Quark X Press Graphic Design


Quark X Press is a type of software frequently used by the publishing industry.

Quarter Apple Film


See Apple Box.

quarter round Carpentry

A molding that features a cross section 1/4 the size of a cylinder.

quarter-inch quilting Quilting

A kind of outline quilting completed keeping a margin of 1/4" from the quilt's seams to prevent sewing past the seam allowances.

quarter-sawed Carpentry

Lumber cut at around 90 degrees in relation to the annular growth rings.

Quartz Light Film


A quartz light is a kind of light that is quite bright.  Inside its quartz envelope is a tungsten filament.  When in use, quartz lights can become very hot.  If oil from one’s hands gets on the bulb, the bulb may blister and explode; obviously, it is never a good idea to touch the bulb with one’s fingers.  The color temperature of the light is usually 3,200K.  Also known as a tungsten or halogen light. 

Quick Release Film


A device used for latching for fast mounting and removal of a camera from a tripod. 

Quick Release Shoe Film


The segment of the quick release that joins to the camera.

Quick Time Video Graphic Design


Quick time video was created by Apple; it is a video streaming technology.

quick-cutting Quilting

A method that cuts the amount of time used to cut pieces of fabric. Material is cut with a rotary cutter after it is first cut into smaller pieces and strips.

quick-piecing Quilting

A technique used in a patchwork quilt to machine-sew pieces of material together before the material pieces are cut into particular shapes. This method saves time because it avoids stitching the pieces separately.

quilt Quilting

A cover for a bed made out of a bottom piece of material, a top piece of material and a filler. The filler is inserted between the two other layers and secured.

quilt back Quilting

The bottom side of a quilt.

quilt batting Quilting


 Quilt batting is the wool, synthetic fiber, or cotton wadded into rolls or sheets that quilters use to line quilts.

quilt top Quilting

The top side of a quilt.

quilter's knot Quilting

A type of knot frequently used in hand-sewing projects.

quilting Quilting


Quilting is the act of stitching three layers of a quilt together – creating a kind of sandwich that features a decorative design.  The act of quilting can be completed by a machine or by hand. 

Machine quilting involves a ‘walking foot’ in order to feed the layers of the quilt through the machine.  Free motion or freehand quilting is completed with a darning foot.  Frequently individuals who choose to use a machine will pair the threads to the fabric that is being quilted.  When pairing is not possible, invisible monofilament is used instead.

Hand quilting is often completed on a quilt frame or quilting hoop with needles called ‘betweens’ and thread.  To quilt, one hand is placed under the quilt in order to feel for the needle, and the other hand creates the stitches on top.  The best hand quilters will create small, consistent stitches that run over the quilt.  Straight and uniform stitches are key to make a successful quilt.  In general, the stitches should be the same size on both the top and bottom of the quilt. 

The design on a quilt is made through a ‘shadow line’.  A different shadow line is created depending on whether when uses a machine or one’s hands.  In machine quilting, the line will be straighter and rougher looking that quilting by hand, which gives a puckered dotted line.  Each method is not better than the other – they each just have a different appearance. 


quilting design Quilting

The stitching pattern that joins a quilt's top, bottom and middle layers together.

quilting frame Quilting

A structure made out of plastic or wood pipe that keeps the layers of a quilt securely joined as one quilts.

quilting guide bar Quilting

An attachment to a sewing machine that evenly spaces the rows of straight stitching.

quilting hoop Quilting

A small oval structure that assists in the process of keeping the top, bottom and middle layers of a quilt together while quilting.

quilting stencil Quilting

A guiding mechanism that holds quilting patterns in a cutout format. The quilting design is placed onto a quilt through the use of a marking tool placed over the cutout format to mark the layer underneath.

quilting template Quilting

A stable template of one quilting motif.

quilting thread Quilting

A type of thread made out of cotton or cotton-covered polyester thread used for hand quilting.

quit-claim deed Carpentry

A deed that gives a grantee the interest he/she legally owns in a property without the inclusion of a warranty.

Quotes by Van Gogh


1) If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. 

2) Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

3) As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

4) I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

5) For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

6) I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.

7) I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

8) I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

9)  When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

10)  When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

11)  In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.

12) Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

12)  Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.