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 is hosting a Row-A-Long! 20 great quilt designers are creating quilt rows for mixing and matching! I’ve seen some previews of the rows and they are ADORABLE! But, 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! Here is the Row-A-Long schedule along with the season that the designers will be featuring. September 1 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 September 8 Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts – Fall Carol Steely at Fun Threads – Spring Amy Heaton at Country Junk’tion –
Bea Lee is a long time EQ7 user. We have previously featured her on our blog, and she’s also an EQ Artist! Bea was introduced to quilting in 2004 at a church class, but it took a few years for her to get hooked. Her passion took hold when she started making charity quilts and entering quilt shows. Now, her quilts have been published in numerous magazines and she says, “I couldn’t have done this without EQ!” She writes EQ7 Tutorials on every other Tuesday, and she has been doing so since 2012. So, there are a lot of lessons to choose from! How to Modify a Layout From a Magazine How to Make a Rail Fence Border How to Download Fabrics into Library How to Make a Flying Geese Wreath Making and Saving Custom Blocks Making Serendipity Blocks Making a Sampler Quilt Picture Quilts Creating Quilt from a Block
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!
July’s free fabric download features a new division of Timeless Treasures Fabrics – Revive. This new division focuses on designs from different eras or movements in history. Based on the Art Deco period, Charleston is the first collection by Revive. Download Charleston by Revive for your EQ7 now! We just may have a blog challenge in the works for this collection… stay tuned to the blog for more information!
The new issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited is out! You can find my article on page 90! It talks about how to make house blocks more modern. There are lots of ideas, tricks and tips includes as well as a lesson which also includes and EQ7 file to download with the following quilts included! I hope you like it!
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?