I was the newsletter editor for my local guild for a few years and shared several links to websites each month that might be interesting to the members. When I gave up that job to another member she asked me if I could supply her with a list so she could continue to add that to the newsletter. She didn’t feel she had time to find them or the sources to find them. I readily agreed as I had gotten into the habit of bookmarking them by then and had a backlog that I had never used. I have continued to collect links and send them on to her periodically so have amassed a great number of links over a few years.I have decided to share my lists with you here on my blog and to also have a place I can always go to find them myself. I have not checked the viability of each of the links recently so if there is a dead link I can do nothing about it but hopefully there won’t be too many of those. I have a short description for each of the links that I added for the benefit of the newsletter gal but kept here also so hopefully it will help you decide if you want to click on that link or not.I have included a variety of subjects with these links – quilting, quilting tools, bags/purses, other sewing projects, quilt show photos, etc. Please have fun discovering some new interesting things.
http://quilting.about.com/od/stepbystepquilting/a/quilt_quizzes.htm quilt quizzes
http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/articles.php/cat_id/2 one page of many on The Quilt Show of free information/videos, etc.
http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/free-quilt-patterns free quilt patterns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHfUVFTl2P8&feature=youtu.be video - rulers for the sit down machine quilter
http://www.quiltmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Final-FS.pdf Fabric Stash paper pieced block
http://seehowwesew.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/photographing-quilts.pdf tips to photograph quilts
http://www.quiltindex.org/about.php variety of info about quilts images, exhibits, museums, etc.
http://trulymyrtle.blogspot.com/2012/03/box-bag-tutorial.html tutorial to make box bag
http://americansewingguild.blogspot.com/2012/05/lined-snap-tape-purse-tutorial.html lined snap tape purse tutorial
http://www.needletravel.com/find_shops.htm listing of fiber and fabric shops
http://quiltwithmarcibaker.com/marci-bakers-quilting-tips/ video tutorials
http://hartcottagequilts.com/his9.htm Machine quilting in the 19th Century
http://sandywf.blogspot.com/2011/05/have-you-ever.html dealing with thread tails when machine quilting
http://www.findmyfabric.com/ search and submit fabric you are searching for
http://www.patchworkposse.com/blog/2011/04/posie-pins-tutorial-and-swap/ making posy pins
http://phoenixquiltguild.org/meetings/2008/MarysTriangle.html tutorial for making Mary's Triangles
http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/2010-meadow-breeze-bom.html Meadow Breeze quilt
http://www.quiltingboard.com/ read many quilting forum sections or join and ask questions
http://www.alzquilts.org/ donate or bid and buy a quilt to support Alzheimer's research
http://www.road2ca.com/2012winners/index.html 2012 Road to California winners
http://tipnut.com/complete-set-aprons/ free apron patterns
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6345.asp Christmas Quilt Blocks and Patterns
http://lucyfazely.com.cnchost.com/free.html free quilt patterns
http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/freepatterns.htm Free quilt patterns
http://www.patspeth.com/freepatterns.html Pinwheel quilt pattern
http://www.caroldoak.com/free-quilt-patterns.php free quilt patterns from Carol Doak
http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilting-with-jinny/design-board/browse.cfm?axis_v=2 free quilt patterns from Jinny Beyer
http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-make-luggage-handle-cover.html luggage handle cover tutorial
http://www.scrapdash.com/category/contests-mysteries contests and mystery quilts
http://www.qovf.org//ufiles/files_photos/pdf_1272575832_valor.pdf Valor quilt pattern
http://blog.fabshophop.com/blog/?p=3115 Star of the Garden quilt pattern
http://www.quiltmag.com/ Quiltmag.com webpage
http://www.azpatch.com/bom/ block of the month website
http://www.mandldesigns.com/freeprojects.html block of the month site
https://sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/retro-fun-quilted-mitt-pot-holders quilted mit pot holders
http://www.jmddesigns.co.nz/tutorials/index.htm free projects and tutorials
http://www.claudiasquiltshoppe.com/freebom.htm free block of the month projects
http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns/free-quilt-patterns.shtml free block patterns
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/03/fabric-candy-dishes.html - more fabric candy dishThe quilt illustrations above were all from my PrintMaster Gold 18 program. I do find it hard to find copy free clipart on the web these days so if you have a source please let me know. I like to add pictures or clipart to my blog posts and when I don’t have actual photos of my own I like to add interest with free to download clipart. On that same note please send me links and the name of favorite websites and I can share them with my guild and here on my blog. I will not just click on the links you send though as there are so many spammers out there and you can't be too careful. Please include the name of the blog or website so I can Google it and find the page myself to verify the link before I click on it.
You have my permission to copy my list and my short descriptions and publish them on your newsletters/web page/blog, etc. but if you use my lists I would appreciate it if you could direct your readers here to my blog Nebraska Views (http://nebraskaviews.blogspot.com) as I love getting new readers!