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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

SNEAK PEEK: Barbara Brackman’s new book!

Posted 10-23-2020 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ Company News   New Products  

Just a few days ago, we received our proof copy of the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns from the printer – and WOW this thing is gorgeous! Even though it’s just a proof, we couldn’t help but share some inside pages with you! If the 4,000+ blocks weren’t enough, you’re sure to love the beautiful photographs that are sprinkled throughout this 522-pager! :-D  (P.S. If you sent us a sewn block, you might see it in this book like these two beauties contributed by Jan Beckert of Newfane, VT and Elizabeth Schultz of Waynesville, NC!).

See more in our preview video!

Pre-order now and save!

Don’t forget, you’ll save 30% on the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns if you pre-order it now through November 24! We expect to start shipping the book by December 1. Also included with your pre-order purchase is an automatic discount on BlockBase software when it’s released in Spring 2021! Questions? Get answers here.

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Join us on Facebook!

Are you on Facebook? If so, join our Event with Barbara Brackman to hear all about the book, from the author herself!

4,000+ BLOCKS! Have them any way you’d like!

Posted 10-12-2020 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ News and Press   New Products  

You’ve probably heard about our new, and upcoming products from author and quilt historian, Barbara Brackman: The third edition of Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book and a new version of BlockBase software.  What you may not know is what exactly these products are, or why you’d want them! Let us explain each one… The Encyclopedia Book Summary: The Encyclopedia is a reference primarily on how to identify quilt blocks. In the intro to the book, Barbara explains that she used 20th century magazines and articles, mainly between 1920 and 1950, and mostly from the midwest, for her research. Her goal was to put a name with each block and find when it was first published. This book is the result of all her hard work! It is organized like an encyclopedia and a great way to figure out the name of a block. Even if you’re not in search of a

Illuminations Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 10-01-2020 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

As always, we received so many beautiful entries in the Illuminations challenge! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge; both selected randomly.  Each will receive a bundle of the Illuminations fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to….. Donna Royson “Using the 54-40-or fight block as guidance, I designed this quilt but had some challenges with needing the borders to complete the secondary pattern of circles. The block is 12″ containing (9) 4″ units. For the first border, and to complete the circle, I only needed half of the 4″. So, I created two borders with width of 2″ each. The first border is defined as Blocks and I was able to insert the proper blocks to complete the circle. It was quite a challenge but well worth the trouble!”  Judy Knesel “I created about 20 different designs with this fabric

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Good Vibes

Posted 10-01-2020 by | Posted in: Contests  

TWO NEW CHANCES TO WIN FABRIC! October’s Fabric of the Month is Good Vibes, by our good friend, Christa Watson for Benartex! Two fat-quarter bundles of these fun fabrics will be given away so submit your EQ design using them! All instructions and contest details are below. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Good Vibes fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2020. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Good Vibes fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Good Vibes collection. 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 an incomplete quilt, or the wrong quilt from your sketchbook, you can correct it and submit again within

Sommersville Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 09-02-2020 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

Have you seen the beautiful entries submitted to the Sommersville challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners There are two winners for this challenge: one that Maywood Studio chose, and one that was selected randomly.  Each will receive a bundle of the Sommersville fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to….. Maywood Studio’s Choice: Jan Beckert “This is a very pretty, and versatile, fabric line! I especially like the border stripes. It was hard to choose my favorites! I used some fussy-cutting and fabric rotation to make these blocks.”      Randomly Selected Winner: Heartland Honey “Different layout of the rings. I love the way the colors work together and do a gentle fade from one into the other. I also like the pop of the dark background. I think it modernizes the traditional quilt.”     Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Illuminations

Posted 09-01-2020 by | Posted in: Contests  

TWO CHANCES TO WIN FABRIC! September’s Fabric of the Month is Illuminations by Dan Morris from QT Fabrics. Two bundles of these colorful beauties will be randomly given away so submit your EQ design using them! All instructions and contest details are below. Good luck! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Illuminations fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on September 30, 2020. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Illuminations fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Illuminations collection. In addition, one solid color may be used. 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 an incomplete quilt, or the wrong quilt from your sketchbook, you can correct it and submit again

Pin Drop Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 08-03-2020 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

Have you seen the awesome entries submitted to the Pin Drop challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners Riley Blake Designs couldn’t narrow it to just one, so they chose THREE winners! That means three lucky designers will receive a bundle of the Pin Drop fabrics – YAY!! Congratulations to the following people… Kim W: “My entry is called “Prismatic Pin Drop.” I was struck by how the prints in this collection, especially on the darker colors, look a bit like stars in the night sky, so I was inspired to do a star theme. Also, the thin points of these stars are a little like pins! There is no curved piecing in this pattern; the illusion of curves comes from the half square triangles meeting the triangle in a square blocks. The use of a pieced border allows the design to continue out