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Week 3 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long! Free projects, tutorials and lots of prizes!

Posted 09-15-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Company News EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

Are you ready for week 3 of Marian Pena’s Row-A-Long? If you haven’t already check out the Flickr group, you can see people’s sewn projects. The Facebook group is pretty active and a great place to chat or ask the designers questions. You can also check out the previous week’s winners on Marian’s site, seamstobesew.com     Here’s who is posting today: Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg Jennifer Ofenstein at Sew Hooked Reeze Hanson at Morning Glory Designs Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew (See the whole schedule here.) Here are the prizes for this week: Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Aurifil:  Gleeful by Caroline Hulse 50 wt set of 10 – 225 yd spools Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of

Week 2 of Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! More projects, tutorials + prizes!

Posted 09-08-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs Row-A-Long

It’s the second week for Marian Pena’s EQ Row-A-Long! Today there are five new rows, more tutorials, and lots more prizes! You can see what people are creating in the Flickr group, and for more information you can check out the Facebook group too.       Here’s who is posting today: Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion – Summer Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row Marian Pena at Seams To Be Sew – Winter (See the whole schedule here.) And here are the prizes: Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop: 1 $25.00 gift certificate. Sulky: 1 six-pack Cotton thread contains 6 spools at 500 yards per spool Connecting Threads: 1 $25.00 gift certificate Sew Fresh Quilts: 3 Fox and Friends Pattern Craftsy: 1 class of your choice

Marian Pena’s EQ7 Row-A-Long: The First Day!

Posted 09-01-2015 by | Posted in: Contests Downloads EQ Artists EQ Designers EQ Software Tips From Our Users Just Because Row-A-Long

Marian Pena is hosting a Row-A-Long! 20 great quilt designers are creating quilt rows and, not only will the designers provide a pattern for you, but they will also be featuring Electric Quilt tutorials! And, there are TONS of great prizes including an EQ7!  (See a list of all the prizes here.) Today is the first day!  (See the whole schedule here.)     Here’s who is posting today! Marlene Oddie at Kissed Quilts – Spring Lynn Zydon Provencher at Thimblemouse & Spouse – Winter Dorice Cotten Rice at The Quilting Queen Online – Summer Janeen van Niekerk at Quilt Art Designs – Fall Bea Lee at Be A Quilter – Filler Row Anneka Kornelis at Stof Genoeg – Filler Row Here are the prizes that start today! Northcott Fabrics: 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths Fat Quarter Shop:  $25.00 gift certificate from each blog You Can Quilt Book:

Big Cat, Little Cats by Susan Hilsenbeck

Posted 08-31-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts From Our Users Just Because Look What I Did

This weekend a new submission popped into our Quilt Gallery that I had to share here on the blog too. Susan Hilsenbeck is a frequent contributor to our gallery. She shared her Big Cat, Little Cats quilt with us and it’s pretty amazing! The blocks are from Janeen van Niekerk’s Silhouette Cats collection and Susan combined them in this interesting study of scale. Click over to Susan’s blog to see how she combined these intricate paper pieced blocks. Have you submitted a design to our Quilt Gallery yet? We’d love to see your EQ designs in fabric! Just use the entry form on the side bar to add your quilt to this inspiring gallery!

Perfect Projects for The 4th of July!

Posted 07-02-2015 by | Posted in: Downloads Just Because More for EQers

We have an assortment of FREE American Flag themed quits! All of these projects are available for EQ7, EQ6 or Quilt Design Wizard! Just click on an image to be able to download the file. Also, our office will be closed tomorrow, July 3rd, in observation of Independence Day. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday!

EQ Staff Fun – Animal Blocks!

Posted 05-05-2015 by | Posted in: Favorite Posts Just Because

We’re back with another staff challenge! This time we all used Boutique Blocks from the Animal category. So much fun to get these blocks into EQ7 and see what you can do with them! 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 Noah’s Ark by Angie Padilla “I wanted to make something with a bit of a folk-art touch. Even though you wouldn’t expect a block collection called Noah’s Ark (by Angie Padilla) to have it, it did! The cows are cute but I love the pigs too! I used the Auto Borders tool to make the borders, so they literally just took a few clicks of my mouse! The gold fabric by Need’l Love makes

Do you know about Club EQ?

Posted 05-01-2015 by | Posted in: Just Because More for EQers

Every month we post a challenge from Barb Vlack. Maybe it’s to create a table runner, or maybe to design a quilt using only two blocks, but the challenges are great and it’s always something different. Our users (YOU!) create quilts and upload them to display on our website. At the end of the month you get all the EQ7 projects from everyone who entered. Club EQ is a great way to practice using EQ7. It helps to sharpen your skills. You can also learn a lot from looking at other people’s projects and seeing how they did things. May’s challenge is to Use the Photo Patchwork Layout. Read more about it (including some instructions)  here. I love Barb’s Photo Patchwork quilts. Did you know you could do this in EQ7? Are YOU up for the challenge?

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