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Welcome to the New Quilting Arts Community! It's Move-in Day!

30 Apr 2009

At long last...we have our own online community just for contemporary quilters! 

Like moving into a new house, it takes time to familiarize yourself with your surroundings, unpack your stuff, decorate your rooms, and meet the neighbors. To kick off move-in day, I have created a few short video tutorials to help you learn how to get around. Since this site is brand new to all of us, I'm fairly sure we'll encounter some cracks in the walls that need some Spackle and a coat of paint, so please be patient as we grow this community and make it the best possible place to discuss quilting, share our art, and make new art quilting friends. And of course we would love to hear what you think, so come on over and chat with us and meet your new neighbors in the forums.

Also be sure to stay tuned to my blog as I will be hosting giveaway raffles (books, DVDs, notions, fabrics) for those who join the QA community. 

Welcome to our new home! Community: How to Create a Profile


QA Community: How to Make Friends


Brief Overview of Features


QA Community: How to Upload Pictures to Galleries

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Muppin wrote
on 30 Apr 2009 1:40 PM

Great job Pokey!

pcoxdesign wrote
on 30 Apr 2009 3:09 PM

Beautiful site!

ruthiepowers wrote
on 30 Apr 2009 7:43 PM

I think there's gonna be a revolution! I can hardly wait. This is brilliant. Ruthie

Caroberk wrote
on 1 May 2009 5:03 PM

Thanks for the tutorials. I am fairly new to this part of the internet and needed a little help.

missmaggs wrote
on 1 May 2009 5:14 PM

Hi Everyone.. I am looking forward to participating  here. What a great place to be... I LOVE Quilting Arts... Thanks so much




Jody Johnson wrote
on 1 May 2009 7:09 PM

This is fantastic. I have looked at other website forums to join but do not have the pateince or time to figure out what to do.

bakewelltart wrote
on 1 May 2009 7:16 PM

This looks great.  I'm fairly (completely) new to quilting so this is a revolution for me.

photostitch wrote
on 2 May 2009 4:49 AM

I thought the information was useful and this will be of great help to those who live in an area where fiber art is not really big yet.

on 3 May 2009 10:03 PM

Hi everyone, I am so excited about the world of quilting with so many new things being introduced.... Look forward to interact with many of you.

Polly41 wrote
on 5 May 2009 6:26 AM

Just returned from a trip to the UK and found a whole new community to join! Just let me unpack and then I'll jump right in.

Polly from Great Falls

on 5 May 2009 2:47 PM

As always, Quilting Arts knows how to tech and inspire.  I am grateful for these tutorials.  You made it easy...

pynart2 wrote
on 7 May 2009 6:33 AM

Hello, I'm looking forward to making more creative type quilts. I am an Artist, Quilter and instructor,

and would like to use these talents  on my quilts, ATC's and postcards.

Looking forward to meeting  other creative people to share ideas with.

A new member , Pam Nixon

MayH@4 wrote
on 8 May 2009 7:09 AM

Hi !  

This is very exciting . I love the Quilting Art magazine, so this should be icing on the cake !  


SandiM11 wrote
on 9 May 2009 7:16 AM

This is a beautiful site and such an inspiration! It just gets better and better

Bina2 wrote
on 9 May 2009 5:08 PM

Hi,  This great.  Been reading the mag since the begining but am not so proficient with the net.  Hope to learn more here about art quilts and navigating this site.  Bina

Dean5 wrote
on 16 May 2009 9:33 AM

Pokey, I wanted to share my good news with you.  Dean

Dean5 wrote
on 16 May 2009 9:34 AM

This new site is wonderful.  There is so much to see and read.  Dean

on 1 Jun 2009 2:05 PM

Hi guys! I have been bogged down with deadlines and some play, so I didn't blog last week, I hope

jmdbear wrote
on 8 Jun 2009 11:19 AM

Really great site!  

lawskat wrote
on 9 Jun 2009 9:22 AM

I've been a subscriber to your magazine for several years and LOVE IT!!!  Where ever do you find the must not sleeep!!!!!

on 22 Jul 2009 1:46 PM

the blue print is diffulity to read. PLEASE PRINT MORE READABLE FOR THESE AGING EYES.

on 26 Jul 2009 7:36 PM

WOW!!!   I can't wait to try it out.

HBlamires wrote
on 24 Sep 2009 10:20 PM

Ah! It is so nice to have clear instructions on how to use things. Thank you Pokey. Now, what colour shall I choose for my text....

BonnieLee wrote
on 29 Sep 2009 7:20 PM

Thanks Pokey the tutorials are a great help! Have recently shifted from landscape painting to landscape quilting...I have alot to learn...Love Quilting Arts magazine

zing wrote
on 12 Oct 2009 5:31 PM

Great Idea!  I'm excited to begin this adventure

sewnart wrote
on 18 Oct 2009 7:22 PM

Just want to thank you for making this website.  As you know we quilters dont have alot of time to monkey around with websites, however it looks like you have made it easy to use.  I am looking forward to getting started and put up some of my art.  thanks again.

Caribquilter wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:24 PM

Want to thank you for creating this website, so necessary. Spent hours searching all kinds of websites relating to quilting art, here is one that regroups everything I was looking for in a touch of a key. So easy too.

Unfortunately, after having created my profile I'm unable to upload pictures of my work and it looks like I'm going around in circle finding out whom to contact in that case, still unclear to me so if anyone out there could help, I'd appreciate. Apart from that the site is wonderful and I'm sure I'm gona have lots of pleasure browsing and using it.


aliceoops wrote
on 23 Feb 2010 8:29 PM

Greetings Sister Quilters :-)),

I'm quite new to quilting...a year or so and brand new to this awesome site! WOW.  I can't wait to get to know some of you and to see and learn this fantastic art form!  Here's to a great future!

tserio wrote
on 27 Feb 2010 2:00 PM

How can I find the instructions for today's show candy garland?

ilove2dye wrote
on 16 Mar 2010 9:04 PM

This is great!!!  I need all the help I can get!!

nanamaz wrote
on 30 Mar 2010 4:55 PM

Pokey, I think it's fantastic that you've taken the time to do all the tutorials.  I've never seen it offered.  Very helpful indeed.  Thanks again.

on 21 Apr 2010 7:55 AM

I love this site so much, I live in South Africa and there is no publication even vaguely near this one. You inspire me all the time. Thanks everyone.

susan l page wrote
on 27 May 2010 4:06 PM

Hi!  You have made my day!  I have been buying your magazine for awhile.  But today I checked out your website and joined the QA Community.  The video tutorials put me over the edge!  I just love it all.  I can't wait to share the info with my friends.  Susan Louise

zico82 wrote
on 7 Jun 2010 10:25 AM

I will be honest with you and a bit shame faced, i forgot how good this site was and what a friendly bunch you all are. I never had this bookmarked even when i joined, but it is now.

emillar wrote
on 4 Aug 2010 10:07 AM

Great Job, You made it so easy (I hope) Need to get a few things organized so I can fill in the blanks.

LinCO wrote
on 9 Aug 2010 2:53 PM

great job Pokey ,,love the site.....will be going thru all of it .....

Woodstock wrote
on 23 Aug 2010 7:39 AM

ok site ,but i would like to know how to make art quilts.

on 28 Nov 2010 6:43 AM

I'm very new to the world of Fibre Arts and love, love, love this site. I can tell that I will be visiting it often for inspiration!

Spacart46 wrote
on 3 Jan 2011 12:11 AM

Thanks for the tutorial. I am glad I took the time to go through the videos.  Your turkey is wonderful.

Spacart46 wrote
on 3 Jan 2011 12:12 AM

Thanks for the tutorial. I am glad I took the time to go through the videos.  Your turkey is wonderful.

lcarter5 wrote
on 30 Jan 2011 9:37 AM

Hi Pokey, I am new to the blog, and I saw your show on Saturday, where the artist used a picture of a bee to make a quilt block, using different types of fabric to make it look a bit three dimensional, can someone direct me to the link?

merediva wrote
on 24 Feb 2011 3:57 AM

Thanks Pokey - you're doing a great thing here

Carylanne wrote
on 12 Apr 2011 3:59 PM

thank you so much for this group of informative videos. I've not seen any site offer help to get started, now i can get more out of the other sites I am interested in. thanks Pokey and Quilt Arts