I have a good camera and tripod but until now my problem has been lighting. I've been photographing quilts in our dining room which has a reasonable amount of natural light. While that has been OK for coloured quilts, any quilts with white I haven't been able to capture correctly. Until now!
After reading Holly Knott's article Shoot That Quilt! I now have lights. I investigated her suggestions on making my own lighting stands, while I can purchase the daylight bulbs, I failed to find the reflector lamps (If any NZers know where to buy these please let me know).
Instead I purchased two stands with reflectors and daylight bulbs from Photo Warehouse, while they aren't professional quality they suit me just fine.
Now I can photograph white quilts (and other colours).
Note: these photos are really low-res, they are just to show the difference in colour.