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EQ Academy Recap – 2023

Posted 04-07-2023 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

Another successful EQ Academy in the books! Thank you so much to all who came to Perrysburg, Ohio to take part in this workshop! Our staff got so many compliments during the event and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Shout out to our awesome teachers, especially Lori Miller and Yvonne Menear for providing top-notch education! Scroll down to see more photos of the event. Thank you to our sponsors for the welcome-bag items and fantastic daily giveaways! And thanks to The Sewing Loft for these fun giveaways! We hope to see you all again next spring for EQ Academy 2024! Stay tuned to our blog and/or emails to be notified of dates and enrollment information. In the meantime, check out our online classes!

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – All-Star Book Contributors

Posted 04-04-2023 by Diane | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! In this post, the focus is going to be on some of the EQ users who have their designs in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book (see Prizes below for how to win your own copy of this beautiful book)! Ann Parsons Holte Ann, of Ann Holte quilting, not only has a quilt in the book, but is also one of the four Contributing Authors! Ann says that “she couldn’t do what she does without EQ8″ and “EQ8 is such an important tool for her to write her own patterns.” True to her word, she used EQ8 to help write patterns for her and other quilts in the

Bonfire Batiks – Winners Announced!

Posted 04-03-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who participated in March’s design challenge! Everyone’s creativity continues to blow us away! Winners Three winners were selected randomly. Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Pat Hansen Winner 2: Kayley Walcher Winner 3: Cindi Smith Honorable Mentions Don’t forget to look at all the amazing submissions to this challenge. Here are a few honorable mentions! More Chances to Win Breezeway by Maywood Studio is April’s Fabric of the Month! Download the collection and enter in our design challenge for another chance to win some fabric!

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Breezeway

Posted 04-01-2023 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winners announced here. April’s Fabric of the Month is Breezeway by Maywood Studio! This collection calls to mind those casual and relaxing afternoons spent grilling summertime favorites and chilling with friends. The sun-bleached colors and rhythmic geometric prints are the soothing weekend vibes we crave for summery projects and picnic quilts! Plus, a selection of 6 Shadow Play coordinates (pictured below) are included in the download to complete your design. A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Breezeway 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 the current Fabric of the Month AND comment on at least one other person’s quilt you like by the end of the month. If you’re the first person to submit a quilt, make sure to come back and comment

Design & Discover – Lone Star Quilts

Posted 04-01-2023 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover Favorite Posts

Making a Lone Star quilt in EQ8 is easy! There are a few different options. A Lone Star Block First try checking in the Block Library. Click Libraries > Block Library > 01 Classic Pieced > Lone Stars. There are 29 block options. You can also edit any of these blocks. If you would like to use one of these blocks click on the block and click Add to Sketchbook. Click NEW QUILT > Layout > Horizontal Under NUMBER OF BLOCKS make the quilt 1 x 1 Under FINISHED SIZE OF BLOCKS make the block the size you want your finished quilt to be (minus any border). Click the DESIGN tab > Block Tools > Set Block Click on the block and click on the quilt to set it. Click the Fabric Tools an use the coloring tools to recolor the quilt. Click Add to Project Sketchbook    for any

QuiltCon 2023 Winners

Posted 03-22-2023 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Designers Tradeshow News User Spotlight

We LOVE to see what EQ users create whether it be in a magazine, blog post, social media, anything! One of our favorite places to see EQ users featured is at trade shows. We couldn’t be happier for these EQ users who won awards at QuiltCon 2023!  Nikki Woolsey: Fibonacci’s Cabin for APQ Log Cabin Quilting Challenge “When the design challenge for the modern log cabin was announced for QuiltCon 2023, I went straight to EQ8 to start working with designs. I already had a modified log cabin block that I had been playing with, and EQ8 allowed me to layout over 25 quilts to test ideas and colorways. For the final design, I used the custom layout option so that I could incorporate blocks from 3 to 39 inches in the final design. I even printed foundation patterns directly for the smaller blocks. EQ8 was the design tool that

Lessons with Yvonne–March 19, 2023 Easter Design

Posted 03-19-2023 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I love having a quick and easy Easter design handy for the grandkids.  I don’t always have time to make a quilt, but my EQ8 program will produce an easy outline to help the kids be creative with paints or crayons to color a design I create. Open your EQ8 program and name a new project ‘Easter’ on the opening page. At the top of the screen, click on LIBRARIES>Block Library In the bottom of the library box, click on the word ‘search’ > “by notecard”. When the notecard box opens, type in the word ‘bunny’ and then click on the word ‘search’ at the bottom of the box. The results box will list how many items you have in EQ8 that fit this word.  Click on the OK at the bottom of the box to see the results. Scroll through the search results and click on any one of

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