If you’re looking for some EQ tips, inspiration and incredible quilts, follow Amy Friend (During Quiet Time) and Christa Watson (Christa Quilts). They’ll be posting about their use of EQ7 all year long! We’re so excited to see what they create with EQ7 in 2017! A little background… Amy Friend Amy Friend is a former museum curator who currently spends her days designing patterns, quilting and sewing. She’s been using EQ7 since 2011 and has designed some pretty amazing quilts with it! Amy says: “I love designing paper pieced patterns. EQ7 makes it easy for me to draw my pattern, group and number it, and print my patterns as a PDF with seam allowances around each section. It saves me so much time and frustration leaving me more time for design–which is the part that I really love!” Amy has also authored 2 books: Intentional Piecing: From Fussy Cutting
We are excited to announce that EQ and Craftsy are working together to promote a Craftsy class with the extremely talented EQ Artist and best-selling author, Kimberly Einmo. Kimberly is a long-time Electric Quilt designer and friend. Because of her continued support, we are happy to share her online class with you at 50% off! Enroll today in Kimberly’s Magical Jelly Roll Quilts online Craftsy class and save 50%! Sew beautiful quilts that come together with ease, using precuts, yardage or fabrics from your stash. Kimberly uses templates and rulers to make cutting, piecing, appliqué and machine quilting easy and fun! Make one of five included patterns, or use what you learn to create your own designs. Kimberly will share her techniques for invisible and contrasting thread machine appliqué. Learn how to create flying geese units, stars, checkerboards and more. Gain the confidence to combine fabrics, experiment with color and
Contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner: Mary Furber! Thanks to everyone who participated! Toby will be announcing her winner today too so check her blog! Stay tuned for our next giveaway of Riley Blake fabrics beginning Sunday, April 10th! One of our EQ Artists, Toby Lischko, has just released a new book! We just had to see some of the amazing quilts inside and pick Toby’s brain about designing them in EQ7. Read our interview below to find out about her new book, Kaleidostars! She even provided a giveaway for one lucky winner! Hi Toby! Congratulations on the release of your new book Kaleidostars! Tell us all about it! Toby: Well, I love fussy cutting fabric and I have been working with Paula Nadelstern using her new fabric collections that have a lot of symmetrical fabrics in them. My first book St. Louis Stars was about fussy cutting
EQ welcomes Art Gallery Fabrics designer, Pat Bravo to its family of EQ Artists! Pat is a long-time EQ user and loves to encourage other quilters to take advantage of EQ’s design features. Her fabric collections have been featured in our EQ Stash Online downloads and she has been a delight to chat with at trade shows. Check out her EQ Artist profile and visit her website to see her fabulous designs! “EQ is an addiction! I use it with all of my quilts for accurate measurements and I love it. I recommend it to every quilter and beginner quilter I know.” -Pat Bravo Take a look at some of the beautiful quilts Pat has designed with EQ7: See more of Pat’s beautiful quilts on her website: www.patbravo.com. Love her fabrics? Find her collections in our EQ Stash Online downloads for EQ7!
Marlene Oddie (one of our EQ Artists) is wrapping up Island Batik’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Blog Hop with a great post on her blog today! Marlene used EQ Heidi’s Heartfelt Holiday free download as a jumping off point for her quilt. Click here to download the project file for Heidi’s quilt (compatible with EQ7, EQ6, and Quilt Design Wizard). It’s never too early to start a Christmas quilt, right? Marlene’s quilting is really spectacular. Here’s just a peek at the beautiful quilting on her design: Visit Marlene’s blog to see the full quilt reveal! I especially love the border detail. And if you visit today (3/4/2016), you can enter in the fabric giveaway!
It’s the last week of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Don’t forget you can download the rows and the EQ7 block library HERE. Also, be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures, too! This week we have Show and Tell! Check out what all these talented quilters have made from these rows! Doris Rice from Quilting Queen Online Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked Reeze Hanson from Morning Glory Designs Loreen Bogdan from School House Quilts Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt Carla Henton from Creatin In The Sticks Marlene Baerg Oddie from Kissed Quilts Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy Nancy Myers from Patchwork Breeze Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew Darlene Quilshop Gal – and she also has another row available as well as a tutorial on creating rows
This contest is closed. We’ve contacted the winner – check your email! We are participating in Christa’s book tour for her new book Machine Quilting With Style. Read below to see how Christa designed her quilts with EQ7 and enter to win the program!! We just love the quilts in this book! And yes, they were designed in EQ7!! EQ Artist, Teacher and Author, Christa Watson tells us about herself, her book and how she uses Electric Quilt design software to create such fantastic quilts. I am super excited about my brand new book, Machine Quilting With Style. It includes 12 complete patterns along with step-by-step instructions on how to quilt them on your home sewing machine. I’ve always enjoyed teaching others the entire process of making a quilt from start to finish, and it thrills me to no end when I help someone conquer their fear of machine quilting.