knitters and Crochet:
Track purchases, record projects, log descriptions in Diary of progress
and finished, includes thread numbers and much more for helping you track
- Paper Piecing software: Section lists all the software,
books and related products we offer
Many books have YouTube Videos
are 20% off
Fabric Arts, Quilting, Embroidery
Projects by Zentangle
How to & Color Charts
Great in Fabric too
10% off Sakura Gelly Roll, Glaze & Souffle Pens
Classic, Moonlight, Stardust (glitter pen), Metallic, Shadow, Souffle & Glaze
|Crafters Workshop Templates & Stencils
Derwent Watersoluble Media
Inktense Pencils, Inktense Blocks, & Watercolour Pencils
Hints & Tips Instruction
Tim Holtz's Adirondack® Alcohol
Use on Grungeboard, Metals, Plastics, Slick Surfaces, Fabrics