I know what a UPC barcode is and remember hearing all the grumblings about them being a way to ”track” consumers and soon we would all be embedded with one! However, I didn’t know what a QR Code was until I looked it up —> Quick Response Code http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code . And not only are they a cool way to use your smart phone, they make awesome quilts.
<—– That looks like an awful lot of cutting and if you screw it up your qr code is not going to work! Typically the qr code is black and white but Joan has made one for this blog with red and white fabrics. She chose one of our favourite prints, red tone on tone maple leaves to go with a tone on tone white and bound it in black. I haven’t seen it yet but it’s making it’s debut at the Quilt Walk in Ladner on August 19th.
I decided to surf the net to check out some other QR Code quilts and found that there are many. Apparently you can get a code for just about anything including names by getting a QR Code Generator. I really liked the two modern quilts with QR Codes made by LiveLoveQuilt: http://livelovequilt.blogspot.ca/2012/07/qr-barcode-quilt.html Awesome story about two boys, their birthday party and their quilts. Nancy Feve from http://www.fevequilts.com/qr-quilt/ created the first QR Code quilt in November 2010. And the ladies at the Fabric Garden in Maine created their QR Code quilt by generating their codes and then printing them on printable fabric. http://thefabricgarden.blogspot.ca/2012/03/our-qr-code-quilt.html
Below is the Neighbours in the Hood QR Code quilt. It has been long arm quilted with the Maple Syrup pantograph. Can’t wait to actually see it and touch it.
QR Code quilts are very definitely “modern” and I’ll have to give it a try…maybe I’ll make mine using green tone on tone maple leaves…
Happy Quilting…Valerie Raye