Sara

I’m not a frequent blogger, but when I do get a chance to whip up a post, it’s most likely about amazing learning opportunities for you, our customers. We strive to provide the best education from accomplished EQ teachers, through EQ Academy and EQ University. Subscribe to our blog and our email lists to hear about every class opportunity!

Recent Posts by Sara

EQ8 Top 10: #8 Hide Patch Outlines in Quilt

Posted 10-16-2017 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.

#8 – Hide Patch Outlines in Quilt

In EQ8, we’ve added a button on the main toolbar so you can quickly view your quilt with the patch lines turned off! This makes your quilt come to life with a click of the mouse!

To be completely transparent, this isn’t a new feature at all. You could do this in previous versions too! However, many of you may not have known because it was hidden in a menu. Now that the tool has been added, it’s become one of the hottest updates to EQ8! Our beta testers were thrilled when they found this.

See the complete list of features on the Electric Quilt website.

EQ8 Top 10: #9 New and Updated Printing Features

Posted 10-13-2017 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. #9 – New and Updated Printing Features Get Estimates for Fat Quarters! We love that the fabric estimates now include fat quarter calculations! If there are patches that are larger than a fat quarter, EQ will use a $ symbol to make you aware. And don’t forget, the SKU number is included so you can easily take your printout with you when you’re shopping for your fabric! If you’re calculating based on fabric width instead of fat quarters, the printout now displays the width of fabric that is being calculated. Mirror Templates for Fusible Applique That’s right! You can now mirror your template patterns! Turn the seam

EQ8 Top 10: #10 Updated Libraries

Posted 10-11-2017 by | Posted in: EQ8   EQ8 Top 10  

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our top 10 favorite new 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. #10 – Updated Libraries Block Library The Block Library has a total of 6,779 blocks. That’s over 1,000 blocks MORE than EQ7! The majority of the additions have been added to the Foundation Pieced and Contemporary Applique libraries. Plus, the block colorings got a bit of a makeover to they look more modern and fresh! Fabric Library The Fabric Library has 6,278 new fabrics ready to be used in your design! Each fabric was carefully scanned and notecarded with the manufacturer’s name, designer’s name and SKU number. Photo Library The Photo Library has 233 photos. Play around with these photos, (or import your own!) by adding filters,

Announcing Electric Quilt 8!

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

Smart, Simple, Sophisticated… …and enhanced! This version was redesigned for faster learning and more complete designing. Its friendly new look introduces large interface elements, creating the most intuitive version yet! Electric Quilt is the industry’s go-to computer software for quilt designing and quilt block creation. From professionals, to the everyday quilter, EQ8 has all the right tools and features for each and every quilt designer. Get a sneak peek at the new version Click the image below to watch the video. October 23rd: Upgrades and Books These products will be available starting October 23rd. Upgrade pricing is available for EQ6, EQ Mini and EQ7 owners. Additional discounted pricing is available for the two books shown below, and for EQ7 owners upgrading to EQ8. This special pricing ends November 6th. November: Look what’s coming! New to EQ? Start with EQ8! If you do not have any version or Electric Quilt software

EQ Academy 2017 – Enrollment Open!

Posted 10-04-2016 by | Posted in: Classes & Demos   EQ Academy  

Join us for a 3-day workshop in Perrysburg, Ohio April 20-22, 2017. We’re back in Ohio for the 2017 EQ Academy! These 3-day workshops for learning EQ7 and EQStitch software have been huge successes. For 2017 we’re bringing back our esteemed instructors for another round of EQ fun! Gaining EQ7 Confidence with Mary Ellen Kranz – For beginner EQ7 students EQ7 Block Drawing with Kari Schell – For intermediate students wanting to focus on drawing blocks Intermediate EQ7 with Barb Vlack – For intermediate students who’ve taken EQ7 classes previously Three Days of EQStitch with Yvonne Menear – For EQStitch owners wanting to learn to digitize their own EQ designs for their embroidery machines Enrollment is now open. View all the class listings here. Hope to see you there!

EQ and Craftsy Present an Online Class!

Posted 08-31-2016 by | Posted in: EQ Artists  

We are excited to announce that EQ and Craftsy are working together to promote a Craftsy class with the extremely talented EQ Artist and best-selling author, Kimberly Einmo. Kimberly is a long-time Electric Quilt designer and friend. Because of her continued support, we are happy to share her online class with you at 50% off! Enroll today in Kimberly’s Magical Jelly Roll Quilts online Craftsy class and save 50%! Sew beautiful quilts that come together with ease, using precuts, yardage or fabrics from your stash. Kimberly uses templates and rulers to make cutting, piecing, appliqué and machine quilting easy and fun! Make one of five included patterns, or use what you learn to create your own designs. Kimberly will share her techniques for invisible and contrasting thread machine appliqué. Learn how to create flying geese units, stars, checkerboards and more. Gain the confidence to combine fabrics, experiment with color and

Spring 2016 EQA – Enrollment Opens Tomorrow!

Posted 08-17-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Academy   Favorite Posts  

EQ Academy Ohio Location: April 21-23, 2016 Reminder! Enrollment opens Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00am EDT for the Spring 2016 Ohio location only. View class options now > View class listings for both locations >