Jean Boyd, one of our friends to the north, has been a longtime customer and avid EQ Printables user. She has even appeared on QNNtv talking about printing on fabric.

Jean Boyd recently wrote in to say: “As you know I have been using your printable fabric sheets for many years but have not used the EQ program very much for my design work. Last August I was invited by Northcott Fabric to design a quilt for them using their new ‘Winter Sports‘ flannel fabric which is in stores now just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics being held here in Canada.

I designed one quilt using EQ and the Winter Sports fabrics and it worked so well that I became fascinated with the whole process. I continued to create more designs and was pleased to have Northcott choose 3 of my patterns. All the patterns have now been published and the sample quilts have been made and are traveling across Canada as part of a Northcott Trunk Show. Several other Canadian pattern designers published patterns as well and there are a total of 9 patterns for the fabric collection. Most of the designs were created using EQ.

The patterns can be seen on the Northcott website. Just click on Fabrics and then Flannels. All the patterns are available through Northcott and my patterns are available on my website. Now if I only had time to play with EQ and learn more than just the basics!

Congratulations Jean on having your patterns published! Very cool!