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Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Winners Announced!

Posted 07-12-2023 by | Posted in: Congratulations   Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

With so many stunning submissions, it wasn’t easy to choose, but following are the winners for the Electric Quilt + Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) event! To see why it was such a difficult decision, you can view all of the previous posts, including the glorious submissions here.

Overall Winner

“Race to the Stars” EQ design and finished quilt

The overall winner is Paco Rich with her perfectly patriotic “Race to the Stars” quilt, as seen above and in the February post!! Paco actually wrote a blog post on her own website about all of her QOV she’s made over the years which includes a pattern for this winning quilt! You can also see different pictures of the quilts she submitted in February, including veterans receiving their much-deserved gorgeous quilts, as part of her blog! Thank you Paco for supporting this incredible foundation and sharing your lovely work!

QOVF Winner

“Kaleidoscope #3″ EQ design and finished quilt

Christy Herzog’s “Kaleidoscope #3″ quilt is the QOVF’s selected winner! Christy submitted this and other spectacular quilts in the June post! As stated, Christy “wanted to try to make a kaleidoscope quilt using the stack and whack technique, and the ‘Choice Fabrics American Flag Collage’ print was the perfect fabric to use for my first attempt.” We’re glad you wanted to try, and what a success it is! Visit Christy’s website where you can contact her if you’re interested in a pattern for this amazing quilt! Thanks to Christy for your beautiful submissions and being part of this special event!

EQ Winner

“Bargello Flag” EQ design and finished quilt

EQ’s winner is Elizabeth Lane and her “Bargello Flag” quilt wihch she submitted in the inaugural post! Having worked for the Army for 33 years (thank you very much for your service, Elizabeth!), she “wanted a way to display her metals/awards she received.” Elizabeth initially designed the bargello flag as a wall hanging in 2021. The quilt was very popular at the Quilt Corner in Sparta, WI, where she teaches, and was soon asked to teach a class for it! While teaching a class in 2022, a friend asked for a patriotic/veteran quilt for a local museum to honor one of the friend’s relatives who served. Elizabeth modified the wall hanging into a lap quilt, and has since modified it to meet QOV guidelines. She is scheduling classes to teach the design! Not only does the flag design have movement, but the majestic quilt moves our heart! Thank you for adding such a magnificent design to the event!! (Comment on this blog post if you’d like to contact Elizabeth for this pattern.)

EQ + QOV Video

Get your “oohs” and “ahhhs” ready, then please watch and enjoy this video to see all of the amazing submissions! It can’t be said enough, thank you to everyone for sharing your gorgeous quilts!

Quilts of Valor Gallery

As mentioned in the previous post, so that people can continue sharing their QOV, we created a Quilts of Valor Gallery! Whenever you have a new QOV, or one that you didn’t get submitted to this event, please add it to the gallery so people can admire your efforts!

Submissions from this series will remain on the respective posts, but over the next few weeks they will also be copied and pasted to the new QOV Gallery.

Guild Products

We recently released two new offerings for guilds, groups, or gathering friends who are interested in EQ! We’d love to be able to visit and present to everyone in person, but there aren’t enough of us, and we haven’t figured out a way to be in 2 places at once! All joking aside, there’s a pre-recorded presentational video which gives a history of the company and our products, including a demo of EQ8! After that, if you want interaction with EQ staff, we offer a Virtual Q&A. Hope to “see” you soon!

Summary

Since this is the last post for this series, EQ would like to extend our most sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone for participating! Many thanks to Northcott Fabrics for supporting this collaboration and donating the prize-winning patriotic fabric (which can still be downloaded for free)! Thank you to the entire QOVF for being a delight to collaborate with on this event! And finally, thank you to all who have served and those who commemorate their service with love-filled quilts!!

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Lori T.

Posted 07-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

Hello and Happy 4th of July! It seems like only yesterday when we started this event, but a fruitful 8 months have passed. Teaming up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) has been a great honor, and hearing from and seeing all of the submitted quilts has been the proverbial icing on the cake! Keeping with that theme, the cherry on top is each of the heartwarming stories and reasons for making these quilts that have been shared! We here at EQ value all of these special quilts, so that is why even though this event is ending (tonight at 11:59 ET), we’re creating a QOV Gallery so pictures of these sewn quilts can continue to be admired by others! They won’t be eligible for prizes, but believe the reward is in presenting and sharing the glorious quilts! (Stay tuned next week for more information about the QOV Gallery in our

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Rachelle C. and TeriAnn H.

Posted 06-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! Oh, how time flies when such special quilts are being highlighted, but you’ve still got 1 month to join this wonderful event! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. For inspiration, be sure to view previous posts in this heartwarming series! Rachelle C. Rachelle Craig, of Rachelle Handmade, is a talented EQ designer and she has used those skills to create some striking QOV! Her design process is “very experimental and she usually tries many versions of a block before playing with the color palette” which EQ allows her to do easily. When Rachelle does finally play with colors, auditioning different patriotic colorways is also quick and fun using EQ software. Being involved in these projects and knowing that her designs may inspire someone to

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Kimberly E., Wendy S., and QOV Design Tips

Posted 05-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! Kimberly E. Last month we featured 4 of the amazing designers who are in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book. This month, one of the designers we’re highlighting is Kimberly Einmo, who not only has a beautiful quilt in the book, but also wrote the Foreward! She sums up this incredible organization perfectly by saying, “I can think of no greater way to honor these modern-day heroes who have faithfully served our country than with the gift of a Quilt of Valor to show them their service was – and is – appreciated by a grateful nation and will be remembered in a tangible way.” We couldn’t agree

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – All-Star Book Contributors

Posted 04-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! In this post, the focus is going to be on some of the EQ users who have their designs in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book (see Prizes below for how to win your own copy of this beautiful book)! Ann Parsons Holte Ann, of Ann Holte quilting, not only has a quilt in the book, but is also one of the four Contributing Authors! Ann says that “she couldn’t do what she does without EQ8″ and “EQ8 is such an important tool for her to write her own patterns.” True to her word, she used EQ8 to help write patterns for her and other quilts in the

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Michele M-W.

Posted 03-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this fantastic event! Michele McCusker-Whiting A few days after we announced this amazing collaboration, we received several spectacular submissions from Michele McCusker-Whiting! Reaching out to her to check if she’d like to be the focus of a future blog post, she wasn’t sure if she was “worthy.” Indeed, she is worthy, as are all those who make quilts for this caring organization! Thankfully, she agreed to be the featured designer and we’re so happy to introduce and talk about Michele! The seeds of Michele’s story start when she was very young, and her mother taught her to sew. Her interest first turned to quilts when her mother-in-law, EQ-user Juanita Whiting

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Robin H.

Posted 02-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this fabulous event! Robin Harris On this QOV National Sew Day, how special to be highlighting another designer (who I’m sure is working on a QOV as you read this)! While Robin Harris is the featured quilter, she gives equal credit to her Stars & Stripes QOV group in Florida (group #75703)! The group gets together to work on and award over 50 QOV every year! As Robin says, the group’s principle is “many hands make light work!” Robin has been quilting since the late 1980s, and after moving from New York to Florida with her husband in 2015, has been a member of the Stars & Stripes group