If you know someone who’s thinking about purchasing EQ7, tell them about this post! We do our best to provide lessons, videos and how-tos for our EQ users and from time to time we come across others providing help too. We LOVE to see well-written tutorials, helpful videos and detailed lessons by EQ users for EQ users. Here’s a few we’ve come across that are definitely worth bookmarking! Scanning your own fabrics and using them in EQ7 By EQ user, Al Navas Click here for the tutorial with photos (Or view the tutorial on Al’s blog.) Writing your own pattern, making a quilt label, creating custom blocks and much more By: EQ Artist, Bea Lee Click here to see the step-by-step illustrated lessons Creating paper piecing designs in EQ7 By EQ user, Joanna @ShapeMoth Click here to see the step-by-step illustrated tutorial Drawing curved lines in EQ7 By EQ user,
We’re back with another staff challenge! This time we all used Boutique Blocks from the Animal category. So much fun to get these blocks into EQ7 and see what you can do with them! Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #ShowMeYourScreen. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Heidi Noah’s Ark by Angie Padilla “I wanted to make something with a bit of a folk-art touch. Even though you wouldn’t expect a block collection called Noah’s Ark (by Angie Padilla) to have it, it did! The cows are cute but I love the pigs too! I used the Auto Borders tool to make the borders, so they literally just took a few clicks of my mouse! The gold fabric by Need’l Love makes
We found some more great photos from EQ Academy that we wanted to share! Check out our original gallery to see the new pics! We also wanted to thank Moda, Timeless Treasures and Aurifil for their prize donations for our lecture nights. Our students were overwhelmingly surprised! Are you interested in attending EQ Academy next year? Sign up for our email list!
Customer education has been one of our main focuses in the past several years. We’ve added more help within the program with the release of EQ7, we’ve created a website full of lessons and videos to teach different topics, we’ve added a new YouTube channel of help videos, and most recently, we’ve launched our own online class site, called EQ University. What we were missing is that hands-on experience that so many people need. While The Electric Quilt Company has sponsored EQ classes at Quilt Festival in Houston for many years, we really wanted to be able to offer classes on our own. And so we did. We announced our first EQ Academy, to be held in Perrysburg, OH, back in late July 2014. The immediate response blew us away! We offered two EQ7 classes and one EQStitch class, and the EQ7 classes filled up almost immediately. We were amazed
The new issue of Quiltmaker is now available and you can find EQ’s Creative Spark on page 35! The Serendipity feature on the Block Worktable has lots of options for creating new blocks quickly. The Merge Blocks tool allows you to combine two blocks into one new design. Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Merging Blocks to Create New Designs in EQ7
Congratulations to our winners: Linda Remley – (EQ7 Entry) Piotr Kowalczyk (Non-EQ7 Entry) A big thank you to Michael Miller Fabrics and all who participated in this challenge! Wow, did we have a hard time choosing just 2 winners – there were SO many amazing designs! We love seeing your talent! Scroll down to view all the creative entries. Sign up for EQ newsletters to find out about the next design challenge! Winners: Please look for an email from me (ChristineKohler@electricquilt.com) so we can get your EQ products and Michael Miller fabric to you! Thanks again for participating Challenge ended 3/11 at 9am EDT. Don’t have EQ7? Win one! This block design challenge is open to everyone! All you have to do is design a block using fabrics from Michael Miller’s Fiesta collection and submit it by Wednesday, March 11th! Challenge Rules Design a block using whatever method you’d like