It’s time to start our adventure! Are you excited yet? This entire website has been built just for you: the Murder Mystery Quilt is a warm and welcoming group of quilters from around the globe, and my goal is always to ensure that the technology makes it as easy as possible for us to connect with one another.
This brief introduction will show you some of the features of the site, and offer you a basic overview of what this year will look like on a practical level. Welcome!
When you log on to the site, you’ll use the Member Sign In link in the menu at the top of any page. When you are signed out of the site, this will appear as a login page–once you sign in, your browser will be automatically directed to the “blog,” a page where all our most recent updates are displayed. IF YOU ARRIVE AT A PAGE and receive an error message that you don’t have access, YOU’RE NOT SIGNED IN. Simply use the Member Sign In menu link to log on, and navigate back to the page you were trying to reach. To sign out, use the link in the top of the right sidebar, which reads, “Logout,” just below the link that reads “Account.” You do not need to sign out every time you leave the site, but you may want to save the email you received when you first registered, which contains your username, in case you forget it later.
From the Recent Updates page, you will find the list of all our content (including this post). Each monthly chapter and block pattern will have its own entry, and you’ll be able to navigate between them in the right sidebar. As long as you’re signed in, the posts will be visible; if your subscription is interrupted, you will no longer be able to see any of the group content.
You can manage your subscription at any time from the My Account page, where you can update your payment details, change your screen avatar, add a new email address, and track activity on the Member Forum–all your posts to the forum will be visible from your My Account page, and any time you comment with another user’s screen name (using the @ symbol with which we’re all so familiar), they’ll see your comment appear on their My Account page, as well. This allows us to create conversation threads where we can ask and answer questions and share advice, as well as “favorite” particular links and comments to locate later.
Any time you have questions, you can leave them as a comment here on the Murder Mystery Quilt site, use the CONTACT form, or reply to ANY email you’ve ever received from me and I’ll get your note. Keeping the site running and making sure you’re able to find all the content easily is very important to us!
Lastly, be sure to take advantage of our private Facebook group! You can join your 2022 Clue Crew starting in late November using a Facebook invitation you receive by email. The Clue Crews are an OPTIONAL part of the MMQ, and you won’t miss anything if you choose not to use Facebook–but if you already do, it’s a great place to share. Lots of members are already using Facebook every day, and having the private group appear in your feed can help you get to know other members and get inspired by their sewing! You can also follow updates on Instagram, and tag your posts #murdermysteryquilt or #murdermysteryquilt2022. We want to get to know you better, and to make sure that you have something exciting to look forward to every month, all year long!
Take some time to get familiar with the site, starting with the Recent Updates in the right sidebar. Your first chapter and block pattern will arrive to you on January 12, 2022. If you have additional questions, refer back to the Welcome Page and our FAQ page, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself in the comments below!
You’ve joined a very special community, and you have a lot of fun in store for you. We’re glad you’re here!