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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 Academy Recap – Spring 2019

Posted 04-09-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

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Another EQ Academy in the books… and this one may have been our favorite!  ;-)

Students learned SO much from the awesome teachers and we loved seeing the quilts they designed! We had about 80 students at this EQ Academy and many were “EQA alum!”

Thank you to all the students for coming! We hope to see you all back for our Fall EQ Academy! We’ll have beginner classes as always, and some fun, topical classes too. If you enjoyed your time at EQ Academy, tell us in the comments below!

If you’re interested in coming to a future EQ Academy, sign up for our e-mails to be notified of enrollment. Fall EQ Academy is scheduled for September 26-28, 2019 and we hope to open enrollment in July. Watch for details via email and the EQ Classes website. Spread the word to your EQ friends, family, and guild members!

A big thank you to the companies who sent items for the welcome bags! The students went home with great goodies.

Twilight Chic Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 04-03-2019 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

The quilts designed for this challenge were SO beautiful! (See all entries in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! If you want to jump in on another challenge, we’ve got an April one going here! Winners Two winners were chosen at random and here they are…… Dan Perkins Laura Bailey Both winners will receive a Twilight Chic Stack (10” squares) and a Twilight Chic Strip (2.5” strips) Precuts! Both winners are also eligible for the bonus prize because they identified which of the Studio 180 tools would be used for which units in their design. The additional prize is a $30 gift certificate to be used on Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design website: www.Studio180Design.net. Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants! If you’re looking for something else to keep you designing, check out our new design challenge and giveaway featuring Solid-ish by Kimberly Einmo!

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Solid-ish

Posted 04-01-2019 by | Posted in: Contests  

Here we go again, another EQ design challenge! This one features a fabulous collection called Solid-ish by our friend, Kimberly Einmo for Timeless Treasures Fabrics. You may have heard of this collection in the past, but Kimberly has just added 30 new colors to it! Here’s a peek at the full collection: EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway Design a quilt in EQ using fabrics from Kimberly’s Solid-ish collection. You could be a lucky winner of the fabric! To Enter Design a quilt in EQ using Solid-ish fabrics and submit an image of it by April 30, 2019. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Solid-ish fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from the Solid-ish collection. One entry per person. (If a second entry is submitted within 24 hours of the original entry, we will accept the more recent

Abstract Garden Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 03-01-2019 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

It was so fun watching the colorful entries come in for this challenge! (See all entries on the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! We’ve already got another design challenge started here. If you like batiks, you’ll want to get in on this one!  Winners Two winners were chosen at random and here they are…… Amanda Barbara Both winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of the Benartex fabric! Here are Christa’s quilts she designed in EQ and made using the Abstract Garden fabrics: See more on her website, ChristaQuilts.com. 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 our new design challenge and giveaway featuring batiks! 

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Twilight Chic

Posted 03-01-2019 by | Posted in: Contests  

How about another EQ design challenge? This one features a beautiful batik collection called Twilight Chic from Island Batik. Here are the fabrics: EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway Design a quilt in EQ using fabrics from Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design Twilight Chic Collection, a signature collection designed by Kathy Engle from Island Batik. You could win some fabulous Island Batik precuts! To Enter Design a quilt in EQ using the Twilight Chic fabrics and submit an image of it by March 31, 2019. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.)  Download the free Twilight Chic fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from the Twilight Chic collection. If desired, you may use up to 3 other fabrics from the Island Batik collections in the Manufacturer Basics section of the EQ8 Fabric Library (Basics, Blenders, and Neutrals). One entry per person.

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Abstract Garden

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

This contest is now closed. Winners were announced here. 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

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