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EQ Academy 2015 a Huge Success!

Posted 04-15-2015 by | Posted in: EQ Academy Favorite Posts

Customer education has been one of our main focuses in the past several years. We’ve added more help within the program with the release of EQ7, we’ve created a website full of lessons and videos to teach different topics, we’ve added a new YouTube channel of help videos, and most recently, we’ve launched our own online class site, called EQ University. What we were missing is that hands-on experience that so many people need. While The Electric Quilt Company has sponsored EQ classes at Quilt Festival in Houston for many years, we really wanted to be able to offer classes on our own. And so we did. We announced our first EQ Academy, to be held in Perrysburg, OH, back in late July 2014. The immediate response blew us away! We offered two EQ7 classes and one EQStitch class, and the EQ7 classes filled up almost immediately. We were amazed

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker May/June ’15

Posted 04-13-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

The new issue of Quiltmaker is now available and you can find EQ’s Creative Spark on page 35! The Serendipity feature on the Block Worktable has lots of options for creating new blocks quickly. The Merge Blocks tool allows you to combine two blocks into one new design. Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Merging Blocks to Create New Designs in EQ7

2-Week Block Design Challenge for Everyone!

Posted 03-13-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Block Contest Favorite Posts

Congratulations to our winners: Linda Remley – (EQ7 Entry) Piotr Kowalczyk (Non-EQ7 Entry) A big thank you to Michael Miller Fabrics and all who participated in this challenge! Wow, did we have a hard time choosing just 2 winners – there were SO many amazing designs! We love seeing your talent! Scroll down to view all the creative entries. Sign up for EQ newsletters to find out about the next design challenge! Winners: Please look for an email from me (ChristineKohler@electricquilt.com) so we can get your EQ products and Michael Miller fabric to you! Thanks again for participating Challenge ended 3/11 at 9am EDT. Don’t have EQ7? Win one! This block design challenge is open to everyone! All you have to do is design a block using fabrics from Michael Miller’s Fiesta collection and submit it by Wednesday, March 11th! Challenge Rules Design a block using whatever method you’d like

NEW PRODUCT!

Posted 03-09-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads EQ Company News EQ News and Press Favorite Posts More for EQers

How much do you LOVE batiks?? Design with the newest batik collections from top manufacturers like Hoffman, Island Batik, Moda, Michael Miller and more! Instantly add 1,000+ new batiks to your EQ7 for just $7.95! Check it out >>

EQ Staff Fun – Favorite Boutique Collections!

Posted 02-20-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts Just Because New Products

We had so much fun with our last intra-office challenge that we decided to do it again! This time we each choose our favorite My EQ Boutique Block Collection and designed a quilt using the blocks. Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think! If you’re ever designing in EQ7, snap a quick pic and post it to social media with the hashtag #ShowMeYourScreen. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Heidi Crop Circles by Denise Russart “I am just starting to think about Easter and these blocks (Crop Circles) by Denise Russart seem a little egg-esque. I used Double Circle (8DCB & 6DCB) and her Four Patch Block in an alternating pattern.  The newest Stash has adorable springy fabrics that add some fun scrappiness.” -Heidi Christine All Aboard by Sindy Rodenmayer “I have a cousin who just loves trains. When I saw Sindy

We love our EQ retailers!

Posted 02-13-2015 by | Posted in: Contests EQ Retailers Favorite Posts

The Electric Quilt Company is so grateful for its retailers. We love that customers can pick up their favorite EQ products, or take EQ classes at their local quilt shop. We reached out to stores all over the world to find out what they love about selling EQ products and promised to feature our favorite responses! After getting so many great replies, we decided to blog about several EQ Retailers: Little Quilts – Marietta, GA “We have been in business for 16 years and have been selling and teaching about Electric Quilt for all those years. We carry a lot of Electric Quilt products. Love your Printable fabric sheets and they are the only ones that we recommend to our customers. We do our own block of the month programs and use EQ7 and Blockbase for choosing and writing these patterns. We have done a block of the month program

Creative Spark: Quiltmaker March/April 2015

Posted 02-09-2015 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press Favorite Posts

Have you seen the new issue of Quiltmaker yet? It features designs from several wonderful EQ users, including EQ Artist Elizabeth Dackson! Elizabeth’s quilt, Light Waves, is also the focus of the EQ7 Creative Spark article for the issue. Light Waves by Elizabeth Dackson, photo ©Quiltmaker On page 31 you’ll see how changing the size and proportion of the blocks affects the look of the zigzags. And with EQ7 it’s as easy as typing in a few numbers to see the results! Check out the companion EQ7 lesson for the article on Quiltmaker’s site: Playing with Block Size & Proportion in EQ7

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