Something new is coming!
This contest is now closed. Congrats to winner, Caroline L Winfrey! Caroline, watch for an email from EQ staff! Thank you to all participated! Watch for the official email announcing the availability of the new Four Seasons add-on very soon!
As mentioned in our mid-month newsletter, we have been trying to stay chill, but are springing with excitement because you’re going to fall in love with our next product. We teased a special announcement for this hot new product and giveaway on the blog so here it is!
For the past couple of months, we’ve been working hard to create something new for EQ users and now we can finally tell you about it! With the holiday season just around the corner, we thought it’d be the perfect product for this time of year. You’re going to love the versatility of this product and the applications for it are endless!
Think you know what it is? Did you notice a theme in the first paragraph?
Scroll down to view some photos and resist the urge to pick a favorite just yet… there will be more to look at soon!
Recognize any of these blocks? They are all part of the popular Blocks2Quilt series by Heather Valentine and now they are available for your EQ8! That’s right, those pretty blocks that have been so popular on social media are now part of an EQ8 add-on!
40 PIECED BLOCKS & 24 UNIQUE QUILTS
This add-on for EQ8 will install 40 of Heather’s festive blocks into your EQ8 Block Library. From the beloved Holiday Ornament block to the fan-favorite Silhouette Moon, this add-on is packed with designs for every occasion! Print rotary-cutting charts, templates, or paper piecing patterns for each one in seconds! Want sewing instructions? Heather sells both the 6″ and 12″ patterns for the blocks on her website, The Sewing Loft. Some blocks are so new, they aren’t even published yet!
Watch the video to see all 40 blocks!
In addition to the blocks, you’ll also get 5 EQ8 Project Files containing a variety of quilts! Pick one you like, and print what you need to sew up something perfect for any season! Swap out the blocks and colors in the autumn placemats for quick Christmas ones! Switch the Pineapple block for the Land I Love block in the summer table runner for your July barbeque! Each quilt can be easily modified for a different season so the 24 quilts become 96 quilts in a snap! The blocks and quilts are perfect for your scraps or favorite solids!
Watch the video to see all 24 quilts!
About Heather Valentine
Heather Valentine, is the voice behind The Sewing Loft and Inspiring Stitches. Armed with a degree from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Heather spent the next 20 years working hand in hand with factories around the world. She developed new products, achieved the perfect fit and produced quality garments found in your closet today. Craving more artistic freedom, Heather stepped away from the garment industry to create The Sewing Loft, an online sewing community filled with enthusiasts of every skill level, from the small-business owner to the occasional stitcher. Her main goal is to promote awareness, provide education and, above all, encourage the community to move the needle forward.
These days, you can find Heather teaching at local shops, speaking at guilds and sharing her talent in online video classes. Her whimsical designs have graced the pages of many printed publications, including Fat Quarter Projects, Fun-Size Quilts, Stitching Kitchen, and Crafts ‘n Things. They can also be found in stores near you with the Simplicity Creative Group. Each year she hosts a sewing retreat called Sew Scrappy. The 3-day event is a wonderful way to connect with like-minded stitchers who share your passion, learn something new and be inspired to stitch through your scraps. This self-proclaimed fabric hoarder likes to stitch the night away and dreams of one day discovering a better way to detangle her thread collection.
“There is something special about seeing my designs come to life and EQ8 was the missing piece! After years of drawing with graph paper & colored pencils, I was determined to find a better way to streamline my process. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good doodle session but then I bring those quick sketches to the screen to play with color, texture, and pattern. With the simple click of a button, I can change my color palette, switch up a layout and print off yardage in a flash. The best part… no eraser needed!” —Heather Valentine
We plan to release the Four Seasons add-on by Heather Valentine in early October so get ready to add to cart! We’ll send an email when it’s available for purchase.
Win a free download of the Four Seasons add-on PLUS Heather will send you digital patterns for FIVE of your favorite blocks!
Rules for entry:
- Browse Heather’s blocks in the add-on. You can see most of them on her website, here or watch the video above.
- Leave a comment below telling us your favorite block and what you’ll do with it.
- You may also leave a comment on Heather’s blog post for an additional entry!
Two entries per person (one on this blog post, another on Heather’s blog post). Giveaway closes October 2, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. One winner will be randomly selected from all entries and announced here on October 3. Winner will be contacted via email. Good luck!