This weekend a new submission popped into our Quilt Gallery that I had to share here on the blog too. Susan Hilsenbeck is a frequent contributor to our gallery. She shared her Big Cat, Little Cats quilt with us and it’s pretty amazing! The blocks are from Janeen van Niekerk’s Silhouette Cats collection and Susan combined them in this interesting study of scale. Click over to Susan’s blog to see how she combined these intricate paper pieced blocks. Have you submitted a design to our Quilt Gallery yet? We’d love to see your EQ designs in fabric! Just use the entry form on the side bar to add your quilt to this inspiring gallery!
Marian Pena is hosting a Row-A-Long! 20 great quilt designers are creating quilt rows for mixing and matching! I’ve seen some previews of the rows and they are ADORABLE! But, not only will the designers provide a pattern for you, but they will also be featuring Electric Quilt tutorials. And, there are TONS of great prizes including an EQ7! Here is the Row-A-Long schedule along with the season that the designers will be featuring. September 1 Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online – Summer Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row September 8 Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion –
We love to see what our users create with EQ7! EQ user, Sandi Feenstra reached out to us via social media to tell us about a quilt she had just finished. She sent us a photo of her EQ7-designed quilt (pictured left). It measures 60″ x 78″ and is made up of 875 2.5″ squares! I thanked Sandi for reaching out to us and asked her a few questions… EQ: Thanks so much for posting your EQ7 project on social media! We LOVE seeing EQ users’ creations! What was your inspiration for this quilt? Sandi: I saw a picture of an “Around the World” quilt and knew I wanted one. This project began when I was lucky enough to discover candy squares of a popular Moda fabric collection reduced 50%. EQ: Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into quilting. Sandi: My husband retired 3 years ago
Bea Lee is a long time EQ7 user. We have previously featured her on our blog, and she’s also an EQ Artist! Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. Now, her quilts have been published in numerous magazines and she says, “I couldn’t have done this without EQ!” She writes EQ7 Tutorials on every other Tuesday, and she has been doing so since 2012. So, there are a lot of lessons to choose from! How to Modify a Layout From a Magazine How to Make a Rail Fence Border How to Download Fabrics into Library How to Make a Flying Geese Wreath Making and Saving Custom Blocks Making Serendipity Blocks Making a Sampler Quilt Picture Quilts Creating Quilt from a Block
Marlene Howe was an early EQ user, and sales rep who demonstrated and sold EQ when the company was just starting. She recently created a quilt paying tribute to the many quilt teachers she’s had over the years. She included EQ in this very special quilt and we’re so honored to be a part of it! Here’s a close-up of her EQ block. We love it! On the back of the quilt, she included the story of each block/teacher. In her story about Electric Quilt, Marlene writes that she bought her first computer just to be able to use the software. What a lovely way to document your special quilting memories. A very special thank you to Marlene for allowing us to share this wonderful quilt!
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,
Last fall we ran a 3-month challenge featuring Island Batik’s “Quilted in Honor” fabric line. Participants were required to design a quilt using those fabrics. One of the three winners was Jo Moury for her combination (pieced and appliqué) design. Recently, Jo sent us a photo of her finished quilt – check out how well she followed her EQ7 design! Great job Jo . Want more? See the other 2 winning designs by Susan Polan and Darlene Gerber & all entries. Free projects? Get Jo’s EQ7 project file as well as 32 other Quilted in Honor quilts! Free fabrics? Download all the Quilted in Honor fabrics for your EQ7!