Christine

I love sharing photos of EQ-designed quilts and info about the designer! EQ users are always encouraged to send us photos of their projects so we can show our readers. I also like to follow our EQ Artists and share what they’re currently up to. Whether it’s a new book, free patterns or EQ tutorials, they’ve always got something worth sharing!

Recent Posts by Christine

EQ Academy Recap — Spring 2018

Posted 04-20-2018 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

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EQAcademy classes

 

What a fun three days! This year’s EQ Academy was a little different from our workshops in the past. For one, it was classes for EQ8 instead of EQ7! :lol: Many students mentioned how much they love the improvements and new features in EQ8, and it was nice to see the beginners catch on so quickly. Another difference was that the classes were categorized by topic instead of just skill level. Instead of being in the same class for three days, students could pick and choose what they wanted to learn during enrollment. Some students just came for one day and took 1 or 2 classes about designing medallion quilts or drawing pieced blocks, and others stayed for three days and took 5 or 6 classes on all sorts of things!

We saw some familiar faces and met lots of new EQ users too. It’s so fun meeting the people who use our products and putting faces to names that contact us for Tech Support.

We hope to see lots of you at the next EQ Academy! Feel free to leave comments below – we’d love to hear from you.

A big thank you to our wonderful teachers Barb Vlack, Nancy Mahoney, Lori Miller and EQ staff! You all did a wonderful job, as usual! ;-)

If you’re interested in coming to EQ Academy in the future, sign up for our Special Offers e-mail list to be informed about upcoming dates.

EQ8 Top 10: #7 Open library from palette and edit a block to the worktable

Posted 10-20-2017 by | Posted in: EQ8   EQ8 Top 10  

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite features in EQ8. Subscribe to this blog and follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram with #EQ8Top10) to see all 10! See the complete list of features on our website. #7 – Open library from palette and edit a block to the worktable These features are game changers and will save you so much time! Now you can access the libraries RIGHT FROM THE PALETTE using this nifty button: You’ll find this button in the Block Worktable, Quilt Worktable and the Image Worktable.  Easily add blocks, fabrics, threads, photos and embroidery from the libraries directly to your palettes! While you’re in the Block, Layout and Photo Library, you’ll notice a new button called Edit to Worktable. This button will automatically open the selected block, layout or photo directly to its worktable! You can also edit a block

New EQ Artist: Sarah Maxwell!

Posted 08-04-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Artists  

EQ welcomes its newest EQ Artist, Sarah Maxwell of Designs By Sarah J! Sarah has been using EQ to design many quilts that have been featured in several magazines as well as for Marcus Fabrics. She also has her own fabric designs! Below is a write up from Sarah about one of her favorite quilts designed in EQ featuring her fabric line, A Shout, a Whisper, a Text. “When I designed the Shout line, I knew I wanted to feature a pattern that merged a traditional block with a modern sense of design. I also wanted to use every fabric in my line in the quilt (of course!) Since I’ve always loved shoo fly, churn dash and monkey wrench variations, I downloaded those blocks from my EQ block library and started playing. With 18 fabrics in the line, the shoo fly block just didn’t have enough patches to handle all the colors and

EQ Academy 2017 Recap!

Posted 04-26-2017 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Scroll down to see the photo gallery! Another great weekend of fun and learning at EQ Academy 2017! We saw many familiar faces and met lots of new EQ users too. It’s so fun meeting the people who use our products and putting faces to names that call our Tech Support number! We are always floored to see what our students learn to do in the 3 days they are here. Our EQ Teachers are awesome! The EQ Staff always enjoys EQ Academy, but what matters more is what our students think. Here are a couple of quotes from this year’s students: “Thank you to the EQ staff for all you did! A special thank you to Mary Ellen Kranz for an amazing 3 days of fun and learning! She has so much knowledge and patience, I would enjoy taking all my classes from her. And a thank you to

Q&A with Dawn Golstab

Posted 04-13-2017 by | Posted in: Q&A  

While at QuiltCon in February, we couldn’t help but spend our precious free time wandering through the quilt gallery and admiring all the creative designs! Dawn Golstab was one of several designers who mentioned their use of EQ7 in their quilt description so we reached out to her! If you haven’t already seen her award-winning quilt, scroll down to check it out along with several other quilts she’s designed in EQ. EQ: Hi Dawn! Tell us a bit about yourself. Dawn: I think I have always had a sewing machine in my life.  When I learned to sew, it was all about new outfits!  As I got older my sewing expanded to include home décor, mostly curtains & throw pillows and then pretty dresses for my daughter.  There were periods, of course, where life gets in the way and the sewing machine was neglected, but never abandoned!  About 5 years

Q&A with Amy Friend + GIVEAWAY!

Posted 03-03-2017 by | Posted in: Q&A  

This contest is now closed. The winner is…………. Debbie Harman! Debbie – check your inbox for an email from us! Thanks to everyone who participated! Want another chance to win a great prize? Amy’s giving away an EQ7! Head over to During Quiet Time for details. I’m sure many of you have seen the amazing paper-pieced creations by Amy Friend (of During Quiet Time). In case you haven’t, I’ve included some images below. See more of Amy’s quilts on her blog here. Amy uses EQ7 to design her incredible paper-pieced blocks and quilts and so we had to share them with you! Plus she just released a new book, “Improv Paper Piecing.” Read our Q&A to find out more about the book, how Amy uses EQ7 for paper piecing and see a few quilts from her book! Plus, there’s a giveaway! EQ: Hi Amy! Congratulations on the release of your

New Stash Download!

Posted 03-02-2017 by | Posted in: New Products  

Design with the NEWEST fabrics on the market! Download over 1,400 fabrics for your EQ software for just $7.95!!! Here’s a quick look at the collections in the new download: Like what you see? Click here to buy now!