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Jenny

I started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design intern back in 2001 and stayed on after I graduated from college. I’ve worn many different hats here over the years, and in the process I caught the quilting bug. You can only see so many beautiful quilts before you want to try making one yourself!

My first adventure in sewing was an ill-fitting pair of shorts made for a 4-H project when I was kid. I didn’t really touch a sewing machine again until I was in college and started working here at EQ. I “borrowed” my mom’s old Kenmore sewing machine back then and she hasn’t seen it since!

My quilt designs have been published in The Quilter, Quilts & More, and Fat Quarterly. In a few months you can even watch me in a Quilting Arts TV episode! I can also be found blogging here: Jenny Makes Stuff

My Job Behind the Mouse

I’ll be hosting the BlockBase Sew Along, which I’m really excited about! I’ll also be bringing you project ideas and tutorials. Just anything EQ!

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  1. Jenny
    05-22-2015
    9:56 am

    On Dear Jane Software & Book: Save 20%!

    Hi Ann,
    Yes, they are sold separately. Here’s the product page for the software:
    http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/dear-jane/

    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Is it possible to buy the software without the book since I already have a copy?
  2. Jenny
    05-13-2015
    4:17 pm

    On Dear Jane Software & Book: Save 20%!

    Hi Sophie,
    At this time, we do not have plans to make a Mac version of Dear Jane.
    If you have access to a PC, you can install Dear Jane, and then transfer the block libraries to EQ7 for Mac. (No kite or triangle blocks patterns or Dear Jane quilt patterns. Individual block libraries only.)
    You can find steps for this process on our support site:
    http://support.electricquilt.com/Linking-Add-on-Libraries-EQ7-Mac.ashx

    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Will the Dear Jane software ever be updated to work on Macs with EQ?
  3. Jenny
    05-04-2015
    10:11 am

    On EQ7 Jump Start: Block 4 Link Up!

    Hi Katherine,
    I’m glad you enjoyed the Jump Start series. At this time, we don’t have any plans for another sew along, but you can always access the previous sew along lessons here on the blog. You can also visit the lessons page on Do You EQ (http://doyoueq.com/lessons_categories/eq7/) and our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricQuilt) for more EQ practice!

    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Will there be a new one coming out soon, I hope? Loved doing this as it really helped the rusty old brain.

Ann

Christine

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  1. Christine
    05-29-2015
    9:30 am

    On Spring Cleaning Scrap Challenge!

    Glad you enjoyed it Sandy! Thanks for participating :)

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    Image Comment

    This was fun. I finally got rid of some more of my blues. I used the Scrappiest 30 x 30 layout. What a great idea this challenge was.
  2. Christine
    05-29-2015
    9:30 am

    On Spring Cleaning Scrap Challenge!

    How creative?! Thanks for participating Karyn!

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    Image Comment

    I chose the scrappiest layout. This was a ton of fun....but oh my....a lot more involved than I originally thought! Love this design....so much you can do with it! I think I'll be making one of my other designs as well!
  3. Christine
    05-29-2015
    9:29 am

    On Spring Cleaning Scrap Challenge!

    Neat scraps! Thanks for participating :)

    In reply to…

    Image Comment

    I made the Scrappier 25.5" x 25.5" version. Everything is from scraps, even the batting and backing are leftovers from other projects. It's been a challenge, but fun. Thanks for the opportunity to be entered in your contest.

Heidi

I remember my mom asking me if we wanted to take a one week quilting class. Without really thinking too much about it, I said yes. The morning of the first class I got there early and I was trying to picture a final product. A knitted afghan was probably as close as I got before I walked in and saw all the fabric, then it started to click. I loved picking out all the fabrics and seeing how rotating and moving blocks could change a design so dramatically. I ended up taking the class every summer I was age eligible.

My mom would always chat with the owners of the shop the class was offered at, The Quilt Foundry. One of the owners, Margaret, mentioned that she also worked for a company that made quilting software (Electric Quilt!). Over 10 years later, after I graduated from college with a graphic design major (and a minor in fiber arts I thought I’d never use), my mom somehow remembered that mention of a quilting software company and suggested I apply there. Now I’ve been happily working here almost 10 years.

My Job Behind the Mouse

I’ll be searching out cute things online (and elsewhere) and turning them into Electric Quilt projects. Sometimes they will be quilts, sometimes projects with printable fabrics. Hopefully, they always spark your creativity and leave you some inspiration for future projects.

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  1. Heidi
    05-12-2015
    11:29 am
  2. Heidi
    03-24-2015
    9:10 am

    On EQ7 user Carol Steely is featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine!

    I updated the link, thank you!

    In reply to…

    Here is the correct link to Carol's guild website and their Bright Hopes project. Congratulations to Carol.
  3. Heidi
    03-10-2015
    2:24 pm

    On Tool Tip Tuesday! – Display Dynamic Help

    Thanks Jennifer! You too :)

    In reply to…

    Thank you! I can always use a little help. Have a super day!

Sara

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  1. Sara
    03-03-2015
    11:18 am

    On Save on Karen K. Stone Products!

    Hi Jacky. We 100% agree with you that it’s terrible that EU customers cannot buy downloads. We truly wish we could continue to offer all our products to everyone. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way for us to provide this option because of the new VAT policy. We continue to look for solutions around it, but at this time we have not found any that will work with our system. We simply do not have the resources to create a quick solution like the larger companies have (we are a very small company of 11 employees). We hope to have a solution soon.

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    I think it's terrible we in Europe can't buy downloads anymore especially since EQ software costs a lot to start with. I want to keep up to date with new products and offers. Surely you as a big company can find a way around it as I believe others have, or if not, put it on a CD and charge minimum postage to the EU. Jacky Norman
  2. Sara
    09-29-2014
    9:16 am

    On My EQ Boutique is Moving!

    You need to create a new account at ElectricQuilt.com. All Boutique patterns are not only available from EQ.

    In reply to…

    Hi Do I have to create a new account at Electric quilt - or login with my EQB details. Confused!
  3. Sara
    09-22-2014
    9:17 am

    On Over 4,000 Historic Quilt Blocks

    Unfortunately, we don’t have a Mac version of BlockBase in the works at this time. If you have access to a Windows computer (friend/work computer), you can install BlockBase on a Windows computer, then bring the block files to your Mac to use within EQ7. You can follow the instructions here: Linking BlockBase to EQ7 for Mac.

    In reply to…

    Any Mac program on the horizon?