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More Poppies!

Posted 03-19-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Susan Wood made her own version of the Congregation of Poppies Quilt and shared it with us. She has been following the Kaleidoscope Collectors lesson of the month and finished this quilt really fast! We are so impressed. You did a beautiful job, Susan! Thank you for sharing. See more of Susan’s projects on her website.

Making the Cover Quilt

Posted 03-17-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Just last week I told you about the Congregation of Poppies Quilt that appeared in the April/May Quilters Newsletter issue designed by Andrea Bishop. I wanted to add that in conjunction with the release of this issue, Andrea decided to show you how the quilt is created in EQ by making the next lesson in the Kaleidoscope Collectors club all about the poppies quilt (which also appears on the cover of the Kaleidoscope Collection package). This will allow you to play with your own colors. If you have EQ5 or EQ6 and the Kaleidoscope Collection, you’ll be able to follow Andrea’s steps to create this beautiful quilt and then you’ll be given the opportunity to play with your own ideas and variations in EQ. Check it out and enjoy!

Cookies from Missouri!

Posted 03-13-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Long time friend and EQ user, Ann Hubbard sent us a tasty treat this week… cookies! Ann called Penny with a tech support question about a week ago and during their conversation Ann mentioned that she would be making cookies that day so maybe she’d send some our way Yum! Even EQ mouse made sure to get his share. Thank you so much for the delicious cookies, Ann! They were a hit.

Andrea Bishop and Margaret Okuley in Quilter's Newsletter

Posted 03-10-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Look who’s been published! We are so excited to share that our “Congregation of Poppies” quilt has been published in the April/May issue of Quilters Newsletter. Designed in EQ by our very own Andrea Bishop and made by Margaret Okuley, the quilt features five beautiful and vibrant kaleidoscope blocks that nearly set the quilt on fire! Pick up a copy of the magazine now and get started on your own Poppy Quilt! Do you like the kaleidoscope blocks Andrea designed for the “Congregation of Poppies quilt”? Find TONS more of her kaleidoscope blocks in her EQ5- and EQ6- compatible program, Kaleidoscope Collections. And if you still want more, join the club… no really! Kaleidoscope Collectors is an online club of kaleidoscope lovers who are taking part in twelve free web lessons designed by Andrea herself. You’ll use EQ5/EQ6 and this Kaleidoscope Collection CD for 12 lessons. Learn to modify a block, try out quilt design variations, draw from

Quiltmaker Volume 6 Sneak Peek

Posted 03-10-2009 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

I’ve been drawing nothing but stencils for the last few weeks. The designs in Volume 6 are sure to be a hit. The majority of them are continuous line! Look for “Quilting Designs: Quiltmaker Volume 6″ this summer.

Designing An Argyle Quilt

Posted 03-06-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

We got a great question on the EQ forum from Carolyn about how to design an Argyle quilt. Between Penny and other forum readers she was able to achieve the design she wanted. To the left is her final design. Here’s how Penny explains how to start your own Argyle quilt: “You can create Diamond blocks by using the quilt style Variable Point, and making the block size any proportion of 1: 1.75. So click QUILT > New Quilt > Variable Point > click the layout tab > choose the number of diamonds you want > make the size any proportion of 1:1.75. Here are some examples: 3″ Width x 5.25″ Height 4″ x 7″ 5″ x 8.75″ 6″ x 10.5″ Once you have an empty layout, you can color with the Paintbrush to create an argyle-like overall plaid.” Carolyn then worked on creating a specific block to achieve the look she

Words of Wisdom

Posted 03-02-2009 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Longtime EQ friend Jean Boyd has been published again! The April issue of Quilter’s World magazine has just published Jean’s project called “Words of Wisdom” so look out for that. “This (Words of Wisdon) is a 3-fold fabric booklet that can hold photographs in little picture pockets. The “words of wisdom” are printed on inkjet printable fabric (I used EQ printables) and then added to the project.” As an EQ Printables expert, she of course used EQ’s fabrics in her project. Jean has been a wonderful supporter of the EQ printable fabrics line and uses them in nearly all her photo projects, teaches classes on how to use them, and of course always has great photo project ideas to share with us! We love hearing what she’s up to. See more photos and read more about “Words of Wisdom” and other great photo projects on her blog. Take a minute to check out her website too.

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