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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

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Abstract Garden

Posted 02-01-2019 by | Posted in: Contests  

We’re going to have some fun with Christa Watson‘s new fabric collection, Abstract Garden! You’ve got the whole month of February to play around with these fabrics in EQ, find a design you like, and submit an image of your quilt. Two lucky winners will each receive a fat-quarter bundle of the fabric from Benartex! Contest details below.

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway

Design a quilt in EQ using Christa’s new fabrics and you might win fabric! Here are the details:

To enter

Design a quilt in EQ using the Abstract Garden fabrics and submit an image of it by February 28, 2019. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.)

Download the free Abstract Garden fabrics for EQ here

Rules

  • Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from Christa’s Abstract Garden 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 an incomplete quilt, or the wrong quilt from your sketchbook, you can correct it and submit again within 24 hours.)
  • Participants must use EQ8, EQ7, EQStitch or EQ Mini.

Prizes

Two random winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the Benartex fabric!


Winners will be announced on the blog during the first week of March. EQ will contact the winners via email. Submissions are welcomed from all, however fabric will only be shipped to US and Canada residents. If a winner is outside the U.S. and Canada, he/she will receive 4 free PDF patterns from Christa!

Good luck to all participants! We can’t wait to see your EQ designs! :-D

How to submit an image of your quilt design from EQ8:

  1. On the Quilt Worktable, click the PRINT & EXPORT tab.
  2. Click Export in the ribbon.
  3. In the palette on the left, click Image.
  4. Type a name for your image, choose PNG or JPG as the file type and click the Save button. (Make sure you know where you’re saving the image on your computer. We recommend saving to your My EQ8 > Images folder.)
  5. We recommend setting the Resolution setting to 150. Quilt and patch lines are optional.
  6. In the comment form below, tell us a little bit about your design and then click Browse to include the image of your quilt.
  7. Select your quilt, then click Submit Comment.

2019 EQ Ambassadors

Posted 01-09-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Artists   EQ Designers  

We’re so excited to announce our 2019 EQ Ambassadors: Nancy Mahoney and Alyce Blyth! They are both such talented designers, and create amazing things with EQ8. Watch for them to be featured in our newsletters, websites, ads and social media posts throughout the year. You might even hear them on your favorite podcast! Nancy Mahoney Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 200 quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. Nancy has authored 14 books since 2002; her most recent book is Learn to Paper Piece. Nancy has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections. When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy enjoys traveling around the country, sharing her quilts, teaching her piecing and machine appliqué techniques, and visiting gardens. “I’ve been using EQ

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