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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!

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EQ Academy 2024 Recap

Posted 05-10-2024 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

What a fun weekend! A huge thank you to all the students who joined us at EQ Academy last weekend—what a great time we had! A special thanks to our awesome teachers: Lori Miller, Nancy Roelfsema, Jenny Novinsky, Sara Seuberling, and Janice E. Frisch! Classes were wonderful as always and students learned so much. Scroll down for photos and info about our next EQ Academy.

Here are some of the quilts the beginners learned to design! How cool are these?!


“For a year, I played with EQ8 with minimal instruction/education. I had some success but more frustration than anything. All that changed this week at EQ Academy. I’m thrilled with how much I’ve learned and will definitely tell my friends about it!”

“EQ is a fantastic software program for ANY quilter! But, it’s more than that—it is the PEOPLE behind it—helpful, friendly, just a great group. Thank you EQ!”

“I learned so much in these classes. It was well worth my time and I can’t wait to use my new skills.”

I learned more within the first hour in person than I had spending hours online trying to understand what I was looking at.”

“Easy as 1-2-3! Step 1; get EQ8! Step 2; take the class! Step 3; make awesome quilt patterns!

“Because of the class, I feel confident to go home and be creative. I just knew enough to fumble around before.”

“These classes were absolutely worth it!


Thank you to our sponsors who generously donated items for student welcome bags, teacher goodies, and giveaways. These lucky winners took home some fantastic prizes!


We always enjoy meeting EQ users and watching them grow as designers! It brings us so much joy to empower them and help expand their creative abilities. We can’t wait for next year!

Interested in EQ Academy? Our next one will be Spring 2025 with enrollment to open in January. Sign up for our emails to be notified!

Don’t want to wait? Take an online EQ8 class right now!

Custom Barn Quilts!

Posted 04-12-2024 by | Posted in: More for EQers  

Don’t you love passing by a farm and spotting a barn quilt? Have you ever thought of using your EQ8 to design one? We all know we can design an actual quilt in EQ8, but did you know you can design your very own barn quilt in EQ8 too? It’s easy! Our friends at Quiltfolk have just announced their Barn Quilt Breakthrough that makes owning a beautiful barn quilt less time-consuming and more accessible: For the first time, Quiltfolk is offering custom Barn Quilts in a proprietary way—no painting required, with infinite colors and designs available! Two ways to order! Choose from pre-designed options or upload your own from EQ8! 1.) Pre-designed barn quilt: Choose from a selection of 30 pre-made options plucked straight from the EQ8 Block Library. You’ll recognize popular blocks like Mariner’s Star, Bear’s Paw, Monkey Wrench, Log Cabin, and lots more that are perfect for your home! 2.) Custom

EQA is Four Weeks Away!

Posted 04-05-2024 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

   Join us at EQ Academy! In just 4 short weeks from today, we’ll be wrapping up our 3-day EQ Academy workshop. We are so excited for this year’s Academy because we have more students enrolled than ever before! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up lots of fabulous goodies from our generous sponsors—you should see the mountain of giveaways in our office! (Items pictured above barely scratch the surface.) Thank You Sponsors!   We cannot wait for students to arrive! We have quilters coming from all over the U.S. (26 states to be exact, indicated in blue). Enrollment is open for a couple more weeks and there are seats left in the following classes so sign up today, we’d love to have you! For more information about EQ Academy, check out these links or contact us! 3 Thinks to Expect at EQ Academy > Enroll in EQ Academy Classes > Hotel,

EQ Academy – 3 Things to Expect!

Posted 03-11-2024 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Two classes are already full! Have you saved your seat at EQ Academy yet? If you’re new to EQ Academy, we can’t wait to meet you! Here’s what you can expect… 1. Learning! EQ8 classes are offered Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4. You can come for one day, two days, or all three! There are half-day classes and full-day classes to choose from. Take a class that’s based on quilt style like, New York Beauty Quilts, Medallion Quilts, T-Shirt Quilts, and Non-Traditional Quilts.   Take a class based on a technique or feature like FPP Block Drawing, Design with EQ8 and AccuQuilt GO, and Adding Photos and Fabric to EQ8.   Want a quick beginner class? We’ve got a half-day Intro to EQ8 Quilt Design class on Saturday!   2. Fun! We kick off the fun right away! Upon arrival to EQ Academy, you’ll be

Q&A + Book Giveaway with Shannon Arnstein!

Posted 02-25-2024 by | Posted in: Q&A  

Contest closed. Winner: Karen Hutchings! Thank you to everyone who participated! In February of 2022, EQ user, Shannon Arnstein was scrolling through Etsy and saw a panel that she couldn’t resist. That panel sparked an idea for a book so Shannon got to sewing. That fall, the book was picked up by Landauer/Fox Chapel publishing company and a year later, “Quilting with Panels and Patchwork” hit the shelves! Shannon says, “This book is for anyone who enjoys making quilts with panels or would like to attempt it. Panels are amazing! They come in every subject and offer great visual impact, but they can be equally intimidating and frustrating. They can be difficult to work with. I help cover some of the pitfalls of panels. They do not come in standard sizes, so often, we don’t know what to do with them. I give fifteen different approaches to using panels in

APQ Spring Quilt Along

Posted 02-22-2024 by | Posted in: Downloads   More for EQers  

We’re sponsoring the American Patchwork & Quilting Spring Quilt Along! This year’s quilt is called Heart of the Home and it was designed in EQ by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life. If you want to quilt along, get the details on APQ’s website > You can also download the free project file for EQ8 > The EQ8 project includes 29 fabrics from the Strawberry Lemonade collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda. APQ even has a Facebook group for those who are quilting along! Join the APQ Quilt Along Facebook Group > You can also follow along with Sherri on her YouTube channel! Happy Quilting!

EQ Academy – Meet the Teachers!

Posted 01-25-2024 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Our next EQ Academy is May 2-4 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now!  View all classes here > In this post, we’d like to introduce you to our wonderful teachers! Lori Miller Lori J. Miller is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher and EQ8 superfan from Oxford, Michigan. Lori offers EQ8 classes that help the student develop confidence to design beautiful blocks and quilts. Sewing since age 11, Lori has deep roots in sewing and quilting traditions that add a unique dimension to her designs. Using EQ for the design process, Lori’s quilts have been exhibited nationally and her fresh designs have been published in numerous magazines. You may know Lori from her Lessons with Lori series right here on the EQ Blog or have taken a class from her at a quilt show! Lori’s Classes: Jenny Novinsky Jenny Novinsky started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design