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Creative Technology Day – Calvium’s Quilting App

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Calvium are very happy to be hosting a ‘show and tell’ session at the Creative Technology Day at Central St Martins in London on Thursday the 2nd of October.

Lead by Jo Reid, Creative Director of Calvium, participants in the 11am ‘Show and Tell’ will be adding their own section to our custom made ‘quilting’ app via our DIY app building platform, AppFurnace. Reflecting the tradition of sewing an individual square to make up a larger quilt – people taking part can create their own square in a mobile app with a picture of their choice and a story behind it.

The quilting app also reflects the ‘making and makers’ theme of the event with other activities such as embroidery taking place throughout the day.
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About Creative Technology Day

Creative Technology Day supports our collective understanding of ‘learning through making’ with creative technologies in both formal and informal settings. It brings together the primary, secondary and Higher Education communities, along with the cultural sector and technology companies. By collecting a curious and interesting group of active makers for whom the interrogation and use of creative technologies are core to their work, we hope to provide a convivial and informal opportunity for people to learn from one another, make connections, develop new knowledge and advance collective understanding.

Can’t make it to the workshop?

Never fear! You can still get involved with the myriad of makers and send us your quilt section to be included on the app. Just tweet us a picture and a small description to go with it along with the hashtag #CalviumQuilt and we’ll include it on the finished app.

Not sure what to tweet? It could be anything! It could be a picture of your engagement ring and story of how you met your partner. If you’re at a workshop throughout the day it could be a picture of something you have made and how you’re enjoying the event. Just send the tweet with the hashtag #CalviumQuilt.

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How to see our quilt app…

To see the app as it progresses throughout the day you will need to download the AppFurnace Player. 

1) To download either scan the QR code below or visit the App Store or Google Play to download.
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2) To add the Quilting App to the AppFurnace Player, simply load AppFurnace Player, and click the + icon. Then click ‘Scan & Add’ and scan the QR code below to get the Calvium Quilting App on your phone.

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3) So see updates throughout the day keep checking back on the app and press the ‘update button’. If you can’t see your patch straight away, check back later and update.

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Find out more about AppFurnace and how you can start building your own apps by visiting the AppFurnace website.