Monday, March 2, 2009

Quilting and Technology

What a great combination..................computers, digital cameras, photo editing programs, colour printers, the Internet and quilting. Is there anything we can't do armed with these tools?
First, the Internet and in particular the blogging community, so many quilters, contemporary, traditional and everything in between can be found on the net. All so generously sharing ideas, tips and techniques..................It is like a virtual guild
This past week I came across this great spot Quilters It's not just a list of blogs and their links. Here you can read a bit of each blog's latest post and with so many participating blogs it is almost constantly updating. You are sure to find more than a few new favourites.

Of course our computers come in handy for so many things but why not incorporate it into your art? I have been working on learning Photoshop Elements 7 recently. Here I used a couple of images of flowers taken in my garden last summer with my digital camera, manipulated them using the PSE 7 program, printed them onto fabric, added stitching, and paint to create a these postcards. I really just need to look at something other than what this long long winter has had to offer. Can you tell that I am so ready for spring!

I did this dragonfly postcard for a friend, just a quick thread painting for the wings and a beaded body. I was going to hand deliver (because it was actually her birthday card and I was too late getting it done to send through the mail) so I decided to make an interesting postage stamp. That is her energetic little dog Maggie


sewnut said...

Thanks for the link to the quilt blog site, it looks wonderful.

I am anxious to get moved and jopefully find more thread play time.

Your blog is very inspiring!

Improvedliving said...

Thanks for the link to the quilt blog site, it looks wonderful.

online quilting community

Loreen Leedy said...

Nice blog, love the digital info. I use Photoshop, but found some good PS Elements tutorials here:

solomi558 said...

Hi, I,m cottonreel, Patchwork/quilter,This is a very exciting blog, thankyou

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