I tried to keep a journal in a notebook but that didn't work out well. I don't know about you, but I find it very tedious trying to manually write out websites. I figured there had to be something online that I could use. Yes, I like to share updates about my projects on my blog, but I don't necessarily blog about every single detail. That's when my husband Jeff got curious about quilting. Up until that point, I think he and I both made the incorrect assumption that quilting was mainly just a grandmother's hobby. He discovered that the world of quilters spanned generations and more and more quilters were under the age of 40 and grew up in the computer age. That got him wondering what quilting resources were out there for people like me who want to track details online. That's when he suggested that we build a site. Lucky for me, Jeff likes to do this sort of thing.
It is by no means a polished site. We're beta-testing and it's just the bare bones right now. That's because we need to get users to put up some projects and provide feedback on what's working, what's not working, and how they envision using it to help them with their quilting projects. Once we get a better understanding of how people will use the site, then we can start adding features.
Here is an example of my Home for the Holidays project on the site. Each project is in a journal format. Once you create a project, putting in the basic details (like project name, description, type of project, and start date), you can then create journal entries to make detailed notes, reminders (very helpful when modifying a pattern or block), add photos, etc.
So check out QuiltLoop and sign up for an account. We'd love to know what you think and have you join us on this new adventure! You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.