Jul. 04, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

The Electric Quilt Company is closed today. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

We do have a sale going on….and also, here is a free EQ7 Log Cabin Flag download! Enjoy!

Jul. 03, 2014

20% off! July 3-5!

Jul. 01, 2014

EQ Block Challenge featuring Tonga Cabana!

We’re partnering with Timeless Treasures Fabrics to bring you a fun challenge featuring their Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection! This block design challenge is open to all EQ7 users.

How to Get Started

Visit the Free Fabrics of the Month page and download the new Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection. You can find instructions on that page about how to link the the Fabric Library to your EQ7.

Challenge Rules

  • You must design your block using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) design software.
  • The block design must be colored with Tonga Cabana fabrics (you may add ONE solid color/fabric to the design).
  • The block design can be pieced, appliqué, or both!
  • Block must be at least 6” x 6”. Block designs do not need to be square.
  • The block design can be an original drawing, or a block from the Block Library that you’ve colored your own way using the Tonga Cabana fabrics.
  • No sewing required. The “virtual” EQ7 block design is all that’s needed to enter.
  • One entry per person

Submission Guidelines

On Thursday, July 31st there will be a blog post where you can link up an image of your block design. The link up will be open until Monday, August 4 at 9am EST. Winner will be announced Wednesday, August 6.

To create an image of your block design for the link up:

  1. With your block design on the Block Worktable, click FILE > Export Image.
  2. In the Export Image box, next to Save in, navigate to the folder where you’d like to save the image. Next to File Name, type a name for your file.  For Save as type, choose JPEG files.
  3. In the Export Image File of Block box, input these settings:
    Dimensions: type in the width and height you used to design the block
    Resolution: 150 dots per inch
    UNcheck Outline patches and Outline blocks
    JPEG Quality: 100
  4. Click OK.

Judging

One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen at random from all the entries

Prizes

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

A full set of Cabana by Daniela Stout Tonga Treats (10″ Squares, 5″ Squares, 2.5″ strips, 6″ strips, and FQ’s)

An EQ with Me book of the winner’s choice

And an EQ Stash Online download of their choice

Download the new Tonga Cabana fabrics and start designing!

Jun. 30, 2014

EQ & EQStitch class in Portland with Yvonne Menear

Want to take an EQ class?

Electric Quilt expert Yvonne Menear will be in Portland teaching a hands on class on both Electric Quilt and EQStitch. The class in on August 14th at Montavilla Sewing Center.

Click here for more details.

Jun. 28, 2014

All Weekend Long – 20% Off Everything at MyEQBoutique.com!

WEEKEND

Jun. 27, 2014

EQ7 Insight from Reeze Hanson

Have you ever compared the EQ7 libraries to a quilt shop? Or your Sketchbook to your sewing room?

Reeze Hanson, EQ7 teacher, inspires you to dust off your EQ7 (or go out and buy one!!) and get designing. Reeze has mastered EQ7 and knows you can too! “I can’t draw a stick person, but I can draw in EQ7!”

Check out episode #50 of the Canadian Quilt Talk Podcast with Brandy Lynn, featuring Reeze Hanson as this week’s special guest. Learn about her EQ7 journey, and how to jump back into EQ7!

Plus! Check out next Thursday’s anniversary episode for an interview with Electric Quilt!

Jun. 27, 2014

EQ7 Jump Start: Block 4 Link Up!

We’ve made it to the last block of the sew along and learned so many useful EQ7 skills along the way. I hope you’ll continue to work with the software and learn even more. EQ7 has so much to offer, we’ve only scratched the surface in this sew along!

Here’s my Block 4:

Don’t forget that you can always find the sew along posts here on the blog if you’d ever like to go back and revisit one of the lessons. On the main menu bar (under Behind the Mouse), hover your mouse over Sew Alongs and then choose EQ7 Jump Start from the drop-down menu. You can find other past sew alongs there too. If you’re interested in learning more about drawing your own blocks you should check out the EQ7 Summer Drawing Series from last year!

To Link Up Your Photo
Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block).

If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other!

GIVEAWAY!
You can link up your Block 4 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Monday, June 30, 2014, 9 am EST, you’ll be entered in a giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an EQ with Me book of their choice!

FINISHED QUILTS
Have you thought about how you’d like to use your 4 sew along blocks? We designed a couple of quilts in the last lesson, but don’t think those are your only options with these blocks. We’re using EQ7, so you are only limited by your creativity! You could use the blocks to make anything from placemats to a full-size bed quilt (feel free to add more blocks to make a larger quilt). I’d love to see how you decide to use your blocks, so let’s have a finished quilt link up on Friday, August 1st!

Thanks for sewing along with me! I hope to see you all back on Friday, August 1st for the Finished Quilt Link Up!