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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
    09-15-2014
    9:12 am

    On Announcing the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series on the Do You EQ Blog!

    Hi Norma,
    We’ve completed the sew along, but feel free to work through all the lessons and add your finished blocks to the appropriate link up posts. All of our sew along posts are always available here on the blog, so you can work through it at your own pace.

    Best wishes,
    Jenny @ EQ

    In reply to…

    Just discovered this blog today. I recently retired from teaching and bought EQ7. I have not played with it yet. I am looking forward to following this blog so I will know how to create/ design blocks and quilts. Thank you for adding me. I need help! Hope I am not too late to participate.
  2. Jenny
    08-20-2014
    11:30 am

    On EQ Quilt Design Challenge featuring Quilted in Honor!

    Hi Judith,
    The challenge is open to anyone with EQ7!

    In reply to…

    Is this competition open to people from other countries such as Australia?
  3. Jenny
    08-13-2014
    9:45 am

    On My EQ Boutique is Moving!

    Hi Wendy,
    Look for an email from us regarding your order!

    In reply to…

    Hi, last year I bought some downloads from my EQ Boutique. Then I was delayed before checking my orders. (Cancer is an unpleasant visitor.) Anyway, today when I checked and re-downloaded my order 18797, which has a number of patterns in the order, only part of the order was filled. ie Angie Padilla's, the EQ10 and Erin McMorris's patterns arrived OK, but none of the Sindy Rodenmayer patterns arrived. Can you please check if they were attached inside the download? Or resend them to me, please? Many thanks Wendy PS I agree about the shift to the EQ7 site. It will be easier.

Ann

Christine

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  1. Christine
    10-22-2014
    9:47 am

    On Over 30 FREE Project Downloads!

    As long as you have EQ7 installed and activated on your computer, you should be able to open all of these projects. Feel free to call or email tech support if you’re still having issues.

    In reply to…

    I could not find app to open files I download...
  2. Christine
    09-05-2014
    9:58 am

    On NEW Fabric Download!

    So sorry about the inconvenience Susan, it seems that our website went down last night. It’s all fixed now so you shouldn’t have any problems trying again.

    Thank you for letting us know!

    In reply to…

    I keep running into Fatal error: Class 'WP_Rewrite' not found in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\newelectricquilt.com\httpdocs\wp-settings.php on line 240 each time I try to download the new collections. I even received this error when clicking on customer support on your home page.

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
    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??
  2. 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

  3. Heidi
    08-01-2014
    2:58 pm

    On EQ Academy – Registration Starts Soon!

    This is our first go at an organized weekend retreat. At this time, we’re not sure what we will be able to offer in other areas. I will tell you that we’re working on an online class website for EQ7 and EQStitch users. We hope to have that up and running next year! You can also check for classes close to you at http://electricquilt.com/education/classes/

    In reply to…

    Will these classes be repeated in other areas of the country? Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, Ill, or Minneapolis, MN?

Sara

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  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. Sara
    08-19-2014
    11:36 am

    On My EQ Boutique is Moving!

    Hi Dana, I’m sorry you’re having trouble. If you’re referring to purchasing the pattern on Sindy’s FatCatPatterns site, it’d be best to contact her for help there. Otherwise, please email techsupport@electricquilt.com and we’ll do our best to get you squared away.

    In reply to…

    Personally, I'm not seeing the ease of this transition....tried to order this pattern (Whoo Knows) from Sindy R's fatcat pattern page (2x). I was unsuccessful both attempts. Paypal has been successful. Really would like this pattern. (But only want to buy it once) 8>} Thanks for your kind attention, Dana