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London, UK (PRWEB) August 8, 2008
The runaway success of social media websites like MySpace and Facebook has sparked a wave of development of similarly styled "online community" sites aimed at serving a whole range of special interest groups, ranging from lifestyle to sporting to hobby interests and MyQuiltPatch.com is the latest site to emerge from this trend.
Company spokesperson Sarah Jane King commented - "Although there are thousands of quilting websites and online stores on the internet, there are very few that provide the element of interactivity that so many people are seeking online today".
"The huge number of people involved in the world of Patchwork and Quilting make up one of the most sociable groups that you will find anywhere and many already belong to local craft clubs and societies. Websites like "My Quilt Patch" use the internet to expand this into a "global village" concept by providing an online special interest community in which people with a common passion can interact and communicate".
The "My Quilt Patch" website has been especially designed with ease of use in mind and can be readily utilised with a minimum of technical know-how. Despite this, the site has a wide range of interactive tools that members can use online,
These include: The ability to create a "Photo Gallery" where members can showcase digital pictures of their work; A "Forum" to exchange views with other quilters around the world, ask questions and pick up tips; A facility to create a simple "Quilting Blog" to act as an online journal to record members projects and ideas and share these with others in the community (or even make a quilt related Podcast). Other features include: Member's Reviews, Create a "Quilting Website", and online audio and video "Chat" as well as a number of additional software tools.
Ms King added: " We have already had a great response to the site with many people signing up for the thirty day free trial. Although the site has its origins in the UK we see this as being a truly international community and are pleased that we already have a substantial number of people joining from the USA and Canada and from Australia and New Zealand as well".
More information can be found by visiting the "My Quilt Patch" website, or from the company.
Sarah Jane King
Tel: +44 1647 432330