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.
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:
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 –
We love coming across EQ users in quilting magazines… and we also love seeing EQ Artists in quilting magazines! Recently, we spotted three EQ Artists: When I asked Bea Lee if her “Stars at Night” quilt was designed in EQ7, she replied: “Of course it was!!” She also told me she had originally named it “Ghostbusters” and had gone through several renditions of the quilt before deciding on the final design shown in the August/September 2015 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. Here are images of her process in EQ7: When I asked Nancy Mahoney if she used EQ7 to design her featured quilt, she replied, “I use EQ7 to design all my quilts!” If you’ve seen Nancy Mahoney’s “Boxing Match” quilt in the September/October ’15 issue of Quiltmaker magazine, you’d remember it looking like this: What you probably didn’t know is that Nancy’s original EQ7 design was
Anita Grossman Solomon was first introduced to The Electric Quilt while watching the Great American Quilt Show. Penny was featuring EQ1, which Anita thought would solve her problems. Anita watched the show’s credits and called Penny, at home, to ask about the program. Previously, Anita had been making “quilting disasters” by getting an idea and sewing without a plan. She is happy that EQ does the math for her and says that, “EQ is why I can do what I do.” When Anita began learning EQ she would pick a quilt out a magazine and attempt to reproduce it in EQ. (That’s a great idea and we sometimes have new hires at the office do it, too.) Anita said, “When, as a beginning quilter, I wanted to set blocks on point, I had absolutely no idea what size triangles to cut for the border. I scoured books and magazines for