Quilters definitely search for quilt patterns online, and they're looking for other information, too. Like links to people who provide services such as longarm quilting. Facts about quilt guilds in their areas, including the quilt shows held by those groups. They look for quilt blogs to read. In general, online quilters are seeking information about their favorite pastime, including the tools associated with it.
I've developed several forms where you can submit information about your guild, your blog, your longarm quilting business. You'll also find a place to review a sewing machine. Watch for more promo tools soon.
New quilters are among the readers who use patterns and other resources here at About.com Quilting, and I receive many emails asking if I know the names and meeting times of quilting guilds. I usually must answer no -- guilds are everywhere and my direct knowledge is pretty much restricted to groups in my general area. Use this form to tell members of the online quilting community about your quilt guild.
Are you a longarm quilter who offers local and/or long-distance work for other quilters? Use this form to explain your services and point to your Web site. If you've won awards for you quilting, be sure to tell us about that, too.
Do you blog about quilting? Use this space to tell us about your quilting blog. It can be a personal blog or commercial blog, and it's fine if it has a specific slant, such as coverage for art quilts, scrap quilts, machine quilting or other styles and methods that are of interest to quilters.
Do you love your sewing machine, or is it just so-so? Use this space to submit a sewing machine review, and share the pros and cons of your machine with members of the online quilting community.
You'll find another place at Quilting where readers have submitted information about their sewing machines. Pop over there to find out which sewing machines quilters love (or not, in some cases).