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 of Gen X Quilters

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