Jul. 31, 2014

Tonga Cabana Block Challenge: Design Entries

Link up your Tonga Cabana Block Challenge entries here!

We’ve partnered with Timeless Treasures Fabrics to bring you a fun challenge featuring their Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection! Here’s a quick recap of the rules:

  • You must design your block using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) design software.
  • The block design must be colored with Tonga Cabana fabrics (you may add ONE solid color/fabric to the design).
  • The block design can be pieced, appliqué, or both!
  • Block must be at least 6” x 6”. Block designs do not need to be square.
  • The block design can be an original drawing, or a block from the Block Library that you’ve colored your own way using the Tonga Cabana fabrics.
  • No sewing required. The “virtual” EQ7 block design is all that’s needed to enter.
  • One entry per person

If you need help creating an image of your block design, please click here for instructions.

Submission Guidelines

Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). The link up will be open until Monday, August 4 at 9am EST. Winner will be announced Wednesday, August 6.


One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries


One Grand Prize winner will receive:

A full set of Cabana by Daniela Stout Tonga Treats (10″ Squares, 5″ Squares, 2.5″ strips, 6″ strips, and FQ’s)

An EQ with Me book of the winner’s choice

And an EQ Stash Online download of their choice

Good luck!

Jul. 25, 2014

My EQ Boutique is Moving!

Your favorite designer patterns will soon be found at ElectricQuilt.com! EQ7 users love add-on libraries. Now find them all in one place! Here are a few notes about the upcoming move.

  • Purchases will no longer be available at MyEQBoutique.com beginning on August 1.
  • All designer patterns will be available as EQ7 add-on downloads, hopefully by the end of August.
  • All downloads are available for PC and Mac.
  • All downloads will install directly into your EQ7 Block Library for immediate use in EQ7.
  • Any supplemental PDFs will install into your My EQ7 folder.
  • Any purchases made prior to August 1, 2014, will still be available to you on ElectricQuilt.com.

Jul. 24, 2014

Christmas in July

If you’ve ever called our customer service line, chances are you’ve heard Linda’s friendly voice on the other end of the line. Linda has worked at EQ for several years, but she just recently designed her first quilt in EQ7!

“She’s just now using EQ7?!?” you ask…. Well, Linda has a Mac at home so, along with many other people, she’s been patiently waiting for the Mac release of EQ7. And now that she’s had a chance to work with the software a bit, she has a finished quilt to show off. Linda thought she was just sharing her quilt with those of us in the office, but we all loved it so much I wanted to share it on the blog too!

Linda designed the quilt to use with a Block of the Month program she did. She followed this tutorial on the blog to import photos of her finished blocks and design a quilt around them. Here’s her design in EQ7:

It’s called “Merry Mike-mas” — a gift for her husband, Mike. Look at this cute label that Christine, another EQ employee, designed for Linda (printed on EQ Printables, of course!):

Linda has also agreed to let me share her project file with you! The quilt design included in the project is waiting for you to fill with your own block-of-the-month blocks (or any twelve 12″ blocks!). Make your own BOM quilt really pop with this gorgeous border!

Click here to download the EQ7 project file.

Jul. 23, 2014

20% off Quilting Designs! July 23-24 only!

Jul. 22, 2014

EQ Academy – Registration Starts Soon!

Registration will open on Monday, August 4th at 11:00am EST. Spots are first come, first served.
Use this link on August 4th to register.


A waiting list will be available once classes are filled.

3 Day Workshops for EQ7 or EQStitch

The Electric Quilt Company is offering a 3 day workshop event in April 2015! Dive into EQ7 or EQStitch with our expert teachers.

WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015
WHERE: BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH (map it)
WHAT: 3 day workshop on EQ7 or EQStitch
COST: $300 (full amount due at registration)

Cost includes:

  • Three full-day classes (6 hours each day)
  • Three 30-minute teacher lectures
  • Daily catered lunches and beverages
  • One group gathering with dinner/drinks/desserts
  • EQ goodie bags

Cost does not include:

  • Lodging. A block of rooms will be available for $139.00 (+tax) per night.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Additional food not mentioned above.

EQ7 Workshop Details

Teacher: Mary Ellen Kranz OR Barb Vlack
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Seats Available
: 24 per teacher
Supplies: Laptop computer with EQ7 installed and validated.
Join us for a 3-day in-depth workshop on EQ7 software. Learn from an expert who will give you a complete overview of each worktable as you explore the libraries, and experiment with different types of quilts, blocks and borders. Learn new tricks and techniques the professionals use to create their EQ masterpieces. Each class is tailored so beginners won’t feel overwhelmed and advanced users won’t be bored. You will always be learning something new!

*Note: There will be 2 EQ7 classes offered. Teacher requests can be made, but are not guaranteed.

EQStitch Workshop Details

Teacher: Yvonne Menear
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Seats Available
: 24
Supplies: Laptop computer with EQStitch installed and validated.
Join author and educator, Yvonne Menear, for 3 fun-filled days exploring the digitizing capabilities of EQStitch. All levels of students are welcome. While working with the tools in the program, Yvonne will help you create digitized projects you can take home with you to stitch. Learn how to create, save, and export your stitch creations. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and answers. Stitched samples will be available to view.

Stop back on August 4th at 11:00am EST to register! 

Jul. 17, 2014

Flash Sale! Kaleidoscope Add-On!

Today Only! Sale Ends July 17th!

Our most popular EQ7 add-on is on sale TODAY ONLY! Get Kaleidoscope Collection CD-ROM for only $17.56. Use code PIECING at checkout. Sale ends tonight, July 17th at midnight EST.

Over 500 kaleidoscope style foundation blocks that anyone can sew! Print the blocks in any size! This add-on requires EQ7. It is a Windows CD-ROM, but can be used on a Mac. Find out how.

Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts uses Kaleidoscope Collection! See her block below! Check out her post, and her Color Wheel Five’s block on her blog. (Please note: The giveaway mentioned on her post is now closed.)


Already have Kaleidoscope Collection? Check out these great lessons to see what MORE you can do with these blocks!

Jul. 15, 2014

Get to know Electric Quilt!

Listen to Brandy Lynn’s interview with EQ’s Sara Seuberling to hear the inside scoop about Electric Quilt. Find out what’s new and what’s on the horizon! Listen now!

PLUS, get great insight from EQ user and teacher, Reeze Hanson. Listen now!