If anyone has fabric of the month suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. When we don’t hear what you want, we go with employee picks like purple for Sara Woodward, Erin McMorris fabrics for Penny McMorris, or Andrea’s infamous “Random Farm Animals” episode when she really couldn’t think of what to put on the website. The fabrics of the month you’d get in 6 months of downloads are less than 10% of the fabrics you’d receive from just one edition of Stash. We’re scanning away here at EQ for the next edition. Look for our twentieth edition of Stash coming in May/June. Don’t forget to download the new “Black & White & Red” Allover group we just put up on the website.
For those of you doing the online EQ5/EQ6 lessons for Kaleidoscope Collection, the next lesson is up and ready! This month we’re drawing alternate blocks. I hope you have fun! -Andrea p.s. I bought my border fabric and batting this weekend for the “mystery side sewing project.” I can’t wait to see/read your reactions once the mystery is revealed. I hope a lot of you have chosen to sew along.
Carmi Cimicata emailed us her latest EQ Printable creation… how cool is this necklace!? “I have had the idea for this necklace rumbling about my head for weeks and decided it was time to just make one. Ever since I saw a fabric bracelet in Sherri Habb’s book I knew that sooner or later I would have something made from fibers too.” She printed photos on EQ Fabric and then she sewed them to a dozen tiny pockets stuffed with batting. The final product is so eclectic and cool. Visit her website to read about how she made this necklace in more detail. Thank you for sharing, Carmi!
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.
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!
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.
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