A big Congratulations goes out to Marjorie Rhine of Damascus, OR. Her quilt, “Transformed”, won Honorable Mention in the 2009 Hoffman Challenge – Mixed Techniques division. Marjorie also wrote Painless Paper-Piecing and is a Pattern Editor for American Quilter. Check out more of Marje’s work on her website: Quilt Design NW (http://www.QuiltDesignNW.com )
Michele Crawford has been designing quilts professionally for twenty years. She has some beautiful quilts and now she designs mainly for The Quilter magazine (www.thequiltermag.com). In the November issue of The Quilter (page 42) she has an adorable quilt called “Country Pumpkins.” It’s warm and inviting, just right for the season. Michele says, “I design quilts featuring new fabric collections. I actually receive digital images directly from the fabric companies for their new collections as I’m designing for the magazine. I design all my quilts on EQ6, and couldn’t have done what I have done without Andrea and Penny’s help over the years.” You can read more about her on her website www.flowerboxquilts.com. Her website includes her original quilt patterns and kits plus there are free quilt patterns. You can sign up for her emails and be the first to know about new patterns, kits, Fabshop Hop and other fun
Misty, relaxing colors, large prints and soft curves make for a lovely, peaceful quilt. In the October/November issue of Quilt magazine (pg 14), Patricia Bravo uses her own line of fabrics to make a beautifully curved and calming quilt. Patricia says, “it was done with EQ6; in fact, I make ALL of them on your software… Well, once you start drawing on EQ6 you become addicted! I love curves and all the blocks with curves in the world! So I use all the ones provided on EQ6 and BlockBase. My style and approach to design may be different from other quilters; I try to give a contemporary twist to my designs and to make blocks compatible with my big print fabrics. The new trend in quilting is big prints, big blocks, and easy to sew! I think curved blocks are not used to their fullest potential and they are so
Barbara Campbell is a professional designer from New Jersey. Some of her fabric has been featured in Stash and she loves EQ Printables. Barbara says, “I endorse the EQ Printables, which I really like. I used another product in an earlier quilt and after it was washed, it faded considerably.” She made a floral vest using the EQ Printables that was featured in the September issue of The Quilter Magazine (pg. 67). Barbara walks you through the steps of printing out images on fabric and how she incorporated it into her vest. The bold colors of the flowers are really captured in the printable fabric. Looks great, Barbara! Is this giving anyone else any ideas?
Susan Davis is a pattern designer and has a company called “Aunt Susie’s House.” She specializes in punch needle and teaches the punch needle technique on fabric motifs. Susan says: “I love EQ. I am self taught and constantly learning, but I love this program. It makes my designing so much easier. I can change so many items in my design with just a click on a key. Thanks for a great program. I love my EQ6.” Check out her new patterns she created in EQ featuring the Peppermint Cottage fabric from Clothworks. Susan’s Joyful Gingerbread quilt: Susan’s Joyful Gingerbread tablerunner: Visit Susan’s website.
Thanks to everyone who submitted blocks for the super-secret present for Barb Vlack. We wanted to celebrate the community ClubEQ created and celebrate the hard work of Barb Vlack, our ClubEQ challenge leader. Some of you may not know she’s not an EQ employee. She was one of our first customers. She’s been doing ClubEQ and techsupporting Info-EQ & our forums for free and for the fun of it all these years. In ClubEQ there are over 9000 of your quilts to show for all that hard work. Here at EQ, we decided to organize a secret quilt for her as a way of saying thanks for all she’s done. We wanted this to be a surprise that we would spring on her at Quilt Festival. Here’s the quilt: Here’s the label: As you can see by her smile in the next post. She was overjoyed by the result. Thanks
Barb Vlack was surprised! When we saw Barb during Quilt Festival in Houston last week we presented her with a sampler quilt with blocks made by users from all over the world: England, Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, France, Canda & the U.S. The quilt celebrates Barb’s 10 year anniversary (!) as clubEQ challenge leader — ten years of thinking up interesting challenges, and ten years of designing quilts to illustrate her challenge idea. Thanks so much for your clubEQ leadership Barb — lots of work, lots of challenging ideas to help EQ users learn new tricks and techniques, and lots of fun seeing what you’ll come up with each month!