With so many stunning submissions, it wasn’t easy to choose, but following are the winners for the Electric Quilt + Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) event! To see why it was such a difficult decision, you can view all of the previous posts, including the glorious submissions here. Overall Winner The overall winner is Paco Rich with her perfectly patriotic “Race to the Stars” quilt, as seen above and in the February post!! Paco actually wrote a blog post on her own website about all of her QOV she’s made over the years which includes a pattern for this winning quilt! You can also see different pictures of the quilts she submitted in February, including veterans receiving their much-deserved gorgeous quilts, as part of her blog! Thank you Paco for supporting this incredible foundation and sharing your lovely work! QOVF Winner Christy Herzog’s “Kaleidoscope #3″ quilt is the QOVF’s selected winner! Christy submitted this
Thank you to everyone who participated in June’s design challenge! SO many gorgeous quilts were summitted, be sure to view them all 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): Kelly Sattler Winner 2 (Random Pick): Debbie Fisico Winner 3 (Random Pick): Stella Crutcher A Note from QT Fabrics “What a tough choice – all the submissions are fantastic. We LOVED seeing them all!” – QT Fabrics 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 Morris Meadow by Barbara Brackman for Moda is July’s Fabric of the Month! Download the collection and enter in our design challenge for another chance to win some fabric!
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. Whether you’re a brand new EQ8 user or a seasoned pro, come join in the fun! This month’s block: Rising Star Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Compasses Design ideas to get you started This first design uses a Layout Library quilt from the Medallions–On-Point section. I used the Rising Star block and drew a single star point block to use in some of the clipped triangle spaces. For the second quilt I used a standard horizontal layout and alternated the Rising Star block with a block I drew on the Block Worktable. I used the Rising Star block as a guide so that I could draw the same patches in the
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 Debbie Lovas! Debbie is a longtime EQ user who has designed and sewn many quilts for her family, veterans, and other deserving individuals. “This quilt is the very first quilt I ever made,” says Debbie. “It was for my oldest granddaughter, Ciara, who is now 27. I had a few quilt pattern books and she chose this pattern. What a challenge for a first time quilter. But I managed to do it. I called it, ‘Challenge Your Limits.’ It took me almost a year to make it. I finished in 2011. This is also before I purchased EQ7 and then upgraded to EQ8. “This quilt was designed on EQ8 after I had joined Quilts of Valor. I
Hello and Happy 4th of July! It seems like only yesterday when we started this event, but a fruitful 8 months have passed. Teaming up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) has been a great honor, and hearing from and seeing all of the submitted quilts has been the proverbial icing on the cake! Keeping with that theme, the cherry on top is each of the heartwarming stories and reasons for making these quilts that have been shared! We here at EQ value all of these special quilts, so that is why even though this event is ending (tonight at 11:59 ET), we’re creating a QOV Gallery so pictures of these sewn quilts can continue to be admired by others! They won’t be eligible for prizes, but believe the reward is in presenting and sharing the glorious quilts! (Stay tuned next week for more information about the QOV Gallery in our
This contest is now closed. Winner is announced here. July’s Fabric of the Month is Morris Meadow by Barbara Brackman for Moda! Moda’s latest collection of William Morris’s Arts & Crafts designs reflects his observation of the English meadow ground. The color palette for the meandering florals is inspired by his passion for the shades of natural dyes. Morris Meadow gives you accurate reproductions with Morris’s signature detail for your quilts and decorating projects. A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to one lucky winner! Submit your EQ design featuring Morris Meadow 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
Many optical illusion and 3D quilts can be designed with 60° triangles, which means you can use 60° triangle rulers! Also, if you’re interested in triangle quilts you may also want to check out Design & Discover – Quilts with Triangles! Let’s get started! Click Design a quilt from scratch Click either Horizontal Strip or Vertical Strip. (I’ll be using Vertical Strip.) Click the LAYOUT tab Under Select a strip style choose Points A If you don’t want your triangles to be 60° skip down to step 8. If you want 60° (isometric) triangles for a Strip Quilt: Use this calculator to figure out the width and height you would need. For example, if your strip is 50 inches long, with 10 triangles they would be 5 inches on one side…because 50/10=5. According to the calculator if one side is 5 inches the width needs to be 4.33 inches.In other