We are so excited to finally be unveiling the newly designed Electric Quilt website! EQ Webmaster Andrea Bishop and EQ Designer Sara Seuberling worked together to complete the project. The goal was to make the site more organized for our users and for those of you who are unfamiliar with EQ. Go take a look around! We hope you enjoy the new site as much as we do.
A long time EQ user, Linda Erickson, was chosen as the Featured Quilter on the new Arizona Quilters website – a website that promotes quilting in Arizona. She has an interesting story as to how she got started quilting and credits many friends and tools along the way. We wanted to share a bit of her featured spot and her beautiful quilt gallery with all of you: “Being a very pragmatic individual, I taught myself to piece and quilt using a self-instruction book purchased at WalMart. After trying hand piecing and hand quilting, I deciding that machine work was just the thing for me. I joined the New Mexico Quilters’ Association and was inspired by its speakers and instructors to try bigger and better things and was surprised to start winning ribbons at the annual NM State Fair and NMQA shows. I became heavily involved with the Albuquerque Biennial Fiber Arts
Carol Miller from www.quiltuniversity.com wrote in to tell us Fran Gonzalez has some upcoming classes. If you’re interested in signing up for an online class through them, hurry, Fran’s classes fill fast. Here is a list of upcoming class dates: EQ6 Sampler – March 20 EQ6 Building Blocks – March 6 EQ6 Advanced Layouts – April 17 These are all taught by Fran Gonzalez and are in order of difficulty.
Susan Purney Mark and Daphne Greig are releasing a new book, Simple Stained Glass Quilts (published by Krause Publications). Their technique is awesome. All you need is fusible web and some sharp scissors. They were gracious enough to let me show some of this technique on www.qnntv.com once. The stained glass looks really cool when you put it on top of Printable fabric.
Long-time EQ-user, Pat Tribbey, wrote in to tell us of her epiphany. She moves images from EQ to her IPod Touch and takes the IPod to the fabric store! Not only does she save paper, but going from computer screen to IPod screen, she doesn’t have to deal with the way printers and monitors are calibrated. Pretty cool! Thanks Pat! Read the whole story on Pat’s blog.
There’s only one day left in the “Who’s Your Mama” Contest so get your entries in now! Correct answers will be put in a hat and drawn at random to win $50 in EQ Products! Click here to view the photo and learn more about how to enter. Emails must be received by 9am Eastern January 28, 2009 to be considered. GOOD LUCK!