When we were in Houston we got to meet two women, Marcea Owen and Janice Liljenquist, who own Abbey Lane Quilts. They came to see us at Sample Spree and with much excitement told us all about how much they love EQ6 (so flattered) and about how their business with works with EQ6 and we were very impressed! Marcea and Janice are quilt designers who create all of their quilts in the EQ program. They’ve been quilting together for 15 years and just a year ago decided to establish Abby Lane Quilts. Their business designs quilts for people and fabric designers all over the country. They sell their original patterns and projects in their online store. They work together to create these designs in EQ6 and the craziest part is that they don’t even live in the same town! Marcea and Janice live in Florida and Texas but transfer their EQ6 files via email to colaberate
Well, I just started drawing the designs for Volume 6. They deserve a “super cool” Andrea rating. I can’t believe how many are continuous line in there! It’s around 70%. For all of you who have wanted continuous line quilting stencils, Volume 6 won’t disappoint. It will be ready this Spring in time for Quilt Market.
The Guild in the Granary- A Granary Guild Novel by Alma Lynn Thompson, Janis Biggs, Diana Forrester, and Mary Clark. In November we received a note and this book from long time EQ user Mary Clark of Always in Stitches quilt shop in Grove City, Ohio. She and her friends, and contributing authors, wrote a fun and poignant mystery based on their quilt shop Always in Stitches that any quilter would enjoy! The coolest part for us… WE MADE THE BOOK! On pages 125 and 126, character Jamie calls her mother to announce she’s been offered a job at The Electric Quilt Company! We are so flattered to be mentioned. More about the book Quilting is a very strong metaphor for life and has provided women with community; an avenue for creativity and service for centuries. Nothing has changed and the women who quilt in Always in Stitches are as diverse
I talked with our shipping manager about UPS and getting gifts in time to still wrap them. Here’s what we came up with… if any of you are letting Santa know what’s on your wishlist. In order for packages to arrive via UPS by December 24th in the continental US: Order by December 15th for standard UPS delivery. Order by December 19th at noon** for UPS 3 Day delivery. Order by December 22nd at noon** for UPS 2nd Day Air delivery. Order by December 23rd at noon** for UPS Next Day delivery. For any of the ones with the stars **, call 1-800-356-4219 to confirm we received it if you’re really close to noon. That way we won’t miss one. Best wishes, The EQ team
Michele Scott is a long time EQ user and multi-published quilt designer. She sent us a heads up about her EQ6 designed quilt called Parisian Snowflake pattern to be featured in McCall’s Quilting January 2009 issue and we just loved the quilt! It’s so pretty isn’t it? The kit for this pattern is also available from The Peaceful Quilter website. It’s such a fun design to get started on for the cold season ahead! Thanks for the heads up Michele and we hope you continue sharing your EQ6 designs with us. Parisian Quilt Designed and Machine Quilted by Michele Scott Made by Elinore Locke Finished Quilt Size 43 3/4″ x 68 1/2″ Fabrics from the Poodles Noel collection by Yolanda Fundora for Lyndhurst Studio
Carmi Cimicata of, Carmi’s Art/Life World, has a blog that caught our eye! Her fun, vintage fabric cards are so pretty. She prints her images onto our printable inkjet fabric sheets and then sews her fabric to a card. The series that caught our attention was one of woman wearing vintage style hats. So gorgeous. “I print much of my vintage imagery on cotton. This way I can add some batting if I want to create some dimension when I sew it to a card. Printing on cotton is almost as good as printing on paper now. They add something to the fabric which creates a nice surface for the ink to sit on. My ink jet fabric sheets are from The Electric Quilt Company. I have tried them all…and this is the best.” ~Carmi Thank you for the kind words Carmi! Beautiful projects.
Judy Butcher, of Virtual Quilter has a really cool blog where she designs and posts a new EQ quilt everyday! Her designs are all so different and fun but the best part is that she makes the EQ6 projects available for you to download and edit yourself! Check out her blog and read up on how she designs in EQ6. This post is my favorite, it’s called, Electric Quilt Dozen Sampler Quilt. Judy challenged herself to make some limitations on a quilt design but still produce a beautiful quilt. Here’s a little bit of what she did but check out the full post on her blog. “But what if I limit myself to designing quilts with blocks from the Electric Quilt library. What if I set some limits, because I can not spend all day every day for the rest of my life doing this. Remember, I have all of