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Sara

I’m not a frequent blogger, but when I do get a chance to whip up a post, it’s most likely about amazing learning opportunities for you, our customers. We strive to provide the best education from accomplished EQ teachers through EQ Academy. Subscribe to our blog and our email lists to hear about every class opportunity!

Recent Posts by Sara

Coming Soon: Two Favorites from Barbara Brackman!

Posted 08-03-2020 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ News and Press   New Products  

Have you heard the news?!

Two all-time favorite quilting products are being re-released!! We have teamed up with esteemed quilt historian, Barbara Brackman, to bring back her sought-after Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book and the complementary fan-favorite BlockBase software (for Windows and Mac)! Yes, you read that correctly.

We plan to take pre-orders for the book starting October 1 and release BlockBase in early 2021.

Here’s a sneak peek of the book!

More details about the book >

More details about pre-orders >

More details about BlockBase > 

We know you have questions!

We have put together a Frequently Asked Questions list with answers to all your questions! View the full FAQ list now. If you have additional questions that you don’t see there, please comment below, or contact our office via email or live chat.

Have You Downloaded the New Dear Jane Yet?

Posted 04-29-2020 by | Posted in: New Products   New to EQ  

The new Dear Jane Add-on for EQ was released earlier this month and we’ve offered a great introductory discount all month long! This 35% deal ends Thursday, April 30th! If you haven’t purchased your Dear Jane Add-on for EQ yet, you better act fast! You don’t want to miss these savings. No code required! Get it now! > Undecided? Check out what others are saying! Barb Vlack says… “For anyone seeking a user friendly add-on for EQ8, you’ll be delighted with this one. It’s easy to navigate and offers tips and tricks that will help anyone taking on this project. The design tools in EQ8 make it simple to create your own variation if you desire. The blocks can be used as is or edited to create a variation. Fabrics can be added from the vast EQ8 fabric library, EQ8 Stash add-ons, or scanned fabrics from your own collection. I

NEW! Dear Jane Add-on for EQ8!

Posted 04-03-2020 by | Posted in: New Products   New to EQ  

Get it now at the special introductory price! We have re-released Brenda Papadakis’ Dear Jane software as a download specifically for EQ8! For the entire month of April, the Dear Jane Add-on for EQ is 35% off the retail price of $49.95. This brings your price to $32.47! No code necessary, just get it before May 1st! Don’t miss out on this special offer! What’s Included? Click the video above to see the inside scoop of what’s included! Requires EQ8 software. Works with EQ8 for Windows or Mac. Quick download from your EQ Account. Installs 5 EQ project files, 5 block libraries, and several PDF resources. Includes updated blocks (from the original version) for better foundation piecing, where applicable. Can print templates, foundation patterns, and rotary cutting charts. Includes 225 quilting designs that mimic Jane A. Stickle’s quilting on her 1863 Civil War quilt. Includes 12 sewing lessons (PDF) from

EQ Academy Winner Announced!

Posted 01-10-2020 by | Posted in: Contests   EQ Academy   EQ Company News  

Thank you to everyone who participated in this contest! We are so grateful for all of your responses. They will truly help us when planning future EQ Academy events! (See all entries in the original post here.) Our team collected all of the wonderful submissions from the blog, Facebook, and Instagram and randomly choose one winner. The winner of the Spring EQ Academy free enrollment is… Scarlet Rogers of Covington, GA! Congratulations to Scarlet! Reminder! Enrollment for EQ Academy opens on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, at 11:00am EST. View the whole class catalog now!

It’s time to SEW!

Posted 01-06-2020 by | Posted in: EQ Company News   EQ News and Press   Just Because   New Products  

We are excited to announce the re-release of Barbara Brackman’s BlockBase software (for Windows and Mac!) and the third edition of her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns book! Projected release date for both products is fall 2020. We want you to be part of these products! We are looking for quilters to sew their favorite block from either of these products and send it to us so we can use it in the products and/or for promotional purposes! Use any fabrics you want! Make it modern, make it fun, make it classy, make it patriotic — it’s completely up to you! You can find all the information you need about this on our website. Click here to view the details. Deadline for submissions is February 29, 2020. We look forward to seeing your blocks! (Blocks shown above were submitted by Karen Martin and Tony Schoen.) If you’d like to participate,

Dove of Peace Quilt by Jo Moury

Posted 12-13-2018 by | Posted in: Downloads   From Our Users  

Longtime EQ user, Jo Moury, designed and made this gorgeous quilt a few years ago. She posted it to the EQ Quilt Gallery and over the years more and more folks continued to ask Jo for the pattern! (Check out all the comments on her post!) Well… here it is! Jo was kind enough to write up her instructions for sewing this quilt. The construction method Jo used for the background block was more of an improv approach than a typical foundation-pieced block so you’ll really want to read about her method in the PDF instructions. Download the EQ project and the PDF instructions. Thank you for sharing, Jo!

EQ Linda’s Christmas BOM Quilt

Posted 12-06-2018 by | Posted in: Downloads   EQ8   From Our Users   Uncategorized  

If you’ve ever called our office, chances are you’ve heard Linda’s friendly voice on the other end of the line. Linda has worked at EQ for several years, but at the time of this original blog post (2014), she had just recently designed her first quilt in EQ software! Linda thought she was just sharing her quilt with those of us in the office, but we all loved it so much we wanted to share it on the blog too! Linda designed the quilt to use with a Block of the Month program she did. She followed this tutorial (written for EQ7, but similar steps work for EQ8!) on the blog to import photos of her finished blocks and design a quilt around them. Here’s her EQ design: It’s called “Merry Mike-mas” — a gift for her husband, Mike. Look at this cute label that Christine, another EQ employee, designed