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
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 Not only do they go out-of-date about the time they're published but typing in long URLs is counterintuitive to the way one usually finds information on the web: by clicking on hot links.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.
Every quilter should own this book. Thanks Judy and Gloria for putting together such a wonderful book. Keep up the good work!!Published on Dec 30 1998
In addition to extremely helpful tips throughout, this little book is jammed-packed with great sites that are nicely arranged. No more wasting time with a search engine for me! Read morePublished on Nov. 14 1998
I love this book! I discovered many quilting sites I wasn't aware of and love the tips. A great intro for newbies too. Nice job!Published on Nov. 10 1998