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.
EQ8 (and EQ7 and EQ Mini) all work on PC and Mac computers. However when you purchase the program you are buying it for Mac OR PC. The good news is that if you want to run your EQ on Mac AND PC you just need to purchase the Migration Kit. The Migration Kit that allows you to run EQ on a PC and a Mac using the license ID and password that came with your original purchase of EQ. The Migration Kit does not issue additional activations. If you are currently running EQ8 on two computers, you will need to deactivate one of them in order to activate EQ8 on the new operating system. Click to learn how. Regardless if you have the full version of EQ8 or EQ8 Upgrade, you are still eligible for the Migration Kit. How it works With the purchase of the EQ8 Migration Kit,
Attn EQ8 owners: An updated version of EQ8 is yours — free! First of all… did you know that you can share your EQ8 designs directly to Facebook?! It’s so easy! Recently, however, Facebook required that we change the way the Share to Facebook feature works in EQ8. This change actually offers more options for your Facebook posts, as well as great quality images of your quilts. Update your EQ8 now: Due to Facebook’s change, your current version of EQ8 will not allow you to use the Share to Facebook feature. You’ll need to update your EQ8 if you’d like to use this feature. As an owner of EQ8, you can update to the newest version (18.104.22.168 for Windows / 22.214.171.124 for Mac) for free. To download and install the update, make sure you’ve got a good internet connection and follow instructions carefully on our EQ8 Updates page. If you
Tracing images can be tricky. It’s hard to think ahead and make sure that everything drawn on the screen is piecable at the sewing machine. With some practice, it gets easier to create incredible paper-piecing and applique blocks by tracing images. When I was younger I remember going to sewing events most Saturdays with my grandma. Some weeks it was machine embroidery club, block of the month, or just going to a quilt shop to socialize. One week at embroidery club, they showed how to make fabric post cards. I don’t remember much else about the meeting other than the fact that I liked this idea and wanted to make my own. Several years later, my grandma and I took a class at our local quilt shop that taught us how to take the concepts of art quilting and use that to make cards. I have taken what I learned
On Sunday, January 24th at 3pm ET Al Navas will be talking to EQ’s own Sara Seuberling. They’ll be taking questions, talking about EQ’s 25th celebration, doing a mini tutorial, and much more! Sign up here! If you’d like to contact Al you can do so here. Al has other great webinars available as well. Check them out! January 31 at 3pm ET – Free Office Hours February 2 at 2 pm ET – EQ7 for Beginners February 3 at 3 pm ET – EQ7 Basics
The new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is out! You can find my article on page 86! It talks about how to make a simple diagonal striped block and make lots of different layouts and designs. There are also lots of ideas, tricks and tips included as well as a lesson. The lesson has step-by-step directions on how to make this adorable Cat Chevron Quilt! There is also an EQ7 file (opens a PDF that includes a link to the EQ7 project) to download with the Cat Chevron quilt and all the following quilts (and more) included! I hope you like it!
There’s a quick and easy way to create your own nested block designs in EQ7. Once you learn to create these fun designs, you won’t be able to stop! The best candidates for nested blocks are those with large plain squares in the center, like these: We’ll be using the Serendipity feature called Merge Blocks to create these designs. You must have blocks saved in your Sketchbook in order to use the Serendipity tools. Follow the steps below to create your first nested block! Open EQ7 and create a new project called Nested Blocks. Click LIBRARIES > Block Library. Scroll down and click the Variable Stars style on the left (under 01 Classic Pieced). Click on the second block to select it. Click the Add to Sketchbook button. Then click the Close button. Click the Work on Block button . Click BLOCK >Serendipity > Merge Blocks. Because the Variable Star