Spotted in the May/June issue of Love of Quilting magazine: Another beautiful quilt designed in EQ7! Read about Deborah Kalenty and her Patriotic Cosmic Stars quilt: EQ: Congrats on being in the newest issue of Love of Quilting Magazine! Your Patriotic Cosmic Stars quilt is beautiful! How does it feel to see YOUR design in a magazine? Deborah: It always feels very nice—exciting! I’ve had a few projects published over the years and it always feels gratifying. EQ: Tell us a bit about yourself, Deborah. Deborah: I’ve been quilting for 27 years; I started my business: Quilter’s Obsession in 2005—initially as an online web store. Then I began vending at quilt shows about a year later. I earned an Instructors Certification from Studio 180 Designs two years ago and have been teaching and lecturing since then. About me personally, I’m happily married for over 20 years, with two children; we
Another cover quilt designed in EQ7! This time it’s Jennifer Schifano Thomas’ quilt “Do-Si-Do” on the cover of Love of Quilting (May/June 2016). I’m sure you recognize it?! EQ: Congrats on making the cover of Love of Quilting! Your Do-Si-Do quilt is just beautiful! Is this your first time being in a magazine? How does it feel? Jennifer: Thank you so much! I have been designing quilt patterns for magazines for over a decade. My first design was Mulberry Square, published by Quiltmaker magazine in 2002. Quilt designing started out as a fun hobby, but eventually became my full time career. How does it feel to have a design published in a quilting magazine? It feels wonderful, every time! EQ: How does a designer get his/her quilt on the cover of a magazine? Jennifer: That is a good question. I’ve only been featured on a few covers. My quilts that
“Electric Quilt is an invaluable resource in my studio when creating and designing.” – Quiltmaker Magazine featured designer, Scott Flanagan (March/April 2016 issue) We love to find EQ-designed quilts in magazines!! Read about how EQ user, Scott Flanagan, created his Flying Geese quilt: “Flying Geese is one of my favorite blocks to make. However normally you find them in straight rows and I wanted to play with getting the geese to fly in circles. I looked through EQ7, BlockBase, and a couple of block books to find a basic Flying Geese block to start with. After much playing on EQ and on scratch paper I found out the 12” block I was working with wasn’t big enough and ended up working with an 18” block instead. From there I started playing with EasyDraw until I came up with a block that gave me the geese flying in a circle.
You’re probably looking at this adorable quilt wondering where you saw it… It’s on the cover of the newest Quiltmaker Magazine! “Zoe Zebra” was designed by EQ user, Deb Grogan. I couldn’t pass up the chance to talk with her about this one! Read through my interview with Deb to find out how she created this cute quilt! EQ: Congrats on making the cover of Quiltmaker Magazine! Your Zoe Zebra quilt is just adorable! How does it feel to see YOUR design on the cover?! Deb: Well, it was quite a surprise that’s for sure and quite an honor. This is actually my very first magazine submission too. EQ: Wow! Well good for you, that’s incredible! Tell us a bit about yourself, Deb. Deb: I am an artist and have worked in art licensing for many years. My art has been on products ranging from dishes, paper goods, kitchen textiles,
We love to find beautiful quilts that were designed with EQ7! While looking through new magazines, we found EQ user Christine Stainbrook and her Love Song quilt. It is currently featured in the July/August issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine. Read below to find out about Christine’s design process, how she got hooked on EQ and what she has to say to other desingers out there EQ: Congratulations on being featured in McCall’s! What’s is like seeing your design in a magazine? Christine: It’s always exciting when I see something I designed in a magazine. EQ: Before we discuss the quilt and your design techniques, tell us about yourself! Christine: I’m a third generation quilter and have been quilting for 35 years. I love to teach as well as design and write patterns to share my ideas with other quilters. I have a pretty eclectic, varied taste, combining traditional, contemporary and
EQ user, Penny Barnes is currently featured in the May/June issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine for her Amethyst Stars quilt (left). She designed it using EQ7 and machine quilted it herself. I just LOVE the Kona colors she chose from Robert Kaufman and her combination of Grandma’s Star and Summer Winds blocks! As it turns out, this isn’t her first time being feature in McCall’s. I just had to pick her brain about her design process… read through our Q&A below! EQ: Congratulations on being featured in McCall’s! How does it feel to have thousands of people seeing your design? Penny: Thank you so much! It’s such a thrill to see a quilt that I’ve designed and quilted featured in McCall’s magazine! It’s still a bit surreal. It’s been fun to post on Facebook and blog about it and get great responses and encouragement from friends! My Mom was an