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Kaleidoscope Collectors – Lesson 3

Posted 12-26-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

The next lesson for Kaleidoscope Collectors is ready: Foundation Fundamentals Part 1 This month we’re going to be drawing inside one wedge. Next month, I will show you my tricks for duplicating the wedge around into the other 7 spots. Have fun! Don’t forget to vote for what comes next after this 2-parter! -Andrea

Post 24th Shipping Schedule

Posted 12-24-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

For anyone placing orders this week/weekend. Here’s the shipping schedule after Christmas. Wed, Dec. 24 – Normal UPS deliveries. No UPS pickups. Thurs, Dec. 25 – Office closed, No UPS pickups or deliveries. Mon, Dec. 29 – normal Tues, Dec. 30 – normal, 2nd day packages will arrive Jan. 2 Wed, Dec. 31 – Normal UPS deliveries. No UPS pickups. Thurs, Jan.1 – Office closed, No UPS pickups or deliveries. Fri, Jan. 2 – back to normal

EQ Printable Ornaments

Posted 12-24-2008 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Carol Skrube, from Sheboygan, WI, makes these cute ornaments and holiday momentos for her kids using the EQ Printable Farbics. She writes, “Last Christmas I made snowman ornaments using Debbie Mumm clip art and my family and friends photos. For Easter I used bunnies I had done in EQ and their photos. I use the fabric for labels that I design in EQ and I especially like the cotton lawn, it is so nice to sew in.” We just love how perfect those baby cheeks are on the snow man!

Happy Holidays From the EQ Babies!

Posted 12-23-2008 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

We couldn’t help ourselves… spreading a little Holiday Cheer from the 5 adorable EQ kids Aidan, Derek, Ben, Aly, and Ellie. Enjoy

EQ6 – Rated "E" for Everyone!

Posted 12-22-2008 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Meet Mairi, Nora, and their mom Sara. Long time EQ user Sara introduced quilting to her daughters who have been having a GREAT time designing their own quilts and now they want to share them with the world! This is such a fun moment between mother and daughters and we really enjoying seeing the different generations and age groups passing on their love for quilting. Plus, it just goes to show you how user friendly EQ6 really is! Now, granted these girls are extra smart and have creativity on their side… but if they can do it then so an you! Great job Mairi and Nora. Your quilts are beautiful! Sara won 3rd place in the “EQ the Mouse Hunt” contest. And of course, that was also a mother-daughter activity. Together they surfed the EQ website looking for EQ the Mouse and wrote down each page they found him. I’m

Another Great DE Book Review

Posted 12-22-2008 by Sarah | Posted in: Uncategorized

Marie Johansen wrote a wonderful book review on Digital Essentials and we wanted to share. Heres just a bit of what she had to say… “How do I make a photograph the ‘right’ size & pixels for entering in this or that show? How can I enrich or distort my photograph if I want to? So many questions always seem to come up when I want to do something specific to a photograph. Although I have quite a few books about using PhotoShop Elements, “Digital Essentials” is the book that will answer all of these questions & so very many more in a very user friendly way!” Visit her blog to read the full review!

PatchDraw tip

Posted 12-18-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

One of my favorite tricks in PatchDraw for sizing a design is using the CTRL key. 1. Go get any appliqué block from the library. 2. Edit it out of the Sketchbook to the worktable. 3. On the Applique tab, press CTRL+A to select all. (You need something selected for this to work.) 4. Hold down the CTRL key as you move a corner handle in or out. Watch the selected patches as you do this. : )

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