Is this months issue of McCall’s Quilting you will find this beautiful quit, So Blissful by Dorothy Ann Weld. She designed the quilt in EQ6 and says: “My stess level has reach 0-thank you again! I love working with EQ6, it is so much improved over EQ5 that it’s amazing. The time I’ve taken to figure out how to use all the bells and whistles has been more than rewarded.” ~ Dorothy Ann Weld www.peacebypiecing.com We are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying the program, Dorothy, and that it’s been such a great tool for you. Happy quilting!
Beth Bigler is the winner of the “Guess Andrea’s Due Date” contest! Congratulations Beth! She guessed Andrea’s due date as July 25th. So what is Andrea’s actual due date? July 26th. I think we had some of you fooled by the timing of our contest considering only 6 entries were within 2 months of the actual due date! Almost all the guesses were for next Fall! Hey, we have to make things tricky sometimes, keep you on your toes Congratulations to Andrea! We can’t wait to meet her bundle of joy in a few months.
Do you have Amy Butler Softwares yet? Well if not you are missing out. Not too long ago we told you about the update downloadavailable on our website for a new quilt and fabric line to add to your Amy Butler Softwares. The quilt pattern features Amy’s new line of fabrics called LOVE and it’s stunning. Malena Ortin emailed me today with some photos of the LOVE quilt that she recently finished. It’s gorgeous and I had to show you. Malena writes, “I can not stop looking at it. I love Amy Butler fabrics because they are so colorful and fun. With those large patterns it is like they are saying: “look at me, here I am!”. This is a close up of my Hexy Sexy Quilt made with Amy Butler´s free pattern. It was machine pieced and hand quilted. I chose different colors than the ones used in the pattern.
Are you a blogger? Would you like to give-a-way one of the first EQ7 programs on your blog AND win a copy for yourself in the process? That’s right! We want to give you the opportunity to give one away on your blog! 10 bloggers will be randomly selected to hold a contest on their blogs and give one EQ7 as the prize. And as a thank you for helping us announce EQ7 we’re going to send one for you as well! Here’s how to enter: * Post an announcement about the coming of EQ7 on your blog. * Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that contains: – Your name – Your email – A link to your blog post about EQ7 10 winners will be randomly chosen on May 3rd. If you are chosen, you then determine a contest and submit your contest winner’s contact information to email@example.com. We will
Sarah Vedeler is an amazing designer based in Scottsdale, AZ. Her background is in software engineering but she was introduced to sewing and embroidery design later in life and took to it like a duck to water. Sarah’s embroidery designs are vibrant, playful, and fresh so her creations were well received in contests and in the community. In 2009 she took home 2nd place in the Annual Show of the Arizona Quilters Guild in the Machine Embroidery category and became motivated by the overwhelming support. She began further exploring her creativity by designing more and more projects and has since been enjoying her her new found life purpose of inspiring joy and beauty with her work. Sarah also an EQ6 user! EQ helps Sarah to explore her color options, test her embroidery designs and appliqués in quilt layouts. In particular, she used EQ6 to explore ideas for a project called “Silk
Teri Harris Lucas has been quilting for 16 years and teaches machine quilting at a quilt shop called Quilt Cottage. She’s an new but active EQ user and blogger who shares tons of great information about quilting in general as well as some EQ6 ideas as she learns. Our own Andrea Bishop got to meet Teri in person while shooting for Quilting Arts TV ans describes Teri as a really fun person! This is a pattern Teri made with EQ6 while she’s been playing with her new program. She’s also been “blogging” about learning EQ6 on her Facebook page and we have so enjoied reading her comments: Teri Harris Lucas is coloring a quilt in EQ with fabrics imported from Benartex…can we say FUN?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teri Harris Lucas I’m loving EQ6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Teri Harris Lucas playing in EQ6 is such fun. Downloaded the Caryl Bryer Fallert gradations for this compass quilt. Used a few fabrics from