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Buy the book "Cats Who Quilt." Buy your cat the "Certificate of Membership in the League of Cat Quilters." Make your cat very happy. Buy other stuff too, like some of the other cat quilt pattern books featured on this Web site.
Read stories about special cats who quilt, submitted by visitors to this Web site. Submit your own story about your quilting cat.
Please read these all-important sewing room safety tips for pets!
Free Cat Quilt Patterns to Download
World's Biggest Cat Quilt Pattern Database. Find cat quilting patterns in this "shareware" directory of cat patterns around the world.
Read excerpts from the book 'Cats Who Quilt'
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Read about the Certificate which comes in the book, or can be purchased separately.
History of the Web site, and the book's rocky road into print.
You can read about me and find out why I do these crazy things.
Here's where you'll find tutorials for designing needlework on your computer, as well as everything you need to know about printing photos on fabric.
Proof that all our needlework projects come from a higher source!
Is there a special guy in your life who helps run your quilting Web site, who drives you to fabric stores, who humors you with "Honey, but that quilt looks lovely!" when you're too embarrassed to pull it out of the closet? Honor your special guy here in our special feature Quilt Guy of the Month!
Web Resources for Stitchers with Physical Limitations
I frequently hear from stitchers asking if I know of places where they can go on the Web for help pursuing their quilting or sewing passion despite a physical disability. Here are a few links that I've been able to dig up.
Many quilters want to know if there are devices that will enable them to use a sewing machine with a blow-stick, something which may be necessary if they have multiple sclerosis. I don't purport to be an expert on this, but a good place where you can start your search for more information is the University of Wisconsin's Trace Research Center, which is a world leader in developing adaptive technologies for the handicapped.
The Trace Center
At the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
You can e-mail them at The Trace Info Center.
Trace also offers a
A Guide to Web Sites and Organizations that Sell and Refer Others to Assistive Technology Devices
If you know of any good resources to add to this page e-mail me at Cats Who Quilt.
Here are more links:
Sewing Techniques for the Visually Impaired and Blind by Carol Woodward, Homemaking Teacher
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Austin, Texas
The Fred's Head Database at the American Printing House for the Blind
Search for "sew" and you'll find all sorts of tips for using sewing machines, preparing and cutting patterns, sewing hems, and organizing clothing if your vision is limited.
Quick-answer Sheets on Switches, Controls, Pointers, and Blow-Sticks Courtesy of Trace
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