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Blog Hop with Villa Rosa Designs – Winner Announced

Posted 01-27-2023 by | Posted in: Congratulations  

Thank you to everyone who read and commented on our blog post! We’re thrilled that our different versions and colorways of the 5 beautiful Villa Rosa Designs were able to illustrate a few of the simple and fun tools in EQ8! To see more, watch the EQ8-demo video!

Winner

One winner of EQ8 was selected at random. Congratulations to…

JOY PAULL

Here’s Joy’s comment: Oh my, no graph paper, no calculations in Excel, no horrible lines crossed out because I can never find a pencil and made a mistake drawing out an idea in pen. I would LOVE to win EQ8.

Special Offer

For those of you who didn’t win, you can use the promo code VRD25 through January 31, 2023 to save 25% on your order on our site.
When you’ve added everything to the Cart, click on the Apply Promo Code button, enter the code, and click the button again to see the discount applied.

Upgrade to EQ8 (from previous versions)

Some of you mentioned that you have previous versions of EQ. If that’s the case, you may be eligible for a discounted upgrade. For example, if you have EQ7, here’s the link to the page you’ll use to upgrade. If you have EQ5 or EQ6, you can fill out the form in this link to receive a promotional code to upgrade.
EQ8, even an upgrade, is a stand-alone software, meaning you do not need previous versions installed to use and enjoy EQ8!

Learn EQ8

Whether you’ve had EQ8 for months or are new to our quilt-design software, we offer lots of ways to learn, including this great list!

Plus, please know we’re here to help, so feel free to contact us via email, Live chat, or phone (during office hours), and we’ll gladly answer and point you in the right direction!

We look forward to seeing your EQ designs!

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Gina G.

Posted 01-04-2023 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

Two months ago 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 photo of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this fabulous event! Gina Gempesaw Reaching out to Gina, of Gem Hill Quilts, she was very excited to read about the venture between EQ and QOV! Like many of you, Gina’s “QOV quilts are inspired by family and friends who have served.” She is particularly inspired by her niece’s husband who serves in the military. Gina’s “Free As a Bird” quilt was originally seen in the March/April 2022 issue of Love of Quilting magazine. Gina used a variation of the 54-40 or Fight block. Knowing that the phrase “54-40 or fight” was used as a slogan in 1844 to rally support by then Presidential-candidate James Polk, it gives Gina

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Sharon W.

Posted 12-04-2022 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

Last month we announced the exciting news 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 photo of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this amazing event! Sharon Wasteney Soon after reaching out to Sharon Wasteney, of Something Stitched, she replied with a resounding “Count me in” to be part of this wonderful event! Following are 3 of Sharon’s Quilts of Valor. Sharon’s “Remembered” quilt was published in the July/August issue of Love of Quilting magazine. The 10 stars across the top of the quilt represent and commemorate the ten members of Sharon’s family who have served our country, both past and present. The block was identified as the Alamo block, designed by a Texas woman in the 1800s. Sharon used EQ8 to reproduce the block and then arrange

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor team up!

Posted 11-04-2022 by | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®  

Today we are announcing the start of an 8-month collaboration with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF), and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve designed a Quilt of Valor® in Electric Quilt software, we’d love to see pictures of that design and the sewn quilt! From now until July 4, 2023, we’re asking for pictures of your finished Quilt of Valor® (QOV) and an image of the accompanying design you made in EQ software to help us highlight this great organization! We want to know why you made the quilt, including if it was for a specific veteran.* If the picture of the finished QOV features the deserving veteran, that’s even better because we also want to show our appreciation to all those who have served our country! Your submission will automatically enter you to win some fabulous prizes (see Prizes below)! Quilts of Valor® If you’re not familiar with QOV, you’ve got plenty

EQ Academy Recap – Spring 2022

Posted 05-04-2022 by | Posted in: EQ Academy  

Scroll down for pictures! Spring was certainly blossoming last week in Perrysburg, Ohio as we witnessed a new group of students (and some returnees) growing in their understanding of EQ8 during our 3-day EQ Academy! There were 62 students in attendance from all over the United States and even Canada! Some students were taught the beginning skills of using EQ8, while others honed their block-drawing and quilt-design talents! In different classes students also learned how to import their fabric stash, were taught the best practices for designing t-shirt quilts, and expanded their ideas for how to use borders! Overall, lots was learned, fun was had, and great relationships were formed! We can’t thank everyone enough who attended, including our awesome teachers! A special shout out and thanks to our incredible sponsors who provided us with goodies to create amazing welcome bags and daily giveaways! Our next EQ Academy is scheduled

Catching up with Heather Valentine

Posted 02-23-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Artists  

Although we’re fully into 2021, we’re touching base with the phenomenal Heather Valentine, from The Sewing Loft, who was our 2020 EQ Ambassador! Over the last 2 years, so even before she was our amazing Ambassador, Heather designed and published more than 75 picture-quilt blocks! Of course, all of them were designed in EQ8! Since these blocks have been so popular, she put together an All-Access Pass for the collection. Jumping ahead Since we can all agree that last year was not what anyone had planned, we’re going to look forward and find out what Heather has on the horizon for 2021! Heather’s goal for this year is to get friendly with Mr. Roy G. Biv! No, we don’t need to alert her husband about another guy in her life ( ), but rather, she is working her way through her stash in color order (of the rainbow) to create

EQ teams up with the Toledo Museum of Art

Posted 01-20-2021 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   Just Because  

As the song goes, “let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!” In early May 2020, when we were all working from home, EQ had a Zoom-staff meeting. Someone mentioned that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), about 20 miles north of EQ’s headquarters in Bowling Green, OH, was opening an exhibit in the fall featuring quilts. Being a native of Bowling Green (aka, BG), I reached out to Todd Ahrens, Director of Development for the museum, and also an active member of the BG community. I introduced myself, mentioned possible personal connections we have, and also suggested the potential for 2 great Ohio institutions to work together. Todd’s response was terrific and he was gung-ho to figure out how we could collaborate. A couple weeks later over Zoom, members of EQ and TMA met and talked about the exhibit, Radical Tradition: Amercian Quilts and Social