Q&A

Q&A with Dawn Golstab

Posted 04-13-2017 by | Posted in: Q&A

While at QuiltCon in February, we couldn’t help but spend our precious free time wandering through the quilt gallery and admiring all the creative designs! Dawn Golstab was one of several designers who mentioned their use of EQ7 in their quilt description so we reached out to her! If you haven’t already seen her award-winning quilt, scroll down to check it out along with several other quilts she’s designed in EQ. EQ: Hi Dawn! Tell us a bit about yourself. Dawn: I think I have always had a sewing machine in my life.  When I learned to sew, it was all about new outfits!  As I got older my sewing expanded to include home décor, mostly curtains & throw pillows and then pretty dresses for my daughter.  There were periods, of course, where life gets in the way and the sewing machine was neglected, but never abandoned!  About 5 years

Q&A with Amy Friend + GIVEAWAY!

Posted 03-03-2017 by | Posted in: Q&A

This contest is now closed. The winner is…………. Debbie Harman! Debbie – check your inbox for an email from us! Thanks to everyone who participated! Want another chance to win a great prize? Amy’s giving away an EQ7! Head over to During Quiet Time for details. I’m sure many of you have seen the amazing paper-pieced creations by Amy Friend (of During Quiet Time). In case you haven’t, I’ve included some images below. See more of Amy’s quilts on her blog here. Amy uses EQ7 to design her incredible paper-pieced blocks and quilts and so we had to share them with you! Plus she just released a new book, “Improv Paper Piecing.” Read our Q&A to find out more about the book, how Amy uses EQ7 for paper piecing and see a few quilts from her book! Plus, there’s a giveaway! EQ: Hi Amy! Congratulations on the release of your

Q&A with Jan Allston

Posted 10-22-2016 by | Posted in: Q&A

EQ user, Jan Allston might have landed one of the coolest jobs in the world. Get this… Jan has been asked to pack her bags (and sewing machine) and board the MV Magellan in January 2017 for a World Cruise! That’s right, a WORLD CRUISE! The adventure starts in London and, well, I’ll let her tell you the rest… Note: I asked Jan to send me a couple photos of quilts she’s designed in EQ so you’ll see those throughout. EQ: Hi Jan! Tell us a bit about yourself? Jan: I’ve been sewing all my life: from making dolls’ clothes as a nipper in Scotland, through making my own dresses as a teenager, making clothes for my two daughters as they grew up, to taking up quilting in 2005 when I retired from my job as Director of Computing at a local secondary school in Eastbourne, Sussex in England where

EQ user featured in magazine

Posted 06-04-2016 by | Posted in: EQ Quilts in Magazines Q&A

Spotted in the May/June issue of Love of Quilting magazine: Another beautiful quilt designed in EQ7! Read about Deborah Kalenty and her Patriotic Cosmic Stars quilt: EQ: Congrats on being in the newest issue of Love of Quilting Magazine! Your Patriotic Cosmic Stars quilt is beautiful! How does it feel to see YOUR design in a magazine? Deborah: It always feels very nice—exciting! I’ve had a few projects published over the years and it always feels gratifying. EQ: Tell us a bit about yourself, Deborah. Deborah: I’ve been quilting for 27 years; I started my business: Quilter’s Obsession in 2005—initially as an online web store. Then I began vending at quilt shows about a year later. I earned an Instructors Certification from Studio 180 Designs two years ago and have been teaching and lecturing since then. About me personally, I’m happily married for over 20 years, with two children; we

Q&A and Book Giveaway!

Posted 06-01-2016 by | Posted in: Contests Q&A

Winner: Kim Wheeler! This contest is now closed. Thanks for participating! Did you see this book in the newest issue of Love of Quilting magazine? It definitely caught my eye! Scrap Quilt Secrets by Diane Knott is a must have. Read about Diane’s expertise with color and scraps and how she uses EQ. EQ: Hi Diane! I noticed your book, Scrap Quilt Secrets, in the newest issue of Love of Quilting. Tell us a bit about it! Diane: Thanks Christine, I’ve been giving quilt presentations and teaching workshops for a few years and I noticed that I kept getting the same questions over and over again. Basically, it seemed like most people wanted to know more about the process or steps I take to create my own bright scrappy quilts designs with hundreds of fabrics in them, from traditional two or three color vintage quilt designs. So I came up

Q&A and BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Posted 04-27-2016 by | Posted in: Contests Q&A

Congratulations to our winner: June! This contest has closed. Thanks for participating. Upcoming contest info here. Don’t you love great quilting books? You can’t ever have enough! And the quilts inside are always so unique and creative. Jackie Kunkel used EQ7 to create the quilts in her book, Splash of Color. Enter to win a copy at the bottom of the post! EQ: Hi Jackie! We just loved your article in the newest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting about color. Tell us a little bit about your thoughts on color and how you go about selecting a color palette. Jackie: One thing I know is that I LOVE color! The more saturated the color, the better for me! However, that is not to say that only saturated color serves a purpose for me, all color does. When I am selecting a color palette, I tend to gravitate towards the

Cover quilt designed in EQ!

Posted 04-14-2016 by | Posted in: EQ Quilts in Magazines Q&A

Another cover quilt designed in EQ7! This time it’s Jennifer Schifano Thomas’ quilt “Do-Si-Do” on the cover of Love of Quilting (May/June 2016). I’m sure you recognize it?! EQ: Congrats on making the cover of Love of Quilting! Your Do-Si-Do quilt is just beautiful! Is this your first time being in a magazine? How does it feel? Jennifer: Thank you so much!  I have been designing quilt patterns for magazines for over a decade.  My first design was Mulberry Square, published by Quiltmaker magazine in 2002.  Quilt designing started out as a fun hobby, but eventually became my full time career.  How does it feel to have a design published in a quilting magazine?  It feels wonderful, every time! EQ: How does a designer get his/her quilt on the cover of a magazine? Jennifer: That is a good question.  I’ve only been featured on a few covers.  My quilts that

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