Welcome to our hive! QuiltersBee is a virtual Quilt Guild where members share their love for the quilts and quiltmaking. Posts to QuiltersBee should be of a nature that would be discussed publicly at a quilt guild meeting. Topics of discussion may touch on all aspects of quilters' lives. We are friends who care about and support each other through good times and bad. No commercial postings. Please be polite and respectful of other members' feelings and points of view. Political and religious discussions are to be avoided. See Flames at the bottom of this page.

To change your settings, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quiltersbee/  You will need to sign into yahoo first. If you do not already have a yahoo ID, click on the "sign up now" hyperlink and create an ID for yourself. (Be sure to review the information on your Yahoo ID card. Click on "Edit Your Marketing Preferences". When you get to the Marketing Preferences page, read through it and make sure to check "no" if you don't want your name, address and/or phone number sold. The default is "yes", so don't skip this step unless you like lots of junk mail! )

Once you have done that, go back to the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quiltersbee/  page and sign in. This will take you to the Description page. Click on "edit my membership" on the upper right hand side. On the bottom of that page, you will be able to choose your membership options. You can also select to receive E-mail in HTML or text format. If you select text format, you will not receive picture ads from yahoo on the bottom of every E-mail, which might speed your download time a little.

To start sending messages to members of this group, simply send email to quiltersbee@yahoogroups.com . When replying, please delete portions of the message not relevant to the discussion. Use appropriate subject lines. Don't send Virus warnings, chain letters (etc) or detailed announcements about swaps. It's okay to refer someone to a web page to read the details of your swap, though. If you need one, E-mail krisdriessen@yahoo.com  for a web page on the Quiltersbee home page. Be respectful of copyright laws. Don't ask or offer copying of a pattern. Let's keep our wonderful pattern designers in business!

Attachments can't be sent to the list. Use the Yahoo Groups shared picture file - and be sure to let the group know so we can all go on a field trip! See directions at http://www.Quiltersbee.com/qbjoin.htm#Using 

If you later decide to rejoin the list with a new E-mail address, just go to http://www.quiltersbee.com/qbjoin.htm  and put your new address in the "join" box. A message will be sent to your new E-mail address giving you a link to directly join the list. Click on the link, read the page, and click on "continue" on the bottom. That will take you right to the "join this group page".

At the bottom of the Join this Group page, you select the option of regular mail or digest mail. You can also select to receive E-mail in HTML or text format. If you select text format, you will not receive picture ads from yahoo on the bottom of every E-mail, which might speed your download time a little.

You will then get a "membership pending" page. (I have to manually approve all memberships, which I hope will keep spammers out!) In the upper right hand section of that page is the "Account Info" hyperlink. Click on that, sign in again, then review the information on your Yahoo ID card. Click on "Edit Your Marketing Preferences". When you get to the Marketing Preferences page, read through it and make sure to check "no" if you don't want your name, address and/or phone number sold. The default is "yes", so don't skip this step unless you like lots of junk mail! 

To eliminate the advertisements that are in your list email messages, go to your My Groups page and click on Edit My Group, then E-mail Preferences. Click on the Options button to the right of your E-mail address. Then look for "Message Format Convert to HTML" Make sure this section is NOT checked. The "Do not convert to HTML"" box *should* be checked. While you are there, uncheck the box allowing yahoo to share your mailing address unless you really don't mind lots of unsolicited E-mail. Then be sure to click on Save Changes.

Please keep this note. It contains a lot of information you may need again.

Enjoy!

Flames

What is a flame?  Generally speaking, it is a posting that attacks a *person* rather than an idea, and is a great way to get kicked off the list.  Flames are NOT permitted - disagreements are.  What is the difference?

"I can't stand strip piecing, it drives me nuts" is a disagreement

"Sue, I can't understand why you would strip piece, it is a stupid method!" is a flame.

Any post that belittles a *person* by name is considered a flame and will not be tolerated.  Forwarding a private E-mail to the list without stripping an identification from the note is a flame.  Forwarding a private E-mail to the list after taking out any identifying features is a disagreement. 

When in doubt, DON'T DO IT.  Remember the Golden Rule.  Take a deep breath and hit the delete button.