Back in April we announced a contest in celebration of the 20th Edition of Stash! Well, we have our winner… Congratulations and THANK YOU to Judy Best for having collected every single STASH CD over the past several years! We contacted Judy to tell her that her free STASH Spring ’09 was in the mail and she replied with a very sweet message and “confession” of sorts: “It’s now official, I’m addicted to EQ and all of it’s related products. I’m sure there are many others as well, they were just afraid to admit it. I can remember when I first started looking for a quilting program, I researched all that were available and finally decided on EQ (the first version) and I believe I made the right decision. The program has continued to grow and improve and I often wonder how I made quilts before EQ, you know the days
We took this adorable Paper Doll Tote bag to Market in Pittsburgh and offered the pattern and instructions to our retailers so that they can pass it on to you! Check with your retailer to find out if they have the pattern or if they are hosting a class on the project. If not, let them know they can get the pattern from us so they can pass it on to you!
Write an EQ-Haiku – you may win a prize. We’ll choose our favorite 5 haiku. Each of the 5 winners will receive a free Quilting Designs CD of their choice. And we’ll print all the haiku in our next newsletter. What is a haiku? It’s an unrhymed verse most commonly with three short lines: Line 1 – 5 syllables Line 2 – 7 syllables Line 3 – 5 syllables The challenge of Haiku is to convey meaning and imagery in such a short form. Possible subjects of EQ-Haiku: quilts, EQ, software, computers, sewing. A sample EQ-Haiku from EQ the Mouse: Penny’s desk my home Her monitor my window EQ quilts await Enter as many EQ-Haiku as you’d like. Send your EQ-Haiku to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline: June 19th. So do it now! “Speaking of haiku… we got the idea from Do You EQ? Artist Gyleen Fitzgerald who runs haiku contests all
We saw Gyleen Fitzgerald at Quilt Market this month. She showed us her new, spectacularly-photographed book called “Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings.” And guess what? All 10 quilts were drafted with EQ6! Here’s what Gyleen says: “How do I begin to describe this book? Let’s start with beautiful color photography of finished quilts in a garden setting. Oh, did I mention I started with “unfinished” vintage tops and blocks and added only new fabric from my stash to finish each one? Then as if that weren’t enough, Quilts features old black and white photographs of everyday people celebrating life. It gives you the feeling that you’re holding a scrapbook of memorabilia. And then there are the letter which could have been penned in the 1930s’ which reflect life and making quilts. Whew! That’s just the first section. In Quilts, I openly discuss how each quilt was designed and finished,
Amy Butler is celebrating the launch of her Amy Butler’s Softwares CD! She’s started a contest on her website. Create ANY project using Amy’s Midwest Modern fabric line. Submit a photo of your project to them to be considered. Entries will be accepted June 1st through September 15th. Read more about this contest in the flyer below. See larger version here.
We recently had some EQ6 designed quilt entries to our Quilt Gallery that incorporated printable fabrics. We thought we’d share them with you here as well! The image to the left is the project in EQ and the image to the right is the completed quilt in fabric and printable fabric with photos. Make sure to check out the Quilt Gallery from time to time to see what other EQers are creating. Trimpi Land Designed by: Cyndy Ward, Piecing & Appliqué:Robin Caruso & Cyndy Ward, Quilting: Cyndy Ward Signature Quilt by Jane Turgeon