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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

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  1. Ann
    09-03-2014
    9:25 am

    On Creating a Keepsake

    Hi Carol,
    Megan Dye has a series of posts on her blog on how to make her Trajectory Quilt. I think you’ll find it very helpful. Since it’s a single block, you’ll find it super easy to mock-up in EQ7, and then you can determine the size. Hope this helps! Thanks for writing.

    http://megsmonkeybeans.blogspot.com/2012/05/trajectory-getting-started.html

    In reply to…

    Is this pattern available trajectory?

Christine

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  1. 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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  1. 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

  2. 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?
  3. Heidi
    07-14-2014
    10:41 am

    On Do you know everything EQ offers?

    Thanks, Linda :) Glad to hear it!

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    Thanks so much for the help and great customer service you provide, along with the "extras" :) Always much appreciated.

Sara

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  1. 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.

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    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
  2. Sara
    08-08-2014
    9:56 am

    On EQ Academy – Registration Starts Soon!

    Yes, you can install on the laptop as well. Since you have EQ7 and EQStitch, you only need to install the EQStitch disc, not the EQ7 disc. During installation and activation, the installer will ask for your EQ7 license # and your EQStitch license #. Be sure to have both handy. Email techsupport@electricquilt.com if you have any other questions!

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    About the required lap top? My EQ7 and EQStitch are loaded on my desk top PC. Will the software allow me to load them onto my husband's lap top (i.e. license and registration, etc)?
  3. Sara
    07-30-2014
    9:10 am

    On EQ Academy – Registration Starts Soon!

    The EQ7 classes are for all skill levels. The teachers are very experienced and do a wonderful job teaching new users and more advanced users in the same setting. Their teaching styles are a perfect blend so new users don’t fall behind and advanced users aren’t bored. You’ll always be learning something, no matter your skill level.

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    Will the EQ7 course be designed for new MAC users ( i.e., for users who did not convert from PC to MAC)? Thank you