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Free Stuff for Quilters on the Internet [Paperback]

Judy Heim , Gloria Hansen
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August 1998 Free Stuff on the Internet
With quilters by the thousands accessing the Internet, this book is the perfect guide to the Web's infinite possibilities. The book describes and lists quilting sites that offer the best free stuff. Quilters will love using this guide to finding quilt patterns, quilt articles, quilting supplies, and more advice than could be read in a lifetime. 75 b&w illustrations.

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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

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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 Not only do they go out-of-date about the time they're published but typing in long URLs is counterintuitive to the way one usually finds information on the web: by clicking on hot links.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.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Well...yes and no Oct. 21 1998
By A Customer
I've been quilting for almost 18 years and using the internet for 3. I love Judy and Gloria but internet guides are funny. They go out of date so fast. Save your money gals and use a good search engine instead. I like Metacrawler. It's much more fun than reading about the internet and you'll find oodles of information.
Or better yet, buy Judy and Gloria's other book The Quilter's Computer Companion. You can find it here on Amazon. You'll get all of the same information and a lot more useful information too! I've been amazed with their other book. Everyone should have it on their shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book! Nov. 12 1998
By A Customer
Judy and Gloria have done it again! They've boiled down all the obfuscations of the net into discussions that quilters will enjoy. They offer their picks for the best Web sites to find free patterns, free quilting how-tos, and even free stuff for doll-makers. It would be hard to find this kind of stuff with a searcher. The net information in this book is completely different from what's in their Quilter's Computer Companion. That's a good book too, but this is more updated and complete. This is a very easy book to read, learn from and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great resource for quilters Jan. 22 2000
Until search engines get a heck of a lot more intelligent than they are now, the best source for web site recommendations is from human beings. Particularly humans passionate about their subject matter. Judy and Gloria won't waste your time with a bazillion irrelevant links. They know their subject matter, and they know a good site when they see one. They're also a stitch. Or perhaps two stitches. Buy this book!
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This book is a valuable resource for quilters at all levels of computer knowledge. It explains away a lot of the "mysteries" of why your computer acts the way it does and points you in various directions to research out your own particular interests. Written in an easy conversational tone, it imparts a lot of information without talking down or over your head.
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