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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
    07-17-2015
    12:26 pm

    On NEW! Karen K. Stone, MORE Quilts! Projects and Fabric Libraries for your EQ7.

    Hi Brenda,
    If you have EQ7, you can use the Karen Stone add-on products and print your own patterns. Unusual Lonestar 2 and Wild Women are both patterns in the Karen K. Stone More Quilts product: http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/karen-k-stone-more-quilts/
    Jenyy @ EQ

    In reply to…

    I bought the Qulits book and made Unusual lone star, is there any way to get a paper version for Lone Stare ii ? Without crossing the pond ? and Wild Women don"t get the Blues. Brenda
  2. Jenny
    07-15-2015
    9:59 am

    On EQ7 Jump Start: Block 2

    Hi Karen,
    We recommend that your fabric scans be 72 dpi at around 500 x 500 pixels. This is just a recommendation, and is not always ideal for every fabric scan. For example, you may want to scan a larger portion of the fabric if it’s a very large scale print. This recommendation is just to keep you from importing lots and lots of large, hi-res fabrics that may cause the program to run a bit slower.
    The error message you received is just a warning; it does not block you from continuing on with the import. So if you’d like to import your hi-res scan as it is, click OK and then add the fabric to your Sketchbook.
    If you’d like to use a lower resolution fabric, you’ll have to look in your scanner settings and choose to scan the fabric at 72 pr 75 dpi. OR you can import your existing hi-res scan to the Image Worktable of EQ7. Then choose IMAGE > Resize Image and then adjust the resolution there. Just be sure to keep the width and height the same, or the scale of your fabric will be off.

    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    I scanned my fabric but when I tried to add it I got an error message that the resolution is too large. How do I adjust it? I have an hp photo printer and I scanned my fabric using the photo scan
  3. 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?

Ann

Christine

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  1. Christine
    07-21-2015
    8:24 am

    On See us first!

    No worries Carole! If you check our blog and DoYouEQ.com, you won’t miss a thing! You can also sign up for our newsletters so freebies are emailed to you! You can sign up here: http://electricquilt.com/community/newsletter-signup/

    In reply to…

    I don't do facebook, so rely on your blog. Don't leave those of us that don't like 'social meda' out!
  2. Christine
    07-20-2015
    2:38 pm

    On Timeless Treasures Block Challenge

    Thanks for your suggestion Opal – I’ll remember that! :)

    In reply to…

    These contests are great. Would like to see the winner chosen at random occasionally so that the beginners might have a chance to win.
  3. Christine
    07-20-2015
    10:14 am

    On Timeless Treasures Block Challenge

    Hi Opal! For this challenge, the winning block will be chosen by Timeless Treasures and Electric Quilt associates based on block design and effectiveness of fabric use/placement. Thanks for your question :)

    In reply to…

    I'd like to know how the winner will be chosen. Will it be by random? Will you be judging the blocks?

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.

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?

Yvonne