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1/4 of the EQ staff is pregnant

Posted 05-08-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

Is it our water? Three staff members are pregnant with four babies on the way: Sara Woodward, Sara Seuberling (pictured on right – due in July) and Heidi Kory (pictured on left – due tomorrow). Who’s having twins?

Did you see these quilts in Paducah?

Posted 05-07-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

Marla Whalen wrote to share her exciting news: Two of my quilts, both designed in EQ, will be in the Paducah AQS show! If that first one looks familiar…that’s because it’s my design included in the EQ6 User Manual! [p.231]

STASHtimation Contest

Posted 05-07-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

There are only a few more weeks to enter our STASHtimation Contest. It’s your chance to win a new STASH. Our hard-working staff have scanned their hearts out month after month (for 18 editions) to produce this CD packed with fabric. CONTEST: Guess how many fabrics, total, we’ve scanned for STASH (for all versions together from Fall 1999 through Spring 2008). The eighteen people who guess closest (but not over) will win a free copy of STASH Spring 2008 (retail value: $24.95). To submit your answer, send an email before June 1, 2008 to: To: Subject: ##### (only put the number of fabrics you guess) Message: Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and number of fabrics again. Enter as many times as you like. Eighteen different winners will be chosen from the closest answers. Contest ends June 1, 2008.

Welcome to the NEW EQ Blog

Posted 05-07-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

We revamped the EQ blog a bit. Now you can find posts according to categories and even subscribe to RSS feeds (waaayyy at the bottom). We hope you like the improvements. Best wishes, Andrea @ EQ

Simulate Yo-Yo’s

Posted 01-22-2008 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Uncategorized

Here’s a way to simulate yo-yo’s visually in EQ6: 1. WORKTABLE > Work on Block. 2. BLOCK > New Block > EasyDraw Block. 3. Snap to Grid and Snap to Node ON. 4. Draw this: 5. Add it to the Sketchbook. 6. WORKTABLE > Work on Quilt. 7. Set Block tool. Set the block in the space you want. 8. If you want it in a border, try setting it to Tile Squares and increase the number of blocks in the border until you get the yo-yo diameter: 9. If the number doesn’t go as high as you need it to, go to QUILT > Options and change this number: 10. Then right-click on the quilt on layer 1 and uncheck the outline options to see what the finished quilt would look like: Use your normal method of construction for the yo-yo’s. This technique is purely for a visual idea

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