The old-fashioned quilting bee may be far less common than it was a hundred years ago, but the great prevalence of quilt-related Web sites and online discussion groups proves that modern-day quilters are just as eager to connect with one another as their predecessors were. This super little guide packs an extraordinary amount of information into its small pages. The Internet offers free patterns, tips, instructions, and advice on all aspects of the subject; the authors have distilled it into easily approached categories, and they include lots of simple computer instructions so that even the newest surfers can access, download, and chat with ease. --Amy Handy
From Library Journal
This reviewer has mixed feelings about Internet subject guides. Not only do they go out-of-date about the time they're published but typing in long URLs is counterintuitive to the way one usually finds information on the web: by clicking on hot links. That said, there are some reasons for public libraries to consider purchasing this title. It links to a lot of quilt-related sites that are not going to disappear in the near future (like the MiningCo quilt site and LC's American Memory). It includes useful practical information for web novices like common error messages, how to print web pages, how to capture images, and how to read Usenet quilting newsgroups with your web browser. Finally, it is inexpensive. All the sources are annotated, and there is ample information on quilting-related E-mail lists and chat groups. Public libraries will want to gauge demand and buy accordingly.
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