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I started taking quilting classes when I was nine years old! One of my teachers at the time was EQ Margaret. She mentioned the Electric Quilt Company and after I graduated college, I decided to apply. I’ve now been working here for over 12 years! I’m excited to share tips and tricks on the blog as well as interesting magazine articles, and other quilty happenings.

Recent Posts by Heidi

EQ Boutique – Stars & more!

Posted 04-10-2019 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ Designers   EQ Software Tips   Just Because   More for EQers   Uncategorized  

Do you know about EQ Boutique? Or how EQ Boutique works?

EQ Boutique products install a variety of designer-created quilt blocks to use in your EQ software. Some products include complete quilt project files, too! Print templates, foundations and/or rotary cutting directions, then start sewing!

Boutique add-ons are compatible with Electric Quilt 8, Electric Quilt 7, and EQStitch software. Select Boutique add-ons are also compatible with EQ Mini software.

All of our Star Collections are 20% off 4/10/19-4/11/19. Use code STARS20 to receive the discount.


Install these patterns right into your EQ block library.

But, there’s much more than star blocks!

You can also search EQ Boutique patterns by designer…

Amy Heaton Angie Padilla Annika Kornelis
Christine Wipplinger Denise Russart Erin McMorris
Janeen van Niekerk Jenny Novinsky Judy Martin
Marsha McCloskey Mickey Depre Pearl Pereira
Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Regina Grewe Sindy Rodenmayer

You can also search by type of block…

Applique blocks


Pieced blocks


and even quilt patterns!

EQ Boutique products are all downloadable. They go right into your EQ and then you can use them just like any other EQ blocks. So, you can recolor, resize, edit and mix them with any of your other EQ blocks as well! With so many options to choose from there is sure to be something you’ll love!


Design & Discover – Baby Block Quilts

Posted 04-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

This month we are exploring the possibilities with the Baby Block layout in EQ8! Follow along with the lesson and create a quilt to submit right on our blog. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! Let’s get started! When you come across the Baby Block layout you may just imagine that you can use that for making Tumbling Blocks style quilts. Which, of course you can! But, you can do a lot more too! Click NEW QUILT > LAYOUT > Baby Blocks Make your quilt 6 x 6 with a finished size of 9 inches. To color the quilt click the DESIGN tab > Fabric Tools > Paintbrush and color the quilt as you desire. With the same layout, just colored differently, you can have 6 pointed stars! But, you can also

EQ Academy is getting close!

Posted 03-14-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Academy   EQ Company News   EQ News and Press   Just Because   More for EQers   Uncategorized  

Have you heard about EQ Academy? EQ Academy is a 4-day workshop, hosted by The Electric Quilt Company, dedicated to learning the ins and outs of Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software. This fun and educational event will give you the tools you need to get the most out of your EQ8, while building lasting friendships! EQ Academy takes place in Perrysburg Ohio, just south of Toledo. Here are some FAQ (including information on location and where to stay). Classes are offered April 4-7th as full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) options. Take one, or take a lot! Here are the classes available. Some are already sold out so if you are interested you better get moving! Here is the recap from last September. Be sure to read the comments/reviews at the end! Here are some more reviews. Jean B. says… “My first time at EQA and I loved every

Design & Discover – Using all 3 Layers on the Quilt

Posted 03-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

Do you know the differences between all the layers on a quilt layout? Follow along with the lesson and create a quilt to submit right on our blog. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! Let’s get started! Here is a brief summary of the layers in EQ8… Layer 1 Made up of pieced or applique blocks sewn together to make the quilt top. Blocks are set onto the quilt by clicking into a predefined block space. (Unless you are using a Custom Set Layout. See more about that here.) Layer 2 For blocks, motifs and text that are sewn onto the quilt top. Blocks and motifs are set by dragging from the palette and dropping them onto the quilt. The Adjust tool is used to move, resize, rotate and skew these designs

Love Karen K. Stone?

Posted 02-22-2019 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips   Just Because   More for EQers  

Karen K. Stone’s dazzling quilts have won awards and a legion of fans. Quilters can’t get enough of Karen’s innovative takes on tradition and riotous fabric combinations. Her first EQ add-on includes 10 quilts that you can make just the way she has or edit just the way you would any other quilt in EQ. Karen’s second add-on is the same idea, with more beautiful quilts. Karen’s add-ons open a little differently than some of our other add-ons. First you open EQ8 or EQ7. Then click Open an existing project. Open an existing project tab will be selected. Click on the titles that start with KKS or KKS2. When you find the quilt you want, click OK. The quilt will open to your Quilt Worktable. Now you can recolor it, or edit it anyway you’d like. Although the original is beautiful! Both Karen K. Stone add-ons are on sale today.

Design & Discover – Coloring and Recoloring

Posted 02-01-2019 by | Posted in: Design & Discover  

Even if you think you know how to color your quilts, you will probably learn something new from this lesson! You can follow along and submit your version of the quilt right on the blog with a link up. If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! (Before getting started, keep in mind any of the images can be viewed larger by clicking on them.) We are going to start with a very basic quilt. Click NEW QUILT > Horizontal Click the LAYOUT tab. For this lesson it doesn’t really matter what your layout is, but you can see what I have below. Click the DESIGN tab > Block Tools > Set Block Use Alt+click/Option+click to set the blocks shown in alternating positions. (These are both default blocks and don’t need to be added

Erin McMorris Block Collections

Posted 01-23-2019 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ Designers   EQ8   More for EQers  

Erin McMorris has lots of adorable block in our EQ Boutique! You can add these cute blocks to your EQ right now! Erin studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati and then textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She has doodled, drawn, and designed in London, San Francisco, and New York, and currently rests her laptop in Portland, Oregon. (She’s also Penny’s daughter!) Check out Erin’s website. Erin has designs blocks that are fun, colorful and adorable! Her blocks from Poppies & Posies are great for Spring projects! Erin’s blocks are also 20% off! Sale ends 1/24/19. Use code 20ERIN for discount. See all of Erin’s blocks here!