Ahead of its time,
The Quilter's Computer Companion was written in 1996.
"Savvy, sassy, and amazingly comprehensive, this is the indispensable book for computing quilters"
-- Rob Holland, PlantetPatchwork.com
"...a thorough, practical reference book, well illustrated and written with a lively sense of humor. I will use it again and again.
-- Ann Johnson, quiltmaker and author
"... a compendium of valuable information, instruction, and ideas for the increasing number of quiltmakers who find themselves torn between their passion for designing quilts and their growing desire to utilize computer technology in their work ..."
-- David Walker, artist, quiltmaker, teacher
"Every quilter who owns a computer should have this book." -- Jinny Beyer, fabric designer, author, quiltmaker.
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Creativity has no bounds when you know how to combine traditional quilting with modern technology. Whether you are just beginning with computers or are a practiced old hand, The Quilter's Computer Companion will show you how to use your computer to design amazing quilts with ease, accuracy, and speed. The almost 400 page book includes color photos of exquisite computer-designed quilts and over 700 illustrations and black-and-white photos.
- Step-by-step tutorials for popular quilting and drawing software like Electric Quilt, Quilt-Pro, CorelDraw, Canvas, SuperPaint, and others (see warning below).
- Plenty of instructions for creating stunning designs by using drawing tools for slanting, stretching, mirror-imaging, repeats, rotationts, creating perspective, and more.
- Many tips for using your computer to create stencils and negatives for fabric paintingor sun and blueprinting.
- Eveything you need to know for using photos, drawings, and other artwork as the basis of stunning applique designs.
- Simple solutions for drawing hearts, tulips, stars and other shapes by using tools like the Bezier curve.
- Guides for experimenting with fabric fills
- An insighful and researched section on printing fabric in your computer printer.
"Finally, out of the haze of computer chaos comes a book to conquer all the cyber confusion and give you the clear, easy-to-understand information you need to make that little gray box your favorite quilting tool . . . Get this book, even if you think you're an expert, but especially if you know you're not."
-- Lynn Lewis Young, Publisher/Edior, Art/Quilt Magazine