Jan. 22, 2009

Miniatures In Minutes is now available!

Back in November we told you about “Miniatures In Minutes”, a book of paper pieced projects by Terrie Sandelin to watch out for. Well the book is now available! Visit Terrie’s website to learn more about her and her new book on miniature quilt making.

We hear from a lot of miniature quilt makers which is the reason EQ6 lets you make blocks as small as .25″. Miniature quilt makers actually requested it. We never would have believed quilters would make blocks so small, but they do!

Jan. 21, 2009

EQ Tutorial – How to make wreaths from Georgeta of Romania

Back in June, 2008 we shared with you some trapunto quilts done by Georgeta in Romania. Well we’ve been keeping up with her and she’s now sharing some of her EQ technique on how she makes her trapunto designs!

Go to Georgeta’s blog to read through the tutorial to learn how she designs her beautiful trapunto quilts.

To see more of the trapunto quilts Georetta has completed, visit her gallery.

Jan. 19, 2009

Hard at work on Amy Butler Quilts

We’re coming out with a new software in May called “Amy Butler Quilts.” It’s going to be filled with quilt, pillow, & purse ideas using Amy’s newest fabric lines. It’s fun working with the new fabrics. They are all lovely pinks, peaches, sea greens, blues & browns.

We’ve been in constant contact with Amy’s office while working on the new software… writing directions, taking photos, sewing. We split the construction of the projects with Amy’s crew and are sewing 4 of Amy’s quilt designs. (They are so much fun.) EQ staffers, Margaret Okuley and Sara Woodward, have been sewing up a storm trying to finish the quilts in time for January 22nd. (There’s a photo shoot next week.)

I wandered over to the graphics/sewing office today and surprise-surprise Margaret was there. (She works at EQ on Tuesday and Friday and at her quilt shop the other days.)

What made it even cooler was the “quilting bee” that was happening. Margaret was binding one corner of the quilt as Sara Woodward worked on the opposite corner. I thought it was worth a picture. Both of them have been hard at work trying to complete 4 bed quilts in 3 weeks.

I’m happy to report 2 quilts are finished, quilted & bound. The other 2 are being quilted. I know we’ll meet the Thursday deadline. :)

Jan. 19, 2009

Did you sew one of our Mystery Quilts?

Thanks to everyone who participated in the last mystery, EQuinox, on our website. Megan McMorris is writing new episodes for the next mystery. We’re so excited… even only after 2 chapters so far.

We’d like to start an album of all the finished quilts. If anyone sewed the EQuinox quilt, please send a photo of the quilt or of you plus the quilt to penny@electricquilt.com.

Jan. 19, 2009

Obama Mini Quilts- From Barbara Brackman

Author and Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman shared these awesome quilts and printable fabric patterns in celebration of the inauguration. She Photoshop’d the the photos of Barack Obama and Joe Biden into an old fabric pattern she had of George Washington and then printed the fabric onto EQ printable fabrics to make these mini quilt keepsakes.

Visit Barbara’s website to read more about how she created these quilts and learn how you can down load the Obama/Biden fabric pattern to make your own quilts!

Thanks for sharing Barbara!

Jan. 15, 2009

New website coming

We’re working on a web-redesign here at EQ. Don’t be surprised if you stop by electricquilt.com and see a whole new look within the next month.

-Andrea :)

Jan. 14, 2009

Current Contest – only 14 days left to submit your guess

Don’t forget to submit your answer for the Who’s your Mama? Contest:

http://doyoueq.com/blog/?p=496

Win $50 gift certificate for EQ stuff if you guess correctly. Entries must be received by Jan. 28th 9 a.m. Eastern.