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Posted 07-29-2015 by | Posted in: Congratulations Contests EQ Block Contest EQ Quilt Contest Favorite Posts

[This quilt challenge is closed. See who won here!] We are so impressed with all the fantastic blocks submitted! As always, you make it so hard to select just one. The winning block for the Charleston challenge belongs to: Carole Carter! Congratulations Carole! Carole’s block: Honorable Mentions: Ria Klopper Marque McKay Adrienne Quinlan Sheri Lesh Thanks so much to all who participated. To see all the other blocks submitted, view the original challenge post. HEY EQ7 USERS: The challenge isn’t over! We’re so impressed with the blocks submitted that we’d love to see what you can do with them! Design a quilt using your block and submit it by Monday, August 3rd at 9am EDT. We’ll pick one more winner based on your block in a quilt design. Rules: You must use the block you submitted to the original challenge exactly how it appears there. (You may flip, rotate and

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Posted 07-20-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts Uncategorized

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Quilt Festival Class Enrollment

Posted 07-16-2015 by | Posted in: Classes & Demos Favorite Posts

Now Open! Sign Up Now! Take a hands-on EQ class from experienced teachers at Quilt Festival Houston. Online enrollment now open! Here is a list of EQ classes being offered at Quilt Festival 2015. See full descriptions here. (231) – EQ7: LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING…  October 27, 2015: Tuesday all day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m. Instructor: Mary Ellen Kranz Level: Beginner with little or no working knowledge of EQ7. (236) – BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE INTRODUCTION TO EQSTITCH October 27, 2015: Tuesday all day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m. Instructor: Yvonne Menear Level: Beginner/Intermediate (325) – EQ7: I WANT TO LEARN MORE… October 28, 2015: Wednesday all day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m. Instructor: Mary Ellen Kranz Level: Beginner with some experience or instruction in quilt designing in EQ7. (329) – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DIGITIZING WITH EQSTITCH October 28, 2015: Wednesday all day, 9

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker July/Aug ’15

Posted 07-15-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

One block can offer a variety of different looks, all depending on the layout it’s placed in. That’s the topic of the newest Creative Spark article in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. Using the block from Deborah Johnson’s Fresh Fleurs quilt (p. 22), I created some fun design variations in EQ7: Hard to believe that the four quilts above all use the same, simple block! To get the details on how to make these layouts, check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: One Block, Lots of Layouts!

Timeless Treasures Block Challenge

Posted 07-13-2015 by | Posted in: Contests EQ Block Contest Favorite Posts Uncategorized

[This challenge has ended. See who won here.] This block design challenge is open to everyone! All you have to do is color a block using fabrics from Timeless Treasure’s new Charleston collection by Revive and submit it by Monday, July 27th! No sewing required! No software required! Challenge Rules 1.  Choose a block (or design your own) and color it with Charleston fabric(s). You may do this using any method you’d like: draw and color it on graph paper, design it using software, choose a block from EQ7, etc. You may use as many Charleston fabrics as you’d like and may also add 1 solid color. (A minimum of 1 Charleston fabric is required. You may not use fabric from any other collection. Winning block is not chosen by quantity of fabrics used.) 2.  Submit an image/photo of your block using the Link Up feature at the bottom of

Christmas in July!

Posted 07-08-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Christmas Countdown Favorite Posts

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday sewing, right?! To jump start your Christmas sewing mojo, checkout these free EQ7 projects designed by our EQ Artists. Click on an image below to visit the download page for the project. Kimberly Einmo Christa Watson Nan Baker Jean Biddick Marlene Oddie Gail Kessler Nancy Mahoney Karen Combs Sandi Blackwell Lerlene Nervaril Toby Lischko Patti Carey Linda Franz Bea Lee EQ Dean & Penny   Already sewn one of these holiday projects? Send us a photo at!

Fabrics of the Month

Posted 07-01-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads Favorite Posts More for EQers

July’s free fabric download features a new division of Timeless Treasures Fabrics – Revive. This new division focuses on designs from different eras or movements in history. Based on the Art Deco period, Charleston is the first collection by Revive. Download Charleston by Revive for your EQ7 now! We just may have a blog challenge in the works for this collection… stay tuned to the blog for more information!

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