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Get to know Electric Quilt!

Posted 07-15-2014 by | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

Listen to Brandy Lynn’s interview with EQ’s Sara Seuberling to hear the inside scoop about Electric Quilt. Find out what’s new and what’s on the horizon! Listen now! PLUS, get great insight from EQ user and teacher, Reeze Hanson. Listen now!

EQ Block Challenge featuring Tonga Cabana!

Posted 07-01-2014 by | Posted in: Contests EQ Block Contest EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

We’re partnering with Timeless Treasures Fabrics to bring you a fun challenge featuring their Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection! This block design challenge is open to all EQ7 users. How to Get Started Visit the Free Fabrics of the Month page and download the new Tonga Cabana by Daniela Stout collection. You can find instructions on that page about how to link the the Fabric Library to your EQ7. Challenge Rules You must design your block using Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) design software. The block design must be colored with Tonga Cabana fabrics (you may add ONE solid color/fabric to the design). The block design can be pieced, appliqué, or both! Block must be at least 6” x 6”. Block designs do not need to be square. The block design can be an original drawing, or a block from the Block Library that you’ve colored your own way using

EQ & EQStitch class in Portland with Yvonne Menear

Posted 06-30-2014 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press EQStitch More for EQers

Want to take an EQ class? Electric Quilt expert Yvonne Menear will be in Portland teaching a hands on class on both Electric Quilt and EQStitch. The class in on August 14th at Montavilla Sewing Center. Click here for more details.

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!

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