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1. What is Quiltart?
2. What kind of subjects are discussed on Quiltart?
3. How can I subscribe?
4. How can I unsubscribe?
5. Is there a charge for subscribing to Quiltart?
6. How can I switch to Quiltart-Digest or individual messages once I have subscribed?
7. Can I switch my subscription to "nomail" while I am on vacation?
8. I've changed my email address. What do I do to keep Quiltart coming?
9. How do I address my messages?
10. How do I set up my mail reader to filter messages?
11. Where do I find old Quiltart messages?
12. How can I have my quilts displayed in the Quiltart Gallery?
13. Why can't I see the Quiltart web pages?

1. What is Quiltart?

Quilting is a mailing list for those interested in contemporary art quilting. Subscribers communicate via email. This is a heavily-traffic list and you can expect to find many message each day. You can also subscribe to Quitart-digest, which compiles individual Quiltart messages into 2-3 long messages each day. The messages you receive on Quiltart and Quiltart-digest are identical.

2. What kind of subjects are discussed on Quiltart?

QuiltArt's purpose is to discuss all aspects of ART quilting. While beginner quilters are welcome to join the list and join in the discussion, this is not the forum for basic quilting technique discussion. It is also not the forum for discussion of tradiational quilting, except when traditional quilting techniques apply to art quilting. There are many other lists which offer tips and techniques to beginner and traditional quilters.

Although some non-quilt-related chat is acceptable, Quiltart is NOT a chatlist. This is not the forum to discuss your children, (though we're sure they are great!), your cat or what you are making for dinner and it is not to serve as a daily journal of all of your non-quilting activities. Discussion should pertain to topics which are of interest to the entire list. Personal attacks, flames, religious and political discussions are NOT acceptable. With this being said, please note that we have many subscribers coming from a vast array of locations and backgrounds. With so many different ideas and opinions, lively discussions often evolve on Quiltart. This is part of the spice that keeps Quiltart exciting! The fact that someone might post a message that disagrees with your opinion does not make it a flame!

Most of the time, you will find that our off topic ramblings come back around to quilting conversation. We all gather inspiration from the world around us! If you don't like a topic being discussed, or you think it has gone on long enough, start a new topic. ANYONE can start a new topic. The purpose of Quiltart is not just to have you entertained by others! While many people prefer to lurk, remember that the more people who have input in the discussion, the more varied the topics of discussion will become.

3. How can I subscribe?

Visit http://lists103.his.com/mailman/listinfo/quiltart . When subscribing, you will be asked to choose a password. Follow the directions to obtain your password and then be sure to write it down and keep it someplace where you can retrieve it, if you should forget it. (The listowner does NOT have access to your password. Only you do!)

4. How can I unsubscribe?

Visit http://lists103.his.com/mailman/listinfo/quiltart

5. Is there a charge for subscribing to Quiltart?

Quiltart has been run as a free service for quilters since it began in 1995. Since costs for maintaining the list and large website have increased dramatically over the years, a voluntary contribution of $15 a year has been suggested to help defray costs. You can find out more about contributing to Quiltart here.

6. How can I switch to Quiltart-Digest or individual messages once I have subscribed?

On the Quiltart List Info page, you will be given the option to switch from Quiltart to Quiltart-digest.

7. Can I switch my subscription to "nomail" while I am on vacation?

Yes, Quiltart now offers a Nomail option. On your personal configuration page, you will find your Quiltart Subscription Options towards the middle of your page. On the dates you do not want to receive email, choose mail delivery "disabled." When you are ready to receive mail again, check "enabled".

8. I've changed my email address. What do I do to keep Quiltart coming?

Before you change addresses, you should unsubscribe from your old address. When your new address is active, resubscribe with your new address. If have a problem doing this, send your old and new address, along with your preference of Quiltart or Quiltart-Digest, to judy@quilt.net.

9. How do I address my messages?

All messages, whether you are subscribe to Quiltart or to Quiltart-digest, are address to quiltart@quilt.net

10. How can I set up my mail software to sort my messages?

Julie Duschack has written a set of directions to help you set up your email folders. While not expressedly for Quiltart, these directions will help you optimize your mail reading experience.

11. Where do I find old Quiltart messages?

Quiltart messages from 1999 to the present are to be found on http://lists103.his.com/mailman/private/quiltart/.

In order to view these messages, you must be subscribed to Quiltart and have a password. For instructions on
how to subscribe, visit http://lists103.his.com/mailman/listinfo/quiltart . Please note that the listowner does NOT have access to your password. Every subscriber is responsible for knowing their own password. If you have subscribed and have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it by following the instructions at the bottom of http://lists103.his.com/mailman/listinfo/quiltart . (You must use the same address you subscribed to Quiltart with to obtain info about your subscription.)

 

12.How can I have my quilts displayed in the Quiltart Gallery?

Quiltart subscribers have the option of displaying quilts in the Quiltart Gallery. You can find directions for submitting your quilts to the gallery here.

13. Why can't I see the Quiltart web page or Quiltart Gallery page?

Quiltart's pages are designed to be viewed with newer versions of MS Internet Explorer and Netscape. Upgrades to both browsers are free. Please keep your browser updated to the current version to best view all pages on the Quiltart web site and the rest of the WWW.