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Q&A and Giveaway with Judy Martin

Posted 08-16-2023 by Christine | Posted in: Q&A

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Nancy Sumner who wins a free download of Judy Martin Log Cabins for EQ8! The top three quilt picks were Playful Spirit, Ohio Valley, and Buckeye! Thank you all for playing along! If you entered to win the book from C&T, see their contest details on the C&T blog. Don’t forget about the 20% off discount on the download and the book! Details below! A beloved quilter and author, Judy Martin has collaborated with The Electric Quilt Company to create the Judy Martin Log Cabins add-on for EQ8 software featuring over 200 quilts based on her book, Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts! Learn more about Judy Martin and her Log Cabin quilts below and enter for a chance to win her book and/or the add-on for EQ8! Special Discounts The book: Save 20% on Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts by Judy Martin with the code LogCabinQuilts20

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Nine-Patch Baskets

Posted 08-10-2023 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want you to show us what you can do with the block. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Nine-Patch Baskets Where to find it: 02 Contemporary Pieced > Baskets (Contemporary) Design ideas to get you started This month I decided to challenge myself to use the same simple layout for both my quilts and see how different I could make the two look, using the same set of fabrics. The fabrics are from three Art Gallery Fabrics collections: Duval by Suzy Quilts, Road to Round Top by Elizabeth Chappell, and Signature Pure Solids by Suzy Quilts. All three are included in the newest EQ Stash Online 2023 Download 02 add-on for EQ. The

Morris Meadow – Winner Announced!

Posted 08-09-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who participated in July’s design challenge! This was such and fun challenge and we loved seeing all your quilt designs! You can view the submissions here. Winner One winner was selected by historian and fabric designer Barbara Brackman! Congratulations to…. Winner: Anita Verstraete A Note from Barbara Brackman “I picked Anita Verstraete’s as my winner. It has impact—would look good on a wall or a bed. Nice variety of value and colors. I have a bit of a bias but I like seeing large pieces of the prints as they are so lovely.” – Barbara Brackman Read more of Barbara’s insight and inspiration for the collection on her blog! Honorable Mentions Don’t forget to look at all the amazing submissions to this challenge. Here are a few honorable mentions! More Chances to Win Water’s Edge by Brett Lewis of Natural Born Quilter for Northcott is August’s Fabric of the Month! Download the collection and

Judy Martin’s Cookies!

Posted 08-06-2023 by Heidi | Posted in: Just Because More for EQers

In her hometown Judy Martin is known just as much for her cookies as she is for her quilts! Judy says, “My cookie adventure started in 1999 when I was experimenting with recipes for my book, Cookies ’n’ Quilts. (My children recall that summer of cookie tasting and testing most fondly!) This recipe is one I developed more recently. I consider both cookies and quilts to be America’s quintessential comforts.” We couldn’t agree more! We apologize that there was a typo in the original recipe (the size to roll the dough into balls was too big). Please download the updated recipe above. If you did make the recipe as originally posted, you made the dough balls 2-3/4” (instead of 1-3/4), and you would just need to bake them longer. Also, today is the last day of our sale on Judy’s Quilt add-ons! Buy one & Save $5! Buy both &

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Water’s Edge

Posted 08-01-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced soon! We can’t believe summer is already coming to an end! Let’s cheer ourselves up with some fabulous fabric! August’s Fabric of the Month is Water’s Edge by Brett Lewis of Natural Born Quilter for Northcott. Showcased in the collection are beautifully illustrated flora and fauna featuring Great Blue Heron, frogs, turtles, dragonflies, moths, and mayflies as well as a variety of foliage created in Brett’s unique style. A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Water’s Edge below…all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter In order to enter for the giveaway you must submit a quilt using the current Fabric of the Month AND comment on at least one other person’s quilt you like by the end of the month. If you’re the first person to submit a quilt, make sure to come

Design & Discover – Landscape Quilts!

Posted 08-01-2023 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

In this lesson we’ll cover just a couple landscape quilts, but the general ideas and techniques can be applied to design many different types of landscape quilts. Let’s get started! For the first example we’re basically drawing the whole quilt as one block. Open EQ8 and click Block Worktable Click NEW BLOCK > Pieced & Applique > Easy + Applique Change the size of the block to the size or the same proportions you want for your quilt. In this example, the block is 12 inches x 6 inches (which is in proportion to the finished size of the quilt, set in step 11). The snaps are 24 x 12 (every half inch). The snaps should always be multiples of the block size.You can just make the block the size you want the finished quilt to be but here are some things to take into consideration… • The maximum block

Lessons with Yvonne–July 16, 2023 Testing Ideas in EQ8

Posted 07-16-2023 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I have so many ideas bubbling up in my head.  I like to teach decorative stitching with a standard sewing machine, digitizing for an embroidery machine, and using the EQ8 program to create the background blocks to work with.  I can’t see all my steps in EQ8 but I can get a good feel for how the blocks will look that I can add further stitch embellishments to later. Open your EQ8 program.  Name your new project “Testing Ideas”. Click the OK at the bottom of the box to name the new project. You will see the name of the new project at the top of the screen. Click on the block worktable icon on the upper right side of the screen.   On the ribbon at the top of the screen, select the ‘pieced & applique’ icon and then select the ‘easy + applique’ icon. My idea is to teach

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