The Electric Quilt Company is 30!

The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began

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!  :-D

This week’s featured friend: Charisma Horton!

Tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi! I am Charisma Horton. I am a wife, mom of 6 adults and animal lover.  I have been a professional longarm quilter for more than 11 years. In December of 2018 I took the leap into pattern design. I offer a variety of designs from bright colorful modern to traditional and fun hand embroidery designs.

Live Boldly designed by Charisma in EQ

When did you start using Electric Quilt and how has it changed your quilting life?

With the help of EQ8 I have published over 230 designs on my site since December of 2018.  I have been picked up in more than 60 national publications. EQ has helped catapult my design business. 

Carousel designed by Charisma in EQ

What is your EQ “Pearl of Wisdom” for EQ users?

My Pearl of wisdom is to play. Sometimes as adults we forget to play. We can play with color, block arrangements and how blocks work together. We don’t need to have intricate or complicated designs. There are so many fresh new ways to look at things simply by playing with the software. The only investment in that is time.

Fa La La designed by Charisma in EQ

What are you up to now and what do you have coming up?

I have several new patterns coming out and one of them is called “Fabulous.” It’s a BOM quilt that I designed using Michael Miller Fabrics. You will be able to find monthly video tutorials on The Making It Fun YouTube channel with Rob Appell.

Christmas Cottage designed by Charisma in EQ


Charisma’s giveaway is an EQ project called Sprinkles! She is also offering a free pattern for this project on her site. You can watch her tutorial here.

Download the project here!

Sprinkles designed by Charisma 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!

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We are nearing the end of our 30th anniversary year. We’re going to celebrate with a special slideshow of 30 EQ user-designed quilts! Want your quilt to be considered for the show? Add photos of your EQ design and finished quilt to the gallery by December 15th! View the Quilt Gallery >>