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Al Navas is an EQ Ace!

Posted 01-07-2015 by Heidi | Posted in: Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Lesson Spotlight Look What I Did New to EQ Related Blogs

In late September Al Navas bought EQ7. By the end of the week he was designing his own quilts. In less than a month he was writing his own EQ lesson! We were intrigued and asked him a little about himself, included how he started quilting.     Al said, “This was pure serendipity! My wife Sandy had been working with embroidery designs for several years, using a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond machine. I helped her digitize designs using 5D™ Design Creator, a part of the 5D™ Embroidery Extra suite. She also started quilting a few years ago, first using the Desingner Diamond, and also a home sewing machine; she incorporated embroidered blocks in her quilt designs. Meanwhile I kept learning the digitizing process, until I developed a good work flow; I am now confident I can tackle substantial embroidery digitizing projects. A while back Sandy and her sister pooled money and bought…

The Gift of Giving

Posted 12-23-2014 by Ann | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts From Our Users Just Because Look What I Did New to EQ Uncategorized

The Electric Quilt Company is a pretty small group and many of us crossover in our job duties. Whenever we would pass around a greeting card for all the employees to sign, Jan would always sign the card as “Jan-In Shipping” as if we could possibly be confused by any other “Jan.” Jan is a chatterbox of energy in our office who keeps us all in stitches (no pun intended) with her quick-witted one-liners or her Pig Latin conversations with Heidi. If you’ve ever called the “sales” line at Electric Quilt, you may have spoken with Jan. Jan lives just around the block from me and her daughters and my sons attended the same elementary school, junior high and high school. We attended school events together, chaperoned proms and so on for years. I think you’re a lucky person if you have friends at work who are also friends outside…

Christmas in July

Posted 07-24-2014 by Jenny | Posted in: Downloads From Our Users Just Because Look What I Did Mac New to EQ

If you’ve ever called our customer service line, chances are you’ve heard Linda’s friendly voice on the other end of the line. Linda has worked at EQ for several years, but she just recently designed her first quilt in EQ7! “She’s just now using EQ7?!?” you ask…. Well, Linda has a Mac at home so, along with many other people, she’s been patiently waiting for the Mac release of EQ7. And now that she’s had a chance to work with the software a bit, she has a finished quilt to show off. Linda thought she was just sharing her quilt with those of us in the office, but we all loved it so much I wanted to share it on the blog too! Linda designed the quilt to use with a Block of the Month program she did. She followed this tutorial on the blog to import photos of her…

New to EQ! Sarah Sharp of NoHatsInTheHouse.com

Posted 11-14-2013 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Designers New to EQ

We are starting a new series called, New to EQ. Quilters who have never used EQ before will be blogging about their first experiences. The posts are not edited by The Electric Quilt in any way and we don’t know what they are going to post until it’s already been posted. We HAVE told them to contact techsupport@electricquilt.com if they have any issues…but we tell all of our users that. We are hoping that people see that you shouldn’t be intimidated by EQ7! The first blogger who we are featuring is Sarah Sharp of nohatsinthehouse.com. She is a brand new EQ user. You can read about her first few clicks in EQ7. Her is a bit of what she has to say, “I think my heart skipped a beat the first time I whipped up a layout for my ‘shott{ing} stars design.  Not only is it super easy, but it also…