99 summary: Overview: Introducing new products that will enhance your computer
quilting experience. Software News about Creative Impulse (lower price) and Repligator
(upgraded and Winner of the Best Graphic Shareware Industry Award.) Articles on
using Help Files found in quilting software, Website building, and Graph Paper
Printer, a freeware. Also included, are Sharla's best finds on the Internet.
Supporting The Expressive Quilter In Tradition, Innovation, Art & Computer Quilting
From the Keyboard of Sharla Hicks
I hope you
had a good summer, mine was crowded with the creation of a new working studio
with lots of closets (8 feet just for the computer), 13' 6" for fabric, counter
space, plenty of electrical outlets, a 6' x 8' cutting/light table, sewing area,
great lighting and even a sink. It is almost complete and the really hard work
is soon to begin as I start to organize the 'stuff' I have accumulated through
the years before I can even use the space :-(
issue of the Computer Quilting BYTES includes our regular feature Software News
about how two great programs just got better. Creative Impulse has a new considerably
lower price and a free upgrade offer and Repligator just Upgraded again to Version
5 and was honored with a prestigious award. Sharla's additions to the newsletter
are: Sharla's best finds on the Internet, in depth review of the freeware, Graph
Paper Printer, and an article on how to use Help Files found in quilting software
effectively. We are also pleased to welcome our guest authors, Myrna Giesbrechtm
who offers us advise on Web Design and Dr. David Mutch who speculates about color
palette choices for Websites.
My summer also included
a fervent search for the promised new products to add to our store that will help
enhance your computer quilting experience, be sure to check them out.
this issue and remember we always appreciate feedback!
Table of Contents:
New Products to Enhance the Computer Quilting Experience.
Here is a quick
look at our new Notions
and Printer Aides for Computer Quilters, Mouse
Pad Central and Screen
Savers, Price Changes and New Upgrades.
Patchwork Place Screen Saver
Quakertown Quilt Saver.
Bubble Jet Set for permanent fabric printouts
The Color Printer Ideas
book for some exciting ways to use your computer
Your Memories: Inspirations for Designing with Image Transfers by Sandy Bonsib
Juno: Free E-mail and More by Bob Rankin
business cards by Quilt Image on high quality paper and card stock
that can be run through your laser or Inkjet printers and copiers.
You can even use them for hand writing if you wanted. These
products have wonderful quilt block logos taken from antique quilts.
It really is a perfect gift for your favorite quilting buddy.
Foundation Piecing Paper
Magni-Clips for maturing eyes that need
a little help
Pageminder for an easy way
to stand up books in front of the computer and any number of other
Color Wheel to help the computer quilter find just the right color
combination when working on the screen
Perfect Square and Perfect Triangle for quick
fast piecing that eliminates the need to trace or tear away paper,
what a time saver. Multiple sizes to chose from.
gift giving made easy with Transfer
Kits for Mouse Pads, Coasters and Jigsaw Puzzles
One of our favorite programs just got better!
has just under gone a new price change from $89.95 to $49.95 Plus,
the program will be upgrading in late spring of 2000 and anyone who
orders now will receive their upgrade free. How can we offer you this
great new low price? As those of you who have followed the articles
on Creative Impulse know, we imported Creative Impulse from England
into the USA and this added greatly to the cost. To reduce costs,
we have arranged to now offer Creative Impulse as a e-mail shipped
program. This reduces costs all the way around by eliminating the
printed manual, disk production, shipping, and customs costs. We are
very excited. The wave of the future for software is e-mail exchange
to keep the cost down and we happy to be one of the first quilt software
websites to offer you this cost saving option for some of our software.
To review past Computer Quilting BYTES Newsletter articles about Creative
Impulse, go to CREATIVE IMPULSE
by Birte Hilberg the program developer and PLAYING WITH QUILT DESIGN TOYS By Claudia Wade,
both are very enlightening about how creative this program can be.
I bet you
did not know how great Repligator really is. Microsoft does and selected repliGAOTR as
the Pick of the Week for this upcoming week of Oct. 10, 1999. Also,
In the shareware industry, Repligator
has proven to be a gem by winning the 1999 Best Graphic Shareware
Industry Award. Competition was fierce as it was up against the
likes of PaintShop Pro by JASC, Inc. and Microangelo by Impact Software.
won this honor with their new upgrade to version 5 that we have in
our store with a demo copy. Repligator
5 adds many new features and printing options. For additional
details about the new enhancements, go to the review
page. If you have version 3 or 4, you can upgrade for only $10
to Repligator 5. To check out additional information about Repligator's
quilt design potential, check out Claudia Wade's article in an earlier
issue of Computer Quilting BYTES called, Playing
with Quilt Design Toys.
Remember, Repligator is a shareware, that means that you have a chance
to test the product to make sure you like. If you do, be sure to come
back and order your personalized copy at our great discount price
of $37.50, regularly $39.95, because we are currently working on quota
set up by the distributor through December. If we do not meet the
quota by the end of December, we will no longer be able to offer Repligator
as one of our products and I would really hate to see that happen
because it is a great program. If you have been a fence sitter, order
your copy today, you will not regret it.
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UNTIL NEXT TIME
- May all your time Computer Quilting be a Joy, filled
with right brain escape, and result in that much sought after
finished Fabric Quilt, if not at least a very nifty Virtual
Quilt that you send to me to display in the VIRTUAL
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