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QuiltersBee is a virtual Quilt Guild where members share their love for the art and craft of quilts and quiltmaking. Topics of discussion may touch on all aspects of quilters' lives. We are friends who care about and support each other through good times and bad.  If you join QuiltersBee, you will receive all the posted messages.  You can choose to receive them all at once in a daily digest, or as they are posted.  Are you new to the Internet?  Click here for helpful tips.

While there is no strict "on topic" rule, posts to QuiltersBee should be of general interest to *quilters* and of a nature that would be discussed publicly at a quilt guild meeting. NO COMMERCIAL POSTING!  Please be polite and respectful of other members' feelings and points of view. Flamesare not permitted.  Our membership spans the globe and represents many races, creeds, and nationalities; therefore, political and religious discussions are to be avoided. We ask our members to follow generally accepted "netiquette" when posting to QuiltersBee.  

As a courtesy to those who must pay for each download, please delete portions of the message not relevant to the discussion.  Edit your replies to messages and use appropriate Subject lines.  Some off_topic discussion is okay; but NO political or religious discussions, prayer requests, or intense personal discussions. Please don’t send Virus warnings, "Alert" messages, chain letters, forwarded messages, cross_postings, etc.  No detailed announcements about Swaps/Block exchanges are permitted. It’s okay to refer someone to a web page to read the details of your swap, though.

Be respectful and aware of copyright issues and laws. Don’t ask or offer copying of a pattern. Refer them to the URL where they can purchase it. Let’s keep our wonderful pattern designers in business!  Click here for the Ten Commandments of List Posting. 

Attachments are not permitted to be sent to the list. Use the Yahoo Groups shared picture file - and be sure to let the group know so we can all go on a field trip! See directions below.

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Enter your E-mail address in the box below.  You will be asked to create a Yahoo ID if you don't already have one.  (Before you do so, read the Helpful Information section below.)  On that page, you choose to receive messages as they are posted or once a day in digest form.  Be sure that your computer is set to accept cookies from Yahoo.  That is how Yahoo identifies you when you return to that page to change your settings, access links or visit the photo album.  

You can switch from individual messages to digest via email command. BUT the email command must come from the email address you used to subscribed to the list..... the address that you receive list messages. Send a blank email (nothing in the body or subject line) to: quiltersbee-digest@yahoogroups.com   Mail changes are not usually immediate.  Give it at least a day to change.

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Helpful Information

To eliminate the advertisements that are in your Yahoo list email messages., go to your Yahoo My Groups page. Click on Edit My Group, then E-mail Preferences. If you use more than one email address and have it registered with Yahoo, you should see all of your addys. You will need to do the following for each addy that you use to receive list mail.

Once you have opened Edit My Preference, on the right side of each addy you will see Options - click on that. Then look for this section and follow the instructions written below:

Message Format Convert to HTML. Convert plain-text email sent to me to HTML mail *****Make sure this section is NOT checked

Do not convert to HTML. Don't change the format of email sent to me Note: The HTML format allow you to see colors and graphics in your messages. *****Make sure that this section IS checked.

Once you have done the above, be sure to click on Save Changes. Once this takes effect, your future Yahoo list mail should be advertisement free. There maybe mail already in the *loop* before you make the changes.

Our Volunteers deserve our utmost respect and appreciation for making QuiltersBee the special list that it is. We have many ongoing swaps and exchanges which are regularly announced to the list. Announcements and reminders are posted to QuiltersBee by the activity host/hostess. If you plan to host a swap/exchange, please be sure not to duplicate an existing one.

Click here to read messages from the web rather than have them delivered to your mailbox.  Choose EXPAND MESSAGES at the top of the list of message names.  This will open all the messages at once instead of one at a time.

Archives:  To find a post in the archives, sign in  and then go to messages and enter your inquiry in the message search.  Or click expand messages to look for a specific post.  The date of the digest helps but is not necessary.  

QuiltersBee offers the following activities sponsored by list administration

  • QSBee's Angel/Mortal program moved to it's own Yahoo Group
  • QSB Sunshine Quilters for charity moved to it's own Yahoo Group

Participants in list sponsored activities, designated by"QSB" in the name, may post to QuiltersBee. E-mail between participants of privately hosted activities/swaps is not to be posted to the list.

Please direct questions or report problems to Kris, *not* to the list. Thank you.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy QuiltersBee!

Web Beacons  Yahoo is now using something called "Web Beacons" to track Yahoo "Group users around the net and see what you're doing and where you are going - similar to cookies. Take a look at their updated privacy statement:  http://privacy.yahoo.com/privacy/us/beacons/details.html 

About half-way down the page, in the section "Outside the Yahoo! Network", you'll see a little "click here" link that will let you "opt-out" of their new method of snooping. It has been strongly recommend to do this.  Once you have clicked that link, you are opted out. Notice the "Success" message on top of the next page.  Be careful because on that page there is a "Cancel Opt-out" button that, if clicked, will *undo* the! opt-out.


Using the Photo Album feature:

Before uploading a photo, please make sure that your picture file size has been saved in a 5X7 or 4x6 configuration All pictures uploaded should be in JPG format only. BMP files are not compatible.

TO UPLOAD A PHOTO:

TO ADD A PICTURE TO MEMBERS WORK FOLDER:

1. Click on MEMBERS WORK FOLDER to open it so your picture is uploaded to that folder. Then click on "Add Photo".

2. Use the *Browse* option to locate your picture(s) wherever you have it stored on your computer. Remember, use JPG only format for pictures. If you are having trouble converting it, download Irfanview, an easy-to-use photo viewer.

3. When you find your photo, click on it. The computer file name will appear in the first line. On the second line give the picture a "regular" name-put your own name in each description. You can upload several pictures at one time if you wish.

4. One you have selected the pictures you want to upload to your folder, scroll down the page and click on the UPLOAD button. It can take several minutes to complete the process depending on the picture size, how many pictures you are uploading..... and of course, how cooperative Yahoo is being on that particularly day. 8-))

HOW TO EDIT YOUR PHOTO DESCRIPTION:

At the top of your photo you will see "Edit Info". Click that link and type whatever changes you wish to make.

HOW TO DELETE YOUR PHOTO:

Click on the little box by the thumbnail picture. Then click the Delete button.

(instructions courtesy of CyberQuilters)

To go directly to the photo album click here.

List Guidelines

While QuiltersBee is generally unmoderated, please remember that this is a list for quilters about quilts and quilting related activities. Please be sure that topics of posts to QuiltersBee are appropriate for the entire list and that they have a clearly defined subject line.  If you receive the digest, please remember to change the subject line.

We have many list members who pay for download time. As a courtesy to them, when responding to a QuiltersBee post, please do not send the entire post back with your response. Copy *only* enough of the original post so that list members have a reference point.

Please don't send private posts to QuiltBee. If you are responding privately to a post to the list, be sure that address or cc line of your private post.

Please don't post messages to the list for members whose e-mail is bouncing. If a message sent privately bounces, so will a message to the list. The two most common causes for this: the recipient's mailbox is full, in which case posts to the list are also bouncing; or the recipient is either on vacation or between ISPs, in which case they have temporarily unsubscribed from the list so won't see the post to the list either.

Virus warnings should not be posted toQuiltBee, no matter how legitimate they seem to be. If you receive a virus warning, e-mail a copy to  Kris.