EQ is vending at Houston Quilt Festival! We couldn’t be more excited to show quilters what they can accomplish with EQ8 software. We’ll also be demoing BlockBase+ and EQ Printables inkjet fabric, plus all our popular products will be for sale at great deals! Help us out! When we are explaining our products to quilters, we try to mention all the benefits and show them a demo of how to use it. Do you have a favorite feature or a must-know fact about an EQ product? Share your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll use your feedback at the show! GIVEAWAY: On November 1, we’ll randomly select one person from those who commented and he/she will win a Stash or Boutique block add-on of their choice! Giveaway closed. Winner: Marie! Going to Houston? If you’ll be at Festival, stop by booth #1226 and say hi! You can enter to win daily
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Going to Houston? Come See Us!
Posted 10-14-2022 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Company News Tradeshow News
EQ Academy: Meet Cheryl Brickey
Posted 09-10-2022 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ8
Our next EQ Academy is Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! View the full class catalog here > In this post, we’d like to introduce you to one of our teachers, Cheryl Brickey! Cheryl was part of our EQ Academy faculty a few years ago, and we’re so excited to have her back in Ohio this fall. Keep reading to learn more about Cheryl! Cheryl’s Classes at EQ Academy Cheryl is teaching three different classes this fall. Join Cheryl for one of these fun EQ8 classes! Click on a class below for more info. Tell us a bit about yourself Cheryl! Hi, I’m Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. I am a chemical engineer and live in South Carolina with my husband, two kids, and three crazy cats. I enjoy all aspects of quilting, especially designing quilt patterns and quilt math. I created
EQ Academy: What to Expect
Posted 08-07-2022 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ8
Our next EQ Academy is Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! View the full class catalog here > What can you expect at an EQ Academy workshop? Let’s take a peek at what you’ll experience when you attend an EQ Academy class! EQ8 Expertise EQ Academy classes are taught by experienced teachers who know and love EQ8! You’ll learn from the best in a comfortable, encouraging environment surrounded by quilters. What could be better? Not only will you have an excellent teacher leading the class. The classroom helpers (who happen to be EQ staff members!) are top-notch! The helpers are there to assist with any questions and make sure no one falls behind. You’ll leave these classes empowered to design your own beautiful quilts in EQ8! Friendship After the last couple of years, we don’t need to tell you how important connection is
EQ teams up with the Toledo Museum of Art
Posted 01-20-2021 by Diane | Posted in: EQ Company News Just Because
As the song goes, “let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!” In early May 2020, when we were all working from home, EQ had a Zoom-staff meeting. Someone mentioned that the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA), about 20 miles north of EQ’s headquarters in Bowling Green, OH, was opening an exhibit in the fall featuring quilts. Being a native of Bowling Green (aka, BG), I reached out to Todd Ahrens, Director of Development for the museum, and also an active member of the BG community. I introduced myself, mentioned possible personal connections we have, and also suggested the potential for 2 great Ohio institutions to work together. Todd’s response was terrific and he was gung-ho to figure out how we could collaborate. A couple weeks later over Zoom, members of EQ and TMA met and talked about the exhibit, Radical Tradition: Amercian Quilts and Social
What do Judy Martin, Tula Pink, and Alex Anderson have in common?
Posted 11-14-2020 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Company News EQ News and Press New Products New to EQ
These women are all fantastic designers, authors, and quilters we look to for fabulous creations. They are among many pioneers who have shaped the quilting industry into the wonderful world that it is today. We are so honored that these women, among many others, have expressed their shared love for the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman (speaking of pioneers!). Tula puts it perfectly when she says, “No matter how much we evolve as quilters, our foundation will always remain rooted in the traditional building blocks of patchwork.” Judy says, “Barbara’s research is invaluable, and her system for organizing blocks by their construction basis is genius. It allows you to easily find a pattern and learn its name, based on what it looks like.” Learn how to use the book here. In case you’re not familiar with previous editions of Barbara’s Encyclopedia, take it from Alex Anderson, “When
How to Find a Quilt Block with the New Encyclopedia
Posted 11-04-2020 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ News and Press New Products
The Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns is 522 pages of quilty goodness with 4,000+ blocks to inspire your next quilting project! The book is primarily a reference on how to identify quilt blocks. Curious how to use the book to identify a quilt pattern? Let’s step through an example using an antique block found at an estate sale. Here is a photo of the block I’m trying to identify: Key for Locating Patterns The Key for Locating Patterns starts on page 7 of the Encyclopedia. Step 1 asks if the pieces are not organized in square blocks. This block is square, so we can move on to the next step. Step 2 asks if the block is a Medallion, Two or Three Block, or a Block with a Sashing set. None of those apply to this block. Moving on! When I get to Step 3, I can start working my way
SNEAK PEEK: Barbara Brackman’s new book!
Posted 10-23-2020 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Company News New Products
Just a few days ago, we received our proof copy of the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns from the printer – and WOW this thing is gorgeous! Even though it’s just a proof, we couldn’t help but share some inside pages with you! If the 4,000+ blocks weren’t enough, you’re sure to love the beautiful photographs that are sprinkled throughout this 522-pager! (P.S. If you sent us a sewn block, you might see it in this book like these two beauties contributed by Jan Beckert of Newfane, VT and Elizabeth Schultz of Waynesville, NC!). See more in our preview video! Learn more! Why would you want the new edition of the Encyclopedia? What’s BlockBase all about? Find out here. Order now! Click here to buy the book! Join us on Facebook! Are you on Facebook? If so, join our Event with Barbara Brackman to hear all about the book, from