It is so thrilling to see so many people joining our QA Community. I hope you are finding your way around successfully, posting in the forums, and enjoying the various features of this site!
We want to make this community the fun and engaging place for art quilters and fiber artists to network, share ideas, and grow as artists. To that end, we would love for you to branch out of lurkdom and share your thoughts in the forums; decorate and load your home pages with pictures, announcements, and friends; and post your artwork in the photo galleries (just be sure to tag your photos with your name so you create your own gallery page).
We would also love for this community to grow, and as a little incentive, I am raffling off ten SideWinder Bobbin Winder by Wrights , each with a bag of my own hand-dyed, screen-printed fabrics to QA members who get a friend to join the community. These SideWinder Bobbin Winder by Wrights are pretty nifty! With this portable little gadget, there's no need to unthread your machine to load a bobbin with thread, saving loads of time and aggravation.
You can up your chances of winning a Sidewinder and bag of colorful fabrics by inviting more friends. (So for example if you invite three friends and all three join, I'll enter your name three times into the raffle.) Just let me know in the comments area for this blog entry the QA community user name(s) of the person(s) you got to join, and I'll take care of the rest!
I also want to honor members who are participating in the community (posting photos, messages to the forums, comments to pictures, building out your home pages, etc.) so if you leave a comment in this blog entry letting me know what you've been up to around here, I'll include your name, too!
I will announce the 10 winners Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 EDT.
Thank you for helping us spread the Quilting Arts love and making this a quality community!