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?
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 decided to have a little intra-office fun featuring our newest product, Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 5! Check out what each one of us did with the block we chose! 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! Sara Block #472 “Galaxy X” by Deborah Johnson “This block was set into a 3 x 3 on-point layout. I love the secondary designs that are produced! The quilt is colored with mostly Riley Blake fabrics from EQ Stash Online – 2014 Download 02!” – Sara Jenny Block #483 “Mia Bella” by Judy Martin “I always love a good star block! I wanted to make a wallhanging size quilt, so the block 36” square. The fabrics are a variety
Happy New Year! We have the perfect project for you in 2015! Jean Spero, a long time user of EQ, has made a wall-hanging for each month of the year. And she’s nice enough to share! (Get the EQ7 download here and here.) Also, be sure to check Jean’s notecards for tips and more information on each quilt. You can see all of her EQ7 designs on the left and the actual quilts on the right. It’s amazing how similar they really are! January February March April May June July August September October November December She has even included a few extra alternatives. We’d like to thank Jean for sharing her calendar quilts. What a fun idea! We also hope everyone has
The Electric Quilt Company is a pretty small group and many of us crossover in our job duties. Whenever we would pass around a greeting card for all the employees to sign, Jan would always sign the card as “Jan-In Shipping” as if we could possibly be confused by any other “Jan.” Jan is a chatterbox of energy in our office who keeps us all in stitches (no pun intended) with her quick-witted one-liners or her Pig Latin conversations with Heidi. If you’ve ever called the “sales” line at Electric Quilt, you may have spoken with Jan. Jan lives just around the block from me and her daughters and my sons attended the same elementary school, junior high and high school. We attended school events together, chaperoned proms and so on for years. I think you’re a lucky person if you have friends at work who are also friends outside
Helen Rusch Phillips makes photo quilts…very special photo quilts. She says her goal is to “bring comfort”…and she does, in more ways than one. Helen says, “I taught myself how to print Photos on Fabric after losing my mother following her issues with Alzheimer’s. I saw what can be done for people dealing with memory issues in their waning years or memory loss due to injury/illness and bring relief to patients, family members or caregivers. My passion later grew to assist families with Veterans dealing with TBI/PTSD. And later yet to honor and remember our fallen heroes. It is an amazing experience to help families tell a story with their photos. I chose “Remembering Quilts” because it is a blend of what technology has to offer with the traditional warmth and caring of a family quilt. I started making the Remembering Flags before Memorial Day 2012 to bring a little