We are starting a new series called, New to EQ. Quilters who have never used EQ before will be blogging about their first experiences. The posts are not edited by The Electric Quilt in any way and we don’t know what they are going to post until it’s already been posted. We HAVE told them to contact techsupport@electricquilt.com if they have any issues…but we tell all of our users that. We are hoping that people see that you shouldn’t be intimidated by EQ7!

The first blogger who we are featuring is Sarah Sharp of nohatsinthehouse.com. She is a brand new EQ user. You can read about her first few clicks in EQ7. Her is a bit of what she has to say, “I think my heart skipped a beat the first time I whipped up a layout for my ‘shott{ing} stars design.  Not only is it super easy, but it also helps to quickly pair an image with a idea that turns out to be less than intriguing in real life (e.g., “Hm, what if I set the blocks on point?” “AH! That looks terrible.”  Crisis averted.)”

Sarah may not be too familiar with EQ, but she is an established quilter. We first noticed her in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker with her My Sister Loves Her All Stars quilt. Check out more of her wonderful work on her site.

I love her entry on Shape Moth’s blog. Joanna at Shape Moth and some guest designers drew forest blocks.  (The woodpecker, feathers, maple fox, Eurasian jay, roaring deer, low coming spring, fern flower, pine marten and trillium flower block were all drawn in EQ7.) Then, Shape Moth had a contest, and quilters made projects with the patterns. The winners are here and they are all fantastic.

Sarah has more to say about EQ. Stay tuned to nohatsinthehouse.com! (But, of course we’ll blog about it too!)