The first of our two EQ Academy Workshops is fast approaching and we can’t wait to see you all in person! The April 21-23 workshop will be held in Perrysburg, Ohio and we have four wonderful teachers ready to show you the ins and outs of EQ7 and EQStitch.Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be profiling each of our teachers so you can get to know them better. First up is Christa Watson! This will be Christa’s first time teaching at EQ Academy and we’re so happy to have her join us this year!

Christa has been designing original quilts and class samples since the early days of EQ4. We first “met” Christa when she emailed EQ to tell us that she had used EQ7 to design a quilt that would be featured on the cover of the November/December 2013 issue of Quilty.

We’re always so excited to see what our users are designing and loved seeing Christa’s Colorful Chevrons quilt on the cover! Since that first cover quilt, Christa has fallen head over heels for modern quilting and she can’t wait to see where it leads her next. Over the years, she’s received numerous awards and recognition for work, all designed using Electric Quilt software. She can sketch out any design in EQ7 that she can dream up, even those using wonky blocks and improvised layouts.

Modern Logs: Designed, pieced, and quilted by Christa Watson

Christa offers many of her designs as free EQ7 project downloads. Visit her site to find her Free EQ7 Downloads page. She released her first book, Machine Quilting with Style, in 2015. Her second book The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting, co-authored with Angela Walters, will be coming out very soon!

Modern X: Designed, pieced, and quilted by Christa Watson

Christa enjoys every step of the quilt-making process from designing to binding, and she loves to share her enthusiasm with as many people as possible. While she’s drawn to the modern aesthetic, she encourages everyone to enjoy the style of quilting that appeals to them. Christa lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and three children who all think it’s normal to have a house full of fabric.

You can enroll in Christa’s Perrysburg class here:

Getting Started With EQ7 with Christa Watson