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EQ Academy: Meet Cheryl Brickey

Posted 09-10-2022 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ8

Our next EQ Academy is Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! View the full class catalog here > In this post, we’d like to introduce you to one of our teachers, Cheryl Brickey! Cheryl was part of our EQ Academy faculty a few years ago, and we’re so excited to have her back in Ohio this fall. Keep reading to learn more about Cheryl! Cheryl’s Classes at EQ Academy Cheryl is teaching three different classes this fall. Join Cheryl for one of these fun EQ8 classes! Click on a class below for more info. Tell us a bit about yourself Cheryl! Hi, I’m Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. I am a chemical engineer and live in South Carolina with my husband, two kids, and three crazy cats. I enjoy all aspects of quilting, especially designing quilt patterns and quilt math. I created

Island Vibes II – Winners Announced!

Posted 09-06-2022 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thanks to everyone who submitted to August’s design challenge! Everyone had such beautiful designs! Check out all the amazing entries we received here. Winners Two winners were selected, one by Linda J. Hahn and the other was selected randomly. Congratulations to…. Winner 1 (Linda J. Hahn’s Pick): Carolyn Tuller “This quilt is a one block wonder set on a specialty layout.” - Carolyn Tuller Winner 2 (Random Pick): Deni Dickler “Batik fabric is so much fun. I decided to combine the bright jewel-toned fabrics with some of my favorite (and simple) log cabin variations. I enjoy playing around with geometric shapes to create new designs.” - Deni Dickler Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out September’s design challenge!

Design & Discover – Tumbler Quilts

Posted 09-01-2022 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

This month we’re designing a few different variations of tumbler quilts. Tumbler quilts are one type of One Patch quilts. Here is a lesson about One Patch quilts if you’re interested in learning about the other types, as well! Click NEW QUILT > One Patch Click the LAYOUT tab Under Patch Style choose Tumblers You can also adjust the NUMBER OF UNITS and the FINISHED SIZE OF UNITS Click the DESIGN tab > Fabric Tools and color your quilt as desired. Be sure to check out the Paintbrush Subtools. When you are done, click Add to Project Sketchbook  . If the project is unnamed EQ8 will prompt you to do so. (To be saved, your item needs to be in the Sketchbook AND your project needs to be named. Here is more information.) You can make the quilt look different  just by the way you color it. This is the same layout as

Do You EQ Too? – Claire Marks

Posted 09-01-2022 by Olivia | Posted in: Do You EQ Too

Welcome to our blog series, Do You EQ Too? Each month, we will spotlight a different EQ user and their quilts! If you haven’t already, you can read our introduction post here. This month we are spotlighting Claire Marks! We recently saw Claire’s beautiful quilts featured at AQS Quilt Week – Grand Rapids and knew we had to share them with you! Claire designs, competes, and sells her own patterns that are designed using EQ7 and EQ8. “I started quilting in 2012 and in 2015, my husband gifted me EQ7 and it changed my life radically,” says Claire. “Before EQ7 I struggled with finding patterns and color schemes that really spoke to me. My first quilt I made using EQ7 was called Breathless Beauty because it really did take my breath away. I had finally made the quilt that had only been in my imagination. Over time I have developed a distinct style and

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Color Play

Posted 09-01-2022 by Olivia | Posted in: Contests

September’s Fabric of the Month is Color Play by Patti Carey of Patti’s Patchwork for Northcott, and wow are we excited to share it with you! Patti Carey partnered with Northcott’s Deborah Edwards on this “learn to quilt” collection. Deborah’s rainbow giant dahlia 24″ medallion was the inspiration for the other motifs. Each of the 6 unique “quilt block” motifs was chosen to learn/practice a particular free-motion quilting skill or technique that Patti teaches in her popular FMQ workshops. Large-scale 7″ motifs complement the dahlia in the panel, and smaller-scale 5″ versions are shown in the running-yardage coordinate. A wavy stripe panel, rainbow ombre and rainbow stripe inspire quilters to play with these unique fabrics. Large and small polka dots as well as tonal dots round out this happy collection and create lots of options for bright colorful quilts and projects. Plus, a selection of 10 complimentary Toscana prints (pictured below) are included

Stitchy – Winners Announced!

Posted 08-10-2022 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thanks to everyone who submitted to July’s design challenge! We loved seeing all your colorful creations! Check out all the amazing entries we received here. Winners Two winners were selected, one by Christa Watson and the other by Benartex! Congratulations to…. Winner 1 (Christa Watson’s Pick): Kristy “My fave was from “Kristy” – the one with the sewing machine. I really like how it played up the “Stitchy” theme.” – Christa Watson Winner 2 (Benartex Pick): Patti Bourland “So many great designs, it was very difficult to chose just one. We love the design by Patti Bourland, and appreciated how supportive she was in her comments on the other submissions!” -Benartex Team Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you’re looking for another chance to win fabric, check out August’s design challenge!

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Around the World

Posted 08-10-2022 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! 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. If you’re a brand new EQ8 user, I hope you’ll join in the fun! This monthly series is great motivation to dig into the software and practice your new EQ8 skills. And if you’ve been using EQ8 for a while, I hope these posts will inspire you to try something new! This month’s block: Around the World Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Drunkard’s Path Design ideas to get you started I used quilts from the Layout Library for both of my designs this month. This first quilt is the On-Point Medallions – 18 layout. I used the Around the World block and the first simple Drunkard’s Path block in the

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