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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
    01-30-2015
    9:51 am

    On EQ7 Block Challenge Featuring: Moda Fabrics

    Sorry! We were a little delayed in getting the post up on the blog. It’s up now and you can enter your block here:
    http://doyoueq.com/blog/2015/01/eq7-block-challenge-featuring-moda-fabrics-link-up/

    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Yes, I am waiting for that link to get posted today as well. My block is ready!
  2. Jenny
    12-31-2014
    9:57 am

    On Start Digitizing with EQStitch

    Hi Patricia,
    So glad you’re enjoying EQ7 for Mac! At this time, we do not have plans for an EQStitch for Mac product.
    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Love my EQ7 and love the idea of EQStitch... but... I'm using MAC/OS - and yes I did a yipee and pounced when EQ7 became available for the Mac and have been happily using it ever since :-) Is there a plan to make EQStitch available on the Mac?
  3. Jenny
    11-07-2014
    1:11 pm

    On Jenny’s Leaf quilt & 100+ free projects!

    Thanks Linda! It was a tad windy for pictures that day, but looks great with the quilt! :)

    In reply to…

    That is really attractive, especially against that gray-looking autumn sky! Congratulations!

Ann

Christine

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  1. Christine
    03-02-2015
    2:21 pm

    On 2-Week Block Design Challenge for Everyone!

    Hi Jo,
    Our contests are always open to everyone, unless otherwise stated. Thanks for asking and good luck!

    In reply to…

    Is this open to Canadians. So many contests are not???
  2. Christine
    02-26-2015
    12:54 pm

    On 2-Week Block Design Challenge for Everyone!

    Anyone may enter Liz! Thanks for your question :)

    In reply to…

    Can international people enter or just US residents?
  3. Christine
    02-03-2015
    1:07 pm

    On EQ7 Block Challenge featuring Moda Fabrics – LINK UP!

    Wow – are our users talented or what?! Great job everyone! We will announce the winners tomorrow, February 4th!

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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Recent Comments

  1. Heidi
    11-06-2014
    11:07 am

    On Helen Rusch Phillips and Remembering Quilts – Capturing Memories on Fabric

    Thanks for letting us feature you. You’re doing a wonderful thing for these families. We’re happy to help get the word out :)

    In reply to…

    Thank you for sharing my story, Heidi. Taking an idea to print photos on fabric turned into a beautiful personal mission to bring comfort, especially for Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. The EQ fabric panels are perfect for my many projects, so easy to work with and washable. I hope you have a chance to visit my links and explore the endless possibilities printing precious photos on fabric <3
  2. Heidi
    10-09-2014
    12:59 pm

    On Turn Blocks into Embroidery!

    Hi Debra, you do need EQStitch to turn applique designs into embroidery. Here is a lesson that includes the steps http://doyoueq.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/UsingEQStitchwithQD8.pdf thanks!

    In reply to…

    Is there a tutorial available for how to turn the applique designs into embroidery designs??
  3. Heidi
    08-20-2014
    4:20 pm

    On Modern Quilts Unlimited Summer Issue

    Hi Kathy! I do have an article in each, starting in Winter 2013. Is there anything particular you’d like to see covered?
    Thanks, Heidi

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.

    In reply to…

    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?