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Christine

I love sharing photos of EQ-designed quilts and info about the designer! EQ users are always encouraged to send us photos of their projects so we can show our readers. I also like to follow our EQ Artists and share what they’re currently up to. Whether it’s a new book, free patterns or EQ tutorials, they’ve always got something worth sharing!

Recent Posts by Christine

Dream – Winners Announced

Posted 07-01-2021 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

If you haven’t looked, go see all the cool entries we received for June’s design challenge here! Thanks to all who participated!

Winners

Two winners were chosen… one by Riley Blake Designs and one by the designer, Kristy Lea.

Riley Blake’s Winner: Sarah Chimblo!


“This 60″X72″ quilt features the “left and right” and “Washington’s Puzzle” block alternated to create movement. Using two different shades of the pink/red creates shading with the rainbow blocks. I think the light purple/purple and light blue/blue would be good choices too.” - Sarah Chimblo

Kristy Lea’s Winner: Claire K.!


“I wanted to come up with a design that took advantage of the range of colors in this fabric line.” – Claire K.

Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out July’s design challenge!

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Amy Friend

Posted 06-15-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

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!  This week’s featured friend: Amy Friend! Tell us a bit about yourself Amy! I am a former museum curator turned pattern designer, author, and teacher. I specialize in paper piecing and modern quilt design and I’ve authored

Celebrating 30 Years with EQ Pearls of Wisdom

Posted 05-25-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

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 starting June 1! Check back each week for a new “pearl!” Plus, each post includes a free project download or giveaway!  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! See all posts so far > How it all began… The Electric Quilt Company started as Dean Neumann, then a math professor at Bowling Green State University, married Penny McMorris, a corporate

Chinoiserie Garden Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 04-01-2021 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

We’re so impressed by what EQ users did with these fabrics! Check out the creative entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winners Two winners were selected by P&B Textiles! Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Scott Woxman “I like the blue and white with just a pop of color from the butterflies.” – Scott Woxman And… Winner 2: Linda Evans “Black tea is my favorite beverage, hot or cold, year round. These beautiful prints are perfect for a sweet little tea set.” – Linda Evans Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out April’s design challenge!

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #1 Available Now!

Posted 03-15-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #1 – BlockBase+ is available now! The wait is over! Our favorite thing about BlockBase+ is that it’s finally here! Shop now > Use BlockBase+ on its own on your Mac and/or PC computer or link it to your EQ8 so you can design quilts with the 4,264 blocks! Check system requirements here > Linking BlockBase+ to your EQ8 If you have the newest version of EQ8, BlockBase+ should automatically appear in your EQ8 Block Library as long as both programs are properly installed and activated. All BlockBase+ blocks

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #2 Exporting SVG Files

Posted 03-13-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) BlockBase+ is available! Buy it now >> We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #2 – Export SVG Files Okay, so you’re either thinking, “Yay! SVG files!!” or… “What are SVG files?!” Let me explain… SVG (scalable vector graphic) is a unique type of image format. This file type is popular among quilters because it can be imported into many different software applications including digital cutting machines, embroidery machines, longarm software, and more. Over the years, we’ve received many requests for this SVG feature, and you’ll find it in BlockBase+! Export SVG Options Export the block at

BlockBase+ Top Ten: #3 Print Rotary Cutting Charts

Posted 03-11-2021 by | Posted in: BB+ Top Ten   BlockBase+   New Products  

Note: Did you hear about the latest EQ8 Update? Be sure to update your EQ8 if you plan to purchase BlockBase+ that way you can use the BlockBase+ blocks in EQ8! Read instructions carefully. (Mac users – this update also fixes macOS Big Sur issues!) BlockBase+ is available! Buy it now >> We’re breaking down some of the best features of the software! Click here to see all the BB+ Top Ten posts. #3 – Print Rotary Cutting Charts Not a fan of foundation piecing and don’t want to use templates? Select a block, click the Print button, then choose Rotary Cutting Chart. And just like that, you can get cutting! You can choose whether you want a Summary View or a Detailed view. The Summary view provides one cutting diagram for all matching patches in the block, with the number of patches for each color listed to the right. The Detailed view provides a separate