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Q&A + Book Giveaway with Shannon Arnstein!

Posted 02-25-2024 by Christine | Posted in: Q&A

Contest closed. Winner: Karen Hutchings! Thank you to everyone who participated! In February of 2022, EQ user, Shannon Arnstein was scrolling through Etsy and saw a panel that she couldn’t resist. That panel sparked an idea for a book so Shannon got to sewing. That fall, the book was picked up by Landauer/Fox Chapel publishing company and a year later, “Quilting with Panels and Patchwork” hit the shelves! Shannon says, “This book is for anyone who enjoys making quilts with panels or would like to attempt it. Panels are amazing! They come in every subject and offer great visual impact, but they can be equally intimidating and frustrating. They can be difficult to work with. I help cover some of the pitfalls of panels. They do not come in standard sizes, so often, we don’t know what to do with them. I give fifteen different approaches to using panels in

APQ Spring Quilt Along

Posted 02-22-2024 by Christine | Posted in: Downloads More for EQers

We’re sponsoring the American Patchwork & Quilting Spring Quilt Along! This year’s quilt is called Heart of the Home and it was designed in EQ by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life. If you want to quilt along, get the details on APQ’s website > You can also download the free project file for EQ8 > The EQ8 project includes 29 fabrics from the Strawberry Lemonade collection by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda. APQ even has a Facebook group for those who are quilting along! Join the APQ Quilt Along Facebook Group > You can also follow along with Sherri on her YouTube channel! Happy Quilting!

Stitch & Share EQ Sew-Along: Featuring Diane!

Posted 02-15-2024 by Heidi | Posted in: EQ8 Just Because Sew Alongs Stitch & Share

With the addition of some new employees to our team, we hosted another EQ sewing day in January, so everyone can learn to quilt! Our talented teacher, Jenny, guided us through the process. We’re making a quilt using color schemes chosen through a contest. Each month, we’ll feature one staff member and their block in the quilt. If you’d like to sew along and get more details about the project, check them out here. This month we’re featuring Diane! Diane leads the Customer Service team, is a member of the Marketing team, and does the majority of accounting. She enjoys cultivating relationships with designers and others in the quilting industry and is fantastic at helping wherever and whenever needed elsewhere. Diane is also great at solving problems and figuring out ways to expose the wonderful EQ products to everyone. Diane says, she loves “hearing or reading the excitement in user’s

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Topeka Rose

Posted 02-10-2024 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want you to show us what you can do with the block. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Topeka Rose Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Roses Design ideas to spark your creativity I went with a spring palette and more traditional design for my first quilt. The fabric collection is Kindred by 1canoe2 for Moda. Here’s how to download a manufacturer’s fabrics for use in EQ8. I started by using Serendipity > Frame Block to add a cornerstone frame to the Topeka Rose block. The stars are created in the wide sashing between the blocks. I used the Even Star Sash 1 block from the 10 Sashing > Star Sashing section

Cotton Tails – Winners Announced!

Posted 02-08-2024 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s design challenge! Check out all the wonderful quilt designs we received here! Winners Three winners were selected, one by the QT Fabrics team and the other two were chosen randomly. Congratulations to…. Winner 1 (QT Fabrics’ Pick): Jeanne A Gardner Winner 2 (Random Pick): Janice Berg Winner 3 (Random Pick): Pamela Haley A Note from QT Fabrics “There were so many wonderful, creative designs to consider, choosing one winner was not easy. We looked for a balanced, distinctive design that made good use of the fabrics in the Cotton Tails group. The design by Jeanne A. Gardner fit the bill with an on-point set that focuses attention on the printed rabbit blocks. The background print changes from top to bottom of the quilt add extra interest without detracting from the blocks. Well done, Jeanne! Thank you to all who participated.” – QT Fabrics team Honorable

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Quilting is My Voice

Posted 02-01-2024 by Olivia | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winners are announced here! Welcome back to another EQ Design Challenge! February’s Fabric of the Month is Quilting is My Voice by Scott Flanagan for Northcott! This collection has special meaning for designer Scott Flanagan, who was diagnosed with a permanent vocal cord disorder in 2017. Since then, quilting has literally become his voice as he gains national notoriety in the quilting community and uses this platform as a spokesperson for Dysphonia International to help raise awareness of the disorder and to raise funds for research. As quilters, our projects often express who we are. How has quilting become your voice? A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Quilting is My Voice below…all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter In order to enter for the giveaway you must submit a quilt using

EQ Academy – Meet the Teachers!

Posted 01-25-2024 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

Our next EQ Academy is May 2-4 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now!  View all classes here > In this post, we’d like to introduce you to our wonderful teachers! Lori Miller Lori J. Miller is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher and EQ8 superfan from Oxford, Michigan. Lori offers EQ8 classes that help the student develop confidence to design beautiful blocks and quilts. Sewing since age 11, Lori has deep roots in sewing and quilting traditions that add a unique dimension to her designs. Using EQ for the design process, Lori’s quilts have been exhibited nationally and her fresh designs have been published in numerous magazines. You may know Lori from her Lessons with Lori series right here on the EQ Blog or have taken a class from her at a quilt show! Lori’s Classes: Jenny Novinsky Jenny Novinsky started working at Electric Quilt as a graphic design

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