The Canadian Quilter has recently done  four part series of lessons that started in the Summer 2014 issue. In the lessons you are making a mystery quilt, while learning, of course.
Part 1 (Summer 2014) The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things.
Part 2  (Autumn 2014) covers lots of topics including saving, opening and renaming projects and quilts. The Author, Lauren MacDonald, talks about icons and the different worktables. She also covers saving personal fabric libraries, and more!

Part 3 (Winter 2014 – starting on page 54) introduces steps on how to make a layout design with a border  in preparation for the creative block drawn in Part 4.

Now, the Spring 2015 issue is out and it includes Part 4!

The lesson talks mainly about finding and drawing blocks in EQ7. Lauren uses PatchDraw Motif and walks you through the Precision Bar, Snapping Options, the Drawing Board Setup and more. It’s great, especially for beginners.

We hoped you enjoyed the series and we thank Lauren and The Canadian Quilter for providing it!

Also, in the Spring issue The Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe is having a contest and you can win an EQ7!

Here are their instructions:
1. Become a member of CQA/ACC
2. Like them on Facebook
3. Post on the CQA/ACC Facebook page about why you would like to win a copy of EQ7.

Good luck to everyone!