Jenny

I started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design intern back in 2001 and stayed on after I graduated from college. I’ve caught the quilting bug while working here at EQ–you can only see so many beautiful quilts before you want to try making one yourself! I blog about everything from sewing to EQ tutorials. My favorite posts are the sew alongs I get to host with all of you!

Recent Posts by Jenny

Flag-Inspired Projects

Posted 06-14-2018 by | Posted in: Downloads  

It’s Flag Day here in the United States! Celebrate the stars and stripes with one of our favorite flag projects!

Please note: You must have EQ8, EQ7, or EQ Mini software to use these project downloads.

Folksy Flag

Click here to download the EQ project file for Folksy Flag.

Modern Memorial

Click here to download the EQ project file for Modern Memorial.

Independence Day

Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day.

November Honor

Click here to download the EQ project file November Honor.

American Pride

Click here to download the EQ project file American Pride.

Independence Day Celebration

Click here to download the EQ project file for Independence Day Celebration.

Flashy Flag

Click here to download the EQ project file for Flashy Flag.

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Chicago Star

Posted 06-11-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the second post in our new series called EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we’ll highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Stretch those design muscles and get creative! This month’s block: Chicago Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Stars A few design ideas to get you started For this quilt, I created a new block by editing the Chicago Star block to the Block Worktable. I deleted a few lines and added a few new ones. This made it easy for the crosses to line up between the two alternating blocks: I grabbed a few blocks from the 03 Foundation Pieced > Flowerbed Foundations section and planted some flowers for this design: What would you design with the Chicago Star block? Post a quilt or

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Contrary Wife Variation

Posted 05-09-2018 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

We’re starting a new series here on the blog called EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we’ll highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block! Stretch those design muscles and get creative! There are over 6,000 blocks in the EQ8 Block Library, so this should keep us busy for quite a while! This month’s block: Contrary Wife Variation Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Diamond in a Square A few design ideas to get you started These two quilts use the same simple layout (Horizontal,  2 x 2), but the colorings create two very different quilts: Here I’ve paired it with a simple chain block for a classic design: What would you design with the Contrary Wife Variation block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can

The Story of our Holiday Sunbonnet Sue

Posted 12-01-2017 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ News and Press   EQ8  

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll notice that each year around this time, we have a cute little visitor to our site: It’s our friend, Sunbonnet Sue, and she has the very important job of decorating the tree each year! She holds a special place in our hearts here at EQ and I thought I’d share a little bit about her story today. Penny McMorris & Dean Neumann, EQ founders The Sunbonnet Sue animation was created by Dean Neumann, EQ co-founder and programmer. She made her first appearance on our site back in 1996, shortly after our first website was launched. EQ3 was our current version of the software at that time. EQ3 could only export PCX files (PiCture eXchange) for images. Dean made the animation by drawing individual blocks on the Block Worktable for each of the movements. He exported a PCX for each block and

EQ8 Top 10: #3 Patchmaker Tools!

Posted 11-10-2017 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. #3 – Applique Patchmaker Tools Create stars, posies and quilting stencils with simple-to-use controls. No drawing involved! These new applique tools make creating these shapes easy and fun! These new tools will be available when you choose the Shapes tool on an applique block or motif (StencilMaker only available for Motifs). StarMaker Play around with the settings to see the different star shapes you can create! PosieMaker Quickly fill a basket with different kinds of flowers! StencilMaker (only available for motifs) Add these original stencil designs to layer 3 of your quilt! See the complete list of features on the Electric Quilt website.

EQ Academy: EQ7 Block Drawing with Kari Schell

Posted 02-16-2017 by | 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

NEW! Clever Combo Quilts by Kimberly Einmo

Posted 11-16-2016 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ Designers   EQ News and Press   New Products  

We are so excited to tell you about a brand new product! We’ve partnered with Kimberly Einmo again to bring you EQ7 projects from her newest book Clever Combo Quilts! Kimberly is a best-selling author, award-winning quilter, designer, international instructor, quilt judge, and long-time EQ user (and an EQ Artist too!). We’re so happy to be bringing her designs to EQ users in this new add-on for EQ7 and EQStitch! Clever Combo Quilts is Kimberly’s sixth book and will be available this week from American Quilter’s Society. In this new book, Kimberly combines easy-to-sew blocks to create amazing secondary designs. Allowing you to make quilts that are eye-catching, but also fun to sew! This add-on product includes 12 EQ7 project files and two PDFs. There is a project file for each of the original quilts from the book & two BONUS designs from Kimberly. Plus 40 additional quilt variations. That’s