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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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QuiltCon 2023 Winners

Posted 03-22-2023 by | Posted in: EQ Designers   Tradeshow News   User Spotlight  

We LOVE to see what EQ users create whether it be in a magazine, blog post, social media, anything! One of our favorite places to see EQ users featured is at trade shows. We couldn’t be happier for these EQ users who won awards at QuiltCon 2023!  :-D

Nikki Woolsey: Fibonacci’s Cabin for APQ Log Cabin Quilting Challenge

“When the design challenge for the modern log cabin was announced for QuiltCon 2023, I went straight to EQ8 to start working with designs. I already had a modified log cabin block that I had been playing with, and EQ8 allowed me to layout over 25 quilts to test ideas and colorways. For the final design, I used the custom layout option so that I could incorporate blocks from 3 to 39 inches in the final design. I even printed foundation patterns directly for the smaller blocks. EQ8 was the design tool that brought my quilt to life.”

EQ image and sewn quilt image from QuiltCon 2023

See more of Nikki’s work on Instagram, @nikkidswoolsey!

Elizabeth K Ray: Value Added for Windham Ruby+Bee Fabric Challenge

“I use EQ8 to design most of my quilts. My favorite part in EQ8 is playing with color palettes and color placements. This helps me narrow down and finalize the colors before cutting and sewing the quilt. “

EQ image and sewn quilt image from QuiltCon 2023

See more of Elizabeth’s work on Instagram, @elizabethkray!

Betsy Vinegrad: Concentric for APQ Log Cabin Quilting Challenge

I design almost everything in EQ. “

Digital image and sewn quilt image from QuiltCon 2023

Fiona Johnstone: Ruby Curvelets for People’s Choice Award

“Most of my quilt was done off the cuff, but I did plan out one of the blocks using EQ8. I love using EQ8 as a way to play around with shapes and colours without having to redraw something a bunch of times! It’s quicker to experiment than drawing on graph paper. “

EQ block and sewn quilt image from QuiltCon 2023

See more of Fiona’s work on Instagram, @spunstraw or her blog!

See all QuiltCon winners on the QuiltCon website. There are so many amazing quilts!

If you have images of your EQ quilt and sewn quilt, we love to see them submitted to our EQ Quilt Gallery!

Last Call for EQ Academy

Posted 03-09-2023 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

EQ Academy is three weeks away and we can’t wait! We’ve got lots of fun goodies to give away and the local quilt shops are ready for a surge of shoppers! Classes are filling, but there are seats left! Enroll now > Leave room in your suitcase for the trip home. These are just some of the items that will be in student welcome bags or daily giveaways! Local Quilt Shop Fun After a great day of learning, go have some fun at local shops and save! These fantastic shops are offering special discounts just for EQ Academy students! The Quilt Foundry in Maumee (10 minutes from class) Special discount and extended hours for EQ Academy students! Busy Thimble in Bowling Green (17 minutes from class) Special discount for EQ Academy students! Perfectly Pink Quilt Studio in Elmore (30 minutes from class) Special discount and extended hours for EQ Academy

APQ Quilt Along – Scrappy Celebration!

Posted 03-03-2023 by | Posted in: More for EQers  

Are you participating in the Scrappy Celebration Quilt Along hosted by American Patchwork and Quilting? It just started so you can still join in! The designer of the Scrappy Celebration quilt is an EQ user so we’ve provided the EQ8 project as a free download!   Whether you’re sewing along or not, download the free project and play with colors! We came up with these 4 different colorways. Which one is your favorite? All Quilt-Along details are on the American Patchwork & Quilting website here.

EQ8 Learning Paths

Posted 02-10-2023 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Everyone’s learning style is different. Some prefer handwritten steps, like a user manual or lesson book. Some prefer on-screen videos to watch a demonstration, then they repeat what they saw. Others like the immersive experience of a hands-on, in-person, live class. We are proud to offer all three types of these educational opportunities for our customers.          For those of you who like the in-person experience, consider coming to our EQ Academy workshop this Spring in Ohio! We have dozens of students already enrolled from all over the U.S. (and Canada!). Think of all the friends you’ll make! EQ Academy is held March 30-April 1 in northern Ohio. Though it makes for a fantastic weekend of learning, you don’t have to stay all three days. Come for just one or two classes to learn what you’re really interested in! Several hotel options are available, local quilt shops are

What EQ8 Classes are Best for You?

Posted 01-29-2023 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

The best way to learn EQ8 software is to take a class, and there’s nothing like a hands-on experience (especially when there are giveaways, freebies, and fabric discounts included! ) Come experience EQ Academy this spring and learn your EQ8 from the best teachers! Make friends, meet EQ staff, visit local quilt shops, and have a great time! Not sure what classes are best for you? Take our quiz! (Quiz not displaying correctly? Try this link.) For scores 0-5, this is the class you should start with: For scores 6-9, this is the class you should start with: After completing either of the above classes, take any of these! Hope to see you at EQ Academy! Thursday March 30-April 1 If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. View All EQ Academy Classes > Read EQ Academy FAQs > See photos of our last EQ Academy >  Notes

Going to Houston? Come See Us!

Posted 10-14-2022 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ Company News   Tradeshow News  

EQ is vending at Houston Quilt Festival! We couldn’t be more excited to show quilters what they can accomplish with EQ8 software. We’ll also be demoing BlockBase+ and EQ Printables inkjet fabric, plus all our popular products will be for sale at great deals! Help us out! When we are explaining our products to quilters, we try to mention all the benefits and show them a demo of how to use it. Do you have a favorite feature or a must-know fact about an EQ product? Share your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll use your feedback at the show! GIVEAWAY: On November 1, we’ll randomly select one person from those who commented and he/she will win a Stash or Boutique block add-on of their choice! Giveaway closed. Winner: Marie! Going to Houston? If you’ll be at Festival, stop by booth #1226 and say hi! You can enter to win daily

Start Your Jane Journey!

Posted 11-17-2021 by | Posted in: Dear Jane   New Products  

Calling all Janiacs! With an updated software and book available now, it has never been easier to make your own Dear Jane! Plus, during our 25 days of 25% off sale, you can save on any purchase at with code 25DAYS through November 30, 2021. Shop Now > Dear Jane Book “Everyone comes to Jane in their own time,” says author, Brenda Manges Papadakis. Your time is now! Connect with the global community of Janiacs and get started on your own Dear Jane masterpiece today! Join the celebration of the 25th Anniversary edition of the Dear Jane book published by Martingale! Before the first edition of this book, a reproduction of the Dear Jane quilt had never been completed. Today, a plethora of information exists to help you make your own. Use this book as a guide to starting your Jane Journey using author, Brenda Papadakis’s “bag of tricks” and get inspired by browsing all 5,602 historic pieces