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When Life Gives You Apples…

Posted 05-20-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

… make apple pie! After Pittsburgh Market we found ourselves with a bin full of green apples left over from the Amy Butler Softwares booth display. We put them in the kitchen here at the office and we’ve all been grabbing an apple every now and then with lunch. Last night, we left the office and the bin of about 20 apples on counter. This morning we were all surprised to find that EQ Mouse (or in this case, Office Manager Lu) had turned the bin of apples into a delicious apple pie! Thanks Lu!

Gloria Hansen takes first place in Paducah!

Posted 05-19-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

We are excited to congratulate Digital Essentials author, Gloria Hansen who won first place in the Small Wall Quilts category in Paducah this year! Her eye catching quilt is titled “Blushing Triangles 4″ (shown to the left). To see other category winners visit the AQS site.

Sharing a local accomplishment

Posted 05-14-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

“Sue Gruber of Bowling Green currently has an award-winning quilt on display at the 33rd Annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village in Archbold, which opened Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Her entry entitled “Going, Going, Gone?” received first place in the wall quilts open class hand- or machine-quilted category. Thousands of quilt enthusiasts are visiting Archbold this week for the popular show. Sauder Village pays tribute to the craftsmanship of quilters from across the Midwest with a display of nearly 400 quilts in Founder’s Hall, quilting demonstrations and workshops. Both traditional and modern interpretations of quilts are represented. Even after 33 years, the show is still a new experience since once a quilt has been exhibited it cannot be re-entered into the Sauder show. With categories ranging from pieced and appliqué to mixed media, contemporary art and youth quilts in bed, wall and contemporary art quilts as well as miniature,

On The Road Again

Posted 05-13-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

We’re off to Pittsburgh! Make sure you come visit us in booth 520 if you’ll be around. Safe travels to everyone!

Quilt Projects and a Recipe Book!

Posted 05-11-2009 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

The new ClubEQ challenge is up and waiting for your entries. THIS IS NOT A MONTH YOU WANT TO SKIP. Barb Vlack says “Design a quilt that illustrates a favorite recipe. The Electric Quilt Company will use that illustration along with your recipe to publish a PDF cook book that will be available to participants only.” So this month, if you design a quilt in EQ5 or EQ6 and submit the recipe that goes along with it, you will get many more quilts and recipes back! Just visit the ClubEQ page for more examples and directions for submitting the project and recipe.

Online Quilt Gallery

Posted 05-08-2009 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

We are going to start an online quilt gallery of finished quilts designed in EQ. If you have an EQ design that made it into fabric, we’d love to see it. What we need sent to penny@electricquilt.com: * EQ project * photo of the finished quilt (as square and straight-on as possible) * quilt title * who gets the credit? (designer, maker, quilter) * a note about the quilt * your website or blog information (optional) This is open to everyone… students, teachers, customers, stores, EQ staff, and our authors. Check out the quilt gallery so far.

Love, love, love this blog

Posted 05-07-2009 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

Have you seen Glynis Thompson’s blog? The site has such a straight-forward, clean design which really lets the quilts stand out. I mean… that’s what it’s all about right?… quilts… The designs are complete eye-candy… so fun to look at and just ponder. I am impressed by her drawing abilities… so much variation in the curvy/spikey piecing and even appliqué. Way to go Glynis… I can’t wait to see what you come up with next… (no pressure).

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