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Has anyone ever been to Heather Bailey's website and fallen in love with the photography? Or what about all those quilts that show up in magazines that look picture postcard perfect?! Somehow the shutter bug bit me after seeing enough of these incredible photographs that I couldn't stand it anymore, I just had to figure out how they do it, so I took a photography class at a local community college and learned so much that I finished up thinking, wow, I've got so much more to learn!

While Google searching, I found this interesting website serendipitously, which to my delight, offers great advice on how to prepare a photograph of your quilt if you are preparing it for submission into a quilt show called : "Shoot that Quilt: Digital Photography for Textile Artists."

It is so very difficult to get the light and angle just right on a flat object but these people had so much terrific advice, it went way beyond anything I learned in my class. It was very nice of them to post it for free!

I did not realize that in competition a photograph could make or break your chances of being selected.

Here is the link:

http://www.hollyknott.com/stq/index.htm

(Also: http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com/)

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You always have such interesting info you bring here. Thanks for sharing! :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Great article with great information on a subject that is of great interest to me! Seriously, both my father and I have long discussed and pondered the difficulty of getting good photos of quilts, especially that show the quilting. I can't wait to put this into practice. Thanks so much for sharing!


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Lynn McCartney

APQS Millennium w/Bliss

"Excellence in all things; all things to the glory of God."

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