Long time EQ user and published designer, Bea Lee (see Bea in our EQ Users Spotlight) has started EQ Tutorial Tuesdays on her blog! This is such a treat and we should all be thrilled that Bea would share her knowledge with us. Thanks, Bea! She takes you through this lesson using her own published work, “It’s a Hootie” owl quilt from McCall’s Sept/Oct 2012 issue on page 40. MORE TO DO: – Her first tutorial is on how to modify a layout from a magazine. – You can check out Bea’s blog at Beaquilter.com. (Don’t forget to leave her a comment!) – Get a web bonus for It’s a Hootie pot holders from McCall’s online!
NEW! Judy Martin Star Power: 110 Blocks and 61 Quilts for your Electric Quilt 7. REQUIRES EQ7 SOFTWARE. Judy Martin’s Star Power installs right into your Electric Quilt 7 software. Instantly enjoy 61 Star Power quilts and add 110 stunning blocks to your library. PLUS, the software includes piecing diagrams for every quilt and block! Print the patterns as Judy designed them and start sewing. Or make each quilt your own by changing fabrics, and blocks in EQ7. Print rotary cutting, foundation patterns, templates, yardage estimates, and color pictures of the blocks and quilts. Plus, piecing diagrams for every quilt and block. BONUS: Software includes piecing diagrams for every block and quilt! GET STAR STRUCK WITH JUDY MARTIN Judy Martin is a well-known quilt designer and author. She has been quilting, designing, and involved in the editorial quilting world for more than 30 years. From 1979 to 1987, she worked for Quilters Newsletter Magazine and Quiltmaker.
If you received a copy of the October/November issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine you would have seen a photo of our very own Margaret Okuley! An EQ team effort, Books and Papers block was designed by EQ’s graphic designer Sara Seuberling and the quilt design and finished product was done by Margaret. Margaret tells a bit about this quilt: It began with a note from Sara. “ Margaret-here is another possibility for a quilt project.” She had added a line of triangles to a half log cabin block. I chose some soft colors and pieced the block, cutting all the strips and triangles to fit. I put it up on the design wall for a while. It rested there until I came across lots of batik samples that wanted to be used for a quilt. They were a collection of earthy colors, shady greens, browns, golds, grays, tans and rusts. I sorted
Last year, EQ’s Heidi Kory had her Electric Quilt designed Bows & Boughs pattern published in the November/December issue of McCall’s. In the 2012 November/December issue, you’ll see Linda Hare made her own Bows and Boughs and it’s turned out great! Linda made this quilt as a secret santa gift for her sewing group, The Materials Girls. We think this was an excellent choice, Linda. We hope the recipient did too. Do you want to make this quilt? Get the EQ7 project file here.