The Electric Quilt Company is 30!
We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!
This week’s featured friend: Nancy Mahoney!
Tell us a bit about yourself Nancy!
I have enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time my beautiful quilts have been featured in over 250 quilt magazines. I have also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. I have authored 14 books since 2002; my most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. When I’m not designing and making quilts, I travel around the country, sharing my quilts, teaching piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens.
When did you start using Electric Quilt and how has it changed your quilting life?
Little did I know when I started using EQ3, that Electric Quilt would play an important role in my career as an author, teacher, and quilt designer. I went from designing quilts using graph paper and colored pencils to using Electric Quilt and have never looked back. I use EQ every step of the way, from concept to finished product, whether it’s for a book, magazine, individual pattern, or class handout.
What is your EQ “Pearl of Wisdom” for EQ users?
One of my favorite tools is Symmetry on the Quilt Worktable. Symmetry is a fun way to see various quilt designs. With a single click, all of the blocks flip and rotate to create unique designs.
What are you up to now and what do you have coming up?
I’m working on new patterns that will be available in my Etsy shop. My new book, A New Twist, will be released in March 2022. See more of my quilts on my website. Follow me on Facebook, Nancy Mahoney Designs, and on Instagram, @nancymahoneydesigns.
Nancy’s giveaway is a free project for EQ!
Hope you enjoyed this “pearl” of wisdom. Feel free to share your EQ story or a “pearl” of your own in the comments! Stay tuned for our next post!