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Week 2 of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! More projects, tutorials + prizes!

Posted 09-08-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

It’s the second week for Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Today there are five new rows, more tutorials, and lots more prizes! You can see what people are creating in the Flickr group, and for more information you can check out the Facebook group too.       Here’s who is posting today: Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion – Summer Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter (See the whole schedule here.) And here are the prizes: Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Sulky: 1 six-pack Cotton thread contains 6 spools at 500 yards per spool Connecting Threads: 1 $25.00 gift certificate Sew Fresh Quilts: 3 Fox and Friends Pattern Craftsy: 1 class of your choice

Marian Pena’s EQ7 Row-A-Long: The First Day!

Posted 09-01-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Artists EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because Row-A-Long

Marian Pena is hosting a Row-A-Long! 20 great quilt designers are creating quilt rows and, not only will the designers provide a pattern for you, but they will also be featuring Electric Quilt tutorials! And, there are TONS of great prizes including an EQ7!  (See a list of all the prizes here.) Today is the first day!  (See the whole schedule here.)     Here’s who is posting today! Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online – Summer Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row Here are the prizes that start today! Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop:  $25.00 gift certificate from each blog You Can Quilt Book:

EQ7 Row-A-Long – Free Projects & lots of prizes including an EQ7!

Posted 08-13-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Artists EQ Software Tips From Our Users More for EQers Related Blogs

Marian Pena is hosting a Row-A-Long! 20 great quilt designers are creating quilt rows for mixing and matching! I’ve seen some previews of the rows and they are ADORABLE! But, not only will the designers provide a pattern for you, but they will also be featuring Electric Quilt tutorials. And, there are TONS of great prizes including an EQ7! Here is the Row-A-Long schedule along with the season that the designers will be featuring. September 1 Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online – Summer Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row September 8 Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion –

Bea Lee’s EQ7 Tutorial Tuesdays

Posted 07-07-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips From Our Users More for EQers Related Blogs

Bea Lee is a long time EQ7 user. We have previously featured her on our blog, and she’s also an EQ Artist! Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. Now, her quilts have been published in numerous magazines and she says, “I couldn’t have done this without EQ!” She writes EQ7 Tutorials on every other Tuesday, and she has been doing so since 2012. So, there are a lot of lessons to choose from!     How to Modify a Layout From a Magazine How to Make a Rail Fence Border How to Download Fabrics into Library How to Make a Flying Geese Wreath Making and Saving Custom Blocks Making Serendipity Blocks Making a Sampler Quilt Picture Quilts Creating Quilt from a Block

Tips, tricks & tutorials from users!

Posted 06-05-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts From Our Users

If you know someone who’s thinking about purchasing EQ7, tell them about this post! We do our best to provide lessons, videos and how-tos for our EQ users and from time to time we come across others providing help too. We LOVE to see well-written tutorials, helpful videos and detailed lessons by EQ users for EQ users. Here’s a few we’ve come across that are definitely worth bookmarking! Scanning your own fabrics and using them in EQ7 By EQ user, Al Navas Click here for the tutorial with photos (Or view the tutorial on Al’s blog.) Writing your own pattern, making a quilt label, creating custom blocks and much more By: EQ Artist, Bea Lee Click here to see the step-by-step illustrated lessons Creating paper piecing designs in EQ7 By EQ user, Joanna @ShapeMoth Click here to see the step-by-step illustrated tutorial Drawing curved lines in EQ7 By EQ user,

Tool Tip Tuesday! – The Eyedropper Tool

Posted 05-12-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Software Tips Tool Tip Tuesday

The Eyedropper Tool Use this tool to find a fabric you’ve already used in a quilt. 1. Click a fabric in the quilt on the worktable. 2. The fabric is now “found” and and selected in the palette. However, more options are available for the Eyedropper tool in the Graph Pad. You can not only find fabrics used in quilts, but you can also find colors and blocks. The Eyedropper options will display on the Graph Pad when you have the Eyedropper tool selected on the toolbar. (If you do not see the Graph Pad, it can be turned on by clicking VIEW on the top menu and making sure there is a check mark next to Graph Pad.)   Find existing fabric or color: Click on a fabric and it finds the fabric in the palette. Click on a color and it finds the color in the palette. Click

Check out Modern Quilt Unlimited for lots of House Quilt ideas!

Posted 05-09-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers

The new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is out! You can find my article on page 90! It talks about how to make house blocks more modern. There are lots of ideas, tricks and tips includes as well as a lesson which also includes and EQ7 file to download with the following quilts included! I hope you like it!            

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