Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. In 2009, Bea’s husband bought her a longarm machine, and she began taking custom orders. She, her husband, and their three children live in a small town in North Carolina. Bea has won numerous ribbons at county fairs, quilt shows, and guild shows, and she is also an avid blogger at and has had work published in numerous magazines!

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“I LOVE EQ, I first bought EQ6 and then later upgraded to EQ7 and Stitch. I use it to design quilts and love that with a few clicks I can change the colors/fabrics and easily modify blocks or make other changes easily. I started creating EQ7 Tutorials on my blog in the fall of 2012. I still learn something new all the time when I “play” with EQ and want to share my excitement and what I learned with other EQ users. EQ has helped me a lot with quilt designs to be published and to make my own patterns, couldn’t have done it without EQ!”

Take a look at Bea’s latest quilt in McCalls and the tutorial for it.

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Bea’s first published quilt, “It’s a Hootie,” was designed in EQ7.

It's A Hootie