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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

By Hand Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 12-03-2018 by | Posted in: Uncategorized  

We had SO many amazing entries for this challenge, it was very difficult to narrow it to just three. (See all entries on the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Watch for more design challenges in 2019!

Grand Prize Winner: Darlene Cunningham

Darlene wins all the Benartex fabric needed to make her quilt top plus one copy of each of the EQ8 books!

Amy’s Honorable Mention: Patti Wabitsch

Patti wins all the Benartex fabric needed to make her quilt top!

EQ’s Honorable Mention: Serena Toppins

Serena wins all the Benartex fabric needed to make her quilt top!

Again, you can see all the entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants! If you’re looking for something else to keep you designing, check out this month’s Design & Discover lesson!

Design challenge and giveaway with Amy Friend!

Posted 11-01-2018 by | Posted in: Contests   EQ Artists   EQ Quilt Contest  

This contest closes November 30, 2018 at 11:59pm ET. Entries submitted after the closing time will not be eligible.  Winner’s announced here! Have you heard about EQ Artist, Amy Friend’s new fabric line, By Hand?! Here’s a peek: EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway How fun is this?! Design a quilt using Amy’s new fabrics, then WIN THE FABRIC TO MAKE IT! Here are the details: To enter Design a quilt in EQ using the By Hand fabrics and submit an image of it by Nov. 30, 2018. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the end of this post.) Download the free By Hand fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from Amy’s By Hand collection. (Up to 2 other solid colors may be used if desired.) Your quilt design may not exceed 90” on any side. One entry per person. (If a second entry is

New Stash download!

Posted 10-25-2018 by | Posted in: New Products  

A new Stash is here and it’s allllll batiks!! Add 1,100+ new batiks to your EQ Fabric Library! Here’s a peek: Click here to view a complete list of collections included. Don’t forget that you can view each fabric’s notecard to see the designer name and SKU number. The SKU number also prints on the fabric yardage chart too! Select a fabric and view the Notecard Add fabrics to your Sketchbook and use them in your quilts! View fabric and SKU number on the yardage chart! There are 17 Stash downloads to choose from! View them all >>

Happy 1st Birthday EQ8!

Posted 10-23-2018 by | Posted in: EQ Company News  

EQ8 was first released on October 23rd, 2017, making today its first birthday! We’re so proud of this software and customers are just loving it. Check out the nice things people are saying: EQ8 user review from Belinda K.: “I absolutely adore my EQ8 and all my add-ons and use it pretty much every single day – so, I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone at The Electric Quilt Company for enhancing my design experience and creating such a quality product – my studio is a happier place because of all of you!! The newsletters, website support, and blog are icing on the cake…” EQ8 user review from Beth E.: “I must congratulate your company on the EQ8 program. I recently upgraded from EQ7, which I found difficult to work with. I almost did not upgrade, assuming I would again have difficulty using the program. I was pleasantly

Printable Fabric Survives Hurricane!

Posted 10-17-2018 by | Posted in: Just Because  

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

Marcus Brothers Design Challenge

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

This contest is now closed. Winners We loved seeing what you came up with using the Ki-Coo Gardens fabric! We are always so amazed to see how talented EQ users are! We had 52 entries and 2 winners were chosen randomly. The two winners are….. Holly Wilson and Debbie Langendorf! Congratulations to both of you! Watch for an email from us today. Marcus Brothers will be shipping your Ki-Coo Gardens fabric bundles soon! Thanks so much to everyone who participated! If you like these challenges, check out our November Design Challenge featuring Amy Friend’s By Hand collection from Benartex!     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

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