You see our faces on our blog posts, but do you really know the EQ Bloggers? Get to know us! Each of us have just created our own pages on Facebook. Follow us to see what we’re doing at EQ – and what we’re doing when we’re not at EQ! We’ll be your source for behind-the-scenes EQ happenings as well as a peek inside our personal lives! Between Sara, Jenny, Heidi and myself, we’ll keep you up to date on everything you’ll want to know – and lots of fun stuff too Click on each image to visit our page and remember to “Like” each one! You might see us stirring up some conversation on the Electric Quilt Facebook page so don’t be afraid to join on in – we want to hear from you! Also, if you’re ever working in EQ7, we’d love to see your screen! Post pics
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
Barbara Brackman is a quilt historian and author. She has written books on quilting during the Civil War including Facts and Fabrications: Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery and Quilts From the Civil War. Her Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns contains more than 4000 pieced quilt patterns, gathered from printed sources published between 1830 and 1970. (EQ’s BlockBase is based on Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns.) She has many other books, including her newest, Emporia Rose: Applique Quilts. Barbara also has a free block weekly on her blog along with historical information and stories. Barbara says, “I have been reading Jane Austen biographies for several years, trying to figure out what it was like to live in England about 1800. I realized how much Austen’s life and her family influenced her novels so I thought I’d do a block of the week in 2014 with a
One nice thing about EQ is trying out different options before deciding on a quilt! Here are 3 EQ versions and a real fabric version of the quilt. Which is your favorite? Either way, you can download the EQ7 project here, or the EQ8 project here. We have hundreds of free projects available as a way to thanks our users for buying our programs and as a way to show and teach what is possible with EQ products. *****There isn’t a non-EQ version available for this project. No PDFs are available. EQ7 or EQ8 are required to get this pattern.***** If this inspires you to make something, let us know! Email photos to Heidi@electricquilt.com.
One of our very smart users, Jodie Witherell, recently emailed us with a great idea. Jodie used Sulky Soluble Stabilizer Fabri-Solvy to get her quilting stencil onto her quilt. Here is what she did: Jodie designed her quilt in EQ7. She used an eagle block from EQ7 as a stencil, simply by putting it on Layer 3 of the quilt. Did you know any block you place on Layer 3 of your quilt will show up as a stencil? (Sometimes it’s better to turn the block into a motif for Layer 2 or 3. To do this you would open the block to the block worktable. Next, Select All > Copy. Then click Block > New Block > PatchDraw Motif > Paste > Add to Sketchbook. It will be on the Motifs tab of the Block palette.) After Jodie had her eagle just the way just wanted it, she