Today I’m happy to share with you the work of Rita Hodge! Rita has been quilting for more than 10 years, but just recently started using EQ7. She was encouraged by quilting friends to start a blog back in 2009, and if you cruise the quilt blogging world at all I’m sure you’ve seen her gorgeous quilts at Red Pepper Quilts! Here’s what Rita has to say about EQ7: “I purchased EQ7 in January 2012 and have spent some time becoming familiar with the software. I didn’t start actively designing and using EQ7 to make a quilt until 2013 and now that I am more familiar with the software I am amazed by the possibilities and love the design freedom that is now available to me. What I like best about designing with EQ7 is the endless possibilities of blocks and quilt designs. I also really love the support available
EQ user Evelyn Townsend recently emailed us with a project to share. Evelyn says, “I designed the table runner project for the Friendship Circle chapter of the Richmond Quilt Guild. We were in the third and final month of a three month “Purge and Splurge” challenge in which members were challenged to use fabrics from their stash that had a fall theme. Since I am the program director, I thought a simple table runner would be a good project to use the fall fabrics. I taught the class using the paper piecing technique since both log cabin and flying geese blocks can be challenging to piece accurately. I did some fabric painting on my when I finished the quilting.” Here is the finished quilt. It looks great! You can download the project here, (for EQ7) if you’d like. She has also offered other projects over
Denise Russart has been quilting for over 25 years. Most recently, her adorable crayon quilt is in the September/October issue of Quiltmaker! Denise also designs for EQBoutique. (She has many more designs than this! Check them out!) And, you can see some of her wonderful work in the EQ Quilt Gallery. Great job, Denise! I’m sure we’ll see much more of your fantastic work in the future!
Laura Conowitch wanted a project to do with her 6 year old granddaughter, Alyssa. Laura says, “So we drew a project in Electric Quilt, and printed out templates. Alyssa used Crayola crayons to color her fabric butterfly and flower. Then she cut out and fused the parts to a simple background that we had sewed together (Grandma applied fusible web to the fabric before Alyssa cut into the fabric) .” Read more about this great project on Laura’s website. So cute!
One of users, Marie Trimmer is a long time EQ fan. Marie says, “I have been a user of your software since it was an old DOS program and I wanted to say that I love your design programs. I don’t claim to be a computer wiz but even I can use it. I was doing a block of the month program for our guild and it had been years since we did an applique quilt so I decided to plan the entire quilt as applique. Once again I turned to my EQ6 for patterns and found what I was looking for. There was a few blocks I was looking for that I couldn’t find so ended up drawing a few myself. When the quilt was finished I took it to the guild and the response was amazing. All of a sudden the people who didn’t want to attempt
Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby says, “I love EQ–use it almost every day!…I would be completely lost designing quilts without using EQ!” She certainly is doing a great job! Here are some of Corey’s EQ7 quilts. There are tutorials available for all of them too! Corey also had a block featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, and she even made the cover! Of course the block was designed in EQ7! Then she made different quilt variations in EQ7 with her block. It’s so fun (and helpful) to see so many options. Corey has also had quilts published in Easy Quilts, Stitch Craft Create, Quilt, Stitch, McCall’s Quilting, American Patchwork and Quilting, Pillow Pop, Sew to Swap and Fat Quarterly. She also has a lot of great work on her site, including a new quilt block and free pattern that were just posted today. She also