The hardest thing I had to do when I first started using computer programs was to find the support I needed as a newbie. I was surprised how little help there was out there for any of my programs. I had to search out help/lessons by myself. My sewing store that sold me my first digitizing software told me they were a sewing machine store and not a computer store. They had to promote and sell the software that went along with their computerized embroidery machines, but they really had no idea how to use it. So–it was self teaching for me! I did find a couple instructors in the world that I could attend a class by them, but it was really way over my head as I had never used a computer before, let alone understood anything to do with digitizing! But, the more I studied the more
Although EQStitch was designed for the beginner level using auto digitizing, it can indeed create some pretty amazing works of art with just the simplest tools. 1. Launch your EQStitch program 2. Click on the ‘stitch worktable’ icon at the top of the screen 3. Click on STITCHING>New Design>Embroidery 4. On the toolbar at the left side of the screen, click on the little black arrow at the bottom. In the pop up menu box, click on the words ‘add/remove buttons’ Place a check mark in front of all the tools by clicking on them. Click anywhere on a white space of the screen to close the box 5. Click on the ‘drawing board options’ box on the object properties bar at the top of the screen. In the drawing board options box under the ‘stitch’ heading, set the embroidery edge stitches to ‘no stitch’
The Electric Quilt Company is a pretty small group and many of us crossover in our job duties. Whenever we would pass around a greeting card for all the employees to sign, Jan would always sign the card as “Jan-In Shipping” as if we could possibly be confused by any other “Jan.” Jan is a chatterbox of energy in our office who keeps us all in stitches (no pun intended) with her quick-witted one-liners or her Pig Latin conversations with Heidi. If you’ve ever called the “sales” line at Electric Quilt, you may have spoken with Jan. Jan lives just around the block from me and her daughters and my sons attended the same elementary school, junior high and high school. We attended school events together, chaperoned proms and so on for years. I think you’re a lucky person if you have friends at work who are also friends outside
REGISTRATION STARTS MONDAY, AUGUST 4th AT 11:00am EDT! Use this link to register. Spots are first come, first serve. A waiting list will be available once classes are filled. The Electric Quilt Company is offering a 3 day workshop event! WHAT: 3 day workshop on EQ7 or EQStitch WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015 WHERE: BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH COST: $300 (full amount due at registration) For detailed information, check out our original blog post about EQ Academy 2015. Be sure to set an alarm for registration tomorrow! Seats will go fast! **************IMPORTANT!************** You will need to have an account at ElectricQuilt.com to register for the class. Please create an account prior to Monday. If you already have an account on our website, try logging in to make sure you have no login issues when the time comes to register.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Registration will open on Monday, August 4th at 11:00am EDT. Spots are first come, first served. Use this link on August 4th to register. NO PHONE REGISTRATION. ONLINE ONLY! A waiting list will be available once classes are filled. **************IMPORTANT!************** You will need to have an account at ElectricQuilt.com to register for the class. Please create an account prior to Monday. If you already have an account on our website, try logging in to make sure you have no login issues when the time comes to register. 3 Day Workshops for EQ7 or EQStitch The Electric Quilt Company is offering a 3 day workshop event in April 2015! Dive into EQ7 or EQStitch with our expert teachers. WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2015 – Saturday, April 11, 2015 WHERE: BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH (map it) WHAT: 3 day workshop on EQ7 or EQStitch COST: $300 (full