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Do you EQ? Anita Grossman Solomon does!

Posted 05-08-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Artists EQ Designers Related Blogs

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

Q&A with Penny Barnes

Posted 04-16-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Designers EQ Quilts in Magazines From Our Users Q&A User Spotlight

EQ user, Penny Barnes is currently featured in the May/June issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine for her Amethyst Stars quilt (left).  She designed it using EQ7 and machine quilted it herself. I just LOVE the Kona colors she chose from Robert Kaufman and her combination of Grandma’s Star and Summer Winds blocks! As it turns out, this isn’t her first time being feature in McCall’s. I just had to pick her brain about her design process… read through our Q&A below! EQ: Congratulations on being featured in McCall’s! How does it feel to have thousands of people seeing your design? Penny: Thank you so much!  It’s such a thrill to see a quilt that I’ve designed and quilted featured in McCall’s magazine!  It’s still a bit surreal.  It’s been fun to post on Facebook and blog about it and get great responses and encouragement from friends!  My Mom was an

EQ user Deb Karasik is featured in Quilter’s World Spring 2015

Posted 01-20-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Designers EQ News and Press From Our Users Related Blogs

  Deb Karasik is a quiltmaker, designer, teacher and author. She’s also an EQ user! In this issue of Quilter’s World, Deb talks tips (including some from her husband, “Mr. Deb”), recommendations, personal stories, influences much more…not to mention all the photos of beautiful quilts! Be sure to check it out! Illuminata Crown of Isis Eave

Al Navas is an EQ Ace!

Posted 01-07-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Lesson Spotlight Look What I Did New to EQ Related Blogs

In late September Al Navas bought EQ7. By the end of the week he was designing his own quilts. In less than a month he was writing his own EQ lesson! We were intrigued and asked him a little about himself, included how he started quilting.     Al said, “This was pure serendipity! My wife Sandy had been working with embroidery designs for several years, using a Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond machine. I helped her digitize designs using 5D™ Design Creator, a part of the 5D™ Embroidery Extra suite. She also started quilting a few years ago, first using the Desingner Diamond, and also a home sewing machine; she incorporated embroidered blocks in her quilt designs. Meanwhile I kept learning the digitizing process, until I developed a good work flow; I am now confident I can tackle substantial embroidery digitizing projects. A while back Sandy and her sister pooled money and bought

Jenny’s Leaf quilt & 100+ free projects!

Posted 11-06-2014 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Designers Favorite Posts Related Blogs

If you have EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard why aren’t you checking out our free monthly projects? You are missing out! In September I posted Prismatic Plants. Jenny said she was going to make it. And she did! It turned out great! You can read more about Jenny making the quilt on her blog, Jenny Makes Stuff. This is just one of over 100 free projects available. What are you waiting for? Check them out

Modern Quilts Unlimited Summer Issue

Posted 08-18-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Designers EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers Related Blogs

The summer issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is now available! It’s chocked full of Electric Quilt goodies, designers and information! Patio by Jennifer Schifano Thomas of Curlicue Creations is included. The quilt is so cute! She designed it in EQ7. Jennifer says, “My design process usually starts the old fashioned way, with pencil and paper. After that, I take it to the EQ design program and that’s where my ideas really bloom! Patio started out as just some simple blocks with yellow rectangles. It was ALL yellow in the beginning. I changed the block design, until I was happy with that (I especially like the look this quilt has where the corners of the blocks come together). Then I got to do my favorite part, play with the color! As a child I always wanted to have “all the colors”. All the crayons, all the magic markers, all the paint,

Behind the scenes account: Making a Raffle Quilt for the International Quilt Festival in Houston

Posted 04-08-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Designers EQ Software Tips Related Blogs

Kimmy Brunner at afabricplayground.blogspot.com has been chosen to make raffle quilt for the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Kimmy says her first thought was “Oh my gosh, I have got to make this quilt a showstopper! and the first tool I turned to was EQ7.  The software has allowed me to draft a difficult and elaborate pattern that I think will turn out very well indeed. Thank you so much for making this tool available to me!” You can read more about her quilt making here and here and watch her blog for more updates, too! Kimmie continues on her blog, “I have found [EQ7] to be utterly invaluable when creating quilts that are out of the ordinary. I’m not exactly what you might call a math whiz and, unfortunately, a lot of math is required when drafting funky quilt patterns. Using this software frees me from the math part and

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