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Creative Spark: Quiltmaker Sept/Oct ’15

Posted 08-12-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

EQ7 user Janice Averill has another stunning design in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker! Her beautiful quilt is also the focus of the newest Creative Spark feature on page 39 of the magazine. Rudeneja, pictured above, is made of a single block repeated and rotated to create the intricate design. Changing the color placement in the patches of the individual block results in very different quilts! Make sure you check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: EQ7 Coloring Tools

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker July/Aug ’15

Posted 07-15-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

One block can offer a variety of different looks, all depending on the layout it’s placed in. That’s the topic of the newest Creative Spark article in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Using the block from Deborah Johnson’s Fresh Fleurs quilt (p. 22), I created some fun design variations in EQ7: Hard to believe that the four quilts above all use the same, simple block! To get the details on how to make these layouts, check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: One Block, Lots of Layouts!

Check out Modern Quilt Unlimited for lots of House Quilt ideas!

Posted 05-09-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers

The new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is out! You can find my article on page 90! It talks about how to make house blocks more modern. There are lots of ideas, tricks and tips includes as well as a lesson which also includes and EQ7 file to download with the following quilts included! I hope you like it!            

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Posted 05-08-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press

Hello and welcome to my stop on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour! For those of you who are visiting for the first time, here’s a little introduction– My name’s Jenny Novinsky and I’ve worked here at Electric Quilt for more than 10 years. I started as a graphic design intern during my junior year of college, and they just haven’t been able to get rid of me! I did a little bit of sewing here and there as I was growing up (mostly 4-H projects), but I didn’t become a quilter until I worked here at EQ. I could design a beautiful quilt in EQ long before I could actually sew them. But you can only be surrounded by quilty things for so long before you want to make them yourself, so now my sewing skills have caught up with my EQ skills! Here’s my Vol. 11 block, #1026 Scout’s

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker May/June ’15

Posted 04-13-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

The new issue of Quiltmaker is now available and you can find EQ’s Creative Spark on page 35! The Serendipity feature on the Block Worktable has lots of options for creating new blocks quickly. The Merge Blocks tool allows you to combine two blocks into one new design. Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Merging Blocks to Create New Designs in EQ7

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Posted 03-09-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Company News EQ News and Press Favorite Posts More for EQers

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EQ7 user Carol Steely is featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine!

Posted 03-05-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips From Our Users Related Blogs

Carol Steely of FunThreads Designs was recently featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine. Carol says, “Several times a year I like to shrink my scrap bins by creating quilts that will be donated to charity. Specifically our guild’s Bright Hopes and the online Hands2Help charities. When I dig into my scrap bins I always seem to end up creating rainbow or heart themed quilts. Rainbow colors make such happy quilts and hearts are just a wonderful image. For this quilt I was playing with the EQ7 wreath maker tool. I’ve posted a wreath maker tutorial on my blog. photo by McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine My original idea was to make each heart ring a color wheel. But, I had so much fun auditioning color choices that I ended up going in a totally different direction. I decided to make each block in a different color way instead. Then I tried

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