Get your sewing machines ready, we actually want you to sew for this one! We want to see your creativity. Download this EQ7 project (or the PDFs here) and use one of the blocks in a sewn project of your choice. It can be anything, a huge quilt, wall-hanging, bag, whatever. We will be posting photos on Facebook. Then, YOU will be choosing a winner! And, the winner will get a $100 EQ gift certificate! (Redeemable for EQ products. No cash value.) HOW TO ENTER: - Email a photo of your finished project to Heidi@electricquilt.com - Include your first and last name - Subject line EQ Contest - Entries due by November 8th BONUS FOR FESTIVAL GOERS! If you are planning on going to Quilt Festival in Houston make a wearable EQ project with one of the blocks from the project. A bag, a name tag, scarf/kerchief, a pin, whatever!
Bea Lee is hosting a Blog Hop! I drew some blocks to be included in the hop. Download here. The theme is Appliqued Animals and she also has three sub-themes which are, Summer Animals, Critters and Bugs, and Summer garden “stuff”. Lots of other EQ users are also participating in the hop. Seamstobesew Freemotionbytheriver Sewincrediblycrazy Kissedquilts Funthreads Patchworkbreeze Janesquilting SewCalGal Beaquilter Be sure to check out their blogs and collect the free blocks! You could also win some EQ software! (See the above blogs for details.) Another aspect of the blog hop is trying to learn tips and techniques from other users. So, here is how I drew my blocks. First the shiba inu (Aevi) block…I searched the internet for a picture of a shiba inu. I decided on this one. Open EQ7. Click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif. Click the Tracing Image tab at
Just a few months ago we announced the new EQ7 add-on, Judy Martin Star Power; 110 blocks and 61 quilts to use in your EQ7! Plus, piecing diagrams for every block and quilt! One of our favorite bloggers, SewCalGal, has just posted a review (and give-away) for EQ’s new EQ7 add-on, Judy Martin Star Power. Read the full review and enter her give-away here.
The lucky winner of the Fall EQ Blog Hop is Patricia L. of Quilting Lines who said: “I visited all the blogs and left a comment on a couple. I did it on different days so I don’t remember exactly which ones. Great giveaway. I’ve been a Judy Martin fan for many years!” Congratulations Patricia! She is the lucky winner of an Electric Quilt 7 and Judy Martin Star Power prize pack. Thanks to everyone who entered and visited the participating blogs. If you didn’t get a chance to see all the wonderful projects these bloggers had to share, go check them out! SewCalGal Beaquilter Marjorie’s Quilting Bee Curious Orange Cat Love Bug Studios Kissed Quilts Bits & Pieces I Quilt Scarlett & Grey
BlockBase is BACK! We’ve republished* BlockBase and now we’re ready to have some sew along fun along with all of you! (*This product has been republished. It is not a new version. Those who already own BlockBase should not purchase this again. The product is the same. But you can still sew along with all the BlockBase newbies!) About BlockBase BlockBase is the CD-ROM version of Barbara Brackman’sEncyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns and it’s jam packed with over 4300 block patterns. And the best part is you can print the patterns for these blocks at any size you want! BlockBase also includes a wealth of historical information for each block. You may find that the beautiful modern block you saw on a blog recently was actually first published in the 1930’s! As the saying goes, “Everything old is new again,” and quilting is no exception! How the Sew Along Works
Wowza! We had over 5500 entries for the BlockBase Giveaway. I’m so excited about the response we’ve received about the sew along. I hope you’ll all be back on October 1 when we announce the first block! Without further ado, our 5 BlockBase software winners are: Toni Sullivan Carolyn Browning Franziska Whitehead Robin House Ann Blazer Congratulations! I’ll be sending out an email to our winners shortly. [WINNERS- if you do not hear from me in the next 24 hours, please send me at email: email@example.com] For more details about the upcoming BlockBase Sew Along, click here. Grab a blog badge and spread the word! We start sewing on October 1!