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EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Color Splash

Posted 10-13-2021 by | Posted in: Contests  

October’s Fabric of the Month is Color Splash by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works from Suite B Fabrics by Island Batik! With so many vibrant colors and playful patterns, this digitally printed collection will inspire endless creativity! A bundle of Color Splash fabrics will be given away to one lucky winner! Submit your EQ design featuring Color Splash below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! If you’d like to purchase the fabrics after the contest ends, visit Jackie’s website!

To enter

Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Color Splash fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Color Splash fabrics for EQ here.

Rules

  • Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Color Splash collection.
    • If desired, you may only 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. (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, or EQStitch to design their own, original quilt.
  • Entry must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2021.

Prize

One lucky winner will receive a bundle of the Color Splash fabrics!! The winner will be chosen randomly. Good luck to all participants, we can’t wait to see your entries!

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

We often get requests for the EQ project files or patterns submitted to these design challenges. If you are open to sharing/selling your design, include your email address or website link in your comment so others can contact you!
Note: Replying to someone’s comment below does not alert them in any way so they’d have to know to come back to this blog post to look at other comments. Since not everyone does that, we hope some EQ users will provide their contact information if they are open to sharing/selling their designs. We will not share anyone’s information.

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.

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Linda Franz

Posted 10-12-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Linda Franz! A bit about Linda! Starting in 2001, Linda has been on the leading edge with her self-published books, downloadable books, CDs and DVDs. Inklingo (US Patent 7,814,832) is her proudest achievement. Her love

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Jackie Kunkel

Posted 10-05-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Jackie Kunkel! Tell us a bit about yourself Jackie! I am an avid quilter, teacher, fabric and pattern designer, online class instructor, Quiltworx Certified Instructor, and author who has been quilting for 27 years and

Sew Floral – Winners Announced!

Posted 10-01-2021 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

So many beautiful quilts were submitted to last month’s design challenge! Check out all the amazing entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winners Two winners were selected randomly! Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Janean L I love this fabric. The fussy cut feature in the design tab made pulling things out of this beautiful fabric a breeze! – Janean L Winner 2: Julia Schweri I thought this fabric would look really neat in a foundation paper pattern I am currently writing. It doesn’t disappoint! – Julia Schweri Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you want another chance to win fabric, look out for October’s design challenge - COMING SOON!

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Alyce Blyth

Posted 09-28-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Alyce Blyth! Tell us a bit about yourself Alyce! I started quilting 10 years ago this year, when my husband had seen me reading a lot about quilting (with the plan to make my two

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Jo Moury

Posted 09-21-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Jo Moury! Tell us a bit about yourself Jo! Congratulations to Penny, Dean, and the entire EQ staff on your 30th anniversary! It doesn’t take much imagination to guess my favorite activity is quilting. I

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Melissa Corry

Posted 09-14-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom  

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Melissa Corry! A bit about Melissa! Melissa started quilting as a hobby in 2005 but since starting her blog, Happy Quilting, in 2010 her hobby has turned into a passion.  Her passion for quilting has