Did you know Star Members can search? Search for what you ask? Well, right now you can search for Members and Quilts. For example. If you click on Search, you'll see the option to Find a Member. If you click that, you can then put in all sorts of information and submit it for a search. For example, as of this posting, I was able to enter All Members - in Oregon - who condiser themselves Contemporary Quilters - I found 19! I then searched for all Male members living in TX - and found 8!
Why is this an advantage? Suppose you are planning a trip to Sweden and would like to meet a quilter while you are there. You can search for them on the site - click their profile - email them from their profile page - start a email/pen pal relationship and perhaps meet them when you go for your visit. The site is all about connecting us to each other. The information you provide in your profile is what drives the database. Please take a few minutes to update your profile and post your profile pics.
The Find a Quilt works just the same. I just did a search for quilts in Canada that were Totally Original Designs -there were 8 listed! By clicking on the quilt you can read more about it and see a larger image. But you have to post your quilts and enter accurate information in order for our community to find your quilts. If you see a quilt you like, you can email the member directly from the quilt page and tell them how much you admired their work. What a shot in the arm that will be for them just to get a bit of praise when it is least expected.
The search feature just sort things into more managable groups. So - - start seaching.
By the way - we have 12 members from Sweden!