Dec. 22, 2014

Holiday Blog Blitz: Recipe

As part of SewCalGal’s Holiday Blog Blitz, we’ve chosen a couple EQ staffer’s family recipes to share.

EQ Christine’s Great Aunt Freda, of a tiny little town in northern Ohio, created “Black-Eyed Susans.” She entered them into the Pillsbury 9th Grand National Bake-Off in 1957 and won the Senior Grand National Award!

Below, is Freda Smith’s original recipe from the 9th Grand National Cook Book for what Pillsbury now calls “Peanut Blossoms.” Enjoy!

Scroll down for another yummy holiday favorite: Peanut Brittle! EQ Linda’s mother, from another small town in northern Ohio was featured in a local newspaper for her Peanut Brittle Recipe in 2010. Here’s her photo and recipe taken from the Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune.



To get more recipes, visit these participating blogs:

Bea Lee (Beaquilter)


Stitch This (Martingale)

Leah Day – The Free Motion Quilting  Project

Wendy Sheppard  (Ivory Spring)

Marjorie Busby (Blue Feather Quilt Studio)

Jeannette Jones (Inchworm Fabrics)

Barb Gaddy (Bejeweled Quilts)

Dec. 19, 2014

EQ Christmas Countdown

Our super talented EQ Artists are helped us provide EQ7 users with fun, unique, FREE project downloads – for three weeks!


Dec. 19, 2014

Dec 19th: EQ Dean & Penny!


A note from Dean & Penny:

We send holiday greetings and wishes for peace and happiness this coming New Year to our EQ users all over the world! We thought we’d say it with “The Shirts,” because these are blocks Dean drew for an early version of EQ so many years ago. We don’t recall seeing anyone actually ever use these blocks, but we love them just the same and think they just might inspire a nice little quilt done up in fun fabric prints.” – Dean Neumann and Penny McMorris

Download “The Christmas Shirts”

This concludes our EQ Christmas Countdown, we hope you’ve enjoyed the free EQ7 projects!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Dec. 18, 2014

Dec 18th: Bea Lee


A note from Bea:

“I wanted to create a big “Jesus” in the middle of a table runner and then added an auto border and found the vine border and thought of the John 15:5 bible verse and added that on layer 2. I kept the colors in red and green Christmas colors.” -Bea Lee

Download “Jesus” Table Runner

Catch up with Bea >>

Dec. 17, 2014

Dec 17th: Linda Franz


A note from Linda:

“Quilters who use Inklingo know that you don’t have to be an expert quilter with advanced skills to sew a stunning  Double Wedding Ring quilt. Print the cutting and stitching lines on fabric with your ordinary Inkjet, rotary cut, and piece by sewing along the printed lines. Christmas Rings can be sewn by hand OR by machine. Some quilters will want to sew some seams by hand when they need something portable and sew the rest by machine. When we mix hand and machine piecing in a quilt, we call it an Inklingo hybrid.” -Linda Franz

Giveaways and freebies:

1. Visit the All About Inklingo blog and submit a comment to be entered for a $50 Inklingo gift certificate AND free fabric from Northcott!

2. The Inklingo Double Wedding Design Book will be free to everyone today through December 31st!  ($20 value, PDF download).

Download “Inklingo Christmas Rings”

Catch up with Linda >>

Dec. 16, 2014

Dec 16th: Patti Carey

Christmas Traditions

A note from Patti:

“This is a quilt that I designed for this year’s Quilts From 100 Blocks, based on a block that I designed (in EQ of course) for 100 Blocks Volume 9.  I really liked the Christmas Traditions collection by Tracey Sims for Northcott, especially the cardinal border stripe, and this quilt seemed a great way to showcase it.  When I made up the quilt for the magazine, it looked just like my EQ image!” – Patti Carey

Download “Christmas Traditions”

Catch up with Patti >>

Dec. 15, 2014

Dec 15th: Toby Lischko


A note from Toby:

“I used a snowman applique design that was in EQ, added the facial features and outlined the snowman to look like I put a running stitch around it. I learned a lot of things while designing this quilt since I had never done anything like it before. I thought putting it in front of the star blocks made it more interesting. It can be hung all winter instead of just during the holiday season. If you’d like the sewing instructions for Frosty, visit my blog!” – Toby Lischko

Download “Frosty”

Catch up with Toby >>

Click here to get the sewing instructions by leaving a comment along with your email address on Toby’s Blog post! She’ll email you the pattern!