2014 is almost upon us! Last year at this time I posted about Quilting Resolutions. The focus of that post was using EQ to help you finish up UFOs that may be laying around your sewing room. You could have quilt tops that need borders, or you completed a block of the month for 2013 and now you have no idea what to do with all those finished blocks! This post shows you how to use photos of those sewn elements to design with in EQ7. Maybe your goal for 2014 is a bit more broad and you’d just like to use your EQ7 more. We’ve got plenty of resources to help you learn! Click here to check out the Lessons section on Do You EQ. You’ll find free lessons on a wide variety of topics. You can still access all the sew along lessons for the EQ7 Summer Drawing
You’ve been asking for this…and now it’s ready! Our long-time Stash product has been revamped into a download for your EQ7 Fabric Library! Download over 1,400 of the newest fabrics from your favorite fabric manufacturers. They install right into your EQ7 Fabric Library, ready for you to use! Check it out!
Much of the US was covered with snow and ice this weekend, so I thought it would be a good time to show off the snow themed blocks in the EQ7 Block Library. Finding these blocks is easy! In the Block Library, click the Search button > By Notecard. Type “snow” in the Search box. Check all the boxes underneath and click the Search button. Here are just a few of my favorite snow blocks! If you need a warm-up after looking at all the snow blocks, do another search for the word “hot” and you’ll find this yummy Hot Latte block!
The new November/December issue of Quiltmaker is packed full of festive holiday quilts! We all know how the holidays can sneak up on you, so it’s time to start those holiday projects now. You’ll find lots of new inspiration in this issue! Want to know more about working with quilting stencils on Layer 3 in EQ7? Check out the Creative Spark article over on Quiltmaker’s website. You’ll love being able to plan your quilt designs from start to finish, including the quilting! Want to add even more quilting stencils to your EQ7 Block Library? Check out the Quilting Designs series– there are hundreds on designs on each CD!
We were happy to see that Jo Moury‘s EQ7 quilt was on the cover of the September/October issue of Quiltmaker. Then we found out that Denise Russart’s EQ7 quilt was also featured. We started to wonder…How many of the quilts in this issue of Quiltmaker we designed in EQ? So we started doing some research. And, we found out that the vast majority of them ARE EQ7 quilts! When we asked the designers about EQ here is a little bit of what they had to say… Konda Luckau says, “I do all my designing in EQ. I love it!” You can check out her blog and her entry about Knit & Purl. Carolyn Beam is the Creative Editor for Quiltmaker. She says, “We do work with several different EQ users in quilts we publish in Quiltmaker…I also use EQ when I design my quilts and I did use it in