Welcome to our blog series, Do You EQ Too? Each month, we will spotlight a different EQ user and their quilts! If you haven’t already, you can read our introduction post here. This month we are spotlighting Sue Halter! Sue has used EQ from the very beginning when the program was DOS based! Now, she uses EQ8 to design quilts, pillows, and wall hangings for her family and friends. “It is wonderful that EQ has progressed so far and became the best in the field, in my opinion,” says Sue. “Even though I may have a pattern, I will usually recreate it in EQ8 to play with fabric or to make it fit my needs. As much as I use EQ8, there is still so much I haven’t learned about the program. Always learning something!” Take a look at Sue’s lovely designs below! “I had made a beach bag for my 7 yr old
Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! 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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Daffodil Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Flowerbed Foundations Design ideas to get you started I used the Daffodil block plus a couple of other blocks from the Flowerbed Foundations section to make this cute height chart quilt. It would make a great baby shower gift! For my second quilt, I played with the block a bit before setting it in an on-point layout. First, I used Create Serendipity > Shrink & Flip to make this block: And then added a few lines on the Block Worktable: Here is the new block
Another successful EQ Academy in the books! Thank you so much to all who came to Perrysburg, Ohio to take part in this workshop! Our staff got so many compliments during the event and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Shout out to our awesome teachers, especially Lori Miller and Yvonne Menear for providing top-notch education! Scroll down to see more photos of the event. Thank you to our sponsors for the welcome-bag items and fantastic daily giveaways! And thanks to The Sewing Loft for these fun giveaways! We hope to see you all again next spring for EQ Academy 2024! Stay tuned to our blog and/or emails to be notified of dates and enrollment information. In the meantime, check out our online classes!
In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! In this post, the focus is going to be on some of the EQ users who have their designs in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book (see Prizes below for how to win your own copy of this beautiful book)! Ann Parsons Holte Ann, of Ann Holte quilting, not only has a quilt in the book, but is also one of the four Contributing Authors! Ann says that “she couldn’t do what she does without EQ8″ and “EQ8 is such an important tool for her to write her own patterns.” True to her word, she used EQ8 to help write patterns for her and other quilts in the
Thank you to everyone who participated in March’s design challenge! Everyone’s creativity continues to blow us away! Winners Three winners were selected randomly. Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Pat Hansen Winner 2: Kayley Walcher Winner 3: Cindi Smith 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 Breezeway by Maywood Studio is April’s Fabric of the Month! Download the collection and enter in our design challenge for another chance to win some fabric!
This contest is now closed. Winners announced here. April’s Fabric of the Month is Breezeway by Maywood Studio! This collection calls to mind those casual and relaxing afternoons spent grilling summertime favorites and chilling with friends. The sun-bleached colors and rhythmic geometric prints are the soothing weekend vibes we crave for summery projects and picnic quilts! Plus, a selection of 6 Shadow Play coordinates (pictured below) are included in the download to complete your design. A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Breezeway 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 back and comment
Making a Lone Star quilt in EQ8 is easy! There are a few different options. A Lone Star Block First try checking in the Block Library. Click Libraries > Block Library > 01 Classic Pieced > Lone Stars. There are 29 block options. You can also edit any of these blocks. If you would like to use one of these blocks click on the block and click Add to Sketchbook. Click NEW QUILT > Layout > Horizontal Under NUMBER OF BLOCKS make the quilt 1 x 1 Under FINISHED SIZE OF BLOCKS make the block the size you want your finished quilt to be (minus any border). Click the DESIGN tab > Block Tools > Set Block Click on the block and click on the quilt to set it. Click the Fabric Tools an use the coloring tools to recolor the quilt. Click Add to Project Sketchbook for any