EQ8 was first released on October 23rd, 2017, making today its first birthday!

We’re so proud of this software and customers are just loving it. Check out the nice things people are saying:

EQ8 user review from Belinda K.:

“I absolutely adore my EQ8 and all my add-ons and use it pretty much every single day – so, I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at The Electric Quilt Company for enhancing my design experience and creating such a quality product – my studio is a happier place because of all of you!! The newsletters, website support, and blog are icing on the cake…”

EQ8 user review from Beth E.:

“I must congratulate your company on the EQ8 program. I recently upgraded from EQ7, which I found difficult to work with. I almost did not upgrade, assuming I would again have difficulty using the program. I was pleasantly surprised to find EQ8 to be quite user friendly…much more fun…than the older program. It’s very rewarding to be able to produce results quickly without frustration.”

EQ8 user review from Peggy G.:

“I just downloaded EQ8. Wow! I am so impressed with the new look. I’ve loved EQ since version 4 and was honored to attend the first Electric Quilt Academy. I love your program. I teach quilt making and especially like teaching my own EQ designed quilts. Congratulations on EQ8!! You’ve done a great job.”

EQ8 user review from Judy B.:

“The tools palette is great, very easy to read and find what you need with the icon and a short description. The tips under the tools is very helpful, especially for new users with a description and how to use the tools on that palette. Love the new look of the Sketchbook. So clean and easy to see the blocks and quilts. The ability to resize the Sketchbook windows is wonderful. The new feature that calculates how many fat quarters required to make a quilt in the yardage calculation makes it so easy to use fat quarter collections or even small amounts of fabric in my stash. Same wonderful program with a fresh new look and some added features. Easier to use and learn.”

EQ8 user review from Bonnie M.:

“Congratulations on your marvelous new EQ8! Just wanted to say “thank you” for making EQ8 so user friendly. While I am still in the discovery mode, I have found so many improvements that make this design software even easier to use – having access to so many things at the click of a mouse without having to figure out an icon or drop down a menu. I especially appreciate all the changes to the printing module. As a paper piece quilter, I am thrilled with the changes – no more taping foundation paper together. It is worth the cost of the upgrade alone to be able to move sections around to fit on pages that won’t need to be taped together. I did also purchase the Lesson Book for Beginners, although I have been using EQ7 since 2014. It is very well written and most helpful for exploring all the changes. While I seldom write reviews, Electric Quilt has earned a five out five star rating with me!”

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