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Thread: Where can I find the photo quilt software?

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    I've forgotten the name of the lady who invented this technique and her software company name.
    The software digitizes your photos and figures out how to make it into a quilt.
    Does anyone know her name, software company name, and where I can buy the software?
    Thanks!
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    I have one, I think it's called BIG QUILT

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    Interesting...I didn't know there was a software for that. I just put mine into PowerPoint and resize them or add borders before I print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Interesting...I didn't know there was a software for that. I just put mine into PowerPoint and resize them or add borders before I print.
    This software makes your quilt look like a painting! You scan your photo in, and it calculates all your 'grids' and your fabric color & value choices....it's very detailed. I've seen a quilt a lady on this board did of her daughter, truly magnificent done in small squares of fabric. It's sort of mosiac or watercolor looking.
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    Didn't realize there was a special program. I do my labels in Microsoft Word - set it up in columns and you can do 6 to a page. If you add pictures it will size them to fit into the column. I've also set up pictures that way and can use the formatting in Word to size them and add writing, whatever you want. It came on the computer too.
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    I have one, I think it's called BIG QUILT

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    MaryAnna... I remember that quilt for a little bit ago. The creator used small squares of different tones/colors to look like image of her daughter... Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnna
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Interesting...I didn't know there was a software for that. I just put mine into PowerPoint and resize them or add borders before I print.
    This software makes your quilt look like a painting! You scan your photo in, and it calculates all your 'grids' and your fabric color & value choices....it's very detailed. I've seen a quilt a lady on this board did of her daughter, truly magnificent done in small squares of fabric. It's sort of mosiac or watercolor looking.
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna
    Ok, now I know what you mean...like pixels.

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    Here are two topics that were recently posted about fabric portraits if that helps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106408-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-61031-1.htm

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    Sorry, didn't understand what you were asking for.

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    I think you're talking about mosaic quilts. Is this what you are looking for:

    Tammie Bowser

    http://quiltedphoto.com/

    I have several of her books and one of the earlier versions of software.

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    Yes it is Tammie Bowser. I took a class with her when she had version 1.0 out and it is now up to 3.0 Photo Xpress. She also has software called Valuations which allows you to scan your fabric in and then sorts them according to the value!

    She is a wonderfully warm person who really takes the time to answer questions and be as helpful as possible!

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    OH I saw this at the sewing expo my daughter loved the idea of doing it with the software.

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    yes - it's Tammie Bowser. I love her technique! I've made 4 photo quilts so far, and I'm working on another one right now. I think it's just the neatest thing. She's on Facebook, too - you can 'friend' her.

    I won some of her software on a Facebook contest by having the most people 'like' my post about it. I love it!

    You can just google
    Tammie Bowser or Tammie Bowser Mosaic Quilt

    and get to her.

    Have fun with it!
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    What an interesting idea! I didn't know there was software for it. Learn something new....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink74
    MaryAnna... I remember that quilt for a little bit ago. The creator used small squares of different tones/colors to look like image of her daughter... Right?
    That's right! Now do you remember what software she used?

    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    That's it!!! Thanks jaciqltznok!

    Thanks everyone for your help & input!
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    Here's the link to her site.

    http://quiltedphoto.com/

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    Thanks again everyone....yes Tammie Bowser was the lady I was thinking about, but forgot her name!!

    Blessings,
    MaryAnna

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnna
    I've forgotten the name of the lady who invented this technique and her software company name.
    The software digitizes your photos and figures out how to make it into a quilt.
    Does anyone know her name, software company name, and where I can buy the software?
    Thanks!
    Blessings,
    MaryAnna
    one is Tammi Bowser she does alot of different techniques, this next summer i am definitely going to try it, I am also going to try to figure out how to sew outside more! The quilting university has a class availiable.

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    I learn sooooo much from you guys everyday, and all I have to do is just read. " Thank ya'll so much", as Chief Brenda Lee Johnson would say.

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    Tammie Bowser...Yes this is the lady from Simply Quilts many years ago! She sells a grid on a mat where you can draw your own lines on any stabilizer, or you can buy the "Quilt Fuse" pre-drawn squares on the fusible in either 1.5" or 2" squares. Occasionally you'll even see 1" squares, but I'd hate to try to make that one lay flat. BTY, I found a nice lady from ebay who also sells on her own website, some of the fusible grid cheaply:
    Contact: Lisa Meyer 478-318-5860, 126 Alexandria Dr. Macon, GA. 31210. On ebay she is "lisameyer36".

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    I need to follow you around so that I can learn to do that. If I can see some one do it, then I understand how to do it. Did yu take a class to learn it or learn it from a book.

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    You can see example of Tammy Bowser's work on www.quilterstv.com.

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    Here is a site someone posted a few weeks ago, where you can upload your picture to. I do not think it is by the person you are talking about though.

    http://www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork

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