# Making your own Quartz
Setting up Quartz requires a basic understanding of
git. If you are unfamiliar,
this resource is a great place to start!
A fork is a copy of a repository. Forking a repository allows you to freely experiment with changes without affecting the original project.
Navigate to the GitHub repository for the Quartz project:
Then, Fork the repository into your own GitHub account. Make sure that when you fork, you uncheck the ‘Copy the
hugo branch only’ option.
If you don’t have an account, you can make on for free here. More details about forking a repo can be found on GitHub’s documentation.
After you’ve made a fork of the repository, you need to download the files locally onto your machine. Ensure you have
git, then type the following command in your terminal replacing
YOUR-USERNAME with your GitHub username.
Great! Now you have everything you need to start editing and growing your digital garden. If you’re ready to start writing content already, check out the recommended flow for editing notes in Quartz.
✏️ Step 2: Editing Notes in Quartz
Having problems? Checkout our FAQ and Troubleshooting guide.