Have you heard of Kickstarter? It’s a fundraising platform for creative projects. Or in other words, someone with a fabulous creative idea can pitch it to like-minded people. Supporters pledge money for the project, and most often get something in return at a future date–patterns, advertising space, etc.
Why the sudden interest in Kickstarter in the online quilting world? Threadbias is an online sewing community that features patterns, forums, a growing fabric library, and your projects. Threadbias is running a Kickstarter drive right now (that ends in 3 days) to build a USER FRIENDLY quilt design tool.
If you quilt, just stop and think about that for a minute.
Many people are proficient in Illustrator or Photoshop. I am not one of those people. I have purchased a quilt design tool that I like, but it isn’t particularly user friendly and it doesn’t have all of the capabilities I wish it did. Graph paper is usually my friend. Graph paper is awesome. But it doesn’t look so pretty in a pattern or on a blog. And it can’t do math for you.
Interested in learning more about Threadbias and their Quilt Design Tool? Even better, interested in contributing to their Kickstarter drive? Ready, set, go!
And East Coast friends–good luck this weekend. All of this talk about Frankenstorm has us all a little worried. If you don’t hear from me for a few days, there is a good chance that my power is out and we camping indoors.