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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

Printable Fabric Survives Hurricane!

Posted 10-17-2018 by | Posted in: Uncategorized  

Our good friends, Mike and Vicki Shetter of Soft Scrap, LLC, brought this quilt to us and we just had to share its story. You might recognize Mike and Vicki from quilt shows all over the U.S. as they have spent many years travelling the country selling EQ products at shows. They give awesome demonstrations of EQ8 and create so many incredible things with EQ Inkjet Fabric.

If you’re going to Houston Quilt Festival, stop by their booth #801!

Back to the quilt…

Living in New Bern, NC, Mike and Vicki were one of the many people affected by Hurricane Florence in September. See below for some photos of the damage after the SIX-FEET of water had moved out.

One of the many things left damaged was a plastic tub containing a quilt.

This particular quilt was made in 2007 featuring photos printed on EQ Inkjet Fabric (the 283-thread count “Satin”, to be exact!). Vicki says the photos were printed using an Epson Workforce 635 printer with Durabright Ink. For 5 years, the quilt was used to show off the fabric’s photo quality in dozens of quilt shows all around the United States. In 2012, it was placed in storage.

Sadly, during the hurricane, water had gotten inside the plastic tub. The quilt was immersed in floodwaters for SIX DAYS! 

In an effort to salvage the keepsake, Vicki washed the damaged quilt with other clothes in a normal wash cycle using warm water, detergent and a little Pine-Sol to hopefully remove the mold. Believe it or not, it worked! The quilt came out looking (almost) as good as new! Check out the photos below to see how great it looks.

Mike and Vicki are taking the quilt to the Houston Quilt Festival. If you’re going, ask to see it in their booth #801!

Again, if you’re attending Houston Quilt Festival, stop by the Soft Scrap booth #801. This will be Mike and Vicki’s last show as vendors. They hope to continue to travel and teach about the use of printable fabric and EQ but have announced their retirement from vending. The Electric Quilt Company would like to express our sincerest THANK YOU for their support at so many quilt shows over the years. We wish them a long and happy retirement!…………………(with no more hurricanes!)

Mike and Vicki Shetter of Soft Scrap, LLC.

Marcus Brothers Design Challenge

Posted 10-01-2018 by | Posted in: Contests  

We’ve got another EQ design challenge for you! This challenge features the Ki-Coo Gardens collection by Laura Berringer for Marcus Brothers! Here’s what the fabrics look like: EQ Design Challenge featuring Ki-Coo Gardens Put your creative hat on and design a quilt in EQ software using these new fabrics! We will choose 2 winners at random and they will win a Ki-Coo Gardens fabric bundle from Marcus Brothers! To Enter Submit a picture of your EQ quilt design below using the Ki-Coo Gardens fabrics by October 31, 2018. Download the free Ki-Coo Gardens fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ quilt design must use fabrics from the Ki-Coo Gardens collection. (Up to 2 other solid colors may be used if desired.) One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more recent entry. For example, if you submit

EQ Academy Fall 2018 Recap

Posted 09-12-2018 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Once again, we only have great things to say about our EQ Academy workshop. This was our first time hosting a fall workshop in Ohio, and we did so at the request of the students who came in the Spring. We had 61 students in total and what a fun bunch they were! The Getting Started classes were maxed out and, boy, did those students learn A LOT! It’s always exciting to see how much the beginner students improve during the time they’re here. The intermediate classes got to dive into extensive block design and custom quilts which is always fascinating. And the rest of the classes focused on specific things, like importing fabrics and drawing custom blocks and creating modern designs. Our students are SO creative and we love to see that shine through during class. As always, we saw some familiar faces and met lots of new EQ

COMING SOON: New Book for EQ8 Users!

Posted 08-21-2018 by | Posted in: Uncategorized  

EQ8 users get excited! If you liked our first design book for EQ8 (EQ8 Designing Quilts) you’ll LOVE this new design book, EQ8 Designing More Quilts! Watch for it in early September at ElectricQuilt.com or ask for it at your local quilt shops! Just like the first book, this new book has 8 different authors who each wrote a chapter about a unique type of quilt design. Chapter topics and authors: Chapter 1 by Nancy Mahoney Medallion QUILTS! Learn border tricks used to design striking medallion quilts. Chapter 2 by Reeze Hanson Applique QUILTS! Trace a picture of a tile to create an applique block. Designing this quilt is a lot easier than it looks! Chapter 3 by Lori Miller Modern QUILTS! Use alternate gridwork to create eye-catching modern quilts. Chapter 4 by Barb Vlack Optical Illusion QUILTS! Can you believe that a mathematical formula inspired this quilt? Chapter 5

Free update for EQ8

Posted 08-20-2018 by | Posted in: Uncategorized  

Attn EQ8 owners: An updated version of EQ8 is yours — free! First of all… did you know that you can share your EQ8 designs directly to Facebook?! It’s so easy! Recently, however, Facebook required that we change the way the Share to Facebook feature works in EQ8. This change actually offers more options for your Facebook posts, as well as great quality images of your quilts. Update your EQ8 now: Due to Facebook’s change, your current version of EQ8 will not allow you to use the Share to Facebook feature. You’ll need to update your EQ8 if you’d like to use this feature. As an owner of EQ8, you can update to the newest version (1.0.5.0 for Windows / 3.0.5.0 for Mac) for free. To download and install the update, make sure you’ve got a good internet connection and follow instructions carefully on our EQ8 Updates page. If you

Quilt Design Challenge with Christa Watson

Posted 08-01-2018 by | Posted in: Contests   EQ Artists   EQ Quilt Contest   EQ8  

CHALLENGE CLOSED! WOW! We are SO impressed with all the entries… EQ users are SO talented. Thank  you to all the participants! Freebies from Christa Free pattern Christa’s “Beaded Lanterns” pattern (colored with Fandangle fabrics) is FREE for you! Click here to download the PDF. Free EQ8 project Since Christa designed “Beaded Lanterns” in EQ8, she’s also giving you the EQ8 project download so you can open it and play! Click here to download the EQ8 project. Find Fandangle Christa also included a list of shops that are carrying Fandangle just in case any of you want to find it! The list is on Christa’s blog here. On to the Winners! I think this was our toughest challenge to pick winners! Somehow, we narrowed down our favorites and here they are….. Overall Winner: Betsy EQ Honorable Mention: Janet B. Christa’s Honorable Mention: Mel B. The three winners will receive the

EQ Academy – Fall 2018!

Posted 06-04-2018 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

JUST ANNOUNCED: Fall EQ Academy! EQ8 classes for all skill levels! September 6-8 in Perrysburg, Ohio Enrollment opens Wednesday, June 6 at 10am Eastern Time. View all the details >> Below are the classes being offered at the fall session of EQ Academy. Click on a class to view more information.                                                       We’re so excited for our Fall EQ Academy and hope to see you there! If you have any questions, contact us! Read about our Spring EQ Academy here.