Social Media at Its Best

I'm a convert. I used to think about social media in a very negative and demeaning way. And although some of what social media is can still be classified as such, it also has an enormous to offer. Like everything online, social media takes research, and you can't accept everything you see on it as true and healthy. Given that, however, I've become a convert. I see now the good that social media has to offer. It does bring a widely diverse audience with like-minded interests together that would never normally cross paths. 

I have entered the rabbit hole and now use Facebook to join groups that all share some of my interests. I find these groups incredibly inspiring and thought that I would share some of them with you. 

First and foremost is, of course, Owl's Nest Quilters. If you want to stay up-to-date on all that's happening at the Nest, be sure to Like and Follow us. We share photos of what we are creating, as well as provide you with information on classes and deadlines and important information you need to know.

Scan 'N Cut sites vary in quality and temperament. I follow two that actually educate and show all the ways you can use this amazing machine. Create with Sue is a great place to start to learn more about the capabilities of the Scan 'N Cut and Canvas Workspace. Sue provides great tutorials and projects.

Another site I follow is Balzer Designs. Anything that Julie Fei-Fan Balzer does is worth watching. Her Facebook page is a journey into creativity in a variety of art media. But she knows the Scan 'N Cut machine like nobody else, and she has fantastic YouTube tutorials.

Panels and what to do with all those panels we have all accumulated is a constant challenge. Panel Quilts is an awesome source of inspiration. People share the most amazing creations they have made using panels.

My most recent discovery and acquisition is Art Quilts. Oh, my goodness! These artists are amazing. This group is an excellent resource for inspiration and learning how to stretch the boundaries of quilting. 

If you have a favorite Facebook group that you follow that you think others would benefit from following, please leave a comment and let us know. This is the value of social media and the reason why I have become a Facebook convert.

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