SEW ON THE NET
"If you have any doubt that quilting can be fun, you need look no further than www.thequiltshow.com..."
By Alex McDowell
Never before has quilting taken such a fun turn as it has on The Quilt Show! The website gives access to all sorts of things, such as forums, blog posts from the show's hosts, articles about quilting and gallaries where members have posted photos of their finished work.
Once signed in, members have access to all of the forums and can post, reply and chat within the site. Membership is free but the option is also given to upgrade membership for a yearly fee. Membership grants access to the episodes, although there is also a link where you can purchase DVDs, for those who would rahter keep their memberships free.
Any member can submit quilts to the gallery and can also enter competitions and challenges. The gallery is filled with submissions from members - some are a feast for the eyes while others are...well, beauty in the eye of the beholder, but they're all great in their own right.
Patterns are avilable, either free or to purchase for a small fee in The Quilt Show Shoppe. There are also plenty of free, educational how-to quilt videos, which have been provided by the sponsors. It's a great site for content but beware - it's easy to lose yourself on the site and forget about your current project!
(The Quilt Show website is bright and colourful, with lots of useful information.)
(Once signed in, members have access to all the forums and can post and chat. Membership is free but the option is given to upgrade.)