EQ Academy: Three Days of EQStitch with Yvonne Menear

Posted 02-21-2017 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Academy

Yvonne Menear knows EQStitch better than anyone! We’re pleased to once again have Yvonne teach the EQStitch class at EQ Academy this year.

 

Yvonne actually helped  in developing EQStitch and is the author of EQ with Me: Learning EQStitch. She has also designed all the add-ons for EQStitch. So, she definitely knows what she’s talking about!

She is an experienced teacher and has lots of happy previous students…

In Yvonne’s class you will:

  • Learn about the different worktables
  • Learn all the drawing tools
  • Work with the built-in libraries
  • Learn where to find ‘hidden tools’
  • Understand the properties bar and its applications
  • Learn about underlay stitches and their importance
  • Discover the Text tool’s possibilities (lettering and beyond)
  • Build layers to add interest to your designs
  • Mix applique and embroidery for the most appealing effects
  • Create your own unique stitches
  • Learn to create effective continuous sew lines for quilting
  • Create intricate stitch designs that sew as a continuous line of embroidery
  • Visualize your designs on your color fabric choice and in a quilt layout
  • Create pieced blocks in the hoop
  • Create your own paper-pieced designs
  • Create embroidery designs from images
  • Combine images and embroidery for an embellished photo
  • Learn how to make an embroidered label for your project
  • Export your designs in the format you need for your machine
  • Clean up your project Sketchbook and name designs with embroidery information
  • and more!

But hurry! The deadline to sign up for this EQStitch class is 2/28/17. We will not take any enrollments after this date. This is for the EQStitch class only. The other EQ Academy classes do not have an enrollment deadline.

Find out more about Yvonne’s EQStitch class here!

EQStitch Sunday Stitch February 2017

Posted 02-19-2017 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

I love taking simple artwork and making it interesting by editing and adding elements to the artwork to make it my own.  Lately I have been working on creating shadow applique (along with other applique options).  I am using the artwork from the stencils and applique stitch designs all ready in our EQStitch program. Open your EQStitch program. Click on the work on stitching worktable icon at the top of the screen.  On the properties bar at the top of the screen, click on the drawing board options box icon to open it. In the dialogue box, set the embroidery edge stitches to be a bean stitch and the embroidery fill options to be a no fill selection. Be sure to click the OK in the bottom of the drawing board options box to apply the new settings. Click on LIBRARIES>Stitching Library>Machine Applique>Flower Garden>Flower 6 Select the Flower 6 by

EQ Academy: EQ7 Block Drawing with Kari Schell

Posted 02-16-2017 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Academy

Our next EQ Academy workshop is right around the corner and there are just a few seats left! We hope you’ll be able to join us for this fun three day event full of learning and friendship. Today, I’d like to introduce you to instructor Kari Schell and give you a little sneak peek into her EQ7 Block Drawing class. Kari is an Electric Quilt expert and a certified Art and Stitch instructor. Not only does she teach at EQ Academy, but she also teaches at our online class platform, EQ University. You’ll find Kari teaching online EQ classes through her own site too–www.onpointquilter.com. She really knows her quilting software! If you haven’t visited Kari’s site before, be sure to check it out. She offers lots of free videos and patterns for EQ7 too. Kari’s Academy class is all about drafting your own blocks. The Block Worktable offers so many

Quick Tip Tuesday! Adding Embellishments/Embroidery

Posted 02-14-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

In EQ7, this library is called the Embroidery Library and the tool used to set the designs on the quilt is called Set Embroidery. In EQStitch, the library name was changed to Embellishment Library so that the designs would not be confused with those created on the Stitching Worktable of EQStitch. Add an Embellishment to your Sketchbook Click LIBRARIES > Embellishment Library. Click the Import button and choose either From Project or From Embroidery Files. Add as many designs as you want to the Sketchbook by clicking to select them.• Use CTRL+click to select multiple files at once. • Use SHIFT+click to select a range of files. • Use CTRL+A to select all the files in that folder. Click Add to Sketchbook. Click Close. Note: You can also import embellishment files from other projects or from .EXP files. While in the Embellishment Library, click Import and make a selection. Choose

We’re going to QuiltCon!

Posted 02-11-2017 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Artists EQ News and Press

We’re so excited to be vending at QuiltCon this year in Savannah, Georgia!  If you’re there, be sure to stop at booth #337! Here’s what we’ll have going on… Awesome quilts     You’ll love the quilts in our booth because they belong to two super talented EQ users and authors, Amy Friend and Christa Watson. You’ll see Christa’s “Ripples” quilt,  Amy’s “Wings” quilt and lots more! Book Signings     You’ll have the chance to meet and chat with Christa and Amy on Friday. They’ll be doing signings of their newest books… and selling them too! Christa’s signing: Friday, 12pm – 1pm Amy’s signing: Friday, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EQ Demos Stop in any time to see us demonstrate EQ7 and EQ Mini. Ask questions and take advantage of the one-on-one time you’ll get with an EQ employee. Show savings & Giveaways All the products in our booth will be

EQ Mini Friday Fun: EASY Beginner Quilt Design Software

Posted 02-10-2017 by Lori | Posted in: EQ Mini EQ Mini Friday Fun with Lori

EQ Mini Quilt Design software is designed specifically for the beginning quilt designer.  With EQ Mini, you can create stunning, gorgeous quilts quickly,  in an easy to learn, step by step process.  In just a few minutes, you can design a quilt, add fabrics or colors, and print out the image, get free fabric calculations and even templates, foundation piecing or rotary cutting information. If you have been designing quilts with pencil and paper, have a really old version of Electric Quilt and want to get started again, or simply are have a budding interest in Quilt design, then EQ Mini is the software for you.  EQ Mini is a scaled down version of EQ 7 quilt design software with a work flow just for BEGINNERS.  It introduces you to all of the parts of quilt design in an easy to follow, step by step process.  When you have mastered

Quick Tip Tuesday! Applique Letters on Top of the Quilt

Posted 02-07-2017 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday Uncategorized

Click Worktable > Work on Quilt. Click Add/Remove Buttons . Click Set Applique Text if it is unchecked. Click Layer 2. Click the Paintbrush  tool. Select a fabric or color for your text. Click the Set Applique Text tool. Choose the font, style and size in the Applique Text box. (This can be changed later.) Hold down your keyboard SHIFT key, then click and drag a box on the quilt. Type your message. Click the Adjust tool. Click the message you just typed. Drag the text by the center to move it. Drag the text by a corner to resize it. Click Add to Sketchbook  .We are here to help! If you have questions about this, or anything else please contact tech support.

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