Seeing as it’s Black Friday I felt this Rise & Shine quilt by Daphne Greig seemed appropriate to start the day! Daphne has been an EQ user for a long time now and we love keeping up with everything she’s doing. We caught this quilt that was recently featured in McCalls magazine. We love it and thought it would help to wake you up on this day of early shopping. So we asked Daphne to tells us more about her design. Enjoy! “This quilt was designed in EQ! One of my recent Give & Take Appliqué patterns was based on a traditional New York Beauty style block. This is a fused appliqué method where one fused design is cut into a group of shapes and then the shapes are fused to two background blocks. It is a great way to get perfect points and smooth curves with no headaches! “So,
We will be closed November 26th to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. The next time we will process and ship orders will be Monday November 30th. Fast shipping requests will be calculated from the November 30th ship date. If you have questions call the office during regular business house 9am-5pm Eastern Standard time on Monday, November 30th.
Quilt University has sign-ups now (enrollment opens November 27) for January online EQ classes taught by Fran Gonzalez and Patti Anderson. Fran’s classes must be taken in order. Her “beginner” class is “EQ6 Sampler” which starts January 8, 2010. Patti’s teaching EQ6 Appliqué Design, starting January 22, 2010. These classes fill fast, so sign up now. http://www.quiltuniversity.com
The November “Two Block Surprises” challenge is fun and easy this month. Pick 2 blocks. Set them alternately in a quilt and see what you get! Send in your EQ6 project with one or two 2-Block quilts and at the end of the month you’ll receive all the entries from that month. Visit the ClubEQ page to another example quilt.
Amy Butler has just released her new line of fabrics called Love and she’s generously offering Amy Butler Software users the virtual files! The fabrics also come with a bonus quilt. The bonus quilt and fabrics will be automatically added to your Amy Butler Softwares program when you download the file. Download the update now! Don’t have Amy Butler Softwares yet? Order it now!
To celebrate the release of Quiltmaker Quilting Designs: Volume 7, we’re pairing together with Quiltmaker magazine to offer a contest. If you win, this is the first time your virtual quilt will ever make itself! Design your quilt in Electric Quilt 6 and incorporate quilting designs from any of the Quilting Designs: The Quiltmaker Collection CDs, Vol. 1-7. Designs will be judged on originality and the creative interpretation of the quilting designs. You can use any technique (pieced, foundation pieced, or appliqué) to design the quilt. Pattern elements must fit on 1–2 magazine pages, 8.5” x 11”. Use any stencils from any volume of the Quiltmaker Collection CDs. Any size quilt is welcome. In EQ, use solid colors only. Please do not color the quilt with fabrics. Using the Set Thread tool to color the stencils is optional. Submissions will be accepted October 27 – December 1, 2009. You can