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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!

Recent Posts by Christine

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Stag and Thistle

Posted 04-01-2020 by | Posted in: Contests  

One of our new friends, Brett Lewis (you may know him as Natural Born Quilter!) has a super fun fabric collection with Northcott called Stag and Thistle! You can download the fabrics (and coordinating Colorworks Solids) for EQ and participate in our design challenge! One lucky person will receive a fat-quarter bundle of Stag and Thistle and coordinating Colorworks solids!

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway

To Enter

Design a quilt in EQ using Stag and Thistle fabrics and coordinating Colorworks Solids then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2020. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.)

Download the free Stag and Thistle fabrics (and coordinating Colorworks Solids) for EQ here


  • Your EQ Quilt must only use Fabrics from Stag and Thistle and the coordinating Colorworks Solids.
  • 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.
  • Entry must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2020.


One lucky winner will receive a fat-quarter bundle of Stag and Thistle and coordinating Colorworks solids, 21 FQs total!!! The winner will be chosen by Brett Lewis, himself! Good luck to all participants, we can’t wait to see your entries!

Entries are welcomed from all. Prize will only be shipped to U.S. and Canada.

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. Then click Browse to include the image of your quilt.
  7. Select your quilt, then click Submit Comment.

Q&A with Nancy Mahoney

Posted 12-07-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Artists   Q&A  

By now, you’ve probably seen many of Nancy Mahoney’s beautiful quilts in magazines. (If you haven’t, check out some photos we took here.) Her designs are just stunning. Did you know they were all created with Electric Quilt software? (At least the ones dating back to the mid-90s!) Below, Nancy tells us about her first quilt she ever made and how EQ came into play a few years later. First, a little about Nancy: 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. She has designed 15 fabric collections, including eight 30s reproduction collections. When she’s not designing and making quilts, Nancy

A book giveaway with Alyce Blyth!

Posted 11-28-2019 by | Posted in: Contests   EQ Artists   Q&A  

EQ Ambassador, Alyce Blyth has a brand new book out called Mini Masterpieces which would make a great gift (even for yourself!!). Read all about it below and enter to win a copy! EQ: Hi and welcome back to the EQ blog! Earlier this year, you told us you were headed to Bali – tell us how that was!! Alyce: Thank you! It was such a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and the longest my husband and I have been away just us two since we’ve had kids. And seeing as my eldest just turned 10, it’s been a long time coming. While we aren’t the most touristy of tourists (preferring to check out what a local supermarket is like over a busy tourist hot spot), we did hit up a few places, including one very fancy fabric store we happened across, before jumping in the pool each

EQ Academy Recap – Fall 2019

Posted 10-01-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Scroll down for photos! Would you believe we hosted 20 EQ8 classes in just 3 days?! We sure packed a lot of information into a beautiful fall weekend. A special thanks to our amazing teachers who always do such a great job! Thank you to all the students for coming! We hope to see you all back for our Spring EQ Academy starting on Thursday, April 2, 2020! Spring EQ Academy will have beginner classes as always, and intermediate topic-based classes too. We hope to open enrollment in January. Sign up for our e-mails to be notified of enrollment. Spread the word to your EQ friends!! If you’d recommend EQ Academy to other EQ8 users, please leave a review in the comments below so we can share your feedback with others.  A huge thanks to the companies who sent items for the welcome bags and awesome prizes at our Social Night! The

Icicle Challenge – Winners Announced!

Posted 08-02-2019 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

The quilts designed for this challenge were SO neat! Even though everyone used the same fabric collection, the quilts were all so unique! (See all entries in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners Two winners were chosen at random and here they are…… Pat A and Nancy Gormezano! Both winners will each receive an Icicle Stack and a FQ bundle of the Icicle fabric collection! Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants and to Island Batik for providing the giveaway!

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Icicle

Posted 07-01-2019 by | Posted in: Contests  

This challenge is closed. Winners announced here. We’re back with another EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway with a new collection from Island Batik! This Signature Collection is called Icicle by Kathy Engle for Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. Here are the fabrics: EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway Design a quilt in EQ using fabrics from Icicle, a Signature Collection designed by Kathy Engle from Island Batik for Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis. You could win some fabulous Island Batik precuts! To Enter Design a quilt in EQ using the Island Batik Icicle fabrics and submit an image of it by July 31, 2019. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Icicle fabrics for EQ here Rules Your EQ quilt must use fabrics from the Icicle collection. If desired, you may use up to 3 other fabrics from the Island Batik collections in the Manufacturer

Aura Challenge – Winner Announced

Posted 06-03-2019 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Contests  

Have you seen the gorgeous entries submitted to the Aura challenge?! (See them in the original post here.) Thanks to everyone for participating! Winner Aura designer, Mathew Boudreaux, chose his favorite entry and it is………… Jenn B! UPDATE: Jenn was kind enough to share her EQ8 project file! You can download it for EQ8 here. Jenn will receive fat quarters of the Aura collection from Art Gallery Fabrics! Again, you can see all the fabulous entries in the original blog post. Thanks again to all participants and congrats to Jenn B!!