Do You EQ? Marketing Director for The Quilt Pattern Magazine and Owner of Purrfect Spots, Nan Baker does!
My first introduction to EQ was EQ5. I really enjoyed it, but it was not until I started designing full time in 2011 that I was able to take advantage of it. As my business grew, I quickly upgraded to EQ7 and I find it invaluable. Being able to play with blocks, trying different fabrics and not wasting fabric is a huge plus. I design for several different fabric companies and having the quilt available in EQ makes it so easy if the fabrics need to be changed. My favorite tool is the fussy cut tool as you can see just what your finished quilt will look like! It is “purrfect”!
Because of my love of stitching and animals, I created my company, PURRFECT SPOTS as it gave me the flexibility of going from designing to disasters as I was a member of the Disaster Animal Response Team for The Humane Society of the United States.
I designed cross stitch and needlepoint before designing quilts. My cross stitch and needlepoint designs appeared in numerous needlework catalogs. My quilting designs have appeared in the Quilting Professional, The Quilt Pattern Magazine, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, QuiltsandCreativity.com and on QNNtv.com.
When I am not designing quilts, I am the Marketing Director for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. Did you know that the magazine offers EQ7 lessons every month by Reeze Hanson? One of the things I enjoy is being the EQ7 tester for the EQ7 lessons. I look forward to testing each lesson as I always learn something new or relearn something I have forgotten! I am also a Teacher, Speaker & Consultant, and an Animal Lover who promotes education for animal disaster preparedness. A portion of my sales goes toward The CASEY Plan (Caring for Animals Safely in Emergencies during the Year).
All of my quilt designs are done through EQ7 and many appear on my website directly from EQ as they are so realistic. I also use the graphics for my quilt directions. I have to say I am grateful for EQ as I know I would not have accomplished all that I have without it. I am in the process of writing a book and hope to have it published by the end of this year. With the help I get from EQ, I just may be able to accomplish that goal.
Thank you Electric Quilt for all your help and also for having me as part of the EQ Designer Group.
Splendour in the Grass which was designed in EQ7 (well all of my quilts are) was on the cover of the FabShopNews – Issue #100 and it was featured in the Timeless Treasures ad in the Fall 2014 issues of American Patchwork & Quilting, Fons & Porter Love of Quilting and Quiltmakers 100 blocks – #6. I have since made the quilt and it will be hanging in the Timeless Treasures booth at Quilt Market in Houston along with three other of my patterns that I designed for them – all with EQ!
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Nan’s EQ Projects