Wednesday, July 27, 2011

QuiltAlbum: a new way to organize and document your quilts + a giveaway!




Are you familiar with QuiltAlbum? It's a new quilting software that allows you to organize and document your quilts, keeping all of the details and information about them in one place. You've spent so much time working on your quilts, you really owe it to yourself to document them too!

The amazingly talented Pat Sloan invited me to review the product a couple of weeks ago, and I was thrilled at the opportunity. Pat is the best! I'm not the most organized person in the world, so I thought this would be a great way to help me keep photos and details about my quilts together. And it really is.






QuiltAlbum is very easy to use. Once it's downloaded on your computer, you access it while you're online. When you enter a quilt into the program, it gets its own page in the QuiltAlbum. You upload a photo of the quilt, and then there are fields where you can ad all sorts of information about your work, from the name, the pattern, quilting method, etc., as well as a field where you can add personal notes about the quilt. It's that simple!

Another thing that I think is great about the program is that you can also print out pages from your QuiltAlbum in a variety of ways. You can print complete album pages with photos and details about the quilt, but also everything from postcards to mailing labels, and even labels that you can use on your finished quilt!

I've been using QuiltAlbum for a couple of weeks now and I'm really pleased with the product. It's truly a great way to document the details about your quilts, it's easy to use, and it's a nice way to organize and store everything in one place. Plus it's affordable too! You can download the program for $29.95, or if you prefer to have it on a disc, the price is $39.95. But, if you use the discount code BCX-UK you can save $5 at checkout! Just go to QuiltAlbum's site to order and add your discount code at checkout.

Would you like to win a copy of QuiltAlbum? As a special thank you to my readers, the folks at QuiltAlbum are giving away a copy of the program to one of you! Just leave a comment below to be entered to win. For an extra entry, please become a follower of my blog and leave another comment! I'll use the Random Number Generator to choose a winner, and the giveaway will be open until Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at midnight EST. Good luck!

116 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes! Love the Quilt Album idea and would love to win it! Sounds like the perfect way to keep a running history of my quilts and all the hard work I put into them!

Quilter in the Gap said...

This would be great since I am the worst about documenting my quilts. I wish I were better and this software might help.

~Alicia said...

I would LOVE to win this. Currently I make my own album by keep notes, pictures, etc in a 3-ring binder.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Pam Hunter said...

I would LOVE to win the Quilt Album and perhaps some of your Slab Pie ... =]. Oh yeah ... this is not about food!

I am new to quilting and need all the organizational help I can get.

What a generous prize ... thank you for the chance to win!

Esch House Quilts said...

I definately need some help in keeping track of my quilts!

Mary said...

I'm intrigued! I would love to win a copy of the software. :)

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Stray Stitches said...

What a great way to keep track of all quilting creations. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Anonymous said...

As I get older QuiltAlbum would be a wonderful way for my family records. No arguments on who get what if I have it documented. I would have a record to share just what I was thinking of at the time.

Diane N said...

This looks neat! I would love to with the Quilt Album...maybe then I would actually document the things I'm working on.

Snoodles said...

I love this! As admin of a quilting software (design) site, I know how well computers can partner with quilting - and this would kick start my documenting of my projects! I lose track of some that I give away, like charity quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Estie said...

What a nice way to document your quilts. Yes, I would love to win the Quilt Album.

Mary P said...

This sounds like a great idea. All my details currently live in a spreadsheet with no pictures.

Patricia said...

This sound like a great product. would love to win it

Patricia said...

I also became a follower

Sara said...

How cool is that!! What will they think of next?;)

I have a giveaway over at my blog if you want to come check it out Heather:)

Sara said...

follow u girl!

Tam said...

I love any type of software that let's u be more organized with ur final craft projects. Sounds like u can really detail about ur quilt.

Diane said...

Hello Heather! Thanks for the review. Annie of Quilting Stash also likes this and I thought I'd give it a try.

Diane said...

Hi Heather! I'm now following your blog. Tanesha from CraftyGardenMom podcast has been plugging you so I am glad to have found you.

Lee Ann said...

I have never heard of quilt album. This sounds cool. Thanks to Pat for sending me your way (via her blog). I've added this blog to Google Reader. :-) And, thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Lee Ann said...

This is the second comment to let you know again that I'm a follower of your blog.

ecuakim said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to see how the software works.

ecuakim said...

I'm a follower!! :)

Briawna said...

been following you on my google reader for awhile. love it!

Briawna said...

this would be great. I currently just have the photos saved with a photoshoppped description typed on the photo. this would be much better. thanks!

Cindy said...

I looked at this a while ago and was interested, but didn't buy. Don't know why. I'd love a copy!

Cindy said...

I'm a follower too...love getting updates from you :)

Leah said...

That sounds like a wonderful product...

Leah said...

I'm a follower

Anonymous said...

The Quilt Album sounds wonderful & you make is sound very easy to use, even for those of us somewhat tech challenged. I'd love to win one of them. Thank you for splaining it to us.
Dixie

fran18 said...

Love this idea. It would be easier than taking picture, having it developed and glued to a book with notes.

Sonya said...

Looks like a wonderful product. I would love to use it. Thanks for the chance:)

Kelly Pearson said...

I'd love to win! I'm so bad about keeping track of my quilts that I don't even put labels on them!! This sure would help me get more organized and document my quilts better. midnightsewin at yahoo dot com

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, looks like a really interesting program, that totally appeals to my anal retentive side! Thanks for the opportunity to win it

Katy Cameron said...

I'm a follower already :o)

Jenny said...

goodness i would love this tool to keep me organized and documented!
and loving the idea of keeping tabs on which fabrics i used for the quilts...oh, that would be so great

Jenny said...

i follow your blog.

Vicki B said...

Thank you Heather and thanks to Quilt Album - super idea.

Vicki B said...

I am now a follower and will add your blog to mine.

Kathryn said...

I'd love to be more organized about documenting my quilts. My one question is whether you can include more than one picture of a quilt for its documentation. I like to take a formal shot, a casual shot and a close up shot.

Kristin said...

This is something I'm in serious need of. thanks for the chance to win.

Sandy said...

I would love to win this. I need to start documenting my quilts and I could certainly use the help with the organizing part of things. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

LindaWI said...

I would love to win the software in your giveaway. I usually just take a picture and put it in an album.

LisaT said...

Quilt Album sounds fantastic. I, probably just like many others, have document photos and patterns, and data all over the place! Thanks so much!

Chris said...

I am sooooo disorganized when it comes to my quilts -- if my 22 year old daughter didn't keep me straight, I'd forget half of what I've made.

Please enter me to win a copy of this new software....

Debbie said...

This program looks great. Anything to help be get more organized! Thanks for counting me in, Heather.

Debbie said...

I have become a follower.

Annette S said...

Thanks for a chance to win the QuiltAlbum software! Better to keep notes all in one location.

Anonymous said...

I would so love this product.

Cheryl Arkison said...

This is a neat idea. I used to keep a book - when I produced quilts at a much slower rate!

Rhonda G said...

I'd love to win this software. Boy could I use it. : ) Thanks for the opportunity.

Rhonda G said...

Yes, I am a follower by email, and thank you for the extra opportunity to enter. : )

Patti said...

As I am a new quieter this would be perfect.

Sewgirl said...

I so need to get organized with my quilts. I am bad about labels and don't remember sometimes when I finished some of them...of course there are MANY that are still ufo's!!!

Sewgirl said...

I just subscribed to your blog as well! Love it!

Patty D from NC said...

I'd love a chance to win. Thanks.

Patty D from NC said...

I follow.

sdgodfrey said...

This software sounds perfect for me! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Linda V said...

I would love this software for making notecards and keeping track of all my quilts, especially those I give away!
Thanks for the giveaway.
Linda

Kathy said...

What an awsome giveaway! Sign me up. QuiltAlbum would be perfect for me.

Kathy said...

I am a new follower.

Vesuviusmama said...

This is something I would definitely use! My current method of documentation is so haphazard! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Crosby said...

thank you for the chance to win the Quilt Album...what a wonderful way to keep track of all our hard work

Mini MNM's said...

Love the idea of QuiltAlbum! Thank you for the giveaway!

Mini MNM's said...

I am a new follower!

Sallie said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I'm a follower.

Natasha said...

Hello
Sounds like great software! I love gadgets and this one sounds great. I have also subscribed to to your blog by e-mail.

thanks for the give away, Natasha

Deb said...

I'd love to win this software! Thanks for organizing the giveaway!

Deb said...

New follower -

The Rogue Quilter said...

What a great program! That would be SEW amazing to have!

The Rogue Quilter said...

now a follower by email

Val Laird said...

That sounds like a great program so thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Becky said...

I'd love to document my quilts with this product. Thanks for the great review!

pam said...

New to quilting. Great way to keep track from the beginning

yorkie mom said...

This is just the thing for me!! I'm one of the rare birds who do not sign my quilts. I take a pic and keep it in a book with the info.This would help me greatly!! thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

Well, I'm not familiar with this at all, but hearing the description I'd love to give it a try! Thanks for the giveaway.

Winona said...

Sounds great. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Sandy said...

I could really use this. I need to start documenting my quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Mom C said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and your ever helpful info.

Helle said...

Great give-away! Thanks for the chance!

Kathleen C. said...

I like to think that I am organized,but really I need the help of Quilt Album :). Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

Kathleen C. said...

I'm following your blog with Google Reader, and I like your blog! Thanks, again.

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great giveaway! THanks for the chance!

Sharon Pernes said...

I follow you in google reader!

Toadally Quilts said...

that look really interesting, thanks for letting us know and chatting tonight!

Paul said...

Being a computer geek, this sounds like something I would enjoy having!

Thanks for the Opportunity to win!
Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

I would love a chance to win, thanks Heather!

Paul said...

I am a follower.

Thanks Again for the opportunity to win!
Paul
www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

daisy said...

thanks for the chance to win - I'd love to win a copy of the quilt album software so I could keep the photos in some sort of order !

Jeanne said...

I really thought this through carefully before putting my name in the pot for this great gift. I wasn't real sure it was something I would really use but the longer I studied on it and read about it, I decided the Quilt Album would be something I would absolutely use, documentation is necessary to insure the providence of our quilts don't you agree? Thanks for the chance!!!

Mary said...

OH my, I really need this! I keep losing the booklet I made and had to make a new one for this year, last years filled up...

Mary said...

I added your feed to my E-mail...

Kathy MacKie said...

This would be a great way to start to document my quilts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kathy MacKie said...

I now follow you by email. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon Pernes said...

I use a word document to keep track of my quilts. This would be so much better. Thanks for the chance to win.

Patricia said...

I'm all for any product that helps keep me organized. Looks like a great idea

AKnativewoman said...

Wonderful way to keep track of things!

Cat said...

Hi Heather! What an awesome product.

Patty said...

This looks like a truly awesome way to keep track of you quilt projects.

Kathy said...

Sounds like a program made just for me! I sure would love to win this!

Marilyn said...

I think this might actually work for me. I use the computer so much I'm almost lost the ability to use a pen and paper. LOL

earth visitor said...

will it help me remember what I filed something under ????

Sandi said...

What a nice way to document our quilts AND send birth announcements of our creations by notecard.

kfr14819 said...

Sounds great. Would help me document my quilts better since I've made a lot for ill people.

mcpeakj said...

Oh my, this is not a "would like to have",but a "must have"!! One look at my organization skills would send everyone running and screaming for cover.Almost like I do everytime I am searching for info about a finished project of mine!

Lori said...

I would love to get organized!
Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

SHARBUS1 said...

would love to win the Quilt Album it sounds great. I take pictures and keep them in a folder this would be much better

bookworm said...

That sounds sooooo helpful. I'd like to catalog my quilts for my kids and keep track of how I interpreted different patterns.

Teresa Hord said...

This would be a great present for my MIL!

Teresa Hord said...

I am a follower!

SarahVee said...

I've been eager to get a copy of Quilt Album since I first heard about it. I am very eager to try out printing cards and labels with my quilts on them:) Thanks for the chance.

AmyBee said...

I keep WANTING to get organized, but photos are not in the same place as notes as ideas as projects started and so on. Your review has got me ready to buy. thank you!

Sharon said...

Oh I cannot tell you how much I would love to have this. Currently I have all my projects that I am working on and there are 43 in a cedar chest. and then in a box in my closet. The ones I have completed I have taken pictures of and put the pics in a shoebox. The projects that are done and ready for christmas presents are stored on a shelf so I can try to keep account of who I have already made for. But after reading about this software omg it would be such a blessing for me. Then maybe Aunt Deb wouldn't get 2 quilts made for her and not for cousin Janet. That was a mishap I had last year. Thanks for having the give-a-way and please consider me in it...

Sharon said...

Oh I am a follower of your blog...

Dora said...

Would love to be able to have some info besides just a picture record of what I've made (and then gave away)

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