Have you heard about EQ Academy? EQ Academy is a 4-day workshop, hosted by The Electric Quilt Company, dedicated to learning the ins and outs of Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software. This fun and educational event will give you the tools you need to get the most out of your EQ8, while building lasting friendships! EQ Academy takes place in Perrysburg Ohio, just south of Toledo. Here are some FAQ (including information on location and where to stay). Classes are offered April 4-7th as full-day (6 hours) and half-day (3 hours) options. Take one, or take a lot! Here are the classes available. Some are already sold out so if you are interested you better get moving! Here is the recap from last September. Be sure to read the comments/reviews at the end! Here are some more reviews. Jean B. says… “My first time at EQA and I loved every
Karen K. Stone’s dazzling quilts have won awards and a legion of fans. Quilters can’t get enough of Karen’s innovative takes on tradition and riotous fabric combinations. Her first EQ add-on includes 10 quilts that you can make just the way she has or edit just the way you would any other quilt in EQ. Karen’s second add-on is the same idea, with more beautiful quilts. Karen’s add-ons open a little differently than some of our other add-ons. First you open EQ8 or EQ7. Then click Open an existing project. Open an existing project tab will be selected. Click on the titles that start with KKS or KKS2. When you find the quilt you want, click OK. The quilt will open to your Quilt Worktable. Now you can recolor it, or edit it anyway you’d like. Although the original is beautiful! Both Karen K. Stone add-ons are on sale today.
Did you know that EQ Boutique has 120 collections that you can add onto your EQ? Some are block collections and some have quilts already designed! I know it’s a little early for snowmen…but if we actually want to sew these wintery projects we have to get moving! Sindy Rodenmayer has drawn 8 adorable snowmen to play with in EQ. When you purchase the blocks and download them they link right to your EQ! The blocks show up right in your block library! Of course these blocks and can be edited any way you’d like just like all your other EQ blocks. They would be so cute for a table runner, tree skirt, reusable gift bag…so many things! This month’s Design & Discover was about designing tree skirts, so that has been on my mind. Here is a tree skirt using My Flakey Friends. Here is a cute snowman table
Our good friends, Mike and Vicki Shetter of Soft Scrap, LLC, brought this quilt to us and we just had to share its story. You might recognize Mike and Vicki from quilt shows all over the U.S. as they have spent many years travelling the country selling EQ products at shows. They give awesome demonstrations of EQ8 and create so many incredible things with EQ Inkjet Fabric. If you’re going to Houston Quilt Festival, stop by their booth #801! Back to the quilt… Living in New Bern, NC, Mike and Vicki were one of the many people affected by Hurricane Florence in September. See below for some photos of the damage after the SIX-FEET of water had moved out. One of the many things left damaged was a plastic tub containing a quilt. This particular quilt was made in 2007 featuring photos printed on EQ Inkjet Fabric (the 283-thread count “Satin”, to be
Our EQStitch guru, Yvonne Menear, recently let us know about a quilt raffle in which she used EQ (of course). Yvonne says, “The design was created in EQ7 by myself and I worked with another member, Debra Sanderson, to promote the quilt with the members. The members took the paper pieced patterns I created in EQ7 and stitched the blocks with the fabrics chosen by Debra and myself. We then took the blocks the members constructed and made the quilts. Of course, we knew exactly how it would turn out because it was designed in EQ7. The members had a great time trying to figure out what we were going to do with the blocks! The quilting was done by Barbara Bettles and bound by Pat Lundgren, also members of our guild. The guild was really happy to see the completed quilts presented at the November guild meeting. This is
There’s a quick and easy way to create your own nested block designs in EQ7. Once you learn to create these fun designs, you won’t be able to stop! The best candidates for nested blocks are those with large plain squares in the center, like these: We’ll be using the Serendipity feature called Merge Blocks to create these designs. You must have blocks saved in your Sketchbook in order to use the Serendipity tools. Follow the steps below to create your first nested block! Open EQ7 and create a new project called Nested Blocks. Click LIBRARIES > Block Library. Scroll down and click the Variable Stars style on the left (under 01 Classic Pieced). Click on the second block to select it. Click the Add to Sketchbook button. Then click the Close button. Click the Work on Block button . Click BLOCK >Serendipity > Merge Blocks. Because the Variable Star
It’s the last week of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Don’t forget you can download the rows and the EQ7 block library HERE. Also, be sure to check out what people have been making in the Flickr group, and the Facebook group is also great for more info and pictures, too! This week we have Show and Tell! Check out what all these talented quilters have made from these rows! Doris Rice from Quilting Queen Online Jennifer Ofenstein from Sewhooked Reeze Hanson from Morning Glory Designs Loreen Bogdan from School House Quilts Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt Carla Henton from Creatin In The Sticks Marlene Baerg Oddie from Kissed Quilts Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy Nancy Myers from Patchwork Breeze Marian Pena from Seams To Be Sew Darlene Quilshop Gal – and she also has another row available as well as a tutorial on creating rows