Thank you to everyone who participated in last month’s design challenge. Leather and Lace and Amazing Grace is a very special collection, and we were so moved to see all your designs and read the stories you so graciously shared. Designer Cathe Holden also expressed her sincere appreciation: “My sincerest thanks to all who participated in the EQ Design Challenge featuring my ‘Leather & Lace and Amazing Grace’ collection. The entries were beautiful and touching and quite difficult to choose only 3. Reading through the descriptions and responses, I was so moved. My condolences to all who lost a precious one to cancer, and my hope for healing for all going through treatment and to those living with the difficult effects that follow.” – Cathe Holden Winners Three winners were selected, each chosen by Cathe Holden. Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Amberlie Beenfield “As I spent time viewing all the very beautiful submissions,
Leather and Lace and Amazing Grace – Winners Announced!
Posted 11-08-2022 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations
Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor team up!
Posted 11-04-2022 by Diane | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®
Today we are announcing the start of an 8-month collaboration with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF), and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve designed a Quilt of Valor® in Electric Quilt software, we’d love to see pictures of that design and the sewn quilt! From now until July 4, 2023, we’re asking for pictures of your finished Quilt of Valor® (QOV) and an image of the accompanying design you made in EQ software to help us highlight this great organization! We want to know why you made the quilt, including if it was for a specific veteran.* If the picture of the finished QOV features the deserving veteran, that’s even better because we also want to show our appreciation to all those who have served our country! Your submission will automatically enter you to win some fabulous prizes (see Prizes below)! Quilts of Valor® If you’re not familiar with QOV, you’ve got plenty
Do You EQ Too? – Ann Doty
Posted 11-02-2022 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 Ann Doty! Ann shared one of her photo quilts with us, and we were so blown away we knew we had to see more! She has designed countless quilts featuring photos of family, nature, road trip adventures, and more! To incorporate her photos into her quilts, she used EQ Inkjet Fabric Sheets to print the photos onto fabric. “Until I found EQ I designed these on graph paper, says Ann. “Didn’t even realize my wonderful photo paper came from you! Now I am loving this method! I have made many photo quilts starting with this Blueberry Quilt (fabric and appliqué) with photos of who eats them (including our granddaughter).” By incorporating photos into her quilts, Ann is able
EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Stars and Stripes 10th Anniversary
November’s Fabric of the Month is Stars and Stripes 10th Anniversary by Linda Ludovico & Deborah Edwards for Northcott! As Veteran’s Day is this month, it is only right to feature this wonderful collection, which was originally created in support of Quilts of Valor. You’ll have endless fun designing with this classic palette of red, cream, and blue, which is complimented by American stamps, icons, flags, and more! A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Stars and Stripes 10th Anniversary 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 on someone else’s quilt before
Design & Discover – Ombré Fabrics
Posted 11-01-2022 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover
Working with ombré fabrics in EQ8 may be a little tricky if you don’t understand how images are cropped, repeated (or tiled), and displayed in EQ8. With most fabrics we recommend cropping to the repeat or not more than about 7 inches. Below is a fabric that doesn’t have a repeat so was cropped at a inconspicuous spot. Even when you see where the fabric tiles it isn’t very obvious. (Click on the image to make it larger.) When you place the fabric in a block you can’t see the tilling at all, and even if you did it would be easy to get rid of with a little fussy cutting. But, because of the way ombré fabrics are designed, those techniques don’t work very well. If you imported this fabric (Peony by Jennifer Sampou)… Cropped it to 7 inches and added it to a block, it would look like
Going to Houston? Come See Us!
Posted 10-14-2022 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Company News EQ Company News Tradeshow News
EQ is vending at Houston Quilt Festival! We couldn’t be more excited to show quilters what they can accomplish with EQ8 software. We’ll also be demoing BlockBase+ and EQ Printables inkjet fabric, plus all our popular products will be for sale at great deals! Help us out! When we are explaining our products to quilters, we try to mention all the benefits and show them a demo of how to use it. Do you have a favorite feature or a must-know fact about an EQ product? Share your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll use your feedback at the show! GIVEAWAY: On November 1, we’ll randomly select one person from those who commented and he/she will win a Stash or Boutique block add-on of their choice! Giveaway closed. Winner: Marie! Going to Houston? If you’ll be at Festival, stop by booth #1226 and say hi! You can enter to win daily
EQ8 Block Spotlight: Hearts & Sunflowers
Posted 10-10-2022 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. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Hearts & Sunflowers Where to find it: 04 Classic Applique > Eight Elements Design ideas to get you started My first quilt uses a simple on-point layout. I made a wider sashing and used a block from the 10 Sashing > Star Sashing section of the library to create the stars at the cornerstones. I also copied one of the hearts from the Hearts & Sunflowers block to make a single-heart block to set in the cornerstones. This next design was created by using the WreathMaker feature multiple times on different elements of the