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Jenny

I started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design intern back in 2001 and stayed on after I graduated from college. I’ve caught the quilting bug while working here at EQ–you can only see so many beautiful quilts before you want to try making one yourself! I blog about everything from sewing to EQ tutorials. My favorite posts are the sew alongs I get to host with all of you!

Recent Posts by Jenny

EQ8 Book Translations

Posted 12-02-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8  

Du nouveau! Des livres en français pour EQ!

EQ8 has enthusiastic users around the world! Did you know that the EQ8 User Manual and EQ8 Lessons for Beginners books are available in other languages? We are excited to share with you the translations provided by EQ8 users in the languages below.


French Translation Available (Traduction française disponible)

Lise Langevin and Carmen Lefebvre have teamed up to produce printed versions of the EQ8 Manuel de référence and the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes in French.

Lise and Carmen are quick to point out that they are not translation experts, but they are passionate quilters and therefore very detailed oriented. They have put their hearts into their translations. Lise and Carmen teach EQ8 classes in Canada.

For more information on purchasing the EQ8 Manuel de référence, or the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes, please email: eqenfrancais@gmail.com


German Translation Available

Jutta Hufnagel, headquartered in Munich, Germany, has translated the EQ8 Reference Manual. She runs a “Patchwork Puzzle” activity with a strong EQ8 component. It involves a block riddle with an EQ8-based short tutorial and a free EQ8 project in the end. For more information on the EQ8 Reference Manual in German and other EQ8-related activities in Germany, contact Jutta at:

Quilt around the World GmbH
http://www.quilt-around-the-world.com
Firmensitz: Gross-Nabas-Str. 3, 81827 München
Registergericht: Amtsgericht München, HRB 18 38 94
Geschäftsführer: Jutta Hufnagel, Johann Gutauer


Dutch Translation Available

Heleen Pinkster provides workshops, demos and free projects for both EQ7 and EQ8. To order the EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book in Dutch, please contact her directly at Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design.

A big THANK YOU to these loyal EQ users for all their hard work in translating these books! :-D

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Tulip Tree Leaves

Posted 11-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Tulip Tree Leaves Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Crossing Designs A few design ideas to get you started The original block is used in the corners of this first quilt. The center variation block was created by deleting one of the blossoms and then using the WreathMaker feature. Then I used the Frame Block option in Create Serendipity on the WreathMaker block. This quilt also uses a layout from the library (On-Point Medallions – 28). Lots of EQ8 goodness packed into one quilt! The second quilt alternates between a “framed” version of the block and a “tilted” version of the block (both made using

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Thin Leaf

Posted 10-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Thin Leaf Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Leaves A few design ideas to get you started This unassuming little block may look a little plain, but I think that means it has tons of potential for creativity! In my two quilts below, I think it’s difficult to pick out the individual block. But both of these designs use only the featured block! For the quilt above, I created two Shrink & Flip versions of the Thin Leaf block using Create Serendipity. These two blocks are simply alternated in a horizontal layout. I could have set the original block in the quilt layout and done

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Diamond Ring

Posted 09-11-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Diamond Ring Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Kaleidoscopes A few design ideas to get you started Fall is in the air! So I used what I like to call a “harvest palette.” The large square in the middle of this block was calling out for something special, so I set flower motifs on Layer 2 in the space. I also added quilting stencils on Layer 3. For my second design, I wanted to accentuate the star created in the corners where these blocks meet. This is an on-point layout (the second style) with the Number of Blocks set to 2 for both Horizontal and

EQ Printables Project Feature: Model Ships

Posted 08-22-2019 by | Posted in: From Our Users   Just Because   Look What I Did  

You all know that quilting is our first love here at Electric Quilt. But when we saw how Shaun from San Jose, California is using our EQ Printables Inkjet Fabric Sheets, we couldn’t help but share his projects with you! Shaun makes amazing model ships and uses EQ Printables for the sails. Here’s what Shaun says about his process: “I used to buy oil painting canvas and Goodwill shirts to use for my sails, but they just don’t look right. Having the option to design graphics on the sail is a huge plus. The other huge plus [of using EQ Printables] is the plastic backing which can keep the sails stiff, flat and smooth so I can add leech lines (the rope wraps around the entire sail). Once I’m done with all the things I need to do before rigging, I can remove the plastic backing without getting the sails

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Flowering Snowball

Posted 08-10-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight  

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want YOU to show us what you can do with the block. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Flowering Snowball Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Orange Peels A few design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses an on-point layout. It alternates the original Flowering Snowball block with a variation I created with flying geese in the diagonals. Below is the original block (left) and the flying geese variation (right). The second quilt uses a vertical strip quilt layout. I drew a simple rectangular block with a triangle patch to set next to the snowball blocks. What would you design with the Flowering Snowball block? Post a quilt or two in the comments below. It can be as simple or

Back to School Projects

Posted 08-01-2019 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ8  

The new school year is right around the corner. Here’s a round up of our favorite Back to School-inspired projects! Please note: You must have EQ8, EQ7, or EQ Mini software to use these project downloads. Awesome Academics Click here to download the project file for Awesome Academics. Back to School Click here to download the project file for Back to School. Welcome Back Click here to download the project file for Welcome Back. Schoolhouse Quilt Click here to download the project file for Schoolhouse Quilt. Outstanding Orchard Click here to download the project file for Outstanding Orchard.