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EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Color Splash

Posted 10-13-2021 by coop | Posted in: Contests

This contest is closed. Winner: Jan Beckert! October’s Fabric of the Month is Color Splash by Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works from Suite B Fabrics by Island Batik! With so many vibrant colors and playful patterns, this digitally printed collection will inspire endless creativity! A bundle of Color Splash fabrics will be given away to one lucky winner! Submit your EQ design featuring Color Splash below… all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! If you’d like to purchase the fabrics after the contest ends, visit Jackie’s website! To enter Design your own, original quilt in EQ using the Color Splash fabrics then submit an image of it by 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2021. (Instructions for how to submit an image are at the bottom of this post.) Download the free Color Splash fabrics for EQ here. Rules Your EQ Quilt must only use fabrics from the Color Splash collection. If desired, you may only use up to 3 other fabrics

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Linda Franz

Posted 10-12-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Linda Franz! A bit about Linda! Starting in 2001, Linda has been on the leading edge with her self-published books, downloadable books, CDs and DVDs. Inklingo (US Patent 7,814,832) is her proudest achievement. Her love

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Stripes Bordered Inside 4

Posted 10-10-2021 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. Let’s get creative! This month’s block: Stripes Bordered Inside 4 Where to find it: 10 Sashing > Stripes – Bordered The blocks in this section of the library are designed with sashing in mind, but don’t let that stop you from using these versatile blocks in other ways! Design ideas to get you started Wouldn’t this design make an adorable baby quilt? This first quilt is a simple 5 x 5 horizontal layout with the Stripes block set in every space. I used the Symmetry tool to rotate the blocks in this arrangement. The fabrics are from the Harmony collection by Melissa Lee for Riley Blake, which can be found the in the

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Jackie Kunkel

Posted 10-05-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Jackie Kunkel! Tell us a bit about yourself Jackie! I am an avid quilter, teacher, fabric and pattern designer, online class instructor, Quiltworx Certified Instructor, and author who has been quilting for 27 years and

Sew Floral – Winners Announced!

Posted 10-01-2021 by coop | Posted in: Congratulations

So many beautiful quilts were submitted to last month’s design challenge! Check out all the amazing entries we received here! Thanks to all who participated! Winners Two winners were selected randomly! Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Janean L I love this fabric. The fussy cut feature in the design tab made pulling things out of this beautiful fabric a breeze! – Janean L Winner 2: Julia Schweri I thought this fabric would look really neat in a foundation paper pattern I am currently writing. It doesn’t disappoint! – Julia Schweri Thanks again to all who participated in this challenge. If you want another chance to win fabric, look out for October’s design challenge - COMING SOON!

Design & Discover – EasyDraw

Posted 10-01-2021 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

You may think you know EasyDraw but this month we’re going to talk about some tricks that you may not be aware of! First, the main rule of EasyDraw is that all the lines must touch each other or the edges of the block. In the first block the lines do not touch the edges. In the second block lines are added. In EasyDraw think of your lines as pieced seams. You couldn’t piece the first block, so you can’t draw it that way in EasyDraw either! For our first block we’ll draw a Mariner’s Compass block.  Let’s start with a circle. Click Block Worktable Click NEW BLOCK > Pieced > EasyDraw On the Graph Pad make your block Width and Height: 10 x 10 Make your Snaps Horizontal and Snaps Vertical: 50 x 50 Under Snapping Options turn Snap to Grid Points on Worktable ON Click the Arc tool

EQ Pearls of Wisdom – Alyce Blyth

Posted 09-28-2021 by coop | Posted in: EQ Pearls of Wisdom

The Electric Quilt Company is 30! The Electric Quilt Company’s Story – How It All Began We’re celebrating 30 years! Since the pearl is the traditional symbol for 30 years, we’re sharing EQ Pearls of Wisdom from our friends! See all Pearls of Wisdom posts. We hope you enjoy the tips and tricks you learn along the way and discover some new quilters or catch up with your favorites! Also, we’d love to hear about YOUR journey with EQ so feel free to tell us your story in the comments on any post! A big THANK YOU to all our customers for your support over the years. We’re looking forward to many more!  This week’s featured friend: Alyce Blyth! Tell us a bit about yourself Alyce! I started quilting 10 years ago this year, when my husband had seen me reading a lot about quilting (with the plan to make my two

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