Like almost every quilter I have a phone and a computer. I read a lot of books as well, though mostly fiction. Until recently I had a Nook from Barnes & Noble that I used for the bulk of my electronic reading, but a friend of mine was upgrading his iPad 1 to and iPad 3 and made me an offer that I couldn’t refuse. If you’ve ever held an iPad, you’ll notice a huge difference in weight between it and an e-reader.
As great as it was, it was just too heavy to use for reading and it languished on a shelf for a while. One day while flipping through a favorite quilting magazine I noticed on the back an advertisement showing that you could put a subscription of the magazine on the iPad. Color me intrigued!! Though for me, the iPad is much too heavy to use for normal reading… the larger screen and size is actually ideal for walking around with quilting patterns and instructions.
You may be saying that a magazine is just as easy, but I’ll make two points about ease of use. One, the most distracting thing is to have a magazine open while reading cutting instructions and have the pages flip on me while I’m reading it. This invariably leads to some not so nice verbiage from me. Secondly, I can carry around 12 issues… or 32 quilt patterns chock full of pictures, measurements, and ideas that can inspire my creativity wherever I am.
Send me a note on what you do to inspire your creativity!