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EQ7 Insight from Reeze Hanson

Posted 06-27-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ News and Press Favorite Posts Just Because

Have you ever compared the EQ7 libraries to a quilt shop? Or your Sketchbook to your sewing room? Reeze Hanson, EQ7 teacher, inspires you to dust off your EQ7 (or go out and buy one!!) and get designing. Reeze has mastered EQ7 and knows you can too! “I can’t draw a stick person, but I can draw in EQ7!” Check out episode #50 of the Canadian Quilt Talk Podcast with Brandy Lynn, featuring Reeze Hanson as this week’s special guest. Learn about her EQ7 journey, and how to jump back into EQ7! Plus! Check out next Thursday’s anniversary episode for an interview with Electric Quilt!

EQ7 Mystery Quilt in The Canadian Quilter

Posted 05-21-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips More for EQers

The Canadian Quilterhas written a great multi-part series, making a Mystery Quilt with EQ7. The first installment talks about fabrics – including importing your own fabrics, downloading them from manufacturers websites (Northcott has a button right on their site!) and installing our free fabric downloads, amongst other things. Lots of nice reviews and comments from EQ users too! We always love seeing that! Lots of good information too. Be sure to check it out!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Posted 04-28-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press

Hello and welcome to my stop on the 100 Blocks Blog Tour! This is my first 100 Blocks issue and I’m so excited to be a part of the fun! My block even made the cover: Here it is a little closer, #825 Starry Path Redux: When I started thinking about designing a block for the magazine, I went to the EQ7 Block Library to look for inspiration. A block called Starry Path caught my eye: (Now you know where the name came from!) EQ7 has a fun feature called Serendipity that allows you to create new blocks without drawing. The feature uses blocks you’ve saved in the Sketchbook as a starting point to create new block designs. There are 7 Serendipity tools to choose from: Frame Block, Tilt Block, Merge Blocks, Clip & Flip Block, Shrink & Flip Block, Kaleidoscope Block, and Fancy Star Block. There are lots of

Electric Quilt in Modern Quilts Unlimited

Posted 04-25-2014 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ News and Press EQ Software Tips Favorite Posts

Check out the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. I’ve written an article about making modern floral quilts in EQ7. It talks about photo editing, drawing applique blocks and foundation blocks, photo patchwork quilts, using photos in quilts and more! On the Modern Quilts Unlimited website they have a lesson that accompanies the article. You can also download EQ7 projects that include the blocks and quilts too! Check it out!

EQ7 for Mac is Now Available!

Posted 04-22-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts Mac New Products

Finally, EQ7 for Mac is now available for instant download, or to be shipped to your front door! Plus, don’t forget to ask your favorite quilt shop! Get EQ7 for Mac now! Attention EQ6 owners! Upgrade to EQ7 for PC or Mac! Already have EQ7 (PC) but want to run EQ7 on your Mac? Download the EQ7 Migration Kit to run it on both platforms.

Creative Spark in Quiltmaker

Posted 03-28-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

A new issue of Quiltmaker means a new Creative Spark article featuring EQ7! The May/June issue features hexagon quilts. This issue’s Creative Spark accompanies Shayla Wolf’s playful Hex-a-doodle quilt. Check out page 23 in the magazine to see how to jazz up those hexagons on Layers 2 and 3 in EQ7. And then click over to Quiltmaker’s site for a lesson on how to use layers in EQ7.

EQ7 Migration Kit Now Available

Posted 03-17-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Mac New Products

We are happy to announce the release of the EQ7 Migration Kit. This kit is for existing EQ7 PC owners to migrate to Mac. Who it’s for The EQ7 Migration Kit is only for owners of Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) software. Regardless if you have the full version of EQ7, EQ7 Upgrade, or EQStitch, you are still eligible for the Migration Kit. How it works With the purchase of the EQ7 Migration Kit, you will receive a link to download the appropriate files to install and run EQ7 on your Mac. Since you are required to own EQ7, you will not receive a license ID or password with your purchase. You must use the numbers that came with your original purchase of EQ7. Once you’ve purchased the migration kit, you will be able to use EQ7 on a PC and Mac. If you are currently running EQ7 on two PCs,

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