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Photos of Hoop Sisters Quilts!

Posted 08-02-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Artists   Photographing Quilts  

HoopSisters‘ quilts are some of the most amazing quilts I have seen. Each square has such complexity and together they form a stunning quilt! Take a look at some of the close ups to see how intricate each square is!


Summer Dreams by HoopSisters


Feathered Star by HoopSisters


Jacobean Journey by HoopSisters


Do you like these quilts as much as we do? Let us know what you think!

Amy Friend Quilt Photos

Posted 07-26-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Artists   Photographing Quilts  

Amy Friend, one of the EQ Ambassadors, sent us a few of the quilts from her new book Improv Paper Piecing. I was excited when they came in because they are all super colorful! I also really like the names of her quilts. I never knew that catawampus was an actual word; I always thought it was just something that a couple people in my family came up with to say that something was a little off kilter.  Amy’s quilts are incredibly unique, which makes them even more amazing! Photographing Amy’s quilts was a lot of fun. We went to two different parks in the area. One of the parks was where we photographed Lori Miller’s quilts. It was amazing to see all the different flowers that were blooming this time around. Take a look at a few of the pictures we took! Peacock Crossing – Amy Friend of During

Tracing Images

Posted 07-19-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips   Lesson Spotlight  

Tracing images can be tricky. It’s hard to think ahead and make sure that everything drawn on the screen is piecable at the sewing machine. With some practice, it gets easier to create incredible paper-piecing and applique blocks by tracing images. When I was younger I remember going to sewing events most Saturdays with my grandma. Some weeks it was machine embroidery club, block of the month, or just going to a quilt shop to socialize. One week at embroidery club, they showed how to make fabric post cards. I don’t remember much else about the meeting other than the fact that I liked this idea and wanted to make my own. Several years later, my grandma and I took a class at our local quilt shop that taught us how to take the concepts of art quilting and use that to make cards. I have taken what I learned

Nancy Mahoney Quilt Pictures

Posted 07-12-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Artists   Photographing Quilts   Uncategorized  

This past week we were lucky enough to be able to photograph a handful of Nancy Mahoney’s quilts. Her work is absolutely stunning and it was fun to find places that helped to show that. Take a look at some of the pictures we took! True Colors - Nancy Mahoney 2013 Crooked Path – Nancy Mahoney 2014 Split Star – Nancy Mahoney 2015 Gum Drops – Nancy Mahoney 2013 Infinity – Nancy Mahoney 2014 It’s really neat to see all that Nancy has been doing with EQ7! It has been so much fun to take quilts out that I have seen on the covers of her books and in magazines. It is surreal to see all of these quilts in person. Check out more of Nancy’s work on her website! Look for more of her photos in upcoming social media posts!

Photographing AnneMarie Chany’s Quilts

Posted 07-05-2017 by | Posted in: Photographing Quilts   Uncategorized  

Quilting and Photography are two of my greatest loves, and recently I have been able to put them together. One of our EQ Artists, AnneMarie Chany, brought us a few quilts to photograph. Moccasin by AnneMarie Chany – Gen X Quilters The first quilt, Moccasin, she called her “Fourth Child” when she dropped it off. Her design is phenomenal with quilting just as stunning. Read more about her creation process for this quilt. We decided to go to the Wood County, OH Historical Society to take picture’s AnneMarie’s quilts. The structure that the quilt is hung on is an Oil Derrick, which was used to mine natural gas in the late 1800’s. We waited until the exact second that the wind died down to shoot this photo. Wind only stops for seconds at a time most days in windy Bowling Green, OH. Alternate views of Moccasin Purple Bonfire by AnneMarie Chany –

Photographing Lori Miller’s Quilts

Posted 06-28-2017 by | Posted in: Photographing Quilts  

A few weeks ago we had a selection of Lori Miller’s quilts. We thought that the elements at a local community garden would compliment Lori’s work. Outdoor photo shoots are a blast. There are so many places to explore and there will always be something new. Have you ever taken some photographs and thought they were great until you got home and looked at them on your computer? Outdoor photo shoots are a lot of fun, but can also be tricky.  The week we had the quilts, it was either sunny or pouring rain, so we had a lot of trial and error to get good shots of her quilts. Ideal photography weather is overcast because there isn’t too much light causing harsh shadows. If it’s really sunny, I usually try to find as many shaded areas as I can and use those areas for my photos. As the day goes on and

Using Architecture as Inspiration

Posted 06-21-2017 by | Posted in: Uncategorized  

Quilting is an art, and all art stems from inspiration. Architecture is a great source of inspiration even for quilters. Tanya Munro of QuilTen, in Moscow, Russia, created an incredible quilt based on a building facade in Bruges, Belgium. The Bruges Façade Screen was created to fit on an existing residential building. The project team led by Ryan Golenberg designed this around the lace that is made in the area. You can see more of his work at http://www.iwamotoscott.com/ Tanyo Munro took the simple, yet stunning, pixelated version of Bruges’s complex lace, and created a foundation pieced quilt design with EQ5. Check out more of her work at https://www.instagram.com/quil.ten/ Want to create a quilt based on architecture? Let’s work through a quilt based on a building that I really enjoy, The Guangzhou Circle. Find an image of the structure you like, with the perspective you want to capture in your