Once upon a time there was a girl who quilted. She was the first in her blood line to quilt and didn't know many in-real-life quilters, she had some crafty friends but no quilty friends. She interacted with other quilters through blogs & groups but felt like she was always late to the party. Be it a quilt along party, link party or blog hopping party - no matter how hard she tried to keep up with that ever growing RSS reader of amazing quilt blogs she could never seem to catch up and always seemed to miss the most interesting quilt alongs, block of the months and link parties.
A bit dramatic but that's my story, I'm Terri Ann of Childlike Fascination an on-again-off-again quilt blogger who dabbles in photography, crafting and about a million other hobbies that I may or may not have made websites for. I wished there was a website that I could go to to see the current popular weekly link up/link parties as well as the next upcomming quilt alongs and block of the month programs. I've done quilt alongs both "on schedule" and long after they were completed. While it can be fun to do some of the quilts at your own pace after everyone else has finished it's not the same. You don't get to interact with people who are probably having the same issues you are every few days or weeks and there can seem like there is no one around to cheer you on when you start second guessing yourself.
So I solved my own problem. I made a website to link to all best quilting community online parties. I started this project in early December 2014 and did a rapid prototype where I quickly built a working version of the site that I could layer new features in the future.
While I can't see the future I do know what I have planned for Quilt Along.net. Some of those features are:
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