Do You EQ? Author and pattern designer, AnneMarie Chany does!
AnneMarie Chany began quilting in 2006, teaching herself to thread a machine at the same time. It quickly turned into a passionate hobby and, in 2010, she started her quilt pattern company, Gen X Quilters. Quilting marries creativity and precision, the perfect combination for her as a trained engineer. AnneMarie is passionate about samplers and Block of the Month programs, blending traditional blocks with unique modern settings. She has appeared on Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting TV and Quilting Arts TV. Her designs are published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts, McCall’s Quilting, American Quilter Magazine, Generation Q Magazine and Modern Quilts Unlimited. AnneMarie released her first book, Sister Sampler Quilts, with Fons & Porter Books/F&W in December 2015. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and three sons.
“I have been using EQ since 2010 and I can’t imagine designing without it. It allows me to quickly sketch and modify blocks, test colors and layouts all with the click of a button. The ability to estimate the yardage requirements for projects and print templates gets me sewing faster. I’m able to get straight to one of my favorite parts – selecting fabric. My first true love is design though. And I love to carve time of out my day to sit down at the computer and begin fresh with a empty white quilt in EQ – and watch what happens. The engineer in me loves this “CAD for Quilters”.”
- AnneMarie Chany
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