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Thread: Suggestions when posting quilt pictures

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    Include something interesting about the quilt in the "title" like the type of quilt, type of blocks, colors, or whatever to draw viewer's attention. Avoid things like "just finished" or "new quilt"; many of us, I'm guessing, don't have time to look at every photo.

    It seems many of the questions about quilts shown are frequently about two things: the pattern source (if there is one) and the material source (if it is a unique kind of design or collection). Include this information if possible.

    Avoid using too many abbreviations for the sake of the newer quilters. I keep using the list of "quilting related acronyms and terms" which has been previously posted but some aren't even on there. Thanks.

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    Great suggestions.

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    Great suggestions

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    :)

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    Good suggestions.

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    :) :thumbup:

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    I wish I did have time to look at all the quilt photos - this is a great suggestion

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    I totally agree. great suggestion Thank you

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    Good suggestions.

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    There have been many topics about this on the QB and bears repeating. Thanks.

    I would also add the following:
    Descriptive topic titles, especially for known patterns are essential if the search function is to work properly. For example "Mariners Compass" "Attic Windows" "Tumbling Blocks" "Bargello" so they can easily be found using the search function and so cat-on-a-mac can find them to add them to the quilt gallery. If you do not include this in your topic, the chances are your quilt will never make it to the gallery.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2181

    Many of us thrive on the technical details and really isn't this how we learn? There was a topic a few months back and the overwhelming response was to include as much info as you could on your quilt. Not only pattern name and a source for the pattern or if it is your own original design, but if you are showing off the quilting was it done by hand, FMQ on domestic machine or long arm quilted. If long arm is it unmarked free hand, panto, following a marked design such as stencil, or computer generated.

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    I especially like it when they include pattern information (whether it is their own or purchased, or a variation of a pattern, whatever). I do try to include this on my own posts. And if it is hand quilted, please show a close up of the quilting!

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    I agree with all and if the reader will READ what the original poster wrote (not just look at the pictures) they may not need to ask
    AND put them in the pictures section

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I agree with all and if the reader will READ what the original poster wrote (not just look at the pictures) they may not need to ask
    AND put them in the pictures section
    :thumbup:

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    you know this has been suggested several times. i must admit, even I forget to do that. it does make it so much easier when 'searching' for a quilt if the name of it is in the Title. I'll try harder.

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    That would help SO MUCH--I like to look at pics, but end up loading a lot I have NO interest in just cause I have no idea what it is----

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