Q & A with Kelly Mueller & GIVEAWAY!

Posted 01-27-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Contests Downloads From Our Users Q&A Related Blogs

Contest is now closed. Doreen Hendrickson is our winner! Kelly Mueller is the owner and designer behind The Wooden Bear! The Wooden Bear sells adorable patterns, kits, and other sewing related products. I asked Kelly to tell us a little bit about herself and her experience and success with EQ Printable Inkjet Fabrics. Read our Q&A below: EQ: First of all, let’s hear a little about you! Kelly: I grew up in Independence, Missouri, just outside of Kansas City.  I attended college and received my bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  I went for the accounting degree because it fits me- I’m a bit of an organized analyzer- but also because I grew up crafting.  I thought if I could find a craft that I thoroughly enjoyed, and could be a viable business, I would have what I needed to begin.  I also met my husband, Brian, in college.  He makes life…

Quick Tip Tuesday – Layers

Posted 01-26-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Do you know the differences between all the different  layers? Here are some tips and tricks to using them. If you put a block on Layer 1 the block it will pop into the squares of the quilt layout. If you put a block on Layer 2 it will go on top of Layer 1, like applique. But what if you don’t want the background square behind the butterfly? You would need to use a Motif. There are lots of Motifs included in EQ7 but it’s also easy to change an applique block into a Motif! Here’s how: Open the Butterfly block to the Block Worktable On your keyboard press CTRL + A to select all On your keyboard press CTRL + C to copy Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif On your keyboard press CTRL + V to paste You may have to move your butterfly so…

EQStitch Sunday Stitch #26

Posted 01-24-2016 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQStitch Favorite Posts Sunday Stitch

I love to learn new things.  I feel energized to try something new or different than my normal projects when I learn (attempt to learn) a new skill.   I know that  failing is a part of learning.  Even when I fail to produce something the way I wanted, I have learned what not to do the next time.  The one thing that keeps me from learning as much as I want to is  time.  With traveling so much to teach classes, I often don’t have the time to take classes.  This is where the internet helps me.  I can sign up for and download classes on the web so I can watch and listen to them when I am on the road teaching a class.  Often, when I am staying in hotels, I can begin to create my designs on the computer with the new skills I obtained through…

New fabrics to design with!

Posted 01-23-2016 by Christine | Posted in: Downloads EQ Company News Favorite Posts More for EQers New Products

Have you seen Michael Miller’s new fabrics? How about Art Gallery’s new collections? With our newest download of EQ Stash Online, you can add over 1,200 of the newest fabrics to your EQ7 in seconds! Download and install EQ Stash Online directly into your EQ7. In seconds, you’ll have the newest fabrics from Andover Fabrics Art Gallery Fabrics FreeSpirit Fabrics Hoffman Fabrics Michael Miller Fabrics Moda Fabrics Northcott Fabrics Riley Blake Designs Robert Kaufman Company Timeless Treasures Download EQ Stash Online now and start designing with the NEWEST fabrics in stores! Add even more fabrics to your EQ7 with these:

EQ on the Modern Sewciety Podcast!

Posted 01-22-2016 by Christine | Posted in: EQ25 Favorite Posts

Have you ever listened to Stephanie at Modern Sewciety?! She has an AWESOME podcast! If you like to listen at work or while your sewing, driving, cooking or whenever… jump over to her site and subscribe! She chats with people like Christa Watson (ChristaQuilts), Angela Pingel, Tula Pink, Amy & David Butler and SO many more talented people! Stephanie was nice enough to invite me on to her Podcast to discuss all of our fun plans for our 25th Anniversary. We talked all about our giveaways, contests, sponsors, amazing prizes and more! We also discussed a lot about our company and products. Go listen to all the ways you can win big in 2016! Listen to my chat with Stephanie from Modern Sewciety here: http://www.modernsewciety.com/ms-episode-081-electric-quilt-company.html

Free webinar with Al Navas and Sara Seuberling!

Posted 01-21-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ Software Tips From Our Users More for EQers Related Blogs

On Sunday, January 24th at 3pm ET Al Navas will be talking to EQ’s own Sara Seuberling. They’ll be taking questions, talking about EQ’s 25th celebration, doing a mini tutorial, and much more! Sign up here! If you’d like to contact Al you can do so here. Al has other great webinars available as well. Check them out! January 31 at 3pm ET – Free Office Hours February 2 at 2 pm ET – EQ7 for Beginners February 3 at 3 pm ET – EQ7 Basics

Quick Tip Tuesday – EQ Boutique

Posted 01-19-2016 by Heidi | Posted in: Quick Tip Tuesday

Do you know about EQ Boutique? Or how EQ Boutique works? EQ Boutique patterns are add-on blocks for EQ7, designed by some of the top EQ designers in the industry. Amy Heaton Angie Padilla Annika Kornelis Christine Wipplinger Denise Russart Erin McMorris Janeen van Niekerk Jenny Novinsky Judy Martin Marsha McCloskey Mickey Depre Pearl Pereira Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Regina Grewe Sindy Rodenmayer Install these patterns right into your EQ7 block library. Over 1000 different special blocks to choose from.   Easy blocks…   More advanced  blocks…   Applique blocks…   Pieced blocks…   and even quilt patterns! EQ Boutique products are all downloadable. They go right into your EQ7 and then you can use them just like any other EQ blocks. So, you can recolor, resize, edit and mix them with any of your other EQ blocks as well! For more information on how to download them and get them…